November 17th, 2011
On Tuesday evening, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen traveled to the Abilene area and came away with a 76-74 win over Ranger College.
After a sluggish start, the Lady Plainsmen ended the first half by going on a 7-2 run to make it a 37-33 score in favor of Ranger at halftime.
In the second half, the Lady Plainsmen came out strong and built an eight point lead.
However, Ranger battled back and cut the deficit to one point, 71-70 with 1:17 left.
Fortunately, the Lady Plainsmen were able to hold on to the lead in the final minute for the win.
Tomorrow night, the Borger Bulldogs will open up the 2011-12 basketball season hosting the Canyon Eagles starting at 6:00 p.m. in Tex Hanna Gym.
For the first time in over a decade, the Bulldogs are adjusting to a new head coach in Chet Byerly, who was hired to lead the program back in April.
On Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 an Amarillo Pharmacist will be coming to Curves of Borger to give those who need them free flu shots between 11 a.m. through 1 p.m.. Those wanting to pay a $10 donation are welcome to do so. Curves is at 515 N. Main in Borger.
BORGER - Clyde T. âPlunkyâ Durham, Jr., 78, died Nov. 13, 2011, in Amarillo, TX.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at St. Mark CME Church in Pampa with Rev. Darren Willis, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church of Pampa, officiating.
Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Pampa with military honors courtesy of the U.S. Army, Fort Hood, TX. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.
Mr. Durham was born April 29, 1933, in Pampa, where he attended Pampa schools. He was employed by Hardin & Roth Service Station.
Dorothy LaVerne Anderton, affectionately known as âGrandma Dotâ to so many, passed away, Friday, November 11, 2011 of natural causes.
Dorothy LaVerne (Shepard) Anderton was born Friday, May 31, 1929 in Hamlin, TX to Ray and Martha (Gray) Shepard. She was a loving wife, mother, friend and homemaker where she resided in Yukon, OK prior to her death at age 82.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Robert Hardin; and her second husband, Jerry Anderton.
There were no serious injuries reported in a wreck occurring Tuesday on Third and Hedgecoke.
According to Superintendent Chance Welch, a bus carrying seven students was stopped at that particular intersection. When the light turned green, the bus proceeded forward.
However, an SUV in the same area thought it still had a green light, and ended up colliding with the front end of the bus it as it went through the intersection.
On November 15, 2011 a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Jose Luis Fernandez, aka âJunior,â 37, Francisco Villanueva Fernandez, aka âFrank,â 43, Aaron Steven Fernandez, aka âFat A--,â 26, and Thomas Joseph Salazar, aka âT.J.â with various offenses related to narcotics trafficking, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. SaldaĂ±a of the Northern District of Texas.
The defendants remain on pre-trial release following their arrests early this month by Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Arraignment dates have not yet been set.
On Tuesday night, the West Texas High Lady Comanches were not able to overcome their slow start, falling to Perryton 56-28 in non-district play in Perryton.
Perryton used a big second period to build a 33-11 lead at halftime.
Junior Natalie Franklin led the Lady Comanches in scoring with nine points, followed by Sarah Kelly and Devin DeLapp adding five points each.
The Lady Comanches drop to 0-2 for the 2011-12 season and will next take part in the Amarillo Highland Park Tournament this weekend.
On Tuesday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles hosted the Gruver Lady Hounds for a basketball matchup.
The Lady Hounds came out aggressive and quickly had an 8-3 run before Coach Hale and his Lady Eagles needed a timeout.
Too many missed shots were the main reason Gruver was in the lead. The first quarter ended with Gruver on top 11-8.
The second quarter was a ârun & gunâ race with good defense and steals.
If you give blood you give someone else a life to live.
On Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, Coffee Memorial Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the Stinnett Community Center on 801 Main Street.
The drive will begin at 4 p.m. and last until 7 p.m. You must be 17 years old and present a photo ID or a donor card.
All eligible donors will receive a Coffee Memorial Blood Center t-shirt.
All blood types are needed. There is no substitute for blood. It can only come from volunteer blood donors.
For appointments, please call 331-8800 or 1-877-574-8800. Walk-ins are welcome.