August 19th, 2011
A Borger High teacher has received one of the highest honors in the Borger Independent School District.
Elizabeth Hernandez-Forrest was named as the recipient of the Root/Gillespie Foundation Award for 2011. She has been teaching in Borger ISD for eleven years. Five of these years were at Borger Middle School and the past six have been at BHS.
This weekend all three Hutchinson County high schools will be a part of the nine team field in the 2011 Sanford-Fritch Volleyball Tournament.
The tournament gets underway Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. with pool play, followed by bracket play starting around 3:30 p.m. and continuing on Saturday at Sanford-Fritch High School.
Pool A will consist of Sanford-Fritch, Borger, Memphis, Perryton and Childress. Pool B will have teams from West Texas High, Amarillo Highland Park, Ft. Elliott and Amarillo Holy Cross.
Myrtle Haner, 88, of Borger, passed away Monday, August 15, 2011.
Myrtle was born Friday, June 22, 1923 to Pearl & Lucy May (Wiley) Haner in Sheridan Lake, CO. Myrtle was a trusted and lasting friend to all she met. In her own way, she would always try to repay a favor multiple times. She was a homemaker and a member of Franklin Street Church of Christ in Borger, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Effie May (Haner) Clements in May 2007 and Faye O. Haner in 1981; and a brother, Glenn W. Haner in 1977.
An exceptionally long life seems almost like a miracle. The life of Teresa (Slavin) Reed of the Potawatomi National tribe is a good example.
On December 6, 2011, Teresa will be 109. Mrs. Reed is originally from Pampa, and Teresa spent most of her life teaching children. She taught in Pampa elementary schools until she retired at age 70.
But, she wasnâ€™t finished, heading to the Southwest to teach on an Indian Reservation. Teresa continued operating a motor vehicle at 103 and lived at home until she was 105, when she was moved to Wheeler Nursing Center.
The Fritch Police Department has a new chief starting work this Monday.
Bobby Lamb, City Manager for Fritch, announced Kirk Coker as the new Chief of Police for the City of Fritch.
Coker will be coming from the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office and resign from his position as Deputy.
Coker will start on Monday August 22, 2011.
Coker will be replacing Terry Cox, who resigned as Chief of Police on July 29, 2011.
Cox worked for the Fritch Police Department for a total of fourteen years.
In past several years the Borger Lady Bulldogs have taken part in a triangular with the Hereford Lady Whitefaces and the Amarillo River Road Wildcats in Amarillo. In the triangular, the Lady Bulldogs historically left Amarillo getting a win over River Road, while having a sense of a moral victory if they were able to play Hereford tough, despite getting the loss in the match.
Last night history changed as the Lady Bulldogs left River Road High School as the â€śQueens of the Triangularâ€ť beating both Hereford and River Road in straight sets due to a great team effort throughout the evening.
The Sanford Fritch Lady Eagles, sporting new black uniforms, came out Tuesday against the Friona Squaws giving everything they could to win. Leading to a hard fought win for the Lady Eagles in five games.
Game one went to Friona due to slow start and serving errors for Sanford-Fritch 17-25.
In game two and three, the Lady Eagles took charge and had great serving from senior Jacy Judd to win both by 25-18 scores.
Game four was a close, back and forth battle, but the Lady Eagles fell to Friona 19-25.
Local department stores and shops are preparing for a crazy weekend on August 19, 20 and 21 - the stateâ€™s annual tax holiday.
Wal-Mart Manager Gary Flecher believes his store is ready for the chaotic weekend.
Fletcher stated, â€śThe Wal-Mart home office ships supplies along with items the local store has ordered including back-to-school items and tons of other items that shoppers can save on.â€ť
Fletcher also stated, â€śWe are doing something a bit different this year. We will hold the store open all night Thursday, and at 12:01 a.m. shoppers can get a jump start on shopping tax free.â€ť
Now is the time to adopt a new furry family member.
The Borger Animal Control constantly receives animals needing good homes. Animal Control Director Betsy Parks stated they are constantly receiving animals at the shelter. Last year, the shelter received 691 dogs and 409 cats. 44 percent of those animals are either sent back to their owners or adopted out, while the other percentage of animals are euthanized.
Adoptability is all determined on whether the shelter has space, the age of the animal, health, and whether the animal is aggressive.
On Monday, Frank Phillips College President Dr. Jud Hicks told the FPC Board of Regents that Kurtis Lay has been hired as the new Plainsmen Baseball Coach.
The head coaching position for the Plainsmen came open in late July after Jared Gaston resigned in order to be closer to his family in Tennessee.
Gaston served as head coach for the Plainsmen just one season, posting a 19-29 overall record and finishing in seventh place in the WJCAC.