Archive - Mar 2013
BY BRIAN JAMES, METEOROLOGIST FOR KVII
Happy Good Friday! We will have a chance for a few showers and storms around later Friday afternoon and night, but they will be hit-n-miss at best. Otherwise, it will be a mostly cloudy and mild day Friday with highs in the lower 70s. The wind will shift from the northwest to the southeast and blow around 5 to 15 mph.
[Amarillo, TX]- The Amarillo Sox Baseball Club announced that an agreement has been signed with ex-big leaguer Jason Johnson.
Johnson made his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 27, 1997. Johnson during his career has pitched for 8 different major league teams. Johnsonâ€™s career stats are 56 wins, 100 losses, a 4.99 career era with 810 strikeouts.
Sox manager Bobby Brown says â€śJason will give us a solid #1 starting pitcher and also an excellent teammate in the clubhouseâ€ť.
Frank Phillips College will be hosting a health fair and blood drive on Friday April 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be held at the Center for Access and Innovation Building Room 102 at 901 Opal Street.
Eligible donors present will receive a free t-shirt and CMBC water bottle. They will also be entered to win 2 tickets (valued at $200 each) to the Jason Aldean concert on May 4 in Lubbock along with a $100 Visa gift card for travel expenses! Tickets are provided by www.myhighplains.com and Coffee Memorial Blood Center.
Head men's basketball coach Chris Hackett is happy to announce the dates for this year's basketball camp. It will be held June 3-6, 2013 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the BCAC in Borger.
The camp is for boys ages 7-17 and will teach fundamentals, divide into leagues, hold competitions, and give out prizes and certificates.
Early drop-off will be available along with an early enrollment discount. Lunch and concessions will be provided at the camp each day.
Pattie R. Ratliff, 83, of Inez passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013.
The funeral service is at 10 AM on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Northside Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Williams officiating.
Graveside services will be at 10 AM on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Borger, TX with M.R. Mitchell officiating.
Donald Kent Strickland, 76 of Sunray, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Sunray with Rev Karan Young officiating. Interment will follow at Lane Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.
Sylvia Gourley, 99, died March 13, 2013.
Burial took place in Highland Park Cemetery in Borger.
Mrs. Gourley was born July 7, 1913, in Oklahoma. She was a longtime resident of Borger, having recently moved to Tucson, Ariz., where she passed away.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Gourley, and two sons, Jimmy Lee Harris and Alan Ross.
She is survived by a grandson Jâ€™Lee Ross of Rhome, a stepson Billy Gourley of Tucson, Ariz., a niece Waneta Fowler of Canyon and a nephew Jim Fowler of Canyon.
Allison Grider of Borger, Texas, is set to play the role of Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The opera will be performed four times by Hardin-Simmons University students April 11 â€“ 14, 2013, in Van Ellis Theatre at 7:30 p.m. The last performance, Sunday, will be at 2 p.m.
The light-hearted comedic opera, rather than being sung in Italian, will be sung in English.
In the wake of yesterday afternoonâ€™s weak cold front, temperatures will only drop slightly. It will still be a mild afternoon under a partly cloudy sky with highs in the middle 60s and a light northeast to southeast wind blowing between 5 and 15 mph.
The City of Borger Trash Bash starts Monday!
The City of Borger will be holding its spring trash bash the week of April 1-6, 2013, and is sponsoring a free week for county residents to bring their trash to the transfer station.