September 5th, 2011
Leah Jeanne (Caulkins) Buckland, 86, of Borger, passed away peacefully in her sleep on the evening of Thursday, September 1, 2011.
The work on Borgerâ€™s new Subway is continuing to progress.
Frank Wingate, one of the operating partners of the restaurant, said all of the concrete work was finished as of Aug. 31.
The new location is being constructed on the corner of Opal and West Wilson, directly in front of the Holiday Inn Express.
468 cubic yards of concrete, 6.25 miles of rebar, and a total of 19,135 square feet of concrete were placed at the site.
Fall is growing closer and Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument in Fritch announces a few enjoyable fall activities for the community.
Visitors can look forward to water activities, picnicking, hiking, and special events celebrating Texas Archeology Month.
Conley Gilbert Rhoten, 84, of Amarillo, formerly of Fritch, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Amarillo.
Funeral services will be Saturday Sept. 3, 2011, at Minton Memorial Chapel with Rev. Don Rice officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Devotion at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Milton James (M.J.) Weatherford, 82, died Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at Borger, Texas.
Graveside services will be Friday, September 2, 2011 at Highland Park Cemetery with Bruce Ridling of Borger Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
M.J. married Clara B. Ellis on February 5, 1951 in Clayton, New Mexico. She preceded him in death in November 1990. He was also preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters. M.J. loved to fish.
Annelle Shipp Smith of Texas City, TX, formerly of Fritch, TX, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. She was born in Newport, TX on July 20, 1913 to Lula and O.M. Shipp.
Kenton J. Savage, 65, of Borger passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Borger Healthcare Center. He was born Monday, March 4, 1946 in Chickasha, OK to Orvil James and Helen Oaks Savage.
Kenton moved to Stinnett, TX in 1956. He graduated from Stinnett High School and enlisted in the United States Army where he proudly served his country.
Big changes are going into effect for drivers in the State of Texas.
As of September 1, 2011, existing 65 mile-per-hour night and truck speed limits will be bumped to 70 mph.
All signs with the night and truck speed limits should be removed by the end of this year and citizens are asked to abide by the posted limit of 70mph.
Borger ISD has a budget in place for the upcoming 2011-12 fiscal year.
The new budget, approved by the BISD board of trustees during a special meeting Tuesday evening, represents $21,617,734 in revenue and $21,808,693 in expenditures. The difference in revenue and expenditures is $190,959.
Chance Welch, superintendent for Borger ISD, said as the district closes out its 2010-11 budget, it is pleased that it balanced a budget that began with a $550,000 deficit.
Last Friday, the 2011 season did not start as planned for the Borger Bulldogs in the 35-7 loss to the Randall Raiders.
Three first half turnovers, along with the solid play be Randallâ€™s quarterback Collin Bowen, placed the Bulldogs into a 28-7 hole by halftime in the Raiders win.