July 8th, 2014
Jim E. Wheeler, MD, 86 of Borger died July 3, 2014 in Borger. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 9, at Minton Memorial Chapel with Mr. Denny Sneed of Church of Christ at Borger officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. The family will receive friends at the Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8.
The Hutchinson County Crisis Center is set to host its annual telethon in the coming days. This year’s telethon will help fight against all sorts of physical and mental abuse by auctioning off various items donated from organizations and local citizens.
The telethon is held once a year to raise needed funds for the HC3 program and to help child and adult victims of sexual assault and family violence.
According to HC3 director Norma Luginbyhl, “Hutchinson County is above state average on child abuse.”
Golden Plains Community Hospital CEO Kevin Storey announced the Borger hospital would begin offering a new service to local residents in August the hospitalist program. Storey made the announcement at the Hutchinson County Health District board meeting on Monday.
According to Storey, GPCH will be offering a hospitalist program beginning in August as a way to make its medical care even better.
Glenda Gay Garrard, 75 of Borger died Sunday, July 6th in Borger. No services will be set. Cremation is under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Glenda was born July 28, 1938 in Amherst, Texas to Hubert and Allie Taylor. She was a bar tender and cleaned houses. Loved to play cards and Bingo.
Glenda was preceded in death by her parents, brother David Taylor and a son Steve Taylor.
When it comes to the world of homemade quilts and blankets, there may not be a better place to go that the Hutchinson County Historical Museum. Well, at least, for the month of July.
The museum unveiled its month-long exhibit of some of the top quilt makers last week when the 2014 Quilt Show opened to the general public.
Through the whole month of July, the Hutchinson County Historical Museum will open the county’s eyes to the quilting world. This year, there are over 30 quilts of all sizes on display in the museum’s north gallery.
The Fourth of July makes everyone smile - it’s grilled food, sparklers, and everything red, white, and blue. For many families, it is the best party of the summer.
This year, the City of Borger wants to make it one of the biggest celebrations of the summer.
Caprock Nursing and Rehabilitation employees will be honored today when the company receives its 5-star banner and plaque from state officials.
The members of the public are invited to the ceremony, which will start at 4 p.m. at the CN&R facility at 900 College Ave
The Frank Phillips College Board of Regents certainly received some hot news at its recent meeting. Really hot.
Jimmie McCarthy presented a slide show to the board members regarding the college’s newest program, the remote welding program.
Lou Hatfield, 85 of Borger died on July 2 in Borger. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, at Faith Covenant Church with Pastor Les Sharp officiating. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at the funeral home.
Smitty Shelton, 72, of Canyon died June 29, 2014.
Graveside Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014 in Westlawn Cemetery with Pastor LaVon Thompson officiating. Arrangements were by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia.
Smitty was born Jan. 10, 1942 in Higgins, Texas to C.W. and Annie Shelton. They moved to Borger in 1945. He graduated from Borger High School in 1960. He married Joyce Chapman on Aug. 15, 1963 in Borger.
Smitty worked for Phillips Petroleum for 29 years. They lived in Borger until 2008 when they moved to Canyon.