July 13th, 2011
The Borger ISD board is set to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, in the board conference room of the BISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
Following roll call, the board will consider action on a complaint from Jimmy and Darasha regarding an attendance committee decision, subject to Texas Government Codes 551.071 and 551.082.
Janet Johnson takes advantage of the warm summer weather by giving the plants at the Fritch Community Gardens some much-needed water.
Wanda Frances Alford, 91, of Borger, passed away, Friday, July 8, 2011.
This yearâ€™s Borger Summer Celebration is set for this Thursday!
The event, sponsored by the Borger Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to take place from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Huber Park. A variety of booths will be on hand for people to enjoy during the celebration.
â€˘Scentsy Wickless â€“ Wickless Candles
â€˘Frank Phillips College â€“ Mobile Classroom (Information Booths for Various Career and Technical Programs, Popcorn and Water)
â€˘Downtown Merchants â€“ Bouncy House
â€˘Central Baptist Church â€“ Water and Face Painting
â€˘Unity Lodge #1242 â€“ Hot Dogs, Pickles, Cokes, and Chips
The burn ban in Hutchinson County will continue.
Hutchinson County Commissioners acted to extend the burn ban after speaking with Fire Marshal Danny Richards Monday morning. County Judge Faye Blanks said that certain areas have continued with a disaster declaration that could be extended with additions. However, Richards said he found it best to just stick with the burn ban for the time being.
â€ťIt will be more efficient,â€ť he said.
He also stated that the area is 11 inches behind in average moisture and no signs of any precipitation are present in the near future.
Fritch â€“ Memorial services for Thomas Ollyn â€śMacâ€ť McMillan, 86, of Fritch, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fritch Church of Christ with Mr. Richard Kasko, Minister officiating under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Mac was a resident of Borger and Fritch for the past 65 years and was retired from Phillips Petroleum Co after 39 years. He served in the U. S. Army as a Staff Sgt. during World War II. He attended Fritch Church of Christ for many years. He married Nita Ogle in 1949 in Clayton, N.M.
The Stinnett Police Department has received a tip on an ID theft case which has been under investigation.
The tip is in regards to an ID theft video collected by the department from the Borger Dollar General.
The video shows a suspect forging his signature for purchased items that were initially bought on May 27, 2011.
He also committed the same crime in McDonaldâ€™s and the Stinnett Allsups. The amount of theft totaled $191.86.
Farbro said that the victim randomly checked his account on the internet, and realized someone was using his ATM/debit card.
Geraldine â€śJeriâ€ť Osborne, 73, a former Panhandle resident, died Thursday, July 7, 2011, in Amarillo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Panhandle with Rev. Buddy Payne, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.
Bobbye (nee Wallis) Thiessen Schwalm, age 88, of Richardson, TX, was born 15 July 1922 in Mineral Wells and passed on peacefully 5 July 2011 after a lengthy illness.
She lived much of her younger life in Borger and Perryton, TX, and graduated from Borger High School.
Mother lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, strength in her step and a Texas can do spirit that inspired her family and friends.
She will be sorely missed.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Chester F. Thiessen and Wallace R. Schwalm.
All cities in Hutchinson County saw an increase in their tax allocations during the month of July.
On Friday, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs sent sales tax allocations totaling $474.5 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 7.2 percent compared to July 2010.