August 23rd, 2011
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.
The Borger Lady Bulldogs appeared to be on their way to taking home the Sanford-Fritch Volleyball Tournament title by being the one team to go undefeated in pool play on Friday.
However, it would be the Amarillo Highland Park Lady Hornets that caught on fire during bracket play on Saturday, taking the tournament title by upsetting Borger in the semi-finals and beating Sanford-Fritch in the championship match.
Borger opened Saturdayâ€™s play with a bye before squaring off with district foes Perryton for the second time in the tournament.
Charles M. Darnell, 94, of Borger died Friday August 19, 2011, at his home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at Calvary Baptist Church with Jeff Hutchison, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Resthaven Garden at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Charles was born Jan. 18, 1917, at Haskell, Texas, to Edward Franklin and Maggie Virginia Darnell. He worked as an iron worker for 30 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was a Borger resident for 69 years.
L. D. â€śDickâ€ť Greene Jr., 72, of Stinnett, died Saturday August 20, 2011, in Borger.
Funeral services will be at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at Riverview Baptist Church with Preacher Jimmy Gillmore officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Linda Jo Cranfill, 65, of Levelland, died Friday Aug. 19, 2011, in Levelland.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday Aug. 22, 2011, at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Leonard Forsythe, pastor of Bible Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Garden Of Beatitudes at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Linda was born March 5, 1946, in Borger to Olin and Jean Cranfill.
She is survived by her brother Larry and wife Beverly Cranfill of Fritch, Texas.
The American Crown Circus will be in Borger on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 at the Hutchinson County Sheriffs Posse Rodeo Arena, behind McDonaldâ€™s.
The shows will be at 6 and 8 p.m.
Past and present performers in this circus have entertained audiences for over 82 years throughout U.S.A., Mexico, Central America and Canada.
They were featured with the tented shows of Carson & Barnes and Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus. From there they went to parks including the Great Escape Park, New York; Busch Gardens, Florida to Knottâ€™s Berry Farm, California.
Last Monday, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents accepted the college mission statement and goals for 2011-12 that were developed by the the Frank Phillips College administration in collaboration with FPC faculty and staff.
The college will develop and implement a plan to increase enrollment and contact hours by ten percent, as well as preparing future budgets in preparation to future changes in state funding.
One area in which FPC is looking to expand enrollment is by developing a permanent institutional presence in Dalhart.
HOPE 2011 is now just a little over a month away!
This yearâ€™s event is set to take place on Sept. 24, 2011, at the Crutch Ranch, with a theme of â€śFiesta de la HOPE â€“ Viva la Cure!!!â€ť
The box office for HOPE will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Wells-Fargo Bank, located at 503 North Deahl in Borger. Tickets are $180 and admit one couple. Purchases will continue until sell-out.
No one under the age of 21 will be admitted and an ID and HOPE ticket will be required for entrance into the event. The bartender will have the right to check IDs.
On Thursday afternoon, 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.
Local businessman Odis McClellan came before the Borger EDC Board of Directors to see if the EDC would help in the rerouting of pipeline on land located between Highway 136 and Carbon Road next to the new hospital, in order for the land to be used for development.