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October 9th, 2014

Workforce helps inmates do good while doing time

October 9, 2014

Credit should always be given where credit is due. No one deserves that more than the five men who work without pay or any guaranteed time off their sentence to keep Big Spring and its surrounding areas humming along. Often erroneously misidentified with the Federal Correctional Institute, these five men work for the Howard County Sheriff’s Workforce.

“They do everything around town,” said HCSW Sgt. John Spence who laments that they don’t get the credit they deserve for all the hard work they do.

Murphys named family of the year

October 9, 2014

Every year for the past 20 years, the Samaritan Counseling Center asks community leaders, church leaders, past honorees and others for nominations to honor families, “Who are not perfect, but whose life trajectory reflects the values and traits Samaritan Counseling Center strives to espouse and teach every day.”

Based on the nomination forms and returned information, families in the four counties that have SCC offices; Ector, Andrews, Midland and Howard, a committee decides who best meets the criteria.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

October 8th

Two suffer from stab wounds

October 8, 2014

Big Spring police were dispatched to Scenic Mountain Medical Center early this morning to a report of two women suffering stab wounds.

For the entire article, pick up a copy of the Herald.

SMMC CEO resigns

October 8, 2014

Larry Rodgers, who has served as chief executive officer of Scenic Mountain Medical Center for nearly five years, will resign Oct. 10 to accept the role of CEO at College Station Medical C enter, a 167-bed hospital in College Station, Texas.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the article.

Sandy Betus

October 8, 2014

Sandy Betus, 78, of Big Spring, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in a Midland, Texas, hospital. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Rick Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born Feb. 10, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pa., and married Beth Burcham July 10, 1999, in Sand Springs, Texas.

October 7th

Symphony kickoff set Thursday

October 7, 2014

There is still time to get tickets to the kickoff show for the Big Spring Symphony's 2014-2015 season, set for Thursday at the Hotel Settles.
The event — “Come to the Masqurade” — begins with a reception at 6 p.m. Following dinner, the Big Spring Junior High School Choir, directed by Tara Trowbridge, will perform, along with the Howard College Jazz Band, directed by Dan Kiley.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the entire article.

Harold L. Woods

October 7, 2014

Harold L. Woods died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at his home in Sand Springs, Texas. No services are planned.
Harold was born on April 6, 1923 in Sulphur Springs,Texas. After completion of his World War II military service, he married Faye Akard in Lubbock, Texas. Harold and his family moved to Big Spring in 1949 where he worked as a civil service carpenter at the former Webb Air Force Base and as a barber on the weekends. He retired in 1985 from Sid Richardson Carbon Company.

Valentine (Val) Islas Jr.

October 7, 2014

Valentine (Val) Islas Jr., 79, of Coahoma, Texas, died Friday Oct. 3, 2014 at his residence. A vigil service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.

Sandy Betus

October 7, 2014

Sandy Betus, 78, of Big Spring, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Rick Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born Feb. 10, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pa., and married Beth Burcham July 10, 1999, in Sand Springs, Texas.

Brookie Lee Green

October 7, 2014

Brookie Lee Green, age 76, of Midland, Texas, passed away on Oct. 3, 2014.
Brookie was born in Midland on Dec. 12, 1937. She graduated from Lovington High School and received a degree from Texas Tech University. Brookie was married to Donald Wayne Green on June 20, 1959; they were married 48 years.
Brookie Lee enjoyed being a part of her PEO Sisterhood, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, USTA officiating and being on the tennis court. She loved all of her family and friends wholeheartedly, and was a loyal friend to many.

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