March 21st, 2011
Margaret Ann â€śPeggyâ€ť Burroughs Aull began her eternal life on Saturday, March 19, 2011, in Lubbock, Texas. Her memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, March 22, in the chapel of the First Baptist Church of Amarillo under the direction of Brown Funeral Directors. Dr. Winfred Moore will officiate.
Evelyn Barclay, 91, of Borger, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at Childers Place in Amarillo.
Viewing will be at Brown Funeral, and Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Christian Fellowship with the Pastor Tim Bernard officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery.
Evelyn was born Sept. 15, 1919 in Forestburg, to Clarence and Dovie Reeves.
John C. â€śTuffyâ€ť Lanham, 80, of Dumas, passed away, Thursday, March 17, 2011.
John Calvin Lanham was born Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1931, in Beckham County, Okla., to Nolan and Gladys (Griffin) Lanham. He married Ernestine Groves on Oct. 31, 1952, in Borger. â€śTuffyâ€ť worked as a maintenance supervisor for Phillips Petroleum.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister Barbara DeMoss; and great-grandson Aaron Patrick Saiz.
A former mayor of Borger passed away last Thursday.
Jerry Thomas McClure served eight years on the Borger City Council from 1970 to 1980, and served two terms as the Mayor of Borger.
During his time in the service of Borger, he served three years on the board of the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission and one year on the Governorâ€™s Board of Directors under Governor Bill Clements.
He was a Borger Jaycee, a boxing coach for three years, served Meals on Wheels and was a deacon in the Fritch Assembly of God Church.
Yesterday a fire broke out in an unoccupied home in the 300 block of Wilson St. Chief Bob Watson of the Borger Fire Department stated that they received the call at 12:39 p.m. and the scene was clear at 2:56 p.m. He also said that the cause of the fire is still under investigation and that there was no one hurt during the fire, just that the back of the house had some significant damage to it.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
Vietnam Veterans of America will be awarding their 2011 annual scholarships to four Hutchinson County high school seniors. There will be a scholarship that will be awarded to a senior from each high school in the county. Interested applicants must submit an essay to enter.
Application forms and information were distributed to each of the Hutchinson County High Schools earlier in the year. The application process will close on April 15, 2011.
This evening the West Texas High Comanches baseball team and the Lady Comanches softball team are scheduled to be in action in Stinnett.
The Lady Comanches will take on the Claude Lady Mustangs in District 6-1A action starting at 4:00 p.m.
The Comanches will take on the Memphis Cyclones at 4:30 p.m. in their final contest before starting district play later this week.
DUMAS-For their first year participating in high school soccer at the varsity level, it is hard not to be somewhat impressed with fact that the Dumas Demons are flirting with a .500 record and can clinch a playoff spot with a Canyon loss or tie to Pampa on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately that shot at a District 5-4A playoff berth will come at the expense of ending the Borger Bulldogs season on Friday night, as the Demons were able to come away with the 3-1 victory at Demon Stadium.
The HutchCares Living at Home Appreciation Banquet is coming up this Tuesday March 22, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the Fairlanes Baptist Church, 3000 Fairlanes Blvd.
There will be a silent auction at 6:30pm that all guests are eligible to participate in. There will also be live entertainment.
The Hutchinson County and the Hansford County are seeking any interested individuals that would enjoy becoming a part of the Crime Stoppers board.
There will be a open meeting for any inquiry for that position, and the public is welcome to attend the next board meeting, scheduled for March 24, 2011, at 7 p.m. at City Hall located at 600 N. Main Street, Borger.