April 9th, 2011
Many hours of hard work, planning and accumulating of resources have taken place since local resident Michael Mittelstet approached the Borger City Council with a plan of creating a Disc Course here in Borger.
With the blessing and backing of city officials over the last couple of years, Mittlestet, along with family and friends, local business and several employees within the City of Borger, have created one of the best disc golf courses in West Texas that draws players from miles away to come test their skills on the challenging course.
Friday afternoon the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen made the short trip to Clarendon to take on the Clarendon College Bulldogs for the first two games of the four game WJCAC weekend series.
Unfortunately for the Plainsmen, Fridayâ€™s games went to the Bulldogs as they took both games 11-10 and 19-9.
The Plainsmen return to Borger to take on Midland College this coming Friday and Saturday in two doubleheaders that begin at noon on both days.
The Borger High School Class of 1971 is needing help to locate missing classmates for the 40th Reunion on July 15th & 16th at the Borger Country Club. If you have emails and/or addresses please send an email to email@example.com or contact Patti (Little) Mittelstet at 806-676-6574.
Dee Dee Ault
Frank Charles Badeen,Jr
Delores (Arrowsmith) Baker
Judiann (Ambrosio) Botkin
Barbara J. Vaden, 79, of Borger, passed away, Thursday, April 7, 2011.
Barbara Joan Scroggins Vaden was born Sunday, November 1, 1931 in Tulsa, OK to Herb and Elizabeth (Long) Scroggins. She married Lawrence Vaden on June 25, 1968 in Clayton, NM. She was a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Lawrence Vaden; her son, Herbert Dale Force; and her sister, Shirley Ileen Scroggins.
The Cities of Fritch, Sanford, and Stinnett saw an increase in their sales tax allocations for the month of April 2011, while Borger saw a decrease.
On Friday, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs sent April sales tax allocations of $279.4 million to Texas cities, up 5.2 percent compared to April 2010. Calendar year-to-date, city sales tax allocations are running 6.7 percent higher than last year. Texas counties will receive sales tax payments of $26.6 million, up 11.1 percent compared to one year ago. Calendar year-to-date, county sales tax allocations are 13.2 percent higher than last year.
Last weekend, the Elks Lodge held its Annual Inaugural Ball to honor citizens in the community.
The Elks hold this every year in April to exchange their old officers for the new and to award citizens who make a difference.
This yearâ€™s Citizen of the Year was Bill Riddle of Riddleâ€™s Welding off of Florida St.
The lodge also awarded Bob Tiffany the Elk of the Year award. Terrye Hooks was named the Officer of the year. The Elks also announced that Steve Slaybaugh is the new Exalted Ruler.
On Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m., the West Texas High Comanches will try to end the first half of District 6-1A play on a high note by trying to get a win over the Claude Mustangs. The game will be a match up of two teams with identical 3-1 district marks.
With the Mustangs and Comanches both one game behind Follett in the standings, Comanches Head Coach Steven Coursey understands how big a win tomorrow will be for his team, saying, â€śI really hope to get a big win and put ourselves in position that when we play Follett again, it will be a game with the district title on the line.â€ť
On Thursday the Borger High School Tennis team took advantage of playing on their home courts to win the 1-3A district championship by defeating Pampa, Perryton, and Dalhart. Winning, and finishing the spring season undefeated, was the mixed doubles team of Josh Madden and Abbie Madden.
After receiving a bye and cruising in their second round match 6-0, 6-0, the match between Madden and Madden vs Silva and Gage of Pampa was touted to be a very tough match up, but in the end the strength of the brother-sister duo was too much, with the Maddens winning 6-2,6-4.
Thursday evening Nick Rundell of Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp held a free preview for soccer players in the area to demonstrate some of the skills and exercies the players can learn when the camp comes to Borger in July.
The camp will be open for players ages 3-14 years old.
More information on the soccer camp cn be found at www.challengersports.com or contacting Rundell at firstname.lastname@example.org
A local parish is set to host its annual spaghetti dinner in just two days.
St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church, at 201 St. Johnâ€™s Road, will hold its 56th annual Italian meatballs and spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2011.
Tickets are currently available for adults and children and will also be available at the door the day of the dinner. Take-outs will be available as well.