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Sara Louise Charlton

August 1, 2011

BORGER-Sara Louise Charlton, 49 died Wednesday, July 27, 2001 in Borger, Texas. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, August 1, 2011 at the Faith Christian Church with Terry Corbett officiating. Interment will follow at the Stinnett cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Sara was born November 2, 1961 in Pittsfield, Indiana to Ralph and Selma Wagner. Sara was a homemaker, who loved her family and her grandkids dearly. They were her life. On May 11, 1986 she married James “Jim” Charlton II in Borger, Texas.

Serena Lee Sherman

August 1, 2011

Serena Lee Sherman, 27 years old, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011. Serena was born August 8, 1985 in Menard. She resided in Dallas with her fiance Charlie Chang. She is preceded in death by her grandfather Richard Sherman.
Survivors include two grandparents, Joyce Sherman of Junction and Ellen Davis of Menard; her mother, Amanda Light of Borger; her father, Joe Sherman and stepmother, Rhonda Sherman of Milliken,CO; her sister, Chrystal Kerbo and fiance Matt Garza of Pampa; her brother, Joe Sherman Jr., of Borger. Various great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Man pleads guilty to sexual contact with minor

August 1, 2011

On Thursday, July 28th, Borger resident Steven Guy Redwing, 56, pled guilty in the 84th Judicial District of Texas, to having sexual contact with a minor in Borger on April 15th, 2011.
In return for Redwing’s plea of guilty, District Attorney Mark W. Snider recommended Redwing to be sentenced to eighteen years in prison. District Judge John W. Lagrone sentenced Redwing in accordance with the plea bargain.
As part of the plea agreement, Redwing waived his right to have his case tried before a jury and his right to appeal his case.

Thursday afternoon fire draws a lot of attention

August 1, 2011

Thursday afternoon big clouds of black smoke from the northern part of the ConocoPhillips refinery drew the attention of local residents.
The good news, according to Hutchinson County EOC Director Danny Richards, is the smoke made the fire appear worse than it was with fire crews being able to contain the fire from ever being a threat to the Borger community.
At approximately 4:00 p.m., ConocoPhillips fire crews responded to a fire that was caused by a small leak in a pipeline located within the refinery property.

Sanford Post Office could face potential closing

August 1, 2011

Over the past several years the United States Postal Service has publicly talked about its need to f cut costs including limiting the days mail would be delivered.
Early this week, the U.S. Postal Service released a list of nearly 3,700 post offices that it will study for possible closure including the one located in Sanford.
Due to increase of customers doing business online, on smart phones and at other retailers’ locations, the Postal Service said the need to keep all of their 32,000 offices open across the country has diminished.

July 28th

Frank Phillips College named a “2011 Great College to Work For”

July 28, 2011

Tuesday afternoon Frank Phillips College received a piece of great news in being listed as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for according to a survey conducted by “The Chronicle of Higher Education.”
The honors didn’t stop there as FPC also was listed in The Chronicle’s Honor Roll as one of the top twelve community colleges in the nation.
The results were based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at over 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Vehicle bursts into flames

July 28, 2011

The Borger police department responded to a vehicle fire in the 200 Block of North Harvey Street. The fire was reported on the morning of Wednesday July 13th, 2011, at approximately 4:30am. After the fire was announced contained the emergency response team located a burnt rag that was located hanging from the vehicles gas tank opening. This incidence led Borger officers to investigate it as arson.

July 27th

Singing Zoologist performs for Hutchinson County Library

July 27, 2011

Lucas Miller brings his blend of science-oriented songs and stories to Hutchinson County Library on July 28. He is recognized as an American Masterpiece by the National Endowment for the Arts. Miller is a “singing zoologist” that performs at multi-media events for almost one hundred thousand children annually at schools, libraries and family concerts. Miller has been a independent artist and educator since 1994. Based in Austin, Texas, he has performed at the Texas state capitol, the National Zoo, the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Moody Gardens and hundreds of elementary schools.

Edward Jones supporting School Supplies Drive

July 27, 2011

In order to help families within the community that might not have the financial resources to purchase all the needed school supplies, the local Edward Jones Branch offices are taking part in a School Supplies Donation Drive from August 1st to August 31st.
Gary Schneck, Scott Mills, Beverly Creacy and Brock Sherwood, Edward Jones financial advisors in Borger, are supporting the 2011-12 supply drive by using their offices as drop-off locations.
The branch offices are located at 905 N. Cedar, 421 N. Deahl and 811 S. Cedar.

July 26th

Vickie Kay Munsternan

July 26, 2011

Vickie Kay Munsternan, 58, of Versailles, Missouri died friday, July 15, 2011 at her home.
Vickie was born March 31, 1953 in Garden City, Kansas
She is survived by her husband Darrell of the home; two sons - Lieutenant Colonel Kelly Kirby of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Attorney Kyle Kirby of Dallas; her mother and dad - Mary Kay and Dewey Mullens of Fritch; a brother Budd Kerr of Fritch, and five nephews, all of Amarillo.

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