James Alfred Wall, 88, of Mansville, Okla., passed away Dec. 24, 2011, at his home in Mannsville. He was born in Stratford, Okla., on Aug. 7, 1923, to the late James Hilburn Wall and Gladys Beulah Lewelling Wall. James was raised in Stratford and later moved to Borger, Texas. In 2002, he moved to Mannsville where he lived for the rest of his life. He married Aliomae Weems on March 31, 1946, in Pauls Valley, Okla. James was a retired operator and shift supervisor for Phillips Petroleum Company and he also did carpentry work. He enjoyed fishing, reading, and spending time with his family.
Charles Edward Hendricks, 84, resident of Bartlesville, died at 1:47 AM on Saturday December 24, 2011, at the St. John Hospital in Tulsa surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday December 28, 2011 in the Eastern Heights Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Vallandingham officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the James H. Teel American Legion Post # 105 honors team of which Mr. Hendricks was a member for many years. Entombment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.
Starting on Wednesday, the Borger Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs varsity basketball teams will be taking part in holiday tournament action in Lubbock and Breckenridge.
The Borger Bulldogs will travel to Lubbock to take part in the 53rd Annual FiberMax Caprock Classic, which has become one of the largest high school basketball tournaments in the country.
The Bulldogs will compete in the 32 team boys red bracket which will include teams from Midland Greenwood, Snyder, Monahans, Vernon, Andrews, Levelland, as well as district foes Pampa and Perryton.
The Borger High School Football Banquet is scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 12th, 2012.
The banquet will be held at the Church of Christ at Borger, located on Bulldog Boulevard beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10 a piece and can be purchased at the Borger Athletic Office beginning on January 4th.
The Plaza will cater the banquet and a 2011 highlight video will be shown on an 82 inch flat screen tv donated by â€śAaronâ€™s Rent To Ownâ€ť.
Funeral services for Audry Adrian McWilliams, 85, of Scotts Acres will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Church in Borger with Pastor Tim Hall, Associate Pastor officiating. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Calera, OK under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Mr. McWilliams died Thursday December 22 in Amarillo.
He was a Veteran of WW II in the Navy and a member of 1st Baptist Church of Stinnett. He loved his family especially his grandchildren and loved raising chickens. He has been a resident of this area since 1951.
Almo â€śA.L.â€ť Taylor, 75, of Fritch passed away, Thursday, December 15, 2011.
Almo Lee Taylor was born Monday, December 7, 1936 in Littlefield, TX to Alfred and Hulda (Wheske) Taylor. He was a retired operator at Phillips Petroleum. Mr. Taylor graduated from Littlefield High School in 1956. He married Laura Thompson on November 24, 1972 in Fritch, TX. He was a Baptist.
He is preceded in death by his wife Laura; son, Thomas Wayne Taylor and his parents.
Every day, and especially this time of year, individuals encounter an illness or injury and a decision is often made to go to the emergency room and seek treatment. While many times this is the right decision to make, many more times a more appropriate place to seek treatment is at a doctorâ€™s office or clinic.
When to go to the emergency room:
Go to the emergency room or call 911 if you or a family member is experiencing any of the following symptoms and/or complaints: heart attack, uncontrollable bleeding, severe allergic reaction, stroke, fracture, and difficulty breathing.
The City of Borger is planning to file petitions in district court for the abatement of two different properties.
After a closed session held Tuesday afternoon, the Borger City Council approved action to allow City Prosecutor David Holmes to file petitions in 84th Judicial District Court for the abatement of substandard structures at 117 West Second and 117 Deahl.
The newspaper comic poll results were complied by surveys turned in by Borger News Herald readers and an online poll.
Top 15 cartoons and number of voters who said they loved them
1.Family Circus (Daily) 88
2.Family Circus (Sunday) 84
3.Blondie (Daily) 84
4.Blondie (Sunday) 71
5.Classic Peanuts 63
6.Beetle Bailey (Sunday) 59
7.Garfield (Sunday) 55
8.Born Loser (Daily) 55
9.Zits (Daily) 54
10.Zits (Sunday) 53
11.Dennis the Menace (Sunday) 53
12.Arlo & Janis (Daily) 52
13.Frank & Earnest (Daily) 46
14.Hagar the Horrible (Sunday) 45
15.Baby Rules (Sunday) 43
Theodore â€śTedâ€ť Ramon Jr., 48, of Borger, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2011 in Amarillo.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2011 at Highland Park Cemetery with Elder Alfredo Ramon of Borger officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Theodore Leal Ramon Jr., was born October 20, 1963 to Theodore V. and Louisa Ramon in Karnes City. Ted was Pentecostal, and had lived in Borger since 1978. He was a people person, who loved woodworking, drawing, bodybuilding, and music.