Archive - 2014
No one can ever say the Borger Rotary Club doesn’t put its money where its mouth is.
The Northwest Well Field moved another step closer to becoming a reality on Tuesday afternoon when the Borger City Council voted to approve a pair of bid recommendatuons for water project. And the good news is it won’t cost taxpayers as much as expected.
Brian R. Wallace, 50, of Paris, Virginia, died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Winchester Medical Center.
Mr. Wallace was born June 8, 1964 in San Diego, California, son of Jimmie Richard Wallace and Ruth Ellen Sijan.
He attended George Mason University where he received a Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
He was a nurse practitioner and director of bariatric surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC and was the co-owner of The Cleaning Authority.
He had served in the U. S. Navy from 1986 – 1991.
Donald Wayne Williams, 83, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Borger. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at 1st Baptist Church with Rev. Walter Goodnight, former Pastor of 1st Baptist Church in Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.
David Carr, Dean of Career and Technology at Frank Phillips College, learned last month that Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Accounts, has awarded the college a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant in the amount of $242,646.
Area employers who actively supported FPC’s grant request to the Texas Comptroller of Accounts include North Plains Electric Cooperative; Chevron Phillips Chemical, LP; and Hilmar Cheese.
FPC Girls Basketball team named All-Academic Team....see sports for more.
FRITCH - When members of the Vietnam Veterans Association’s Chapter 404 learned that Leroy George had lost all of the medals he had earned while serving his country in World War II in the May 11 wildfire, they knew something had to be done.
So they did it.
Sometimes it’s the youngest people in the world who can make the biggest difference in someone’s life, and that is exactly what a group of Oklahoma youngsters ranging from ages 12-18 from all over the state are doing.
Most of the groups participating with the Guymon Youth Force have been going to Fritch, according to Jacque Anderson.
Thanks to large amounts of rain in the Texas Panhandle area, Lake Meredith’s water levels have risen a large amount. According to Kent Satterwhite, general manager of The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority, Lake Meredith has gained about 7 feet in depth over the past 30 days. Since the water levels have risen, CRMWA officials have decided the lake is capable of supplying water to the region. CRMWA began pulling a small amount ofwater from the lake on Friday to supply and conserve water from the Ogallala Aquifer.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 in the Minton Memorial Chapel in Borger. Burial will follow in Highland Park Cemetery. Ms. Wagner will lie in state at Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch. In lieu of flowers, her memory may be honored with gift to the Salvation Army or the Red Cross.