Archive - May 2012
Borger Police Report
May 25-29, 2012
May 25, 2012
1300 block of Hazelwood â€“ report of building burglary
1000 block of Coble â€“ report of disorderly conduct
300 block of South Hedgecoke â€“ report of traffic escort
1400 block of Yows â€“ followup
700 block of Oâ€™Daniel â€“ followup
SB Cedar â€“ report of reckless driver (traffic)
1000 block of Keith â€“ report of suspicious activity
1600 block of Takewell â€“ report of reckless driver (traffic)
Cloverleaf (northbound) â€“ motorist assist
10th & Cedar â€“ motorist assist
1400 block of South Florida â€“ report of theft
The Borger Bulldogs Boysâ€™ Basketball Camp is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 4th through Thursday, June 7th at Tex Hanna Gym.
The camp is open to boys entering the second grade through ninth grade and cost $50.00 per player. Each additional child per family will be charged only $40.00.
The camp for boys entering the 2nd-5th grade will take place from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and the camp for boys entering the 6th-9th grade will take place from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Learning how to shoot with the left hand, handling the ball with more confidence and learning how to work with others as part of a team are just a couple of the skills campers are learning this week at the Frank Phillips College Boys Basketball Camp at the BCAC.
The FPC Menâ€™s Basketball program has passed on running a camp in recent years, due to low turnout and transition between coaches. So when FPC Head Menâ€™s Basketball Coach Chris Hackett made plans to host a camp this year, there was some uncertainty on what kind of response there would be.
Eddie Asberry, 68, of Elgin, TX, passed away, Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
Edward Donald Asberry was born Thursday, July 15, 1943 in El Paso, TX to Alice (Turner) and Olen Asberry. He grew up in Cactus, TX and attended high school in Dumas, TX. After high school he attended an Oklahoma State trade school where he learned front end and brake repair. On July 4, 1965 he married the love of his life, Linda Sue Jordan and was blessed with three children.
AMARILLO - John Melvin Hinds, 87, formerly of Borger, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in Amarillo.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2012 at the Church of Christ at Borger with Richard Kasko of the Fritch Church of Christ officiating. Interment will follow at the White Deer Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors in Borger.
With school out and summer in the air, the Borger Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the Borger Summer Celebration.
The event is set to take place on Friday, June 15, at Huber Park. The chamber is eagerly anticipating the event and is preparing for this yearâ€™s event to be a big success.
The event will have a huge selection of booths to include games, food, prizes, and activities for children. Live entertainment will be provided by the Prairie Dogs.
Crystal Irvin of the Borger Chamber of Commerce said local citizens can be a part of this event by entering a booth for only $25.
A Borger native and his wife are about to strike out on what many would consider the trip of a lifetime. However, for Dusty and Nikki Green, it will be just their latest â€śtrip of a lifetimeâ€ť.
Dusty, who is a Borger native, and Nikki, a native of Claude, are among five finalist teams that have been selected by Rand McNally and USA Today for the 2012 Best of the Road Rally, which is a cross-country multimedia adventure designed to highlight and call attention to some of the best small towns across the nation.
On Thursday, Frank Phillips College Plainsmen Head Basketball Coach Chris Hackett announced the signing of four players to his roster for the 2012-13 season.
Hackett will enter the fall with the luxury of having seven players returning from last yearâ€™s squad. Each of the seven contributed greatly to the team, but of the seven, Demetris LaFontant and Alex Zivkovic are the only ones returning with post experience in the paint.
Hopefully, the announced signings by Hackett will provide depth under the basket with the signing of 6-9 Juri Todorovic, 6-7 Keâ€™Andre Stanton, and 6-7 Reger Baker.
This summer, starting June 1, 2012, all Hutchinson County Libraries are offering a summer reading program to keep childrenâ€™s interest in reading alive and increase their reading level for the next school year.
The theme for the 2012 Summer Reading Program is â€śGet a Clue At the Library.â€ť
Sign-up begins Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Borger Library and will be held from 9 a.m till 5 p.m. at the Fritch and Stinnett Libraries the same day.
Children signing up will receive a bag with information on the complete summer events.
The Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Posse has had a strong presence in the county for many years.
Patty Kasch and Kaci Lusk, who work with the posse, were the featured speakers at the Borger Rotary Club on Tuesday.
Kasch said the sheriffâ€™s posse has been in operation for over 58 years, and was established in 1954. The posse facility is a fully operational rodeo arena located in Borger and centrally located in the panhandle.