Archive - May 2012
On Friday evening, Frank Phillips College will have its commencement ceremony for over 150 students who have applied for graduation this spring.
The ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the BCAC.
This yearâ€™s commencement speaker is Mr. Robin Adkins.
The High Plains Animal Hospital building, 1335 South Main Street, has stood tall since 1947.
Yesterday, May 2, 2012, owner Dr. Joe Millhouse, DVM, took the privilege to hit the clutch on the bulldozer and tear down the old hospital. Construction for the new building started back in September of 2011 and it opened only three weeks ago.
â€śItâ€™s like going from a model T to a Maserati,â€ť said Millhouse.
The Borger City Council voted to approve the placement of a manufactured home on commercial property at its regular meeting Tuesday. However, the approval didnâ€™t come without a split decision.
The council approved the request for a specific use permit to place a manufactured home in the rear of 1415 West Wilson, a request made by Arvind Patel. The home will be placed near the Hampton Inn.
Robert Vinyard and Leon DeWeese voted to approve the request, with Charles Gillingham and Bubba Dickson voting against the request. Mayor Jeff Brain cast a vote to break the tie and approve the request.
Frank Phillips College Menâ€™s Head Basketball Coach Chris Hackett will be hosting a boyâ€™s basketball camp on Tuesday, May 29th through Friday, June 1st at the BCAC. The camp is open to boys ages 7-17 and is scheduled to run from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. each day.
In the camp, Hackett and the FPC Coaching Staff will focus on fundamentals including shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding, defense, and individual offense. The camp will also feature 1-on-1, 3-on-3, and 5-on-5 leagues, daily competitions, and camp prizes and certificates.
On Thursday evening, the Borger Bulldogs (9-13) will have the rare luxury of opening up the playoffs on their home field when they take on the Levelland Lobos (21-7) in game one of a best-of-three series in the 3A Bi-District Playoff Round.
The Bulldogs and Lobos are not complete strangers on the baseball diamond, as the two teams were district foes prior to the last realignment back in 2009 and 2010.
Emma Elizabeth Moser was born September 11, 1924 and passed away April 26, 2012 at her home in Greeley, Colorado. She was preceded by her husband Jean Walton Moser, June 3, 1985. Also preceding her in death are her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. Cox, one granddaughter, Wendy Lynn Burleigh, as well as 5 siblings.
Vikki Mayers, 52, of Fritch, passed away, Sunday, April 29, 2012.
Vikki Louise (Mangels) Mayers was born Tuesday, December 8, 1959 in Wichita, KS to Floyd and Velma (Soyner) Mangels. She married Lonnie Mayers on January 27, 1995 in Ulysses, KS.
She is preceded in death by her husband.
Next month, summer will officially be here and children will be out of school.
Parents can still make summer fun for kids and help prevent information loss at the same time through the county librariesâ€™ Summer Reading Program.
A common finding across numerous studies is that on average, students score lower on standardized tests at the end of the summer than they do at the beginning of summer (on the same test).
This loss for all students is estimated to be equal to about one month of teaching.
Teams involved in this yearâ€™s Relay For Life are in the midst of fund raising efforts.
Maggie Penaâ€™s team is currently selling tickets for a drawing involving an original oil painting by Nester Hernandez entitled â€śWalk by Faith.â€ť Hernandez is a former Marine Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp that graciously donated the painting for the Relay For Life efforts. The drawing for the painting will be held this Saturday.
After a disappointing game one in Lubbock, West Texas High was trying to rebound in game two in Canyon Monday night. It just didnâ€™t seem to be in the cards for the Lady Comanches this year. Trailing 8-4 after four innings, and still very much in the ballgame, catcher Abby Rios broke her pinky finger warming up between innings, and was out. Then, in the fifth inning, right fielder Taylor Kirksey, injured her ankle sliding into second and left the game. Things fell apart from there, and they lost the game 13-6.