November 21st, 2014
The Texas high school football playoffs will take a backseat to the smaller leagues this weekend. Well, at least they will in Big Spring.
Six local teams will square off on Saturday to determine the 2014 Big Spring Youth Football Leagueâs city championships. The games are scheduled to be played at Blankenship Field beginning Saturday morning.
The Howard College Lady Hawksâ coaching staff will be holding their annual âHawk Buddiesâ clinic on Dec. 6 in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. The clinic, which will be held from 9 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. before ending with a pizza party with members of the HC womenâs basketball team, is open to all area boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade.
James Newell Turner, 93, of Abilene, Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, and entered back into the arms of his parents and family who have gone before him. A service will be held Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at 2 p.m. in Northâs Memorial Chapel, 242 Orange St. George Price Jr. is officiating. Graveside services will be Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at noon in The City of Levelland Cemetery in Levelland, Texas, with burial to follow.
Philip Russell Stovall, 78, passed away on Nov. 17, 2014, at his home with his wife Margaret and family by his side. He lived a life dedicated to his family, his church and his Texas State Bobcat family. He was born in Plaquemine, La., on April 16, 1936, to William Charles and Corma Marie Hamilton Stovall.
Douglas Edgar Hattenbach, 96, of Denton, formerly of Big Spring, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in Denton. He was born Nov. 6, 1918 in Edna, Texas, to Martin and Amalia âMolliâ Olga Ustynic Hattenbach. He married Anna Augustina Yendry on Oct. 9, 1948. She preceded him in death. He served in U.S. Army Air Force during WW II. He was awarded five Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct Medal for his service. He had retired from Webb Air Force Base.
Vada Maxwell passed away Nov. 15, 2014, at 4:58 a.m. in Monroe, N.C.
Vada was born Jan. 5, 1931, in Snowball, Ark., and lived in Big Spring for more than 50 years.
She is survived by four siblings, Norma, Sherry and Marion Rae and Leroy; her children, Billy Clayton, Danny Clayton, Ann Rogers, Rick Heckler, Jason Heckler, Missy Whitley and Teresa Harrison; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, Sherman and Rosie Hester Sullins; a brother, Dorsey; and three sisters, Geneva, Bonnie and Betty Sue.
Jerry Allen Chancy Jr., 44, of Big Spring, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in an Odessa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Jerry was born July 26, 1970, in Big Spring, and married Shalimar Free, Dec. 18, 2009.
He worked his whole life in the oilfield.
Although the homeless shelter still remains closed, the Big Spring Salvation Army continues to find sanctuary for people when the need arises.
Finances, employee and building maintenance issues all contributed to the decision to close the shelter a year ago, said Capt. Jeremiah Romack of the Big Spring Salvation Army, but officials are still helping people find shelter on a case by case basis.
âWe are still finding shelter for people but in a non-traditional means,â Romack said.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.
The Heritage Museum is taking pre-orders for a new historical book providing a comprehensive record of the city of Big Spring.
âThis book is going to the perfect Christmas or birthday present for all those avid historical fans,â said Tammy Schrecengost, Heritage Museum curator. âMs. Hubbard has been very meticulous in recording the history of Big Spring. Itâs full of Big Spring history, newspaper clippings, old ads, photographs of the Big Spring State Hospital Campus Revue and just too much to list.â
Heading into the 2014 high school volleyball season, Big Spring head coach Lynn Osborn said she believed the Lady Steers had the talent to make a serious run at the Class 4A state playoffs. The Lady Steers more than proved their coach right this fall, going 22-20 and advancing to within two games of the state tournament.
In the process, the Lady Steers made believers of every one else in the District 204A race. The proof of that came earlier this week when the coaches released the 2014 all-district selections.