February 4th, 2014
Emily Suzanne Purcell, 23 of Borger died Monday Feb. 3rd in Amarillo.
Celebration of Life Services will be 4:00 pm Thursday at Grace Church with Pastor Tim
Hall officiating. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton
Chatwell Funeral Directors.
Emily was born January 24, 1991 in Borger to Kenny and Melissa Ramsey Purcell. She
graduated from Borger High School in 2009 where she played basketball and sang in the
choir. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Borger and was big into arts and crafts.
Members of the Borger Chamber of Commerce and representatives from Walmart were on scene Monday for a ribbon cutting and ground-breaking ceremony at the future site of Walmartâ€™s new location in Borger.
As construction begins on the project, the plan is for the long awaited SuperCenter facility to open on October 15 of this year.
Final score 43-8 way to go Seahawks
On Super Bowl Sunday, Punxsy Phil makes his call: Six more weeks of winter
By Zak Lantz
The Punxsutawney Spirit
(Editor's Note: The following piece is a first-hand account written by the editor of The Punxsutawney Spirit, Zak Lantz. Zak was born and raised in Punxsutawney, and this account reflects more of a personal attachment to the holiday.)
The results from the Hutchinson County Livestock Show will be in the paper Wednesday, January 29th. We will have the winners and the buyers.
This tribute recognizes a quiet hero, our precious mama
and nanny, Dona Blanche Burgess, who passed on to glory
to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, January 2,
2014, in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Blanche and her husband Leonard, who preceded her
in death on January 14, 1984, were long-time residents of
Hutchinson County. They were married July 28, 1941.
Leonard served under Patton in World War II. When
the war finally ended, Blanche and Leonard rode a 1936
Harley from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to Dumas, Texas.
Because it was December, Leonard tried to get his wife
Leroy E. DeAguero, 63, of Stinnett died Saturday, January 4, 2014 in Stinnett.
Leroy was born in Springer, NM on April 1, 1950. He moved to Stinnett in 1994. Leroy
worked for Rice Construction for seven years. He will be missed.
He is survived by his companion Rita Maxine Klotz, of Stinnett; and son Paul Joe of Pasadena.
Wanda Fay Purvis, 86, went to be with her
Lord and Savior Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
Funeral service will be 2 pm Saturday, January 25,
2014 in the Minton Memorial Chapel under the direction
of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. In lieu
of flowers her memory may be honored with a gift to the
American Diabetes Association, 8008 Slide Road, Suite
12-A, Lubbock, Texas, 79424 or the Wounded Warrior
Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Wanda was born May 7, 1927 in Oklahoma to Memory
Obie and Floy Mae Harkins. She was a member of Cadet