March 13th, 2012
On Friday, March 9th, Borger High School senior Brett Cummings qualified for the state powerlifting meet by coming in first place in the 220 weight class at the Boys Region 1 Division 2 powerlifting meet in Sundown.
Cummings earned his state berth with a 575 lb. squat, 285 lb. bench press, and 520 lb. dead lift for a total 1380 lbs.
The state powerlifting meet will take place on Saturday, March 24th in Abilene.
After getting the split in the first two games of the series on Sunday, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and the Odessa College Wranglers did the same thing on Monday. With the Plainsmen winning game one and Odessa College game two in WJCAC baseball action in Odessa.
In game one, freshman lefty Brad Wieck shut down the Wranglers bats by limiting them to one hit, while striking out four batters, in the Plainsmen 12-0 win in five innings.
Don Eldridge Fisher, 69 of Austin, TX passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jane Fisher, his daughter Dâ€™Andra Lusby and her husband Mike, his son Damon Fisher and his wife Amy, three grandchildren Meredith Lusby, Marissa Lusby and Owen Fisher, his parents Twyla and Cliff Harbison, his sisters Linda Phillips and Francine Langwell. Don retired from the Eanes Independent School District after more than 33 years of service. A memorial will be held Saturday March 17th at 2:00 pm. at St. Johnâ€™s Presbyterian Church, 12420 Hewitt Lane, Austin TX 78748.
Feinstein Foundation wants to gives back to Living Water of Borger.
Through April 30, any money given to Living Water, 103 W. 4th St., will qualify Living Water for funds from The Alan Feinstein Foundation. In the past they have received a percentage of the $1 million given by them to agencies fighting hunger for the past 2 years and hope to get more than that this year.
Citizens can give money or food to Living Water. The food will benefit clients and is valued at $1 per item or $1 per pound.
The Borger City Council has approved action on an agreement that will allow staff to seal coat streets in the Isom addition.
During its regular meeting last Tuesday, the council approved action on an interlocal agreement between Borger and other communities for the 2012 seal coat program.
Ted Dodd, Director of Public Works for the City of Borger, said the city does this program each year in conjunction with other cities and the Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper firm.
The agreement gives the city economy of scale in purchasing new seal coat services and prevents duplication of effort.
The staff at Johnson Park Youth Center felt like it needed to do its part to help the Park Recreation Program 2012, so it is selling The Worldâ€™s Greatest Chocolate Candy Bars. The candy bars are complete with our own label, the city logo and park recreation 2012 logo. The staff knew the city of Borger, merchants and individuals were digging deep to help the Park Recreation Program so it wanted to do its part in raising money. All profit from the candy bars goes straight to the Park Recreation Program. Above is a picture of Peyton McWilliams and Shelby McCarty, Asst.
ODESSA-After a two-day delay, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and the Odessa College Wranglers began their four game WJCAC series on Sunday with the Wranglers winning game one, 4-13, and the Plainsmen winning game two, 11-7.
In game one, the two teams were in a tight 4-5 game until the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings where the Wranglers scored a combined eight runs to take a 4-13 lead.
Alfonso Aguilar had a triple in the game, while Sam Martin got the loss on the pitcherâ€™s mound for the Plainsmen.
DENISON â€“ Joe Dee Ray, 88-year-old Baptist preacher, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at his home in Denison.
He was born on March 7, 1924, in Grand Junction, Colorado, the youngest of six children to Henry and Nan Owens Fisher. After his motherâ€™s death when he was six, he was raised by Aunt and Uncle Dee Moffat Ray and Sara Helen Owens Ray. He asked that they adopt him when he was 16 and he became Joe Dee Ray.
AMARILLO â€“ Gloria â€śGiGiâ€ť Counts, 62, died March 8, 2012, in Amarillo, Texas.
Celebration of life services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2012, at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Jake Minton of Borger officiating.
Private family inurnment will be at a later date by Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Gloria was born October 26, 1949 in Borger to Thad and Laveda Tubbs. She graduated from Borger High School in 1968.
Six-year-old Kenzie Shelton holds up a clock to remind people that Sunday is the day for Daylight Saving Time. The time is coming to spring forward and set your clocks ahead one hour.
PHOTO BY DON RICE