June 9th, 2011
It is almost time to Relay!
The annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hutchinson County kicks off Friday, June 10, at 7 p.m. and will run through 7 a.m. Saturday, June 11. The event will be held at Huber Park in Borger.
This yearâ€™s relay will be a celebration of cancer survivorship, and is a way to raise much-needed funds to help find a cure for cancer and funding programs that assist those in Hutchinson County suffering from the disease.
One of the goals of the local branch of the Texas Department of Public Safety is to ensure the safety of the community it serves.
Sgt. Joe Medrano of the DPS, along with Troopers Casey Dawson and Oscar Esqueda, attended the Tuesday meeting of the Rotary Club to share more about the work that is done by the department.
Medrano said he has been a Hutchinson County resident for 11 years. Initially, he said he didnâ€™t think he would be here very long, but truly enjoys living here and being a part of the community, as well as those with whom he works.
Back on Sunday, June 5, 2011 Borger graduates Brandon Garcia and Garrett Irwin participated in the Greater West Texas Baseball Coaches Association All Star Game held at Lubbock Cooper Field.
The game combined Class 3A and 4A players from the Panhandle area along with players from schools throughout West Texas to the Midland area.
Playing for the East team, Garcia went 2 for 2 at the plate with 1 single, 1 double and 3 RBIâ€™s and Irwin went 3 for 3 at the plate with one single, two doubles and 1 RBI.
Garcia and Irwin combined for 5 of the East squadâ€™s total 11 hits.
Two accidents happened on High Way 3395 near Bugbee early around midnight Saturday morning. Two life Star Helicopters were on the scene. There was no further information was available at press time.
After an impressive freshman softball season, Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen outfielder Janelle Smith was named to the First Team WJCAC All-Conference and the Region V All-Region teams for the 2011 season.
Smith posted a .353 overall batting average, including a .385 mark in conference play, along with 41 hits, 21 runs, seven doubles, two homeruns and 20 RBIs.
The Wal-Mart location in Borger is holding a Co-Ed Softball Tournament at the Sanford-Fritch High School Fields on Saturday, June 11th.
The entry fee is $15 per player and there is a 15 player maximum per roster.
The proceeds raised from the tournament will support the Borger Wal-Martâ€™s efforts to raise funds for the Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network campaign.
For further information please call Beth or Connie at (806) 274-7257.
The deadline for entry is Saturday, June 4, 2011.
Back on April 16th, the West Texas Comanches Special Olympics team hosted its first ever Special Olympic track meet at Comanche Stadium in Stinnett.
Over 400 athletes, coaches and volunteers helped run the track meet and the West Texas Comanche team would like to thank everyone that sponsored the meet.
The team would also like to thank local law officials for their help in the torch run, leading to nothing but great words being said about the local meet with every visiting team being very impressed.
With nearly 30 players being replaced due to graduation, the Borger Bulldog football team will be one that will have several new faces at the varsity level when it opens the 2011 season with the Canyon Randall Raiders at Bulldog Stadium on August 26.
However, the team will return several outstanding players from this yearâ€™s squad, with a couple already attracting the attention of some colleges around the country.
During the May FPC Board of Regents meeting, FPC President Dr. Jud Hicks told the board that the college has decided to suspend the Plainsmen Golf program starting this fall.
This spring, the FPC Golf program was placed on probation by the NJCAA for exceeding the number of scholarships provided to non-U.S. resident students and number of athletes being provided with financial aid.
In talking with Dr. Hicks on Tuesday morning, the college had learned back in December that the golf program had exceeded both numbers, leading the college to turn themselves into the NJCAA.
E. W. â€śRuntâ€ť Vassar, 81, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Amarillo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Fellowship Church with George Young, son-in-law and Rev. Tim Hall, assistant pastor, officiating. Interment will be in â€śThe Garden of Beatitudesâ€ť at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Mr. Vassar was born on June 9, 1929. He married Elba Simpson on July 28, 1951, in Cushing, Okla. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a supervisor at Phillips Refinery.