April 18th, 2012
The recent thunderstorms in the area have caused Lake Meredith to rise nearly two feet over the last week, according to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards.
After dropping to a record low of 29.80 feet on April 9th, Lake Meredithâ€™s water depth on Monday was measuring at 31.37 feet and Richards expects the level to continue to rise over the next 10 days before leveling off.
Last Wednesdayâ€™s thunderstorms brought nearly five inches of rain to the Fritch area and caused significant damage due to the hard hail.
A Borger dispatcher was recently honored for her efforts in keeping the Borger community safe.
Linda Lewis, Communications Supervisor for the Borger Police Department, was recognized for receiving the â€śSilent Heroâ€ť award by Lt. Bruce Roberts of the Borger Police Department during the Borger City Council meeting Tuesday.
Lt. Roberts said communication officers provide an essential service to the community.
â€śThey do this 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long,â€ť he said. â€śTheir dedication for the most part goes unnoticed by us and by the public.â€ť
No major injuries occurred during a wreck involving a truck and school bus in Fritch on Monday, April 17, 2012, at West Broadway and Maxpage around 7:40 a.m.
According to Fritch Officer Schiller, a male minor driving a red 2005 truck failed to yield the right-of-way to a school bus transporting 19 children. The female passenger of the truck and one child on the bus were transported to Golden Plains Community Hospital. Schiller stated the accident is still under investigation.
The Borger Police Department made two important arrests last Monday, one of which may be leading the department to pursue further charges.
On Monday, April 9, 2012, officers from Borger PD arrested Charles Colby Griffin, 24, of Borger, for an outstanding Randall County warrant. The warrant was for bond surrender for an original charge of possession of a controlled substance, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
Golden Plains Community Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of a Special Luncheon Cuisine directed by Chef Bud Anderson. The introductory Luncheon will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospitalâ€™s dining room. GPCHâ€™s Dining will now feature a luncheon cuisine Monday through Friday. This special meal will be available in addition to the variety of foods now served. The price of the featured cuisine will range from $6.99 to $9.99 plus tax. Please call 806-467-5720 to reserve meals for dining in or carry out.
The CareNet Pregnancy Center of Borger is preparing for a truly one-of-a-kind fundraiser.
The center will hold its fundraiser, with a theme of â€śThe Great Turnaround,â€ť starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the Frank Phillips College library.
Susan Trahern, Director of the CareNet Pregnancy Center in Borger, said a speaker from Bruce Wilkinson Ministries will be on hand for the event. Wilkinson is the author of â€śThe Prayer of Jabez.â€ť
Last week two sisters from West Texas High made school history by becoming the first girls Doubles District Champions ever! Abby Summers, a senior, and Erin Summers a junior won the District 1A Championship. The girls weren't even seeded going into the District tournament. In fact, they took care of the top seeds from Canadian, in round two. This was a neat accomplishment, because the Wildcats won all the other tennis events.
Frank Phillips College Menâ€™s Head Basketball Coach Chris Hackett will be hosting a boyâ€™s basketball camp on Tuesday, May 29th through Friday, June 1st at the BCAC. The camp is open to boys ages 7-17 and is scheduled to run from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. each day.
In the camp, Hackett and the FPC Coaching Staff will focus on fundamentals including shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding, defense, and individual offense. The camp will also feature 1-on-1, 3-on-3, and 5-on-5 leagues, daily competitions, and camp prizes and certificates.
PAMPA-Through two rounds of District 1-3A play, it is known which three teams are going to make it to the playoffs, but who will end up as the district champions is still up in the air.
After losing to the Pampa Harvesters 8-3 in the first round of district play, the Borger Bulldogs were able to get some revenge on Saturday by getting a 9-7 win at Harvester Field in Pampa.
Over the weekend, the Borger Bulldog Boyâ€™s track team had several athletes qualify for the 3A Region I Track Meet by finishing in the top three in the District 1-3A meet in Pampa.
Taking first place in the district meet were Kolter Newton in the triple jump, Ty Brown in the 400m, and the 1600m relay team. Daniel Orona took second place in the shot put and the Borger 800m relay team qualified for regionals by finishing in third place. The Region I-3A meet will be held April 27-28 at Fuller Track and Field complex in Lubbock.
District 1-3A track
*Borger top six finishers