May 18th, 2012
Loyd Elmer Gooch, 86, of Borger, passed away, Thursday, May 16, 2012.
Loyd Elmer Gooch was born on April 12, 1926 in Logan County, Oklahoma to Corbett Roy Gooch and Minnie Rose (Schnaeburger) Gooch. Mr. Gooch worked for Phillips Petroleum Company as a welding supervisor. He was a member of Keeler Baptist church where he served as a deacon. Mr. Gooch was a WWII Veteran and also involved in the Korean conflict. Mr. Gooch was instrumental in building the ball park for the North Little League, where he coached the team. Loyd Gooch married Darlis Reynolds on May 5, 1942 in Enid, Oklahoma.
Borger firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire early Thursday morning.
At 6:55 a.m. yesterday, a house caught fire on the 700 block of Sixth Street.
According to Fire Chief Bob Watson of the Borger Fire Department, the fire was caused by a lit candle that was left unattended in the homeâ€™s bathroom.
â€śThe inside of the house was pretty much all ruined,â€ť he said.
Ten firefighters arrived at the scene with two trucks and contained the fire within 30 minutes.
No injuries were reported. Firefighters left the scene at 8:30 a.m.
With the Hutchinson County Relay For Life less than a month away, activities surrounding the event are in full swing!
On Saturday, May 19, the Bread of Life Ministries Kingdom Racers will have a barbecue fundraiser at the Borger Wal-Mart from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The St. Andrew United Methodist Church â€śHeavenlyâ€ť Cookies Team will be holding a â€śBowl-A-Ramaâ€ť fundraiser from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 20. The event will be held at Wildcatterâ€™s, 1501 South Main.
On Wednesday afternoon, a soccer commitment reception was held for Borger High School Soccer players Francisco â€śPacoâ€ť Ibarra, George Sifuentes, and Kaleen Dean.
While Ibarra has yet to announce where he will play after high school Sifuentes will join the Crusaders soccer team at the University of Dallas, while Dean will head to South Texas to play for the Schreiner University Mountaineers in Kerrville.
Both Sifuentes and Dean said their decisions were based on finding a good fit and a great opportunity to play soccer while receiving an education.
Four West Texas High Comanches baseball players earned District 6-1A All-District honors for their play on the baseball diamond during the 2012 season. The Comanches were 10-13 overall, 6-4 in district play. Booker and Claude each had five players earn All-District honors.
6-1A All-District Baseball Team
MVP-Manny Ramirez Sr. Booker
Brett Cox Jr. Booker
Hunter Lile Fr. Booker
Jared Reagan Fr. Booker
Jourdan Payan Sr. Boys Ranch
Jabe Thompson Soph. Boys Ranch
Seth Sharke Jr. Claude
Tate Wilkerson Soph. Claude
Dakota Woods Soph. Follett
Daniel Saucedo Sr. Shamrock
Myrtie Ethel Seeds Harris was born May 2, 1914 at home in Ringgold, Montague County TX. She was married to Nolan Harris July 2, 1933 in Pampa, Texas. They had been married 50 years when Nolan passed away in Borger, Texas, October 28, 1983.
She was also preceded in death by her mother, Jewel Seeds Castleberry of Pampa, Texas, father Rob Seeds of Pampa, Texas; sister Mary Elizabeth Seeds Trenary of Pensacola, Florida; two brothers, Robert Seeds of Donaldsonville, Louisiana; and Charles A Seeds, Dallas, Texas.
The Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office is doing its part to ensure the safety of children across the area.
The office, in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, will observe National Missing Childrenâ€™s Day this year with participation in the national Take 25 child safety campaign. A child ID program will be held from 2-8 p.m. May 18 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 at the Borger Wal-Mart.
Numerous citizens gathered at the Fritch City Annex to attend the Fritch City Council meeting on Tuesday.
Council members gave awards to members of the Fritch Police Department and EMS for their efforts and skills put toward a vehicle accident. Members awarded from EMS were Matthew McKinney, Cassandra Vann, Bobby Lamb, and Shannon Lamb. Fritch policemen Cade Turner and Russell Radney were also given awards.
The local Wal-Mart is doing its part to help the Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network.
On Friday, April 20, employees from the Borger Wal-Mart attended the CMN Kickoff Luncheon, held at Baptist/St. Anthonyâ€™s Hospital in Amarillo. At that time, the employees presented CMN with a check for $23,000.
Joy Stephen, 74, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away, Monday, May 7, 2012.
Joy LaTrice (McWhorter) Stephen was born Tuesday, July 6, 1937 in Pampa, TX to Fred and Bessie (Gatlin) McWhorter. Joy McWhorter married Truman Royce Stephen on October 22, 1952 in Edmonson, TX.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Truman Royce Stephen; her grandson, Bobby J. Stephen; her sister Geraldine Hancock and her brother, Bobby McWhorter.