January 25th, 2012
AMARILLO â€“ Nell Robison Riggins, 94, died Jan. 23, 2012, in Amarillo, TX.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. W. Douglas Mills officiating.
Burial will be at Llano Cemetery by Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors.
Nell was born on October 11, 1917 and went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2012. Nell graduated from Borger High School in 1935 and married her high school sweetheart Norman Robison.
They went on to have 5 children and lived in Borger and Stinnett, Texas.
AMARILLO â€“ John W. â€śJâ€ť French, 88, died Jan. 23, 2012, in Amarillo, TX.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday January 26, 2012 at Memorial Park Cemetery with Chaplain John Elser of Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center officiating, under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
J was born December 13, 1923 in Gillam, Louisiana to DeWitt and Myrtle Lea French. J served his country in WWII with the US Army as a medic. During his service, most of his time was spent in Europe.
AMARILLO â€“ Roger Alan Wilson, 66, died Jan. 22, 2012.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Trinity Fellowship Church, North Ministry Center, with Dwayne Hollis officiating. Arrangements by Cox Funeral Home.
Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Westlawn Cemetery, Fritch, TX. Arrangements by Cox Funeral Home.
Over the past couple of weeks, several local businesses have donated materials, equipment, and man power in order to put up the new scoreboard at Huber Park for the Borger High School Baseball program.
LINN Energy paid for the new scoreboard, Conner Industries welded on the frame to accommodate the new larger board. Fuzzyâ€™s Radiator brought out the crane to take down the old and hang the new board. The City of Borger provided labor to help take the old scoreboard down and hang up the new one.
The City of Borger is becoming part of a new public mass information system, better known as PARIS (Panhandle Area Regional Information System).
Borger City Manager Eddie Edwards said that for the past several years, panhandle emergency managers and the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission (PRPC) have been working together in an effort to provide all jurisdictions in the region the ability to contact their residents quickly when disasters are imminent.
Fritch - Tony Manzella, 19, of Fritch, died Monday, January 23, 2012 in Borger.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 27, 2012 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Borger with Rev. Don Poole of Saint John's Lutheran Church in Dumas officiating, and Rev. Steve Misch, Mission Ministry Facilitator assisting. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Tony will be available for viewing Wednesday at the funeral home in Borger.
Hutchinson County is once again under a burn ban.
During the Hutchinson County Commissioners Court meeting Monday, Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards encouraged commissioners to approve reinforcement of the burn ban.
He said during the past two weeks a lot of deterioration has occurred and firefighters have been called out to six grass fires.
â€śWeather reports say that we might receive moisture but we donâ€™t feel it will be enough to offset our conditions,â€ť said Richards. Commissioners approved to place the burn ban in effect for the next 90 days.
Tonight the Dalhart Golden Wolves travel to Tex Hanna Gym to take on the Borger Bulldogs with second place in the District 1-3A standings on the line through the first round of district play.
In the first week of District 1-3A on the boys side, all four games between the four district teams have been close with a few breaks determining the outcome.
Both the Bulldogs and Wolves own overtime wins over Pampa and close losses to Perryton, who currently is the district leader with a 2-0 mark.
The boys game is scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m.
On Monday evening, the #2 South Plains College Texans got off to a fast start in their 101-78 win over the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen in WJCAC action at the BCAC.
The Texans entered Monday with a perfect 17-0 record and proved to be team that knows how to capitalize on their opponentâ€™s turnovers and have the ability to shoot a high percentage from the floor.
The Plainsmen got off to solid start with Ronald Scott scoring five straight points, along with Akeem Johnson and Mike Evans putting points on the scoreboard to play to a 9-10 score by the 15:55 mark of the first half.
On Monday evening, nearly perfect free throw shooting and controlling the boards on both ends of the floor helped the South Plains College Lady Texans defeat the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen 71-54 at the BCAC.
The Lady Texans out rebounded the Lady Plainsmen 48-24, giving South Plains the opportunities for several second change scoring opportunities and limiting Frank Phillips shot attempts on the other end of the floor.
At the free throw line, the Lady Texans nailed 24 of 28 attempts compared to Frank Phillips going 5 of 14 in the game.