February 18th, 2012
Election season is in full swing, and citizens will soon have the opportunity to hear from the candidates running for county office.
The Hutchinson County Republican Women are inviting the public to the Republican Candidates forum on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Dakeâ€™s Restaurant, 718 North Main, in Borger. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The candidates will have an opportunity to speak with a question/answer period to follow. A reception will be provided at 6:30 p.m. and the forum starts at 7 p.m.
On Friday afternoon, the Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers made the trip from Altus, Okla., to take on the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen in a two game series.
Both games saw good efforts from both teams, but Western Oklahoma had a few more breaks go their way to take both games 6-3 and 8-2.
(Game One) Western Oklahoma 6 Frank Phillips 3
LEVELLAND-On Thursday evening, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen lost their WJCAC basketball games against South Plains College in Levelland.
(Men) #1 South Plains College 106 Frank Phillips College 62
South Plains College has gone through the 2011-12 season undefeated and showed why they are considered the top JUCO team in the country on Thursday by jumping out to a 63-17 lead over the Plainsmen by halftime.
The Plainsmen looked better in the second half, but the Texans where able to hang on for the big win and improve their record to 25-0.
Dean M. â€śDeeâ€ť Branch was born on August 13, 1947, in Mangum, Oklahoma to John â€śRedâ€ť and Deana (Hill) McDonald.
She married Gary Branch on Dec. 27, 1973, in Groom, Texas.
Dee was very active in various patriotic activities throughout her lifetime, loved to crochet, and play games with her online family.
Flu virus is spread mainly from person to person through the coughing sneezing, or talking of someone with the flu. Flu viruses also may spread when people touch something with the flu virus on it and then touch their mouth, eyes, or nose.
The Flu can infect people beginning 1 day before symptoms appear and up to 5-7 days after becoming sick.
Signs and Symptoms:
Sudden high fever and chills
Sore Throat and cough
Feeling extremely tired
The Centerâ€™s of Disease Control recommends a three step approach to fighting influenza.
Relay For Life of Hutchinson County Team United Supermarket will be selling juicy, delicious hamburgers and taste tempting hotdogs at the United Supermarket in Borger from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. All proceeds from the fundraiser goes to the American Cancer Society via Relay For Life of Hutchinson County. Drop by the store and enjoy some delicious treats and join us in a "Race for a Cure!"
Borger Groendyke Transport held a Million Mile Safety Banquet in January.
This award banquet was held at the Frank Phillips Conference Center on January 28, 2012. For the 48th time since the award program began in 1965, Groendyke Transport recognized the Borger Terminal drivers and employees for driving one million miles from September 21 to December 31, 2011 without a preventable accident. Employees and spouses were treated to a steak dinner along with a check, awards and gifts.
Amy Fernandez has to hand over close to $100,000 as part of a plea deal for illegally structuring monetary transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements.
On Monday February 13, 2012, U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson stated Amy Fernandez is required to pay $99,950 to the government after her sentencing.
In November, Fernandez pleaded guilty for one count of evading the reporting requirements and the regulations issued thereunder, structure, attempt to structure, and attempted to assist in structuring currency transactions with one or more domestic financial institutions.
On Thursday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen hosted Lamar Community College in a baseball non-conference doubleheader.
In both games, the Plainsmen struggled to get things going offensively helping Lamar to leave Borger with a two game sweep.
(Game One) Lamar CC 15 Frank Phillips 3
The Plainsmen jumped out to an early 3-0 lead over Lamar. But the Plainsmen bats would go cold after the second inning, while Lamarâ€™s heated up by scoring 15 runs in the final three innings for the win.
Tom Reyna, 81, of Borger, passed away, Tuesday, February 14, 2012.
Tom Robles Reyna was born Tuesday, May 6, 1930 in Christine, TX to Ben and Lena (Robles) Reyna. He worked in oilfield construction. Tom married Billie Fennell on August 10, 1956.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Billie in 2010.
Survivors include his brother, Jessie Reyna of Waco, TX; his sister, Florence Sena of Borger, TX; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00AM, Friday, February 17, 2012 at Highland Park Cemetery with Jim Castleberry officiating.