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May 11th, 2012

Officials respond to Wednesday collision

May 11, 2012

A minivan and motorcycle were involved in a collision Wednesday.
Officers and EMS were called out to the 1100 block of of S. Cedar around 5 p.m. on May 9 to assist two victims involved in a crash.
Driving a gray Chevrolet Venture Mini Van, James Lacefield, 64, failed to yield the right-of- way when Jody Holt, 31, driving a black Suzuki motorcycle and traveling at an unsafe speed, crashed into the van, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department.

May 10th

West Texas High’s Coleman competing in State Track Meet

May 10, 2012

West Texas High Comanche Senior Colin Coleman will set his sights on medaling this weekend, in the State Track Meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas at Austin. Coleman has been sitting among the area’s best on the Amarillo Globe News Track Honor Roll for most of the track season. Colin is a long jumper for the Comanches, and he was also a running back on the varsity football team.

Rose Ellen Cannefax

May 10, 2012

Rose Ellen Cannefax, 83, of Borger, died Sunday, May 6, 2012 in Borger.
Graveside services will be 12:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in El Paso, with Rev. Bruce Ridling of the Borger Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Graveside services will be conducted by Sunset Funeral Home of El Paso with a viewing at their Northeast location from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday May 9, 2012.

Barbara Lightfoot

May 10, 2012

Barbara Lightfoot, 66, of Amarillo, passed away, Monday, May 7, 2012.
Barbara Gean (May) Lightfoot was born April 24, 1946 in Borger, TX. She was a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Geneva Faye (Reese) May and her husband, George Lightfoot.
Survivors include her father, Virgil May of Tulsa, OK; half-brother, Roy Chambers and wife, Sue of Borger, TX; and three half-sisters, Shirley Barr and husband, Jim of Port Aransas, TX, Peggy Lloyd of Bay City, TX and Patricia Jones of Kingfisher, OK.

Charlotte A. Hunt

May 10, 2012

Charlotte A. Hunt, 61, of Oklahoma City, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
Survivors include two daughters, Taffy Eubanks of Eufaula, Okla, and Kandy Hunt of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren, J.T. Eubanks, Jr. of Oklahoma City and Kailey Eubanks of Moore, Okla.; three sisters, Carolyn Courtney of Borger, TX; Linda Thurman of Borger, TX; and Deby Judd of Amarillo, TX; and two brothers, Robert Charles Cook, Jr., of Fritch, TX; and Bill Cook of Bastrop, TX.

Delois Frances Ford

May 10, 2012

Delois Frances Ford, 81, died Wednesday May 9, 2012, at her home in Fritch.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Riverview Baptist Church with Preacher Jimmy Gillmore, Pastor and Rev. Scott Wallace, Associate Pastor officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Frances has lived in the area for 75 years and was a member of Riverview Baptist Church. She was a sales associate at J. C. Penney’s in Borger.

Borgan arrested after lengthy standoff

May 10, 2012

A Borger resident was arrested after a lengthy standoff Tuesday afternoon.
On Tuesday, detectives with the Borger Police Department received a tip from a concerned citizen that a wanted subject was at a residence located at 114 Kiekbusch Street, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
Once detectives confirmed and verified the tip, they traveled to the residence on Kiekbusch to serve an arrest warrant on Matthew Scott Whitmire, 27, of Borger. Officers tried to make contact with Whitmire, but he would not come to the door.

Lights. Camera. Action.

May 10, 2012

A professional musical theatre production looks like it may be coming to Borger this summer. On Tuesday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Board of Directors approved providing chat productions with a grant which will assist the company as it prepares to film its first major production “Kissless, the musical” in Borger through most of July and early August.

May 9th

FPC Lady Plainsmen earn All-Conference honors

May 9, 2012

Two Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen softball players received All-Conference honors this week for their play during the 2012 season.
FPC freshman infielder Lucinda Ponce was named First Team All-Conference and All-Region after hitting .404 with 15 doubles and 10 home runs with 36 RBIs.
FPC sophomore outfielder Janelle Smith was named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference team. Smith had a .354 batting average with eight doubles, and three home runs with 33 RBIs.

Plainsmen basketball team will have several familiar faces

May 9, 2012

One of the things that separates junior college athletics from what can be found at universities is the high amount of turnaround teams tend to see from one year to the next. In recent years, the high turnover trend was alive and well in the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen Men’s Basketball program where having just two or three players turning from the previous season seemed to be the norm.
However, the Plainsmen appear to be breaking the trend, as eight players have signed letter of intents to return to Frank Phillips College, including all five starters from the 2011-12 squad.


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