September 14th, 2011
Hutchinson County has a new Republican County Chairman.
Mary Kay Phelan has been approved to serve as the new chairman for Hutchinson County and her duties are beginning effective immediately.
Meryl Barnett, who has served as county chairman for the past 30 years, initially chose Conny Moore to take his place. Moore served in the position for two years. However, due to some health issues within his family, Barnett allowed him to step down and he took the role back over temporarily.
Ruth Arnold, 60, of Borger passed away Sunday, September 11, 2011.
Ruth Ellen (Nonken) Arnold was born September 22, 1950 in Borger, TX to Vernon and Anita (Deason) Nonken. She was a caregiver to many people and she also cleaned houses. Ruth was also a member of Halstead Kansas American Legion Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas O. Arnold; her mother, Anita Hall; her father, Vernon Nonken; two brothers, Tom Lusk and Bob Lusk; and grandparents, Wilbour and Leta Nonken and Frank & Cora Deason.
Funeral services for Judy Seger, 73, of Sanford, will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Minton Memorial Chapel with Rev. Justin Unwin, Pastor of 1st Assembly of God in Fritch officiating.
Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch. Judy died Sunday in Amarillo.
She had lived in Sanford for the past 20 years and married Roy Seger Jan. 17, 1969, in Borger. Judy loved her family, fishing and quilting.
Two arrests have been made in reference to an assault that occurred last Thursday evening.
On Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, the arrests were made by the Borger Police Department in reference to a recent sexual assault that was reported on Sept. 8, 2011, that occurred in the late evening hours on Union Street.
With the incident and investigation currently ongoing and active, the circumstances leading up to the identity and arrest of the suspects are not presently being provided and released, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
Early Thursday evening on September 8, 2011, Sanford citizens got the opportunity to voice their opinion to Bobby Eubanks, Jr., Manager of Post Office Operations out of Fort Worth at Sanford Community Hall.
This meeting gave the chance to discuss any alternatives to closing the post office, which has been proposed.
A review of business activities of the Post Office at this site revealed that the office workload has declined.
This reduced workload suggests the maintenance of an independent Post Office here may no longer be warranted.
The people of Hutchinson County made a point to ensure that the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, will not be forgotten.
Close to 300 people were in attendance at a special 9/11 Memorial Service held Sunday afternoon in Huber Park.
The service was held in the area where a 9/11 monument, currently in the works, will be placed.
(Editorâ€™s Note: The following speech was given by Judge William D. Smith during a special 9/11 memorial service held Sunday afternoon at Huber Park.)
My friends, we gather here today to pay homage and tribute to those who are no longer with us but whose memory will long affect us.
We, like millions of other Americans, remember what we did and where we were 10 have not forgotten our feelings and emotions â€“ sometimes of helplessness, of frustration, of forlorn, and of anger â€“ as we watched planes crash, fires burn, buildings tumble and victims, along with brave rescuers, die.
Dr. Edward Quiros and his wife, Dr. Corazon P. Quiros of Borger, were just two of the many people who saw the attacks on September 11, 2001.
â€śEverything just stopped,â€ť Corazon said.
On 9/11, Dr. C.P. and her husband were in New York City where they were spending a few days to attend a re-certification review course for the American College of Surgeons Board.
â€śOur hotel was right beside Empire State Building,â€ť said Dr. C.P.
At the time that it happened, Dr. C.P. was waiting for her sister-in-law, who was coming from New Jersey.
Funeral services for Donna Gay Hunter, 63, of Fritch will be 3:00 p.m. Monday at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Borger with Rev. Ted and Jody Wilson officiating.Â
Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Donna was born in Clayton, NM and graduated from Del Norte High School in Albuquerque, NM where she was a cheerleader. She retired from Phillips Petroleum Co. and received her Realtorâ€™s license.Â Her life centered on loving people and she loved her family more than anything.Â
On September 5, 2011, at the age of 80, Jacquelyne Cromwell was welcomed by the Lord and reunited with the love of her life, Stan Cromwell. She was preceded in death by Stan, her husband of 53 years in 2002; her parents, Eva and E.W. â€śJackâ€ť Martin; and her sister Patricia Sue Sahli.