June 30th, 2011
The Hutchinson County Farmerâ€™s Market is set to begin tomorrow morning!
The market will be set up every Friday through the remainder of the summer from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. or sooner if farmers sell out.
The market will be located in the 500 block of Weatherly (one block east of Main Street).
The market is open to all community buyers and sellers. Stands will consist of a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, homemade jams, breads, and assorted fruit juices.
As soon as Elvira Carrales came onto the gymnasium floor at Amarillo High School on Wednesday evening, it was evident that the 10-year-old was ready to live in the moment and get the crowd of around 1,000 people up on their feet.
On Tuesday, 2011 West Texas High School graduate Erin Frost was named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association 2010-11 Softball Academic 1A All-State Team.
The Class of 2011 Salutatorian spent the 2011 season as the first baseman for the Lady Comanches.
In the spring, Frost signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Clarendon College.
James Franklin Farrell passed away June 27, 2011, around 7 a.m. in Shreveport, LA, at the home of his daughter Mischa Farrell. â€śJimâ€ť was a beloved father, husband and friend. Anyone that encountered him could not help but be touched by his cheerful demeanor.
Local fire departments responded to two fires caused by lightning early Tuesday morning.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said that two related fires caused by the lightning storm broke out at 12:45 a.m. The storm traveled in from south of Hutchinson County late Monday night through early Tuesday morning.
The first fire was located on Milner Road and the Fritch Fire Department responded. Five acres were damaged in the fire and it was reported contained at 2 a.m.
The second fire caused by the same storm occurred on Sanford Yake Road.
The Borger Fire Department responded to a house fire on Boyd Tuesday afternoon.
The fire took place at 1218 Boyd, property that is owned by Mr. Howard Wright of Pampa. The call came in around 11:30 a.m.
Upon arriving on scene, firefighters found the fire had started in the garage area of the home. Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said that due to the garage being full of live ammunition, firefighters evacuated surrounding residents for safety precautions. There were no injuries and the fire was contained at 1:15 p.m. The cause of fire is still under investigation.
Employees at the Evonik Carbon Black Plant in Borger have achieved a significant milestone.
The employees at the plant have worked 1.8 million hours, or 4,015 days, without a lost time accident.
A lost time accident is defined as a work-related injury resulting in at least one day off the job.
According to Jack L. Clem, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Inorganic Materials (Business Line Carbon Black), a dedicated workforce, management commitment, and strong training are the reasons for an accident-free production site over the last three years.
Despite spending most of June overseas back home in England, Frank Phillips College Plainsmen Basketball Coach Chris Hackett has continued to add depth to his teamâ€™s roster for the 2011-12 season.
Last week, Hackett added two more players to the Plainsmen roster in 6-6 Earl Hill from Georgia and 6-0 Rodshard Davis, who hails from the Houston area.
Davis provides the Plainsmen with a good defender, who is a pass-first type point guard who can handle the ball very well.
Joshua Adam Gatlin, 21, of Ponder, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011. He was born Aug. 1, 1989, in Denton, TX. He graduated from Ponder High School in 2006 and Lincoln Tech in 2007. He was employed by Morrison Milling in Denton.
Changes have been made to the Hutchinson County emergency management plan.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards spoke with the Hutchinson County Commissioners during their regular meeting Monday morning in regards to changes to the plan.
The first modification included violations of the fireworks ban.
Selling and setting off fireworks are considered a Class C misdemeanors and can result in fines.