May 18th, 2011
A longtime board member and a new board member were sworn in as trustees during the regular meeting of the Borger ISD board of trustees Tuesday evening.
Robert Bradley, a longtime board member and current vice-president, and Les Sharp, newly elected board member, have officially started their new terms as board members.
The Borger City Council has officially ratified the results of this yearâ€™s general election.
After a canvass of the votes of the election, which was held this past Saturday, a resolution was passed to canvass the returns and declare the results of the election.
Following this action, council members Robert Vinyard, who currently serves as Mayor Pro-Tem, and Jeff Brain, who currently serves as Mayor, were administered the oath of office and the statement of elected officer. The two then presented certificates of election to each other.
Luminarias are now available to purchase for this yearâ€™s Relay For Life, in remembrance of those fighting or lost loved ones from the cause of cancer. All funds from purchases will go towards Luminarias presented in a ceremony that will happen during the relay .
The Relay for Life is set for June 10 and 11 from 7pm-7am at the Huber Park located in Borger. Names in memory of or in honor of are placed on white bags, which will line the Relay For Life track at Huber Park. The Luminaria ceremony will take place at dusk.
Local area student continue to enjoy the fruits of their success in the athletic field and classroom by earning various awards for what they have done this school year.
Fresh off winning the 3A State Mixed-Doubles title with his sister Abbie in Austin last week, Borger High School senior Josh Madden was named to the 3A All-State Academic Tennis Team. J.Madden will graduate as salutatorian from Borger High School.
Wednesday morning, Borger High School junior Abbie Madden was announced as Female Athlete of the Year in Tennis by the Amarillo Globe News.
With school wrapping up in the next two weeks, several of the area coaches are busy making plans for their athletic summer camps to help younger student-athletics learn the basics of various sports.
More athletic camps will be announced throughout the summer from the different local high schools and Frank Phillips College.
The Borger Baseball Summer Camp is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 6th through Thursday, June 9th at Huber Park Baseball Field.
F. A. Lamb, 77, of Bartlesville, Okla.passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 2:00 a.m. in Jane Phillips Medical Center due to complications of Inclusion Body Myositis.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Bartlesville with Dr. Joe Dan Fowler officiating.
Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home. The family will be receiving friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17th at the funeral home.
With May 15-21 being National Police Week, the Borger Police Department has received appreciation from a newly formed organization.
To kick off the week, members of the BPD Blue Rose Association, an association established to help police members and their families in times of need, presented the Borger Police Department with an Honorary Cake of Appreciation.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD said the department would greatly like to thank the members of the BPD Blue Rose Association, particularly Rhonda Roberts - president; Melissa Strope - vice president; and Susan Holland, treasurer.
The top 10s for each of the classes at Borger High School received special honors during the schoolâ€™s academic awards banquet held Monday evening at First United Methodist Church.
The Borger Bulldogs will take on the Lubbock Cooper Pirates in a best of three series this weekend in the 3A Regional Quarterfinals.
All three games will be played at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview with game one starting at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening.
Game two will start at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday followed by game three if necessary.
Monday evening Sanford-Fritch coaches, athletes and family gathered at Dakeâ€™s Restaurant in Borger to look back on the spring semester in Eagles and Lady Eagles athletics.
The coaches spent time talking about the ups and downs their teams faced over the season but credited the student athletes for their continued hard work and dedication to the various programs.
Winning awards on Monday evening were:
Highest Ranking Eagle (GPA)-Derek Lesley
Highest Ranking Lady Eagle (GPA)-Celeste Flood