Archive - Feb 2012 - News Article
Several young ladies will be walking the stage this weekend as contestants at the 38th Annual Miss Tri-City Area Hutchinson County Scholarship Pageant, sponsored by the Borger Noon Lions Club.
The pageant will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at 6:30 p.m in the Frank Phillips College Auditorium. This yearâ€™s scholarships awarded for the winners will be $ 500 for West Texas A&M University, $3,135 for Oklahoma Panhandle State University(equivalent of one full academic year waiver), $500 for Amarillo College and $500 for Clarendon College.
The Borger Police Departmentâ€™s racial profiling report for 2011 has been approved by the Borger City Council.
Captain Bruce Roberts of the BPD presented the report to the council at its regular meeting Tuesday. He said BPD, in accordance with the Texas Racial Profiling Law, has been collecting police contact data in compliance with the law.
On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents approved issuing an order and notice for the general election for the purpose of electing members to the Board of Regents.
The 2012 election will be for three full six-year terms to be elected at-large and one four-year unexpired term for the Spring Creek District.
â€śElks Care-Elks Shareâ€ť is the motto of Elks all over the nation.
Borger Elks Lodge #1581 recently upheld the motto in presenting a check for $1,000 to Aidenâ€™s Closet. Aidenâ€™s Closet is located in the OB/GYN department at Golden Plains Community Hospital in memory of Aiden Marshall, son of Cody and Monica Marshall. Aidenâ€™s Closet is stocked with needed items of a newborn and distributed to parent(s) who cannot afford the necessary items to take their baby home. Aidenâ€™s Closet exists because of donated purchased items or monetary donations.
Also new to Boomtown Community Theater, Charity Newman (left) and Trevor VanArsdale (right), perform in â€śThe Poet and the Muse.â€ť The play is a one-act directed and written by Sam Cornelius as part two of the debut and duet along with â€śHe Said and She Saidâ€ť on March 1, 2, and 3, 2012. To make reservations call 273-2656 or 680-4621.
PHOTO BY TARA HOPKINS
Action on a sewer project in the 3rd & Austin area of Borger has been approved.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City council approved action on awarding a bid from Whitewater Construction Inc. for the Sanitary Sewer Improvements at 3rd and Austin.
Jim Harder, Director of Utilities, addressed the council about the project. He said the sewer line from the north end of town comes down Austin Street. At one time, it used to turn west and go across Cedar Street. However, the sewer line is now turned back and goes into the edge of the CVS property and then crosses Cedar Street.
Borger Noon Lions Club was honored to have Becky Peery, RN,BSN, of Golden Plains Community Hospital as their guest speaker. Becky is a 23-year employee of GPCH who wears several hats including Infection Preventionist, Employee Health Nurse and Staff Education Coordinator. With the help of Mickey Dunigan, IT Specialist, for GPCH they presented an educational program on the cause and effect of influenza throughout the world.
TYPES OF INFULENZA INCLUDE: Type A: *A(H1N1) *A(H3N2), Type B and Type C. A and B Influenza Virus often co-circulate for our seasonal flu illnesses.
Frank Phillips College saw an increase in student head count from the 2011 fall semester to the 2012 spring semester.
In an enrollment analysis presented during the FPC Board of Regents February meeting on Monday afternoon, the college saw an academic head count increase of 852 this spring compared to 839 in the fall of 2011.
In combining academic and career and technical head count, the college saw a six-person increase, going from 1,033 to 1,039 between the last two semesters.
The school board and city council in Fritch are preparing for upcoming elections.
Sanford-Fritch will be holding elections for two opening on the SFISD School Board.
Filing started on February 4, 2012, and applications can picked up at the SFISD Administration Building, 540 Eagle Boulevard. For more information call 806-857-3122.
City of Fritch will also have elections for city council members. Leslie Bass, City Secretary, said there are two aldermen positions open, as well as the mayor position.
The Borger City Council will be acting on a sewer project at its upcoming meeting.
The meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will consider and take appropriate action to award a bid for the Third Street Sanitary Sewer Project. Information on this project will be presented by Scott Honeyfield of Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper.