April 15th, 2011
Borger High School will officially have a new principal at the start of the new school year.
After a closed session Thursday evening, the Borger ISD board of trustees voted to approve David S. Tyson of Kerens as the new principal to replace Tony McCarthy. McCarthy will be taking an administrative position within the district.
Tyson will be coming to BHS from his position as principal at Kerens High School in Kerens, where he has served from 2006 until the present time.
(Editor's Note: With April 10-16 being National Volunteer Week, this is part three of a four-part series about the importance of volunteers in certain organizations throughout the community.)
Three local organizations with the goal of helping citizens consider volunteers extremely important to the work that they do.
Frank Phillips College is pleased to introduce Ashley Dyer as its new Volleyball Coach and Developmental Math Instructor.
â€śIâ€™m excited to be at FPC,â€ť Ms. Dyer said. â€śWith its great record and many national appearances, Iâ€™ll be stepping into a good program. I am looking forward to building the program even more. I have high expectations for the years to come.â€ť
After serving the past two seasons as the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmenâ€™s top pitcher, Kiana Levy signed to continue playing softball at the colleigate level at Webber International University located in Babson Park, Fla., outside of Orlando.
Boys team results: 1. Canadian 142 2. West Texas 104 3. Boys Ranch 58 4. Panhandle 54 5. Sunray 48 6. White Deer 45 7. Gruver 34 8. Stratford 31 9. Shamrock 19 10. Hartley 17
Girls team results: 1. Panhandle 134 2. Canadian 80 3. Sunray 70 4. Shamrock 69 5. Wheeler 67 6. West Texas 35 7. Gruver 34 8. Booker 32 9. Stratford 20.5 10. Vega 18
West Texas top six finishers:
First-West Texas 400m boys relay (Terrence Bonds, Alex Ramirez, Jeremy Oâ€™Gorman, Logan Hoff) 43.85; Terrence Bonds, 300m hurdles 41.26; Terrence Bonds, Long Jump 22-05.25
Mildred Irene Tate Duckworth, 84, of Borger, passed away, Tuesday, April 12, 2011.
Mildred (Wickerd) Duckworth was born Tuesday, June 29, 1926 in Eagle Rock, CA to Oliver Henry and Ina Pearl Wickerd. She was a beautician.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Marion Lawrence Tate; her second husband, David R. Duckworth; and her son, Kirk Raymond Tate.
Charlotte Kay Garrett, 60, of Borger, passed away, Wednesday, April 13, 2011.
Charlotte Kay (Benton) Garrett was born Thursday, May 18, 1950, in Borger, to Thomas W. and Almeta (Peden) Benton. She married William Dean Garrett on May 25, 1968, in Stinnett. She was a nurse.
She is preceded in death by her father and her husband.
Those seeking some food, fun, and great sales are invited to come out to the Downtown Merchants Associationâ€™s Moonlight Madness event this Friday.
The event will take place from 6-10 p.m. Friday, April 15.
The event promises fun, refreshments, sales, and a poker run on foot for those who participate.
Several businesses on Main Street will be participating in the eveningâ€™s activities.
Those participating in the Moonlight Madness event are as follows:
â€˘Sugar Rush Old-Fashioned Candy
â€˘Texas Mikeâ€™s Western Wear
â€˘Four Sisters Antiques
(Editorâ€™s Note: With April 10-16 being National Volunteer Week, this is part two of a four-part series about the importance of volunteers in certain organizations throughout the community.)
There are two local non-profit organizations that depend on the help of volunteers in order to continue having an impact in the community.
United Way and HutchCares find having volunteers a very critical part of their non-profit organizations.
Kim Cook, the director for HutchCares, said that the organization â€śwould have nothing if it werenâ€™t for the volunteers.â€ť
Earlier this year Alan Jones, of Fuzzyâ€™s Radiator Service, approached the Borger Economic Development Board to see what kind of assistance the EDC could provide as the company looked into expanding their heat exchanger process at their facilities located on the south side of Borger near Highway 207.
After looking at the project and taking time for discussion on the project, on Tuesday the EDC Board approved an incentive agreement with Fuzzyâ€™s Radiator that will grant the company an investment of $700,000 over a five year period during their regularly scheduled April meeting.