November 4th, 2011
Box-top and pull-tab drop boxes are available at designated areas in Borger as part of fundraising efforts taking place by local schools.
The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) have begun to organize drop boxes for box-tops and aluminum pull tabs at Pizza Duo and United.
For every box-top given the school receives $.10.
Children from Paul Belton, Gateway, and Crockett schools will collect aluminum pull tabs to give to the Ronald McDonald House.
Lydia Edwards, a parent from the PTO stated, â€śItâ€™s a good way to teach the children to contribute charity and raising money.â€ť
Mark Ferdenand Baker, 55, of Borger, passed away, Tuesday, November 1, 2011.
A Celebration Of Life will be held at Dakeâ€™s Restaurant in Borger, on Saturday, November 5, at 1:00 p.m. All family and close friends are invited. Cremation is under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Funeral services for Barbara Jean Patak, 76, of Borger will be Monday, November 7, at Fairlanes Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Burwash officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Mrs. Patak died Thursday, November 3 in Amarillo.
Funeral services for Gentry Kent Trahern, 53, will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5, at First Baptist Church in Borger. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Gentry died Wednesday, November 2 in an auto accident near Stinnett.
Tonight the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen Men's Basketball team will tip off the 2011-12 season hosting Lubbock Christian JV at 7:00 p.m. at the BCAC.
First year Plainsmen Head Coach Chris Hackett has already worked hard to change the culture within the program, making the team one the Borger community can proudly support and enjoy on and off the court.
Going for another outright district title
Tonight, the Borger Bulldogs will try to win their second outright District 1-3A title in a row and/or a share of the title for the third year in row against the Perryton Rangers.
A win over Perryton will give Borger the district title outright and extend their district winning game streak to six games, while a loss would lead to the Bulldogs sharing the district title with Perryton and potentially Dalhart.
The Rangers have been an up and down team this season, but have impressive wins over Canadian, Stratford and Pampa.
Thursday evening in Seminole, the Borger Lady Bulldogs defeated the Clint Lady Lions in the 3A Area playoff round by scores of 25-15, 25-23, 25-21.
The Lady Bulldogs have advanced to the 3A Regional Quarterfinals where they will play the winner of Pampa vs. Monahans early next week.
Thomas Joseph Salazar, 23, was given an unsecured bond of $25,000 during his arraignment hearing in Amarillo this afternoon. He will also be placed in the custody of his mother, who lives in Amarillo, and is required to participate in a home confinement program and home detention. He cannot possess drugs, alcohol, weapons, etc., and is restricted to the Amarillo area unless deemed otherwise by a probation officer.
Crockett and Gateway Elementary schools will be honoring our countryâ€™s Veterans on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. It will be held in the Gateway/Crockett cafeteria. A special program will be performed by the students and local Boy Scouts.
All Veterans and their families are invited. If you are a Veteran and plan to attend, please arrive at the cafeteria by 9 a.m. for your special seat
What former Borger businesses do you miss not being around the most?
K-Mart? TG&Y? Revco? Burger King? Taco Villa?
Lets us know what you wish was still around.