October 8th, 2011
(Editorâ€™s Note: In honor of Oct. 2-8 being National 4-H Week, the Hutchinson County 4-H will be running a series of articles throughout this weekâ€™s editions of the Borger News-Herald.)
County Extension agents Kristy Synatschk and Sandra Duke brought a special friend to the Borger Intermediate school on Tuesday, October 4th, to share a message about 4-H.
More than 200 5th graders got to go on a virtual journey as Duke read a special 4-H version of the classic Dr. Seuss book â€śOh, the Places Youâ€™ll Goâ€ť.
Mace Hollis Jones, 88, died Tuesday, October 4, 2011 in Amarillo.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Leonard Forsythe officiating. Interment will follow in the â€śGarden of Loveâ€ť at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Mace was born Aug. 3, 1923, in Soper, Okla., to Jim and Maudie Jones. He was serving in the United States Army during WW II and was a member of Bible Baptist Church.
Bob Coin Thomas, 80, of Fritch died Sept. 29, 2011 at Amarillo.
No services are scheduled. Cremation was by Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Bob was born Feb. 3, 1931 at Paris, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was a heavy equipment operator in the oil industry. He loved to tinker on cars and lawn mowers.
He is survived by sons Roy and wife Karen of Fritch, Bobby Wayne of Gillette, Okla., Tommy Ray of Abilene and Earl Ray of Abilene, daughters, Dory Thomas of Lubbock, Betty Cox of South Carolina, and Debbie Thomas of Lubbock, and nine grandchildren.
Main Street will be abuzz with activity this Friday as the Borger Downtown Merchants host their Moonlight Madness event.
The event will take place on October 7, 2011 from 6 p.m. until midnight.
During this event, there will be a pumpkin carving contest. All entries will be displayed in store windows and voted on by those who attend Moonlight Madness. The winner of the contest will receive a $50 gift certificate that can be spent at one of the participating stores.
After the talk surrounding the state legislature looking into placing Frank Phillips College on the list of community colleges to potentially lose state funding in January, a fair question to ask was, how the negative news would potentially impact the collegeâ€™s enrollment this fall.
During the FPC Board of Regents meeting on September 19th, the college released their head count for the fall semester which showed 839 academic students and 271 career and technical students for a total of 1033.
Back in the 1980s and 1990s, the 5A football district in the Permian Basin area was nicknamed â€śThe Little Southwest Conferenceâ€ť due to the district being loaded with some of the top football programs in Texas.
This year. perhaps District 1-1A Division I needs to be called the â€śSEC Lightâ€ť due to having four of the five teams ranked inthe top 25 of TheOldCoach.com football poll and the fifth team just on the outside looking in.
Through their first two games of District 1-2A Division II play, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles have been able to prove they are a lot better than their 0-4 non-district mark by beating Tulia and getting a big win over Floydada last week.
Against the Whirlwinds, the Eaglesâ€™ offense was clicking on all cylinders racking up 346 yards on the ground while throwing for another 261.
Junior Colton Valle showed why he is considered one of the best running backs in the Texas Panhandle by scoring three touchdowns and rushing for 236 yards.
A certificate of substantial completion for the new Golden Plains Community Hospital has officially been accepted by the Hutchinson County Hospital District Board of Directors.
The certificate was officially signed by Dr. Jock Lee, DVM, Chairman of the HCHD board, during the boardâ€™s regular meeting Monday evening.
Dennis Jack, CEO of GPCH, said the certificate is a document that came with the USDA funding. It is one of the very last documents that needs to be finalized, stating that the elements of the construction contract have been substantially met.
Come be a part of the 13th Annual HOPE Golf Scramble taking place this Saturday, October 8th at the Borger Country Club Golf Course.
Sign-ups for the tournament have been extended to Thursday, October 6th until 5:00 p.m.
There will be prizes for the closest to pin, longest drive, and more. One of the prizes includes a silver 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, donated by Country Chevrolet, for a person who hits a hole-in-one.
Teams of four people can enter for an entry fee of $240.00.
All proceeds are used to support cancer research.
On Saturday, the annual Small-Fry Fishing Tournament will be held at the Stilling Basing at Spring Canyon in the Lake Meredith National Recreation Area.
The Small-Fry Fishing Tournament is an annual event which promotes the sport of fishing while encouraging good clean family fun.
This event is a wonderful fun-filled opportunity for families to share in one of the best recreational activities available in the Texas Panhandle.
There is no entrance fee, and youth of all income levels are invited to participate.
Last year over eighty children participated in the tournament.