May 5th, 2012
The Spanish III Pre AP class of Elizabeth Forrest at Borger High School was busy Friday making preparations for Cinco de Mayo. Students in the class decorated piĂ±atas, which will be donated to Paul Belton Elementary next week for their Cinco de Mayo fiestas. Students Vivi Hernandez and Kourtney Jones show off their colorful creations.
Irene Isabelle Flowers, 84, of Borger, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Clinton, Oklahoma.
Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Erick, Okla., at the Erick Cemetery with Jake Minton of Borger officiating. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Early voting in local elections will conclude this Tuesday, so local citizens need to get out and vote!
Voting for the Borger City Council race will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 7, and Tuesday, May 8, at City Hall in Borger.
Candidates for Borger City Council are William Adams and Brandy Callahan.
William â€śWillyâ€ť Adams is seeking election to Borger City Council, Place One.
Adams was born in Marion, Miss., and has been a resident of Texas for the past 62 years, with the exception of seven years in which he lived in Oklahoma and New Mexico.
His parents moved to West Texas when he was quite young and settled in Slaton, a small farming community southeast of Lubbock some 15 miles. It was there that Adams graduated from high school in 1957 and met and married his wife of 54 years, Pauline.
Richie Alan Eakins, 40, joined the angels in Heaven on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2012 at Eternal Light Church with Pastor Willy Adams officiating. Interment will follow in the â€śGarden Of Hopeâ€ť at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Richie always saw the beauty in people just as God sees the beauty in all of us. He went to Borger High School and worked at Spradling Drilling Company for many years until he became ill.
Olen Holliman, 80, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Amarillo.
Memorial Services will be at 10:00 AM Saturday at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 5631 Pavillard Dr. with Rev. Danny Lucas, pastor, and Gerald Owens, assoc. pastor, officiating. Cremation and arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel, 2800 S. Osage St.
Mr. Holliman was born in Roff, OK. He moved to Borger in 1949. He enlisted in the Navy in 1953. He was honorably discharged in 1956 as a Seaman after injuries he received during his service. He returned to Borger after being discharged from the Navy.
Community Wide Kidsâ€™ Day, or El DĂa de los NiĂ±os, is the latest gift from the Latino community to mainstream US culture.
DĂa de los NiĂ±os (Childrenâ€™s Day) is celebrated in many countries throughout Latin America and the world. The United States has holidays for mothers, fathers, grandparents, teachers and a host of other adults, but no day set aside for the appreciation of children.
The church Iglesia Bautista Hispana is planning a Borger National Kidsâ€™ Day event for Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. at Huber Park. There will be games, prizes, piĂ±atas, air rides and food.
The City of Fritch is doing its part to safeguard its citizens against wildfires.
City officials signed a County Wildfire Protection Plan during a special ceremony Thursday.
According to Joe Kozlowski, Wildland Urban Interface Specialist for the Texas Forest Service, the CWPP enables a community to plan how it will cut the risk of wildfire.
This plan also identifies strategic sites and methods for fuel reduction projects across the landscape and jurisdictional boundaries.
Benefits of having a CWPP include National Fire Plan funding priority for projects identified in a CWPP.
Thursday was truly a day of prayer in Borger.
Various citizens from across the area came out to Huber Park Thursday afternoon for the 61st observance of the National Day of Prayer.
The theme of this yearâ€™s observance was â€śOne Nation Under Godâ€ť and the theme verse was Psalm 33:12, â€śBlessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.â€ť The honorary chairman for this year was Christian speaker David Jeremiah.
On Thursday evening, the Levelland Lobos took advantage of seven walks leading to 10 runs in the sixth inning, on their way to defeating the Borger Bulldogs 16-5 in game one of the 3A Bi-District Playoff best-of-three series.
Control issues plagued the Bulldog pitchers all evening as three pitchers combined to give up 12 walks and hit three batters through six innings of work.
Despite control issues and four errors, the Bulldogs were in position to get a late inning win by only trailing by one run, 5-6, after the fifth inning.