Archive - May 4, 2011
Naomi Jewell Harper was born near Elmwood, OK, on March 27, 1918, one of twelve children born to John Byron and Minnie Belle (Stapp) Simpson, early pioneers in Beaver County.
During her childhood Naomi attended South Flat School, a one-room schoolhouse that was located near the family homestead.
Three Borger police officers received special recognition for their work in a recent homicide investigation in the City of Borger.
Sgt. Jerod Carr, Lt. Jason Whisler, and Officer Marcel Hajjar received commendation from Police Chief Jimmy Adams during the Borger City Council meeting Tuesday.
Two weeks ago, Chief Adams said an incident happened in Borger that put the community on edge. During the investigation that followed, he said there were officers who went above and beyond in the line of duty.
There is a special endowment fund that has been going strong for about two years in honor of a local woman who lost her life working to save others in the major wildfires that hit the Borger area in 2006.
Attorney Joe Lovell, who works with the Kathy Ryan Rural Fire and Rescue Endowment Fund, spoke to the Borger Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon. Also attending were Tim Newsom, Nita Dyslin, and Pam Ayers, Ryanâ€™s daughter.
Borger ISD takes part in the JMG program, also known as The Junior Master Gardener.
According to a press release, JMG is growing Good Kids by encouraging them to have a passion for learning, success, and service through s unique gardening education.
JMG offers curriculum that covers a broad range of horticulture and environmental education topics.
West Texas Highâ€™s Terrence Bonds qualifies for state in 300m hurdles
After earning a trip to the State Track Meet on Monday, by dominating the girls discus competition, Borger senior Jâ€™Cee Pool qualified for a second event at the state meet by taking second place in the girlsâ€™ shotput at the 3A Region I Track Meet in Lubbock on Tuesday.
On Poolâ€™s second to last throw, the senior reached a mark of 40-5 to finish behind Kebbeh Darpolor of Pecos, who had a throw of 41-10 1/2.
Tomorrow the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen will make their first appearance in post-season play when they compete in the NJCAA Region V West Softball Tournament in Lubbock.
The Lady Plainsmen clinched a berth into the regional tournament this weekend by winning three of four games against Clarendon College.
The Lady Plainsmen will open the tournament by taking on the Howard College Lady Red Hawks at 11:00 a.m.
The winner will take on Midland College tomorrow afternoon at 5:00 p.m.
Tonight starts four days of local high school softball and baseball team action, with teams looking to make noise in the post season.
The West Texas High Comanches will begin their best of three 1A Bi-District round series with the Nazareth Swifts tonight at 5:00 p.m.
All three games will be played at Wilder Park at West Texas A&M in Canyon.
Game two will take place on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. with game three following, if necessary.