Archive - Dec 2012
Helen Lee Farbro of Borger, Texas passed away on December 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV. She was born on December 19, 1924 in Kansas to Blanch Garretson and Charles Miller.
As a first-team All-State defensive basketball stalwart in 1942, she led the Borger High Redbirds to capture the schoolâ€™s first team-sport state championship.
Frank Phillips College enrollment numbers for the fall 2012 semester have increased 13% over last year according to a release from the Texas Association of Community Colleges. The statistics are based upon reports that the college is required to submit to state agencies. The fall 2011 enrollment was at 1,041, and this year it is at 1,191.
There are a couple of reasons why FPC is seeing such an increase in enrollment. The first reason, President Jud Hicks explains, is the workforce programs that have been added in the last six to eight months.
The holidays are just around the corner. People are frantically shopping for last minute gift items. The best place to get last minute gift items are locally owned businesses. Not only does shopping locally bring christmas joy to the small business owners it makes the whole community happy.
This year why not trying a few new business in town? One in particular is the Vintage Pearl. It is a Boutique shop that isnot only â€śclassy,â€ť it is also â€śvintageâ€ť and very unique in its own way.
Shop owner Shawna Lamb opened her store to the public in July of 2012.
The events that happened at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., are not just ones that affect those in that general area. They are events that affect the lives and opinions of people across the United States.
20-year-old Adam Lanza made his way inside the school on Friday and ended up taking the lives of his mother, a teacher at the school, and 26 others, most of whom were children. He entered the elementary school armed with four weapons and wearing a bulletproof vest. He eventually took his own life.
Delivery of the Borger News-Herald will be delayed this weekend due to a power outage. The press has no electricity. An electrician has been called in. As soon as it's back up, the newspaper will be run. If it cannot be fixed within a reasonable amount of time, the newspaper will be run at the Liberal, Kansas, newspaper. Depending upon the amount of time it takes to run the paper and get it back here, the News-Herald will either be delivered late this evening or in the morning. We apologize for the inconvenience and will get your weekend paper to you as soon as possible.
Itâ€™s that time of the year again for busy schedules full of Christmas shopping and not enough time to wrap your gifts.
After hitting all the holiday sales downtown, take your gifts to be wrapped at this years Christmas Wrap-up at Wildcatters Bowling and Entertainment from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16. Get your holiday gifts wrapped with a $5 donation. Proceeds will go to the Borger Youth Bowling to help them go to the state bowling tournament this coming Summer. For more information call 806-421-1187 or 806-886-7871.
Frank Phillips College is proud to announce the Phillips High School Alumni Association â€“ Doug and Wanda Adkins Memorial â€“ Concurrent Scholarship.
Doug came to Phillips in 1947 and was a teacher and principal in the Phillips ISD school system for 37 years. Wanda was an active and fervent supporter of all Phillips ISDâ€™s activities.
The memorial scholarship will benefit dual credit high school students from Borger High School and Sanford-Fritch High School.
Doug and Wanda established the Joel Douglas Adkins Memorial Scholarship in memory of their grandson.
This past Saturday, Dec. 8, two members of the BISD Choral Arts Department traveled to Amarillo Caprock for the third in the annual series of auditions towards the Texas All-State Choir which is held in San Antonio in early February. Students from all choral departments in the Texas Panhandle from 1A schools to 5A traveled to compete at Caprock High School for a spot in the Pre-Area Choir.
The Lady Eagles have a winning record this year, and that was not about to stop in White Deer.
The ladies got off to a hot start with a three from Meek and four points from White and went up 9-0 quickly. Setliff also completes a nice three point play for Fritch.
Four minutes passed in the first before White Deer scored, a testament to the Lady Eagles' tough defense. White Deer committed many frustration fouls, and the Lady Eagles were already in the free throw shooting bonus with a minute left in the first. Fritch leads 19-10 after one.
Lorena Lee â€śLoriâ€ť Wilson Groover, 59, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, KS.
She was born Oct. 2, 1953, in Groom, TX, the daughter of E. W. and Lois (Allen) Wilson.
She was raised and attended grade school in Fritch, TX. She graduated high school in Dallas, TX. She has been a longtime Liberal area resident moving to Turpin, OK in 1990.
She was employed at Kingâ€™s Restaurant as a waitress for 23 years and worked for National Beef Packing Co. for 2 Â˝ years in data processing before she became unable to work.