Archive - Jul 2012
The Hutchinson County Crisis Center is set to host its annual telethon.
This yearâ€™s telethon will be the best yet, with plans in the works to auction off a Borger Police Officer to almost everything under the sun.
The telethon is held once a year to raise needed funds for the HC3 program and to help child and adult victims of sexual assault and family violence.
This yearâ€™s telethon is Saturday, July 28, 2012 in the Phillips Building, 300 W. 6th Street from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Frank Phillips College is coordinating a Truck Driving Training for local business and industry in conjunction with Amarillo College. Amarillo College has a comprehensive Truck Driving School and would like to visit with area business and industry representatives to determine their needs in the hopes that classes can be offered locally.
BORGER & Formerly of Clarendon - Virginia Cook Smith, 88, died Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Amarillo, TX.
Services were at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2012, in Robertson Funeral Directors Saints Roost Chapel in Clarendon with Rev. Rick Nichols, Pastor of Central Baptist Church in Borger and Rev. John Denton officiating.
Interment was in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.
Virginia Idell Smith was born March 28, 1924 in Donley County to Clark Leak and Ella Moon Cook.Â
Charles Loyd Hicks passed away July 10, 2012 in Bartlesville, OK. Loyd would have been 95 years old in August. He was a Baptist and served many years as a teacher, treasurer and Deacon. Loyd worked as roustabout and pumper in the NE Oklahoma oil fields.
Loyd is predeceased by an infant daughter, four brothers and Bernice, his wife of 71 years.
Margaret Ruth Culver
December 22, 1916 â€“ July 7, 2012
Margaret Ruth Culver, 95 beloved and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister peacefully passed away July 7, 2012.
Barbara LanellEarnest, 74, died Thursday, July 12, 2012 in Borger.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 16, in the Minton Memorial Chapel, in Borger with Rev. Leonard Forsythe officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors.
Barbara was born to John William Kirby and Margurette (Williams) Kirby in Roberta, Oklahoma. She has lived in Borger since 1948. Barbara is a Borger High School graduate and also attendedFrank Phillips College. She was retired.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl in 1989.
Linda Lee Boothe, 63, of Borger, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in Amarillo.
Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2012, in the â€śGarden Of Serenityâ€ť at Westlawn Memorial Park with Pastor Justin Unwin of the Fritch Assembly of God officiating. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
The Borger ISD board of trustees voted to approve several new hires along with accepting some resignations during its regular meeting Thursday evening.
The new hires approved by the board were as follows:
Probationary Contract - 10 month - 187 days
Brynna Boston, teacher, BMS
Kellie Hill, teacher, Paul Belton Elementary
Multiple Assignment Probationary Contract - 11 months - 192 days
Dillon Mitchell, teacher/coach, BMS
Krissy Ryan, teacher/coach, BMS
Casey Salmon, teacher/coach, BMS
Multiple Assignment Probationary Contract - 11 months - 202 days
The Borger City Council will be holding a meeting and work session at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
Action will be taken on the Borger Economic Development Corporationâ€™s 2012-13 Operating Budget and Strategic Plan and a water supply agreement between Agrium U.S. and the City of Borger.
An executive session will be held to discuss a surface lease agreement on real property located in Section 2, T.W.M.G. Survey, Hutchinson County and a SBA Communications Ground Lease Agreement.
A Borger resident is the first in the panhandle saved by a wearable defibrillator during his sleep.
Shawn Fraley, 54, of Borger, was recently diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy.
His physician Dr. Rajesh Nambiar was concerned he was at risk for sudden cardiac arrest.
Instead of leaving him unprotected, he prescribed a LifeVest, a wearable defibrillator that patients wear under their clothes which monitors the heart 24 hours a day and seven days a week for Fraley.
Two weeks after Fraley visited with Dr. Nambiar, he went into sudden cardiac arrest while he was sleeping at home.