Archive - 2011 - News Article
An agreement between the City of Borger and Carson County for fire protection has received official approval.
During a special session held Wednesday afternoon, action on the agreement was approved by the Borger City Council.
Eddie Edwards, Borger City Manager, said the agreement has been in the works for some time. He said the Borger Fire Department has been responding to fires in the northern part of Carson County as long as he can remember.
Veterinarian Dr. Jock Lee has been in his line of work for 35 years and will celebrate 30 years of owning his own business, located on 600 East Broadway Street in Fritch.
He graduated from veterinary school in August of 1975 from Texas A&M. He is originally from Spearman and moved to Fritch because he was offered the chance to come to FPC to teach veterinarian medicine
However, he said he also came here for the small town atmosphere.
âI like small town areas because I grew up in one,â Dr. Lee said.
He finally settled in Fritch in 1976 and has been there ever since.
The West Texas High School Sports Department recently received notice that it will be receiving a special award.
The department was notified that it won $10,000 From Frito-Lay. It will receive the award as part of the âScore for Your Schoolâ promotion and will accept the check from Frito-Lay North America during a special assembly this Friday, March 25 at 9am at the West Texas High School on 600 Stewart Ave., Stinnett.
The department won Frito-Layâs âScore for Your Schoolâ promotion this fall by having the most votes for a Division 1A school in the state of Texas.
If you havenât gotten your team registered for this yearâs Relay for Life, now is the time to do so!
The event is just around the corner. Those wishing to register their teams can do so online at www.relayforlife.org/hutchinsoncotx.
âThis âcelebration of lifeâ brings the Hutchinson County communities together in a unified effort to fight cancer,â Judy Allen, RFL media chair, said.
Last night HutchCares held its appreciation banquet for all its volunteers.
The banquet was held at Fairlanes Baptist Church, with a meal, live entertainment, and a silent auction as part of the festivities.
HutchCares is a local organization that helps senior citizens 65 years of age and over stay in their home and live safely and independently for as long as possible. Hutch Cares believes in helping people stay out of expensive facilities and allowing older people to stay at home and have the right to receive appropriate assistance as needed from their family and neighbors.
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The Borger City Council will be holding its special session at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011, not Tuesday, March 22, as was originally printed in the paper.
The meeting will be held in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will act to cast votes for two nominees to serve as municipal representatives on the Panhandle Rural Transportation Planning Organization.
The annual Fritch Chamber of Commerce banquet is coming up in less than two weeks!
The banquet will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Sanford-Fritch Junior High Cafeteria on Eagle Boulevard.
The 2011 Man and Woman of the Year will be announced and honored during the banquet.
Woman of the Year nominees includes Jessica Grishem, Jady Glosson, Kathy Harrah, Kathy Harris, Jeanie Henson, Tara Huff, Renee Laney, Carolyn Mathews, Sara Ledford, Jeannie Olson, Vicki Wilson, May Wright, and Melanie Wyble.
A local citizen is doing her part to see that children who need a meal during the summer months will have that opportunity.
Last Wednesday Jennifer Hataway spoke before the Borger Noon Lions Club about a potential summer feeding program.
She has been a part of the Borger community for six years and is a pediatric physical therapist. Her husband Jayson was the vice principal for Borger Middle School for two years and is now the principal at Crockett Elementary.
Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents accepted an unrestricted gift of $35,000 from ConocoPhillips that will used for the equipping and renovations scheduled to take place this summer in the FPC Science Laboratory.
The donation by ConocoPhillips joins $50,000 donations by United Supermarkets and the Amarillo Area Foundation that will cover the $130,000 it will cost to renovate the science lab.