Mariska Jacolby Huckabee, a girl, was born Sept. 11, 2013, at 8:03 p.m. She weighed 5 pounds 7 ounces and was 18 inches long.
She is the daughter of Sheri Walsh and Marty Huckabee of Big Spring. Maternal grandparents are Linda and Bill Zimmer of Phoenix, Ariz. Paternal grandparents are Richard Huckabee of Big Spring and Teresa Adams of Lake Isabella, Calif.
Mariska's siblings are Mariah Walsh, Mackenzie Walsh, Analicia Huckabee and Daisy Herrera.
Clifton (Gene) Woodard and Nora L. Woodard of Decatur, Ala., celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with a trip to their hometown of Big Spring.
Clifton was born in Cullman, Ala., and was stationed at Webb Air Force Base. Nora was born in Monahans, Texas. The couple met at â€śThe Big M Drive-in.â€ť
The couple live in Alabama and are both retired. They are members of the Church of Christ. His hobbies include flying and old cars. Her hobbies include shopping at thrift stores, reading and said, â€śWhatever he enjoys, I am there.â€ť
A wise man once said, â€śLife is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.â€ť Technically it was his mother instilling a little wisdom on her son, and boxes of chocolate usually have a diagram on the inside of the lid, but we all understood the sentiment.
This weekend's Life cover is a little bit like Mrs. Gump's metaphorical box of chocolate a little bit of what went on this past week. But instead of candy, a somewhat of a hodgepodge of pictures that didn't make the cut for one reason or another will grace the page.
Marj Carpenter just returned from the National Federation of Press Women Conference in Salt Lake City where she was a speaker at one of the banquets in the three day meeting.
Other speakers included Heloise of â€śHints from Heloiseâ€ť and members of the Marie/Donnie Osmond family. Marj was honored at the rehearsal of the Latter Day Saints Choir as the former moderator of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
Hayes Franklin Striplng IV, grandson of Hayes Franklin Stripling II, of Big Spring, was recently awarded a doctoral degree at Texas A&M University.
â€śFourâ€ť as he is affectionately called by his grandfather, received the doctorate in nuclear engineering and maintained a 4.0 gpa for the eight years he attended.
â€śBut heâ€™s not just an egghead,â€ť said his grandfather. â€śHeâ€™s a tremendous athlete as well.â€ť
Janet and Frank Somers and Dennis (Snuffy) Simmons of Big Spring, Texas are excited to announce the engagement of their son, Jerrod Simmons, to Tracye Wilkinson, both of Dallas, Texas.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Gregg and Julie Morgan of Amarillo and Ted and Renee Wilkinson of Lubbock, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Les and Freddye Carnes of Midland, Texas, and Bob and Freda Wilkinson of Levelland, Texas.
The groom-elect is the grandson of the late Shirley Davis, Bill Davis, and Pat Simmons, all of Big Spring, Texas.
Rebecca Renee Arocha, of San Antonio, Texas and John Allen Avant, of Big Spring will exchange wedding vows Oct. 12, 2013.
Rebecca is the daughter of Lisa and Lupe Lomas and Ann and Fidencio Arocha, all of San Antonio, Texas. She is a 2011 graduate of Big Spring High School and is employed at Kwikies as a cashier.
John is the son of Ms. Janet Avant and Mr. and Mrs. Don Avant. He graduated from homeschool in May 2005.
He is employed as the manager of Kwikies.
Paceâ€™Lei Grace Lance, a girl, was born Aug. 12, 2013, at 12:17 p.m. She weighed 5 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 inches long.
She is the daughter of Angela and Blake Lance of Coahoma. Maternal grandparents are Donna and David Pace of Big Spring.
Paternal grandparents are Paul Lance of Coahoma and Lonnie and Vernette Hill of Big Spring.
Paceâ€™Lei was welcomed home by big brother Dylan Lance.
AUSTIN â€“ Texas Game Wardens will conduct its first virtual patrol ridealong via Twitter on Labor Day weekend.
The wardens will give the public a first-hand look at what happens on a typical opening dove season shift in their tweet-along on Sunday, September 1st.
Throughout that day, the agencyâ€™s technology warden, also a commissioned officer, will join a warden in Travis County and tweet continuously what happens that day. Â The public is invited to follow along at twitter.com/TexasGameWarden.