October 10th, 2011
The West Texas Comanches opened up District play Friday night in Stinnett with a 21-6 win over the Rough Riders from Boys Ranch. The win sets up a big showdown next week in Canadian, who lost in double over time to Sunray. Every team in the District was ranked in the top 25 in Class A Friday, in what is arguably the toughest 1A District in the state. The Comanches need to cut out the penalties and turnovers to stay competitive within the District, and that is definitely doable.
Borger ISD will officially name four recipients to its Honor Wall in a special ceremony this week.
Ellen Coffman, Cleo Morrison, Gerald Myers, and Jeep Webb will be honored during a reception at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Borger High School. The four will also be recognized during half time of the BHS Homecoming football game on Friday evening.
Coffman and Webb are retired Borger ISD employees, and Morrison and Myers are Borger ISD alumni.
Earlier this week, the University Interscholastic Leagueâ€™s (UIL) medical advisory committee made the recommendation to cut down on the number of two-a-day practices, including banning them from the first four days of training camp.
The medical advisory committee also recommended on days when there is more than one practice, players shall have at least two hours rest in between. Also no team can hold two-a-days on consecutive days.
The rule changes must still be approved by the UILâ€™s executive committee later this month and then the state commissioner of education.
Plans are currently in the works for the Borger Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade.
The parade is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 5. Entry forms will be available starting on Nov. 1, at the Chamber of Commerce office, located at 613 North Main in Borger.
All entries will need to be decorated in a holiday motif and is asked to depict the Christmas season.
Beverly Benton, CEO of the Borger Chamber of Commerce, said businesses, clubs, churches, and individuals are invited to take part in this fun way to begin the Christmas season.
The general manager of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority was recently named the recipient of a special award from the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission.
Kent Satterwhite, who serves as the general manager of CRMWA, received the PRPCâ€™s Regional Service Award at the organizationâ€™s annual meeting and banquet, which was held on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room.
(Editorâ€™s Note: In honor of Oct. 2-8 being National 4-H Week, the Hutchinson County 4-H will be running a series of articles throughout this weekâ€™s editions of the Borger News-Herald.)
County Extension agents Kristy Synatschk and Sandra Duke brought a special friend to the Borger Intermediate school on Tuesday, October 4th, to share a message about 4-H.
More than 200 5th graders got to go on a virtual journey as Duke read a special 4-H version of the classic Dr. Seuss book â€śOh, the Places Youâ€™ll Goâ€ť.
Mace Hollis Jones, 88, died Tuesday, October 4, 2011 in Amarillo.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Leonard Forsythe officiating. Interment will follow in the â€śGarden of Loveâ€ť at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Mace was born Aug. 3, 1923, in Soper, Okla., to Jim and Maudie Jones. He was serving in the United States Army during WW II and was a member of Bible Baptist Church.
Bob Coin Thomas, 80, of Fritch died Sept. 29, 2011 at Amarillo.
No services are scheduled. Cremation was by Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Bob was born Feb. 3, 1931 at Paris, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was a heavy equipment operator in the oil industry. He loved to tinker on cars and lawn mowers.
He is survived by sons Roy and wife Karen of Fritch, Bobby Wayne of Gillette, Okla., Tommy Ray of Abilene and Earl Ray of Abilene, daughters, Dory Thomas of Lubbock, Betty Cox of South Carolina, and Debbie Thomas of Lubbock, and nine grandchildren.
Main Street will be abuzz with activity this Friday as the Borger Downtown Merchants host their Moonlight Madness event.
The event will take place on October 7, 2011 from 6 p.m. until midnight.
During this event, there will be a pumpkin carving contest. All entries will be displayed in store windows and voted on by those who attend Moonlight Madness. The winner of the contest will receive a $50 gift certificate that can be spent at one of the participating stores.
After the talk surrounding the state legislature looking into placing Frank Phillips College on the list of community colleges to potentially lose state funding in January, a fair question to ask was, how the negative news would potentially impact the collegeâ€™s enrollment this fall.
During the FPC Board of Regents meeting on September 19th, the college released their head count for the fall semester which showed 839 academic students and 271 career and technical students for a total of 1033.