July 10th, 2014
The Borger News-Herald
Panhandle Community Services was recently awarded a grant to help people in the Texas panhandle to apply for health care through the Affordable Care Act and the Market Place.
The City of Sanford has a new face in a familiar place. Lesley Nikkinen was welcomed in as the new city secretary this week .
Nikkinen has lived in the Sanford area for about a year and previously lived in Tampa, Florida for 36 years prior to moving to Sanford.
Nikkinen said her new career was a result of a chance meeting with a local resident.
“I met someone through the Elks Lodge.” she stated.
David B. King, 31, of Borger passed away on July 5, 2014.
Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Valley View Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Angel Funeral Home 2209 S. Arthur St. Amarillo, Texas.
You may just be a prick of a needle away from saving a life. At least, that is what the residents of Stinnett are hoping as they gear up for their annual blood drive.
Coffee Memorial Blood Center will be in Stinnett next week to as part of its blood drive efforts. CMBC officials are encouraging all Hutchinson County residents give the gift of life, and donate blood. All blood types are needed, CMBC officials said.
The City of Stinnett drive is scheduled for July 14, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 801 Main Street in the Community Center.
Hutchinson County residents should get ready to rev up your engines for a good cause. The 2014 Casey Aylor Memorial Motorcycle Ride is just a few weeks away! The Casey Aylor Memorial Motorcycle Ride is scheduled to be held on Saturday, July 19.
The Future Lady Bulldog Basketball Camp will be held on July 14th through the 17th.
Beth Miller, 89, of Amarillo, died Sunday, July 6, 2014.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Hansford Cemetery at Spearman. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mrs. Miller was born on July 17, 1924 in Delhi, Oklahoma to Zula and Edward Uptergrove. She owned and operated a beauty shop for over 35 years in Borger. Mrs. Miller was an officer in the order of the Eastern Star. She was a charter member of Keeler Baptist Church.
She married Joe C. Miller on Sept. 7, 1946 in Spearman.
Jim E. Wheeler, MD, 86 of Borger died July 3, 2014 in Borger. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 9, at Minton Memorial Chapel with Mr. Denny Sneed of Church of Christ at Borger officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. The family will receive friends at the Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8.
The Hutchinson County Crisis Center is set to host its annual telethon in the coming days. This year’s telethon will help fight against all sorts of physical and mental abuse by auctioning off various items donated from organizations and local citizens.
The telethon is held once a year to raise needed funds for the HC3 program and to help child and adult victims of sexual assault and family violence.
According to HC3 director Norma Luginbyhl, “Hutchinson County is above state average on child abuse.”
Golden Plains Community Hospital CEO Kevin Storey announced the Borger hospital would begin offering a new service to local residents in August the hospitalist program. Storey made the announcement at the Hutchinson County Health District board meeting on Monday.
According to Storey, GPCH will be offering a hospitalist program beginning in August as a way to make its medical care even better.