April 19th, 2011
Tressie Lou Ketchum, 83, died peacefully Monday, April 18, 2011, at her home in Borger, lovingly surrounded by all of her children.
Services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Conway Community Church in Panhandle with her son Clyde officiating, and Rev. Leonard Forsythe of Bible Baptist church in Borger assisting. Burial will be at Panhandle Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
On Monday afternoon the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents appointed Dr. Jud Hicks as the collegeâ€™s President at its monthly meeting, making permanent the position Dr. Hicks has held on an interim basis since December.
Dr. Hicks has been with FPC since 2002 and is the second generation of the Hicks family to lead Frank Phillips College. His father Dr. Andy Hicks served as the collegeâ€™s president from 1981 to 1988.
He holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from WTAMU; an M.B.A. in Management from Wayland Baptist University; and an Ed.D. from Texas Tech University.
The Relay For Life for Hutchinson County is now just a few weeks away!
The 10th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hutchinson County will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2011, until 7 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Huber Park in Borger.
According to RFL media chair Judy Allen, committee members and team members are busy making plans for the event. There will be a variety of booths set up by participating teams that will be selling food, drinks, and many other items. Other activities planned include raffles, games, contests, live entertainment, and much more.
There are more than 800 people in the Texas Panhandle Tri-State area who suffer from a disease called MS daily.
People with this wake up ever morning having to inspect their body to make sure everything is properly working.
They are forced to live with one of the most expensive decease that would cost close or well over $70,000 a person each year.
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument have officially posted a ban on smoking and campfires in the parks.
The restrictions were made effective Saturday and will remain in place until decided by the Superintendent.
Park officials feel that â€śthe risk to public safety and structures within park boundaries and neighboring communities from a human-caused fire is great enough that these restrictions are necessary.â€ť
Restrictions that have been put in place are as follows:
While a majority of the economic headlines in recent years have dealt with the loss of jobs and the rising cost in food and energy, the Borger Economic Development Corporationâ€™s Spring Fling Breakfast on Friday morning gave people in the attendance a break from the economic bad news, with several positive reports given from Borger EDC backed projects within the community.
Two appeals to halt the process of demolition of property in town will be on the agenda of the Borger City Council Tuesday.
The council will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
In an era where television shows, movies and music from the 1970â€™s and 1980â€™s is revamped for a new generation, perhaps it would be fitting to call this yearâ€™s version of the Borger Bulldogs the â€śBig Red Machineâ€ť for the way the team continues to hit the ball in District 1-3A play.
For the fourth game in a row, the Bulldogs put on another hitting clinic on Saturday afternoon that included two three-run homers and a two-run homer on their way to getting a 13-3 win over the Pampa Harvesters in five innings.
The third time almost proved to be the charm as the Borger Lady Bulldogs rallied from a 8-1 deficit to take a 9-8 lead over the Pampa Harvesters in the fifth inning of their third meeting of the season.
Unfortunately, Pampa would rally to take the game 15-12 to send Borger to 3-4 in District 1-3A play.
With Dalhartâ€™s loss to Perryton on Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs still sit in second place with a one game lead over Dalhart and Perryton in the district race, with two games to go in the regular season.
Over the weekend the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen kept their hopes of claiming one of the WJCAC playoff spots alive by splitting their four-game series with Midland College.
After dropping both games on Saturday 9-2 and 6-5 in 10 innings, the Plainsmen rebounded to win both games on Sunday, 8-7 and 14-12.
The Plainsmen will next travel to Snyder this weekend for a big series with Western Texas College.