James Qualls has announced his candidacy for Hutchinson County Sheriff.
Qualls was born in Duncan, Okla., in 1948. He is happily married to Kellie (Snider). Between them they have eight children, 23 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. They attend Celebration Family Church in Fritch.
He grew up in California, and graduated high school in Riverside, Calif., in 1966. Over the years, he continued his education in a slow pace, taking classes in community colleges as well as continuing education in law enforcement.
The Frank Phillips Lady Plainsmen and Ranger College Lady Rangers battled on the hardwood at the BCAC Friday night. It looked like it was going to be a low scoring affair with FPC leading 24-21 at the half. However, both of the ladies came out a little warmer in the second half, but the Lady Plainsmen came out on the short end of the scoreboard 69-63. It was a great game, with the lead changing hands thirteen times.
Randall 76 Borger 6
106: Hector Mendoza, Randall pinned Urial Orona, Borger :24
113: John Flores, Randall won by forfeit
120: Braun Marquez, Randall won by forfeit
126: Jacob Rubio, Randall pinned Colton Deroven, Borger :53
132: Seth Crites, Randall pinned Anthony Bates, Borger 1:23
138: Chris Thompson, Randall pinned Zach Robinson, Borger :58
145 Corey Cameron, Randall pinned Jacob Cosper, Borger 1:39
152: Tyler Gano, Randall pinned AJ Torres, Borger 1:06
160: Donaven Roberts, Randall pinned Dylan Huffine, Borger 1:29
170: Adam Sain, Randall pinned Isaiah Martinez, Borger :39
Frank Phillips College 65 Wayland Baptist JV 61
Top scorers for FPC were Akeem Johnson 13, Melvin Robinson 12, Taquan McDew 12, Ronald Scott 11
FPCâ€™s record is 6-8
North Plains Tournament in Claude
Claude 51 West Texas High 30
WT leading scorer: Cheyenne Tull 14
Lockney 61 West Texas High 31
WT leading scorers: Tull 9 Summers 9
Amarillo River Road 53 West Texas High 49
WT leading scorer: Tull 34
Hartley 48 West Texas High 40
WT leading scorer: Tull 21
Lockney 72 West Texas High 62
On Friday evening, the Borger Bulldogs were not able to overcome a slow start and foul trouble in their 62-51 loss to the Dumas Demons in non-district action at Tex Hanna Gym.
The Hutchinson County United Way celebrated another successful campaign year Thursday.
During the victory luncheon at Graced Land East, HCUW Executive Director Julie Winters announced that this yearâ€™s campaign brought in $625,540.17, exceeding the original goal of $615,000.
Winters said this yearâ€™s campaign marks her eighth with the organization. She said it is the work of citizens that makes such campaigns a success.
â€śUnited Way is the people of our community,â€ť she said. â€śItâ€™s people like you who make it work.â€ť
Various awards were given out during the luncheon festivities.
December is the month of giving. Giving blood can be just the greatest gift to give to someone who needs it and that gratification of knowing you saved a life for Christmas.
Coffee Memorial Blood Center will be holding a blood drive will be in Fritch on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at First Southern Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall from 2:30 till 6:30 p.m.
The new Subway of Borger is now open for business! It is located directly in front of Holiday Inn Express. Operating partners are Frank and Sherry Wingate and Jeff and RenĂ© Brain.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
Tonight the Borger Bulldogs will host the Dumas Demons in non-district basketball action at 7:00 p.m. in Tex Hanna Gym.
The Borger Lady Bulldogsâ€™ game with Wellington has been cancelled due to the Wellington football team playing in the 1A state semifinals in football.
The Red Hat Mamas will have their Christmas dinner on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at the Borger Opportunities Center, 930 Illinois.
The group will meet at the center at 11 a.m. and dinner will be served a little after 11:30 a.m.
The cost of the meal is $4 for senior citizens and $5 for those under the age of 50.
Red Hat Mamas is a club that is open to all women ages 50 or more.
Please make reservations by calling Dorothy Cates at 273-3329 by the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 13.