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December 9th

Child-free shopping? College group can make it happen

December 9, 2010

Parents of small children who want to get some Christmas shopping done without having to tote their tykes around may have a way out of their dilemma Saturday — Howard College will babysit your little one.
And you'll be supporting a good cause, to boot.

The college's Student Government Association will offer the event, called “A Night Without Your Little Smiles,” from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. Cost is $25 per child, said Marcia McNew, SGA advisior at HC.

Local group looking for laughs — literally

December 9, 2010

Local comedy troupe Goondock Saints will be holding auditions Saturday at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater in preparation for an Austin performance slated for late January.

According to troupe spokesman Clay Vickers, the local comedy group is slated to perform at The Hideout Theater in Austin on Jan. 28, but the company of comedians is in need of other funny men and women to help round out the show.

Leading the charge: Adams’ strong start driving force for Steers this season

December 9, 2010

Big Spring guard Luke Adams wasn’t fully aware how big his performance against Odessa Permian was on Nov. 19. Forty-two points was far from where he thought he finished.

“I really didn’t,” the senior said. “That’s the crazy thing about it. I didn’t even know how many. I probably thought I had 20, maybe 25.
“I guess when you’re playing to win, you don’t really care about points. You just care what’s on that scoreboard.”

Maybe it’s that mindset that has opponents taking notice of Adams.

Helen Sanders

December 9, 2010

Helen Sanders, 90, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.

Eulalio Rodriguez

December 9, 2010

Eulalio B. Rodriguez, 74, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.

Peggy Creech

December 9, 2010

Peggy Creech, 76, of Stanton died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at First Baptist Church of Stanton with the Rev. David Harp, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Roger Burch

December 9, 2010

Rodger Burch, 61, of Stanton died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Monte Kries officiating. Family and friends are invited to the fellowship hall afterwards.

December 8th

Should Santa Claus leave a lump of coal in your stocking this Christmas?

December 8, 2010

Charter review committee to recommend term limit election

December 8, 2010

The city of Big Spring's charter review committee may not be able to agree whether term limits, initiatives and referendums are a good idea for the municipality, but the board was unanimously in favor of putting the issue before Crossroads voters during Tuesday night's meeting.

The committee voted unanimously to submit ballot language for term limits for the city council to consider Tuesday, as well as open discussions concerning initiatives and referendums during the same meeting, with a vote on the issue not being taken until the first meeting in January.

Drive-Through Nativity begins Friday

December 8, 2010

For the 24th consecutive year, First Church of the Nazarene will give visitors a step-by-step account of the birth, life and death of Jesus — all from the comfort of their automobiles.

FCN's annual Drive-Through Nativity, which annually draws thousands of visitors from across West Texas, will be held Friday through Sunday at the church, located at 1400 Lancaster.

Event times are from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each night. Admission is free, although donations (which go toward future Nativity expenses) will be accepted, said C.J. Ward, church secretary.

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