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 The B. T. W. Gazette newsletter # 70
                THE B.T.W. GAZETTE

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                                    and the Dragonettes

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VOLUME NO. 70                                                             JANUARY 2016

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                              Borger's Booker T. Washington school

                        Historical Marker Dedicated on June 14, 2016

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                                              Ms. E. L. Henderson

                                                       1830 - 1910


                                


.                                               January 22, 2016

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On December 14, 2010 Mrs.Cleo Morrison of Borger, Texas shared with me a discovery that she and her sister had made several years earlier when they transcribed the 1910 Census (for the Hutchinson County area) at which time she noted that there was only one Black Person listed on the Census. I posted this information on the BTW web site at that time. Her name is Ms. E. L. Henderson and she was 80 years old and was listed as a servant her place of birth was listed as unknown. She was listed in the household of Mr. Edward J. Moore age 34 from Missouri. There were two other persons listed in the household Edward’s mother age 64 from Tennessee and an employee Mr. Glen Hamby age 16. Mrs. Morrison stated that she was assuming that Ms. Henderson was the first person of color to reside in Hutchinson County. 

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I received additional information about Ms. E. L. Henderson from Mrs. Cleo Morrison on January 22, 2016. I have placed this information in the “Early African Americans in Hutchinson County/Borger” section of this website. Click on the link above to go to that section of the site and enjoy reading the rest of this story. 
Mrs. Morrison stated that a memorial service for Ms. E. L. Henderson is scheduled for February 6, 2016 at the Hutchinson County Historical Museum in Borger, Texas at 2:00 PM. Ms. Stella Saul will be the soloist. I will post additional information about this event at a later date.
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Thanks to Mrs. Cleo Morrison for providing this research on Ms. E. L. Henderson to the Borger Booker T. Washington School web site.
FLC

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                                                   I Have A Dream

                                   https://youtu.be/3vDWWy4CMhE

                                          Martin Luther King Jr. Day

                                                   January 18, 2016

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                                               Mr. Billy Carl Hall

                                                 January 13, 2016

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I learned on this late date January 13, 2016 that Mr. Billy Carl Hall of Amarillo, Texas passed away on June 1, 2014. Billy was an Alumnus of Borger's Booker T. Washington School. I'm posting this late notice for the benefit of those who may not have heard about Billy's passing and out of respect for him and his family. The thoughts and prayers of the BTW Alumni go out to the Hall family.

RIP Billy

FLC   

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                                                Mr. Billy Carl Hall

                                        July 17, 1948 - June 1, 2014

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Billy Carl Hall, 65, died June 1, 2014. Amarillo, TX Service was held Thursday, June 26, 2014 in Love Fellowship Church, Bishop Warren Coble, Pastor and eulogist 

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Arrangements by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes. Burial at Llano Cemetery 

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Billy Carl Hall was born July 17, 1948, in Borger, Texas. The son of Mary Wright Hall and Cecil Hall. He attended Carver High School and was a trucker until his health failed. 

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He made a profession of his faith and was a member of Ebenezer Church of Amarillo, Reverend Gail Miles, pastor. He was a faithful usher and enjoyed missionary work. 

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He is survived by: Sister; Flossie Mae Washington and husband James of Pittsburg CA. Brother; Thurman Hall and wife Yvonne of Las Vegas, NevadaThree step-sisters and one step-brother. Special friends; Menyon Alexander and Robert Foster; both of Amarillo

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                                                   Happy New Year

                                                    January 1, 2016

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                                                 Auld Lang Syne : Lyrics 

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                                                     Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

                                                               And never brought to mind? 

                                                      Should auld acquaintance be forgot, 

                                                                    And auld lang syne! 

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                                                     Chorus.-For auld lang syne, my dear, 

                                                                      For auld lang syne. 

                                                           We'll take a cup o' kindness yet, 

                                                                       For auld lang syne.    

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                                                  November 5, 2015

Thanks go out to Mrs. Verlene Dickson of Amarillo, Texas and Mrs. Cherry Lynn Johnson of Seattle, Washington for providing photos of our 2015 BTW School Reunion. I have posted them in the "2015 BTW's 11th School Reunion Photo Gallery," enjoy. 

FLC  

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                                                         NOTICE

                   Important and urgent message from Mrs. Georgia Hughes

                                                   October 26, 2015

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On Monday, October 26, 2015 2:21 PM, stephanie hughes <holinurse44@yahoo.com wrote:

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Hey Forrest how are you and Sugar Baby - great I know. Will you put this request on the BTW site - is there a legal eagle in the BTW alumni (relatives, friends, etc) we have the scholarship fund and some donations made to our reunion fund, we need expert advice about a 501 (c)3, getting it set up, etc (pro bono) before the end of the year, (which is coming rather quickly). We appreciate any advice/help, please e-mail hollinurse44@yahoo.com Happy Trick, Treat and Harvest to all BTW Alumni and family!!

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Thanks a mil!!

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Georgia

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                                               September 10, 2015          

                                   Mr. Thomas Wilson's Facebook

                                                       BTW page

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Check out Mr. Thomas Wilson's Facebook page that he started on June 1, 2015 "Booker T. Washington School, Borger Texas, your memories." Thomas started the page to get us talking about our memories of growing up in Borger, Texas and attending school at BTW. He said "We all have memories of BTW in Borger. We should share them before they are lost forever." 

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It's a fun page to visit; so go ahead, check it out and share your memories while you still can.

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Thanks Thom for such a fun page to visit.

FLC   

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/588184127991193/603508413125431/?notif_t=group_comment

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                                                      February 19, 2015

                       Where was the first African American Settlement

                                                 located in Borger, Texas?

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I posted the following information on this site in June of 2013 in the " Early African Americans in Hutchinson County/Borger" section. I discovered today that I forgot to include the 1928 Sanborn map of Borger that show the location of the African American community at that time.

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The first community where African Americans lived in Borger was on the West side. I've seen it written that "Due to demands for development and expansion of the West side by the Borger School District", most of the African American community was forced to move to the North side in 1929 to an area known as "The Flats." The following statement was provided by Mrs. Cleo Morrison on 6/14/2013 concerning where the original African American community in Borger was located: "Look at Sheet # 1 of the 1928 Sanborn Map of Borger. I had to enlarge it to 400% to be able to read the wording but that is the corner of 10th and Cedar where the Edward Jones building is today. That is just across highway #207 where the old Davis Chevorlet Business use to be".

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Sheet # 1 of the 1928 Sanborn Map of Borger was provided by Mrs. Cleo Morrison and is posted below. Click on the PDF below to see the map. Enlarge it to 400% and look to the far left, you will see a section of town listed as "Colored Settlement." As Mrs. Morrison stated; this was across the road from the old Davis Chevrolet company.

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Borger Aug. 1928, Sheet 1.pdf

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This information is also posted in the "Early African Americans in Hutchinson County/Borger", click on the link in the above directory to go there.

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                                           Prayer List  

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Please continue to keep Mrs. Ruby Lee Meekins and Mr. James Martin Meekins in your prayers. Ruby is back in the Rehab Facility. Also keep Ruby's son Wade Craig in your prayers for his health concerns.

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Please continue to pray for healing for Mr. Austine Embers.

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Please keep Mr. Marvin Branch in your prayers for healing.

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Please keep Mr. L. C. Stoker (Little Buddy) in your prayers.

FLC

 

 

 

                                                  THE WAY WE WERE

Let me remember the trees and laughter
On a day in Spring
I see a painted Canvas of loved one’s dancing
At Holiday’s so giving and caring
Wedding’s so gay and happy
Those were the way we were

I remember a voice so gentle
And a spirit with wonder so heartfelt and true
I can see with my eyes, brothers, sisters and a family too
I sat on the porch or firescape
Watching the rain or birds flying through
Those were the way we were

When the clouds look as though they are moving
And trees whisper in the breeze
God’s Art always follows me
As six hands play ring-around-the-rosey
And when we all fall down
This moment in time will stay with us
Into the twilight I look at the stars
They seem to go on forever, so very far
This is the way we were

Never forget how we once lived
God has taken the one’s who died
Always remember the happy times
And through them, we see ourselves
Then into butterflies we fly.

by Linda Ann Henry

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Click on The B.T.W. newsletter archives above to catch up on what you may have missed..

 

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                                   Where's the Music??

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If you enjoyed listening to music from Oldie 1s Playlists’ that were previously posted on this web site at the bottom of the page, you will enjoy hearing this news!

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Until I can return the Oldie 1s Play Stations to the bottom of the page, I have selected several You Tube oldie music videos for your listening pleasure. As you know, you can click on the title of the video at the top and it will appear as a separate page from the BTW web site. You will then be able to listen to the music while cruising around the BTW web site. Try it!!

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Thanks for your patience!

FLC (Oldie1)

 

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Donate to build a gazebo at Cofield Park/Com Cntr. Contact Mr. Raymond Loftis at: lloft@sbcglobal.net or Ms. Estella Willis for information at: etgh41@yahoo.com Estella says that so far they have collected several hundred dollars and welcome additional donations. Donate to the Scholarship fund; contact Mrs. Georgia Hughes for more information.

 
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                                                     NOTICE

                                               March 10, 2014

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Copy the following link (the familylobby link) and save it in case you are unable to enter the Borger BTW school website at the link listed at the bottom; we recommend the use of the familylobby link at all times: http://familylobby.com/bookertwashingtonschoolborgertexas

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The following link will not always take you to the BTW website; use the above link should that happen:

http://www.borgerbookertwashingtonschool.com/

Thanks,

FLC
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Forrest Craig - Jun 2, 2015
Thanks Mrs. Clara Brown Trimble for your message. I'm going to enter it in the Guestbook of our web site so that others can also enjoy your message. Look forward to hearing from you again. Please give our regards to your uncle.

Clara Brown Trimble - Jun 2, 2015
Thanks you Mr. Craig, My 84 years old uncle that told me the story, was excited to know he was correct about the school. We're going to record his stories, about BTW history, he's the oldest male living. I attached our logo reunion pin, it will be placed in the registration bags. It's BT Washington, our Red Brick School Building & Black Panther, school colors Purple & Gold. Thank you again, I am also excited to tell the other panthers about our connection. We will be
honoring the Basketball team and Uncle Jack will be the Homecoming "King". I will be keeping in touch, blessings to you.
Forrest Craig - Jun 1, 2015
Hello DeLana. It's always good hearing from you. We are wishing you the best with your career change. We are looking forward to seeing all of you guys also. Praying that we all have a safe trip to and from Borger. See you soon.
R. DeLana Cofield - Jun 1, 2015
Hi Forrest, Just read the entry from Ms. Trimble (Wellington) & your response! It's always so heartwarming to read & hear references to "Professor Cofield" and realize that's also the man I called "Daddy"!! The memories you guys have before I was born or was too young are so valuable and I'm bringing a tape recorder this June because I'm finally taking a sabbatical to change careers, get my non-profit under way (that will, hopefully benefit Borger & Hutchinson County along with the County where I now live) and write Momma & Daddy's story.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU'VE ALREADY DONE!! See you in 2 weeks!! Traveling Gracie's & Arriving Mercies for you & your dear wife......Blessings!!! - DeLana
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