April 12th, 2011
Local officials are doing their part to ensure that local youngsters are properly buckled into their car seats.
The Borger Fire Department will be holding a â€śCar Seat Checkupâ€ť from 1:30pm-4pm on April 19, 2011.
Mike Barter of the Borger EMS said, â€śThis will help people choose a car seat that is required by new laws for children.â€ť
It will also help parents or anyone who drives with a child in the car have a better understanding of how to keep the child safe along with all the doâ€™s and donâ€™ts.
Some things to take in consideration before attending are as follows:
DALHART-While people across the Texas Panhandle were hanging on to their belongings to keep them from blowing away in the high winds, the Borger Lady Bulldogs found a way to hang on and fight for a 14-12 win over the Dalhart Lady Wolves on Saturday afternoon to improve to 2-3 in District 1-3A play and 17-15 overall for the season.
On Saturday afternoon, the Borger Bulldogs put on a hitting clinic up in Dalhart by sending six balls out of the park for homeruns on their way to defeating the Dalhart Golden Wolves 15-4 in District 1-3A action.
Borger senior catcher Brandon Garcia continued showcasing his power at the plate by sending three over the fence along with senior centerfielder Garrett Irwin leaving Dalhart with three homers at the plate as well.
Senior Hunter Hertel got the win on the mound for the Bulldogs.
The West Texas Comanches went into Claude this past Saturday tied with them for second place with a 3-1 District record.
Both teams had losses to Follett, who leads the District. The Comanches got off to an early lead, and had to fight to hold on to it. They got the job done though and came away with a 13-9 win. Now they are alone in second place, ready to knock off Follett when they meet again.
Clarendon College 19 Frank Phillips College 18
Clarendon College 13 Frank Phillips 3
High School Baseball
Bushland 19 Sanford-Fritch 0
Bushlandâ€™s Brett Wilhelm pitched a one hitter against the Eagles in the District 1-2A contest.
Sanford-Fritch goes to 4-11 overall, 0-3 in district play
High School softball
Childress 11 Sanford-Fritch 9
West Texas 21 Claude 1
On Saturday the West Texas High Lady Comanches had no trouble getting the win over Claude, as the team racked up 21 hits in the 21-1 win.
Devin Delapp and Sarah Kelly each had homeruns in the contest.
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.