June 23rd, 2011
Participants in the Womenâ€™s Air Race Classic made a stop at the Hutchinson County Airport Wednesday evening. The women are traveling across the country in a race competing for competing for cash prizes and awards. Among those making the stop at the airport were, left, Barbara Harris-Para of Pinehurst, N.C.; and right, Sarah Morris and Leah Hetzel of Jacksonville, Fla. The race, which started in Iowa City, Iowa, will conclude in Mobile, Ala. this Friday. For more information and photos, see pg. 5 of todayâ€™s edition.
PHOTOS BY DON RICE
At the Spring Meeting, the Western Junior College Athletic Conference adopted Menâ€™s and Womenâ€™s Rodeo as a WJCAC Conference Sport.
Within the conference, six of the 10 conference colleges currently participate in rodeo. The six colleges include Clarendon College, Frank Phillips College, Howard College, New Mexico Junior College, Odessa College, and Western Texas College.
Former Phillips Lady Blackhawk and Borger Lady Bulldogs Head Basketball coach Jill Schneider guided the USA U16 girls to the championship of the 2011 FIBA Americas Tournament in Mexico on Saturday by defeating Brazil, 73-40.
For Schneider, itâ€™s her fifth gold medal, as she won four as a player, but lost out on earning one in the 1980 Olympics when the USA boycotted those games.
This is her first gold medal as a coach.
AMARILLOâ€“The Amarillo Bulls, proud members of the North American Hockey League, announced on Monday their 2011-2012 schedule.
This yearâ€™s schedule consists of 60 contests including four at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota as well as 28 home and 28 away games. One of the many highlights of the schedule is the Bulls home opener set for Saturday, October 1st at 7 pm against the New Mexico Mustangs at The Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center.
Lucille Booker Tillmon, 92, died Saturday, June 18, 2011, in Borger.
Services are pending with Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Cremation is under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Mrs. Tillmon was born on April 1, 1919, in Caddo Mills, La. She was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Borger. She was preceded in death by her husband George Tillmon in 1960.
Mariano Hernandez, 57, of Borger, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011.
Mariano Hernandez was born Thursday, January 21, 1954, in Hidalgo Del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Ramon Hernandez and Eliza Zanabria. He was a farmer for Spardex Farms in Spearman, TX.
He is preceded in death by his father and his brother, Cervando.
The progress on a memorial in Borger honoring the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, is continuing to move along.
Bob Tiffany, who has played a major role in bringing the memorial to the city, spoke to the Rotary Club Tuesday about current developments with the memorial.
Tiffany has been in Borger since 1975 and is retired from Chevron Phillips. He went to work for Phillips Petroleum Company at the Copolymer Plant back in 1977. While working for Chevron Phillips, he was a member of the Emergency Response Team and formed an honor guard through his work with the team.
The Hutchinson County Museum will be sponsoring the Annual Adobe Walls Trek this Saturday.
The trek is set for Saturday June 25, 2011, and will start at 9 a.m. at the museum, located at 618 North Main Street in Borger.
The City of Borger is currently encouraging its citizens to practice water conservation.
Winston Sauls, who works at the city's water treatment plant, presented some information on water quality during the regular meeting of the Borger City Council Tuesday, along with tips for citizens on conserving water.
In the past two weeks, former Frank Phillips College and current Clarendon College Athletic Director, John Green has been reinstated as the WJCAC Conference Commissioner and the NJCAA Region V Menâ€™s Director.
â€śI am thrilled to be back plugged into the offices. I have enjoyed this conference and region and the leadership that I work with.
â€śThere are is much more I wish to accomplish to elevate the collegiate sports of the WJCAC and Region V,â€ť replied Green.