March 28th, 2012
The Borger Kiwanis Club will be holding its 54th annual Pancake Day this Saturday.
The event will be held from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012, in the Frank Phillips College Cafeteria. Adult tickets cost $6 at the door and young children eat free.
All net proceeds from the Pancake Day go to charity, and a number of local and international projects and organizations have been helped by the Pancake Day money in the past.
David and Natasha Irvin (pictured with five-year-old Gabriella Irvin and four-year-old Elijah Irvin) used a truly unique machine to plant some Texas Red Oaks at the Hutchinson County Courthouse Monday. The trees will turn bright red once the fall season comes.
Sanford-Fritch Junior High School students have taken part in the Multiple Sclerosis Walk in Lubbock every year to help defeat the disease. This year they will walk for MS in Amarillo.
Sanford Fritch Junior High Aide Sandy Bryan stated, â€śMy daughter Ashley was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis three years ago and since then we have had a team walk in the MS Walk every year. This will be our third. The team is a family and friend combination.â€ť
Every year, kids involved with SFJH student council, ran by computer teacher Kem Mullens, help raise donations for their Walk MS team.
On Tuesday afternoon a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning by Jarrod Goodwin gave the Sanford-Fritch Eagles the 8-6 win over the Amarillo River Road Wildcats in the District 1-2A opener for both teams.
Goodwin had a good game going 3-for-4 at the plate, while driving in five runs for the Eagles.
The Eagles took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning but River Road responded by scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning.
Charles "Bryan" Tracy, 45, died Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Borger.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Grace Fellowship Church with Pastor Les Sharp of Faith Covenant Church officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
West Texas High freshman Cade Guinn #15 heads to first base after putting the ball in play. On Monday evening, the West Texas High Comanches defeated Boys Ranch 8-5 in District 6-1A play. The Comanches are now 2-0 in district play and will next travel to Shamrock on Saturday.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
West Texas High's Lady Comanches welcomed the Lady Tigers from McLean Monday afternoon and sent them home with their tail between their legs in a 29-6 "mercy rule" game in four innings. Erin Summers pitched all four innings for WT and had four strike outs, walked four, allowed three earned runs, and she also had an RBI. Devin DeLapp had a stellar game at the plate. She needed just a double to hit for the cycle. DeLapp had an inside the park home run, a triple, a base hit, a base on balls, and eight RBI's.
PAMPA â€“ Eli Samuel Stark, 39, died March 26, 2012, in Wheeler County, Texas.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Briarwood Church, with Rev. Charles Lowry, pastor of CrossPointe Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
The Hutchinson County Child Welfare is preparing for its second annual â€śNo Excuse For Abuseâ€ť 5k fun run/walk.
In honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month, the board will host the run on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Registration will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and the race start time is 9 a.m. Proceeds from the
The race will start and end at the Chamber of Commerce on Main Street. Packet pick-up will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Borger Chamber of Commerce.
The cost is $25 for participants who register by April 13. Race Day Registration is $30.
The Hutchinson County burn ban has been lifted for the time being, allowing residents to burn their trash freely.
On Monday, March 26, 2012, Commissioners met at the County Courthouse to discuss with Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards whether to consider or approve continuing or rescinding the Countyâ€™s burn ban.