July 22nd, 2011
The amount of water being pumped out of Lake Meredith this summer is going to see an increase.
On Monday, the Canadian River Municipal Water Authorityâ€™s board of directors took a unanimous vote to increase the amount of water being pumped out of the lake. The total amount will increase from 5,000 to 6,300 acre-feet. An acre-foot of water amounts to over 325,000 gallons.
As of Thursday, July 21, 2011, Hutchinson County has had a total of 27 days that temperatures have exceeded 100 degrees.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said there have been technical difficulties with the emergency communication because of the heat. Officials have to work extra hard in making sure everything technical is properly cooled down.
Hutchinson County Cares (H2C, Inc.), a local family and childrenâ€™s charity, donated $1,000 to the Downtown Merchants Association for its upcoming school supply drive on Aug. 11. Presenting the check for Hutchinson County Cares (H2C, Inc.) is Jim Bridwell, Nita Crabtree, and Jerri Aylor. Accepting the check is Mike Scales, Amy Fernandez, Darla Brown, Charlene Flanagan, and Brenda Adams.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
FRITCH - Pat Sterling Hopper, 70, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Amarillo.
Memorial Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Minton Memorial Chapel with Pastor Bill Sizemore of Fellowship Baptist Church officiating. Cremation is under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
PANHANDLE - Lorene W. Osborn, 92, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Panhandle.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.
Mrs. Osborn was born on June 13, 1919, in Caney, Ark. She was a homemaker and member of the Panhandle Church of Christ.
She is survived by her son John W. Osborne of Tipton, Okla., and two daughters, Pat Stamps and husband Gaylon and Pamela Cummings, all of Panhandle.
To send condolences, sign the online guestbook at www.mintonchatwell.com.
Martha Jean Elledge, 73, of Farmington, N.M., left this earth to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 15, 2011.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, in the Chapel at First Baptist Church of Bloomfield. Interment was held immediately following in Bayfield, Colo. Arrangements were under the direction of Brewer, Lee, and Larkin Funeral Home of Farmington, N.M.
ATHENS - Genta Allene Markee, 99, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Green Oaks Nursing Home in Athens, Texas.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery in Pampa with Rev. Earl Burkholder, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
The Fritch Summer Celebration is set for tomorrow!
KFDA News Channel 10, the local CBS affiliate, has selected Fritch as one of its stops on its â€śSummer Celebration Tour.â€ť The city will be featured on Friday, July 22, the last day of its weeklong tour of area towns.
The event will take place on Robey Street between the Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum and Fritch City Hall. Robey will be closed to traffic and booths will be placed up and down the block.
There will be local entertainment, giveaways, contests, challenges, and a variety of other events.
Those wanting to see some one-of-a-kind antique vehicles need look no further than Main Street in Borger.
Mr. Greg Fleming has been collecting, buying, and selling antique vehicles. Next to Flemingâ€™s Furniture, he has some of these antique vehicles on display.
Fleming has one Ford Tractor and two John Deere tractors, along with a old fire truck out of the Dallas area. He also has an older Coca-Cola truck.
The purchase of a motorgrader for the City of Borger Public Works department has been approved.
The council took action on the purchase during its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon.
The City of Borger has been utilizing an old motorgrader that quit working this past year. The council funded the purchase of another grader from current funds.
The motorgrader is used by the street department for alleys, roadways and snow removal, as well as ad hoc construction projects.