The Borger Police Department is wanting to make local citizens aware of the adverse side effects of a prescription pain patch that has resulted in the death of a local citizen.
Lt. Anthony Griffin said that earlier this month, the department responded to the death of a 29-year-old male, who appeared to have been abusing the pain patch Fentanyl.
â€śIt appeared as though the man had been smoking portions of the medicated pain patch at the time of his death,â€ť he said. â€śThe man was found deceased in his home by a family member.â€ť
On Friday, January 20th the Borger Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs basketball teams will be hosting a â€śPink Outâ€ť for HOPE for Cancer Awareness during their doubleheader against Pampa.
Free t-shirts will be handed out at the door, while supplies last, and donations will be taken for HOPE for Cancer Awaremess.
During both games, sausage wraps will be served by the Borger Basketball Booster Club in the concession stand.
The girls game will tip off at 6:30 p.m. followed by the boys at 8:00 p.m.
Neil H. Borslien of Kyle, TX went to be with our Lord on December 25th, 2011.
Neil was born in Maxbass, ND, on 12/11/1929. He left school at the young age of 15, made his way to San Diego, CA where he joined the Navy, using his older brother Russellâ€™s ID.
Henry Alvin Brewer, 85, of Fritch, passed away, Sunday, December 25, 2011.
Henry Alvin Brewer was born Friday, September 3, 1926 in St. James, Mo to Pleas Franklin and Orilla (Foust) Brewer. He was a heavy equipment operator for E.D. Baker for many years. He married Emelyne Hormann Derr on December 23, 1994.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Juanita Brewer in 1992.
It is okay to pop fireworks for New Yearâ€™s as long as it is done outside city limits.
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards stated that the Hutchinson County area has been out of a burn ban since the middle of November.
â€śThere are actually firework stands in the area open for the season,â€ť he stated. He also continued to say there are still some safety tips people should follow. Use fireworks outdoors only. Obey local laws. It is illegal to pop fireworks in the city areas.
Borger fire crews were busy on Christmas Eve fighting a fire on Coble Street.
A fire broke out inside a home on the 900 block of Coble. The fire gutted the inside of the home, according to Fire Chief Bob Watson. The fire occurred at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24, and was contained within 30 minutes. The fire crews did not leave the scene till 8:30 p.m.
High Plains Helping Hand recently received a generous donation on behalf of a local Scout pack.
Prior to the Christmas holidays, Rob Marr, representing Cub Scout Pack 565, delivered 2,280 pounds of food to the organizationâ€™s headquarters, in addition to a cash donation of $236.48.
Carolyn Poindexter, who is with High Plains Helping Hand, said the donation will greatly benefit not only the organization itself, but those who are in need during the holidays and all year long.
â€śWe got so much food,â€ť she said. â€śWe are so blessed.â€ť
A local business is doing its part once again to meet the needs of families this holiday season.
Ralls Appliance received enough qualifying purchases during their annual Refrigerator Donation Sale to donate refrigerators to seven local families in need.
Jack Klaus, owner of Ralls Appliance, said the business is extremely excited about the support its customers have shown for this program.
Oneta L. Driver, 81, died Saturday Dec. 24, 2011, at Fritch, Texas.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 27, 2011, at Minton Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ben Corbitt of Faith Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church of Pampa officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Beatitudes at Westlawn Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Delwanda Tate, 78, of Borger, died Saturday Dec. 24, 2011, in Amarillo.
Funeral services were at 10:00 am Wednesday Dec. 28, at Eternal Light Church with Rev. Willy Adams officiating. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.