February 15th, 2012
FRITCH - Carolyn J. Gomoke, 70, of Fritch, died Monday Feb. 13, 2012, in Plainview, Texas.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday Feb. 16, at Faith Baptist Church in Fritch. Officiating will be Don Rice, pastor and Jeremy Rice. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery in the Garden of Evergreen under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Margaret Ann Jefferson Canter, 73, of Borger, died February 12, 2012 at Borger Healthcare Center.
Family will be conducting a memorial service 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Stinnett â€“ Johnny Almon Monden, 79, died Sunday February 12 in Lubbock. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at the 1st Baptist Church in Stinnett with Rev. Mike Donathan, Pastor, Rev Donald Ward, Pastor of 1st United Methodist Church in Stinnett and Rev. Rhonda Greenwood, Pastor of 1st United Methodist Church in Merkel, TX. Interment with military honors will follow at Stinnett Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Joe W. Hayes, Sr., 94, of Borger, Texas, died Tuesday, February 14, 2012 in Amarillo, Texas.
Memorial Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the First Methodist Church of Borger, Texas.
Joe was born in Clarkesville, Texas on April 2, 1917 to William C. Hayes and Dulcenia (Bateman) Hayes. Joe graduated from high school in Allison, Texas and received bachelors and masters degrees from West Texas College. Joe was an outstanding athlete, having lettered four years in both football and basketball at West Texas College, graduating in 1939.
On Tuesday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles got handed a heartbreaker on Valentines in their 2A Bi-District playoff match with Idalou at Canyon High School on Tuesday, 50-42.
The Lady Eagles started with two quick points from sophomore Christa White. This lead wouldnâ€™t last long with quick shooting and good rebounding by the Lady Cats.
Sanford-Fritch had to play catchup for the rest of the game with the first quarter ending with Sanford-Fritch down by five.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen traveled to Kansas for a doubleheader with Garden City Community College. The Lady Plainsmen got the comeback win in game one, but came up short in the dayâ€™s final contest.
(Game One) Frank Phillips College 3 Garden City CC 2
The Lady Plainsmen got their first win of the 2012 season when they scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to get the 3-2 win over Garden City CC.
Sophomore Christine Blankenship scored the game winning two-run double, bringing in Arleen Alamanza and Janelle Smith.
Over the past two evenings, the Borger Bulldogs and Sanford-Fritch Eagles wrapped up the 2011-12 boys basketball season.
Dalhart 57 Borger 40
In Dalhart on Tuesday evening, the Golden Wolves got off to a fast start, outscoring the Borger Bulldogs 18-5 in the first period, on their way to a 57-40 win.
With the win, Dalhart claimed the District 1-3A title outright with a 7-2 district record.
Borger police officers made an arrest last week after responding to a disturbance on Moody Street.
On Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at approximately 3:33 p.m., officers responded to a disturbance in the 800 block of Moody Street involving two male subjects with possible weapons involved.
Hutchinson County Commissioners Court met Monday, February 13, 2012 in the Hutchinson County Courthouse.
The Commissioners approved the resolution that expands the scope of the Hutchinson County Volunteer Fire Department.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal, Danny Richards spoke about the EOC volunteers and jobs they take on.
The state of Texas only recognizes three emergency response groups and they are Law Enforcement, EMS and the Fire Department. The EOC will be a part of the Hutchinson County Volunteer Fire Department.
The Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office and Crime Stoppers are seeking assistance in reference to a large theft of copper wire in the northern region of Hutchinson County.
According to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department, on two different occasions, one near the end of October 2011 and one near the end of January 2012, unknown person(s) have taken approximately 340 feet of copper wire, valued at approximately $4,500, not to include damages.
The suspect(s) have taken the copper wire off of agricultural irrigation systems, which destroys the irrigation system itself.