June 22nd, 2011
Former Phillips Lady Blackhawk and Borger Lady Bulldogs Head Basketball coach Jill Schneider guided the USA U16 girls to the championship of the 2011 FIBA Americas Tournament in Mexico on Saturday by defeating Brazil, 73-40.
For Schneider, itâ€™s her fifth gold medal, as she won four as a player, but lost out on earning one in the 1980 Olympics when the USA boycotted those games.
This is her first gold medal as a coach.
AMARILLOâ€“The Amarillo Bulls, proud members of the North American Hockey League, announced on Monday their 2011-2012 schedule.
This yearâ€™s schedule consists of 60 contests including four at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota as well as 28 home and 28 away games. One of the many highlights of the schedule is the Bulls home opener set for Saturday, October 1st at 7 pm against the New Mexico Mustangs at The Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center.
Lucille Booker Tillmon, 92, died Saturday, June 18, 2011, in Borger.
Services are pending with Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Cremation is under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Mrs. Tillmon was born on April 1, 1919, in Caddo Mills, La. She was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Borger. She was preceded in death by her husband George Tillmon in 1960.
Mariano Hernandez, 57, of Borger, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011.
Mariano Hernandez was born Thursday, January 21, 1954, in Hidalgo Del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Ramon Hernandez and Eliza Zanabria. He was a farmer for Spardex Farms in Spearman, TX.
He is preceded in death by his father and his brother, Cervando.
The progress on a memorial in Borger honoring the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, is continuing to move along.
Bob Tiffany, who has played a major role in bringing the memorial to the city, spoke to the Rotary Club Tuesday about current developments with the memorial.
Tiffany has been in Borger since 1975 and is retired from Chevron Phillips. He went to work for Phillips Petroleum Company at the Copolymer Plant back in 1977. While working for Chevron Phillips, he was a member of the Emergency Response Team and formed an honor guard through his work with the team.
The Hutchinson County Museum will be sponsoring the Annual Adobe Walls Trek this Saturday.
The trek is set for Saturday June 25, 2011, and will start at 9 a.m. at the museum, located at 618 North Main Street in Borger.
The City of Borger is currently encouraging its citizens to practice water conservation.
Winston Sauls, who works at the city's water treatment plant, presented some information on water quality during the regular meeting of the Borger City Council Tuesday, along with tips for citizens on conserving water.
In the past two weeks, former Frank Phillips College and current Clarendon College Athletic Director, John Green has been reinstated as the WJCAC Conference Commissioner and the NJCAA Region V Menâ€™s Director.
â€śI am thrilled to be back plugged into the offices. I have enjoyed this conference and region and the leadership that I work with.
â€śThere are is much more I wish to accomplish to elevate the collegiate sports of the WJCAC and Region V,â€ť replied Green.
Due to recent conditions and circumstances, the City of Borger is encouraging citizens to practice conservation when it comes to their water usage.
Eddie Edwards, Borger City Manager, said that water is a finite resource that requires careful management, and the era of plentiful and inexpensive water is coming to an end.
â€śSince the beginning of June, the Borger Municipal Water System has experienced an average increase in consumption of approximately 14 percent over previous years,â€ť he said. â€śConditions are appropriate to raise citizen awareness and increase water conservation efforts.â€ť
Officers from the Fritch Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire call late Sunday evening.
The call was in reference to a fire caused by a barbecue grill on the night of Fatherâ€™s Day. The fire occurred around 11 p.m. in the 800 block of Hoyne St. in Fritch.
FVFD Deputy Chief Ronnie Morrison stated that the fire was taken care of around 2:30 a.m.
There were no injuries reported.
The fire consumed most of the homeownerâ€™s back porch and the screen door, causing around $5,000 worth of property damage.
(PHOTO BY DON RICE)