February 2nd, 2014
On Super Bowl Sunday, Punxsy Phil makes his call: Six more weeks of winter
By Zak Lantz
The Punxsutawney Spirit
(Editor's Note: The following piece is a first-hand account written by the editor of The Punxsutawney Spirit, Zak Lantz. Zak was born and raised in Punxsutawney, and this account reflects more of a personal attachment to the holiday.)
The results from the Hutchinson County Livestock Show will be in the paper Wednesday, January 29th. We will have the winners and the buyers.
This tribute recognizes a quiet hero, our precious mama
and nanny, Dona Blanche Burgess, who passed on to glory
to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, January 2,
2014, in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Blanche and her husband Leonard, who preceded her
in death on January 14, 1984, were long-time residents of
Hutchinson County. They were married July 28, 1941.
Leonard served under Patton in World War II. When
the war finally ended, Blanche and Leonard rode a 1936
Harley from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to Dumas, Texas.
Because it was December, Leonard tried to get his wife
Leroy E. DeAguero, 63, of Stinnett died Saturday, January 4, 2014 in Stinnett.
Leroy was born in Springer, NM on April 1, 1950. He moved to Stinnett in 1994. Leroy
worked for Rice Construction for seven years. He will be missed.
He is survived by his companion Rita Maxine Klotz, of Stinnett; and son Paul Joe of Pasadena.
Wanda Fay Purvis, 86, went to be with her
Lord and Savior Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
Funeral service will be 2 pm Saturday, January 25,
2014 in the Minton Memorial Chapel under the direction
of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. In lieu
of flowers her memory may be honored with a gift to the
American Diabetes Association, 8008 Slide Road, Suite
12-A, Lubbock, Texas, 79424 or the Wounded Warrior
Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Wanda was born May 7, 1927 in Oklahoma to Memory
Obie and Floy Mae Harkins. She was a member of Cadet
Naomi Lee Wright, 81, passed away Wednesday,
January 22, 2014.
Funeral service will be 10 am Saturday, January 25, 2014
in the Minton Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Westlawn
Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell
Funeral Directors of Borger.
Naomi was born July 8, 1932 in Eldorado, Oklahoma
to WC and Margie Caldwell. Her life revolved around her
grandkids. She would travel all over to be with her grandkids
her favorite thing was to take them fishing. Naomi was always
up for going to garage sales.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Troy Lee
Traffic is backed up on Cedar due to a wreck that happened in front of McDonalds.
The Borger Rotary Club gave all the third graders in Hutchinson County Dictionaries last month. This is a picture of a third grader's dictionary marked with words that have been looked up.