August 30th, 2011
The time is quickly approaching for the annual Borger Chamber of Commerce kickoff breakfast.
The breakfast will be held at Dakeâ€™s from 7-8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. The serving line for the full traditional breakfast will begin at 6:45 a.m.
RSVP is required for everyone who plans on attending, and all RSVPs are due to the chamber by Friday, Sept. 2. The cost of the breakfast is $10, and is payable at the door.
Attendance at the breakfast will qualify citizens for a $50 drawing, and the latest Borger Bulldog gear will also be given away as door prizes.
Jo Lynn Groves, age 57, of Hockley, Texas died on Thursday, August 18, 2011 in Cypress, Texas after a lengthy illness.
Stinnett resident Kelly Tull, an eight-year employee of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority, is using her business resources to save the Sanford Post Office from closure.
Tull said, â€śI use this post office here because Iâ€™m here during my post officeâ€™s work hours, so in my opinion this is my post office. From a business standpoint, itâ€™s going to cripple the way we do our day-to-day operation, as far as mailing and receiving mail if this post office were to close.
The Borger Chamber of Commerce is about to kick off its 24th year of the Leadership Borger program. The program will begin Sept. 21, 2011.
The program is a one-day per month intensive look at the Borger community and Hutchinson County and an opportunity to gain knowledge to enhance participantsâ€™ existing leadership skills.
The program will conclude in April of 2012 with graduation planned at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet, which will take place in March or April.
Leadership Borger is designed to feature the following:
Royce E. Beasley, 78, passed away at 5:04 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at Freeman West in Joplin, MO.
Royce was born on April 14, 1933, in Strawn, TX. He was the son of Roy Calhoun and Grace Lougenia â€śCoxâ€ť Beasley . Royce was employed by the Big 3 Industries where he started as a salesman and retired as a manager after 32 years. He served in the Army. Royce was a member of the Carthage Church of Christ.
Royce was united in marriage to Patricia Fullerton on June 4, 1955 in Carthage, MO. She survives.
Lucindy Kay â€śLindyâ€ť Lee, 60, of Sanford, died Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 27, 2011 at First Baptist Church at Sanford.
Lindy was born on January 27, 1951 in Shamrock, TX to Curtis and Josie Lemons. She loved Gospel music and her kids.
Teddy Buckland owns several handicap motor vehicles. One in particular is his 1977 Honda automatic motorcycle.
Teddy has owned this custom made bike for two and a half years. His friend Leslie George originally made the sidecar.
Teddy rebuilt the entire bike by placing the pre-made sidecar on a motorcycle he purchased off of Ebay for $1,500.
It took about one year to get the bike running properly and looking good.
His helping paramedic of 20 years, Alice Gerard, said, â€śA whole lot of people in this town have had their hands in this project.â€ť
As the Hutchinson County United Way prepares to kickoff another campaign, it was challenged to proceed full steam ahead.
Brent McClure, VP and General Manager of News Channel 10 Media in Amarillo, was the featured speaker for the HCUW Executive Luncheon held Thursday afternoon in the Rig Room, located on the third floor of Borger Bank.
McClure said as general manager of the news station, he knows it is important for his news team to be a part of the community.
â€śIf we are not part of the community, we canâ€™t tell the news of the community and get the word out,â€ť he said.
The West Texas Comanches opened the 2011 football season with a bang Friday night, notching a 35-6 win over former District foe Gruver Greyhounds. The Tribe did well on both sides of the ball with the offense getting 452 total yards. The defense practically shut down the Hounds, holding them to just 73 total yards of offense. Most of that came on Gruverâ€™s lone touchdown, a 45 yard run in the fourth quarter. The score could have and should have been much worse, but the Comanches had three touchdowns called back on penalties.
The 2011 season started a little rough for the Borger Bulldogs on Friday night at Bulldog Stadium. In front of a good crowd, the Randall Raiders racked up 248 yards and scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to build a 21 point lead in their 35-7 win over Borger.
Raiders junior quarterback Colin Bowen had a big night on the ground and the air as he rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns while connecting with Logan Brittian for an 89 yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.