Even with the closing of CHAMPS Academy, the development of a program by Sanford-Fritch High School is helping those who need it to graduate from high school.
Sometime in early 2010, CHAMPS in Fritch was closed due to low funding. CHAMPS Academy was an alternative, non-traditional, high school for students of Borger, Dumas, Panhandle, Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips, Sanford-Fritch, and Sunray.
Nathan Sargent is running for the position of County Commissioner, Precinct 3.
Sargent has lived in Hutchinson County for 52 years. He has been farming for 38 years, and now owns and operates his family farm.
He attends First Baptist Church of Stinnett, where he is also involved in ministries of the church. He has served on the Pringle/Morse School Board, and currently serves on the Board Coop. He is married to Donna Burris, and has two grown children and six grandchildren. He enjoys following his grandchildren in their activities, and also enjoys riding four-wheelers and hunting.
On Monday evening, the Borger Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs Varsity Soccer teams opened up District 5-4A soccer play in Amarillo against Palo Duro.
In the boys game, the Bulldogs battled against a tough Dons team to a 1-1 tie. George Sifuentes had the lone Bulldog goal with Lane Newcomb getting the assist.
In the girls game, the Lady Dons defeated the Lady Bulldogs 2-1. Sammie Huckabee scored for the Lady Bulldogs with Brooke Scott getting the assist.
Some losses are easier to take than others and on Monday night, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen had to of left the court at the BCAC with a bitter taste in the mouths after losing to the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds, 79-76.
After trailing by ten pints at the 18:42 mark in the second half, the Plainsmen battled hard the next 16 minutes to finally take a one point lead with 1:55 left in the game. Unfortunately, three straight foul calls and two turnovers in the final minute helped the T-Birds escape with the win and send the Plainsmen to 1-4 in WJCAC play.
On Monday evening, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen put up a good fight in the second half against conference leaders New Mexico Junior College. But the Lady T-Birds were able to pull out the 64-49 win over the Lady Plainsmen in WJCAC play at the BCAC.
The Lady T-Birds opened the game taking a 3-11 lead by the 12:54 mark of the first half. But the Lady Plainsmen crawled back into the game, led by LaChrista Nash scoring seven first half points and Laura Martinez nailing two three pointers, to get to within two points at the 7:20 mark, 18-20.
AMARILLO â€“ Nolan Ernest â€śScooterâ€ť Lanham, 58, died Jan. 28, 2012.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at New Life Church
With Spike Malonado officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Cox Funeral Home.
Jan. 25, 2012
Cloverleaf â€“ field interview
1300 block of West Wilson â€“ report of recovered property
600 block of Weatherly â€“ followup
100 block of Sterling â€“ report of criminal mischief
600 block of West First â€“ report of harassment
1700 block of Sterling â€“ motorist assist
Thompson & Cedar â€“ report of traffic accident
OJâ€™s â€“ followup
100 block of Opal â€“ parking complaint
Cofield Park â€“ report of assault
600 block of West Broadway, Fritch â€“ report of public intoxication
900 block of South Florida â€“ alarm
300 block of West Sixth â€“ report of suspicious vehicle
Corina Leal Piedra, 69, of Borger, died Friday, January 27, 2012 in Borger.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at the First United Pentecostal Church, with Pastor Gustavo Hernandez, of La Roca Apostolica church officiating. Interment will follow in the â€śEvergreenâ€ť garden at Westlawn Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Randolph â€śRandyâ€ť Wallace, 56, of Borger, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.
Randy was born Tuesday, June 7, 1955, in Lincoln, Neb., to Ronald and Ruby (Dearman) Wallace. He was a truck driver.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Earnest and Edith Wallace and G.W. And Effie Clark; his father Ronald Wallace; and two stepfathers, Sam McGill and Bill Mayes.
Survivors include his mother Ruby Mayes of Borger, TX; two brothers, Phil Wallace and wife Lisa of Borger, TX and Gene Wallace and wife Juanita of Borger, TX; and one sister, Janet Lewis and husband Keith of Fritch, TX.
It was a busy weekend for the youth participating in the Hutchinson County Junior Livestock Show. The sale to conclude the weekendâ€™s events took place Saturday evening at Graced Land East. Among those having his animals auctioned was Jess Shields, pictured, who took Grand Champion honors in the hog and steer categories.