February 13th, 2012
Despite the snow storm which swept through the Panhandle, friends and family gathered at Amarillo College on Sunday afternoon to honor local athletes and coaches for their accomplishments in 2011 and the three new inductees into the Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame (PSHOF).
Longtime Borger coach E.J. â€śJeepâ€ť Webb was one of the three new inductees into the PSHOF for the impact he made during his coaching career in the Texas Panhandle.
Freddy L. Landers, 71, of Borger died Friday, February 10, 2012, in Borger.
A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at the Minton Memorial Chapel with Frank Pittman of Spearman officiating. Mr. Landersâ€™ wishes were that his body be donated to science. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
With spots on city councils, school boards, and other boards up for grabs, it is important for prospective candidates and voters to know dates pertaining to the upcoming election process.
Those interested in filing for a spot on the ballot have until 5 p.m. Monday, March 5 to do so. This is also the deadline for write-in candidates to file. It is also the last day to order a general election for May 12, 2012, the recommended date to appoint presiding and alternate judge, and the recommended date to order the lists of registered voters from the county voter registrar.
James Michael (Mike) Hamel, 56 and Rhonda Lynn Weckel Hamel, 66 of Oregon City, Oregon died Monday, January 17, 2012 in Oregon.
Memorial Services will be Saturday, February 18 at 11:00am at Hillside Christian Church â€“ West Campus, 6100 Soncy, Amarillo, Texas.
Mike and Rhonda were married October 27, 1981 in Borger, Texas.
Mike was born December 30, 1955 in Amarillo, Texas. He graduated from Sanford-Fritch High School and served in the U.S. Navy Seabees.
James Douglas Rhoton, 71, of Borger, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.
No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
James Douglas Rhoton was born Nov. 4, 1940, in Hamlin to Thomas â€śJuneâ€ť and Maurine Rhoton. He was a lifetime resident of Borger, and married Jan Cole Sept. 2, 2004, in Stinnett. James loved operating heavy equipment, and worked at Anderson Construction as a equipment operator. He enjoyed the outdoors, dogs, and doing things for his family, and others.
Troy Pickard, 88, of Blanchard, OK, formerly of Borger, TX, passed away, Thursday, February 9, 2012.
Troy William Pickard was born Sunday, July 15, 1923 in Phillips, TX to Luther and Ola Viola (May) Pickard. Troy served his country in WWII as a member of the US Navy serving on the USS Cook. He was a welder for Phillips Petroleum from 1946 to 1988. Troy loved his motorcycles and was an avid rider.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ilene.
The employment of various administrative staff members in Borger ISD was approved by the district board Thursday evening.
The action was taken following a closed session. Among those getting their contracts renewed for the upcoming year were:
â€˘Assistant principals â€“ Michael Cano â€“ Borger Middle School; Dede Conaway and Mandy Poer â€“ Borger High School
â€˘Business Manager â€“ Faye Hooper
â€˘Director of Athletics â€“ Rusty Purser
â€˘Director of HAC SSA â€“ Patti Brown
â€˘Director for Instruction and Federal Programs â€“ DeLila Holder
â€˘Executive Director of Personnel â€“ Tony McCarthy
In 2011, the Borger Lady Bulldog softball team took a big step by advancing to the area round of the 3A playoffs.
Due to having a year of growth for a promising group of underclassmen and six players returning from last yearâ€™s varsity squad, the Lady Bulldogs go into the 2012 season with expectations to be able to compete for a district title and make a run in the playoffs come May.
On Friday evening, the Pampa Harvesters outscored the Borger Bulldogs 26-6 in the fourth period to get the 59-42 win in District 1-3A play.
Through three periods, the Bulldogs and Harvesters were in a back and forth in an entertaining contest, where the Bulldogs held a 36-34 lead going into the fourth period.
But ten Bulldog turnovers in the final period, opened the door for the Harvesters to go on a run and pull away for the double digit win.
The Bulldogs opened the game strong with Grant Boren nailing a three pointer to give Borger a 8-4 lead.
#9 Childress 89 Sanford-Fritch 34
In District 1-2A play, the #9 Bobcats showed why they are considered one of the best teams in the state in class 2A in jumping out ahead of the Eagles from the opening tip.
Childress started to pull away in the second period by building a 38-12 lead on their way to the 89-34 win.
The loss snapped a two game district winning streak for the Eagles, who will wrap up the 2011-12 on Tuesday against Amarillo River Road.
Ryan Blakely led the Eagles with 12 points followed by Christian Ward and Trey Henry scoring 5 each.
JV Score: Childress 55 Sanford-Fritch 34