March 19th, 2012
The Borger Healthcare Center will hold its spring fling at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 20. The center is inviting its senior friends 55 and older for lunch, music, and door prizes. The center is located at 1316 South Florida. For more information on the spring fling, call the center at 273-3785.
Eugene M. Phillips, age 81, of Panhandle, died on Friday, March 16, 2012.
A Celebration of Life will be on Tuesday, March 21, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church, Panhandle, with the Rev. Mark Urquhart and grandson Zack Esgar officiating. Arrangements will be handled by Minton Chatwell Funeral Home.
Mr. Phillips was born in Amarillo, Texas on November 24, 1930 to parents James C. and Ruth Phillips; moving to Borger, Texas the same year where he grew up, graduating from Borger High School in 1948.
Amanda Lynn Butler, 33, died March 15, 2012 in Amarillo.
Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at Minton Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ted Wilson, St. Andrew United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Action on an amended animal control ordinance for the City of Borger will move forward this Tuesday.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council will take action to introduce an ordinance amending the City of Borger Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Animal Control.
The Borger City Council was set to act on this ordinance last fall, but postponed action after a lengthy meeting and public hearing was held for the public.
It is time once again for local citizens to bash their trash!
The City of Borger will be holding its upcoming trash bash April 9-14, 2012. It is sponsoring this free week for county residents to bring their trash to the transfer station.
Kathie Harber, who is with the City of Borger, said tire disposal will also be an available service for locals during Trash Bash Week.
â€śTire disposal, for residential customers, will not have a limit during this week,â€ť she said.
The wind, the dirt, and the Sanford Fritch Eagles swept into Stinnett Saturday and handily took care of the Comanches in both games of a non-District double header. SF won the first game in seven innings 15-4 and run ruled the Tribe in five innings in a football score 31-7. The wind was definitely a factor causing fielders to misjudge fly balls, a hitterâ€™s dream and outfielderâ€™s nightmare. The Comanches also had several players missing due to another school function. Many of the Eaglesâ€™ runs were off WT High errors and unearned.
This past weekend was not a fun one for the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen softball team. After losing two games to Otero Junior College in Colorado on Friday, the Lady Plainsmen made the trip to Snyder where Western Texas College got the sweep 11-1 and 10-4 in WJCAC play.
In game one, Western Texas never surrendered the lead after the third inning, scoring three runs on an RBI double by Taylor Gillette, an RBI single by Christen Miller, and a wild pitch.
Western Texas piled on three more runs in the bottom of the fourth.
On Monday, March 19th, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents will take action on canceling the 2012 Board of Regents Election.
This year the Board of Regents had three full, six year at-large terms and one four-year, unexpired Spring Creek term scheduled to expire in 2012. As of the March 6th deadline for the candidates to file for the 2012 election, the applications received for the open positions were from Jay Campbell, Sandra Hilbert, and Dr. Shad Goldston for the three at-large terms, and Tonya Moore for the unexpired Spring Creek term.
(Editorâ€™s Note: The Borger News-Herald will be featuring Borgerâ€™s City Departments throughout the next several weeks, highlighting the services that the city performs for citizens on a daily basis.)
There is one City of Borger employee whose career is all about making signs.
Rosa Hicks, Public Works, produces all city signs for citizen safety and awareness. She has been performing this service for 15 years and counting.
A water balloon fight at Borger High School the week prior to spring break took an ugly turn for one BHS student.
Roper Cox addressed the Borger ISD school board at its recent meeting on her sonâ€™s behalf. During the water balloon fight, her son was hit with a balloon filled with urine.
She said she wanted to know what the school district was going to do, and would rather see the district handle it than taking it to the police.