April 11th, 2012
Over the years Mike Hargrove Field in Perryton has been a tough place for the Borger Bulldog Varsity Baseball team. But after run ruling the Perryton Rangers in their first District 1-3A meeting on March 31st, the Bulldogs entered Tuesdayâ€™s contest in Perryton with feeling confident about getting a win and putting their woes in Perryton behind them.
Unfortunately, the Rangers home field once again proved to be hard place for the Bulldogs to leave with a win, as Perryton pulled away for the 10-0 win in five innings.
On Monday, the Borger High School Girls A team took second place in the District 1-3A Golf Tournament in Dumas. The second place finish qualifies the team for the 3A Region I Golf Tournament to be held on April 16th and 17th.
After shooting a first round score of 400 on April 2nd, the Borger A team looked a lot better in the second round posting a 392 for a tournament total of 792 to finish behind Pampa who had a team score of 763.
Dominating!! That is the word that can best describe the performance by the Borger High School Boys Golf program through both rounds of the District 1-3A Tournament in Dumas.
On Monday, the Borger Boys made school history by having the Borger A and Borger B teams finish the tournament in first and second place and seeing both teams qualify for the 3A Region I Golf Tournament next week.
The Borger A team won the tournament by shooting a two round score of 304-305-609 to win the district tournament by 76 strokes.
AEV 18 Borger Boom finished the 2012 season by winning the Division II Silver Bracket on April 7th at the AEV Classic, held at the Courts of Amarillo.
Pictured back row left to right: Nellieshea Embers, Courtney Ingersoll, Coach Shaynna Goldston, Katie Ammerman, and Kaylee Purcell. Front row left to right: Blaine Hill, Stephanie Soto, Maggie McMurry, Nicole McMurry, and Lauren Purcell.
The Hutchinson County Republican Party has announced its plan for a 2012 county/district convention.
Mary Kay Phelan, who is the county chairman, announced that this convention will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 415 East Gardner.
On Monday morning, Kirk Coker was dismissed as the Chief of Police for the City of Fritch.
Monte Leggett, Chief Administrator for the Fritch Police Department, confirmed on Monday afternoon that Coker was no longer with the Fritch Police Department.
As to the reasons behind Cokerâ€™s dismissal, Leggett said he was not able to comment on personnel issues but stated â€śthe rest of the officers on the Fritch Police Department are committed to serving the city of Fritch now and going forward in the future.â€ť
FRITCH - Beula Bell Nelson, 80, of Fritch, died Thursday, April 5, 2012 at her home in Fritch.
Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in the â€śGarden Of Hopeâ€ť at Westlawn Memorial Park with Richard Kasko of the Fritch Church of Christ officiating. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch. Beula will lie in state Monday, April 9, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Elsie Owens Pickard, 87, of Borger, died April 5, 2012.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012, in Westlawn Memorial Park, with Pastor Les Sharp officiating. Arrangements are by Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors.
Elsie was born Aug. 15, 1924, in Roger Mills County, Okla., to Richard and Martha Hay. She moved to Borger in 1947 and was employed in the grocery business. Later, she and her husband, Joe Owens, owned the Mrs. Bairdâ€™s Thrift Store. After retirement, she lovingly volunteered for many years at the hospital.
Agnes Louise Stover, 90, of Borger, died Friday April 6, 2012 in Borger.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at the Minton Memorial Chapel with Rev. Leonard Forsythe of Bible Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
The Friends of the Library book sale is just around the corner! On April 19-21, books of all kinds and jigsaw puzzles will be available at the Borger library for low prices.
Hours for the sale are 2-7 p.m. Thursday, April 19; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 20; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Prices are 50 cents for adult hardbacks, 25 cents for childrenâ€™s hardbacks, and all paperbacks will be two for 25 cents. In addition, puzzles are 50 cents and gift books are only 25 cents each.