November 21st, 2011
In addition to putting red kettles at locations throughout Hutchinson County, the Salvation Army is also gearing up for its Angel Tree program.
The Angel Tree lets individuals and partnering corporations personalize a gift for a child or senior citizen in need by adopting an Angel and purchasing gifts for that individual.
This year, the Angel Tree program in Borger will run from Friday, Nov. 25 through Monday, Dec. 19, at Walmart.
Every child deserves a Christmas.
And this is exactly what Stinnett citizen Helen Mooney had in mind when she came up with the idea of âHelenâs Christmas Project.â
Helenâs Christmas Project is designed to offer Christmas for those less fortunate.
âShe never wanted a kid to go without a Christmas,â said Crystal Rogers. Rogers has taken over the project this year and wants to make it a very successful one.
Sonia Mendez, one-year-old Victoria Mendez, and Gloria Villagran pick out just the perfect turkeys to fix for Thanksgiving this year. Thanksgiving is now only three days away!
PHOTO BY DON RICE
Tonight the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen will play their home opener against Cochise College beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the BCAC.
The game with Cochise will begin a two game home stand for the Lady Plainsmen, who will host Lubbock Christian University JV tomorrow evening beginning at 5:00 p.m.
The Plainsmen enter tonight with a 4-3 record coming off losses to Hutchinson Community College 101-67 and Seward County Community College 71-50 in Liberal, KS. over the weekend.
On Saturday evening, the undefeated Cisco Lobos used a 21-0 run in the second quarter to pull away for the 61-28 win over Sanford-Fritch Eagles at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls.
The two teams combined for over 800 yards of offense, including Eagles junior running back Colton Valle rushing for 259 yards and three touchdowns,
Trailing 7-6 after the first quarter, the Lobos took control of the game with three straight scores, taking a 27-7 lead into the locker room at the break.
A few isolated showers and storms may develop over the High Plains today! Though these storms will be âhit-or-miss,â a few lucky folks could receive anywhere from around .01â to upwards of .10â of rainfall! Itâs unfortunate that we canât get a widespread heavy rainfall all day, but in this kind of drought, weâll take what we can get, even if it is sporadic in coverage! Mostly cloudy conditions will be present, and our afternoon high temperatures will struggle to reach into the upper 50s.
There is currently a seat open on the Borger ISD board of trustees. Applications are being accepted through December 2.
Letters may be mailed to Superintendent Chance Welch, 200 East Ninth, Borger, TX 79007 or can be delivered to the administration building at 200 East Ninth.
For further information, call 273-1000.
A West Texas School bus caused a small fire around 5:30 p.m on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. The school bus was between Borger and Panhandle areas when a turbo charger went out, causing the bus to back firing, and filling the air with smoke and causing a small grass fire.
Lt. Stacy Nolen of the Borger Fire Department stated the fire was no bigger than six feet long and two feet wide.
âThe kids were evacuated from the bus and stomped the fire out,â he said. There were no injuries.
PSPCISD superintendent Bill Wiggins said the bus in now in Amarillo to be repaired.
Since Thursday, the Borger Lady Bulldogs and the West Texas High Comanches and Lady Comanches basketball teams have been hitting the hardwood as part of the Amarillo Highland Park Tournament.
Play on Thursday proved to be a little rough for both the Lady Bulldogs and Lady Comanches, with the Lady Bulldogs falling to Amarillo San Jacinto 45-24 and the Lady Comanches losing to Lazbuddie 39-36.
The Comanches got off to a good start in the tournament defeating Channing 55-27.
On Friday night, the Canyon Eagles took advantage of a sluggish start and 32 turnovers by the Borger Bulldogs to leave Tex Hanna Gym with a 64-43 win.
The Bulldogs only connected on 5 of 17 shots in the first half, while the Eagles nailed four three pointers and 11 of 15 free throws to build a 21 point lead by halftime.
The Bulldogs started the game playing solid defense which kept the Eagles off the scoreboard for the first four minutes.