July 20th, 2011
Borger- Billy Jason McCormick, 26, died Sunday, July 17, 2011 in Borger.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Minton Memorial Service with Rev. A. J. Griffin and Andy Gregg officiating. Interment will be in Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors.
Judy Thompson, 54, of Borger, passed away, Sunday, July 17, 2011.
Judy V. (White) Thompson was born Thursday, August 16, 1956 in Memphis, TX to Wiley and Mickey Joyce (Wynn) White. She married Bob Thompson on October 2, 1981 in Amarillo, TX. She was a government safety trainer.
She is preceded in death by her father.
Windy Bethel, 87, of Fritch, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011.
Clyde O. Hutto, 93, died Monday, July 18, 2011, in Borger.
Memorial services were at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Minton Memorial Chapel with Rev. Leonard Forsythe, Pastor of Bible Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Henry Ford Risner, 84, died Thursday, July 14, 2011 in Fritch, Texas.
Cremation is under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
In April, Hutchinson County held its last Walk MS on behalf of the National MS Society.
Coming this weekend, Amarillo will have its annual Bike MS on behalf of the same organization.
Participants will ride their bikes for 152 miles on open roads beginning at 7 a.m. on July 24 at the Amarillo College East Campus. Registration begins at 6 a.m. The cost to enter is $25 and the fund raising minimum is $250.
On July 23, participants will travel 102 miles and on July 24, riders will go 50 miles, also starting at 7 a.m. There will be rest stops every 10 miles.
The Borger ISD board of trustees reviewed an update in policies during its regular meeting Thursday evening.
The update, known as Policy Update 90, was presented to the board by Superintendent Chance Welch.
The first policy under the update, known as EI (LOCAL) and FMH (LOCAL) pertains to freshman students. Students entering the ninth grade this year must achieve certain scores on EOC assessments to graduate. Tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students will continue to take the TAKS.
TARA RICHELLE HOPKINS
The Stinnett Police Department has become very slim on officers while criminal activity has increased and citizens are worried for their safety for their family and homes.
Citizens are invited to come out for a neighborhood watch development meeting Tuesday night on July 19, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the community center in Stinnett.
Local Stinnett Citizen Susan Reed wants to bring the community together and start a neighborhood watch program for the City of Stinnett.
The Borger City Council is set to meet this Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will act on a request from the CareNet Pregnancy Center to close Bryan, Hedgecoke, West Coolidge, and West Grand Streets on Sept. 24, 2011, from 9-11 a.m. The request will be presented by Susan Trahern, CareNet Director.
On Friday, members of the Borger Bulldogs varsity and junior varsity football teams will take part in the first Wayland Baptist University-West Texas 7 on 7 Tournament.
The tournament will take place at Plainviewâ€™s Greg Sherwood Memorial Bulldog Stadium and the surrounding practice fields.
Thanks to more high school football teams using spread offenses, summer 7-on-7 Football has grown in Texas over the past couple of years, with teams from Borger participating in tournaments for the third year in a row.