If you are interested in World War IIâ€™s Pacific campaign, then check out â€śNeptuneâ€™s Infernoâ€ť (AUCD 940.542 HOR J) by James D. Hornfischer. It is the story of Americaâ€™s first concerted offensive against the Imperial Japanese juggernaut and the true turning point of WWII in the Pacific. Another neat AUCD is â€śAmerican Roseâ€ť (AUCD B LEE G) by Karen Abbott. It is the phenomenal story of Gypsy Rose Lee and her career in vaudeville. I have read a review of the print version and it really sounds good. I did not know that actress June Havoc was Gypsyâ€™s younger sister.
Turning off the highway, his truck crossed a cattle guard, then headed west. Billowing clouds of caliche dust from the surface of the ranch road followed his vehicle as he headed toward a distant house, barn, and other structures.
Soon he slowed and drove down into a wash area. As he came out of the dry streambed, the dust that had overcome his truck started to settle on the road ahead. As he waited for it to clear, he noticed a large grayish bird standing near an old mesquite.
Tibby and Rory Niehues of Garden City would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Elizabeth Niehues to Alex Clay Halfmann, both of Garden City.
Megan was a 2005 graduate of Garden City High School and received her doctorate of physical therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in August 2010. She is currently employed by Geriatric Physical Therapist in Lubbock.
Christopher Warren Golding and Tana Marie Bradley, both of Big Spring, exchanged wedding vows at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 2011 at the Dora Roberts Community Center in Big Spring. The two were united as one by C.E. (Mike) Thomas III.
The bride is the daughter of Mark and Terrie Bradley. She was born in Sweetwater and raised in Sand Springs. The maid of honor: was Kandi Campbell.
The groom is the son of Rick and Carol Golding. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Madera, CA. Chris became a resident of Big Spring in 2008. The best man was Tyler Bradley.
Soaring in the emptiness of a winter sky, it had been seen for weeks. Spotted atop a weathered telephone pole, the large bird had been watched by a game warden as it searched the ground for any movement. Having seen it lift its prey as it flew away one afternoon, the officer was grateful to have shared a brief moment with such a magnificent being.
â€śRobert Lee,â€ť said the male voice when I asked again for a location through the static of his call. â€śWho?â€ť I asked. â€śNot who, but where,â€ť he jokingly replied.
Ellie Rhea Craig, a girl, was born at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 28, 2010, at Baylor Medical in Grapevine, weighing 9 pounds and was 21 inches long.
She is the daughter of Cody and Lauren Craig of Bedford. Grandparents are John and Cindy Middleton of Big Spring and Kim and Shelley Craig of Lubbock. Great-grandparents are Harry and Janet Middleton of Big Spring, Eldon Carroll of Lubbock, John and Alline Craig of Lubbock and Tommy and Shirley Arnold of Menard.
Alexa Roxann Hernandez, a girl, was born at 12:02 p.m. Dec. 20, 2010, weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. She is the daughter of Eddie and Sandra Hernandez of Big Spring. She was welcomed home by older brother Izaiah E. Hernandez.
Lauren Chesworth and Eric Barber, both of Big Spring, were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28, 2010, at College Baptist Church with Calvary Callendar, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene, officiating the double-ring ceremony. Tim and Jennifer Ortman, music ministers at the First Church of the Nazarene, provided the music during the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Pat and Candy Chesworth of Big Spring and the granddaughter of the late Stephen and Maxine Forshee and the late Jim and Sylvia Chesworth.