Archive for October, 2015

Britteny Martin Huseman

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Britteny Martin Huseman 1986 - 2015

Britteny Martin Huseman
1986 - 2015

Britteny Martin Huseman, 29, of Pampa, died Oct. 8, 2015 in Pampa.

Vigil and rosary were Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Rev. Francisco Perez, pastor officiating.

Funeral mass was Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Rev. John Valdez, pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Amarillo, officiating. Burial followed in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Groom, under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Huseman was born April 28, 1986, in Pampa. She was reared in Groom where she attended school and graduated from Groom High School in 2004. She attended West Texas A&M University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in education in 2008. During her university years, she met the love of her life, Andy Huseman and they were married on Jan. 1, 2010, in Pampa.

Britteny was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was active in the Women’s Council. She was a teacher at Austin Elementary for two years and then served as secretary and treasurer for the Catholic Life Insurance Company. Britteny was very active with Snack Pak 4 Kids.

Britteny was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and granddaughter. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Bruce Martin and Leon Parks; and her father-in-law, Raymond Huseman.

Survivors include her husband, Andy Huseman of the home; a son, Franklin Huseman of the home; a daughter, Abigail Huseman of the home; her parents, Kenny and Meleney Martin of Groom; a sister, Amanda Clements and husband Brandon of Amarillo; her grandmothers, Aloise Martin of White Deer and Margaret Parks of Claude; her mother-in-law, Kim Huseman of Amarillo; numerous other in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Pastoral Education Center, 810 W. 23rd, Pampa, Texas 79065.

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Fifth And Sixth Grade Mean Machines

Friday, October 16th, 2015

By Ray Pipes

The fifth and sixth grade Mean Machines took the field Saturday night to battle the Borger Horned Frogs in Borger under the lights. The Mean Machines had a large following of fans at the game that included several of the kids’ teachers.

Borger received the opening kickoff and on their first drive was able to take the ball down the field and score the game’s first points. On White Deer’s initial possession, we were unable to get anything going offensively, and turned the ball over on downs.

The Horned Frogs took advantage of the good field position, and quickly scored another touchdown on a run off tackle.

On our next possession, White Deer put together an impressive 60-yard drive and scored our first points of the game. After the failed PAT, the score was 14-6 Borger. Borger was able to score one more touchdown, and the score at half time was Borger 22 WD 6.

White Deer found themselves during half time, and played like a completely different team dominating on both sides of the ball. After receiving the second half kickoff, the Mean Machines drove the ball down the field and scored the first points of the half.

The boys were able to hold the Horned Frogs on their next possession, and took over on downs. The Mean Machines then put together another impressive drive, but turned the ball over on our own 35 after a fumble. Borger took advantage of the turnover and scored a long touchdown on a back side pass play, and went up to 30-14.

Undaunted, the Mean Machines answered with another long drive that took them down to Borger’s three yard line. A power play off right tackle resulted in another fumble and Borger came away with the ball. The Horned Frogs ran a reverse a few plays later, and scored their last touchdown of the game to go up 36-14.

The Mean Machines, still not willing to quit, drove the ball 65-yards, and scored the final touchdown of the game that made the final score WD 22 Borger 36.

Even though we lost, the Mean Machines showed tremendous courage and heart. After a first half domination by Borger, White Deer came out fighting and put up 350-yards of offense and two scores. Half of the total yards in the second half were passing yards, which is very impressive for fifth and sixth grade football players. This group of young men and their “never say die” attitude is impressive to see. All the boys need to do is eliminate the turnovers and we’ll be back in the winners’ column.

Come watch them play this Saturday, Oct. 17, in Stinnett at 10 a.m.

Go Mean Machines!!

Little Bucks vs. The Swifts

Friday, October 16th, 2015

By Ralph Shemwell

On Thursday, your young Bucks took on Nazareth for our first district game of the season.

We jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead, with scores by Drake Damron, from a pass by Graysen Smith, and a run by John Perriman. Mason Mooney closed out the scoring with a touchdown and added one extra point.

Nazareth came back to pull off the win in a close hard fought game 22-20.

Cy Darrow, Jasper Chaney, Trystan Hunter, Raven Olney, Hunter Warminski, William Sirmans and Dathan Bosley did an outstanding job on both sides of the ball. Konner Anderson and Preston Sons also contributed valuable minutes throughout the contest.

We travel to Happy this week. Please join us at 5:30 p.m. for what should be a very physical and close ballgame.

White Deer/Skellytown Lighthouse Food Pantry

Friday, October 16th, 2015

IMG_5297aThe White Deer/Skellytown Lighthouse Food Pantry received a shipment of food on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. Local citizens, Doris Freeman, Larry James and Gordon Husley, were on hand, along with Julie Brown’s Family and Consumer Science classes, to help Peggy Chaney sort and store the food for distribution. Mrs. Brown’s FCS classes volunteers as a way to get involved in the community and complete community service requirements.

Students volunteering this past Tuesday included Madison Chance, Carol Chesser, Alyson Chisum, Shaun Cotton, Chayslyn Ensey, Emily Fulton, Hannah Grange, Aubrie Ingram, Shea Johnson, Riley Patterson, Reganne Boyd, Sarai Rodriguez, DeShae Sanderson, Glenn Sears, Emilio Solis, Kason Vigil, Esperanza White, Collier Bell, RayLeigh Bichsel, Jacey Haiduk, Tye Chaney, Dillon Cotton, Claire Crutchfield, Teal Forney, Blake Jones, Christinyn Luster, Kayden Smith, Molly Manhart, Brooke Bell, Raegan Brown, Caylee Hill, Chancie King, Rebecca Lahr, Merrit Mitchell, Angela Parsley, Alyssa Roper, Alex Taylor, Skylar Freeman, Jaden Freeman, Mariah Chaney, Devin Kerlee, Allie Sandefur, Beth Collier, Holly Patterson, Caylee Hill, Lauren Cotton, Sydney Hughes, Coleton Ingram, Teyah Chaney, Marie Perez, Payton Freeman, Hadley Freeman, Molly Nelson, Bryanna Jackson, Hunter Broom, Patrick Allen, Peyton Ray, Julie Sanchez and Corette White.

The Food Pantry receives a food shipment from the High Plains Food Bank once a month. Food is distributed, to individuals and families in need, two to three times a month. The next distribution dates are Oct. 28, Nov. 11, Nov. 18, Dec. 2, Dec. 16 and Dec. 30, from 1-3 p.m. If you or anyone you know needs some extra help, please stop by on one of these dates.

The Food Pantry is a non-profit organization that relies solely on donations, grants and volunteers. If you would like to volunteer just come on down, everyone is always welcome and there is always plenty to do. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

White Deer Cross-Country Teams At Palo Duro XC Invitational, Look To District

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Raegan Brown shows her medal from the Palo Duro XC Invitational.

Raegan Brown shows her medal from the Palo Duro XC Invitational.

By Rex Beck

The Cross Country teams traveled to Spearman to compete in the Palo Duro XC Invitational this past Saturday. This was a big meet with over fifteen schools represented.

The Junior High girls kicked off the meet with 153 runners competing and Stratford claiming the team title. The Does finished 10th as a team with Dallas McBee finishing 32nd in 15:36. Other Doe runners in the top 100 included Nikalyn McGinity 69th (16:33), Averi Kelly 70th (16:37), Curstin Haiduk 84th (17:08), Kaylee Hartwig 87th (17:17), Hope Hartwig 92nd (17:26) and Rebecca Tracy 99th (17:45). Also competing for the Does were Debra Chesser (116th), Caitlynne Budd (119th), Makenzie Crook (120th), Teagan Forney (121st), Rylee Hill (136th), Mary Catherine Lenz (140th) and Tatum Broxton (144th).

The Junior High boys had three runners in the field of 72. Graysen Smith led the Bucks, finishing 26th (14:33) followed by Nick Mize 35th (15:11) then Tyler Boyd 37th (15:21).

Raegan Brown led the Varsity Does, as she medaled, finishing 16th with a time of 14:40. Kayden Smith finished 25th (14:52), Jaden Freeman 30th (14:58), Mikayle Bolton 40th (15:29), Rylee Brown 42nd (15:46), Skylar Freeman 43rd (15:49) and Chancie King 55th (16:48). The Does finished sixth as a team with Boise City taking the title.
The Varsity Boys were led by Dustin Baumgardner who finished the three mile course 34th (19:41) in the field of 82 runners. Teal Forney finished 63rd (22:38), Ty Taylor 64th (22:45) and Austin Odell 73rd (23:21).

The Cross-Country teams will now get ready for the district meet which will be Monday Oct. 19th at Amarillo’s Thompson Park. The meet is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. The Does and Bucks will be looking to advance to the regional meet in Lubbock on Oct. 26.

Bucks Take On Swifts In First District Game

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

By Ben Smith

The White Deer Bucks took on the number eight ranked Nazareth Swifts Friday and fell short 63-18.
Freshmen Gage Freeman had an outstanding first half leading the Bucks in passing with 165 yards and three touchdowns to Kason Vigil, Braden Clay and Robert Quilimaco. Freeman also led the Bucks in rushing with 55 yards on the ground.

The outstanding receiver for the Bucks was freshmen Vigil racking up 77 yards and a touchdown.

Senior Braden Clay and sophomore Hadley Freeman had 40 yards each. Clay also recorded a touchdown. G. Freeman had 10 yards, Ty Chaney had three yards and Quilimaco had seven yards and a touchdown. Quilimaco had some hard fought yards on the ground and helped get some big first down that led to the Bucks’ scores.

Defensively, Clay and sophomore Dillon Cotton both had four tackles. G. Freeman and Vigil recorded three tackles each.

The Bucks have a long way to go, but are on the right track making progress every week and continuing to get better through a tough schedule.

The Bucks will travel to Hart on Oct. 23 test themselves against the Longhorns with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Everyone is invited to the game to cheer for the Bucks.

The last game of the season will also be Senior Night on Oct. 30 against Miami.

Third And Fourth Grade Mean Machines

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Colton Garrard (#62) kicksoff against the Panthers.  Photo submitted by Shawna Harper

Colton Garrard (#62) kicksoff against the Panthers.
Photo submitted by Shawna Harper

By Shawna Harper

The third and fourth grade Mean Machines had a tough game against the Panhandle Panthers this past Saturday.

The offense struggled throughout the game to block, which ultimately made it tough to get any kind of momentum
going offensively.

Defensively, the Mean Machines played a fairly solid game. The Panthers were able to continuously find success with a quarterback sweep and speed on the outside. The Panthers outran and outscored the Mean Machines 28-0.

Coach Chavez summed up the game saying, “Saturday was a tough one for us. We played a good team, but our biggest opponent was ourselves. We did have good plays; fumble recovery, big hits, and one break through run. We get a fresh start today, new game, new week…still very proud of these guys. Go Mean Machines!”

The Mean Machines are looking forward to their next game against the Fritch Eagles this coming Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Fritch. The time is to be determined. Check the White Deer Youth Athletics facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

Brainard Named Carson County 4-H Gold Star Recipient

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Hanna Brainard 4-HaHanna Brainard of White Deer, 18 year old daughter of Swasey Brainard and Stacie Brainard, both of Pampa, has been named the Carson County 2015 Gold Star Recipient. She is a 2015 graduate of White Deer High School.

The Gold Star Award is the highest award you can receive in 4-H. This award is to recognize an individual’s outstanding achievements, leadership and contribution to the county 4-H program. It also serves as an achievement to encourage others to participate in the county 4-H programs. Brainard has certainly had many opportunities of achievements and leadership through her nine years as a 4-H member.

Brainard has been very active in the Beef Projects, with both heifers and steers, and also in the Food and Nutrition Projects. In 2014, she had the opportunity to serve on the District 1 4-H Council as Health and Safety Officer and also on State 4-H Council. She has served as an officer for the White Deer 4-H Club for several years. She has helped with several food workshops, teaching younger 4-Hers. In addition, she has participated in the Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston Stock Shows. She has participated in Junior Teen Leadership Camp, Power Camp and Leader Labs. This past summer, Brainard had the opportunity to go on the International 4-H trip traveling to Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

We are very proud to have had Hanna Brainard as part of the Carson County 4-H Club and to receive the Gold Star; an award well deserved.

Gwendolyn Boyd Saxon

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Gwendolyn Boyd Saxon 1928 - 2015

Gwendolyn Boyd Saxon
1928 - 2015

Gwendolyn Boyd Saxon, 87, of Skellytown, died Oct. 6, 2015, in Amarillo.

Services were Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel in Pampa with Pastor Carter Pirtle of First Baptist Church in Skellytown, officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery in Pampa, under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.

Gwen was born Oct. 2, 1928, in Breckenridge to Hardy C. and Mabel E. Boyd. They moved to the oil fields of Carson County, where she attended schools in Skellytown and White Deer. While attending Texas Tech, she met Emmette Saxon on a “blind date”. They married June 20, 1949, in Skellytown. He preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 2001.

Gwen was a lifetime member of Order of the Eastern Star, Rainbow Girls, Community Church of Skellytown, and was a volunteer worker at White Deer-Skellytown Lighthouse Food Pantry in White Deer.

She was passionate about ceramics and craft shows, and conducted “ceramic how-to” classes to all who were interested. She was a devoted wife, mom, PTA president and scout den mother.

Gwen was also preceded in death by her parents, Hardy and Mable, and a grandson, Stephen.

Survivors include three sons, Harold Saxon and wife Nancy of San Antonio, Jerry Saxon and wife Diana of Amarillo, and David Saxon and wife Kathy of Puyallup, Wash.; seven grandchildren, Carlissa, Seth, Susanna, Mabelle, Collin, Philip and Andrea; and four great-grandchildren.

Per Gwen’s request, in lieu of flowers, please forward memorials to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79174-0001, or online at

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George Louie Peacock

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

George Louie Peacock 1935 - 2015

George Louie Peacock
1935 - 2015

George Peacock, age 80 of Albany, rode off into the sunset at his home on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, after a lengthy illness.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Albany Cemetery with Rev. Dannie Lee officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Morehart Mortuary of Albany.

George Louie Peacock was born March 23, 1935, near Spring Creek, Texas to parents Benjamin Franklin Peacock and Clara Mae Trammell Peacock. He grew up in Breckenridge and graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1953. On June 17, 1956, George married his sweetheart, Sue Hollen Fonville. He worked as a cowboy on the Ross Sloan Ranch in Breckenridge before moving to Albany where he worked on the Nail Ranch for 44 years as a cowboy and ranch foreman.

Widely respected as a top cowhand, George led the Nail Ranch Rodeo Team to several WRCA World Championships along with numerous state and national titles.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Billy Briscoe, Johnny Briscoe, Dean Peacock; and one sister, Margaret Reagor.

Mr. Peacock is survived by his wife, Sue Peacock of Albany; two brothers, Troy Peacock, Benny Peacock; three sisters, Jo Ann Dunlap, Mary Burdine, Patsy Brady; three sons, George Peacock, Jr. and wife Rosalia of Burleson, Sammy Peacock and wife Shayla of Tye, Ricky Peacock and wife Leah of McCamey; one daughter, Brenda Jones of Albany; along with eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to West Texas Rehab and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at