February 22nd, 2012
â€śElks Care-Elks Shareâ€ť is the motto of Elks all over the nation.
Borger Elks Lodge #1581 recently upheld the motto in presenting a check for $1,000 to Aidenâ€™s Closet. Aidenâ€™s Closet is located in the OB/GYN department at Golden Plains Community Hospital in memory of Aiden Marshall, son of Cody and Monica Marshall. Aidenâ€™s Closet is stocked with needed items of a newborn and distributed to parent(s) who cannot afford the necessary items to take their baby home. Aidenâ€™s Closet exists because of donated purchased items or monetary donations.
Also new to Boomtown Community Theater, Charity Newman (left) and Trevor VanArsdale (right), perform in â€śThe Poet and the Muse.â€ť The play is a one-act directed and written by Sam Cornelius as part two of the debut and duet along with â€śHe Said and She Saidâ€ť on March 1, 2, and 3, 2012. To make reservations call 273-2656 or 680-4621.
PHOTO BY TARA HOPKINS
Action on a sewer project in the 3rd & Austin area of Borger has been approved.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City council approved action on awarding a bid from Whitewater Construction Inc. for the Sanitary Sewer Improvements at 3rd and Austin.
Jim Harder, Director of Utilities, addressed the council about the project. He said the sewer line from the north end of town comes down Austin Street. At one time, it used to turn west and go across Cedar Street. However, the sewer line is now turned back and goes into the edge of the CVS property and then crosses Cedar Street.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to get the comeback win over the Garden City Community College Roughriders, 7-5.
The Roughriders started the game with Desmond Roberts hitting a lead-off triple followed by Brad Michaleski hitting an RBI single to make it a 0-1 score.
The Roughriders added one more run in the top of the first inning on a RBI single by Zac Baldini to give them a 0-2 lead.
Trinidad â€śTriniâ€ť Cruz, 90, of Borger passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012.
Trinidad Diaz Cruz was born December 26, 1921 in Wingate, TX, to Pedro and Julia (Lucero) Diaz. She married Emilio Cruz in 1992 in Colorado. She was a retired Registered Nurse.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emilio on December 29, 2011.
PAMPA â€“ R.E. Stover, 81, died Feb. 19, 2012, in Pampa.
Graveside services will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at White Deer Cemetery with Rev. Jim Sinyard, pastor of Carpenterâ€™s Church of Pampa, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
Borger Noon Lions Club was honored to have Becky Peery, RN,BSN, of Golden Plains Community Hospital as their guest speaker. Becky is a 23-year employee of GPCH who wears several hats including Infection Preventionist, Employee Health Nurse and Staff Education Coordinator. With the help of Mickey Dunigan, IT Specialist, for GPCH they presented an educational program on the cause and effect of influenza throughout the world.
TYPES OF INFULENZA INCLUDE: Type A: *A(H1N1) *A(H3N2), Type B and Type C. A and B Influenza Virus often co-circulate for our seasonal flu illnesses.
Frank Phillips College saw an increase in student head count from the 2011 fall semester to the 2012 spring semester.
In an enrollment analysis presented during the FPC Board of Regents February meeting on Monday afternoon, the college saw an academic head count increase of 852 this spring compared to 839 in the fall of 2011.
In combining academic and career and technical head count, the college saw a six-person increase, going from 1,033 to 1,039 between the last two semesters.
The school board and city council in Fritch are preparing for upcoming elections.
Sanford-Fritch will be holding elections for two opening on the SFISD School Board.
Filing started on February 4, 2012, and applications can picked up at the SFISD Administration Building, 540 Eagle Boulevard. For more information call 806-857-3122.
City of Fritch will also have elections for city council members. Leslie Bass, City Secretary, said there are two aldermen positions open, as well as the mayor position.
On Monday night, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen opened their game with the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) Broncos building a 16-2 lead by the 15:10 mark. But shooting woes and losing the rebound battle, in the final 12 minutes of the first half, allowed NMMI to comeback to take the lead and force the Plainsmen to play catch up throughout the second half, as NMMI got the 99-88 win in WJCAC play.