March 30th, 2012
C.E. â€śEdâ€ť Cole, 85, of Borger, passed away, Tuesday, March 28, 2012.
Clinie Edward Cole was born Saturday, September 25, 1926 in Tahlequah, OK to Orlando and Henrietta (Cupp) Cole. He was a supervisor and plant manager at Phillips Philblack plant. Mr. Cole also volunteered at Golden Plains Community Hospital for twenty years and was a volunteer for HutchCares. Ed Cole married Dortha Faye Morrison on April 1, 1963 at First Baptist Church in Borger, TX. Mr. Cole served his country in WWII and Korea as a member of the United States Army where he received a Purple Heart and a Silver Star.
After having the bulk of the week off due to testing, high school baseball and softball teams return to the field this weekend.
After run-ruling Dalhart on Saturday, the Borger Bulldogs will try to move to 2-0 in District 1-3A play when they host the Perryton Rangers on Saturday, beginning at noon at Huber Park.
The Rangers opened district play with a loss to Pampa last Saturday.
The Borger Lady Bulldogs softball team will try to get into the District 1-3A win column against the Perryton Rangerettes, beginning at noon on Saturday at Agnes Howe Park.
A longtime Borger resident received Citizen of the Year honors during the Borger Chamber of Commerce banquet Thursday evening.
Cleo Morrison received the honor from JoAnn Kuhrt, who is the wife of last yearâ€™s award recipient, the late Harry Kuhrt.
Kuhrt said Borger is a community of people who tirelessly work to make the Borger team the best it can be.
â€śThrowing duty, dedication, and passion into the work that they do for Borger makes these special people Most Valuable Players in our community,â€ť she said.
A Borger woman was convicted of burglary in district court on Tuesday.
On March 27, 2012, a Hutchinson County jury of eight men and four women convicted Cheryl Kathaleen Nixon, 40, of Borger, of burglary of a building. The burglar occurred on May 11, 2010, in a building off of 10th Street in Borger.
John Holland, the owner of the building, testified that on Tuesday morning around 10:30, he drove onto his property and saw a blue Oldsmobile parked behind one of his buildings. Holland told his wife to call the police and report the tag number, which she did.
The last three defendants associated with an October 2011 drug bust in Borger were sentenced March 30, 2012 in Federal court in Amarillo, by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. SaldaĂ±a on Thursday.
Judge Robinson sentenced Jose Luis Fernandez. 37, to 109 months in federal prison and his brother, Aaron Steven Fernandez, 26, to 40 months.
Come to Union Hall, 111 E. Coolidge, to drain your veins for a good cause on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Every eligible donor who is present to give blood will receive a free Hoops Madness t-shirt and a chance to win a new flat screen TV from Sears as well as a fajita party for 20 people from Jorgeâ€™s Mexican Bar and Grill.
You must be 17 years or older and Photo ID or Donor Card is Required to Donate.
Find Coffee Memorial on Facebook. All blood types are needed. For an appointment call 331-8800 or 1-877-574-8800.
Mary Joan Moss, 73, of Amarillo, passed away, Tuesday, March 27, 2012.
Mary Joan (Yeary) Moss was born Sunday, January 22, 1939 in Kingston, OK to Charles and Jane (Eddings) Yeary. She was a homemaker. Mary Joan married William â€śBillâ€ť Moss on August 13, 1954 in Madill, OK.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William â€śBillâ€ť Moss; and two daughters, Mona Moss and Shannon Newman.
Doris Jeanne Bell, 83, of Mount Pleasant, Texas died Saturday March 24th in Mount Pleasant. Graveside services will be 11:00 am Friday, March 30th at Westlawn Cemetery with Mr. Richard Kasko of Fritch Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in the garden of Love at Westlawn Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Our Diamond Miss will hold its annual pageant to give the young women of Borger the chance to strut their stuff.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen took advantage of solid pitching performances by Sterling Kiper, Brad Wieck, Gerald Rodriguez, and Louis Smiley and good defense to get the 8-2 win over the Seward County Community College Saints in non-conference baseball action.
The Plainsmen pitchers gave up just two runs on six hits over nine innings.
The Plainsmen jumped on top of the Saints early by scoring three runs off four hits in the bottom of the first inning.