March 15th, 2012
Shorty (Jimmie Lee--J L) Albert, 89, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, March 15, at the First United Methodist Church, 403 S Cornell in Fritch at 1:00 PM.
Are you ready to find some great books at a great price?
The Spring Book Sale, offered by the Hutchinson County Friends of the Library, is just around the corner. On April 19-21, books of all kinds and jigsaw puzzles will be available at the Borger library for low prices.
Hours for the sale are 2-7 p.m. Thursday, April 19; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 20; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Prices are 50 cents for adult hardbacks, 25 cents for childrenâ€™s hardbacks, and all paperbacks will be two for 25 cents. In addition, puzzles are 50 cents and gift books are only 25 cents each.
A Fritch driver was involved in a car crash near the Hutchinson County line Wednesday.
Around 2:16 a.m. on March 14, 2012, Deamber D. Neal, 33, of Fritch, was driving a 2001 Dodge pickup northbound on Highway 136.
The vehicle entered a curve in the roadway about three miles south of the Hutchinson County line in Potter County and veered off of the roadway to her right. She then overcorrected back to the left, causing the vehicle to overturn once and flip end over end twice before coming to rest.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Borger Bulldogs traveled to Lubbock for a two game series with traditional West Texas 3A power, the Lubbock Estacado Matadors.
Unfortunately, the Bulldogs ended up on the losing end on both games as the Matadors won game one, 3-2, and game two, 11-1.
In game one, senior lefty Chayse Tracy pitched a good game, limiting the Matadors to only three runs. But the Bulldogs struggled to get much going offensively. Borger junior Kota Dillard hit a single which set up senior Max Lusk to hit a two run home run for the Bulldogsâ€™ two runs in the game.
Borger Police Report
March 12, 2012
100 block of Garrett â€“ report of open door/window
200 block of South Florida â€“ field interview
1000 block of Coble â€“ report of criminal mischief
600 block of North Main â€“ report of abandoned vehicle
800 block of North Main â€“ alarm
2100 block of Huber Avenue â€“ report of welfare check
1200 block of Roberts â€“ report of disturbance
1200 block of Roberts â€“ followup
1200 block of Cooley â€“ assist agency
Castle and Fairlanes â€“ report of abandoned vehicle
100 block of Veta â€“ welfare check
1300 block of Davis â€“ report of harassment
On Tuesday, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles lost a pair of softball games to Pampa and Amarillo San Jacinto in Pampa.
In their first game of the day, the Lady Eagles and San Jacinto were tied 2-2 until San Jacinto scored a run in the bottom of the fifth inning to give them the 2-3 win.
In the second game, the Lady Eagles started the game strong by scoring two runs in the top of the first inning. But the Lady Harvesters responded by scoring 12 runs in the bottom of the first inning on their way to the 2-15 win.
Mary Morris, 72, of Borger, passed away, Monday, March 12, 2012.
Mary Francis (Matthews) Morris was born April 1, 1939 in Gainesville, TX to William and James Frances (Honeycutt) Matthews. She was a beautician and owned DonMar Style Salon. â€śMiss Maryâ€ť also worked part time for Brown Funeral Directors.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald Morris; two sisters, Grace and Thelma; and one brother, James.
On Tuesday evening, the Randall Raiders used the final 12 minutes of the game to put an end to the Borger Bulldogsâ€™ playoff hopes by getting the 2-3 win in District 5-4A play.
The Bulldogs held a 2-1 lead and were playing well enough on defense to hang on for the 2-1 win and turn to scoreboard watching the outcome between the Canyon and Amarillo Palo Duro game.
Unfortunately, the game took a dramatic turn in the 69th when the Raiders broke free for an open shot that sailed into the top part of the net to tie the game 2-2.
The Hutchinson County United Way is seeking projects for its Day of Caring this April.
The event is scheduled for April 28, 2012. There will not be a day of caring scheduled this fall.
According to Teri Hogue, who is on the United Way Board of Directors, this particular event is a day when volunteers choose to give their time and services to work on a one-time service project in an effort to impact the communityâ€™s needs with tasks that they are unable to perform themselves.
â€śProjects are dependent upon the manpower available,â€ť she said.
It has come to the attention of the Utility Department of the City of Borger that a company calling itself â€śHome Serviceâ€ť out of Austin, Texas, has been mailing notices regarding water service lines to the citizens of Borger. This company offers what is in effect, an insurance policy covering the citizenâ€™s water service line from the water meter to the foundation of the house. The City of Borger wishes to advise its citizens that the City is in no way affiliated with nor do we endorse their product. Citizens should investigate the situation thoroughly before responding to such offers.