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April 13th, 2012

Volunteers needed for Day of Caring

April 13, 2012

Volunteers are needed for the upcoming United Way Day of Caring.
This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, April 28. Activities will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Huber Park with coffee and breakfast. Teams will depart at 8 a.m. to begin work on their designated projects.
Teri Hogue, who works with the Hutchinson County United Way, said the Day of Caring is a special day when companies and individuals come together to complete projects that benefit people within the community.

Etta Mae West

April 13, 2012

Etta Mae West, 78, of Borger, passed away, Thursday, April 12, 2012.
Etta Mae (Smith) West was born January 21, 1934 in Stillwell, OK to Maniard and Jessie (Cole) Smith. She was a homemaker. Etta Mae married Lloyd Lavon West on December 15, 1951.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Linda Davis; her son, Steve; and her brother, Woodrow.

April 12th

FPC Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen in action in Borger this weekend

April 12, 2012

After a couple of road trips, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen (14-20) baseball team and the Lady Plainsmen (10-27) softball team will be in WJCAC action this weekend in Borger,
The Plainsmen begin a four game series with the Clarendon College Bulldogs (19-9) on Friday with a doubleheader beginning at noon.
The Plainsmen have looked good the past two weeks with a 5-3 record against NMMI and El Paso CC to improve their conference record to 8-8.

Comanche athletes advance to 1A Regional Track Meet

April 12, 2012

On Tuesday, the West Texas High Comanches and Lady Comanches track teams made a strong showing at the 1A Area Meet in Panhandle.
In the boys side, West Texas High senior Colin Coleman took first place in the long jump with a 21-71/4 mark, while senior Alex Ramirez qualified for the regional meet by finishing in fourth place in the triple jump.
The West Texas boys 400m relay team advanced to regionals by coming in first place with a time of 45.00.
The Lady Comanches finished in fourth place overall in the 1A Area meet and will send several athletes to the regional meet.

Madden and Whitworth win District 1-3A Mixed Doubles title

April 12, 2012

After winning the 3A state title in Mixed Doubles last year with her brother Josh, Borger High School senior Abbie Madden is proving how big a role she played on that title team by winning her second District 1-3A Mixed Doubles title with teammate Alix Whitworth at the District 1-3A Tennis Tournament in Pampa on Tuesday.
The Madden/Whitworth team will next try to bring Borger its second Regional Mixed Doubles title in a row next week at the 3A Region I Tennis Tournament at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

An Evening of Hail

April 12, 2012

On Wednesday, Hutchinson County saw its first major supercell thunderstorm in nearly two years, producing several funnel clouds, golfball sized hail, and five inches of rain in the Fritch area.
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, the storm started forming south of the Fritch area at around 2:30 p.m. where he remained stationary for several hours.
The lack of movement in the storm led to part of Fritch reporting five inches of rain and caused to Highway 136 between Fritch and Amarillo to be closed for one hour, at around 7:30 p.m. due to flooding.

Borger Trash Bash seeing great success

April 12, 2012

The Borger Trash Bash is underway, and citizens have been stepping up to the plate.
According to reports thus far, as of 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, 26.5 tons of trash have been dumped since the start of the event on Monday. There have also been a large number of tires disposed of as well.
Through Saturday, county residents can bring their trash to the transfer station to be disposed of for free. Tire disposal is also an available service during Trash Bash Week.

April 11th

Borger Police Report

April 11, 2012

Borger Police Report
April 8, 2012
152 East of City Limits – report of theft
9th & Cedar – report of traffic accident
100 block of Medical Drive – report of disturbance
100 block of Medical Drive – followup
Hwy 136 (Old Pantex) – report of traffic accident
300 block of Estireno – assist agency
200 block of West Tenth – report of suspicious person
1300 block of Clayton – report of disorderly conduct
1300 block of Clayton – report of disorderly conduct
700 block of Roosevelt – report of disturbance
100 block of Cottonwood – report of criminal mischief

Thomas Leon Edmonds

April 11, 2012

Thomas Leon Edmonds, passed away Friday, April 6, 2012 in Amarillo,Texas.
Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Borger, Texas, on Thursday, April 12 at 2:00PM. Funeral arrangements are by Brown Funeral Directors of Borger, TX.
Tom was born on May 10, 1932 in Borger, Texas to Flora Love and Cline Azel Edmonds. He grew up in the Gulf Camp and graduated Valedictorian from Borger High School.

Wanda Adkins

April 11, 2012

Wanda Adkins, 87, of Borger, passed away, Sunday, April 8, 2012.
Wanda Lee (Rawls) Adkins was born Monday, November 24, 1924 in Hale Center, TX to James and Mattie (King) Rawls.
She married Eddie Douglas Adkins on May 30, 1948 in Lubbock, TX.
Wanda was very active in her churches, First Baptist Phillips and First Baptist Borger, as WMU President, GA Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Teacher, Training Union Teacher and went on mission trips with the church.

 

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