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Come drag Main and help someone in need

August 31, 2012

Ever since Borgans dragged Main Street on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, it is now becoming a monthly occurrence.
The first Saturday of every month, residents will drag Main, not only for a good time, but for amazing causes. This Saturday’s donations will go towards Chelsea Brantwein and her family to help them financially. This 15-year-old Borgan, Chelsea Brantwein, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer.

August 30th

Former Borger coach leads team to gold

August 30, 2012

Former Borger High School coach, Jill Rankin Schneider coached the USA Jr. National U17 girls to a gold medal this past Sunday at the FIBA World Championships in Amsterdam,The Netherlands. They went undefeated in the tournament and beat a tough Spain team, 75-62, in the final game.
Schneider has just started her 15th year with Monterey High School in Lubbock, TX. She has been named the district's coach of the year three times, and was chosen as the All-South Plains 4A/5A Coach of the Year by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. She teaches college algebra at Monterey as well.

Hendrickson inducted into Panhandle Veterans Hall of Fame

August 30, 2012

In an emotional and moving ceremony at the Twenty-Second Panhandle Veterans Hall of Honor in Pampa, veterans, families, and guests joined together to honor individuals who have distinguished themselves not only in the defense of this country, but who have also been positive influences on their respective home communities. One of the inductees was longtime resident of Phillips and Fritch, Richard Harry Hendrickson who was nominated by his daughter, Mona Hendrickson Fannon of Fritch.

Baker: Media constantly undergoing change

August 30, 2012

Lee Baker, longtime sports director for KVII in Amarillo, visited the Rotary at its weekly meeting on Tuesday. Baker answered questions from attendees and spoke on how social media has affected how news is reported. Baker is entering his 30th season covering football in the panhandle area, so he definitely has been through many changes in the media.

August 29th

Borger chamber prepping for kickoff breakfast

August 29, 2012

The Borger Chamber of Commerce is prepping for its upcoming kickoff breakfast.
The annual event is set for Thursday, Sept. 6.
The breakfast will begin with serving lines opening at 6:45 a.m. and will conclude by 8 a.m. The breakfast will be held at Sutphen’s.
Beverly Benton, Chamber CEO, said reservations must be received by noon on Sept. 4 and may be made by calling 274-2211. Tickets for the breakfast are $10 and are payable at the door.

Lynda Owens

August 29, 2012

Lynda Owens, 64, of Stinnett, passed away, Monday, August 27, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 4:30PM, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Brown Chapel in Stinnett, TX with Dwight Kirksey officiating. Burial will follow at Holt Cemetery.
Mrs. Owens will lie in state at Brown Chapel in Stinnett, TX on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 from 8:00AM to 8:00PM and Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.
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August 28th

Borger Police Report

August 28, 2012

Borger Police Report
Aug. 28, 2012

Dolomita and Caliche – field interview
1900 block of Lister – report of suspicious vehicle
200 block of West Tenth – report of theft
Carolina and Circle – motorist assist
1000 block of North Main – alarm
600 block of Weatherly – warrant service
600 block of South Main – report of theft
Third and Cedar – investigation
1200 block of Thompson – welfare check
Brian & Third – report of reckless driver (traffic)
100 block of Texas – report of disturbance
Paul Belton – followup
200 block of Second – investigation

Thelma Holman

August 28, 2012

Thelma Holman, 85, of Amarillo, passed away, Saturday, August 25, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Rector Funeral Home, 2800 S. Osage, Amarillo, TX with Rev. Leonard Forsythe officiating. Burial will follow at 3:30PM at Stinnett Cemetery in Stinnett, TX.
Mrs. Holman will lie in state at Rector Funeral Home in Amarillo, TX.
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SPIN doing its part to help those in need

August 28, 2012

SPIN does more than shows “what comes around goes around.”
SPIN stands for Single Parents In Need. This two-woman organization is run by Tracy Olson and Margaret Engler. Their main goal is to help all single parents in need (men or women) plus some. They are here to help those who need the help in the community.

August 27th

G Christie (Chris) Watson

August 27, 2012

Chris Watson was born December l9, 19l6, in Boonville, Kentucky, to George Smith Watson, a Presbyterian minister, and Claudia Dodson, a graduate of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
Chris attended Wooster College where he played quarterback on the football team and was named to the “Ohio All Star” team. He graduated with a BS in Geology and Natural Sciences in l937. Chris continued his education at the University of Pittsburg where he obtained a degree in Petroleum Engineering and then began work with Phillips Petroleum.

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