September 29th, 2011
The Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is preparing for its second annual â€śAlibates Rocks!â€ť FlintFest this weekend.
The event, set to take place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2, 2011, will kick off a month-long celebration of Texas Archeology Month at Alibates Flint Quarries, the only national monument in the State of Texas.
At this time last week, there were a lot of questions asked about how the Borger Bulldogs were going to respond after their disappointing loss to Dumas.
Fortunately, the answers to those questions were all positive, as the Bulldogs responded with an impressive 30-2 win last Friday against the Graham Steers.
The performance was a complete turnaround from the prior week, as the defense pitched a shutout and limited the Steer offense to 63 yards. The Bulldog offense also did a solid job mixing in the passing game with the ground game to control the clock and wear out the Steer defense.
On Friday evening, the West Texas High Comanches will try to end non-district play on a high note, when they take the short trip south to play the Claude Mustangs.
Last Friday in Wellington, the Comanches improved to 4-1 with a win over Electra. However the win came in dramatic fashion in the fourth quarter.
After jumping out to a 14 point lead, the Comanches found themselves playing catch up in the fourth quarter with Electra holding a 26-23 lead.
Last Friday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles were able to put their non-district woes behind them by opening District 1-2A Division II play with a 33-19 win over the Tulia Hornets.
Through the first half of the game, the Hornets managed to play tough before the Eagles were able to pull away for the two touchdown win.
The game proved that the road to another district title is going to be tough for the Eagles this season, as the district as a whole has improved on the football field compared to 2010.
H & M Pharmacy has been serving Hutchinson County since 1962.
Co-owner John Moss has been with H&M for 44 out of the 45 years of operation. Moss states that H&M offers things like prescriptions, compounding, vaccines, diabetic supplies, delivery, and emergency calls.
â€śWe cater to prescriptions and offer more professional services,â€ť he said.
Moss continued to say, â€śClients can always expect a friendly smile, warm greetings, and immediate services. At H&M, we practice under the assumption that service to humanity is the best work of life.â€ť
Frank Phillips College will have an Oscar-winning guest on campus tomorrow.
Michael Blake, who is an Oscar-winning screenwriter and author of the bestseller â€śDances With Wolves,â€ť will speak to the student body and the public in the FPC Community Activity Center this Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. The event is free and the community is invited.
Blakeâ€™s visit to FPC is part of the collegeâ€™s Common Experience program. His speech will include events from his life, going from a struggling writer to an Oscar winner.
Over the weekend, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen volleyball team traveled to Hutchinson, Kan. to take part in tournament play.
The Lady Plainsmen made a strong showing going 3-1 in the tournament to improve their overall season record to 14-7.
In the tournament, the Lady Plainsmen defeated Pratt CC 25-22, 25-18, 25-23; Cloud County CC 25-22, 25-16, 25-11; and Hutchinson JC 25-12, 25-22, 23-25, 25-18. The Lady Plainsmenâ€™s lone loss came against Seminole JC 25-20, 17-25, 24-26, 17-25.
A Borger resident was killed and another critically injured in an accident occurring late Saturday evening.
On September 24, 2011, an eastbound Ford Mustang traveling on Highway 152 slid into a ravine, causing the vehicle to overturn.
According to Department of Public Safety reports, the driver, identified as Jimmy Dale Ream, 35, was ejected from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seat belt and suffered severe head injures.
The passenger, Kimberly Ann Warren, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene around 10:25 p.m. by a Justice of the Peace, who ordered an autopsy be performed.
A local citizen with interest in the old hospital building brought her request before the Hutchinson County Hospital District Board of Directors last Monday evening.
Mary Kay Phelan, an employee of ConocoPhillips and Director of High Plains Helping Hands, said there has been interest from churches in the community to start a facility that would house a soup kitchen and shelter. She asked the board if there was a possibility of the add-on portion of the hospital being saved for such usage.
Sue Lundy Davis 78, of Amarillo died September 18, 2011. Memorial Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Bell Avenue Church of Christ with Mr. Glenn Walton officiating. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia.