May 25th, 2011
The Relay For Life of Hutchinson County aims to celebrate the lives of residents who have survived cancer, while aiming to find a cure for the disease.
Dollars raised through the local RFL event help support the American Cancer Societyâ€™s mission of eliminating cancer by helping people stay well and get well, finding cures, and fighting back.
During his report to the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents last Monday, FPC President Dr. Jud Hicks told the board that the college is moving forward in adding a FFA program to the Borger campus.
Dr. Hicks told the board that a couple of faculty members have approached him with interest in starting a collegiate program on campus, believing it would be an asset to the resources already available at the college.
FPC facility member Amanda Jewkes will head up the new FFA program with assistance by Dustin Warren and Dr. Rodney Purswell.
Despite the recent drop in levels at Lake Meredith, people are still getting out and having some fun! Lake Meredith will be increasing its summer hours starting Saturday May 28, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for all three days (May 28-30) of the Memorial Day weekend, and will then revert to the regular summer schedule of being open six days a week Monday-Saturday.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
2011 District 1-3A
All District Baseball
Brandon Garcia- Sr. â€“ Borger
1st Team All District
Pitcher-Hunter Hertel- Sr.- Borger
Garrett Ericson- Sr. â€“ Pampa
Catcher- Brent Green- Sr. â€“ Pampa
1st Base- Collin Killgo- Jr. â€“ Pampa
2nd Base- Kevin Watson- Sr.- Dalhart
Short Stop- Max Lusk- Jr. Borger
3rd Base- Fabian Villagran- Sr.- Perryton
Outfield- Garrett Irwin- Sr.- Borger
Zach McDonald- Sr. â€“ Borger
Blake Turner- Jr. â€“ Perryton
Tyler Malone- Sr.- Pampa
Designated Hitter- Kevin Bercerril- Jr.- Perryton
Saturday, June 11th at the Phillips Golf Course.
The format will be a 4-person scramble - $55.00 per person
Tee-off â€“ 9:00 a.m.
Deadline to register â€“ Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Contact Number: 274-5662 or 457-4200, ext. 715
Campaign theme: Live United
99% of every $1.00 donated to Hutchinson County United Way remains in the county and 90% stays to support the provider agencies. Your support can make a difference in helping our provider agencies.
Pro Shop gift certificates will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.
Frank Phillips College Volleyball Coach Ashley Dyer added to the Lady Plainsman roster with the recent signing of Kayla Silva of Edinburg, Texas.
Ms. Silva is a 5' 8" Outside Hitter who played varsity volleyball for four years at Economedes High School, earning team MVP honors three of those years. She earned 1st Team All-District 31-5A for three years, and 2nd Team All-Valley honors two years. As a senior she won the E.H.S. Heisman Award as the school's outstanding athlete.
The City of Borger has entered into an agreement with CVS Caremark Corporation as it prepares to begin construction on a new pharmacy within the community.
The agreement, approved by the Borger City Council during a short special session Monday, pertains to access, a retaining wall, and a construction easement.
Under the terms of the agreement, CVS Caremark requested these things along the east and south sides of the property where the pharmacy will be built. The pharmacy will be located on Lots 4-11, Block 24, Unit 4, Thompson Addition (230 North Cedar).
Borger High School has named its top two graduates for the Class of 2011.
Madison Argo is the valedictorian with a GPA of 107.175 (4.0) and Joshua Madden is the salutatorian with a GPA of 106.471 (4.0).
While in high school, Argo was on the Varsity Track Team, served as Art Club President, was a member and officer of the National Honor Society, and served as FCA President. She also played club volleyball, varsity volleyball, and varsity basketball, and was named to the Golden Spread All Star Volleyball Team.
Summer time fun at Lake Meredith is about to begin and the upcoming Memorial Day is a good time to start!
Although Lake Meredith National Recreation area it is getting smaller, there is still plenty of things for visitors to do.
Visitors to the lake can enjoy boating, swimming, fishing, camping, picnicking, and a host of other outdoor activities.
For people who intend on fishing, it is reported that walleye are biting well, as are crappie and sand bass.
This weekend, members of the Borger Bulldog football team traveled south to take part in a 16 team 7-on-7 football tournament in Snyder.
In pool play, the Borger squad went 2-1, just missing out of reaching the tournament semi-finals. In the wins, Borger defeated San Angelo Grape Creek 26-6 and beat Roscoe 26-0 before losing to Lamesa 27-20
The Borger team plays in the Caprock 7 on 7 tournament later in June, and the 9th grade 7 on 7 will play in a tournament in Amarillo on June 17th.