Archive - May 22, 2012
On Tuesday evening, the Borger ISD School Board unanimously approved the hiring of Leslie Young as the new Borger ISD Athletic Director and James Day as the new Borger Bulldogs Head Football Coach.
Swimming lessons for children should be something provided to children regardless of their age. Swimming is an activity that is loved by all children, and when they participate in this sport they are gaining a number of benefits. This is why children should have swimming lessons if they can not swim- mostly for safety purposes, but also recreational.
This year Susie Graves, Alicia Hardin, and Kayla Yeager will teach children from ages four and up.
The American Legion, VFW, and the Elks Lodge will be holding Memorial Day Ceremonies on May 28, 2012 in honor of the fallen and those who are still fighting for our freedom today.
Services will start at 9 a.m in the Westlawn Cemetery,and will then travel to three different cemeteries including Highland Park at 10 a.m., Stinnett Cemetery at 11 a.m., and Lieb Cemetery at noon.
After the services, there will be a dinner served at the Morse Community Center. Citizens are welcomed to bring a covered dish. For more information call Jose Martinez at 878-3987.
Borger High School junior Aaron McKee will compete in the Texas High School State Finals Rodeo in June after becoming the Tri-State and Region One Bull Riding Champion.
Earlier this month, McKee won the region bull riding title at the Tri-State High School Rodeo in Vernon, with the competition drawing over 200 competitors from around West Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
The State Finals Rodeo will take place in Abilene the week of June 10-17th, drawing over 500 competitors from throughout Texas.
Seven Borger Lady Bulldogs softball players received District 1-3A All-District honors for their play on the field during the 2012 season.
Senior shortstop Alex Lopez received District 1-3A MVP honors with Pampa junior Bailey Beck.
Three Borger sophomores were named Second Team All-District, which includes pitcher Taylor Hickman, first baseman Katie Ammerman, and outfielder Kyla Baker.
Receiving honorable mention honors were junior catcher Payden Dompe, junior third baseman Taryn â€śTootieâ€ť Karins, and senior second baseman Dakota Karins.
2012 District 1-3A All-District Team
WHITE DEER â€“ Stephanie Dawn Harrah-Mooney, 38, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, in Amarillo.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at White Deer United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Jerry R. Lane, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in White Deer Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.
LaVenna Deannn Herron, 48, of Fritch, died Saturday May, 19, 2012 in Borger.
Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Fritch Church of Christ with Richard Kasko officiating. Interment will follow in the â€śGarden of Devotionâ€ť at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Viewing will be Wednesday in Borger at the funeral home.
Cell phone usage resulted in a wreck for a Stinnett man early Monday morning.
According to Trooper Darrin Bridges of the DPS, around 6:15 a.m. Monday, driver Andrew Gonzales, 33, of Stinnett stated he was using a cell phone and took his eyes off the road, causing him to drift into northbound lanes and off the road on the east side.
This caused the vehicle to roll several times down a cliff on Highway 136, just a mile north of Canadian River Bridge.
The driver was Lifestarred to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo and is in stable condition.
With summer on the horizon, the City of Borger is gearing up for its park recreation program.
The program will run from June 4 through July 27, 2012. Annadon Keys, director of the Johnson Park Youth Center, said that parents and guardians need to bring their children with them to the JPYC when signing them up for park recreation. Forms need to be read and signed by the parent/guardian as well as the child, and a picture is taken of each child for safety reasons.