August 4th, 2011
Kenneth Paul McDonald Sr., 75, of Borger, died Monday Aug. 1, 2011, in Borger.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Dale Peirce, Pastor, and Rev. Jimmy Gillmore of Riverview Baptist officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
According to recent weather updates, the month of July was the hottest month for Hutchinson County by far.
Local longtime residents would agree with that statement.
Charles Gillingham of Borger stated, âItâs the hottest itâs been since Iâve been here. I remember we got nine inches of rain one year, and we may not get there this time around.â He continued, âItâs a âremember whenâ type of year that people can tell their grandchildren about.â
A fire was kindled five miles east of Stinnett around 2 p.m. on Monday, August 1, 2011.
Nine fire departments and Amarillo aircrafts responded to the fire at Turkey Track Ranch. Fire fighters were on the scene until around midnight that night.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards states the fire damaged over 3,000 acres of land.
Fire departments did save two structures in the fireâs path. There were no injuries.
The American Red Cross brought food and water to the firefighters on the scene. The cause of the wildfire is still under investigation.
Borger ISD and Sanford-Fritch ISD have received their annual accountability ratings from the Texas Education Agency.
Overall, both districts were rated academically acceptable. One of the base indicators for this rating pertains to the TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) tests taken by students in the district.
The PSPCISD and Spring Creek ISD school districts have received their ratings from the Texas Education Agency.
PSPCISD received an overall rating of recognized from the TEA. This is where students meet 80 percent standard for each subject on the TAKS tests.
West Texas High School received an academically acceptable rating. West Texas Middle School was recognized. West Texas Elementary was rated as Exemplary.
PSPCISD superintendent Bill Wiggins said he was very pleased with the ratings and believes the staff is doing a great job.
Gertrude Hodges passed away Sunday, July 31, 2011 in Fort Worth at the age of 93.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 4, 2011, at the First Southern Baptist Church in Fritch, Texas with interment following at Westlawn Memorial in Borger, Texas. She will lie in state Wednesday August 3 at Minton Chatwell Funeral Home in Fritch. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Otis âO.T.â âHobbyâ Thomas Kirksey was born into this life on April 21, 1930, in Archer County, Texas to Ben and Della Kirksey. He closed his eyes here on earth July 30, 2011 and opened them in heaven.
On Monday, cross country, volleyball and football teams across the state of Texas rang in the new school year by diving into Two-a-Day practices.
The Borger Bulldog football team didnât waste any time holding their first practice, taking to the field at 12:03 a.m. on Monday morning in front of around 200 fans at Bulldog Stadium for Midnight Madness.
Entering the season, the Bulldogs are enjoying the luxury of having good numbers in the program, with 96 players signed up to take to the field, including eight new transfers.
2011 Phillips Golf
Course Club Championship
1st Audie Howard 70-75-145
2nd Aron Graves 74-72-146
3rd Larry Gonzales 72-76-148
4th Adam Klaus 72-78-150
5th Tim Hedrick 77-75-152
6th Warren Burrows 74-83-157
1st Roger Gergory 72-65-137
2nd Danny Holcomb 69-70-139
3rd John Moose 71-68-139
4th Ronna Hopson 71-69-140
5th John Golden 69-72-141
6th Ray Gutierrez 70-72-142
The Stinnett Birthday Celebration is set for next week!
The event, in its 85th year, has a theme of âMardi Gras On The Plains,â and will be held Aug. 8-13.
On Wednesday, Aug. 10, Community Church and an ice cream social will be held starting at 6 p.m.
On Friday, Aug. 12, a community watermelon and hot dog picnic will be held at 6 p.m., and the Booster Club Beach Volleyball Tournament will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Those wishing to participate in the volleyball tournament need to contact Angela Hoff at 898-0825.