November 23rd, 2011
James Earl Jones, 66, of Borger, died Saturday Nov. 19, 2011, in Borger.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Paducah, Texas with Bobby Evans, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors and McBee Family Funeral Home.
James was born May 17, 1945 at Paris, Texas, to James and Lenora Ainsworth Jones. He worked as a Janitor for ABC Studio in California. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother J. C. Jones.
Lula Mae Rothmeyer, 99, of Borger, went home to her heavenly father, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Riverview Baptist Church, Borger, TX, with Pastor Jimmy Gillmore officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Pampa, Texas. Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Directors of Borger, TX.
On Tuesday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles made the short trip to Borger to take on the Borger Lady Bulldogs in a Hutchinson County Showdown at Tex Hanna Gym.
Through the end of the first three periods, the Lady Bulldogs maintained the lead. But the Lady Eagles took advantage of Lady Bulldog turnovers and foul trouble to go on a 14-2 run in the fourth period to rally back and get the 45-40 win.
Lady Eagle sophomore Mikala Setliff led the charge in the fourth period, scoring 13 of her 15 points in the final period that included going 6/6 from the free throw line.
On Tuesday evening, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen, along with the West Texas High Comanches, went into the Thanksgiving holiday with wins.
(Women) Frank Phillips College 75 Lubbock Christian University JV 41
At the BCAC, the Lady Plainsmen opened the game on a 16-5 run on their way to defeating LCU JV 75-41 to improve to 5-4 for the season.
The Lady Plainsmen had five players reach double figures led by Kinjita Kelley with 14, followed by Laura Martinez with 12 and Shardena Hudson, Laâ€™Christa Nash, and Destiny Phillips each scoring 10.
It is official. A Wal-Mart Supercenter is coming to the Borger area!
As of last Tuesday, Wal-Mart manager Gary Fletcher said he has received official word that Wal-Mart has purchased land west of the hospital for the construction of the Supercenter.
He said the new facility will be approximately 160,000 square feet. Fletcher said he cannot give any specific dates as to when it will be open.
The planning process will take some time, and he said he will most likely be going through blueprints several times during the process.
On Monday evening, the Borger Bulldogs traveled to Canyon to take on the Dimmitt Bobcats at the West Texas A&M Event Center.
The Bulldogs trailed by one point after the first period, but were able to finish strong and hung on for the 55-51 win.
After dealing with an eye injury last week, Borger junior Jamon Hearon had a big game scoring 21 points that included nailing four three pointers.
Senior Grant Boren also was hot behind the three point line where he hit three and had 11 points for the game.
On Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, members of the Fernandez family and others tied with a local drug bust and illegal gambling, went before a judge in the Federal Court House in Amarillo to enter a plea of not guilty.
Jose â€śJuniorâ€ť Fernandez, Francisco â€śFrankâ€ť Fernandez, Aaron Fernandez and Thomas Joseph Salazar, all of Borger, were arrested on Thursday, October 27, 2011 following investigations by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) personnel. A
Borger InterBank is working to stuff stockings this year to give our soldiers a bit of holiday cheer.
This is the fourth year Borger InterBank has done the â€śStockings for Soldiersâ€ť project for the troops. All wanting to give will need to take their donations to Borger InterBank by Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 so all items can be shipped to the soldiers by December 2, 2011. Items can also be dropped off at Jimâ€™s Diamonds shop, Benniganâ€™s, and the Stinnett InterBank.
Here is a list of the soldiersâ€™ needs and wants:
Despite northerly and northeasterly winds today, we will see abundant
sunshine and highs near 60. We will warm into the upper 60s to near 70
degrees tomorrow and expect a windy and even warmer Thanksgiving Day with
highs in the lower 70s!
The West Texas Comanches won a very physical contest over the White Deer Bucks in Stinnett last night 44-35. Two Comanches fouled out and a couple more were in foul trouble.
The Comanches got on the board first with a sweet shot up the gut by Nathan Forrest. White Deer made the next six to take a 6-2 lead. Ty Lay hit 2-2 at the free throw line and Alex Ramirez had back to back steals and buckets to give WT an 8-6 edge with 4:00 left in the first. Chase Elliott hit 1-2 at the line and Spencer St. Charles was 2-2. The Tribe led 11-6 after one.