March 20th, 2012
While the 2012 season is in full swing, Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen Head Softball Coach Lucas Grider has been busy preparing for the future with the signing of four players for the 2012-13 season.
Two of the players signed by Grider come from the Houston area, while the other two players will come to Borger from Canada and England.
This afternoon, the Borger Bulldogs (2-8) will host the Bushland Falcons (7-1) in their final non-district contest beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Huber Park.
The Bulldogs enter Tuesdayâ€™s game snapping a seven-game losing streak on Friday by splitting their series with the Amarillo River Road Wildcats. But the split showed the Bulldogs are still trying to find the right working mix on the pitcherâ€™s mound and in the field, after giving up 30 runs in the two games.
RET. SSGT James Ray Langley, Sr., died March 18, 2012.
He was born July 3, 1935, and did 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, including two tours to Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by his wife Sylvia, daughter Annetta, son James Ray Langley, Jr., and great-grandson Dominick.
Survivors include his granddaughter Lea Brown and husband SPC Eric Brown, and great-grandson Matthew Langley.
Wells Fargo donated the collectorâ€™s edition pony for 2011 to the Borger Fire Department. Each year, Wells Fargo stores receive a large stuffed version of the pony introduced for that yearâ€™s promotion. As part of giving back to the community, the bank presented this yearâ€™s pony to the Borger Fire Department in hopes that it can offer it to a worthy family touched by tragedy.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
An Amarillo company is in the process of purchasing Frankâ€™s Floor Covering.
Witt Flooring is planning to move into the location within the next month, according to the companyâ€™s general manager, Pat Callahan.
Callahan said it will be about a 30-day span until Witt Flooring officially takes over the building.
Witt Flooring Center will provide Borger with a wide choice of carpet, hardwood, laminate flooring, ceramic tile and natural stone products. The center will have more in-stock items as well as tools and materials for self installation, but they also offer full service installation.
On Monday afternoon, Frank Phillips College Anthropology Students made a presentation to the FPC Board of Regents to establish a Holocaust Remembrance Day for April 19th, 2012, in conjunction with the Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust from Sunday, April 15th, 2012 through Sunday, April 22nd, 2012, and accept the organizationâ€™s Holocaust Remembrance Proclamation.
The Borger Healthcare Center will hold its spring fling at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 20. The center is inviting its senior friends 55 and older for lunch, music, and door prizes. The center is located at 1316 South Florida. For more information on the spring fling, call the center at 273-3785.
Eugene M. Phillips, age 81, of Panhandle, died on Friday, March 16, 2012.
A Celebration of Life will be on Tuesday, March 21, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church, Panhandle, with the Rev. Mark Urquhart and grandson Zack Esgar officiating. Arrangements will be handled by Minton Chatwell Funeral Home.
Mr. Phillips was born in Amarillo, Texas on November 24, 1930 to parents James C. and Ruth Phillips; moving to Borger, Texas the same year where he grew up, graduating from Borger High School in 1948.
Amanda Lynn Butler, 33, died March 15, 2012 in Amarillo.
Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at Minton Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ted Wilson, St. Andrew United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Action on an amended animal control ordinance for the City of Borger will move forward this Tuesday.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council will take action to introduce an ordinance amending the City of Borger Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Animal Control.
The Borger City Council was set to act on this ordinance last fall, but postponed action after a lengthy meeting and public hearing was held for the public.