Nominations due for man, woman of the year

There's little time left. That's right, you only have a week left to make nominations for Man and Woman of the Year. So take a few minutes and think back on the past year and the things people here in Big Spring and Howard County have done.There's no question that there have been plenty of special projects, volunteer opportunities and times when we've seen others do things that make this a better world for others. Some of us even have first-hand experience along those lines.Sometimes such work is done in ways a great many of us don't know. Other times, the work of others is visible for all the world to see.Here's your chance to maybe say a thank you because here's a chance to get the recognition these people deserve.There are, of course, a couple of stipulations: Only a chamber member can nominate someone for the honors, and people who hold political office should not be nominated.So if you have nominee in mind but aren't a chamber member, perhaps you consider becoming one, or at least approach a chamber member and seek their endorsement of the person or persons you'd like to honor.But you have to act fast. The chamber will only accept nominations until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18.The two awards will be handed out at the chamber's annual banquet — set this year for Feb. 3 in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.Nomination forms to fill out and the list of criteria are available at the chamber.The chamber office are located at 215 W. Third St. To request nomination forms, or for more information, call 263-7641.Once the deadline is past, a group of past recipients will be asked to look over the list of nominees and choose a new Man and Woman of the Year.