October 24th, 2011
A longtime Borger ISD board member has officially submitted his resignation.
Johnny Rusten, who has served on the board for the past 13 years, and most recently held the position of president, has made the decision to step down.
â€śThroughout our lives, seasons come and seasons go. One of the greatest seasons of my life was the most recent thirteen years of my life as a trustee of the Borger Independent School District,â€ť Rusten said in a letter submitted to BISD superintendent Chance Welch. â€śIt is with regret that I must end that special time in my life with this letter of resignation.â€ť
PAMPA-On Friday evening, District 1-3A play finally got underway with the Borger Bulldogs traveling to take on the Pampa Harvesters for the next chapter of the Texas Panhandleâ€™s best rivalry.
Both teams came in with identical 3-4 record, but throughout the night the Bulldogs proved they were the better team by putting together a dominating performance on both sides of the ball in their 31-6 win.
The Sanford-Fritch Eagles traveled 141 mies south Friday night, looking to secure first place in District 1-2A with a win over the Abernathy Antelopes.
The Lopes had a different plan and their quick and strong Abernathy team wore down the Eagles.
In the first quarter, Sanford-Fritch punted the ball and some great defense were able to force Abernathy to do nothing offensively and punt.
Are you ready to see the new hospital? The time is drawing near!
On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, a public open house for the new Golden Plains Community Hospital will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours will be taking place throughout the hospital during those hours, and will be held each quarter hour.
Fall is a favorite season for many, as it signals the beginning of colorful leaves and crisp weather. But for many pest including rodents, spiders, cockroaches, scorpions, etc., the change in the weather indicates the need to find cover from the cold winter ahead.
Lisa Vinyard of Industrial Pest Management reminds homeowners of the importance that fall pest-proofing can play in keeping pests from making their home in yours.
â€śThe best way to prevent pest invasions is exclusion.â€ť said Vinyard,
A few ways to do that are as follows:
The Lake Meredith National Recreations Areaâ€™s well-known â€śBig Treeâ€ť has fallen.
Due to the years of vandalism and repeated fires, the cottonwood tree was severely damaged, hollow, and unstable.
Oliver â€śWeldonâ€ť Luginbyhl, 67, died October 18, 2011 in Amarillo, Texas.
Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 21, 2011 at Lieb Cemetery with Reverend Andy Dietz officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Weldon lived in the Borger area for 45 years. He loved his family and he loved to fish and read. Weldon married Norma Gautreaux in 1985 at Dallas, Texas.
FRITCH - Dawn Marie Weber, 37, of Fritch, died Sunday, October 16, 2011 in Spearman.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 2011, at the Minton Memorial Chapel with Allen Campbell of Granite City, Ill., officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Paul Belton Early Childhood Center may soon be seeing a name change.
Discussion was held on the matter during the regular meeting of the Borger ISD Board of Trustees Thursday evening. The proposed name change will be Paul Belton Elementary School.
BISD Superintendent Chance Welch said that PBECC principal Amy Blansett approached him about the possibility after getting input from some of her teachers.
Welch said the district does consider PBECC to be a rigorous academic elementary school.