March 3rd, 2013
Gertrude L. Carpenter Smith, 101, passed away Friday March 1st at Lone Tree, Colorado. Graveside services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday March 6th at Knowles Cemetery Beaver County Oklahoma. Burial will be under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
To send condolences, sign the online guestbook at www.mintonchatwell.com.
The Borger City Council will be taking the next step in doing its part to get K2 and other synthetic drugs off the streets of the city.
This action will take place during the councilâ€™s upcoming regular meeting, set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
A cold front will sweep through the region on Monday, shifting our winds around from the west to the northeast at speeds averaging 20-30 mph. Compared to Sunday, high temperatures will drop about 10 degrees as highs rise into the upper 50s to the mid 60s by late day. Partly cloudy skies will prevail throughout the day on Monday with some upper level energy moving into the area during the late afternoon and evening. This could produce some isolated showers across the Panhandle for Monday night.
Two brothers, both Borger High School graduates, were named to the Borger ISD Honor Wall during a special ceremony Saturday afternoon.
John Bayless, Jr. and Daniel Bayless, both known for their contributions to the world of the arts, were honored during the ceremony at Borger High School. John is a world-renowned pianist, and Daniel is a well-known artist and jewelry designer.
At around 12:30 PM on March 1, 2013, a compliance check was conducted at D&D Amusement located at 1320 S. Florida.
The investigation, conducted by the Borger Police Department with the assistance of the Borger Fire Marshalâ€™s Office and the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, resulted in the arrest of Joel Micah Brown (42) for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 >= 1g < 4g in a Drug Free Zone; Joshua Allan Land (36) for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 >= 1g < 4g in a Drug Free Zone; and Tommie Ann Tijerina (29) for Possession of Marijuana < 2oz.
Earlier this afternoon, Borger Police Department and detectives roped off D&D Amusement on Florida St. We are awaiting further word from authorities, and will keep you posted as news develops.
For one local young man, the use of the drug K2 almost cost him his life.
Brandon Gibbs shared his story to kick off the town hall meeting held Thursday night at Borger High School on the issue of synthetic drugs. He said he wanted to educate people on the dangers and what such drugs can do to people.
â€śI want to give all the glory to God that Iâ€™m here and that I can give my testimony today, because I really shouldnâ€™t be here,â€ť he said. â€śI really shouldnâ€™t be alive right now.â€ť
The community-wide Health Fair will be held on April 12th on the Frank Phillips College Campus in the Access and Innovation Building. The Health Fair committee urges each citizen and business to mark this date on their calendar and make an effort to attend to gain knowledge on health, safety and wellness practices and take part in various screenings that will be offered.
Two brothers who have made great contributions to the world of the arts will be named to the Borger ISD Honor Wall this Saturday.
John Bayless and Daniel Bayless will be honored in a special ceremony, set for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, in the auditorium foyer at Borger High School.
John is a 1971 graduate of Borger High School and was born here. He started playing piano by ear at the age of four. His mother, who was a singer and musician, was his first teacher. His childhood heroes were Leonard Bernstein and Liberace.
Tonight is the night.
The town hall meeting pertaining to the synthetic drug issue will be held at Borger High School to accommodate the large crowd that is expected for the event. The event time is 6:30 p.m. this evening. The meeting will be a time of discussion and information for local citizens about the problem of synthetic drugs and what is being done at the federal and state levels.