October 18th, 2011
The new Golden Plains Community Hospital is set to open next week!
Dennis Jack, CEO of Golden Plains Community Hospital, spoke to the Borger Rotary Club recently about the progress of the new facility. The moving of items from the old facility to the new facility will be taking place this week, with most of the moving taking place this Thursday and Friday.
On Saturday, Oct. 22, a public open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours will be taking place throughout the hospital during those hours.
On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents approved accepting a $25,000 donation from the United Supermarkets Foundation which was presented to the college back on September 30th.
The gift was the second part of $50,000 United Supermarkets awarded FPC to be used towards the renovation of the Biology Lab that was complete this summer.
United Supermarkets presented its first installment of the donation back in October of 2010.
October is full of fun fall events and exciting Halloween festivities throughout the county.
A few family events that will be out in the community for citizens to enjoy include the following:
The Spring Creek School Halloween Carnival is to be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. The cafeteria will serve food from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the games and booths will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come in costume if you like!
PERRYTON-On Saturday morning, the Borger Lady Bulldogs were facing a must-win situation in their match against the Perryton Rangerettes.
Going into Saturday‚Äôs contest, Borger held a 0-5 District 1-3A mark, which included a five-game loss to Perryton in Borger back on September 27th.
Fortunately, the Lady Bulldogs answered the challenge in a big way by taking care of the Rangerettes in a sweep, winning 25-13, 25-20, 25-20.
Before passing an amended animal control ordinance, the City of Borger wants the input of the public.
The Borger City Council will be acting to schedule a public hearing on Nov. 1, 2011, at 7 p.m. to allow public comment on the proposed ordinance.
Those wanting to read the ordinance in its entirety can find it on the City of Borger web site at www.ci.borger.tx.us.
The West Texas High Marching Band is moving on to area competition! The band received a Division One rating at the UIL Region One Marching Band Contest that took place Saturday at Dick Bivens Stadium in Amarillo. The band will be advancing to the UIL Area Marching Band Contest, scheduled for Oct. 29 at Dick Bivens Stadium.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
Borger ISD is encouraging the schools to be drug free.
The week of Oct. 24 ‚Äď 28, 2011 Borger Schools will have their annual Red Ribbon Week of activities. The theme of the week is ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs up to me to be drug-free.‚ÄĚ
Borger ISD uses Red Ribbon Week to educate the schools and the community about how important it is to be drug-free.
All through the week students are asked to take part in activities. Monday is ‚ÄúI‚Äôm a ‚ÄėJean-ius‚Äô-I am Drug- Free Day.‚ÄĚ Everyone is asked to wear jeans. Tuesday is the day to join the war against drugs, and students are asked to wear camouflage.
On Wednesday, October 19th, Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen fans are encouraged to wear pink to support ‚ÄúDig for a Cure‚ÄĚ during the volleyball team‚Äôs WJCAC conference match against NMMI at 7:00 p.m. at the BCAC.
All donations and proceeds from the match will go to the ‚ÄúSusan G. Komen Fight against Breast Cancer.‚ÄĚ
During the game a drawing will be held for an iPAD 2 being donated Verizon Wireless. Raffle tickets are $3 each or four for $10 and you must be present in order to win.
On Saturday evening, former football players from Borger High School and Pampa High School squared off in the second alumni football game at Bulldog Stadium.
Unfortunately for Bulldog fans, the Harvesters took home bragging rights by getting the win 50-13.
On Saturday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen gave the Midland College Lady Chaparrals all they could handle in the five game match.
Unfortunately. the Lady Chaps left the BCAC giving the Lady Plainsmen their first loss at home this season winning 25-15, 19-25, 17-25, 25-22, 12-15.
The win keeps Midland College perfect in WJCAC play with a 6-0 record, while the Lady Plainsmen fall to 2-4 in WJCAC play and to 19-12 overall.
The Lady Plainsmen return to the court on Wednesday evening hosting NMMI beginning at 7:00 p.m.