Archive - 2013
George Eugene â€śGeneâ€ť Mason, age 74 of Borger died January 3, 2013.
Memorial Services are set for 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 10 at First Assembly of God, 500 Mackenzie in Stinnett. Arrangements are by Angel Funeral Home, 2209 S. Arthur.
Gene was born April 16, 1938 to Charles A. and AdaMaude (Bayless) Mason in Bartlesville, OK.
Lovell Kennard, 74, formerly of Skellytown, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, in Borger.
No services are scheduled. Cremation is under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Lovell Kennard was born Feb. 5, 1938, in Wichita, Kan. He retired as a Deputy Sheriff after being in law enforcement for 23 years. Lovell married Nelda Kale March 17, 1979, in Pampa. He loved his family, grandkids, great-grandchild, and friends.
Survivors include his wife Nelda; a son Roger Kennard; three grandchildren, Kory Tice, Kala Tice, Mikah Tice, and a great-granddaughter Breklyn Tice.
HAPPY â€“ James Dietz, 82, died Jan. 8, 2013, in Amarillo, TX.
Services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, January 11, 2013 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Happy with Rev. Daniel Dreher, pastor of St. Maryâ€™s Catholic Church in Umbarger and Holy Name Catholic Church of Happy, and Deacon Bob Birkenfeld of Nazareth, officiating. Rosary will be held at 6:30 P.M. on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Happyâ€™s Memorial Chapel.
Burial will be in Happy Cemetery in Happy, Texas. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This will be the first of several stories pertaining to how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known by most as Obamacare, is going to affect hospitals.)
As the bill most of the country knows as Obamacare gets ready to go into effect, hospitals must be prepared for how it will affect them.
The Borger ISD board is set to meet this Thursday, Jan. 10.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Borger ISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
The board will consider action on a resolution to suspend portions of EI (Local), EIA (Local), and EIC (Local) for the 2013 school year only. Action will also be taken on budget amendments, and items under the board's consent agenda, which include December meeting minutes, December payroll, December disbursements, and donations.
During the holidays thereâ€™s a lot of talk about drinking and driving.
But another less discussed cause of serious accidents and fatalities on the road involves people who are driving fatigued and fall asleep at the wheel.
In a sleep-deprived country like ours, you can bet there are plenty of people driving who shouldnâ€™t be.
Fatigue behind the wheel can also cause delayed reactions and poor judgment calls, such as overlooking a stop sign or a red light, or drivers not realizing they have drifted into oncoming traffic.
January is National Blood Donor Month. In the spirit of this month, local residents are encouraged to come out and give the gift of life.
The Borger Community Blood Drive is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Union Hall here in Borger, located at 111 East Coolidge.
All eligible donors who present to donate will receive a M*A*S*H* 2013 shirt in appreciation for giving the gift of life.
A photo ID or donor card is required, and donors must be at least 17 years of age to participate.
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.