Archive - Jun 5, 2012
**Reprinted courtesy of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Originally ran on Monday, June 4th
WOODROW â€” The final play of the Greater West Texas Baseball Coaches Association Class 3A-4A all-star game, played Sunday at Cooper, certainly wonâ€™t be stored among baseballâ€™s greatest highlights.
A simple putout at first base to end a lopsided exhibition game isnâ€™t the sort of sequence that will have Cooperstown calling to collect the details. But then you discover the story of the player who grasped that final, seemingly meaningless, out in his glove, and the play becomes pretty incredible after all.
PERRYTON - Marlon W. Wilcox, 54, died Sunday, June 3, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Harvest Time Assembly of God Church with Rev. Jeff Hinshaw and Rev. Scott Barton officiating.
Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, Perryton, TX.
FRITCH - Bea Worthey, 85, of Fritch, died Saturday June 2, 2012, at her home.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the First Southern Baptist Church in Fritch with Rev. Darrell Trout of Harvest Time Church of Midland officiating, and Pastor Justin Unwin of the Fritch Assembly of God assisting. Interment will follow in the garden of â€śSerenityâ€ť at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 pm. at Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Louis Cobb, 80, of Borger, passed away, Sunday, June 3, 2012 in Borger.
Louis Cobb was born November 26, 1932 in Texola, Ok. to Louis Cobb and Opal McCorkle. Mr. Cobb was a minister of the gospel preaching in many different Church Of Christ churches throughout the country. He was a loving man who enjoyed meeting and ministering to people. Louis married Ema Lou Miller on June 11, 1954 in Texola, Ok.
Mr. Cobb is preceded in death by his parents.
County officials are cracking down on wire burning.
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, wire burning pollutes the air with toxic fumes. In order to keep the air clear from pollution, county officials will enforce laws more regularly from the Health and Safety Code of Texas as a deterrent to copper thieves. The Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, Fire Marshalâ€™s Office, and County Attorney have joined together with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to stop wire burning and decrease theft.
Borger EMS has officially put a new ambulance in service.
Mike Barter, director of the EMS, said the ambulance is a new 2012 Chevy diesel, and is manufactured by Wheelcoach, the largest ambulance manufacturer in the United States.
He said the ambulance is replacing the old 2003 model with 183,000 miles on it. The new ambulance has LED lights, which are brighter and will have less stress on the motor.