November 15th, 2011
The Borger Downtown Merchants will be having sales, refreshments, and Santa during its upcoming Christmas open house.
The open house is set to take place from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 on Main Street. In addition to sales at stores and Christmas goodies, Santa Claus will be making his arrival at 2 p.m.
Stores participating in this yearâ€™s open house are as follows:
â€˘Jimâ€™s Diamond Shop â€“ 519 North Main
â€˘Amy Lynnâ€™s â€“ 506 North Main
â€˘Sugar Rush Old Fashioned Candy â€“ 601 North Main
â€˘Texas Mikes â€“ 520 North Main
â€˘Family Style Salon â€“ 717 North Main
Faith Christian Fellowship at 415 Gardner Street will â€śmeet people at their point of need.â€ť FCF will host a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 from 12 p.m to 4 p.m. They are serving a traditional thanksgiving meal to anyone who wishes to join. If you are alone this holiday, if you cannot cook a meal, or just don't want to, please join us and enjoy a great meal and wonderful fellowship. If you cannot come, or know someone who is â€śshut-inâ€ť that would enjoy a meal contact FCF so that they can make arrangement to deliver a meal. For more information call Emily at 898-1342.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information from the public pertaining to a recent burglary in Borger.
On Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, Borger Police Officers responded to #15 Adobe Trail in reference to a burglary of a habitation.
Sometime during the night of Saturday, Oct. 29, or the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 30, the suspect or suspects entered the residence and took a firearm, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department.
The stolen firearm is described as a Blue Rossi Six Shot Revolver and is valued at $300.
Earl Sidney Hunter was born May 4, 1921, in Lola, Kansas. He graduated from Lola High School in 1939 and attended Kansas State University where he played football. In the spring of 1943, he was called into service and became a Lieutenant in the Air Force.
Saturday night in Plainview, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles will take on the Forsan Buffaloes in the 2A Division II Bi-District playoff round.
Two weeks ago, the Eagles finished the regular season on a positive note with an impressive 42-14 win over Spearman, then enjoyed a bye last week.
The Eagle offense came alive during District 1-2A Div II play, leading to the team having the second ranked offense in the Texas Panhandle in Class 3A and 2A, averaging 376 yards per game.
One of the best Bi-District playoff match ups in West Texas this weekend appears to be the 3A Division I battle between the Borger Bulldogs and the Lubbock Cooper Pirates.
The two teams enter the game in similar fashion. Both struggled a little in non-district play, yet were able to rebound and go undefeated in winning district championships.
The Pirates enter the playoffs coming off a big 20-14 win over a good Lubbock Estacado team in the regular season finale.
On Friday night, the West Texas High Comanches will square off against the Quanah Indians in the 1A Division I Bi-District round in Pampa.
Last year, the two teams met in the same round in Amarillo with Quanah pulling away late to get the win over the Comanches.
On paper, the match up between the Comanches and Indians appears to be a showcase of a contrast of styles. The Comanches have relied on their ground game all season to control the clock and wear down opponents, while the Indians will bring in a more balanced attack that has the ability to move the ball in the air.
Lubbock Estacado 63 Borger 24
Going into the season, Borger Head Coach Travis Nicks said he expected to see his young Borger Lady Bulldogs team to go through some growing pains to start the 2011-12 season.
On Tuesday evening, the coachâ€™s words proved to be true as the Lubbock Estacado Lady Matadors built a 34-8 lead by halftime on their way to beating Borger 63-24.
Freshman Tiffanie Prater led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with nine points, followed by Vanessa Jones with six points.
Living Water Ministries is doing its part again this year to put a little blessing into this yearâ€™s holidays for the less fortunate. The organization will be helping people in Hutchinson County with Bags of Blessings (holiday food) during the upcoming holiday season.
Those who would like to be a part of providing the â€śBags of Blessingsâ€ť can purchase the following complete list and return it in a paper grocery bag to Living Water at 103 West Fourth Street. The Bags of Blessings are needed by Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, and the ministryâ€™s hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday
Saturday is the day for all local veterans to come out and be honored at the Sixth Annual Veteranâ€™s Appreciation Dinner at the Elks Lodge.
For all those war heroes put their lives on the line to protect the way citizens live, a special appreciation dinner will be held in their honor. Everything will be hosted by the Borger Elks, American Legion, Veteranâ€™s of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans Association, and their Auxiliaries.
This dinner is set for Saturday, November 12, 2011 in the Borger Elks on 200 Opal.