April 30th, 2012
Brandy Callahan is seeking election to Borger City Council, Place One.
Callahan is a lifetime resident of Borger, except for the few years that she was away attending college.
âI chose to stay in Borger for several reasons,â she said. âFirst, all of my family lives here, second, itâs a great place to raise my children and establish roots, and third, Borger is a community with a lot of wonderful people. It is a community with the most caring and giving people I have ever met.â
Detectives with Borger Police Departmentâs Criminal Investigations Division went out on Wednesday, April 25, with intentions to find any illegal narcotics activity on the streets of Borger.
During their investigation they succeeded with not only one arrest, but three; Larry Clinton Turley, 40; Mark David Purcell II, 19; and Derek Duane Chisholm, 21, all of Borger.
Dr. Bill will be holding his annual vaccination clinic Friday and Saturday. The event will be held until 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The clinic is being held at the Fritch fire station. Rabies vaccinations are $12.50, Distemper, Parvo costs $15, and Feline Distemper costs $12.50.
Bruce Monroe Suit, 69, died Tuesday, April 24, in Borger.
Memorial services were at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 27, at the Minton Memorial Chapel, with Jake Minton officiating.
Mr. Suit was born on April 1, 1943 to Fredrick and Hilda Suit in Cheverly, MD. He has been a resident of the area since 1960.
He was a roving Welder for Phillips Petroleum for 35 years. He was in the Air Force from 1961 to 1964.
Much loved and admired, Sharron Bell-Rogers left this world Saturday, April 21, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was born May 6, 1945 in Borger, TX and was a graduate of Borger High School. Sharron was preceded in death by her grandparents as well as her parents: Sam Bell, Bess Eldredge, and M.T. Eldredge.
Sharron was an avid sports fan and she spent much time on the softball fields and volleyball courts in her youth. She loved the Rangers and was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan; she could always be found in front of the television on game day.
PAMPA â Johnny Belt, 69, died April 26, 2012, in Pampa, TX.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 PM Monday, April 30, 2012, at Fellowship Baptist Church, with Joel Osborne, pastor, officiating. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
Mr. Belt was born November 16, 1942 in Kellyville, Oklahoma. He married Jane Elder on July 3, 1964 in Clayton, New Mexico. He worked and lived in Borger and Pampa for many years before permanently moving to Pampa in 1983.
The National Day of Prayer ceremony in Borger is less than a week away!
Charlotte Martin, who is coordinating the event, said the public is invited to attend the ceremony, set for 12 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012, at the Veteranâs Memorial in Huber Park.
âThis yearâs theme is âOne Nation Under Godâ and the scripture is Psalms 33:12: âBlessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord,ââ she said. âThe 2012 Honorary Chair is Dr. David Jeremiah.â
Students from West Texas High School and Middle School âDecked the Hall Tealâ to show support for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
With the support from City of Stinnett; their sponsor, Kathleen Patterson; and the Hutchinson County Crisis Center, the students placed teal pinwheels and 97 teal flags in the front lawn of City Hall.
Local citizens are encouraged to come and help save a life during the upcoming blood drive at West Texas High School.
The high school is hosting a school and community blood drive from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in the WTHS Commons Area, located at 600 Stewart in Stinnett. The drive is being held in conjunction with Coffee Memorial Blood Center.
Sally Kossey, a teacher with WTHS, said the decision to donate blood is an important one, because donors are the only source of blood in the High Plains Region.
On Saturday morning, the Borger Lady Bulldogs Softball team (17-14) will begin its best of three 3A Bi-District playoff series against the Lamesa Golden Tornadoes in Littlefield.
The Lady Bulldogs, after posting a 15-7 non-district record, were poised to make a run for the District 1-3A title. However, the Lady Bulldogs had to make their road to the playoffs dramatic by dropping their first four district games and needed a strong finish to clinch the final district playoff berth over Dalhart.