April 25th, 2011
Mary Charles Smith left this world to be with her Heavenly Father Saturday, April 23, 2011.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Central Baptist Church in Borger with Pastor Rick Nichols officiating and Rev. John Denton with burial to follow at Highland Park Cemetery in Borger.
For sports fans that enjoy a little bit of drama, your wish looks like it is going to be granted in the District 1-3A baseball race for the title.
Going into Saturdayâ€™s contest, the Borger Bulldogs needed to win just one of their final two district games to clinch the District 1-3A title outright and earn a first round bye in the playoffs.
Unfortunately, the Bulldogs had to make the trip up to Perryton, where the Rangers know how to use the home field advantage as good as any team in the Texas Panhandle.
Lois Kimbrell, 97, of Borger, passed away, Thursday, April 21, 2011.
Lois Sally (Crouch) Kimbrell was born Sunday, February 6, 1914 in Wilson, OK to Clyde and Winnie (Hefner) Crouch. She married Roy Kimbrell in November of 1932 in Wilson. OK. She was a sales clerk for Youth Mart for 15 years and Newell Artist for 1 Â˝ years. Lois was a member of the First Baptist Church in Borger and volunteer and member of Opportunities, Inc.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy; one brother, Homer Crouch; and two sisters, Jo Neva Moore and Ona Zee Eades.
Going into their series with Western Texas College, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen still had an outside shot of grabbing the fourth playoff spot from the WJCAC if they had a good weekend against the Wranglers in Snyder.
Unfortunately, the Wranglers knew their hopes of claiming that final playoff spot were on the line as well, leading Western Texas to getting the four game sweep over FPC 5-3, 13-8, 4-3, 7-6.
The Plainsmen drop to 19-25 overall, 11-17 in WJCAC play, and will conclude their 2011 season this weekend in Big Spring against Howard College.
The Borger Rotary Club will be hosting a special guest at its upcoming Tuesday meeting. The program will be held at Dake's Restaurant, located at 718 N. Main in Borger, Texas. The program will be presented by Dr. A. Alan Chu, M.D., F.A.C.C. Dr. Chu is
associated with the AMAILLO HEART GROUP and his medical practice emphasizes "Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology". Community members are invited to attend.
Robert Vinyard is seeking reelection to the Borger City Council, Place 2.
Vinyard said he was born and raised here in Borger. He spent three years in Norway with Phillips Petroleum Company from 1979 to 1982, but the rest of his time has been spent in Borger.
â€śBorger is not too big or too small, itâ€™s in the middle of the country, so itâ€™s a good place to travel from, and I like having all four seasons,â€ť he said.
He said his hobby is flying, and is proud that Hutchinson County has a great airport. He served for 10 years on the airport board.
The Borger Fire Department is doing its part to help the family of a firefighter who recently passed away after suffering extensive injuries in the line of duty.
PERRYTON-The ending wasnâ€™t pretty, but the Borger Lady Bulldogs were able to hang on for a 9-8 win over the Perryton Rangerettes on Friday afternoon, which allowed the team to clinch a playoff berth and avoid having to be involved in a potential playoff tournament.
Going into Fridayâ€™s contest, Borger and Dalhart held a one-game lead over Perryton in the district standings. If Perryton was able to defeat the Lady Bulldogs, along with a Dalhart loss to Pampa, the three teams would of found themselves having to take part in some kind of playoff for the playoffs.
West Texas High came into Follett Friday afternoon to face an unbeaten 10-0 Panther baseball team. The Comanches trailed once, 1-0, after the first inning. Follett fought back in the bottom of the seventh and had the winning run at first base, when Ty Lay fanned the hitter to end the game with a 15-14 win. The win keeps the Tribe in second place behind Follett. WT needs some help from someone else in the District to beat Follett to give them any chance at the District Crown.
Throughout the years, there have been various cases of kidnapped children, such as Adam Walsh, Polly Klaas, Jonathan Foster, and others. When such a crime occurs, law enforcement needs as much information as possible, such as photos, descriptions, fingerprints, and DNA, if possible.
According to James Qualls of the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, it is the desire of his agency and other law enforcement that such a crime does not happen again.
â€śHowever, we must come to grips [with the facts that] this type of crime does occur,â€ť he said.