Archive - 2011
A local organization known for meeting the needs of people in the Hutchinson County community received a helping hand in return in the form of turkeys.
Four local men, Jimmy Anderson of Conoco Phillips, Mike Bethel of Ardent, Lanny Ferrell of WHM, and Scott Fowles donated 50 turkeys to High Plains Helping Hand for the holiday season. Anderson, Bethel, and Ferrell visited the organization Thursday to make the delivery.
Carolyn Poindexter, who is with High Plains Helping Hand, said the organization was â€śabsolutelyâ€ť blessed to receive such a generous donation.
Tonight all three Hutchinson county schools will be squaring off in boys and girls basketball action.
The Borger Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs will host Bushland at Tex Hanna Gym with the girls tipping off at 6:30 p.m. followed by the boys at 8:00 p.m.
The Bulldogs are coming off an impressive win over Amarillo Highland Park where the team kept the Hornets scoreless in the third period on their way to a 63-38 win.
The Bulldogs will face off with a solid Falcons team who was a pre-season top 25 team in Class 2A.
On Thursday evening, the Borger Bulldogs wrestling team hosted the Amarillo High Sandies in a wrestling duel out at Tex Hanna Gym.
The Bulldog roster is full of underclassman, however the team showed they are continuing to improve on the mat despite falling to the Sandies Black team 48-21 and the Sandies Gold team 70-6.
Against the Sandies Black team, four Bulldog wrestlers left the mat with their hands raised in victory, which included wins by pinfall by Uriel Orona, Zach Robinson, and Dustin Tucker.
The Christmas holiday will mark the 200 S. McGee hospital facility being 75% complete in the asbestos abatement process. Basement flooring, pipe fittings, and duct work are what will remain to be abated after the holiday. A few questionable items are being tested and pending results, will be abated if they return positive for asbestos.
The initial target date for all interior asbestos removal is the second week of January, unless the items return a positive result. Consultation with the contractors will be necessary to determine a new target date and additional expense.
Luisa Tobar Carrillo, 75, of Borger, died Tuesday, December 13, 2011 in Amarillo.
Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 16, 2011 at St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church with Father Francisco Perez of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Pampa officiating. Rosary will be 6:00 p.m. Thursday, at the Minton Memorial Chapel.
Shirley Ann Ward Christian was born on July 18, 1939 in Brackettville, Texas to Hardin Lee, Sr and Dorothy Rea Ward. She confessed her belief in Christ and was a member of New Light Baptist Church in Dalhart, Texas. She attended public school in Brackettville, Texas.
She was married to Chester Christian on July 8, 1986 in Stinnett, Texas and she is the mother of one son, Kenneth Ward and one daughter, Dorothy Yvette Proctor.
The Hutchinson County Farm Bureau has made donations on behalf of several local volunteer departments in recognition of their hard work.
The agency has donated $334 each to Stinnett, Fritch, Morse, and Crutch Ranch Volunteer Fire Department, with $1,000 contributed by Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) to help recover resources and funds used to keep the community safe.
Hutchinson County Farm Bureau President John Lieb said the agency is thankful for all of the work the volunteer firefighters do in order to keep the communities of the county safe.
The Borger Bulldogs wrestling team will host Amarillo High in wrestling action this afternoon beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Tex Hanna Gym.
Frank Phillips College is entering into what it considered a unique partnership with two area community colleges.
FPC, Amarillo College, and Clarendon College signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that has been signed by all three colleges outlining the arrangement.
The objective of the MOU is to ease and improve the student transfer process, provide additional options, and leverage resources all toward the ultimate goal of helping students earn a college degree.
The Borger ISD Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in the board conference room of the BISD administration building, 200 East Ninth.
The board will hear campus reports on Borger High School, Borger Intermediate School, Gateway Elementary School, and the athletic programs. It will also consider action on the districtâ€™s financial audit for the 2010-11 fiscal year.