September 8th, 2011
In the first two weeks of the season, the West Texas High Comanches have been one of the most dominant teams in the Texas Panhandle by outscoring their opponents 83-6.
In the win over Shamrock last Friday, the Comanchesâ€™ defense completely shut down the Irish by giving up only had two yards of total offense in the game.
West Texas High Head Coach Keith Hardin has been pleased with the defense, saying, â€śSo far our play on that side of the ball has been outstanding. Our defense line has been dominant and that has allowed our linebackers to make plays.â€ť
On Friday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles travel north to take on the Stratford Elks looking for their first win of the 2011 season.
For the second year in a row, the Eagles find themselves in the middle of one of the toughest non-district schedules in the Texas Panhandle.
Last week in Sunray, the Eagles struggled in the second half in their 47-24 loss to the Bobcats.
Funeral for Helen Clack, 89, Lawton, will be at 1:30 pm Friday, September 9, at Sterling United Methodist Church, Sterling, Oklahoma, with Rev. Michael J. Dye officiating.
Family will greet friends on Thursday between 6:00 and 8:00 pm at the Funeral Home.
Mrs. Clack died Tuesday in a Lawton retirement center.
Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Lawton under the direction of Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Lawton.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Borger United Wesley Methodist Church, Borger, TX on Friday, October 21, 2011, at 2:00 pm.
The honorary chairman for this yearâ€™s HOPE event truly believes anything is possible when one has hope and God on their side.
Shana K. Richardson, who is holding the title this year, said that after two years of not feeling well and knowing something wasnâ€™t right, she finally went to the doctor with her symptoms.
â€śI went for a colonoscopy on Dec. 27, 2006. That was when I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Colon/Rectal Cancer,â€ť she said. â€śI had numerous tests run and they found that the cancer was contained in one area.â€ť
Tommy Lewis, 47, of Stinnett, passed away, Monday, September 5, 2011.
Tommy Lynn Lewis Jr. was born Wednesday, September 11, 1963 in Borger, TX to Tommy and Margie (Yake) Lewis. He was a carpet layer.
He is preceded in death by his father, Tommy Lewis Sr.; his grandmother, Mary Yake and his grandfather Raymond Lewis.
Survivors include his mother, Margie Lewis of Stinnett, TX; his sister, Tammy Young of Stinnett, TX; his nephew, Chad Young of Stinnett, TX; and special friend, Christie Patillo and her two daughters, Brittany and Briana.
With the tenth anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, quickly approaching, a memorial service to be held in Borger is in the works.
The service is being coordinated by the Borger Area Emergency Services Honor Guard with help from the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Borger Complex Honor Guard.
It will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.
Bob Tiffany, who is a member of the Borger Area Emergency Services Honor Guard, said the service will be held at the site in Huber Park where the 9/11 memorial currently in the works will be constructed.
Patriotism is the theme for this yearâ€™s Howdy Neighbor Day in Fritch.
The annual event is set to be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in the Fritch City Park. A parade will kick off this yearâ€™s activities. Beginning at 10 a.m., floats, decorated vehicles, golf carts, wagons, bicycles, cars, and tractors will proceed from the Fritch Post Office area down Broadway to the Fritch City Park.
Back in June, 31 local youth bowlers traveled to Dallas to take part in the state bowling tournament. Several of the bowlers made great showings including five taking first place in their divisions.
Pictured are the first place winners: (Back l to r) Casey Taylor, Camren Witt, Josh Howell (Front l to r) Kaisha Wortham, and Ashley Henderson. Each of the bowlers received a $125 scholarship.
It is time for the Borger youth league to start up again. Sign ups will take place on September 10th from 10:00 a.m.-noon at Wildcatters and the league will start on September 17th at 10:00 a.m.
On Saturday, the 2011 high school and middle school cross country season got underway at Bulldog Stadium with nearly 600 runners taking part in the Borger Invitational.
Over the weekend, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen improved to 6-2 on the season after posting a 3-1 record at the Redlands CC Volleyball Tournament in El Reno, Okla.
On Friday, the Lady Plainsmen opened the tournament defeating Oklahoma Baptist University JV in straight sets 25-16, 26-24, 25-22. In their final match on Friday, the Lady Plainsmen fell to Seminole State 12-25, 22-25, 22-25.