Archive - Nov 2012
The Chamber of Commerce and Borger News-Herald are sponsoring this year's Christmas lighting contest.
All entries must be within two miles of Borger City limits. Entries can be submitted in business and residence categories.
If the decorating is at a place of business, it qualifies as a business entry. If the decorating takes place at a residence it is in the individual category.
Cash prizes will be awarded for both categories . $300 will be given for first place, $200 will be given for second place, and $100 will be given for third place.
The JV Lady Bulldogs opened their season Saturday against the Boys Ranch Lady Riders. B. Urquidi opened scoring with a jumper with 6:25 remaining in the first. Tate had a nice steal that led to two, and Burrows and Schubert also recorded steals early. The Lady Dogs were great at driving it inside and drawing fouls. Schubert ended the half with a nice two and the ladies were up 22-13.
Roy Hudson, 81, of Borger died Saturday Nov. 10, 2012, in Borger.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday Nov. 13, 2012, at Church of Christ at Borger with Mr. Denny Sneed of the church and Mr. Richard Kasko of Fritch Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Borger resident Hugh Cantrell died suddenly in Sandy, Ore., while on vacation visiting his family. He was 78.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Oaks Nazarene Church in Duncan, Okla. Private inurnment will be held at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Sanford-Fritch rolled to a 55-32 victory over Boys Ranch to claim the district 1-2A division II title with a 4-0 record.
The first half was slow for the Eagles, as they only scored 14 of their points then. The game was tied 14 all at the half.
They exploded for 41 (29 in the third quarter) points in the second half to put the game away.
Colton Valle again led the Eaglesâ€™ offense with three touchdowns and 214 yards on 17 carries. His three touchdowns were runs of 38, 59, and 40.
All Borger needed was a win to get in. They played their way into the playoffs by beating River Road (0-4) in the final district contest of the year on Friday night. Perryton held on to beat Dalhart by two, so that means Borger (2-2) earned the third playoff spot, their win over Pampa being huge. The Bulldogs scored 14 points in the final quarter to put the Wildcats away 24-3 and earn their right to move on to the next round.
River Road receives to start play. Suttle, Gowdy, Henry, and Mesneak go to work on defense holding the Wildcats to 9 total yards on the opening drive.
Seven Lady Bulldogs received honors when the 1-3A All-District results were released on Thursday.
Receiving first team honors for Borger were senior Emma Wood and senior Haley Armstrong. Wood and Armstrong were second team all-district last year.
Second team honors this year went to senior Kaylee Purcell and junior Katie Ammerman.
Honorable mentions for the Lady Dogs were seniors Nicole McMurry, Maggie McMurry, and junior Nellie Embers, who was the districtâ€™s newcomer of the year last year.
MVP of the district was junior Britt Wilson of Dalhart.
Several events are scheduled over Veterans Day weekend and Monday to honor military veterans, those serving in the armed forces.
Also, several restaurants have announced special deals for military families.
Loreneâ€™s Mexican Kitchen, 1600 N. Main, will provide free meals for active military and veterans on Saturday, November 10, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. IDs must be presented proving present or past military service. The family of Loreneâ€™s Mexican Kitchen are pleased to honor fourteen military family members. Call 273-7106 for more information.
A Wednesday fire near Fritch rekindled on Thursday afternoon.
In Thursday's edition of the Borger News-Herald, a report was made a large structure fire on the 300 block of Fritch Drive broke out Wednesday morning. The fire then rekindled on Thursday at noon and was extinguished at 1:30 p.m.
The sophomore class of Borger High School is wanting drivers to â€śarrive aliveâ€ť and pledge to not text while driving.
Plans are underway for an assembly to alert students about the dangers of distracted driving. These plans are under the leadership of J.T. Conner, president of the sophomore class.