The burn ban in Hutchinson County will continue.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Hutchinson County Commissioners Court voted to extend the burn ban for another 90 days.
County Fire Marshal Danny Richards told the court, â€śWe are extremely vulnerable.â€ť This item was unanimously agreed upon and was put into effect yesterday.
A burn ban was initially approved by the court in January of this year.
The ban prohibits the burning of trash and any type of burning in open pits. It will not affect farmers who do agricultural burning, but does restrict other types of outdoor burning.
With the Hutchinson County Relay For Life quickly approaching, local cancer survivors are encouraged to register for this yearâ€™s event.
Anyone in Hutchinson County who currently has or has ever been diagnosed with any type of cancer is urged to register with the Relay for Life of Hutchinson County survivor committee by Friday, May 13, 2011.
Local officials are doing their part to ensure that local youngsters are properly buckled into their car seats.
The Borger Fire Department will be holding a â€śCar Seat Checkupâ€ť from 1:30pm-4pm on April 19, 2011.
Mike Barter of the Borger EMS said, â€śThis will help people choose a car seat that is required by new laws for children.â€ť
It will also help parents or anyone who drives with a child in the car have a better understanding of how to keep the child safe along with all the doâ€™s and donâ€™ts.
Some things to take in consideration before attending are as follows: