February 29th, 2012
Sybil Ross, 98, of Amarillo, passed away, Monday, February 27, 2012.
Sybil Irene (Weldon) Ross was born March 23, 1913 in Hollis, OK to Andrew and Nancy (Casey) Weldon. She married R.E. Ross on December 24, 1929 in Magnum, OK. She was a homemaker, crossing guard for BISD and custodian for Co-Poly.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, R.E. Ross in 1981; two sons, R.E. Ross Jr. in 1944 and Johnny Lee Ross in 2007; five brothers and three sisters.
The Boomtown Theater presents its fifth dĂ©but and duet starting this Thursday.
There are two different directors and two different one-act plays that will be presented. The theater will be serving a dinner before the two productions.
First in line is â€śHe Said and She Saidâ€ť by Alice Gerstenberg and directed by Tara Richelle Hopkins, five-year actor for the Boomtown Theater and first time director.
Local officials are seeking answers pertaining to an abandoned house fire that occurred last weekend in Borger.
At 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, a fire broke in an abandoned house in the 300 block of Birdie Avenue, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department.
He said the fire was fueled by strong winds pushing to the north. The fire threw embers into nearby yards, which started several other small fires, which threatened the majority of the houses in the subdivision.
Even though it is still close to two months away, planning is underway for this yearâ€™s Casey Aylor Memorial Motorcycle Ride.
The ride is set to be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Proceeds will benefit Hutchinson County Cares, Inc., which is a non-profit childrenâ€™s charity organization.
The registration fee is $30 per rider, and the cost is $5 for a one-time extra draw. The fee will include the best and worst poker hand.
Borger Police Report
Feb. 24-26, 2012
Feb. 24, 2012
FM 1551 and Willowick â€“ report of traffic accident
Stephens & Cedar â€“ report of traffic accident
1500 block of South Main â€“ report of harassment
1300 block of Baker â€“ report of criminal mischief
Clayton & Finger â€“ report of traffic accident
1200 block of Thompson â€“ report of lost/found property
900 block of Elmore â€“ report of harassment
1100 block of North Hedgecoke â€“ welfare check
Carpenter & Bowman â€“ report of disturbance
100 block of Fairview â€“ report of disorderly conduct
700 block of East Sixth â€“ report of harassment
Due to ongoing redistricting litigation, the mailing of new voter registrations has been delayed.
In the absence of approved interim redistricting maps, county voter registration officials in many officials cannot finalize electoral precincts for the purpose of conducting elections.
All previously-issued voter registration certificates expired on Dec. 31, 2011, but only the cards have expired. Voter registrations do remain valid. Voters, who are currently registered, but:
On Monday afternoon, the West Texas High Lady Comanches got the 12-6 win over the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles in non-district softball action.
In the top of the second inning, the Lady Eagles put the first run on the scoreboard. But the Lady Comanches responded by scoring four runs in the second and two runs in the third inning to build a 6-1 lead.
The Lady Eagles tried to rally by scoring four runs in the top of the fourth inning.
But the Lady Comanches stayed in control of the game by adding six more runs in the fifth and sixth innings for the win.
The West Texas Comanches were back home yesterday to host the Clarendon Broncos on the diamond. The Tribe is trying for their third straight playoff appearance this year. The team picked up a 13-4 win over the Clarendon Broncos. Senior Carlos Juarez got the win, throwing four innings. Juarez allowed four runs, on three hits, just one run was earned. He had six strike outs and walked only one batter. Jess Shields closed the game, pitching the final three innings. Shields did a nice job for the Comanches, allowing no runs, and only one hit. He struck out seven batters and zero walks.
Charles Lantelme, 85, of Stinnett, passed away, Saturday, February 25, 2012.
Charles Lantleme was born February 10, 1927 in Ellis County, OK to Carl George and Mae Mary (Peetoom) Lantelme. He was a Naval Veteran of World War II. He was a chemist at Phillips Petroleum for 37 years. After retiring he was involved with ranching beginning in 1989. Mr. Lantelme was a lifetime member of the Stinnett Church of Christ. Charles Lantelme married Evelyn Wayland on August 29, 1954 in Arnett, OK.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Even though Christa Newman passed her Miss Tri-City crown to Holly Jones Saturday night, her pageant adventure has only begun!
At the Miss Tri-City pageant festivities, Newman was awarded the title of Miss Texas Panhandle 2012. She will be competing this July in the Miss Texas America Pageant.
Newman, who is 18 years old and a 2011 graduate of Sanford-Fritch High School, is the daughter of David and Mickey Newman and has one brother Jacob Aaron.