July 25th, 2011
The Hutchinson County United Way has a full slate of projects for its upcoming Day of Caring. Now all it needs is volunteers to make those projects happen.
This yearâ€™s event is set for Sept. 17, 2011. Teri Hogue of the HCUW said the organization has had a great response and is now looking for volunteers to work these requests.
â€śVolunteers are needed and will be put into teams to work together for this one day,â€ť she said.
FRITCH-W. C. â€śClaudeâ€ť Jenkins, 89, of Fritch passed away Saturday July 23 at his home. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday July 26th at Fritch Church of Christ with Mr. Richard Kasko, Minister officiating. Interment will be at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Richard Coleman Ayers, 87, died July 23, 2011.
Graveside services will be in Fairview Cemetery, Memphis, TX at 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 27, 2011 with C.W. Parker officiating.
Borger Bulldogs fans can fondly look back on the 2010 football season, with the team finishing strong in winning the District 1-3A title outright and two playoff games.
As good as that season was for the Bulldogs, now is the time for the players and fans to put last yearâ€™s memories behind them and start getting ready for the 2011 season.
Two-A-Days for the state of Texas can officially begin on Monday, Aug. 1, and for the second year in a row, the Bulldogs will kickoff their two-a-day schedule with â€śMidnight Madnessâ€ť starting at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, at Bulldog Stadium.
Work on the new Golden Plains Community Hospital is continuing to progress in a positive direction.
The Treasure Hunters will yet again make an appearance in Borger.
The Treasure Hunters Road show is based in Springfield, Illinois, and will be bringing its five-day road show to Borger, starting Tuesday July 26, 2011 at the AmericInn Lodge and Suites of Borger located on 900 E. 3rd St.
They will be there from 9am to 6pm Tuesday through Friday, and 9am to 4pm on Saturday.
During this free event, the Treasure Hunters are expecting to see over 1,200 residents bringing in their rare and unusual collectibles.
Earlier this week, 2011 Borger High School graduate Jâ€™Cee Pool signed a letter-of-intent to compete in track for Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
Prior to heading down to Austin to compete in the state track meet in early May, Pool was still uncertain about where she would have the opportunity to compete in the discus and/or the shot put at the colleigate level.
At the time, Pool said a couple of schools had talked to her, including West Texas A&M University, but none had officially made her an offer.
The amount of water being pumped out of Lake Meredith this summer is going to see an increase.
On Monday, the Canadian River Municipal Water Authorityâ€™s board of directors took a unanimous vote to increase the amount of water being pumped out of the lake. The total amount will increase from 5,000 to 6,300 acre-feet. An acre-foot of water amounts to over 325,000 gallons.
As of Thursday, July 21, 2011, Hutchinson County has had a total of 27 days that temperatures have exceeded 100 degrees.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said there have been technical difficulties with the emergency communication because of the heat. Officials have to work extra hard in making sure everything technical is properly cooled down.
Hutchinson County Cares (H2C, Inc.), a local family and childrenâ€™s charity, donated $1,000 to the Downtown Merchants Association for its upcoming school supply drive on Aug. 11. Presenting the check for Hutchinson County Cares (H2C, Inc.) is Jim Bridwell, Nita Crabtree, and Jerri Aylor. Accepting the check is Mike Scales, Amy Fernandez, Darla Brown, Charlene Flanagan, and Brenda Adams.
PHOTO BY DON RICE