October 6th, 2011
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.
Come be a part of the 13th Annual HOPE Golf Scramble taking place this Saturday, October 8th at the Borger Country Club Golf Course.
Sign-ups for the tournament have been extended to Thursday, October 6th until 5:00 p.m.
There will be prizes for the closest to pin, longest drive, and more. One of the prizes includes a silver 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, donated by Country Chevrolet, for a person who hits a hole-in-one.
Teams of four people can enter for an entry fee of $240.00.
All proceeds are used to support cancer research.
On Saturday, the annual Small-Fry Fishing Tournament will be held at the Stilling Basing at Spring Canyon in the Lake Meredith National Recreation Area.
The Small-Fry Fishing Tournament is an annual event which promotes the sport of fishing while encouraging good clean family fun.
This event is a wonderful fun-filled opportunity for families to share in one of the best recreational activities available in the Texas Panhandle.
There is no entrance fee, and youth of all income levels are invited to participate.
Last year over eighty children participated in the tournament.
STINNETT - Kathleen Alice Stokes, 74, of Stinnett died Saturday Oct. 1, 2011, in Borger.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday Oct. 6, 2011, at Stinnett Cemetery with Rev. Bill Sizemore, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be at Stinnett Cemetery under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
On Saturday, October 15th former Pampa Harvesters and former Borger Bulldogs will square off at Bulldogs Stadium for the Pampa vs. Borger Alumni Game.
The Bulldogs will feature Borger High School alumni who graduated as recently as this spring to players who graduated in the late 1980s and early 1990s who just have a love for playing the game of football and representing the Borger community.
In preparation for the game, the Borger team has scheduled a â€śMeet the Alumniâ€ť on Thursday evening where the team will workout under the lights of Bulldog Stadium from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
On Tuesday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs ended the first round of District 1-3A play with a loss to the Perryton Rangerettes in five games 19-25, 25-14, 28-26, 25-27, 6-15.
Perryton snapped a winning streak the Lady Bulldogs enjoyed over the Rangerettes which stretched over the past six years.
Game one of the match was a close back and forth affair until Perryton closed with 5-2 run to pull away for the win,
The West Texas Lady Comanches volleyball team is on a roll. They took down the Lady Dragons from Paducah in three 25-17, 25-13, and 25-18, to remain a perfect 5-0 in District play. They maintained control in the first two sets, even though they briefly trailed in the first. The second was all WT as they led all the way through. They trailed most of the third, once by as much as six points, but tied the score at 11, 12, 13, and 14, before they fell behind again. After tying the score at 17, they took control and won it.