July 21st, 2011
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.
Sharlene Fowler, 76, of Jimâ€™s Lake, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011.Sharlene Fowler was born Wednesday, April 10, 1935, in Borger, TX to Grover and Mary Fannie (Nix) Cornelius. She married Jim Fowler on July 5, 1952 in Borger TX. She was a teacher in her early married years and a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim Fowler on July 22, 2007; two brothers, Bill Cornelius and Mike Cornelius; one sister, Mary Cornelius; and two grandsons, Matthew Mark and Adam John.
Fritch- Ernest â€śJoeâ€ť Wagner, 69, died Saturday, July 16, 2011 in Amarillo.
The Family will be having a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Baptist Church in Fritch with Assistant Pastor Jeremy Rice officiating. Cremation is under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
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.