July 25th, 2011
Work on the new Golden Plains Community Hospital is continuing to progress in a positive direction.
The Treasure Hunters will yet again make an appearance in Borger.
The Treasure Hunters Road show is based in Springfield, Illinois, and will be bringing its five-day road show to Borger, starting Tuesday July 26, 2011 at the AmericInn Lodge and Suites of Borger located on 900 E. 3rd St.
They will be there from 9am to 6pm Tuesday through Friday, and 9am to 4pm on Saturday.
During this free event, the Treasure Hunters are expecting to see over 1,200 residents bringing in their rare and unusual collectibles.
Earlier this week, 2011 Borger High School graduate Jâ€™Cee Pool signed a letter-of-intent to compete in track for Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
Prior to heading down to Austin to compete in the state track meet in early May, Pool was still uncertain about where she would have the opportunity to compete in the discus and/or the shot put at the colleigate level.
At the time, Pool said a couple of schools had talked to her, including West Texas A&M University, but none had officially made her an offer.
The amount of water being pumped out of Lake Meredith this summer is going to see an increase.
On Monday, the Canadian River Municipal Water Authorityâ€™s board of directors took a unanimous vote to increase the amount of water being pumped out of the lake. The total amount will increase from 5,000 to 6,300 acre-feet. An acre-foot of water amounts to over 325,000 gallons.
As of Thursday, July 21, 2011, Hutchinson County has had a total of 27 days that temperatures have exceeded 100 degrees.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said there have been technical difficulties with the emergency communication because of the heat. Officials have to work extra hard in making sure everything technical is properly cooled down.
Hutchinson County Cares (H2C, Inc.), a local family and childrenâ€™s charity, donated $1,000 to the Downtown Merchants Association for its upcoming school supply drive on Aug. 11. Presenting the check for Hutchinson County Cares (H2C, Inc.) is Jim Bridwell, Nita Crabtree, and Jerri Aylor. Accepting the check is Mike Scales, Amy Fernandez, Darla Brown, Charlene Flanagan, and Brenda Adams.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
FRITCH - Pat Sterling Hopper, 70, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Amarillo.
Memorial Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Minton Memorial Chapel with Pastor Bill Sizemore of Fellowship Baptist Church officiating. Cremation is under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
PANHANDLE - Lorene W. Osborn, 92, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Panhandle.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.
Mrs. Osborn was born on June 13, 1919, in Caney, Ark. She was a homemaker and member of the Panhandle Church of Christ.
She is survived by her son John W. Osborne of Tipton, Okla., and two daughters, Pat Stamps and husband Gaylon and Pamela Cummings, all of Panhandle.
To send condolences, sign the online guestbook at www.mintonchatwell.com.
Martha Jean Elledge, 73, of Farmington, N.M., left this earth to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 15, 2011.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, in the Chapel at First Baptist Church of Bloomfield. Interment was held immediately following in Bayfield, Colo. Arrangements were under the direction of Brewer, Lee, and Larkin Funeral Home of Farmington, N.M.
ATHENS - Genta Allene Markee, 99, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Green Oaks Nursing Home in Athens, Texas.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery in Pampa with Rev. Earl Burkholder, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.