Archive - May 30, 2012
On Thursday, Frank Phillips College Plainsmen Head Basketball Coach Chris Hackett announced the signing of four players to his roster for the 2012-13 season.
Hackett will enter the fall with the luxury of having seven players returning from last yearâ€™s squad. Each of the seven contributed greatly to the team, but of the seven, Demetris LaFontant and Alex Zivkovic are the only ones returning with post experience in the paint.
Hopefully, the announced signings by Hackett will provide depth under the basket with the signing of 6-9 Juri Todorovic, 6-7 Keâ€™Andre Stanton, and 6-7 Reger Baker.
This summer, starting June 1, 2012, all Hutchinson County Libraries are offering a summer reading program to keep childrenâ€™s interest in reading alive and increase their reading level for the next school year.
The theme for the 2012 Summer Reading Program is â€śGet a Clue At the Library.â€ť
Sign-up begins Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Borger Library and will be held from 9 a.m till 5 p.m. at the Fritch and Stinnett Libraries the same day.
Children signing up will receive a bag with information on the complete summer events.
The Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Posse has had a strong presence in the county for many years.
Patty Kasch and Kaci Lusk, who work with the posse, were the featured speakers at the Borger Rotary Club on Tuesday.
Kasch said the sheriffâ€™s posse has been in operation for over 58 years, and was established in 1954. The posse facility is a fully operational rodeo arena located in Borger and centrally located in the panhandle.
A runoff election appears likely in the race for Hutchinson County Sheriff.
According to unofficial results posted by the Hutchinson County Clerk's Office, Don Johnson received the highest number of votes in the race. He received 1,104 votes, equating to 40.77 percent of the vote.
Michael Lon â€śMickeyâ€ť Blackmon received 906 votes in the primary election, equating to 33.46 percent of the vote. Since neither candidate received 50 percent of the vote, the two will compete in a runoff election set for July 31, 2012.