October 8th, 2011
Plans are currently in the works for the Borger Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade.
The parade is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 5. Entry forms will be available starting on Nov. 1, at the Chamber of Commerce office, located at 613 North Main in Borger.
All entries will need to be decorated in a holiday motif and is asked to depict the Christmas season.
Beverly Benton, CEO of the Borger Chamber of Commerce, said businesses, clubs, churches, and individuals are invited to take part in this fun way to begin the Christmas season.
The general manager of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority was recently named the recipient of a special award from the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission.
Kent Satterwhite, who serves as the general manager of CRMWA, received the PRPCâ€™s Regional Service Award at the organizationâ€™s annual meeting and banquet, which was held on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room.
(Editorâ€™s Note: In honor of Oct. 2-8 being National 4-H Week, the Hutchinson County 4-H will be running a series of articles throughout this weekâ€™s editions of the Borger News-Herald.)
County Extension agents Kristy Synatschk and Sandra Duke brought a special friend to the Borger Intermediate school on Tuesday, October 4th, to share a message about 4-H.
More than 200 5th graders got to go on a virtual journey as Duke read a special 4-H version of the classic Dr. Seuss book â€śOh, the Places Youâ€™ll Goâ€ť.
Mace Hollis Jones, 88, died Tuesday, October 4, 2011 in Amarillo.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Leonard Forsythe officiating. Interment will follow in the â€śGarden of Loveâ€ť at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Mace was born Aug. 3, 1923, in Soper, Okla., to Jim and Maudie Jones. He was serving in the United States Army during WW II and was a member of Bible Baptist Church.
Bob Coin Thomas, 80, of Fritch died Sept. 29, 2011 at Amarillo.
No services are scheduled. Cremation was by Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Bob was born Feb. 3, 1931 at Paris, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was a heavy equipment operator in the oil industry. He loved to tinker on cars and lawn mowers.
He is survived by sons Roy and wife Karen of Fritch, Bobby Wayne of Gillette, Okla., Tommy Ray of Abilene and Earl Ray of Abilene, daughters, Dory Thomas of Lubbock, Betty Cox of South Carolina, and Debbie Thomas of Lubbock, and nine grandchildren.
Main Street will be abuzz with activity this Friday as the Borger Downtown Merchants host their Moonlight Madness event.
The event will take place on October 7, 2011 from 6 p.m. until midnight.
During this event, there will be a pumpkin carving contest. All entries will be displayed in store windows and voted on by those who attend Moonlight Madness. The winner of the contest will receive a $50 gift certificate that can be spent at one of the participating stores.
After the talk surrounding the state legislature looking into placing Frank Phillips College on the list of community colleges to potentially lose state funding in January, a fair question to ask was, how the negative news would potentially impact the collegeâ€™s enrollment this fall.
During the FPC Board of Regents meeting on September 19th, the college released their head count for the fall semester which showed 839 academic students and 271 career and technical students for a total of 1033.
Back in the 1980s and 1990s, the 5A football district in the Permian Basin area was nicknamed â€śThe Little Southwest Conferenceâ€ť due to the district being loaded with some of the top football programs in Texas.
This year. perhaps District 1-1A Division I needs to be called the â€śSEC Lightâ€ť due to having four of the five teams ranked inthe top 25 of TheOldCoach.com football poll and the fifth team just on the outside looking in.
Through their first two games of District 1-2A Division II play, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles have been able to prove they are a lot better than their 0-4 non-district mark by beating Tulia and getting a big win over Floydada last week.
Against the Whirlwinds, the Eaglesâ€™ offense was clicking on all cylinders racking up 346 yards on the ground while throwing for another 261.
Junior Colton Valle showed why he is considered one of the best running backs in the Texas Panhandle by scoring three touchdowns and rushing for 236 yards.
A certificate of substantial completion for the new Golden Plains Community Hospital has officially been accepted by the Hutchinson County Hospital District Board of Directors.
The certificate was officially signed by Dr. Jock Lee, DVM, Chairman of the HCHD board, during the boardâ€™s regular meeting Monday evening.
Dennis Jack, CEO of GPCH, said the certificate is a document that came with the USDA funding. It is one of the very last documents that needs to be finalized, stating that the elements of the construction contract have been substantially met.