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December 17th

Bushland Lady Falcons pull away for 54-42 win over Lady Bulldogs

December 17, 2011

On Friday night, the Bushland Lady Falcons squared off with the Borger Lady Bulldogs in a non-district contest at Tex Hanna Gym.
Through three periods, the Lady Bulldogs were in striking distance to come away with a nice win. However, the breaks continue to not fall the Lady Bulldogs way, as Bushland was able to outscore Borger 18-9 in the fourth period to pull away for the 54-42 win.

December 16th

Almo "A.L." Taylor

December 16, 2011

Almo “A.L.” Taylor, 75, of Fritch passed away, Thursday, December 15, 2011.
Almo Lee Taylor was born Monday, December 7, 1936 in Littlefield, TX to Alfred and Hulda (Wheske) Taylor. He was a retired operator at Phillips Petroleum. Mr. Taylor graduated from Littlefield High School in 1956. He married Laura Thompson on November 24, 1972 in Fritch, TX. He was a Baptist.
He is preceded in death by his wife Laura; son, Thomas Wayne Taylor and his parents.

Harold Edward Fick, Sr.

December 16, 2011

Harold Edward Fick Sr., 85, of Borger, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in Amarillo.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2011 in the Garden of Good Shepherd, at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Pampa, with Rev. Michael Erickson of Zion Lutheran Church in Pampa officiating. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

Put some change in that kettle!

December 16, 2011

Have you noticed the bell ringers outside of Wal-Mart?
These people are from the Salvation Army raising money for those who need it. All you have to do is place any extra change you have from shopping in the red kettle. The Salvation Army Red Kettles have been an American tradition since 1891, helping raise financial support for critical Salvation Army programs and services year round.

Local organization receives a “helping hand” in return

December 16, 2011

A local organization known for meeting the needs of people in the Hutchinson County community received a helping hand in return in the form of turkeys.
Four local men, Jimmy Anderson of Conoco Phillips, Mike Bethel of Ardent, Lanny Ferrell of WHM, and Scott Fowles donated 50 turkeys to High Plains Helping Hand for the holiday season. Anderson, Bethel, and Ferrell visited the organization Thursday to make the delivery.
Carolyn Poindexter, who is with High Plains Helping Hand, said the organization was “absolutely” blessed to receive such a generous donation.

Borger takes on Bushland in doubleheader

December 16, 2011

Tonight all three Hutchinson county schools will be squaring off in boys and girls basketball action.
The Borger Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs will host Bushland at Tex Hanna Gym with the girls tipping off at 6:30 p.m. followed by the boys at 8:00 p.m.
The Bulldogs are coming off an impressive win over Amarillo Highland Park where the team kept the Hornets scoreless in the third period on their way to a 63-38 win.
The Bulldogs will face off with a solid Falcons team who was a pre-season top 25 team in Class 2A.

Sandies and Bulldogs square off on the wrestling mat

December 16, 2011

On Thursday evening, the Borger Bulldogs wrestling team hosted the Amarillo High Sandies in a wrestling duel out at Tex Hanna Gym.
The Bulldog roster is full of underclassman, however the team showed they are continuing to improve on the mat despite falling to the Sandies Black team 48-21 and the Sandies Gold team 70-6.
Against the Sandies Black team, four Bulldog wrestlers left the mat with their hands raised in victory, which included wins by pinfall by Uriel Orona, Zach Robinson, and Dustin Tucker.

December 15th

Old hospital abatement process nearing completion

December 15, 2011

The Christmas holiday will mark the 200 S. McGee hospital facility being 75% complete in the asbestos abatement process. Basement flooring, pipe fittings, and duct work are what will remain to be abated after the holiday. A few questionable items are being tested and pending results, will be abated if they return positive for asbestos.
The initial target date for all interior asbestos removal is the second week of January, unless the items return a positive result. Consultation with the contractors will be necessary to determine a new target date and additional expense.

Luisa Tobar Carrillo

December 15, 2011

Luisa Tobar Carrillo, 75, of Borger, died Tuesday, December 13, 2011 in Amarillo.
Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 16, 2011 at St. John’s Catholic Church with Father Francisco Perez of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Pampa officiating. Rosary will be 6:00 p.m. Thursday, at the Minton Memorial Chapel.

Shirley Ann Ward Christian

December 15, 2011

Shirley Ann Ward Christian was born on July 18, 1939 in Brackettville, Texas to Hardin Lee, Sr and Dorothy Rea Ward. She confessed her belief in Christ and was a member of New Light Baptist Church in Dalhart, Texas. She attended public school in Brackettville, Texas.
She was married to Chester Christian on July 8, 1986 in Stinnett, Texas and she is the mother of one son, Kenneth Ward and one daughter, Dorothy Yvette Proctor.

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