Archive - Jul 2011 - News Article
Tuesday afternoon Frank Phillips College received a piece of great news in being listed as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for according to a survey conducted by â€śThe Chronicle of Higher Education.â€ť
The honors didnâ€™t stop there as FPC also was listed in The Chronicleâ€™s Honor Roll as one of the top twelve community colleges in the nation.
The results were based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at over 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States.
The Borger police department responded to a vehicle fire in the 200 Block of North Harvey Street. The fire was reported on the morning of Wednesday July 13th, 2011, at approximately 4:30am. After the fire was announced contained the emergency response team located a burnt rag that was located hanging from the vehicles gas tank opening. This incidence led Borger officers to investigate it as arson.
Lucas Miller brings his blend of science-oriented songs and stories to Hutchinson County Library on July 28. He is recognized as an American Masterpiece by the National Endowment for the Arts. Miller is a â€śsinging zoologistâ€ť that performs at multi-media events for almost one hundred thousand children annually at schools, libraries and family concerts. Miller has been a independent artist and educator since 1994. Based in Austin, Texas, he has performed at the Texas state capitol, the National Zoo, the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Moody Gardens and hundreds of elementary schools.
In order to help families within the community that might not have the financial resources to purchase all the needed school supplies, the local Edward Jones Branch offices are taking part in a School Supplies Donation Drive from August 1st to August 31st.
Gary Schneck, Scott Mills, Beverly Creacy and Brock Sherwood, Edward Jones financial advisors in Borger, are supporting the 2011-12 supply drive by using their offices as drop-off locations.
The branch offices are located at 905 N. Cedar, 421 N. Deahl and 811 S. Cedar.
For the past month the top headline on the major television networks has focused on our national lawmakers trying to reach a deal on the nationâ€™s debt ceiling by an August 2nd deadline.
Many of us probably never heard the term â€śdebt ceilingâ€ť prior to the debate in Washington D.C this summer. However, if an increase in the limit is not given to Congress then borrowed funds would not be there to pay bills potentially causing the United States to default on its debit obligations.
The Borger City Council has signed off on legal documents that will help the construction of a new apartment building move forward.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the council acted on legal documents between the Borger Tenth Street Apartments and the City of Borger pertaining to the 900 block of Brain Street.
These documents include the full release of an easement in essence and a parking covenant agreement and reservation, along with the grant of an easement.
(Editorâ€™s Note: This information was submitted to the Borger News-Herald by the Borger Police Department on Thursday, July 21.)
The Borger Police Department made an arrest during a routine traffic stop on Tuesday afternoon.
On Tuesday, June 12, 2011, at approximately 11:30 a.m. officers from the department conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of Monroe Street. After conducting the stop, officers identified the driver of the vehicle as Randi Lee Smith, 54, of Borger.
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.
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.