June 15th, 2011
According to the CEO of Golden Plains Community Hospital, construction on its new facility is coming along well.
During the regular meeting of the Hutchinson County Hospital District Board of Directors Monday evening, GPCH CEO Dennis Jack said everything is continuing to go well with the construction process.
The PSPCISD board of trustees held discussion about projects taking place at West Texas Elementary School in Stinnett during its regular meeting Tuesday.
The trustees discussed the summer projects that will be happening at West Texas Elementary School.
These include a new parking lot, hot rubberized sealer for the play area, drive ways that separate the two play areas, seal coating on the elementary teacher parking lot, and seal coating in the high school student parking lot.
Also approved was the policy statement for free and reduced price meals.
John Whitfield, 57, of Fritch, passed away, Sunday, June 12, 2011.
John Whitfield was born Friday, May 7, 1954 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Billy Joe and Patricia (Caldwell) Whitfield. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Stinnett and a member of the Meredith Gun Club & the NRA.
He is preceded in death by his father and a brother Steven Michael Whitfield
Survivors include his mother, Pat; 2 daughters, Jessica Garrett & Lance, Macheal Leasure & Brandon; 2 sons, Marc Blackwell, Ty Whitfield; 2 brothers, Darryll Whitfield, Joey Whitfield and 8 grandchildren.
Back on June 6th, Borger golfer Dylan Coffer took second place in the Ryan Palmer Foundation Junior Classic at the Tascosa Country Club in Amarillo.
In the 15-16 year old division, Coffer shot a 79 that tied him for first place, leading to a scorecard playoff where Coffer finished in second place.
The event was a Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Tournament.
David A. Parker, 65, died Sunday, June 12, 2011, in Amarillo.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Borger. Interment will be at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
With hot weather continuing to be a constant in the area, the City of Borger saw a record-breaking temperature Monday.
The report from the National Weather Service was a temperature of 108 degrees, which breaks the previous record of 103 degrees, set back in 1958.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said he has been baffled by the recent conditions in the area.
â€śIt has been strange weather that weâ€™ve been having,â€ť he said.
Local residents are encouraged to practice fire safety and abide by policies that have been set in place to do just that.
Last week, Hutchinson County Judge Faye Blanks issued a Declaration of Disaster that prohibits the sale or use of fireworks. This disaster declaration was signed and approved by Texas Governor Perry Friday, and will be in effect until 7 a.m. July 5, 2011.
Jared Brown of Boy Scout Troop 507 puts out a flag on Main Street in celebration of Flag Day.
Herbert â€śPeteâ€ť Collins, 83, of Borger, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011.
Herbert Glen â€śPeteâ€ť Collins was born Sunday, December 11, 1927 in Clarita, OK to James and Martha (Caine) Collins. He married Daphine Griffin on July 8, 1949 in Coalgate, OK. He was the owner of Collins Well Service. He served his country in WWII as a member of the United States Navy.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Edward Lewis â€śEddieâ€ť Collins; and ten siblings.
Clair Lusk, 86, of Borger, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011.
Clair Pauline (Lacefield) Lusk was born Friday, June, 5, 1925 in Hancock County, Kentucky to John and Callie (Phillips) Lacefield. She was a homemaker and volunteered for the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Billy Ray Lusk; a granddaughter, Leann Vaughn in 1995 and 12 brothers and sisters.
Survivors include two sons, Vaughn Lusk and wife Kaci of Borger, TX and Rodney Vaughn and wife Teri of Borger, TX; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren,