Archive - Jul 2012
The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority Board of Directors will meet this Wednesday.
The meeting will be held via teleconference beginning at 10:30 a.m. July 11, 2012.
The announcement of the new director appointment will take place, along with the announcement of committee appointments.
The board will act on meeting minute approval from April 11, 2012, and the payment of directorâ€™s expenses since that time.
Financial information will be reviewed, which includes financial statements and the investment summary.
John Aderson Warren, 82, of Borger, died July 7, 2012 in Amarillo at the VA Hospital.
At his request, no services will be held. His ashes will be scattered at the family ranch in Wheeler County.
John was born at home on May 18, 1930 in Boynton, OK and weighed in at 3 pounds. He moved to Borger at age 4 and lived with his family in Huber Camp. He attended and graduated from Borger High School in 1947.
John was a member of the BHS Choir and at age 16 had his own radio show â€śThe Johnny Warren Showâ€ť on KHUZ where he sang â€ścroonerâ€ť songs to his audience.
Lucille Parkhurst, 88, of Stinnett, passed away, Thursday, July 5, 2012 in Dumas, TX.
Mittice Lucille (Holland) Parkhurst was born Sunday, September 23, 1923 in Parks, TX to Hardy and Winnie (Welch) Holland. Mrs. Parkhurst was a homemaker. She married Clifford Perry Parkhurst on January 8, 1943 at the First Christian Church of Borger, TX.
Mrs. Parkhurst is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Clifford.
Area highway patrol officials were recently honored in Austin for their efforts.
The Highway Patrol Sergeant Area based in the Panhandle received a Unit Citation in late June for its successful efforts in criminal and drug interdiction. The department currently monitors six categories of data to track drug and currency seizures.
In 2011, troopers in the area led the state in four of those categories, including the number of cases, total currency seized, cocaine seized and other substances seized.
Frank Phillips College was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from Xcel Energy.
The grant was made possible through the Education focus area for Xcel Energyâ€™s corporate giving, which is part of the companyâ€™s effort to support nonprofit agencies providing services in towns and cities served by Xcel Energy.
The college plans to use the funds from the grant for lab equipment to be used in the Instrumentation and Electrical Program. The new equipment will allow students to receive experiences and training in the lab in line with the expectations of business and industry employers.
Now is your chance to gather fresh foods from the Hutchinson County Farmerâ€™s Market.
The market is open for business every Friday from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. or sooner if farmers sell out.
The market is located in the 500 block of Weatherly (one block east of Main Street) and is open to all community buyers and sellers.
Stands will consist of a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, homemade jams, breads, and assorted fruit juices.
The Stinnett Celebration is set to kick off September 6, 2012.
This includes the community picnic at the Stinnett City Park before the lighting of the big â€śWTâ€ť at 6 p.m.
On September 7, residents will gather for the West Texas homecoming game, and on September 8, the parade and festivities will take place.
The parade lineup will be at 10 a.m. and the parade begins at 11 a.m. on Main Street. This yearâ€™s theme is â€śHome is Where the Heart is.â€ť
There will also be a horseshoe tournament held by Helenâ€™s Kids.
A home kitchen was the cause of a fire in the 300 block of Calle Questa in Fritch Thursday night.
According to Fritch Fire Chief Ed Adamson, the fire was caused by a cooking pot left on in the kitchen.
â€śA significant amount of the structure has smoke damage. The kitchen area was totally destroyed but the rest of the structure was in good shape,â€ť said Adamson.
Fritch Fire Department was called out to the scene around 7:30 p.m. No injuries were reported.
A drowning occurred at Lake Meredith on Wednesday evening.
Lake Meredith Park Rangers are reporting that Charles Johnston, 21, of Fritch, drowned on July 4 while trying to swim across Sanford-Yake Cove.
Around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, the Borger Police Department received 911 calls regarding a swimmer having problems while trying to swim across Sanford-Yake Cove.
Witnesses said that Johnston started to swim across the cove to meet his brother and friends that were camping in South Canyon.
Now that all the fireworks have been popped, what was the damage in between?
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, the trouble spots on Independence Day were Highway 136, Fritch, and Borger, creating 23 fires total. The largest fire was on Highway 136 near the Westlawn Cemetery, damaging around 20 acres.
â€śLuckily there were no reports of injuries and there was no structure damage,â€ť said Richards.