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Archive - Jul 2012


July 5th

Cleo McClellan

July 5, 2012

Services for Cleo McClellan, 75, will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia, Amarillo.
Cleo McClellan was born in Coleman, Texas on September 5, 1936 to Purvey and Essie Rams. Her Family moved to Borger when she was a year old.
Cleo graduated from Borger High School and attended Frank Phillips College. She married Johnny McClellan in Borger on January 18, 1958. Cleo worked for Phillips Petroleum Company and the City of Borger.

Virginia Mae Patterson

July 5, 2012

Virginia Mae Patterson, 84, of Fritch died Tuesday July 3, 2012, in Fritch.
Memorial services will be 11:00 am Friday July 6th at Minton Memorial Chapel. Cremation was under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Virginia was born February 7, 1928 in Missaukee County, Michigan. She was a housewife and loved to quilt. She had been a resident of Fritch for 32 years.
She is survived by her son Steven and wife Debbie Pollakowski of Borger. Grandchildren Renee’ Pollakowski Schwarz, Tonya Pollakowski Ledford and Darin Chilcote.

Dorothy Elizabeth Rhoads Stifle

July 5, 2012

At 101 years of age, Dorothy Elizabeth Rhoads Stifle went to be with her Lord on June 29, 2012. Born in Willis, Oklahoma on February 17, 1911, she had lived in the Texas Panhandle since 1926. Donation was handled through Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

Sandra Kay Tennell

July 5, 2012

Sandra Kay Tennell, 69, of Fritch, passed away, Saturday, June 30, 2012 in Fritch, TX.
Sandra Kay (Findeisen) Tennell was born Wednesday, November 11, 1942 in Tulsa, OK. She married Alton Lee Tennell on April 13, 1978 in Stratford, TX. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Tennell is preceded in death by her great grandmother; her parents; and an aunt.

Mary Lou Grubbs

July 5, 2012

Mary Lou Grubbs was born in Kingfisher, OK on December 28, 1927 to Carless and Flora Turner. She passed away June 30, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband Neal Grubbs, her parents, sister Susan Turner and brothers Jimmy, Charles, Kenneth and Muriel Turner.
Her family moved from Oklahoma to Arizona where in 1944 she met and married the love of her life, Neal Grubbs. They married in Phoenix, Arizona and were married 63 years.

Kenneth Ray Herin

July 5, 2012

Kenneth Ray Herin, 73, of Borger, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 in Borger.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Minton Memorial Chapel with Rev. Leonard Forsythe of Bible Baptist Church officiating. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Kenneth Ray Herin was born May 10, 1939 in Clibet, Oklahoma to Ewing and Mattie (Turner) Herin. He grew up in Borger and was a Borger High School graduate in 1957. Kenneth joined the Navy March 7, 1961, and served his country until February 2, 1965.

July is “Watch Your Car Month”

July 5, 2012

Citizens are advised to watch their cars for theft this month during “Watch Your Car Month.”
Most people think they live and work in safe neighborhoods where auto theft and burglary don’t happen. They think they don’t drive a vehicle new or nice enough to be targeted by a thief. They sometimes think the things they keep in their vehicle don’t have any value to a thief. Well, they should think again!
A vehicle crime is committed in Texas every two minutes. Just because citizens live or work in neighborhoods with low crime rates, those areas are not immune to vehicle crimes.

Council makes zoning board appointments

July 5, 2012

The Borger City Council has made appointments to the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the council approved a resolution reappointing Mike Blansett and Gene Gallegos to another regular term, appointing James Baker, alternate member, to regular member status; reappointing Brad Carpenter to alternate member status, and appointing Dale Gallaspy as a new alternate member. The terms will expire June 30, 2014.

Borger ISD board member named Master Trustee

July 5, 2012

A Borger ISD board member has earned the designation of Master Trustee.
Todd Harris, who currently serves as vice-president of the BISD Board of Trustees, earned this designation upon completion of Leadership TASB, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB).
During the fifth session, which took place June 14-16, school board members participating in the 2011-12 Leadership TASB made presentations of their teams’ findings following year-long research.

Borger man found deceased at scene of fire

July 5, 2012

Borger resident Kenneth Herin, 73, was found deceased Sunday after a small fire inside a one-bedroom apartment on Harvey Street.
On Sunday, the Borger Fire Department was dispatched at 1:17 p.m. to the 400 block of Harvey.
Upon arrival, the fire was already extinguished.
According to Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, the State Fire Marshal has been assisting with the investigation. The autopsy and evidence shows the cause of death was the result of Herin smoking while on oxygen. Herin was pronounced dead on July 1, 2012, by the Justice of the Peace.


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