July 12th, 2011
The burn ban in Hutchinson County will continue.
Hutchinson County Commissioners acted to extend the burn ban after speaking with Fire Marshal Danny Richards Monday morning. County Judge Faye Blanks said that certain areas have continued with a disaster declaration that could be extended with additions. However, Richards said he found it best to just stick with the burn ban for the time being.
â€ťIt will be more efficient,â€ť he said.
He also stated that the area is 11 inches behind in average moisture and no signs of any precipitation are present in the near future.
Fritch â€“ Memorial services for Thomas Ollyn â€śMacâ€ť McMillan, 86, of Fritch, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fritch Church of Christ with Mr. Richard Kasko, Minister officiating under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Mac was a resident of Borger and Fritch for the past 65 years and was retired from Phillips Petroleum Co after 39 years. He served in the U. S. Army as a Staff Sgt. during World War II. He attended Fritch Church of Christ for many years. He married Nita Ogle in 1949 in Clayton, N.M.
The Stinnett Police Department has received a tip on an ID theft case which has been under investigation.
The tip is in regards to an ID theft video collected by the department from the Borger Dollar General.
The video shows a suspect forging his signature for purchased items that were initially bought on May 27, 2011.
He also committed the same crime in McDonaldâ€™s and the Stinnett Allsups. The amount of theft totaled $191.86.
Farbro said that the victim randomly checked his account on the internet, and realized someone was using his ATM/debit card.
Geraldine â€śJeriâ€ť Osborne, 73, a former Panhandle resident, died Thursday, July 7, 2011, in Amarillo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Panhandle with Rev. Buddy Payne, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.
Bobbye (nee Wallis) Thiessen Schwalm, age 88, of Richardson, TX, was born 15 July 1922 in Mineral Wells and passed on peacefully 5 July 2011 after a lengthy illness.
She lived much of her younger life in Borger and Perryton, TX, and graduated from Borger High School.
Mother lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, strength in her step and a Texas can do spirit that inspired her family and friends.
She will be sorely missed.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Chester F. Thiessen and Wallace R. Schwalm.
All cities in Hutchinson County saw an increase in their tax allocations during the month of July.
On Friday, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs sent sales tax allocations totaling $474.5 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 7.2 percent compared to July 2010.
Entering his fourth year as head coach of the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen Basketball team, Eric Rodewald has been able to do a good job of retaining players from the prior year. This is a task that can be pretty difficult for most programs at the JUCO level that donâ€™t have the resources to offer full scholarships for essentially every player on the bench.
Elza â€śE.J.â€ť James Hays Jr., 69, of Beaverton, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw, Michigan.
He was born on Nov. 29, 1941, in Pampa, to Elza Sr. & Elzora (Reid) Hays. He enlisted into the United
States Air Force on Feb. 1, 1963, and retired Sept. 25, 1973, as a Staff Sergeant, serving in the Vietnam Era.
He was employed as a truck driver for Transport Services of Midland and moved to Gladwin County in 1973, previously residing in Texas.
He was a member of F.O.E. Albright Shores Aerie 3655.
Paradise ~ Kari Francis Klause Williams, 48, a registered technical nurse, went to be with our Lord Sunday, July 3, 2011, in Paradise.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Rev. Tim Sipes officiated.
Kari was born October 26, 1962 to Roger Sr. and Wanda (Campbell) Klause in Borger, Texas. She married Tuxie Ballard on February 19, 1999 in Borger, Texas. Kari served her country in the U.S. Air Force.
She is preceded in death by her father in 2008 and her brother, Roger Klause, Jr. in 2007.
The City of Borger Park Recreation Program has been rolling along this summer, and would not be the success it is without the aid of various community members and leaders.
Annadon Keys, director of the Johnson Park Youth Center, said if it was not for the amazing donations, the children participating in the program would not be able to do everything they get to do. She said she was thankful for the efforts of the Morley Theatre, Wildcatters, and the Circle Roller Rink in opening their doors to the children this summer.