November 11th, 2011
Earl Sidney Hunter was born May 4, 1921, in Lola, Kansas. He graduated from Lola High School in 1939 and attended Kansas State University where he played football. In the spring of 1943, he was called into service and became a Lieutenant in the Air Force.
Saturday night in Plainview, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles will take on the Forsan Buffaloes in the 2A Division II Bi-District playoff round.
Two weeks ago, the Eagles finished the regular season on a positive note with an impressive 42-14 win over Spearman, then enjoyed a bye last week.
The Eagle offense came alive during District 1-2A Div II play, leading to the team having the second ranked offense in the Texas Panhandle in Class 3A and 2A, averaging 376 yards per game.
One of the best Bi-District playoff match ups in West Texas this weekend appears to be the 3A Division I battle between the Borger Bulldogs and the Lubbock Cooper Pirates.
The two teams enter the game in similar fashion. Both struggled a little in non-district play, yet were able to rebound and go undefeated in winning district championships.
The Pirates enter the playoffs coming off a big 20-14 win over a good Lubbock Estacado team in the regular season finale.
On Friday night, the West Texas High Comanches will square off against the Quanah Indians in the 1A Division I Bi-District round in Pampa.
Last year, the two teams met in the same round in Amarillo with Quanah pulling away late to get the win over the Comanches.
On paper, the match up between the Comanches and Indians appears to be a showcase of a contrast of styles. The Comanches have relied on their ground game all season to control the clock and wear down opponents, while the Indians will bring in a more balanced attack that has the ability to move the ball in the air.
Lubbock Estacado 63 Borger 24
Going into the season, Borger Head Coach Travis Nicks said he expected to see his young Borger Lady Bulldogs team to go through some growing pains to start the 2011-12 season.
On Tuesday evening, the coachâ€™s words proved to be true as the Lubbock Estacado Lady Matadors built a 34-8 lead by halftime on their way to beating Borger 63-24.
Freshman Tiffanie Prater led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with nine points, followed by Vanessa Jones with six points.
Living Water Ministries is doing its part again this year to put a little blessing into this yearâ€™s holidays for the less fortunate. The organization will be helping people in Hutchinson County with Bags of Blessings (holiday food) during the upcoming holiday season.
Those who would like to be a part of providing the â€śBags of Blessingsâ€ť can purchase the following complete list and return it in a paper grocery bag to Living Water at 103 West Fourth Street. The Bags of Blessings are needed by Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, and the ministryâ€™s hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday
Saturday is the day for all local veterans to come out and be honored at the Sixth Annual Veteranâ€™s Appreciation Dinner at the Elks Lodge.
For all those war heroes put their lives on the line to protect the way citizens live, a special appreciation dinner will be held in their honor. Everything will be hosted by the Borger Elks, American Legion, Veteranâ€™s of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans Association, and their Auxiliaries.
This dinner is set for Saturday, November 12, 2011 in the Borger Elks on 200 Opal.
"It will be a glorious day Thursday with abundant sunshine, fairly light winds
and highs in the lower 60s. Tomorrow (Veterans' Day) will be even warmer
with highs near 70 and continued light winds! The strong winds will return
on Saturday and Sunday with highs in the 70s as well."
From the KVII Storm Search 7 Weather Team
A Borger man was arrested by the Borger Police Department on indecency charges.
On Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, Donald Ray Grisham, a white man 50 years of age, of Borger, was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Borger Police Department, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
Grisham was charged with one count on indecency with a child with sexual contact, which is considered a felony of the second degree. He was released on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, after posting a $50,000 bond.
2011 Constitutional Amendment Election results for Hutchinson County
Prop 1: Tax exemption for surviving spouse of veteran
In Favor 644 Against 85
Prop 2: Texas Water Development Board issue additional bonds not exceed six billion
In Favor 422 Against 305
Prop 3: Issue bonds to finance education loans to students
In Favor 371 Against 355
Prop 4: Permit county to issue bonds for development
In Favor 297 Against 428
Prop 5: Allow city and county to enter interlocal contracts
In Favor 483 Against 241
Prop 6: General Land Office distribute revenue for public educational