July 2nd, 2011
by Edith Guynes Stanley
For those that grew up going to school here in Borger, there is a pretty good chance that in at least one of those years you were a student of Coach Bryanâ€™s.
This Sunday, July 3rd, Frankie Gene Bryan will celebrate his 80th birthday.
To celebrate the milestone, former students and friends of Bryanâ€™s in the community are invited to come out and help celebrate next Sunday, July 10th from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. in the Garden Room of the First United Methodist Church.
The party is being hosted by Edith Stanley and Porter and Mary Jo Smith.
The annual Casey Aylor Memorial Motorcycle Ride is just a few weeks away!
The event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, July 30, 2011, with proceeds to benefit Hutchinson County Cares, Inc., a non-profit organization.
The registration fee is $30 per rider, with extra cards costing $5. The fee includes entrance into the Nutterville Party in the Pasture, Best Poker Hand, and Worst Poker Hand.
Edward Hubert Canter, 74, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, in Amarillo.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2011, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses. Cremation was under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Mr. Canter was born on Oct, 3, 1936, in Troy, Mo. He worked for several construction companies and was a security guard for different companies. He was an Ice Cream man from 1996 to 2000, and was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses.
He married Margaret Ann Jefferson on Feb. 14, 1965.
Officials are investigating a vehicle explosion that occurred early Thursday morning.
On Thursday, June 30, 2011, at 3:30 am. in the 1400 block of Davis, a vehicle explosion left a Stinnett resident with second degree burns. Stinnett Chief of Police Marie Farbro stated that arson is suspected. Truck owner Jeff Irvin tried to put the fire out with a water hose. The pickup truck then exploded and knocked the man down.
Earlier this month, members of the Borger Bulldog football team took part in 7-on-7 action at the Caprock Tournament in Amarillo.
The Borger team made a solid showing by posting a 2-1 record in pool play.
The Borger teamâ€™s only loss came against Caprock, 20-13, who went on to win the tournament.
A Borger team of junior high/8th graders also competed in a tournament at Caprock falling to Caprock and Palo Duro along with playing Dalhart to a tie.
J.P (Junro) Johnston of Borger passed away on June 29, 2011. Services will be at 3:00PM, Friday, July 1, 2011 at Brown Chapel Of The Fountains in Borger, TX.
J.P. was born July 31, 1917, in Sharon, OK. The second of seven children born to Grover P. Johnston and Lillie Barnes Johnston, J.P. was the last surviving member of that family. Deceased siblings were Charles Johnston, Claralee Johnston, Elton Ray Johnston, Jack Johnston, James Johnston, Bessie Lou Dugan, and half-brother Casey Garrett.
James Franklin Farrell passed away June 27th, 2011 around 7am in Shreveport, LA at the home of his daughter Mischa Farrell.Â â€śJimâ€ť was a beloved father, husband and friend.Â Anyone that encountered him could not help but be touched by his cheerful demeanor.Â Jim always had time to talk and listen to anyone and everyone.Â Even in sickness, he had the best attitude and was simply happy, optimistic, and seemed to care more about whomever he was talking to than himself.Â Before retirement,Â he worked as a Dental Technician in the basement of his home with his wife Bobbie.Â The kids could always vis
PANHANDLE - Nelda O. Webb, 76, a former resident of Panhandle, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, in Amarillo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Panhandle with Rev. Buddy Payne, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Panhandle Cemetery under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.
STINNETT - Alvin R. â€śLightningâ€ť McBroom, 77, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in Stinnett.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Stinnett Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Gillmore, Pastor of Riverview Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Sharon Yvette Smith Tidwell, 69, was born in Hollis, OK, on April 7, 1942, and began her journey to heaven on Monday, June 27, 2011.
She has joined her loving husband, Jerry Tidwell of 52 years in Heaven to Rest In Peace.
Sharon was a generous & caring person who had a special place for everyone in her heart. She will be greatly missed & will remain in our hearts forever.