June 23rd, 2011
Billie Jo Kelley
Billie Jo was born to Litchford and Cora Sparks on April 5, 1928, in Spearman, Texas. She left this earth May 28, 2011, to be reunited with her husband, parents, brothers and sisters. She was a fabulous bridge player, loved dominoes and playing the piano, and enjoyed a good laugh. She had a feisty, loving spirit and was adored by all who knew her.
She was predeceased by her husband Charles, a longtime local grocer; parents, brothers, Aubie, James, Roscoe, and W.E. Sparks; and sisters, Opal Boxford, Owassa Valdez, and Shirley Talley.
Rate schedules and tariffs proposed by the Texas Gas Service have received approval from the Borger City Council.
A resolution approving the schedules and tariffs was finalized by the council Tuesday. The resolution pertains to a limited rate filing that allows TGS to implement an increase in rates pursuant to the Cost of Gas Adjustment (COSA) clause that was previously approved in 2008.
The City of Fritch is making plans for a summer celebration!
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 week-long 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. Local churches, organizations, clubs, and businesses are invited to set up food and game booths for the celebration.
Participants in the Womenâ€™s Air Race Classic made a stop at the Hutchinson County Airport Wednesday evening. The women are traveling across the country in a race competing for competing for cash prizes and awards. Among those making the stop at the airport were, left, Barbara Harris-Para of Pinehurst, N.C.; and right, Sarah Morris and Leah Hetzel of Jacksonville, Fla. The race, which started in Iowa City, Iowa, will conclude in Mobile, Ala. this Friday. For more information and photos, see pg. 5 of todayâ€™s edition.
PHOTOS BY DON RICE
At the Spring Meeting, the Western Junior College Athletic Conference adopted Menâ€™s and Womenâ€™s Rodeo as a WJCAC Conference Sport.
Within the conference, six of the 10 conference colleges currently participate in rodeo. The six colleges include Clarendon College, Frank Phillips College, Howard College, New Mexico Junior College, Odessa College, and Western Texas College.
Former Phillips Lady Blackhawk and Borger Lady Bulldogs Head Basketball coach Jill Schneider guided the USA U16 girls to the championship of the 2011 FIBA Americas Tournament in Mexico on Saturday by defeating Brazil, 73-40.
For Schneider, itâ€™s her fifth gold medal, as she won four as a player, but lost out on earning one in the 1980 Olympics when the USA boycotted those games.
This is her first gold medal as a coach.
AMARILLOâ€“The Amarillo Bulls, proud members of the North American Hockey League, announced on Monday their 2011-2012 schedule.
This yearâ€™s schedule consists of 60 contests including four at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota as well as 28 home and 28 away games. One of the many highlights of the schedule is the Bulls home opener set for Saturday, October 1st at 7 pm against the New Mexico Mustangs at The Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center.
Lucille Booker Tillmon, 92, died Saturday, June 18, 2011, in Borger.
Services are pending with Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Cremation is under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Mrs. Tillmon was born on April 1, 1919, in Caddo Mills, La. She was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Borger. She was preceded in death by her husband George Tillmon in 1960.
Mariano Hernandez, 57, of Borger, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011.
Mariano Hernandez was born Thursday, January 21, 1954, in Hidalgo Del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Ramon Hernandez and Eliza Zanabria. He was a farmer for Spardex Farms in Spearman, TX.
He is preceded in death by his father and his brother, Cervando.
The progress on a memorial in Borger honoring the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, is continuing to move along.
Bob Tiffany, who has played a major role in bringing the memorial to the city, spoke to the Rotary Club Tuesday about current developments with the memorial.
Tiffany has been in Borger since 1975 and is retired from Chevron Phillips. He went to work for Phillips Petroleum Company at the Copolymer Plant back in 1977. While working for Chevron Phillips, he was a member of the Emergency Response Team and formed an honor guard through his work with the team.