August 11th, 2011
On Monday morning Frank Phillips College Menâ€™s Basketball Coach Chris Hackett announced that the team has added 6-6 wing David Hall to the Plainsmenâ€™s 2011-12 roster.
Hall is a Lynwood, Calif. native who spent the past season playing for Yavapai College in Arizona where he averaged nine points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals per game.
Hall is transferring to Frank Phillips College due to Yavapai College dropping their menâ€™s basketball program this spring.
On Thursday, Jenneffer Kohler turned in her resignation as Head Coach of the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen softball program.
Kohler spent three years as the head coach that included posting a 10-35 record in 2011 and leading the Lady Plainsmen to their first ever appearance in the Region V Tournament.
According to Frank Phillips College Athletic Coordinator April Plagge, assistant coach Lucas Grider has been named as the new coach of the FPC Softball program.
Greeley, CO - Cory Dean Smith, 39, went Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, to be with his Lord and dad in heaven.
Â Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at Riverview Baptist Church with Preacher Jimmy Gillmore officiating.Â Interment will follow in the Garden of Love at Westlawn Memorial Park. Â Â Arrangements are under the direction of Minton ChatwellÂ Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Joe Pat Hart was born Jan. 14, 1924, in Doole, TX, to Pat and Bertha Hart. He went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, TX at the age of 87 years.
He served with the Army Air Force during WWII. Joe married Lois Vrubel Aug. 20, 1974, in Clovis, N.M. He worked as a farmer before being hired by the Texas Employment Commission where he worked for 27 years until his retirement in 1980.
At 11:48 p.m. on Friday August 5, 2011, a verbal altercation in a local bar occurred between two men and continued over into an Allsupâ€™s parking lot in Borger.
William Roland Mayberry, 54 of Lewisville, Texas, allegedly hit the second man with his vehicle in the Allsupâ€™s parking lot during the argument. The Borger Police Department tried to conduct a traffic stop on Mayberry. Refusing to stop, he led the PD into a pursuit on Highway FM 1551.
Howdy Neighbor Day in Fritch is just a little over a month away.
The annual celebration will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Fritch City Park.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. proceeding from the post office area to the City Park. Floats and decorated vehicles will be judged again this year for first, second, and third place prizes.
The theme is, â€śCome as you are,â€ť with a little patriotic flavor added.
Betty R. Davis, 78, formerly a resident of Borger, TX, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Little Rock, Ark.
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Westlawn Memorial Park. Interment will be beside her husband Dennis Devoe Davis under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Bernice Opal Young Nicholson was born in Indiahoma, OK on August 16, 1918 and lived in Borger, Texas for many years. Opal has resided in Cedar Hill, Texas for the last 4 years. She went to heaven on August 6, 2011 and was 92 years of age.
Johnny Leon Laster, 52, of Shawnee, Okla., died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at St. Anthony Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sharon Baptist Church with Rev. Clint Dawkins officiating. Burial will be in Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Service. Memorial donations can be made to the Sharon Baptist Church Building Fund.
Budget cuts continue to hit local organizations.
The Panhandle Workforce Development Board is one of those many organizations experiencing a twenty-four percent budget loss.
The Corporation for Texas Workforce Solutions will have to find alternatives for contending with the new tight budget presented to them this year. Facilities closing include Borger, Childress, Dalhart, Dumas, Hereford. Pampa, and Tulia.