May 13th, 2011
Bad weather delayed the start of the 3A State Golf Tournament at Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin until Thursday afternoon.
Once play got underway, Borger High School senior Will Paulsell shot a 75 to put him tied for ninth place in the tournament.
Sean Romero of Texarkana Pleasant Grove leads the field after one round with a 71. Perrytonâ€™s Hunter Wade sits one stroke ahead of Paulsell tied for seventh with a 74.
The second round of the state golf tournament was scheduled to start this morning.
Cecil Villa Lasley, 68, born Sept. 28, 1942, in Middlesboro, Ky., joined our Lord and Savior May 7, 2011.
He served in the U.S. Navy where he met his wife Mary Felker. Cecil retired from the Navy as a Senior Chief in 1983. He moved to Fritch with his family. He owned his own business, Cecil's Construction, for many years. He was a member of St. John's Church and was involved in Knights of Columbus.
He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, spending time working in his garden, and canning the fruits of his labor, making jams and jellies.
Leonard Nyquist â€śAndyâ€ť Anderson died Monday, May 9, 2011 in Georgetown, Texas. He was 91 years old.
He was born Nov. 1, 1919, in Oakland, Burt County, Neb., the next oldest of five children of Charles Edward (Karl) Anderson and Esther Nyquist Anderson. He was raised in Oakland, Neb., a town made up of persons of Swedish descent. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelorâ€™s degree in Chemical Engineering in 1941. He was employed by Phillips Petroleum Company where he worked for 44 years before retiring. While working for Phillips he met Virginia Lee Jones.
FRITCH - Leonard Lee Pittman, 79, of Fritch, died May 11, 2011, in Amarillo.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Nazarene Church in Borger with Rev. Dale Pierce and Rev. J. W. Frazier officiating. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Ochiltree Cemetery in Perryton under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Leonard was born Nov. 19, 1931, at Gray, Okla., to Amcy and Ethel Pittman. He married Johnnie Mills on Nov. 20, 1949, at Perryton. He worked for Fasco Industry as a industrial mechanic for 18 yrs.
The steel to be used for a monument in honor of the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 has officially arrived in Borger.
Yesterday afternoon around 1:30 p.m,. two large pieces of World Trade Center steel from Ground Zero arrived here in Borger, escorted by emergency vehicles.
The procession started at Rice Construction and then went down Cedar to Zachry Construction, where the monument will be made for the 9/11 memorial in Huber Park
The two pieces of steel for the memorial each measure 78â€ť X 34â€ť X 15â€ť and each weighs 1,290 pounds, according to Bob Tiffany of the 9/11 Memorial Committee.
For those wanting to get their kids signed up for the City of Borger Park Recreation Program, early sign-ups are being held the next two weekends.
Annadon Keys, Johnson Park Youth Center Supervisor, said signups will take place at the JPYC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14, and Saturday, May 21. Parents can also get their children signed up at anytime during the week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
One of the perks of winning a district title in the 3A-1A ranks is that it earns the team a bye through the Bi-District round of the playoffs.
This season, the Borger Bulldog (16-11-1) baseball team got to enjoy that break after the team posted a 7-2 record through District 1-3A play to claim the first district baseball title since dropping to 3A.
Wednesday morning, West Texas High senior Erin Frost signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for the Clarendon College Lady Bulldogs.
Frost had a great senior year averaging around nine kills and three blocks a match for the district champion West Texas High Lady Comanches.
Frost was also a part of the Lady Comanche basketball and softball teams.
AMARILLO - Rodney Bruce Ferguson, 58, of Amarillo died Saturday May 7, 2011, in Amarillo. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday May 11, 2011, at Minton Memorial Chapel in Borger.
Bruce was born Feb. 24, 1953, in Borger to Thomas and Virginia Ferguson. He served in the U.S. Army 1st Calvary Airborne Combat Division as a Pathfinder serving three tours of duty in Vietnam.
Even in the midst of recent turmoil, the future of Frank Phillips College is still looking bright.
Dr. Jud Hicks, president of FPC, was the featured speaker for the Borger Rotary Club meeting Tuesday. He spoke candidly about some of the issues the college has faced in the past, as well as its future plans.
He said when the news broke on Jan. 19 about the possibility of FPCâ€™s state funding being cut and the college facing potential closure, it was not a good day on campus.