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June 13th, 2011

Local officers go bald for one of their own

June 13, 2011

Deputies from the Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office, along with officers from the Department of Public Safety and the Borger Police Department went bald for one of their own on Saturday. These officers shaved their heads on Saturday on behalf of Ruth Frederick, an office secretary for the HCSO.
Frederick, who has worked for the office for more than 20 years, was diagnosed with breast cancer and begins her chemotherapy this week.
The event took place this past Saturday at W&S Day Spa. Chief Deputy James Qualls stated that the officers wanted Frederick to know they were in her corner.

Stinnett school board, city council to meet tonight

June 13, 2011

Two government entities will be meeting in Stinnett this evening.
The PSPCISD board of trustees will meet tonight in the board conference room at 7 p.m. The board will take a tour of summer projects at West Texas Elementary, and then will go over Policy Update 90 affecting local policies. They will consider or approve a policy statement for free reduced priced meals, and the employment of the West Texas Elementary Principal, along with student extra curricular insurance. The board then will review all old agenda items.

Wal-Mart Children’s Miracle Network Softball Tournament winners

June 13, 2011

On Saturday, several teams came out to take part in the Wal-Mart sponsored Children’s Miracle Softball Tournament held out in Frtich.
The proceeds raised from the tournament will support the Borger Wal-Mart’s efforts to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network campaign.

“We Beat the Men” take first in United Way Tournament

June 13, 2011

On Saturday, over 40 local golfers paired up into 12 golf teams to take part in the Hutchinson County United Way Golf Scramble at the Phillips Golf Course.
Each of the 12 teams posted impressive scores with the winning team “We Beat the Men” coming out on top with a score of 56.
Pictured above are members of “We Beat the Men”-(l to r) Tammy Kemp, Kris Reed, Ronna Hopson and Barbara Hardy.
Proceeds from Saturday’s tournament went to benefit the Hutchinson County United Way.

PHOTO BY DON RICE

“We Beat the Men” take first in United Way Tournament

June 13, 2011

On Saturday, over 40 local golfers paired up into 12 golf teams to take part in the Hutchinson County United Way Golf Scramble at the Phillips Golf Course.
Each of the 12 teams posted impressive scores with the winning team “We Beat the Men” coming out on top with a score of 56.
Pictured above are members of “We Beat the Men”-(l to r) Tammy Kemp, Kris Reed, Ronna Hopson and Barbara Hardy.
Proceeds from Saturday’s tournament went to benefit the Hutchinson County United Way.

PHOTO BY DON RICE

June 11th

Former Borger resident Joe Frank Wheeler still remembered in the Amarillo baseball community

June 11, 2011

From the fresh cut grass to the smell of hot dogs and popcorn in the air, perhaps one of the best days on the sports calendar every year, for many sports fans, is getting out for opening day of the baseball season.
Unfortunately in 2009, opening day for the Amarillo Dillas will go down as one of the most tragic days in sports history in the Texas Panhandle with the passing of Dillas Public Announcer Joe Frank Wheeler just hours before the game.

United Way seeking projects for Day of Caring

June 11, 2011

The Hutchinson County United Way is making plans for its upcoming Day of Caring, and is currently seeking ways in which it can help out the community.
This year’s event is set for Sept. 17, 2011. According to Teri Hogue of the HCUW, the event truly has a “neighbor helping neighbor” focus.
“The Day of Caring is a day when volunteers choose to give their time and services to work on a one-time service project in an effort to impact our community’s needs with tasks that they are unable to perform themselves,” she said.

Community comes out to support Relay For Life

June 11, 2011

On Friday night cancer survivors, family members, local organizations and businesses along with community supporters throughout Hutchinson County came out to Huber Park to take part in the 2011 American Cancer Society “Relay For Life”.
Pictured are sister survivors Lillie Parker and Inez Williams.

June 10th

Disaster declaration prohibit sale, use of fireworks

June 10, 2011

No fireworks can be bought or sold in Hutchinson County this year.
Hutchinson County Judge Faye Blanks issued a Declaration of Disaster that will prohibit the sale or use of fireworks. This disaster declaration was signed and approved by Texas Governor Perry Friday, and will be in effect until 7 a.m. July 5, 2011.
Since the beginning of the year, the Hutchinson County has seen less than ¾ inch of rainfall, and local fire departments have put out over 130 fires as of this point in 2011.

Garrett sees cancer battle as “adversity versus blessing”

June 10, 2011

Quick with a warm smile and a big hug, Linda Garrett of Fritch is always in motion. She is a people person, a self-professed ‘hugger’ and is a woman of God to her core, and is very active in her church. She is a person who has the ability to see the positive and finds a blessing in every situation that she encounters.
And she is a cancer survivor. This marks the third battle she has waged against the disease and she is just as determined to survive this time as she was the first two times she was diagnosed. And she is also a devoted Relay For Life participant.

See sports page for  two-a-days info...
FPC Girls Basketball team named All-Academic Team....see sports for more.
  The Future Lady Bulldog Basketball Camp will be held on July 14th through the 17th. 

 

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