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Coming up next week, the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, Howard College and Workforce Solutions Permian Basin are hosting a Job Fair! Local Businesses can participate in the job fair by registering today with Workforce Solutions, registration costs are $25 for members of the chamber of commerce, $50 for other businesses. The Job Fair begins next Tuesday, April 22, at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum in Howard College. The Job Fair has opportunities for all walks of life, providing a venue for business owners to network and attract applicants, and for those who need a job to find out what’s available in the community. For more information, you can contact Sylvia Miramontes at (432) 263-8373, or Marie Benavides at (432) 263-8373.

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The Don’t Mess with Texas Art Contest is almost finished! Applications are being taken up until tomorrow for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade to submit their best Litter Prevention Design! The winners will be selected based on creativity and uniqueness, inclusion of a litter prevention message, interpretation of the theme, overall visual appeal, composition, and age appropriateness. The twelve students who are judged to have the overall best submissions will have their artwork placed in a special “Don’t Mess with Texas!” Calendar! They’ll also win a free ASUS Tablet, thanks to a sponsorship from HEB and Central Market. And, to sweeten the deal, those winning students will also win a $100 gift card to HEB for the teacher that submits their artwork. You can find more information about the contest at DontMessWithTexas.org

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One local man’s friends and family have reached out to the community for assistance in a national contest. Rocky Salazar has been a mainstay of the community for decades. A Park Ranger, a local pastor, a sports coach, veteran of the USMC, and a volunteer, Rocky gave back to the community for years, before he was diagnosed with a rare disease. For the last 8 years, Rocky has been limited in his mobility, and has relied on his family, and especially his wife, to maintain an active lifestyle. A few years ago, however, Rocky’s wife was diagnosed years ago with Breast Cancer. Due to the medical bills for the both of them, the family has been unable to afford an ADA-compliant vehicle. Rocky has to have someone else use a hoist to get him in an out of the family Expedition.

That’s why, when a friend suggested he look into a site for those with reduced mobility, Rocky signed up to take part in National Mobility Awareness Month. Right now, Rocky is competing with over a thousand others nationwide for the chance to win a fully-customized, ADA-compliant van. His friends and family are asking that everyone check out MobilityAwarenessMonth.com. You can vote for Rockyn on his page, located at http://www.mobilityawarenessmonth.com/entrant/rocky-salazar-big-spring-tx/ If he receives enough support he’ll be the proud owner of one of those new vehicles. For more information on Rocky, and Mobility Awareness Month, you can check out a full rundown on our facebook page, at K-Best 95-7.

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