Archive - Dec 5, 2012
Velma Attebery Simpkins, 81, of Borger, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in Borger.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the Bunavista Baptist Church with Conny Moore of Borger officiating, and Tommy Batson of Stinnett assisting. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
A Fritch home was fully engulfed in flames due to an explosion.
On Monday, evening, a manufactured mobile home on the 200 block of Chisum Trail in Fritch was claimed as a total loss due to the extreme amount of damages caused by fire. Fritch Fire Department received the 911 call around 4:40 p.m.
Upon arrival, the Fritch FD requested help from the Hutchinson County Fire Department, Fritch Police Department and Fritch EMS.
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, witnesses reported an explosion, which explained the blown-out windows.
Credit and debit card abuse is on the rise in this area.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department said that during the last part of November into the first part of this month, the department has received a large number of reports from financial institutions, as well as individuals, regarding credit card and debit card abuse.
â€śThese cases are primarily occurring within the United States, with charges being made by illegally obtained credit/debit card numbers, all across the United States,â€ť he said.