April 9th, 2012
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.
An amended animal control ordinance for the City of Borger has been approved.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council approved the ordinance on final reading, along with a resolution establishing a schedule of fees, costs, charges, and expenses related to the ordinance.
On Saturday, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen softball team split its two game series with Adams State JV in Colorado.
The Lady Plainsmen dropped the first game 11-3 but won the second game 13-5.
In game one, Frank Phillips College jumped out to an early lead, but was unable to hold on and lost 11-3. While Frank Phillips College led until the fifth inning, Adams State JV worked its way back and took the lead on an RBI single in the fifth inning.
In the second inning, Christine Blankenship hit a triple to bring in two RBIs.
After splitting the first two games of the series on Friday, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and El Paso Community College finished their four game series at a draw by splitting the final two games on Saturday. The Plainsmen opened Saturday getting a 10-0 win but cooled off as El Paso took the final game of the series, 5-0.
In the first Saturday game, the Plainsmen scored two runs in the first inning. But it would be the fourth inning where the Plainsmen pulled away by scoring six runs on their way to forcing the 10-run rule after the fifth inning.
On Friday afternoon, the Borger Bulldogs got their second 10-run rule win over the Dalhart Golden Wolves in District 1-3A play by a score of 13-3 at Huber Park.
The Wolves kept the game close through the top of the fourth inning, where the Bulldogs had only a 4-3 lead. But in their final three at bats of the game, the Bulldogs racked up ten runs to pull away for the win.
Senior Garth Payton got the start on the pitcherâ€™s mound for the Bulldogs and did a solid job going six 1/3 innings giving up three runs on four hits while striking out five Wolf batters.
Friday afternoon, the Borger Lady Bulldogs got their first District 1-3A win of the season by scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the Dalhart Lady Wolves, 5-4, at Agnes Howe Park.
Both teams played a good game on the field. But a throwing error in the bottom of the seventh inning by Dalhart gave Borger the opportunity to tie the game and eventually get the comeback win.
Borger Police Report
April 4, 2012
700 block of Franklin-Missing Person
3100 block of Fairlanes-Disorderly Conduct
100 block of E. 9th-Field Interview
200 block of Opal-Alarm
Union and Gardner-Accident/Traffic
1100 block of Mockingbird-Suspicious Activity
500 block of Alabama-Investigation
Gardner and Union-Investigation
1400 block of S. Cedar-Investigation
1000 block of Coble-Criminal Mischief
1100 block of W. Wilson-Welfare Check
1200 block of Lindsey-Harassment
700 block of Moody-Burglary/Habitation
600 block of California-House/Business Check
Peacefully on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, Lucille A. LaPointe of International Falls passed away at the Falls Good Samaritan Center just short of her 92nd birthday.
Lucille was born in Holler, Minn., on Feb. 2, 1919, went to St. Thomas School and was proud to be one of the first graduating classes from the school.
She went on to business college to be a secretary. She worked at a few different positions in International Falls before she went to Phillips, Texas, where she was hired at the Phillips Petroleum Company.