Archive - Jan 2013
Fran Braden and Darla Harriman with Jane Phillips Society presented a check for classroom supplies for the Crockett and Gateway School teachers. Accepting the check is Rachel Hughett, teacher. Those in attendance also were Superintendent Chance Welch, Mr. Jayson Hataway, Principal of Crockett School, Judy Riggle, Brenda Lowry, and Amber Byerly.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
Borger Police Report
Jan. 4-6, 2013
Boyd and Sterling - suspicious vehicle
100 block of North Florida - suspicious vehicle
200 block of Hedgecoke - suspicious vehicle
200 block of North McGee - house/business check
400 block of East Tenth - disorderly conduct
1300 block of West Wilson - alarm
300 block of Carolina - suspicious vehicle
500 block of North Circle - suspicious vehicle
1400 block of Hazelwood - assault
100 block of West Tenth - theft
800 block of Wisconsin, Fritch - warrant service
1300 block of Potter - parking complaint
Loretta Ann Willis-Noland, 77, of Fritch, passed away, Friday, January 5, 2013.
Loretta Ann Willis-Noland was born December 29, 1935 in Hazel Park, MichiganÂ to Clarence Duane and Leona Helen (Braneskey) Young.Â
Mrs. Willis-Noland was a homemaker. She was a member of the Elks Lodge, American Legion, and the Humane Society.
Roy Lee VanLoon, 78 of Borger, Texas, died on Jan. 5 in Canyon, Texas; he went to live with his Lord and Savior at 4:15 a.m.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday the 8th at Faith Baptist Church in Fritch Texas with Pastor Don Rice officiating with a graveside service at 1 p.m. on Wednesday the 9th at Belvieu Cemetery in Rotan, Texas. All under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Roy was born on Nov. 11, 1934, to Jess Everett and Lyda Gatewood VanLoon in Rotan, Fisher County, Texas. He married Millicent Sue Hudson on Feb. 12, 1954.
The Snack Pack 4 Kids program is seeing success in the Borger area.
The mission of the program is to end weekend hunger for children living in the Texas panhandle by providing a backpack filled with kid friendly snacks each Friday of the school year. Borger Independent School District is among 15 school districts in the area participating in the program, and has been doing so since late 2012.
Murder charges have been filed in the death of a woman in Lefors.
On Jan. 3, 2013, Texas Rangers served an arrest warrant for Joshua Keith Rigo, 28, of Amarillo, on the charge of murder, a felony of the first degree, in the death of Kristi Dawn Slatten, 42.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Daniel Hawthorne, Rigo was in custody in the Carson County Jail for the original charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
His bond was set at $300,000 and he remains in custody at the Carson County Jail.
George Wyatt, 83, of Borger, TX, passed away, Sunday, December 30, 2012.
George Millard Wyatt was born Tuesday, August 20, 1929 in Saint Maurice, LA to Glenn and Audrey (Adams) Wyatt. Mr. Wyatt was a chemist for Phillips Petroleum. He married Shirley Tacker in 1952 at Wheeler, TX.
Mr. Wyatt is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Shirley.
Clarence Harvey Jasper, 87, of Stinnett died Wednesday, January 2, in Amarillo.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday at the Church of Christ in Stinnett with Zeb Sailors, former minister, and Robert Clay, minister officiating. Interment will be at the Stinnett Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors.
The citizens of Borger have seen a few freezes, a couple of inches of snow, and temperatures below 20 degrees.
This winter can get really cold if your home isnâ€™t properly prepared.
According to Wes Reeves of Xcel Energy, there are plenty of ways to keep your home warm.
An area resident wants to warn fellow citizens about a Medicare scam that she experienced this week.
Delvha Ennis said she received a call around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday from someone claiming to be a Medicare representative.
Ennis said she was told by the man that he was just checking her identification so Medicare could deposit checks for her. He then asked what bank she did business with, and she gave this information.