Archive - Aug 2012
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Amarillo are doing their part to help provide much-needed services to people throughout the panhandle of Texas and beyond.
Shelley Cunningham, who is the executive director of Ronald McDonald House, said she has been in the position since June of this year, and is always learning something new. She was the featured speaker at the Borger Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday.
Serendipity is an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident. And that is just what the Downtown Merchants in Borger have experienced.
Downtown Borger has a new antique store and a place for local artists to sell their homemade crafts. Judy Allen and Leslie Monden opened Serendipity to highlight local artists, homemade crafts and antiques.
Allen and Monden met in the early 1970s while working at the Borger News-Herald and have been friends since -- sharing the same passion for antiques and crafts.
The Mobile Vet Center (MVC) of Amarillo is coming to Borger to conduct a 2012 Veteran Outreach in Hutchinson County.
The MVC will be in the Wal-Mart Parking Lot, 1404 W. Wilson St., on Aug. 17, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. This event will be open to all Veterans, their families, and the public.
The MVC provides education about readjustment counseling services offered at Vet Centers.
All War Zone Vets qualify for counseling services. War Zone Vets with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Military Sexual Trauma may receive care at any Vet Center or MVC.
Former Borger High School baseball standout Max Lusk has kept himself busy this summer. After graduating last May, Lusk traveled with the West Texas Outlaws and played in various cities including Albuquerque, NM, Dodge City, KS, Lubbock, TX, and Omaha, NE.
(Editor's Note: This police report is quite lengthy due to the fact that the Borger PD record keeper was on vacation last week. This report is current from Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 12.)
Borger Police Report
Aug. 3-12, 2012
Aug. 3, 2012
1400 block of South Cedar â€“ field interview
500 block of Mississippi â€“ followup
Sandstone â€“ alarm
400 block of Baylor â€“ followup
100 block of Juanita â€“ followup
600 block of Weatherly â€“ followup
1900 block of Lister â€“ investigation
Derr & McPherson â€“ report of suspicious activity
900 block of Harrington â€“ report of disturbance
The HOPE 7K run/walk is coming soon to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
â€śTwenty-five years ago, a small group of people in Hutchinson County started HOPE to raise money to help support those affected by cancer. HOPE is able to raise enough money to fund research and other needs of the American Cancer Society. The ACS is a community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service,â€ť said HOPE chairman Wonder Smith.
Itâ€™s just a few more weeks until Stinnettâ€™s annual community celebration.
This yearâ€™s theme is â€śHome Is Where The Heart Is.â€ť
Gather your family and head out for some fun at the Stinnett Celebration on September 6, 2012.
The celebration includes a 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 Borger ISD board approved two resignations and several new hires during its regular meeting last Thursday.
Resignations accepted by the board were from Kayla Barton, a teacher at Gateway Elementary, and Sarah Meier, a teacher at Borger High School.
The board approved the following new hires with the following contract terms for the upcoming school year:
Probationary â€“ 11 month â€“ 187 days
Roberto Duran, teacher, Crockett Elementary
Sharla Harmon, counselor, Paul Belton/Gateway/Crockett
Rachel Hughett, teacher, Crockett Elementary
Ginger Nunez, teacher, Paul Belton Elementary
Levi Cox, 36, of Fritch, passed away, Saturday, August 11, 2012.
Levi David Cox was born July 19, 1976 in Borger, TX to Walter and Patti (Simmons) Cox. Mr. Cox was employed by D & D Amusement.
Mr. Cox is preceded in death by his father, Walter David Cox.
Roseylee Kathryn Palmer, 88, of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, died Tuesday, August 7, 2012. She was born September 27, 1923 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to the late Jeremiah and Arizona Steen. She was an avid motorcyclist, rode a Harley until she was 80 years old, and was a gifted painter. She was an Art Professor for 30 years at Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas.
Roseylee is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and seven brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, Jerry Palmer and wife Phyllis of Mt. Ida, Arkansas.
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