August 2nd, 2011
Otis â€śO.T.â€ť â€śHobbyâ€ť Thomas Kirksey was born into this life on April 21, 1930, in Archer County, Texas to Ben and Della Kirksey. He closed his eyes here on earth July 30, 2011 and opened them in heaven.
On Monday, cross country, volleyball and football teams across the state of Texas rang in the new school year by diving into Two-a-Day practices.
The Borger Bulldog football team didnâ€™t waste any time holding their first practice, taking to the field at 12:03 a.m. on Monday morning in front of around 200 fans at Bulldog Stadium for Midnight Madness.
Entering the season, the Bulldogs are enjoying the luxury of having good numbers in the program, with 96 players signed up to take to the field, including eight new transfers.
2011 Phillips Golf
Course Club Championship
1st Audie Howard 70-75-145
2nd Aron Graves 74-72-146
3rd Larry Gonzales 72-76-148
4th Adam Klaus 72-78-150
5th Tim Hedrick 77-75-152
6th Warren Burrows 74-83-157
1st Roger Gergory 72-65-137
2nd Danny Holcomb 69-70-139
3rd John Moose 71-68-139
4th Ronna Hopson 71-69-140
5th John Golden 69-72-141
6th Ray Gutierrez 70-72-142
The Stinnett Birthday Celebration is set for next week!
The event, in its 85th year, has a theme of â€śMardi Gras On The Plains,â€ť and will be held Aug. 8-13.
On Wednesday, Aug. 10, Community Church and an ice cream social will be held starting at 6 p.m.
On Friday, Aug. 12, a community watermelon and hot dog picnic will be held at 6 p.m., and the Booster Club Beach Volleyball Tournament will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Those wishing to participate in the volleyball tournament need to contact Angela Hoff at 898-0825.
The Altrusa Craft Show/Flea Market is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, 2011, out at the Aluminum Done.
This year, Amy Fernandez is serving chairperson of the show, with Vickie Cornelius and Jackie Whatley serving as co-chairs.
Stephanie Frick is also helping to put the show together by sending invitations, accepting reservations, marking spaces, and checking the vendors out at the end.
The life of a racing greyhound is centered around training and racing around the track until it finally reaches the point it can no longer compete as a top athlete.
When that happens, the question becomes where do the greyhounds go and how are they placed into a good loving environment to live out the rest of their lives?
Lonnie and Marian Jones of Fritch play a big role in answering that question for several former racing greyhounds by serving as the West Texas representatives for the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT).
BORGER-Sara Louise Charlton, 49 died Wednesday, July 27, 2001 in Borger, Texas. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, August 1, 2011 at the Faith Christian Church with Terry Corbett officiating. Interment will follow at the Stinnett cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Sara was born November 2, 1961 in Pittsfield, Indiana to Ralph and Selma Wagner. Sara was a homemaker, who loved her family and her grandkids dearly. They were her life. On May 11, 1986 she married James â€śJimâ€ť Charlton II in Borger, Texas.
Serena Lee Sherman, 27 years old, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011. Serena was born August 8, 1985 in Menard. She resided in Dallas with her fiance Charlie Chang. She is preceded in death by her grandfather Richard Sherman.
Survivors include two grandparents, Joyce Sherman of Junction and Ellen Davis of Menard; her mother, Amanda Light of Borger; her father, Joe Sherman and stepmother, Rhonda Sherman of Milliken,CO; her sister, Chrystal Kerbo and fiance Matt Garza of Pampa; her brother, Joe Sherman Jr., of Borger. Various great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.
On Thursday, July 28th, Borger resident Steven Guy Redwing, 56, pled guilty in the 84th Judicial District of Texas, to having sexual contact with a minor in Borger on April 15th, 2011.
In return for Redwingâ€™s plea of guilty, District Attorney Mark W. Snider recommended Redwing to be sentenced to eighteen years in prison. District Judge John W. Lagrone sentenced Redwing in accordance with the plea bargain.
As part of the plea agreement, Redwing waived his right to have his case tried before a jury and his right to appeal his case.
Thursday afternoon big clouds of black smoke from the northern part of the ConocoPhillips refinery drew the attention of local residents.
The good news, according to Hutchinson County EOC Director Danny Richards, is the smoke made the fire appear worse than it was with fire crews being able to contain the fire from ever being a threat to the Borger community.
At approximately 4:00 p.m., ConocoPhillips fire crews responded to a fire that was caused by a small leak in a pipeline located within the refinery property.