Weekend, March 17-18, 2012
Vol. 87, No. 65, 16 pages
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Balloon incident addressed before Borger ISD board She said her son has an autoimmune disease, and the last thing he needs is to have other people’s bodily fluids thrown on him, calling the incident “disgusting”. Cox said she was told by the principal that a Crimestoppers report would be issued pertaining to the incident, but she said this made no sense to her if reports had not been filed. “I was wanting to know if the school was going to handle it, how it was going to be handled, and if there was going to be anything done other than the basic slap on the hand,” she said. She wanted to know what was going to be done, or if she needed to take more decisive action. She said she felt the incident had been handled too nonchalantly, and the principal had appeared too busy to call her back. “I want to know how it’s going to be handled with the fact of them throwing bodily fluids on the students, because it’s a crime,” Cox said. Board president Robert Bradley assured her the district would handle the incident, and it would not be swept under the rug. BISD superintendent Chance Welch said an investigation of the situation is being conducted, and if necessary, appropriate action will be taken. “We have already taken steps to prevent a similar situation during school hours,” he said.
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Today in History 1915 – World War I: Massive naval attack in Battle of Gallipoli. Three battleships are sunk during a failed British and French naval attack on the Dardanelles. 1925 – The TriState Tornado hits the Midwestern states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people. 1937 – The New London School explosion kills three hundred, mostly children. (For more today in history, see page 4A!)
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A water balloon fight at Borger High School the week prior to spring break took an ugly turn for one BHS student. Roper Cox addressed the Borger ISD school board at its recent meeting on her son’s behalf. During the water balloon fight, her son was hit with a balloon filled with urine. She said she wanted to know what the school district was going to do, and would rather see the district handle it than taking it to the police. Cox said she called the high school and was told the principal, David Tyson, would call her back before noon, but her call was not returned. She went up to the school to speak with the principal and was told once she arrived that he would call her back before school was out, but once again her call was not returned. She made a visit to the school administration building to address her concerns. Officials at the school administration building told Cox that the principal would call her back. The principal told her at first that he was not aware of what had taken place, but later admitted he knew what had happened. “He said he had done no reporting of the urine-filled balloons, just the water balloons,” Cox said.
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For Hicks, work is all about making signs Tara Richelle Hopkins Reporter
(Editor’s Note: The Borger News-Herald will be featuring Borger’s City Departments throughout the next several weeks, highlighting the services that the city performs for citizens on a daily basis.) City of Borger employee Rosa Hicks shows off one of the many signs she has made in order to keep the streets and citizens of Borger safe. PHOTO BY DON RICE
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Rosa Hicks, Public Works, produces all city signs for citizen safety and awareness. She has been performing this service for 15 years and counting. Hicks is now the only self-taught Borger resident making all the signs and placing them on streets. She enjoys her job because she gets to get to stay in and go out to make the city brighter, prettier
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and safer. She continued to say, “Some people say some of the funniest things. Once I was painting handicap markings on Main Street. I was asked if I could come and do their swimming pool. I couldn’t even paint, I was laughing.” Since Hicks has worked for the city, she has put out thousands of signs. People call and ask her to make special signs or to
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FPC Board of Regents to cancel 2012 election Rusty Berry Sports Editor
On Monday, March 19th, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents will take action on canceling the 2012 Board of Regents Election. This year the Board of Regents had three full, six year at-large terms and one four-year, unexpired Spring Creek term scheduled to expire in 2012. As of the March 6th deadline for the candidates to file for the 2012 election, the applications received for the open positions were from Jay Campbell, Sandra Hilbert, and
Dr. Shad Goldston for the three at-large terms, and Tonya Moore for the unexpired Spring Creek term. Each of the four applicants are incumbents and are running unopposed, which allows the Board of Regents to cancel the election and declare each unopposed candidate as elected. Other items on the Board’s agenda include a Holocaust Remembrance Proclamation by Katey Kasch and an update on the FPC Nursing program. The FPC Board of Regents meeting is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Board of Regents Meeting Room, located on the second floor of the FPC Library.
Veteran donates painting to Relay For Life raffle A former Marine is donating an original painting to the Relay For Life cause. Nester Hernandez, a former Marine Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp, has donated an original painting, “Walk by Faith,” to be raffled off to benefit Relay for Life of Hutchinson County. Hernandez is a Purple Heart recipient that was wounded in Afghanistan on Oct. 5, 2010. After returning to the United States the following December, he began “putting the paint to the canvas” and continues this therapeutic hobby. Hernandez now devotes all of his time to creating one-of-a-kind custom acrylic artwork pieces, as well as commissioned portraits. To date, he has donated to The Wounded Warriors Program, Cancer Awareness, “Fight For A Cure,” and now is helping to raise funds to fight cancer through the Relay For Life of Hutchinson County
program. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5, and are available from Maggie Peña by calling 806-898-0885. The raffle is part of Peña’s team effort to raise funds for RFL of Hutchinson County and all proceeds from the raffle will benefit the American Cancer Society via RFL. Peña said the drawing for the painting will be held on Saturday, May 6, and the winner will be announced on the RFL of Hutchinson County web site and in local newspapers. The 2012 Relay For Life of Hutchinson County will be held from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9, at Huber Park in Borger. Anyone interested in forming or joining a team for the event is urged to contact team chair Denise Webb at 806-3366475 or via email at neecee35@hotmail. com.
of the season. I was asked to work fulltime here. It was a pure and simple blesscontinued from page 1A ing. I didn’t come looking for that job at all. It was just brought up and it just fell fix a certain sign. Without the public makin place.” Hicks stated. ing her aware, it is hard for her to keep up She enjoys making signs requested with the 2,000 and counting street signs. that she can make and be creative with. “I had no idea I wanted to do this She has made signs for Relay For Life, job. It just came by chance. My husband the band crossing sign on Jefferson came to work here in 1996 as a heavy Street, and signs for Moonlight Madness equipment operator. He was the type that and various other events. made friends really fast. He took a huge Hicks stresses the importance of how pay cut,” Hicks said. “He had been here important street signs are to the public. for a few months and I went to a Christ”Without street signs this would be in mas party and met everyone. We just all havoc,” she said. got along really well. The director asked She continued to say, “[It would be Ronnie, my husband, if maybe I would great] if the kids could get an idea of how be interested in mowing and doing seaimportant the signs are and not mark them sonal work. up or take them. There were some kids “We all got along and became one in California that wanted a stop sign for happy family. I learned stuff. It just so their garage so they took it. Two people happened that the other man who was in died a few hours after the stop sign was here retired and it was just about the end taken. They weren’t from the area and they didn’t B��� ��� B������� know to stop. They got hit by a semi. It’s just not fun. Fun e ral D irec tors , ny and just not something Si m pl e Fu n e r a l s • Si m pl e P r ic e s to play with.” S����� C�������� Any citizens who see a and Memorial Service street sign in need of replacement are asked to call $1995.00 Hicks at 273-0956 and she (806) 355-8156 will take care of it.
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Sifuentes Medical Spa to celebrate grand opening on April 1 Tara Richelle Hopkins Reporter
Sifuentes Medical Spa invites Borger residents to come and get pampered. Sifuentes Medical Spa will have free makeovers given by Colleen Sifuentes and the Chanel makeup artists from Neiman Marcus in Dallas and free massages will be given by Brandy Callahan. A Epicuren Skin Care Rep will be available for skin care consultations, and there will be drawings for free makeovers, massages, and skin care at their grand opening on Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 12 p.m. toll 7 p.m. Dr. Jorge Sifuentes, M.D., P.A. botox/ dermal fillers, is pleased to announce the addition of Sifuentes Medical Spa to his existing practice, Sifuentes Family Medicne, for his patients’ greater well being . Dr. Sifuentes has been providing general medical care for the community of Borger and Hutchinson County for over six years. Dr. Sifuentes received his doctorate of medicine and completed his internship and residency at Texas Tech Center for Family Medicine of Amarillo. Dr. Sifuentes is dedicated to providing his patients with the best services, products education, and highly trained and experienced staff for all their medical and total wellness needs. Sifuentes Medical Spa offers a range of clinical skin care treatments and make-up consultations from Colleen Sifuentes. Colleen Sifuentes, is a CLT, LSO, CASCC, MACP, Advanced Skin Care Rejuvenation Pro Make Up Artistry. Colleen is also an Epicuren® Certified Advanced Skin Care Consultant and is able to provide advanced skin care treatments for a wide range of skin issues such as acne, rosacea, hypo/hyper-pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, sun damaged skin, melasma, age spots, and much more. Colleen is certified in the following areas: CASCC-Certfied Advanced Skin Care Consultant,, MACP – Medically
Dr. Jorge Sifuentes, M.D., P.A.; Colleen Sifuentes, and Brandy Callahan want to invite the public to the grand openAesthetic Chemi- ing of Sifuentes cal Peels, Epi- Medical Spa on curen® Certified April 1. Advanced Skin Care Consultant, Epicuren® Sales and Products, MAC PRO Masters, Pro Makeup Artist, LHR/ LSO, and Pro Beauty Allure Make-up Artist. She has done makeup on various models that will soon be appearing in several magazines. Nationally recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who among Massage Therapy Professionals, Women in Business, and Entrepreneurs, Brandy Callahan is a licensed massage therapy instructor, continuing education provider, and a licensed massage therapist in the state of Texas. With over 2000 hours of continuing education, Brandy has been providing alternative means to total wellness since 2005. Throughout her journey as a therapist, Brandy has received numerous certifications that include; Medical/Orthopedic Massage Therapist, Pre-natal/Pediatric Massage Therapist,Chinese Sports Medicine (Tuina), Chinese Cupping, Acupressure, Hot/Cold Stone Therapy, Aromatherapy/ Raindrop Therapy, Deep Tissue Therapy, and Spa Therapies. Sifuentes Medical Spa is at 713 N. Deahl. For further information or to make an appointment call 274-7057.
Borger Police Report Borger Police Report March 15, 2012 1000 block of North Cedar – report of disturbance 500 block of North Florida – report of theft 600 block of West Third – report of disturbance 700 block of South McGee – report of disorderly conduct 200 block of West Warwick – alarm 500 block of Whittenburg – followup 100 block of Kiekbusch – investigation 1000 block of Bowman – report of disturbance 200 block of Butadieno – followup 500 block of Mississippi – report of disturbance 1400 block of West Wilson – report of traffic accident 300 block of Caliche – welfare check 600 block of Weatherly – report of theft Lee & McGee – report of abandoned vehicle 100 block of West Tenth – report of harassment 100 block of Turner –
report of suspicious vehicle 100 block of North Bryan – report of disturbance 1000 block of South Main – report of vehicle burglary 1000 block of North Florida – report of disorderly conduct 1000 block of South Main – warrant service 700 block of Hobby – report of shots fired 200 block of Union – investigation 700 block of South McGee – warrant service 500 block of North McGee – warrant service 300 block of Brain – warrant service 1000 block of North Main – report of suspicious person 200 block of West Tenth – report of suspicious vehicle Arrests: Tabitha Evette Williams, 26, of Borger, was arrested for possession of marijuana > two ounces <=four ounces. Socorro Armando Perez, 63, of Borger, was arrested for public intoxication. Crystal Jadeen Bassham, 31, of Borger, was arrested for driving while license invalid and possession of marijuana <two ounces. Edgar Adrian Rodriguez, 27, of Borger, was arrested on a warrant.
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Find Out What’s Happening In Hutchinson County Events April 1 Come eat some spaghetti and meatballs at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 201 St. John’s Road. This dinner is the 57th annual Italian meatballs and spaghetti meal St. John’s Catholic Church has offered to the public. The dinner will take place Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 11 to 5 p.m. Adult tickets are $8 and $9 at the door and children are $3 and $4 at the door. Take outs will be available. April 19 Hutchinson County Retired School Personnel Association will meet April 19 at Frank Phillips College. Lunch will be available in the cafeteria at 11:30 and the program will be in the Gallery Room at 12:30. Liz Denton is the program speaker. All retired school employees are invited to attend and take part in the efforts of the group to improve retirees’ benefits, serve our communities by volunteering, and encourage education by awarding scholarships to seniors and books to pre-K four-yearolds in our county schools. April 19-21 Hutchinson County Friends of the Library are holding the Spring Book Sale on April 19-21. Hours are Thursday, 2:007:00, Friday 10:00-5:00, Saturday 10:00-2:00. Prices are: adult hardbacks fifty cents, children’s hardbacks twenty-five cents, all paperbacks two for twentyfive cents, gift books twentyfive cents. Types of books include fiction, biography, religion, classics, and cookbooks. Special sections feature Christmas and craft books. April 21 The West Texas Comanches Special Olympics team will be holding their 2nd annual track meet on April 21, 2012 at 9 a.m. at the West Texas High Field House in Stinnett. If
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Anon group for family and friends of alcoholics will meet at 6 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Borger, 200 South Bryan. Participants need to enter through the lower level through the west door. For more information, call Brenda at 806-3822449 or Paula at 806-2736017. Monday & Tuesday The Borger Duplicate Bridge Club meets at the Opportunities Center from 1-5 p.m.
The Borger Creative Arts Club meets at 931 Illinois, the little red house across from the Opportunities Center. All artists and crafters are welcome. The club meets starting at 9 a.m. For more information, call 8860299.
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Davis in Sanford at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Call 857-2267 for information. Borger Noon Lions Club meets at noon wednesday at the Girl Scout Little House, 119 N. McGee, for lunch and a program. Bible study on the book of Revelation at Central Baptist Church. All are welcome to join in study of the book about the end times. They meet at 6:30 pm. at 315 W 10th St. For more information call Pastor Rick at 273-9942 or email at email@example.com.
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June 16-17 First Baptist Church of White Deer is currently making plans to celebrate its 100th anniversary with a homecoming event scheduled for June 16-17, 2012. By previous arrangement, eighteen local residents met together on Sunday, June 16, 1912, for the purpose of organizing a Baptist Church. Although they did not have their own building to congregate in, the Presbyterian Church in White Deer graciously allowed the group to meet in their facility, part-time, for several years. A building project was begun in November 1919 and the new church building was completed in May 1920. That building has been designated a Texas Historical Landmark by the Texas Historical Commission; and the Historical Marker will be dedicated at the 100th Anniversary celebration. We invite all current and former members, as well as the entire community to mark this important date on your calendar and make plans to join us for this momentous occasion. For more information, please call 806 883-4521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moms In Touch International meets each Wednesday that school is in session to pray for our children, school staff, and school events. MITI meets at Faith Covenant Church at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call Angela at 898-6697.
(Annual Chamber Banquet) The Alibates Creek Indian Dancers meet at 7 p.m. at TrinityLutheran church, 212 West Jefferson. New dancers are welcome. Anyone interested in obtaining additional information can call 274-3239.
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Tuesdays & wednesdays Borger Gymnastics is holding classes. The program accepts students potty trained and up. Call Shawna Williams at 8576434 or 898-0120.
Each tuesday, friday, saturday, & sunday Alcoholics Anonymous meet at Airport Road in Borger. Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 8 p.m. For information, call 273-5001.
Sanford Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 301 E.
Each wednesday The Borger Area Ministerial Fellowship meets at 8 am in the Board Room of Golden Plains General Hospital for prayer
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Each monday Prayer for the Nation will be held from 12-1 p.m. in the chapel of First Baptist Church, 100 S. Hedgecoke in Borger. The chapel entrance is on Adams Street. All believers are invited to come and pray for our nation. For more information, call 2735621 or 857-3947.
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SECOND & FOURTH TUESDAYS There is a community prayer ministry open to anyone who wishes to attend. The meetings rotate from church to church. On March 13, the ministry will meet at Eternal Light Church, 822 North Weatherly, Borger. On March 27, the ministry will meet at That 1 Place Youth Center, 203 East Broadway, Fritch. Each meeting begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call 857-3975.
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Today in history March 18 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 288 days remaining until the end of the year. 1766 – American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act. 1850 – American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo. 1865 – American Civil War: The Congress of the Confederate States adjourns for the last time. 1874 – Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights. 1893 – Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada; originally presented to amateur champions, the Stanley Cup has been awarded to the top pro team since 1910, and since 1926, only to National Hockey League teams. 1915 – World War I: Massive naval attack in Battle of Gallipoli. Three battleships are sunk during a failed British and French naval attack on the Dardanelles. 1925 – The Tri-State Tornado hits the Midwestern states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people. 1937 – The New London School explosion kills three hundred, mostly children. 1942 – The War Relocation Authority is established in the United States to take Japanese Americans into custody. 1945 – World War II: 1,250 American bombers attack Berlin. 1959 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law allowing for Hawaiian statehood, which would become official on August 21. 1968 – Gold standard: The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency. 1969 – The United States begins secretly bombing the Sihanouk Trail in Cambodia, used by communist forces to infiltrate South Vietnam. 1974 – Oil embargo crisis: Most OPEC nations end a five-month oil embargo against the United
States, Europe and Japan. 1990 – In the largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $300 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. 2002 – U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities. 2003 – FBI agents raid the corporate headquarters of HealthSouth Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama on suspicion of massive corporate fraud led by the company’s top executives. Birthdays: 1943 – Kevin Dobson, American actor 1945 – Michael Reagan, American radio host; adopted son of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman 1947 – Heather Ryan, American model 1948 – Lockwood Phillips, American radio host 1950 – James Conlon, American conductor (Los Angeles Opera) 1950 – Brad Dourif, American actor 1950 – John Hartman, American drummer (Doobie Brothers) 1951 – Ben Cohen, American ice cream maker 1951 – Bill Frisell, American jazz musician 1952 – Will Durst, American political satirist 1955 – Francis G. Slay, American politician 1959 – Irene Cara, American singer and actress 1961 – Grant Hart, American musician (Hüsker Dü) 1961 – Todd Nelson, American tennis player 1962 – Irene Cara, American singer and actress 1962 – Brian Fisher, American baseball player 1962 – Thomas Ian Griffith, American actor 1962 – James McMurtry, American folk singer and songwriter 1962 – Mike Rowe, American television personality 1963 – Vanessa L. Williams, American beauty queen, actress, and singer 1964 – Bonnie Blair, American speed skater
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The Least of These… I have a strong notion that most Americans have deep-down desires to fulfill the Biblical admonition to voluntarily take care of the poor. It’s a conviction painted with a broad brush, with no attempt to define “poor,” which requires an even broader brush. During the Great Depression, most people were “poor”--and unaware of it at the time. They got through it by taking the high road, smiling through scarcities. They were “too poor to paint and too proud to whitewash.” Some claimed being “too poor to buy cheap,” convinced that items bought needed to be good enough to last a long time. Another said, “I was born with nothing and still have most of it.”… ***** It is gratifying to note that churches, civic clubs and other humanitarian groups tackle ever-growing challenges of poverty. Remarkably, progress continues despite a poor economic climate. Aren’t you glad that Mother Teresa remained committed to her pilgrimage of serving others until her life was spent? She trudged on, despite miserable economic conditions in India. Arlington, TX, citizens salute their own modernday Mother Teresa in Tillie Burgin. This saintly figure gives virtually all of her waking hours--and probably her short hours of slumber as well-- to her
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beloved Mission Arlington, a model charitable outreach to the community. In addition to serving thousands of daily beneficiaries, the project is a beacon to a vast number of other churches and agencies. The reps show up, pads in hands, to learn the “nuts and bolts” of the ministry. Some visit to see if Tillie really can get blood from turnips…. ***** Some folks hone their skills of giving over lifetimes. Warren Buffett, the “oracle of Omaha” long known for his investment wizardry, has decreed that more than half of his multi-billion-dollar estate will accrue to charitable causes. The late R. G. LeTourneau was likewise “others centered.” Credited with almost 300 inventions, he was called a “mover of men and mountains.” The industrialist’s machines accounted for some three-fourths of the earthmoving equipment used during World War II. He and wife Evelyn tithed in reverse, living on 10% of their income and funneling 90% to others. They founded what is now LeTourneau University in
Longview, TX, providing majority funding during its early decades. Dr. Dale A. Lunsford, president, continues to hear endearing accounts of the founders’ generosity. He said an oldtimer reminded him recently of the LeTourneaus’ visit to his out-of-state church a half-century ago. The philanthropist challenged the congregation to participate in the church’s capital campaign, and before leaving town, quietly left a sizeable check to help out…. ***** I think of generous folks’ giving patterns when candidates for public office make their financial disclosures. Most “telling” to me is their commitment to charity—or lack of same—to churches and/or other worthy groups. When percentages are anemic, such candidates seem more accustomed to self-serving rather than others-serving. One current congressional candidate has made charitable gifts totaling 1% over the past five years. The 1% figure is lodged in my mind…. ***** I applaud older folks for their giving records. Fund-raisers tell us that this group sets the pace in charitable giving. A good example is Ebby Halliday, a 101-year-old Dallas businesswoman associated with a myriad of great causes. Dallas ISD recently dedicated a new elemen-
tary school named in her honor. And she was present to take a bow…. ***** Such a giving spirit may indeed add years to our life and life to our years. For many decades, this gracious lady has well understood that the old adage about “giving ‘til it hurts” is all wrong. One should “give ‘til it feels good!” That’s a powerful suggestion. One “scrooge-like” man, the story goes, appeared at the pearly gates, sad that his charitable giving record had been worse than miserable. “Didn’t you give any money to anything?” St. Peter asked…. ***** “I did give 25 cents to the Salvation Army one time.” The angel Gabriel, thumbing through the man’s book of life, found the entry, along with another 25 cents to “unplanned” parenthood, and still another gift of 25 cents to United Way. That was it. “Well, 75 cents is more than nothing, but not much more,” St. Peter said as he turned toward Gabriel. “What would you do?” he asked. Gabriel was ready: “I’d give him back his six bits and send him south.”… ***** Dr. Newbury is a speaker in the Metroplex. Inquiries/comments to: newbury@speakerdoc. com. Phone: 817-4473872. Web site: www. speakerdoc.com.
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Give Your Portfolio a “Spring Cleaning” As an investor, what are your goals? You can probably think of quite a few — but over the course of your lifetime, your objectives typically will fall into five key categories. And once you’re familiar with these areas, you can start thinking of what they’ll mean to you in terms of your financial and investment strategies. So, let’s take a look at each of these areas and see what they might entail for you: Preparing for retirement — With advances in health care and a greater awareness of healthy living practices, many of us can expect to live two or three decades in an active retirement. To pay for all those years, you’ll need to save and invest early and of-
Gary Schneck, Scott Mills, Beverly Creacy, and Brock Sherwood BORGER EDWARD JONES FINANCIAL ADVISORS ten. So, while you’re working, take full advantage of your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan, as well as contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA. After understanding your desired retirement lifestyle, your financial advisor can help you determine how, and how much, to save to provide for your income in retirement. Planning for the unexpected — You can’t see into the future, so you’ll need to prepare for any-
thing that comes your way. By building an emergency fund containing six to 12 months’ worth of living expenses, you can possibly avoid dipping into your long-term investments to pay for things such as a new furnace or a major car repair. And planning for the unexpected also means having sufficient life insurance to provide for your family in case anything happens to you. Educating your children — College is already
expensive — and college expenses have been rising faster than the overall rate of inflation. If you want to help your children, or grandchildren, pay for school, you may want to invest in a college savings vehicle, such as the 529 plan. You can contribute large amounts to a 529 plan, and earnings have the opportunity to grow tax-free, provided withdrawals are used for higher education. (Withdrawals not used for education are subject to income taxes and a 10 percent penalty.)
Living in retirement — Once you reach retirement, your investment emphasis will shift somewhat, from accumulating resources to making them last. By working with a financial advisor, you can develop a withdrawal strategy that can help make sure you don’t outlive the income you receive from your 401(k), IRA and other sources. At the same time, given the possible length of your retirement, you can’t ignore the need to invest for growth, so you may need to consider some growth-oriented vehicles in your portfolio to help your income keep pace with inflation. Transferring your wealth — When you’ve worked hard your whole life, you want to be able to leave a
legacy — one that allows you to provide financial resources to the next generation and to those charitable organizations you may wish to support. So, when it’s time to think about transferring your wealth, you’ll want to consult with your financial and legal advisors to create an estate plan that’s appropriate for your needs. And because these plans can take significant time to create, you won’t want to wait too long to start. So, there you have them: five key financial areas on which to focus as you travel through life. By doing your homework, planning ahead and getting the help you need, you can make the journey a pleasant and productive one.
Planning a Move? Avoid These Pitfalls Following a few simple rules when selecting a mover will go a long way toward protecting yourself from being victimized by scams this moving season. Better Business Bureau and American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) recommend doing your homework before selecting a mover. Every year BBB and AMSA receive thousands of complaints from consumers who have fallen prey to dishonest and often unlicensed moving companies. In a too-frequent, worst-case scenario, the moving company holds the customer’s belongings “hostage” and requires potentially thousands of dollars to unload the van. As we approach the busiest time of the year for changing residences, BBB encourages consumers to know their rights… and the red flags of moving scams. Anyone can setup shop
and call themselves a moving company so it’s just sound business practice to check on a company before agreeing to use them. “It is so easy to check on a company,” said Janna Kiehl, BBB CEO. “And when you are about to trust a company with all of your personal belongings, it’s very wise to check. “It’s easier, faster and less hassle to use the free inquiry services of the BBB before you buy than it is to call on our dispute resolution services after you’ve had problems,” said Kiehl. BBB and AMSA offer the following checklist for finding a trustworthy moving company: Research the company thoroughly. While state regulations vary, all interstate movers must, at minimum, be licensed by the federal government and are assigned a motor carrier
number you can verify on FMCSA’s website, www. protectyourmove.gov. Also check the company’s rating with the BBB, which maintains more than 17,000 Business Reviews on movers across North America. Get at least three written in-home estimates. Not all price-quotes online or over the phone are legitimate. Keep in mind that the lowest estimate can sometimes be an unrealistic low-ball offer, which can cost you more in the end. Know your rights. Research your rights as a consumer with either FMCSA for interstate moves or the state in which you reside for moves within that state. Also, enlist the help of BBB or local law enforcement if the moving company fails to live up to its promises or threatens to hold your belong-
ings hostage. FMCSA requires interstate movers to offer arbitration to help settle disputed claims. Consider getting full value protection. It may cost a few dollars more up front, but it can provide some peace of mind and eliminate
a headache after your move. Investing in full (replacement) value protection means any lost or damaged articles will be repaired or replaced, or a cash settlement will be made to repair the item or to replace it at its current market value, regardless of age. It’s important to note
that the required minimum coverage of 60 cents per pound would not cover the replacement cost, for example, of a flat panel TV if damaged in transit. For more consumer news you can trust and to check out a mover near you, visit www.bbb.org and AMSA’s www.moving.org.
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Names in the News SPC Ryan French graduated from Borger High in 1995. He joined the Army Infantry June 9, 1995. After graduating basic and the Infantry AIT, he went straight to Airborne school where he graduated three weeks later on October 6th, 1995. He was assigned to the Old Guard 3rd US Infantry “The Official Escort To The President” in Fort Myer, Va. Ryan was a member of the 8 Man Full Honor Casket Team in Arlington National Cemetery. Ryan went on to Air Assault School and graduated Oct. 4, 1996, graduated Combat Lifesaver sometime in 1996 and earned his Expert Infantryman’s Badge March 24, 1999. He received an Honorable discharge and got out in Oct. 10, 1999. Ryan went on to serve in the Army Reserve in Amarillo for two more years and then did nine years in oilfield and two years as a Fireman. He joined Army again Jan. 3, 2011 as a Combat Medic, with basic training again at Ft. Benning, Ga. He graduated medic school March 21, 2011 at Ft. Sam Houston San Antonio and was stationed with the 21st Cavalry at Ft. Hood, Texas. Ryan is currently attached to the 306th Military Intelligence unit as their medic. He has always fired Expert with the M-16 and the M-9 and maxed all of his PT test. I’m in the primary zone to get my SGT rank. He will be leaving for Bagram, Afghanistan for a year long deployment on or around May 4, 2012.
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Opportunities, Inc. Activities and Menus for March 19-23 Opportunities, Inc. Activities Tuesday – beef taco bake or Monday – Borger Duplicate Bridge – 1-5 p.m.; dominoes – pork roast with gravy, Spanish rice, cauliflower, or pinto beans, anytime; pool – anytime. tossed salad with dressing, counTuesday –Letter carrier meet- try crisp apple, whole wheat roll ing - 5:30 p.m.; ; Borger Dupli- with margarine, low fat milk. cate Bridge – 1-5 p.m.; dominoes Wednesday –chicken fried – anytime; pool – anytime steak with country gravy or salmon Wednesday – Accolade home patties, mashed potatoes, stewed health care - 11 a.m. to 12 noon; okra, or seasoned corn, English Opp. board meeting - 12 noon; pea salad , Pumpkin squares, Wednesday ladies bridge - 1 p.m. whole wheat roll with margarine to 5 p.m.; Art Class – 9-11:30 or corn bread, low fat milk. a.m.; dominoes – anytime; pool Thursday –rigatoni with meat – anytime; sauce or hamburger steak with Thursday – dominoes – any- brown gravy, seasoned lima beans, time; pool – anytime; Interim carrots or asparagus, tossed salad Home Health 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with dressing, mandarin oranges with whipped topping, garlic Friday – dominoes – anytime; bread, whole wheat roll with margarine, low fat milk. pool – anytime Opportunities, Inc. Menus Monday –BBQ chicken filet or polish sausage with cabbage, baked potato with sour cream, mixed vegetable, or pasta with cheese, fiesta corn salad, mandarin oranges, whole wheat roll with margarine, low fat milk.
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March 23 Taco burger Ranch style beans Tossed green salad Orange quarters Milk variety
Breakfast March 19 Breakfast pizza Pineapple tidbits Milk variety March 20 Cinnamon texas toast Applesauce Milk variety March 21 Sausage bagel Fruit cocktail Milk variety March 22 Cereal variety/wtoast Banana Milk variety March 23 Pancake on a stick Orange juice Milk variety
Lunch March 19 Bbq chicken Texas toast Steamed broccoli Chilled peaches Milk variety March 20 Steak fingers Hot rolls Sunshine carrots Chilled pears Milk variety March 21 Hot dog Potato wedges Baked beans Cinnamon applesauce Milk variety March 22 Cheese pizza Seasoned green beans Red grapes Milk variety
Borger Elementary (1st-4th) Breakfast March 19 Cereal variety/ wtoast/or Griddle cake sandwich Fruit juice variety or Fruit cocktail Milk variety March 20 Cereal variety/ wtoast/or Cinnamon tastries Fruit juice variety or Chilled pears Milk variety March 21 Cereal variety /wtoast/or Breakfast round Fruit juice variety or Applesauce Milk variety March 22 Cereal variety/ wtoast/or Pb toast Fruit juice variety or Banana Milk variety March 23 Cereal variety /wtoast/or Breakfast pizza Fruit juice variety or Pineapple tidbits Milk variety
Lunch March 19 Chicken fried steak Breaded chicken patty Hot rolls Whipped sweet potatoes Pineapple tidbits Milk variety March 20 Pbj,uncrustable Grilled cheese sandwich Chicken noodle soup Carrot coins Strawberry cup Milk variety March 21 Grilled chicken sandwich Rib b que on bun Ranch style beans Tossed green salad Banana Milk variety March 22 Hamburger Spaghetti & meat sauce Garlic bread Seasoned green beans Apricots Milk variety March 23 Crispy tacos Burrito Spanish rice Seasoned corn Tropical fruit Milk variety
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Investing in a Low Interest Rate Environment Low interest rates create a dilemma. Do you accept a low return because you feel you must protect your principal? Or do you take on greater investment risk in order to try for a higher return? Here are some factors to consider when trying to balance those two concerns. Consider CDs
When yields on Treasury bonds began dropping, many investors were attracted to bank certificates of deposit (CDs). However, interest rates won’t stay low forever; at some point you may want access to your money before a CD matures. One way to potentially achieve higher rates while retaining some flexibility is to ladder CDs. Laddering involves investing in CDs with varying maturity dates. As the shorter-term CDs mature, the proceeds can be reinvested in one with a longer term, which may have a higher rate. Over time, laddering may provide both the higher rates typically offered by longer-term CDs, and the ability to adjust as rates change. For example, let’s say Harriet Hypothetical wants to invest $60,000 in CDs. She might put $20,000
in a one-year CD that pays 0.5%, another $20,000 in a threeyear CD that pays 1.25%, and the final $20,000 in a five-year CD that pays 1.75%. When the one-year CD matures, she reinvests that money in another fiveyear CD. When her three-year CD matures, she reinvests it in still another five-year CD. At that point, funds from a maturing CD will be available every year or two, but will earn the higher five-year rate. If rates are lower when a CD matures, she has the option of investing elsewhere. Pay attention to costs Low returns magnify the impact of high investing expenses and taxes. Let’s say a mutual fund has an expense ratio of 1.00, meaning that 1% of its net asset value each year is used to pay operating expenses such as management and marketing fees. That 1% represents a much bigger bite out of your return when the fund is earning 3% than it does if a fund is earning 10%. At the higher number, you’re losing only about 10% of your return; at
Stephen Horst and Diana Jack AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL ADVISORS 3%, almost a third of your return goes to expenses. If you prefer individual stocks, keep an eye on trading costs. Note: Before investing in a mutual fund, carefully consider its fees and expenses as well as its investment objective and risks, which can be found in the prospectus available from the fund. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. Think about your real return Low interest rates may not be quite as problematic as they seem. Even if you’re earning a low interest rate, your real return might not suffer too much if inflation is also low. Real return represents what your money earns once inflation is taken into account. With an annual inflation rate of 2.6%--the average over the past 20 years based on the Consumer Price Index--a bond that pays 3.5% would produce the same real return as a bond that pays 4.5% when inflation is 3.6% a year.
Compare interest rate and yield spreads In general, long-term bonds pay a higher interest rate than bonds with a shorter term. However, the difference between long-term and short-term rates can change as investors assess changing economic conditions. For example, when it seems likely that interest rates will rise in the near future, investors often are reluctant to tie up their money in longer-dated maturities and gravitate to short-term debt. As short-term demand rises, the difference between the interest rates paid by different maturities can also increase. The yields of various types of bonds can also change relative to one another. For example, when demand pushed U.S. Treasury yields to new lows in 2011, it widened the gap between Treasuries and corporate bonds. Such differences can create opportunities in one type of bond versus another.
Note: Don’t stop at yield. If you’re tempted to seek a higher return, don’t forget that yield alone should not be your only criterion. In reaching for additional yield, you may be taking on additional risk. Also, if and when interest rates rise, the change may affect a bond’s market value unless held to maturity. Don’t hesitate to get expert help to assess whether you can increase your return without taking on more risk than you can afford. Consider small changes Your portfolio may not need a complete remake to seek a higher return. For example, if you’re in Treasuries, you could move a portion of that money to municipal bonds. That might involve greater risk of default, but net returns might be boosted by the munis’ exemption from federal income tax. Or a portion of your stock allocation could be shifted to dividend-oriented stocks, exchangetraded funds, or preferred stock.
Look for buying or selling opportunities Interest rates also can be used to help evaluate equities. Some analysts like to determine the relative value of the stock market using the so-called Fed market valuation model. (Though it is not officially endorsed by the Federal Reserve Board, this method seems to have evolved based on a 1997 Fed report.) The model compares the earnings yield on the S&P 500 to the 10-year Treasury bond’s yield. If the S&P’s yield is higher, the market is considered undervalued. However, this is only one of many valuation models and should not be the sole factor in an investing decision. ### This information is provided for informational purposes only. The information is intended to be generic in nature and should not be applied or relied upon in any particular situation without the advice of your tax, legal and/or your financial advisor. Neither Ameriprise Financial nor its advisors or representatives provide tax or legal advice. The views expressed may not be suitable for every situation. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC.
Savings fund set up for children of Amie Kuykendall A benefit savings fund has been established for the children of Amie Kuykendall, a Borger native who was killed in Dumas on January 14, 2012. The children are seven-year-old Brayden, two-year-old Peyton, and Katelyn, who is eighteen months old. To contribute to this savings fund, please contact any local branch of Amarillo National Bank, or call the main branch of Amarillo National Bank at 378-8000.
ONE ENERGY COMPANY DEDICATED TO SAFETY...SMART DIGGING MEANS CALLING 811 BEFORE EACH JOB. Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, property owners often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked, but every digging job requires a call – even small projects like planting trees and shrubs. Digging without calling can disrupt service to an entire neighborhood, harm you and those around you and potentially result in expensive fines and repair costs. Calling 811 before every digging job gets your underground utility lines marked for FREE and helps prevent undesired consequences. Once you’ve made the smart call to 811 and waited for your underground utility lines to be marked, you are now officially ready to dig. Don’t forget that with time, erosion or root structure growth may shift the locations of your utility lines, so remember to call 811 again, each and every time you are planning a digging job. Visit call811.com for more information about 811 and the call-before-you-dig process. ONEOK supports April as National Safe Digging Month.
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ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE: OKE) is a diversified energy company. We are the general partner and own 43.4 percent of ONEOK Partners, L.P. (NYSE: OKS), one of the largest publicly traded master limited partnerships, which is a leader in the gathering, processing, storage and transportation of natural gas in the U.S. and owns one of the nation’s premier natural gas liquids (NGL) systems, connecting NGL supply in the Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain regions with key market centers. ONEOK is among the largest natural gas distributors in the United States, serving more than 2 million customers in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. Our energy services operation focuses primarily on marketing natural gas and related services throughout the U.S. ONEOK is a FORTUNE 500 company and is included in Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Stock Index. In 2007, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implemented 811 as the national three-digit number for “Call Before You Dig.” With this new process in place, many One-Call Centers across the U.S. began to rebrand themselves with their state name followed by 811. This helped excavators living sear state lines confirm they were talking to the One-Call Center in their state, as well as for excavators calling from out of state. Texas 811 is still staffed by the employees of Texas Excavation Safety System, and you can expect the same service you are accustomed to, simply with a new logo © 2012 better suited for the future.
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PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- One of your very best assets is the ability to see value in things that others totally overlook. Keep an eye peeled for these kinds of opportunities. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Get your duties out of the way as early as possible, because you are going to want some time to have a little fun with your friends as well. You deserve it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The trends and tides of time will start shifting in a favorable direction, making it possible for you to achieve a huge objective that you never thought would be possible. GEMINI (May 21June 20) -- If possible, avoid involvements with friends who are too deeply immersed in tradition. There’s nothing wrong with it, but your benefits will come through more progressive interests. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Don’t discount a unique idea that dominates your thinking just because it happens to be a departure from your usual conceptions. Being different can be good at times. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Listen attentively when others speak, whether or not you consider the orator to be smart. Valuable information or a brilliant idea could come from someone whom you’d least expect. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Don’t be hesitant to experiment with a new procedure or technique involving your work or an independent project. What you develop might be a time-saver and could increase productivity. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- While your associates are trying to articulate the problem, you’ll have effectively analyzed the issue and already come up with the answer. Don’t wait for them -- move ahead on your own. SCORPIO (Oct. 24Nov. 22) -- It’s a good thing that you’ll be resourceful enough to squeeze things in under the wire, because you’re inclined to let important duties go until the last minute. Don’t make it a habit. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Try to keep your schedule as flexible as possible, because there is a strong possibility that an enticing situation will manifest itself. Find time for fun as well. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19) -- When it comes to anything financial, both chance and circumstances are likely to favor you. Something opportune is in the making, and you should be a part of it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 19) -- Because associates have considerable respect for your judgment, they are likely to support an endeavor that you’re developing. Take help where you find it.
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Passover and Seder Dinner to be held at Wesley UMC COMMUNITY INVITED TO A PASSOVER AND SEDER DINNER HOSTED BY WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1202 VALLEY DRIVE WHEN: Wednesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. (with a complete Seder supper). Please arrive by 6 p.m. so we can begin the Seder promptly at 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Wesley United Methodist Church, 1202 Valley Drive (at Cedar), parking in the rear, 274-6397, Office Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This service is in conjunction with: First United Methodist Church, 200 N. McGee, 273-7583, Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 100 Amaryllis (off Hwy 136), 273-9702, Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. HOW: Traditional Messianic Pesach Seder (Passover Service) with a full BiblicallyKosher type meal (buffet style) and a worshipful celebration presented by Adot Adonai, a Messianic congregation in Amarillo. Rabbi Mark Ensign will preside. BRING: Food items selected from a restricted Biblically kosher menu. (Suggestions below.) Please do not bring any pork, ham, bacon or shellfish or baked products with yeast leavening. Wesley United Methodist Church will provide water, tea, coffee, plates, and utensils and the Pesach Seder plate items and grape juice. Recipes may be obtained from any of the Methodist Church offices or on the Internet. Search under Kosher, Pesach, Passover, or Seder recipes. RESERVATIONS: Reservations will be accepted on a first-come-first served basis upon receipt of the commitment form below. Please hand deliver the form to any of the Methodist church offices listed above by Friday, March 23. Phone reservations are NOT being accepted. Please note: You are committing (not merely a wish) to attend with the number of persons you indicate and for the contribution of food items you select. Reservations for ALL children under 12 MUST be received by March 23 in order for the church to hire the required nursery workers. Biblically Kosher Menu Appetizers – Gefilte Fish (commercial) – Chicken Soup & Matzoh Balls (Knaidlach) – Charoset – Beef Borscht Soup Salad – Green salad, tossed or other
Main – Roast Lamb – Roast Chicken – Roast Turkey Matzoh Farfel – Matzoh Stuffing Carrot and Sweet Potato Tzimmes Vegetables – green beans – broccoli – brussel sprouts – peas – other Other – Passover Blintzes – Cheese or meat fillings Matzoh Kugel with cheese – Matzoh Meal Muffins Desserts – Passover Nut Cake – Almond Macaroons – 12 Egg Sponge Cake Drinks – Coffee, tea, and water
PASSOVER SERVICE AND SEDER DINNER ATTENDANCE COMMITMENT Printed names of all attending____________________________ ____________________________________________________ Mailing Address_______________________________________ Phone___________________ Email_____________________ Total number attending - Adults_____ Children under 12______ Please list the food items from the menu above that you will be bringing____________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ Please deliver this form to any Borger Methodist Church office by Friday, March 23 in order to confirm your attendance. Thank you. We look forward to sharing this special celebration with you. It will be a very interesting learning experience.
Hutchinson County Cares, Inc. doing giveaway for Harley Davidson Road King Motorcycle Hutchinson County Cares, Inc., is doing a giveaway for a Harley Davidson Road King Motorcycle. Tickets are $50 each. The drawing is tentatively scheduled to be held during the
Casey Aylor memorial motorcycle ride on April 28. The winner does not have to be present, but is responsible for the tax, title, and license on the motorcycle, which is to be paid to
Tripp’s Harley Davidson of Amarillo. If 1,000 tickets have not been purchased by the time of the memorial ride, the drawing will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at
Nutterville, Party in the Pasture. Tickets can be purchased at Jim’s Diamond Shop, 519 North Main, through Jamey Maxwell, DC, at Revelations Chiropractic, 619 North Deahl; Stanley and
Jerri Aylor by phone at 806-8782233, or at Borger Interbank locations in Borger, 531 North Deahl, and Stinnett, 525 Morse, and the Interbank in Panhandle, located at 400 North Main.
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Borger News Herald Weekend Sports Highlights
Weekend, March 17th & 18th, 2012-Page 1B
Back into the playoffs! Borger tops Dumas in district finale
LEFT: Sammi Huckabee #9 pushes the ball up the field during the first half against Dumas on Friday. Huckabee would score two goals in the Borger win. RIGHT: Allyson Burrows #6 works to get past the Dumas defender in the first half.
By Rusty Berry Sports Editor On Friday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs controlled their playoff destiny in their District 5-4A finale against the Dumas Lady Demons. With the Lady Bulldogs holding a .5 point lead over Pampa for the final district playoff berth, a Borger win would seal the deal and send the team into the playoffs for the fifth year in a row. But a tie or loss to Dumas meant the team would be scoreboard watching the game between Canyon and Pampa on Saturday. Fortunately, the Lady Bulldogs came out ready to take care of their own business by getting the 2-0 win over Dumas in order to earn their fifth straight playoff berth. The Lady Bulldogs came out aggressive and controlled the ball and tempo throughout much of the game. In the first 18 minutes of play the Lady Bulldogs put themselves in position for three good looks at the Dumas goal, but were not able to
PHOTOS BY DON RICE
get the ball into the net. Finally in the 36th minute, Sammi Huckabee connected for a goal from about 10 yards out to give Borger a 1-0 lead. In the second half, the Lady Bulldogs had to deal with playing into a strong wind. But the team was able to handle the weather with Huckabee breaking free to score her second goal of the game in the 58th minute to give Borger the 2-0 lead. The win over Dumas gives Borger a 3-4-5 district record, while Dumas fell to 1-11-0. The Lady Bulldogs will have to wait for at least a week before the playoffs begin. But the team is scheduled to take on Amarillo Tascosa in a non-district game on Saturday, March 24th beginning at noon here in Borger.
Two West Texas High seniors to Borger splits participate in Australian tournament series with River Road By Donna Haynes BNH Sports Contributor Two West Texas High Comanches have been invited to participate in the 24th Annual Down Under Sports Tournaments to be held in Australia. Ty Lay and Austin Ivy have been invited to participate in this international event on the North Central ConAustin Ivy Ty Lay ference Football Team this summer. Lay and Ivy are both seniors fense and defense and was an Honorable Menat West Texas High and both young men have tion pick for the APSE All State Football team received many honors during their high school this year and has been selected to the Academic careers, in the classroom as well as in sports. All District Football team all four years. Austin Lay has had a stellar football career as a Co- also played basketball for the Comanches. Off manche with three years on varsity. He was the athletic grid, Ivy is in the Top Ten of his class chosen to the All District football team on of- and is a member of the Comanche Band where fense and defense, Associated Press Sports Edi- he was a State Solo and Ensemble Qualifier. He tors (APSE) All State team both ways, Golden is a member of the National Honor Society and Spread Team, Amarillo Globe News Super a member of the cast of WTâ€™s One Act Play. Team on Defense, and Texas Sports Writers These young men are attempting to raise Association All State Team. He also played funds to pay their way to Australia. At this basketball, where he was chosen Borger News time, they are selling raffle tickets for an iPad Herald Athlete of the Week. He is also a stand and a Scentsy Basket for $2 a piece or three for out first baseman and hitter on the Comanche $5. They will be selling these at the garage sale baseball team, and was on the All District first at the Amarillo Civic Center on March 16 and team last year. Ty made the All District football 17, and they can be purchased from the boys. team his junior year also. Lay spends his free A fund raising dinner is in the works, but details time showing goats at livestock shows here in are still being ironed out at this time. Hutchinson County, where he won the Reserve Anyone interested in purchasing raffle tickets Grand Market Goat this year and his sophomore to help out the two athletes can contact Beverly year, and also placed 6th in the Houston Show. Lay at 806-282-2228 or Michelle Ivy at 806He has participated in One Act Play and is also 336-1620. a member of TAFE. Ivy is also busy on and off the athletic stage. Austin made the All District football team on of-
Borger senior Garth Payton #8 crosses home plate for a run in the third inning of game one against River Road on Friday afternoon. PHOTO BY RUSTY BERRY
By Rusty Berry Sports Editor AMARILLO-Despite giving up a total of 30 runs on the day, the Borger Bulldogs were able to leave Amarillo splitting their doubleheader with the River Road Wildcats, winning game one 19-15 and losing the second game 15-5. In game one, the Bulldogs scored eight runs in the top of the third inning to take a 11-4 lead. After Max Lusk and Chayse Tracy led off the inning with base hits, Tanner Gowdy hit a two RBI double to give Borger a 5-4 lead. The Bulldogs took advantage of solid hitting and errors by the Wildcats to put together the good inning, which was capped off by Lusk hitting a two-run home run.
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Fishing report for area lakes
Borger falls to Dumas in season finale
From Texas Parks and Wildlife, March 14th, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife, March 11th, and New Mexico Wildlife, March 13th Meredith-98’ low. No report available. Greenbelt-Water stained; 52–57 degrees; 37.96’ low. Black bass are fair on Senkos, spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live and minnows. The Old Marina Point ramp is still open. Mackenzie-Water stained; 53–58 degrees; 86.47’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, wacky rigs, finesse jigs and chatterbaits. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Ramp #1 is still open. Palo Duro-47.13’ low. No report available. Clayton-No report. Conchas-Fishing for walleye is good at about 50-60 feet with minnows. White bass are also being caught; however fishing pressure is still very light. Ute- Fishing for walleye is fair at 20-25 feet using minnows. Catfish are being caught in very shallow water. 49 degree water temperature. White bass still slow. Altus-Lugert-Elevation 26 1/3 ft. below normal and rising slowly. Walleye and white bass being caught on minnows and jigs off the main swim beach and Hicks Mtn. Ft. Supply-Elevation normal, water murky. White bass and crappie fair jigging along the bank at the dam.
LITTLE LEAGUE® REGISTRATION
Borger Little League
March 8, 9, 22, 23 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. March 10 & 24 Time: 9:00 - 2:00 p.m. Agnes Howe Park Baseball, Softball and T-Ball: Boys and Girls Ages 4 and Up. Registration Fee $45 Player evaluation days: March 24 & 31
On Friday evening, the Borger Bulldogs wrapped up the 2012 season with a 3-0 loss to the Dumas Demons. The Bulldogs end District 5-4A play with a 2-8-2 district record. Borger senior Jose Chavez (pictured) prepares to send the ball up the field in the first half on Friday evening. PHOTO BY DON RICE
Continue BULLDOGS from 2B The Wildcats answered by scoring two runs in the bottom of the third, but the Bulldogs appeared to be on the verge of getting the run-rule win by scoring three more in the fourth inning to build a 14-6 lead. Unfortunately the run-rule win would not happen as the Wildcats came roaring back in the bottom of the fourth inning by scoring nine runs on seven hits and three errors to take a 14-15 lead.
With their backs against the wall, the Bulldogs rallied in the top of the seventh by scoring five runs, including a three RBI double by Chance Yeager, to take the 19-15 lead and eventually get the win. The momentum would not carry over in game two, as the Wildcats took advantage of early errors and pitching woes to build a big early lead on their way to the 15-5 win. The Bulldogs are now 2-8 and will next host Bushland on Tuesday, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Borger High School Soccer Seniors honored at Friday’s games with Dumas The Borger Lady Bulldog 2012 seniors Allyson Burrows #6 Alli Schroder #4 Brooke Scott #12 Tabitha Vinyard #2 Kaleen Dean #11 Kaitlyn Vinyard #3
For each participant to be registered, please bring one proof of age document. Please also bring three or more documents that show the address of the legal residence of the parent(s) or court-appointed guardian(s) for the player(s).
G RSEE S AV E AT I BEL N G OW S
The Borger Bulldog 2012 seniors Jordan Robertson #5 Francisco Ibarra #10 George Sifuentes #7 Alberto Rangel #1 Jose Chavez #8 Jarrett Mills #11 Miguel Estrada #12
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Meredith Gun Club Schedule Mar 18th .22 Plate and Speed-Open class. One gun for all three events, Single action iron sight plate. Entry Fee.
Apr 8th .22 Rattle Battle-Five shots at each distance, shoot twice. Plus individual and team events. Entry fee.
Mar 25th .22 Rabbit’ Gun Silhouette, iron sighted sporter types only and .22 pistol iron sights only-Entry fee.
The Meredith Gun Club is located just south of Antelope Creek between Borger and Sanford on SR#1319.
Apr 1st .22 Plate, Mano a Mano and Team-Open Class, one gun for all three events. Single Action Iron Sighted plate match also. Entry fee.
For directions or more information contact Larry Porter at 865-3695 or Perry Collier 878-3150.
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Doctor fails to earn clean bill of health from patient DEAR ABBY: I recently began going to a new doctor after the one I had been using retired. I like her. She shows a genuine interest in my well-being, seems to diagnose well and I get good results from her treatments. She doesn’t keep me waiting and has a charming, warm personality. So what’s the problem? She’s not very clean. There is sometimes dirt under her fingernails. Her white coat is tattered and filthy, and when she gets close there’s an odor that’s less than pleasant. Once after touching me, she washed her hands by sticking her fingertips under cold water for a few seconds -- no soap or
scrubbing. She had not washed before touching me. There are so many good things about her I hate to lose her as a doctor. She’ll be insulted if I say anything. If I cancel an appointment, it will raise questions and lead to hurt feelings. What do I do? -- FREAKED OUT IN ALBANY D E A R FREAKED OUT: Find another doctor. (I was tempted to say, “Run for your life!”) As warm, charming, caring and attentive as your doctor may be, her poor hygiene is a danger to your health. That she would present herself to patients in the condition you have described and practice such poor
hygiene makes me wonder how qualified she is to practice medicine. One other thing you should consider doing -- because you like her -- is to write her a letter explaining why you won’t be seeing her anymore. She obviously needs a wake-up call. DEAR ABBY: My mother is dying of old age and heart failure. It’s not unexpected and we are preparing for the end to come soon. The problem is I’m not a good housekeeper, and I am in marginal health. My husband is disabled and is, frankly, a slob. I have given up trying to keep a clean house while caring for him, my mother and my-
self. I just don’t have the strength to do it all, and my husband does nothing except lie around on his bed watching TV or sleeping all day. I know when my mother passes, people will want to come here to visit or bring food. My house is so dirty and deplorable I don’t want anyone to come here. What should I do? I have thought about hiring a service, but I’m not sure I can afford it. Any other suggestions? -- OVERWHELMED AND TIRED IN TEXAS DEAR OVERWHELMED AND TIRED: Please accept my sympathy for the impending loss of your mother. Even when death is accepted as inevita-
ble, it is nonetheless heart wrenching. I’ll offer two suggestions: The first is to talk to your religious adviser about your concerns, because it’s possible some volunteers from your mother’s church -- or your own -- might be kind enough to help you get your house in order to receive guests after the funeral. The other would be to request that guests meet afterward at the church reception hall or funeral home for refreshments. DEAR ABBY: I find it hard to deal with my P.E. teacher. She is rude, mean and she always calls me out. When you need to make a correction on your test, she throws the quiz
at you and then you have to pick it up. She is very impatient also. Do you have any advice on how to deal with such a person? -DONE WITH HER IN NORTH CAROLINA DEAR DONE WITH HER: Your teacher appears to be a troubled woman. The way to deal with her would be for your parents -- and the parents of any other students she is treating this way -- to bring it to the attention of the principal of the school so it can be addressed.
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