April 14th, 2011
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.
After too many close games of coming out on the losing end the past couple of years, the Borger Bulldogs snapped a losing streak to Perryton Rangers that dated back to 2007 by continuing to flex their muscles in hitting four homeruns on their way to a 11-5 win at Huber Park on Tuesday evening.
To say the Bulldog bats have been hot lately could be considered an understatement as the team has sent 13 balls over the fence in their past three district contests.
Over the past two weeks, the Borger Lady Bulldogs have done a good job of playing well in District 1-3A play, winning two of their last three going into yesterday.
The solid play continued as Borger was able to get the big win over the Perryton Rangerettes, 12-6, to improve to 18-15 overall while sitting alone in second place in the District 1-3A standings with a 3-3 mark.
The whole team did a good job at the plate on Tuesday evening that included an inside-the-park homerun by senior Brittany Thomas.
West Texas High sophomore Nathan Forrest finshed in second place overall in the District 7-1A Tournament shooting a two round total of 77-79-156.
The West Texas High boys finished the tournament in third place overall with a team score of 780 finishing behind Canadian, who had two teams take first and second place.
Forrest will next compete in the 1A Region I Tournament in Lubbock starting on Monday.
The Borger ISD board of trustees will be considering action on two new hires during its upcoming meeting this Thursday.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011, in the board conference room of the Borger ISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
The board will consider employment of a new high school principal and a new varsity basketball coach.
(Editorâ€™s Note: With April 10-16 being National Volunteer Week, this is part one of a four-part series about the importance of volunteers in certain organizations throughout the community.)
With this week being designated as National Volunteer Week, there are a variety of local organizations that relay on volunteers to keep their organizations running successfully, a couple of them being the Hutchinson County Museum and Borger Healthcare Center.
Wes Phillips, Director of the Hutchinson County Museum, said, â€śOur volunteers are very critical and we couldnâ€™t make it without them.â€ť