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April 6th, 2011

1-3A District Tennis Tournament gets underway tomorrow

April 6, 2011

Tomorrow the District 1-3A Tennis Tournament will get underway here in Borger with the JV matches expected to start at around 9 a.m. followed by the varsity matches getting underway around 10 a.m.
The finals are expected to start around 3-5 p.m., according to Borger Head Tennis Coach Jeff Pinkerton.
The Borger tennis team goes into the district tournament with plenty of momentum after performing well in their last three tournaments, as well as posting wins against the top players from Perryton so far this school year.

Walk off hit gives Lady Comanches big district win over Booker

April 6, 2011

The West Texas Lady Comanches started district play with a loss to the Booker Lady Kiowas in Booker.
Yesterday afternoon in Stinnett, the Lady Comanches trailed the entire game. They were losing 8-3 after four innings, but they slowly crept back into the game.
Trailing 8-7 in the bottom of the seventh, Abby Summers hit a sacrifice to center field to knock in the tying run of Lanie Hazel who was on base with a walk.
Then, Sarah Kelly belted a base hit to center field to score Chay Sargent and give WT the win 9-8.

Lady Harvesters defeat Borger 8-1

April 6, 2011

On Tuesday afternoon, the Pampa Lady Harvesters jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning on their way to defeating the Borger Lady Bulldogs 8-1 in District 1-3A action. The loss takes Borger to 1-3 in district play and the team will next travel to Dalhart on Saturday to take on the Lady Wolves at 1:00 p.m.

C. Ruell Lowe

April 6, 2011

C. Ruell Lowe passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at his home in Ponca City, OK at the age of 72. 
He was born on March 27, 1939 in Butler, Okla., to his parents Herman and Mable Lowe.  He taught industrial arts at Borger High School for 14 years and worked at Conoco-Phillips as a piping designer for 17 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Mable Lowe, and his sisters, Jonnie Johnson and Margy Douglas.

Home on Chaparral heavily damaged by fire

April 6, 2011

Early this morning a house on Chaparral burst into flames.
The fire started around 7:50am, caused by a still burning stove that caught the attention of the occupant. Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell stated that there were no injuries to the occupants, although a family pet was killed.
The mother and her small child escaped the blaze and called the fire department. He also stated that there were about 14 fire Fighters on the scene with two engine trucks, one ladder truck, and two chief vehicles. The fire was contained in about 15 minutes and completely extinguished with in 30 minutes.

Red Cross: Use caution during wildfire season

April 6, 2011

With dry conditions persisting and the wind continuing to blow, the threat of wildfire is strong in the Hutchinson County area.
The Eastern Texas Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross urges everyone to be cautious with open flames.
The smallest spark can start a fire and that spark can be driven by winds to create a wildfire. Local citizens need to be prepared against wildfire by creating a 30 to 100 foot safety zone around their home.
The following are steps that can be taken to reduce potential exposure to flames and radiant heat:

Council receives CVS pharmacy re-plat

April 6, 2011

The Borger City Council has received a re-plat requested by a new pharmacy coming to town.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the council acted to receive the re-plat of Lots 4-11, Block 24, Unit 4, Thompson Addition, containing 1.303 acres, to be known as Lot 4R, Block 24, Unit 4, Thompson Addition, and a physical address of 230 N. Cedar Street.

Get your lawn and garden ready for spring

April 6, 2011

Spring is the best time to prepare your lawn and garden for the warmer months.
Marlin Thomas, who has been with Thomas Greenhouse since its opening in 1976, says that the best thing to do is “prepare your garden.”
Most common mistakes in preparing your garden include not fertilizing correctly and either overwatering or underwatering, especially when it comes to your grass. Fertilizing and watering are key to having a healthy green lawn. Some people water every day and that is not necessary.

April 5th

Communications a vital part of BPD

April 5, 2011

When it comes to the Borger Police Department and other local agencies in the area, they rely heavily on the communications department to keep them informed.
The communications section of the BPD is on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, according to the 2010 annual report submitted to the City of Borger by the BPD.
The department provides radio and phone communications 911 assistance, pre-arrival medical help and dispatch services for all emergency services within Hutchinson County.

Borger MS Walk scheduled for April 30

April 5, 2011

What if every morning after waking up, you had to inspect your body to make sure everything was properly working? What if you were forced to live with one of the most expensive diseases that would cost you close or well over $70,000 each year?
This is what a MS patient has to live through every day of their life. Because of these hurting people local citizens will be walking toward a world free of MS on Saturday, April 30, at Crockett Elementary School.

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