October 25th, 2011
Longtime Borger resident Vance Brown has used some of his time over the past ten years to tear down pallets to make wonderful creations.
Within the past two months, one of his newest hobbies he has just picked up involves making wishing wells from pallets.
â€śIt all started with my wife wanting a wishing well. So, I torn down a pallet and made her one and have made them since.â€ť he states.
Brown sells his creations at the customerâ€™s price.
â€śIf people want to buy them I let them make the offer.â€ť he said.
A local citizen and his wife recently got to take part in the Honor Flight earlier this month in Washington, D.C.
Jimmie L. (Shorty), a World War II veteran and wife Leola flew north for the Honor Flight, which toko place on Oct. 5, 2011.
At approximately 7:30 a.m., they took off from Amarilloâ€™s Rick Husband airport for their first step on the way to Washington, D.C.
On Saturday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen took a step towards clinching a spot in the Region V Volleyball Tournament by defeating Western Texas College in five games 25-22, 22-25, 25-20, 23-25, 16-14.
The match proved to be a dogfight throughout the afternoon with neither team able to accumulate any real separation, causing each point to be vital for both teams.
In game one, Western Texas took a four point, 15-19, lead on an ace. However, the Lady Plainsmen battled back with great defensive play to battle back to a 22-22 tie.
The West Texas Lady Comanches hosted the Lady Cyclones of Memphis Saturday afternoon in their last home appearance. It took four, but WT High kept their District recorded unblemished 25-19, 24-26, 25-17, and 25-18. The Lady Tribe has already clinched the District Crown for the second year in a row. The team is talented at every position and are gearing up for a run in the post season.
On Saturday afternoon, the Borger Lady Bulldogs fell to the Dalhart Lady Golden Wolves in four games 25-12, 23-25, 25-15, 25-21.
The loss drops the Lady Bulldogs to 1-7 in District 1-3A play where they sit tied with Perryton for the third playoff spot.
Perryton travels to Borger tomorrow night in a big regular season finale where the winner advances to the playoffs.
The junior varsity teams will play at 5:00 p.m. followed by the varsity match getting underway at approximately 6:00 p.m. at Tex Hanna Gym.
Roy D. Brinson
â€śA man of many hatsâ€ť
Born March 17, 1914. He was 97 years old !
Early voting in the 2011 Texas Constitutional Amendment Election is underway.
Jan Barnes, Hutchinson County Clerk, said that those wishing to vote early can do so starting today through Nov. 8, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Polling places are as follows:
â€˘Hutchinson County Annex, 1400 Veta Street, Room 111, Borger
â€˘Fritch Library Community Room, 205 North Cornell, Fritch
â€˘Hutchinson County Courthouse, 500 Main Street, Basement, Stinnett
Election Day will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8, 2011. The polling places on that day are as follows:
State Senator Kel Seliger will be speaking at the Borger town hall meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at Borger City Hall on 600 N. Main St.
Seliger has spoke about the activities of the 82nd Legislative Session over the past two months.
â€śThe town hall meetings are a great way to ensure there is continuing dialogue from the people who live in my district,â€ť he said. â€śI hold them regularly and use the information exchanged.â€ť
With the new Golden Plains Community Hospital finally completed and about to open its doors, the hospitalâ€™s CEO took time to reflect on the opening of the new facility.
Dennis Jack said he feels like a proud but exhausted father that has just helped deliver the biggest baby on record.
â€śIf I had the energy I would say I am going on vacation to Disney World, but that sounds like too much walking,â€ť he said. â€śI think I will just work from my desk as soon as I get all the boxes unpacked.â€ť
He said one of the things people who see the new hospital will comment on is how big it looks.
A longtime Borger ISD board member has officially submitted his resignation.
Johnny Rusten, who has served on the board for the past 13 years, and most recently held the position of president, has made the decision to step down.
â€śThroughout our lives, seasons come and seasons go. One of the greatest seasons of my life was the most recent thirteen years of my life as a trustee of the Borger Independent School District,â€ť Rusten said in a letter submitted to BISD superintendent Chance Welch. â€śIt is with regret that I must end that special time in my life with this letter of resignation.â€ť