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May 2nd, 2012

Local kids encouraged to “get a clue” at the library this summer

May 2, 2012

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 libraries’ 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.

RFL team fund raising in full swing

May 2, 2012

Teams involved in this year’s Relay For Life are in the midst of fund raising efforts.
Maggie Pena’s team is currently selling tickets for a drawing involving an original oil painting by Nester Hernandez entitled “Walk by Faith.” 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.

May 1st

Sundown eliminates Lady Comanches in Bi-District softball

May 1, 2012

After a disappointing game one in Lubbock, West Texas High was trying to rebound in game two in Canyon Monday night. It just didn’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.

ConocoPhillips reports fatality

May 1, 2012

A Borger ConocoPhillips employee sustained fatal injuries as the result of a fall Monday.
According to Janet D. Grothe, Senior Advisor for Health, Safety and Environment at Phillips 66 Company, at about 3 p.m., an employee at the ConocoPhillips refinery in Borger suffered from fatal injuries after falling. The employee was then transported to Golden Plains Community Hospital where he passed away.
“ConocoPhillips deeply regrets the loss of our employee and wishes to extend sympathy to the employee’s family, friends and co-workers,” said Grothe.

Idalou gets a win over Sanford-Fritch in Bi-District playoff

May 1, 2012

PLAINVIEW-On Monday evening, the Idalou Lady Wildcats got a 10-0 win over the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles in their 2A Bi-District Playoff Round one game series.
The Lady Eagles struggled to get much going at the plate, connecting for one base hit and getting a base runner to second base once through five innings of play.
Idalou got on the scoreboard early in the first inning, off a three-run home run to give the Lady Wildcats a 0-3 lead. In the second inning, the Lady Wildcats continued to stay hot at the plate by scoring five more runs off of five hits to build a 0-8 lead.

Margaret Josephine Stuebgen

May 1, 2012

AZTEC, NM – Margaret Josephine Stuebgen, 96, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, in Aztec, N.M.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Fairview Cemetery in Pampa, Texas with Rev. Dr. Jerry R. Lane, pastor of White Deer United Methodist Church in White Deer, Texas, officiating. Arrangements are by Alternative Choice Funeral Home in Farmington, New Mexico and Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.

Wanda Louise (Patterson) Naul

May 1, 2012

Wanda Louise (Patterson) Naul, age 72, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at St. John’s Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at Montague Cemetery, Cleveland, Texas.

All HAIL the mighty spring weather

May 1, 2012

Borger residents heard an unfamiliar sound on their windows and roofs last night – the sound of rain and hail.
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, the storm came from Dumas and landed right in the middle of Borger – bringing 27 inches of hail and 18 inches of rain.
“Borger was lucky to receive marble size hail. Down by the Canadian Bridge and River, there were reports of half-dollar size and tennis ball size hail and Dumas had baseball size hail,” said Richards.

Phillips 66 spinoff effective today

May 1, 2012

The spinoff of the Phillips 66 company from ConocoPhillips is now official.
ConocoPhillips announced back in April that its board of directors gave final approval for the spin-off of its downstream businesses.
The resulting upstream company will keep the ConocoPhillips name and will be led by Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance.
The downstream company, led by Chairman and CEO Greg Garland, will be known as Phillips 66. Both companies will be headquartered in Houston.

April 30th

Borger tennis duo fall in State Quarterfinals

April 30, 2012

On Monday afternoon, the Borger High School Mixed Doubles Team of Alix Whitworth and Abbie Madden fell to Jeremy Rodriguez and Alecxia Ceballos of La Feria 6-3, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the 3A State Tennis Tournament in Austin.
The quarterfinal loss wraps up an impressive year for the Borger duo, who won the District 1-3A title and were runners-up in the 3A Region I Tennis Tournament.
Both Whitworth and Madden are seniors.

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