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.
Over the past several years the United States Postal Service has publicly talked about its need to f cut costs including limiting the days mail would be delivered.
Early this week, the U.S. Postal Service released a list of nearly 3,700 post offices that it will study for possible closure including the one located in Sanford.
Due to increase of customers doing business online, on smart phones and at other retailersâ€™ locations, the Postal Service said the need to keep all of their 32,000 offices open across the country has diminished.
Tuesday afternoon Frank Phillips College received a piece of great news in being listed as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for according to a survey conducted by â€śThe Chronicle of Higher Education.â€ť
The honors didnâ€™t stop there as FPC also was listed in The Chronicleâ€™s Honor Roll as one of the top twelve community colleges in the nation.
The results were based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at over 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States.
The Borger police department responded to a vehicle fire in the 200 Block of North Harvey Street. The fire was reported on the morning of Wednesday July 13th, 2011, at approximately 4:30am. After the fire was announced contained the emergency response team located a burnt rag that was located hanging from the vehicles gas tank opening. This incidence led Borger officers to investigate it as arson.
Lucas Miller brings his blend of science-oriented songs and stories to Hutchinson County Library on July 28. He is recognized as an American Masterpiece by the National Endowment for the Arts. Miller is a â€śsinging zoologistâ€ť that performs at multi-media events for almost one hundred thousand children annually at schools, libraries and family concerts. Miller has been a independent artist and educator since 1994. Based in Austin, Texas, he has performed at the Texas state capitol, the National Zoo, the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Moody Gardens and hundreds of elementary schools.
In order to help families within the community that might not have the financial resources to purchase all the needed school supplies, the local Edward Jones Branch offices are taking part in a School Supplies Donation Drive from August 1st to August 31st.
Gary Schneck, Scott Mills, Beverly Creacy and Brock Sherwood, Edward Jones financial advisors in Borger, are supporting the 2011-12 supply drive by using their offices as drop-off locations.
The branch offices are located at 905 N. Cedar, 421 N. Deahl and 811 S. Cedar.