August 30th, 2011
This week, high school volleyball teams will have been on the court for a month. For the Hutchinson County teams, August has seen its shares of ups and downs. However, all three teams are poised to go into district play looking good and ready compete for a playoff berth.
Since the sluggish start to the season against Bushland and Canyon, the Borger Lady Bulldogs have looked good on the court in sweeps Hereford, Amarillo River Road, Amarillo Highland Park, Perryton, West Texas High and Sanford-Fritch.
Wallace â€śWallyâ€ť Criswell, 62, of Baytown, TX was born November 22, 1948 in Fort Worth and passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011 after a brief battle against cancer. He was a U. S. Army veteran.
He enjoyed fishing and was an artist, specializing in acrylic paintings. He had numerous showings, especially in the Borger area.
On August 18th the Borger Economic Development Corporation agreed to provide funds which will be used to move pipelines from an area of land being considered for the future home of a Wal-Mart Super Center.
The EDC Board of Directors approved providing around $250,000 to assist DCP Midstream and local businessman Odis McCellan in rerouting pipeline around a section of land located near the new hospital site between Highway 136 and Carbon Road.
Hutchinson County was awarded a grant worth $16,098 from the Department of Justice.
According to U.S Senator John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, this grant will help prevent crime based on local needs and conditions.
At a Hutchinson County Commissionerâ€™s Court meeting in July, Chief Deputy James Qualls spoke on behalf of the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office and requested permission to apply for the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) totaling around $16,000.
Bowling league sign ups are now underway at Wildcatterâ€™s for bowlers of all ages and skill levels.
For kids and teens, the bowling alleyâ€™s youth mixed league will once again run on Saturday mornings.
Adult leagues available are as follows.
Monday night: Church League-Mixed league play
Tuesday morning: Chatterettes-Women only league
Tuesday night: Metropolitan-Men only league
Wednesday night: Automotive-Men only league; Progressive-Women only league
Thursday night: Sundowners-Mixed league play
Friday night: Easymarks-Mixed league play
After the first weekend of the season, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen have a 3-1 overall record by winning both of their matches on Saturday at the NMMI Tournament in Roswell, N.M.
The Lady Plainsmen opened Saturday getting the win over Ranger Junior College in straight sets 25-22, 25-15, 25-19.
In their final match of the tournament, the Lady Plainsmen had their hands full with South Mountain Community College. However the team pulled out the win in five games 24-26, 25-22, 25-22, 19-25, 15-11.
The time is quickly approaching for the annual Borger Chamber of Commerce kickoff breakfast.
The breakfast will be held at Dakeâ€™s from 7-8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. The serving line for the full traditional breakfast will begin at 6:45 a.m.
RSVP is required for everyone who plans on attending, and all RSVPs are due to the chamber by Friday, Sept. 2. The cost of the breakfast is $10, and is payable at the door.
Attendance at the breakfast will qualify citizens for a $50 drawing, and the latest Borger Bulldog gear will also be given away as door prizes.
Jo Lynn Groves, age 57, of Hockley, Texas died on Thursday, August 18, 2011 in Cypress, Texas after a lengthy illness.
Stinnett resident Kelly Tull, an eight-year employee of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority, is using her business resources to save the Sanford Post Office from closure.
Tull said, â€śI use this post office here because Iâ€™m here during my post officeâ€™s work hours, so in my opinion this is my post office. From a business standpoint, itâ€™s going to cripple the way we do our day-to-day operation, as far as mailing and receiving mail if this post office were to close.
The Borger Chamber of Commerce is about to kick off its 24th year of the Leadership Borger program. The program will begin Sept. 21, 2011.
The program is a one-day per month intensive look at the Borger community and Hutchinson County and an opportunity to gain knowledge to enhance participantsâ€™ existing leadership skills.
The program will conclude in April of 2012 with graduation planned at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet, which will take place in March or April.
Leadership Borger is designed to feature the following: