April 11th, 2011
When winds come, they are certain to wreak havoc. This was certainly the case in Hutchinson County Sunday afternoon.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said some of the wind gusts that blew across the county yesterday were around 65 miles per hour, and there were reports of some gusts being even higher than that. He said the winds appeared to be the southern portion of a major tornado outbreak.
The Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office has the following to report for April 03-09, 2011:
1) A Deputy transported a fugitive from Altus, OK to the Hutchinson County Jail on local charges.
2) Deputies assisted the Carson County Sheriffâ€™s Office with a disturbance on the South end of Deahl Road, Arroyo Verde Addition.
3) Deputies were called to the area of Fritch Drive and Meredith Way, Lake Meredith Harbor Addition, on a report of suspicious activity.
4) Deputies responded to FM 2277 approximately 2 miles South of Highway 207 on a report of suspicious activity.
It looks like the tradition is continuing as strong as ever for St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church! The church held its 56th annual spaghetti dinner Sunday afternoon despite the high winds outside. In addition to a large crowd enjoying the dinner in the churchâ€™s gym, numerous citizens also took advantage of the take-outs that were available. Serving took place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
As part of the April celebration of National Autism Awareness Month, the Frank Phillips College Athletic Department and the Plainsmen Baseball team will do their part in helping to raise awareness and funds for the Autism Society organization on Saturday, April 16th.
During game one of the April 16th Plainsmen doubleheader with Midland College, members of the Frank Phillips College Cheerleading team will be selling refreshments and t-shirts, donated by Rex Young Allstate Insurance and Powerhouse Printing.
Many hours of hard work, planning and accumulating of resources have taken place since local resident Michael Mittelstet approached the Borger City Council with a plan of creating a Disc Course here in Borger.
With the blessing and backing of city officials over the last couple of years, Mittlestet, along with family and friends, local business and several employees within the City of Borger, have created one of the best disc golf courses in West Texas that draws players from miles away to come test their skills on the challenging course.
Friday afternoon the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen made the short trip to Clarendon to take on the Clarendon College Bulldogs for the first two games of the four game WJCAC weekend series.
Unfortunately for the Plainsmen, Fridayâ€™s games went to the Bulldogs as they took both games 11-10 and 19-9.
The Plainsmen return to Borger to take on Midland College this coming Friday and Saturday in two doubleheaders that begin at noon on both days.
The Borger High School Class of 1971 is needing help to locate missing classmates for the 40th Reunion on July 15th & 16th at the Borger Country Club. If you have emails and/or addresses please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Patti (Little) Mittelstet at 806-676-6574.
Dee Dee Ault
Frank Charles Badeen,Jr
Delores (Arrowsmith) Baker
Judiann (Ambrosio) Botkin
Barbara J. Vaden, 79, of Borger, passed away, Thursday, April 7, 2011.
Barbara Joan Scroggins Vaden was born Sunday, November 1, 1931 in Tulsa, OK to Herb and Elizabeth (Long) Scroggins. She married Lawrence Vaden on June 25, 1968 in Clayton, NM. She was a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Lawrence Vaden; her son, Herbert Dale Force; and her sister, Shirley Ileen Scroggins.
The Cities of Fritch, Sanford, and Stinnett saw an increase in their sales tax allocations for the month of April 2011, while Borger saw a decrease.
On Friday, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs sent April sales tax allocations of $279.4 million to Texas cities, up 5.2 percent compared to April 2010. Calendar year-to-date, city sales tax allocations are running 6.7 percent higher than last year. Texas counties will receive sales tax payments of $26.6 million, up 11.1 percent compared to one year ago. Calendar year-to-date, county sales tax allocations are 13.2 percent higher than last year.
Last weekend, the Elks Lodge held its Annual Inaugural Ball to honor citizens in the community.
The Elks hold this every year in April to exchange their old officers for the new and to award citizens who make a difference.
This yearâ€™s Citizen of the Year was Bill Riddle of Riddleâ€™s Welding off of Florida St.
The lodge also awarded Bob Tiffany the Elk of the Year award. Terrye Hooks was named the Officer of the year. The Elks also announced that Steve Slaybaugh is the new Exalted Ruler.