February 17th, 2012
Borger Groendyke Transport held a Million Mile Safety Banquet in January.
This award banquet was held at the Frank Phillips Conference Center on January 28, 2012. For the 48th time since the award program began in 1965, Groendyke Transport recognized the Borger Terminal drivers and employees for driving one million miles from September 21 to December 31, 2011 without a preventable accident. Employees and spouses were treated to a steak dinner along with a check, awards and gifts.
Amy Fernandez has to hand over close to $100,000 as part of a plea deal for illegally structuring monetary transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements.
On Monday February 13, 2012, U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson stated Amy Fernandez is required to pay $99,950 to the government after her sentencing.
In November, Fernandez pleaded guilty for one count of evading the reporting requirements and the regulations issued thereunder, structure, attempt to structure, and attempted to assist in structuring currency transactions with one or more domestic financial institutions.
On Thursday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen hosted Lamar Community College in a baseball non-conference doubleheader.
In both games, the Plainsmen struggled to get things going offensively helping Lamar to leave Borger with a two game sweep.
(Game One) Lamar CC 15 Frank Phillips 3
The Plainsmen jumped out to an early 3-0 lead over Lamar. But the Plainsmen bats would go cold after the second inning, while Lamarâ€™s heated up by scoring 15 runs in the final three innings for the win.
Tom Reyna, 81, of Borger, passed away, Tuesday, February 14, 2012.
Tom Robles Reyna was born Tuesday, May 6, 1930 in Christine, TX to Ben and Lena (Robles) Reyna. He worked in oilfield construction. Tom married Billie Fennell on August 10, 1956.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Billie in 2010.
Survivors include his brother, Jessie Reyna of Waco, TX; his sister, Florence Sena of Borger, TX; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00AM, Friday, February 17, 2012 at Highland Park Cemetery with Jim Castleberry officiating.
Gerald Jueschke, 79, of Borger, passed away, Tuesday, February 14, 2012.
Robert Gerald Jueschke was born Thursday, December 29, 1932 in Tonkawa, OK to Anthony and Mollie (Chermach) Jueschke. He was Senior Construction Supervisor and Quality Control for Phillips Petroleum before he retired in 1998.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mary in 1988; his second wife, Joy in 2011; and his sister, Mary Ann Murry.
Oleta Calvin, 77, of Stinnett, died Feb. 12, 2012, in Stinnett.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Minton Memorial Chapel in Borger. Officiating will be Brenda Hathcoat of Nowata, Okla. Burial will be at Stinnett Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Oleta was born March 18, 1934 at Strong City, Okla., to William and Letha Frank Bagby. She was a homemaker.
Although the date has not been set, the demolition of the 200 S. McGee property is progressing and should begin within the next week.
The general contractor JE Dunn has selected A and R demolition for this part of the project. Complete demolition is still pending the separation of steel and usable material from remaining structure and construction debris. Usable materials will be removed from the area, before structural demolitions starts. All utilities are in the process of being cut and capped.
An area resident may get to â€ścome on down!â€ť
Kim Charles, 55, of Pampa, who works at Golden Plains Community Hospital in Borger, won a trip for two to Las Vegas, Nev. After losing a â€śPrice is Rightâ€ť scratch-off, Charles sent in the ticket for a second chance to win. She and 24 other people won this trip.
The trip includes a four-day and three-night stay, travel expenses, two show tickets, tickets to â€śThe Price is Right, and $5,000.
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument are seeking to update their fire management plan.
The two entities are proposing to update this plan to formally lay out the process and actions for prescribed burning on adjacent private ranchlands, including the attendant vegetation manipulation necessary along firelines to control these prescribed burns.
On Wednesday evening, the Amarillo Caprock Lady Longhorns scored a goal in the 71st minute to force the 2-2 tie with the Borger Lady Bulldogs in District 5-4A action.
The game was a rescheduled contest from last Friday, when the game was cancelled due to a muddy field.
In the fourth minute, the Lady Bulldogs had the first scoring opportunity of the game, when Shelby Harris appeared to break open with the ball. But Harrisâ€™ shot would get deflected keeping the game scoreless.