April 4th, 2011
The Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce named its Man and Woman of the Year at its annual banquet held Saturday night at Sanford-Fritch Junior High School. Receiving the honors as Man of the Year was Carl (Gene) McCallie, and receiving Woman of the Year honors was Jeannie Olson.
FRITCHâThe Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum kicks-off its 2011 Membership Drive with a special offer: For every $25 you donate for your membership, you get one ticket into a drawing to win two elegantly framed LaNelle Poling prints on canvas.
Brandy Callahan is running for Borger City Council, Place Two.
She has lived in Borger her whole life except for a few years in college. She said she chose to stay in Borger for several reasons.
âFirst, all of my family lives here, second itâs a great place to raise my children and establish roots, and third, Borger is a community with a lot of wonderful people,â Callahan said. âIt is a community with the most caring and giving people that I have ever met.â
Lillian âTimmieâ McKiernan Sloan, 83, died Saturday, April 2, 2011.
Rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening in St. Theresaâs Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Theresaâs with Father Mieczyslaw Przepiora officiating.
Burial will be in Panhandle Cemetery under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.
In 1960 she moved to Panhandle, with her husband, Jack McKiernan where they were involved in agriculture and owned a farm implement business. She was preceded in death by Jack McKiernan in 1989.
Fern Fleming Cain, 96, passed away Saturday April 2, 2011, in Borger at her home.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Minton Memorial Chapel with Rev. James Stephens, pastor of First Christian Church of Borger and Rev. Jim Fox of Amarillo officiating. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Dirctors of Borger.
Lois Hawley, 93, of Amarillo died on Thursday, March 31, 2011.
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. with Tommy Anderson, Minister at Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Hawley was born on July 14, 1917 in McComb County, Mississippi to Albert and Flora Harbin. She was a member of Northridge Church of Christ.
Five arrests made by department over two-day period
The Borger Police Department continues an aggressive campaign against narcotic related offenses.
During a two-day period, officers of the BPD made five arrests for narcotic-related offenses, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the PD.
The American Red Cross of Borger will once again have another Murder Mystery Dinner as a fund raiser.
The theme of the dinner is âEast Side Story: A 1950âs Murder Mystery,â which will be held at Dakeâs on 718 N Main St. on April 9 at 6 p.m.
A longtime former Borger resident recently celebrated a special milestone in her life.
Blanche Miller celebrated her 100th birthday with a reception in the Park Place Towers Parlor in Amarillo on March 19, 2011. Her family was in attendance, and several longtime friends from Borger also attended. Miller is a current resident of the Park Place Towers.
Miller was born on March 22, 1911, in Braymer, Mo., to Florence and Walter Jenks. Her mother worked as a dress maker, and her father worked for a salt plant and also an ice plant. She has one younger sister Mildred.
Longtime Borger ISD employee E.J. âJeepâ Webb has been selected as a 2011 Hall of Fame inductee by the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA).
Webb will be recognized at an awards luncheon during the 2011 Summer Coaches Clinic on Wednesday, July 13th at the Omni Southpark Hotel in Austin.
Webb started his time in Borger in 1958 as an assistant coach before moving to Canyon in 1960.
Webb returned to Borger as an assistant football coach and head track coach in 1966.