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January 26th, 2011

Friends 'turned loose' to raise funds

January 26, 2011

The Friends of the State Park are about “to be turned loose” to officially raise funds for a new nature center at the park.

For more than a year, the group has been advocating the construction of a combination nature/visitor center at the state park, an addition they believe would draw more visitors to this area.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 26, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• KRYSTAL MARIE SERVANTES, 22, of 1503 Lexington, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license when unlicensed, failure to appear, failure to provide a safety deat system for a child and a warrant from another agency.
• CLARA RAMIREZ RANGEL, 36, of 1902 S. Johnson, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license invalid/suspended with a previous conviction.

Dunn case: Memphis lead invalid

January 26, 2011

COLORADO CITY — Investigators working on the disappearance of 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn confirmed an recent out-of-state lead in the case was invalid, as the search for the girl continues into its fourth week.

According to Pete Kampfer, city manager and media liaison for the search, investigators were looking into a possible lead in the case in Memphis, Tenn. However, Kampfer confirmed this week the lead was determined to be invalid.

Donald Gene Nash

January 26, 2011

Donald Gene “Don” Nash, 60, of Big Spring died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Don Snipes officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.

Jeffrey Matthies

January 26, 2011

Jeffrey Lynn Matthies, 38, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Rev. D.G. McCoury officiating. Graveside services will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Sharon Ann White

January 26, 2011

Sharon Ann White, 64, of Big Spring died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at the Salvation Army with Captain Russ Keeney officiating. Interment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.

James 'Bill' Allgood

January 26, 2011

James Bannister "Bill" Allgood, 88, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Lucy Knox

January 26, 2011

Lucy Knox, 95, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, in a local hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

No. 9 Sands boys stun No. 10 Grady

January 26, 2011

LENORAH — Grady did its best to deliver the knockout punch to Sands in a matchup of two top 10 teams.

It was the Mustangs, however, who delivered the final blow.
In a wild back and forth contest, No. 9 Sands upended No. 10 Grady 48-47 Tuesday at Wildcat Gym in Lenorah in District 8A, Division II action.

Both teams are playoff bound, but the win gives Sands the easier path to the district championship, especially since the Mustangs beat Grady at home earlier this season.

Area basketball: BSHS girls pick up win

January 26, 2011

MONAHANS — Cerbi Ritchey’s 20 points powered the Big Spring Lady Steers past Monahans 55-43 in non-district action.
Throughout District 5-3A play, the Lady Steers had been in a shooting slump, but with the win over Snyder Friday and Monday’s win over Monahans, Big Spring seems headed in the right direction with Abilene Wylie on tap at home.
Diamond Mayes chipped in 10 points while Mackenzie Stone hit two 3-pointers. The gave Big Spring its 17th of the season.

Big Spring 55, Monahans 43
Big Spring 16 15 11 12 - 55
Monahans 7 10 12 14 – 43

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