August 24th, 2011
Frank Phillips College Menâ€™s Basketball Coach Chris Hackett announced the signing of three more players before the fall semester got underway.
All three players give the Plainsmen depth underneath the basket and are expected to make an immediate impact in the upcoming season.
The three new players are 6â€™8 center Demetris Lafontant of Kissimmee, Fla.; 6â€™7 forward Patrick Elledge of Pearland; and 6â€™5 forward Kris Harris of Clinton, Md.
Louise Sanders, 77, of Stinnett, passed away, Sunday, August 21, 2011.
Mayme Louise (Yake) Sanders was born Wednesday, April 25, 1934 in Borger, TX to Henry and Mary Rosaltha (Laster) Yake. She married Jerry Sanders on January 4, 1963 in Stinnett, TX. She was a Food Service Director for PSPCISD.
She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Bill Yake and Bud Yake; and a brother-in-law, Tommy Lewis.
R.L. Baker, 81, died August 22, 2011, in Borger.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2011, at Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Sizemore officiating. Interment will follow in the Eastlawn Garden at Highland Park Cemetery, under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Itâ€™s now official. CVS is coming to Borger sooner than we think.
On Tuesday, August 23, 2011, the building that housed the once existing Subway and Borgerâ€™s longtime bowling alley was torn down to make room for CVS on the corner of third and Cedar Street.
Jamie Wallace, the District Manager for CVS, stated they are planning to be finished by the end of January of next year.
Everyone is curious to see the new monument representing the tragic events occurring on 9/11.
Bob Tiffany of the 9/11 Memorial Committee confirmed this week that Borger will not see the monument for another few months.
According to Tiffany, they are still in the process of getting drawings for the monument.
â€śOnce we get the drawings ready, we still need to send out bids. It wonâ€™t be ready for at least two or three months after the drawings are drawn up,â€ť he said.
Having insurance is a necessary part of life, according to one of Borgerâ€™s insurance agents.
Jud Price, agent for Upshaw and Brown Insurance, spoke at the Borger Rotary Club Tuesday about keeping the important things in life insured.
He said one of the benefits of working for Upshaw and Brown is being able to work with various companies.
Companies are changing on a daily basis with their underwriting and guidelines. He said if one company changes, he can check with others to find the best deal for his customers.
Just three days separated the last time the Borger Lady Bulldogs and the Amarillo Highland Park Lady Hornets met on the volleyball court. The Tuesday match meant the two teams would be fresh on each otherâ€™s minds.
On Saturday, the Lady Hornets got the upper hand by defeating the Lady Bulldogs in straight sets in the semifinals of the Sanford-Fritch Tournament before going on to win the tournament.
Fortunately, the Lady Bulldogs came out as the more aggressive team on Tuesday, getting the win in straight sets 25-19, 25-23, 25-17.
On Tuesday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles came out playing with the momentum from winning second place this past weekend in the Sanford-Fritch Tournament to defeat Holy Cross.
The Lady Eagles had strong serving and solid hits from seniors Summer Tubbs, Jacy Judd, Mariah Cumings and Mandi West.
The Lady Eagles swept Holy Cross in three games by scores of 25-11, 25-17, 25-15.
Hopefully, the ladies will continue to work hard and play as a team. A rematch with Borger set for Saturday and will definitely be a good Hutchinson County battle.
SF JV won 25-4 and 25-17
On Thursday, Frank Phillips College welcomes Mr. Bill Strickland, President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, to campus to share his inspirational story in a special program at 11:00 a.m. in the Borger Community Activity Center gymnasium.
Strickland, author of FPCâ€™s 2010-11 Common Reading â€śMake the Impossible Possible,â€ť founded the Manchester Craftsmenâ€™s Guild (MCG) to bring arts education and mentorship to inner city youth in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Penn. when he was still in college.
A kindling cooking stove was responsible for a fire occurring on Kiekbusch Street early Sunday morning.
The Borger Fire Department responded to a fire on the 100 block of Kiekbusch. Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell said the fire department was dispatched at 2:49 a.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2011.
â€śThe fire had been caused by the kitchen stove being left on during the night, causing around $4,000 in damage to the home,â€ť stated Langwell.
Two engine trucks and one ladder truck responded to the scene, getting the fire under control at 3:14.