February 21st, 2012
Frank Phillips College saw an increase in student head count from the 2011 fall semester to the 2012 spring semester.
In an enrollment analysis presented during the FPC Board of Regents February meeting on Monday afternoon, the college saw an academic head count increase of 852 this spring compared to 839 in the fall of 2011.
In combining academic and career and technical head count, the college saw a six-person increase, going from 1,033 to 1,039 between the last two semesters.
The school board and city council in Fritch are preparing for upcoming elections.
Sanford-Fritch will be holding elections for two opening on the SFISD School Board.
Filing started on February 4, 2012, and applications can picked up at the SFISD Administration Building, 540 Eagle Boulevard. For more information call 806-857-3122.
City of Fritch will also have elections for city council members. Leslie Bass, City Secretary, said there are two aldermen positions open, as well as the mayor position.
On Monday night, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen opened their game with the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) Broncos building a 16-2 lead by the 15:10 mark. But shooting woes and losing the rebound battle, in the final 12 minutes of the first half, allowed NMMI to comeback to take the lead and force the Plainsmen to play catch up throughout the second half, as NMMI got the 99-88 win in WJCAC play.
There are some teams in basketball who live or die by the three point shot and on Monday evening the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen were a team that was playing with that mindset. At the BCAC, Lady Plainsmen was a team who used the three point shot to carry them to an 84-64 win over the Clarendon College Lady Bulldogs in non-conference action.
The Lady Plainsmen were an on fire team from outside nailing 16 three-pointers in the game, including 11 in the first half.
The Clarendon College Bulldog Basketball Teams are making a return to compete in the toughest junior college conference in the nation next year.
â€śAfter approval from the National Junior College Athletic Association as well as the Western Junior College Athletic Conference, and with final approval from the Clarendon College Board of Regents, the basketball programs will move to NJCAA Division I competition starting next year,â€ť CC Athletic Director John Green said. â€śI am thrilled we are making this move back into DI status.â€ť
Canadian â€“ Aubrey Earl â€śPeteâ€ť Yarbrough, 70, died Saturday, February 18 in Canadian. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Minton Memorial Chapel in Borger with Pastor Tim Hall, Associate Pastor of Grace Church officiating. Interment will follow at Stinnett Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Pete had lived in the Canadian area for the past 45 years and was a Driller in the Oil Field.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Raymond and his sister Carolyn White.
The Borger City Council will be acting on a sewer project at its upcoming meeting.
The meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will consider and take appropriate action to award a bid for the Third Street Sanitary Sewer Project. Information on this project will be presented by Scott Honeyfield of Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper.
Newcomers to Boomtown Community Theater, Claire Huffine (left) and Caleb Berry (right), perform in â€śHe said and she said.â€ť The play is a one-act directed by Tara Hopkins as part of the debut and duet on March 1, 2, and 3, 2012. To make reservations call 273-2656 or 680-4621.
Tonight the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen will hit the basketball court at the BCAC for a doubleheader. The Lady Plainsmen will host Clarendon College at 5:30 p.m. The Plainsmen will host NMMI in WJCAC action at 7:30 p.m.
Tomorrow afternoon, the Borger Bulldogs officially begin the 2012 baseball season by hosting the Dumas Demons beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Huber Park.
The Bulldogs enter the season coming off an impressive 2011 campaign, where the team won the District 1-3A title and advanced to the Regional-Quarterfinals where they fell to Lubbock Cooper.
The Bulldogs lost several big bats and pitching arms from last yearâ€™s team, but the cupboard is not bare for Bulldog Head Coach Steve Ribera, who is entering his second year as the teamâ€™s head coach.