February 14th, 2014
Be sure and get todays paper to find out what Valentine's Day means to the kids at Borger ISD.
Sam Joe McLaughlin, 89, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014. Funeral service will be held 2 pm Monday, February 10, 2014 in the Minton Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Sam was born April 28, 1924 in Yantis, Texas to William and Minnie McLaughlin. He married Vada Hamil on March 7, 1952 in Clayton, New Mexico. Sam proudly served in the United States Army. He retired after 38 years with J.M. Huber. An avid bowler he enjoyed watching sports on television.
Lottie Swopes was born to Mick and Jewell (Adkins) Rowe on October 20, 1926 at Centrahoma, Ok. She departed this life on February 7th at the Noble Health Care Center at the age of (87) years. Mrs. Swopes attended school at Durham, Ok. She and Mr. Thomas Swopes were United in Marriage on November 18, 1944 at Reydon, Ok. They were married for (66) years before he preceded her in death. They made their home in Norman before moving to Noble in (1978). She was employed with the Cheyenne Nursing Home and Rosewood Manor Nursing Home in Norman before her retirement.
Lillie Simpson Chaffin, 90 of Sanford died Tuesday February 11th in Amarillo. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday February 15th at First Baptist Church Sanford with Rev. Larry Brock pastor officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch. There will be a visitation Friday from 5: 00 pm to 7:00 pm. Lillie was born April 12,1923 at Whitesboro, Texas to Oliver W. and Myra Womble Simpson. She had been a Sanford resident since 1948. She was a member of First Baptist church of Sanford.
“We are surrounded by endless forms, most beautiful and most wonderful, and it is no accident, but the direct consequence of evolution by non-random natural selection - the only game in town, the greatest show on Earth.”
Since the bursting of the housing bubble in 2006 and the following failures of many major U.S. financial institutions, Americans have been frantic in trying to find some way to save the suffering economy. Only now are we beginning to realize that the answer may’ve been right in front of us the entire time.
It was hard not to notice the drastic differences in Sundayâ€™s snowfall throughout various parts of town. With some areas receiving only a light frosting, and others a downfall of several inches, one might wonder what the cause is for this seemingly picky blizzard. The Borger News-Herald contacted KVII News Channel 7 Meteorologist Brian James to find the answer.
According to James, the reason for the snowâ€™s behavior lies in two factors: local plants such as the Agrium nitrogen production plant and wind direction.
Neil Ferguson, 80, passed away Sunday, February
Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 13, 2014
at Bible Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Westlawn Memorial
Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral
Directors of Borger.
Neil was born September 27, 1933 in Erick, Oklahoma to
Clyde and Ozie Ferguson. He proudly served in the United
States Army. Neil married Virginia Swaffar in Clovis, New
Mexico on July 3, 1953. He was a loving husband, father,
grandfather and great grandfather.
Joe Thomas Lee, 88, died February 8, 2014 in
Borger. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30
a.m. at the Church of Christ at Borger with Denny Sneed,
Minister officiating. Services under the direction of Minton
Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Joe was born to William Thomas Lee and Lois May
Bishop Lee November 7, 1925 in Kingston, OK. He moved
to Borger in 1927 where he graduated from Borger High
School in 1942, went on to graduate from Texas Tech University
with a bachelors degree and then received his masters
degree from West Texas State University. Joe worked
Gary Douglas Adkins, 64, of Fritch, passed
away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, February 7,
2014, following a valiant battle against illness.
Graveside service will be held for Gary on Tuesday, February
11, 2014 in Westlawn Memorial Park at 2 pm, officiated by
Jake Minton with arrangements by Minton-Chatwell Funeral
Directors of Fritch. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Kindy,
Scott Kindy, Seth Adkins, Michael Webb, Gary Winters and
Bill Maddox. Visitation for Garyâ€™s many friends with his family
will be at the funeral home at Broadway and and Canadian