May 10th, 2012
Barbara Lightfoot, 66, of Amarillo, passed away, Monday, May 7, 2012.
Barbara Gean (May) Lightfoot was born April 24, 1946 in Borger, TX. She was a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Geneva Faye (Reese) May and her husband, George Lightfoot.
Survivors include her father, Virgil May of Tulsa, OK; half-brother, Roy Chambers and wife, Sue of Borger, TX; and three half-sisters, Shirley Barr and husband, Jim of Port Aransas, TX, Peggy Lloyd of Bay City, TX and Patricia Jones of Kingfisher, OK.
Charlotte A. Hunt, 61, of Oklahoma City, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
Survivors include two daughters, Taffy Eubanks of Eufaula, Okla, and Kandy Hunt of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren, J.T. Eubanks, Jr. of Oklahoma City and Kailey Eubanks of Moore, Okla.; three sisters, Carolyn Courtney of Borger, TX; Linda Thurman of Borger, TX; and Deby Judd of Amarillo, TX; and two brothers, Robert Charles Cook, Jr., of Fritch, TX; and Bill Cook of Bastrop, TX.
Delois Frances Ford, 81, died Wednesday May 9, 2012, at her home in Fritch.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Riverview Baptist Church with Preacher Jimmy Gillmore, Pastor and Rev. Scott Wallace, Associate Pastor officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Frances has lived in the area for 75 years and was a member of Riverview Baptist Church. She was a sales associate at J. C. Penneyâ€™s in Borger.
A Borger resident was arrested after a lengthy standoff Tuesday afternoon.
On Tuesday, detectives with the Borger Police Department received a tip from a concerned citizen that a wanted subject was at a residence located at 114 Kiekbusch Street, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
Once detectives confirmed and verified the tip, they traveled to the residence on Kiekbusch to serve an arrest warrant on Matthew Scott Whitmire, 27, of Borger. Officers tried to make contact with Whitmire, but he would not come to the door.
A professional musical theatre production looks like it may be coming to Borger this summer. On Tuesday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Board of Directors approved providing chat productions with a grant which will assist the company as it prepares to film its first major production â€śKissless, the musicalâ€ť in Borger through most of July and early August.
Two Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen softball players received All-Conference honors this week for their play during the 2012 season.
FPC freshman infielder Lucinda Ponce was named First Team All-Conference and All-Region after hitting .404 with 15 doubles and 10 home runs with 36 RBIs.
FPC sophomore outfielder Janelle Smith was named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference team. Smith had a .354 batting average with eight doubles, and three home runs with 33 RBIs.
One of the things that separates junior college athletics from what can be found at universities is the high amount of turnaround teams tend to see from one year to the next. In recent years, the high turnover trend was alive and well in the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen Menâ€™s Basketball program where having just two or three players turning from the previous season seemed to be the norm.
However, the Plainsmen appear to be breaking the trend, as eight players have signed letter of intents to return to Frank Phillips College, including all five starters from the 2011-12 squad.
Evelyn Brians Wiseman was born to Robert Thomas Brians and Maggie Smart Brians on September 11, 1916 in Bonham, Texas. She died on May 7th, 2012, in Spearman, Texas, at the age of 95.
Evelyn was married to Paul Wiseman of Charleston, West Virginia, on November 17, 1937, in Borger, Texas. They were the parents of three children, Sonja Janice, Ronald Glenn, and Mark Gregory. The family resided in Borger until 1960 when they were transferred to Houston, Texas, with United Carbon/Ashland Oil.
Margaret (Marge) Lucille Papay, 87, of Morse died Sunday May 6, 2012, in Amarillo.
Services will be held 11:00 am Thursday, May 10, at the First Baptist Church in Morse, where she was a member, with Pastor Gary Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Lieb Cementary by Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Marge was born August 22, 1924 on a farm 9 miles southeast of Elkhart KS in Texas County OK to Dewey and Gladys Hensley. Living on the farm until the family moved into Elkhart in 1929. She graduated from Elkhart High School in May, 1942.
Borgerâ€™s local senior citizens center is celebrating 45 years of operation.
Opportunities, Inc., located at 930 Illinois, will celebrate this special milestone this Thursday with a reception from 1-4 p.m. Cake and other refreshments will be served, and the community is invited to come and celebrate.
The center is a non-profit organization of Borger individuals who operate a combination community and senior citizen center.