Archive - Dec 2011 - News Article
The Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips CISD board of trustees met Thursday night in Stinnett.
The board approved the independent financial audit for the fiscal year beginning Sept. 1, 2010, and ending August 31, 2011.
Action was also taken to establish an active and continuing records management program as required by the Texas State Library and Archives commission and designate Bill Wiggins, superintendent of Schools, as the Records Management Officer.
A second member of the Fernandez has entered a guilty plea.
Aaron Fernandez, 26, pleaded guilty to one county of possession with intent to distribute 110 pounds or more of marijuana, according to records of the court. He will face a maximum of 20 years behind bars.
On Thursday evening, an announcement was made during the Borger ISD School Board meeting that Jason Carter has been named as the Borger Lady Bulldogs Head Volleyball Coach.
Carter has spent several years coaching and teaching in the Borger school district, including serving as an assistant volleyball coach under Cara Adams and Michael Littlejohn.
Have you noticed the bell ringers outside of Wal-Mart?
These people are from the Salvation Army raising money for those who need it. All you have to do is place any extra change you have from shopping in the red kettle. The Salvation Army Red Kettles have been an American tradition since 1891, helping raise financial support for critical Salvation Army programs and services year round.
A local organization known for meeting the needs of people in the Hutchinson County community received a helping hand in return in the form of turkeys.
Four local men, Jimmy Anderson of Conoco Phillips, Mike Bethel of Ardent, Lanny Ferrell of WHM, and Scott Fowles donated 50 turkeys to High Plains Helping Hand for the holiday season. Anderson, Bethel, and Ferrell visited the organization Thursday to make the delivery.
Carolyn Poindexter, who is with High Plains Helping Hand, said the organization was â€śabsolutelyâ€ť blessed to receive such a generous donation.
The Christmas holiday will mark the 200 S. McGee hospital facility being 75% complete in the asbestos abatement process. Basement flooring, pipe fittings, and duct work are what will remain to be abated after the holiday. A few questionable items are being tested and pending results, will be abated if they return positive for asbestos.
The initial target date for all interior asbestos removal is the second week of January, unless the items return a positive result. Consultation with the contractors will be necessary to determine a new target date and additional expense.
The Hutchinson County Farm Bureau has made donations on behalf of several local volunteer departments in recognition of their hard work.
The agency has donated $334 each to Stinnett, Fritch, Morse, and Crutch Ranch Volunteer Fire Department, with $1,000 contributed by Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) to help recover resources and funds used to keep the community safe.
Hutchinson County Farm Bureau President John Lieb said the agency is thankful for all of the work the volunteer firefighters do in order to keep the communities of the county safe.
Frank Phillips College is entering into what it considered a unique partnership with two area community colleges.
FPC, Amarillo College, and Clarendon College signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that has been signed by all three colleges outlining the arrangement.
The objective of the MOU is to ease and improve the student transfer process, provide additional options, and leverage resources all toward the ultimate goal of helping students earn a college degree.
The Borger ISD Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in the board conference room of the BISD administration building, 200 East Ninth.
The board will hear campus reports on Borger High School, Borger Intermediate School, Gateway Elementary School, and the athletic programs. It will also consider action on the districtâ€™s financial audit for the 2010-11 fiscal year.
Country Chevrolet is serving as a drop-off site for the Rainbow Room again this year. This year Chevy is partnering with Borger Bank to make sure that area foster care children have a merry Christmas.
The dealership will serve as a dropoff for holiday items. Items may be donated during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.