Archive - Aug 2011
Tomorrow night officially kicks off the 2011 football season and one of the best match-ups in the Texas Panhandle will take place at Bulldog Stadium. The Canyon Randall Raiders are visiting town to take on the Bulldogs.
Both teams are coming off impressive 2010 campaigns which saw both claiming district titles and advancing three rounds into the playoffs.
Another similarity the teams share is replacing several seniors. However, both programs have good talent coming up that should allow both teams to contend for district titles again.
A local veteran has been invited to receive a special honor in Washington, D.C.
Jimmie L. (Shorty) Albert, a veteran of World War II, has been invited to be a part of the Honor Flight this fall in Washington, D.C.
Albertâ€™s wife Leola and his grandson Jake Heare have plans to go on the trip with him. Heare is interested in going to hear the stories of this historic event. However, the Texas Panhandle Honor Flight Society will only cover the costs of Shortyâ€™s flight.
Fritch City Council gathered for a regularly scheduled meeting at 509 West Broadway on August 23, 2011 at 7 p.m.
After opening comments from Nancy Bruce who asked that Hillside Drive be repaired, three young Fritch citizens, Logan Barter, Zane Mullins, and Caleb McClure, approached the council with the idea of bringing a skate park to Fritch.
The young men said they are planning on applying for grants to help fund the skate park.
Logan stated, â€śIf we get this skate park, we would like to name it Jerry McClure Memorial Skate Park.â€ť
Frank Phillips College Menâ€™s Basketball Coach Chris Hackett announced the signing of three more players before the fall semester got underway.
All three players give the Plainsmen depth underneath the basket and are expected to make an immediate impact in the upcoming season.
The three new players are 6â€™8 center Demetris Lafontant of Kissimmee, Fla.; 6â€™7 forward Patrick Elledge of Pearland; and 6â€™5 forward Kris Harris of Clinton, Md.
Louise Sanders, 77, of Stinnett, passed away, Sunday, August 21, 2011.
Mayme Louise (Yake) Sanders was born Wednesday, April 25, 1934 in Borger, TX to Henry and Mary Rosaltha (Laster) Yake. She married Jerry Sanders on January 4, 1963 in Stinnett, TX. She was a Food Service Director for PSPCISD.
She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Bill Yake and Bud Yake; and a brother-in-law, Tommy Lewis.
R.L. Baker, 81, died August 22, 2011, in Borger.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2011, at Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Sizemore officiating. Interment will follow in the Eastlawn Garden at Highland Park Cemetery, under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Itâ€™s now official. CVS is coming to Borger sooner than we think.
On Tuesday, August 23, 2011, the building that housed the once existing Subway and Borgerâ€™s longtime bowling alley was torn down to make room for CVS on the corner of third and Cedar Street.
Jamie Wallace, the District Manager for CVS, stated they are planning to be finished by the end of January of next year.
Everyone is curious to see the new monument representing the tragic events occurring on 9/11.
Bob Tiffany of the 9/11 Memorial Committee confirmed this week that Borger will not see the monument for another few months.
According to Tiffany, they are still in the process of getting drawings for the monument.
â€śOnce we get the drawings ready, we still need to send out bids. It wonâ€™t be ready for at least two or three months after the drawings are drawn up,â€ť he said.
Having insurance is a necessary part of life, according to one of Borgerâ€™s insurance agents.
Jud Price, agent for Upshaw and Brown Insurance, spoke at the Borger Rotary Club Tuesday about keeping the important things in life insured.
He said one of the benefits of working for Upshaw and Brown is being able to work with various companies.
Companies are changing on a daily basis with their underwriting and guidelines. He said if one company changes, he can check with others to find the best deal for his customers.
Just three days separated the last time the Borger Lady Bulldogs and the Amarillo Highland Park Lady Hornets met on the volleyball court. The Tuesday match meant the two teams would be fresh on each otherâ€™s minds.
On Saturday, the Lady Hornets got the upper hand by defeating the Lady Bulldogs in straight sets in the semifinals of the Sanford-Fritch Tournament before going on to win the tournament.
Fortunately, the Lady Bulldogs came out as the more aggressive team on Tuesday, getting the win in straight sets 25-19, 25-23, 25-17.