The Weekend That Was

Staff Writer

In case you missed it, here were some of the stories covered in Sunday's Herald:

• A Midland man was indicted for two counts of manslaughter during this week's session of the Howard County Grand Jury. Sixty-year-old Victor Edward Paulk faces two counts of manslaughter for his alleged role in the Sept. 13, 2013 deaths of two Dallas-area residents on Interstate 20 west of Big Spring.

• A Big Spring woman reported missing Tuesday was found in another city by Big Spring Police Detectives Friday afternoon. According to police, Rebekah Overton was well and chose to be away from her family.

• The deadline for Operation Christmas Child is Monday. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The idea is for volunteers to pack a shoebox with items from toothbrushes to small stuffed animals to be delivered to more than 124 million children worldwide for Christmas.
During the past week, Allan Furniture, the area’s drop off site for Operation Christmas Child, has been officially accepting the donations which have been pouring in, according to Allan Johnson, who coordinates the program in this area.

•The Heritage Museum has slated a number of activities on Dec. 5, from Breakfast with Santa to the Big Spring Herald Christmas Parade. And finishing touches are being made on the museum's annual Christmas Tree Forest which is expected to open Dec. 1.

• Howard County Commissioners are expected to discuss the fate of Morita, a town in Howard County that is slowly vanishing and also on Monday, Howard College trustees will discuss a replacement for the board position of late Dr. Charles Warren who died earlier this month.

• Sports editor Taylor Ellis gives a wrap up high school games and a preview of the coming Dallas/Miami football clash featuring Big Spring's own Ryan Tannehill, who is the quarterback of the Miami Dolphins.