November 15th, 2011
SKELLYTOWN - James â€śJimâ€ť Dennis, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Pampa.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Mobeetie Cemetery with Ammon Weber, bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Borger, officiating.
Arrangements are by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.
Mr. Dennis was born Sept. 24, 1931 in Borger to John and Verna Dennis. He graduated from Compton High School in Compton, California and served in the U. S. Air Force.
He married Margie Sangster on Sept. 2, 1981 in Lovington, New Mexico.
Late last week, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen basketball team took a road trip into Colorado which proved not to be too enjoyable.
On Thursday, November 10th, the Plainsmen came up short 74-69 at Trinidad State.
The Plainsmen had several players get in double figures in scoring led by Taquan McDew 17, Akeem Johnson 13 , Ronald Scott 11, and James Boonstoppel 11.
On Friday, the Plainsmen traveled to La Juanta where they came up short against Otero Junior College 81-68.
Leading scorers were McDew 15, Johnson 13, Scott 11 and Alex Zivkovic who had nine points and eight rebounds.
On Saturday, the Borger Bulldogs Cross County team finished the 2011 season coming in 12th place in the 3A State Cross Country meet in Round Rock.
Kaufman took first place in the 3A boys team standings with 61 points followed by Sanger in second place with 80 points and Liberty Hill in third place with 97 points. Borger finished with 260 points.
PLAINVIEW-On Saturday evening, the Sanford Fritch Eagles fought hard to beat the Forsan Buffs 33-26 for the 2A District II Bi-District title.
The Eagles racked up 560 yards offensively, with junior running back Colton Valle having 381 yd. alone.
It was truly Valleâ€™s best game all season.
The Eagles won the toss but opted to use it second half.
A couple good runs by Forsans quarterback Foster Burchett and running back Trevor Burchett moved the chains.
But a costly fumble recovered by Sanford-Fritchâ€™s Tyler Blankinship set up the Eagles first score.
The West Texas Comanches played true to fashion against the Quanah Indians in Pampa Friday night. They kept their fans on the edge of their seats in several games this year, and Friday night was no exception. WT never led, but kept the score tied or within a touchdown the entire game. However, penalties and a costly fumble on a pitchout in the fourth quarter, ended up costing them the ball game. After a 61 yard punt put the Comanches at their own 12 yard line, the pitchout ended up on the ground and was recovered in the end zone by the Indians to put them up 32-26 with 6:25 left.
CANYON-On Friday night, the Lubbock Cooper Pirates were able to pull away from the Borger Bulldogs in their 34-9 win in the 3A Division I Bi-District playoff round at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium.
The Bulldogs were able to gain 304 yards on the ground, but were able to only find the end zone once on offense during the night.
The Pirates received the opening kickoff and started a decent drive reaching midfield.
A Borger woman was arrested last Monday for credit card abuse and forgery.
On Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, Lori Lynn Baker, 29, of Borger, was arrested by the Borger Police Department on 14 counts of credit card abuse and one count of forgery of a financial instrument in reference to a lengthy multi-jurisdictional investigation, Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD said.
The investigations remain ongoing and involve multiple agencies including the BPD, Amarillo Police Department, Parmer County Sheriffâ€™s Office, and the Weatherford Police Department.
Longtime Hutchinson County Tax Assessor Collector Mary Lou Henderson has made the announcement that she will not seek reelection in the upcoming 2012 election.
Henderson has been serving in the position since 1985. She began working for Hutchinson County in 1958, starting on a part-time basis. She then worked in the Borger office in 1961, where she remained until taking a position at Phillips in 1976.
She ran for the office of Tax Assessor Collector in 1984 and began work the following year. She will continue serving as Tax Assessor Collector through December of 2012.
The Borger ISD board of trustees accepted a resignation from a longtime board member and is setting procedures in place for a replacement.
During its regular meeting Thursday evening, the board voted to accept, with regret, the resignation of Johnny Rusten, who has served on the board since 1998, most recently as president. Rusten submitted his resignation citing work, family, and church priorities.
Robert Bradley, who was elected the new president of the board, said Rustenâ€™s presence would be missed.
The Borger Downtown Merchants will be having sales, refreshments, and Santa during its upcoming Christmas open house.
The open house is set to take place from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 on Main Street. In addition to sales at stores and Christmas goodies, Santa Claus will be making his arrival at 2 p.m.
Stores participating in this yearâ€™s open house are as follows:
â€˘Jimâ€™s Diamond Shop â€“ 519 North Main
â€˘Amy Lynnâ€™s â€“ 506 North Main
â€˘Sugar Rush Old Fashioned Candy â€“ 601 North Main
â€˘Texas Mikes â€“ 520 North Main
â€˘Family Style Salon â€“ 717 North Main