April 30th, 2011
The Borger Bulldogs entered Fridayâ€™s game against the Pampa Harvesters with one mission: Win the district title. After a strong third inning offensively and a solid outing by starting pitcher Hunter Hertel, mission accomplished as Borger won 7-2 Friday in Borger.
This was the fourth time the Bulldogs defeated the Harvesters. Head coach Steve Ribera said thatâ€™s tough for a team to do.
â€śThese kids had a mission for sure to win a district championship,â€ť Ribera said. â€śThey came out and got it done.â€ť
HEREFORD-Making their first playoff appearance in several years, there is no question that there had to be some concern to how nervous the Borger Lady Bulldogs were going to be as they opened the 3A playoffs against the Levelland Loboettes on Friday evening in Hereford.
Fortunately the Lady Bulldogs answered that question by playing a solid game offensively and defensively to leave the field with an 11-5 win and advance to the 3A Area round, where they will take on Andrews next weekend.
The West Texas High Comanches must have been a little ticked off after their loss to Boys Ranch earlier this week, because they put it to the Irish yesterday, 13-0 in five innings. Senior Logan Hoff led the attack with two home runs in the first inning and Big Ty Lay knocked one over in the third. The Tribe batted around in the bottom of the first, sending twelve hitters to the plate. Hoff is the lead off batter and had a full count when he sent his first one over the fence. In fact, the entire Tribe had a great day at the plate.
Friday afternoon the Frank Phillips College left Clarendon with 7-4 and 9-3 wins in WJCAC play.
The two teams finish their four game series on Saturday in Borger.
Shirley Del Mashburn, 78, died Thursday, April 28, 2011 in Amarillo.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m Tuesday in â€śResthaven Gardenâ€ť at Highland Park Cemetery with Rev. Chris Rawlinson, pastor of Gateway Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Mrs. Mashburn was born on May 23, 1932, in Amarillo and had been a Borger resident for 25 years. She was secretary and a member of Gateway Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Mashburn in 1999.
Peggy Joyce Fields, loving wife and devoted mother, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Panhandle.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2011, at Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Earl Burkholder, Pastor officiating. Cremation is under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Let the voting begin!
Early voting is set to start Monday, May 2, 2011, at Borger City Hall, for the Borger City Council and Borger Independent School District Board of Trustees.
The voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Monday, and these hours will run every day through Friday, May 6, 2011. Early voting will also take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 9-10.
The general election will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011. The polling places are as follows:
Precinct 11 â€“ Borger Middle School, 1200 South Florida
Precincts 33 and 42 â€“ Paul Belton Learning Center, 800 North McGee
A Borger native is currently taking a special bike ride to honor breast cancer patients, with one especially dear to her heart in mind: her mother.
With plans to ride and raise $100,000 to honor her mother Martha Vinyard, Michelle Cooper, former Miss Borger 1987 and professional skydiver turned cyclist is riding her bicycle from Phoenix, Ariz. To Borger. The ride began on April 27, and will conclude on May 8. Cooper is hoping to raise funds for breast cancer patients.
Dorothy Lee Guest, 84, died Thursday, April 28, 2011, in Borger.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Minton Memorial Chapel with Rev. Leonard Forsythe, pastor, Bible Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in â€śSunset Gardenâ€ť at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Mrs. Guest was born on Sept. 19, 1926, in Seminole, Okla., and was a Borger resident for 60 years. She married R. C. Guest on October 31, 1951 in Carlsbad, N.M. She was a homemaker and member of Fairlanes Baptist Church.
Borgerâ€™s newest hotel is now officially open for business.
The new Hampton Inn of Borger officially opened on April 19 . It has been almost a year since Harish Patel began construction on the 64-room hotel. The hotel has such features as 32-inch LCD televisions as well as free high-speed internet access.
A â€śSuite Shopâ€ť is available for late night snacks or goodies for the road, along with a fitness center for people wanting to get in a good workout.