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April 20th

SFISD seeks to fill board vacancy

April 20, 2012

The Sanford-Fritch ISD board of trustees is seeking to fill a vacancy.
Jim McClellan, SFISD Superintendent, said that due to a vacancy on the SFISD board of trustees, the board will be appointing a member of the community to fill the open seat.
“The board would like to encourage anyone who lives within the boundaries of the SFISD and would like to be considered for this appointed position to write or type a letter, no longer than one page, expressing your desire to become a member of the Sanford-Fritch ISD Board of Trustees,” he said.

Wal-Mart plans fundraisers for CMN

April 20, 2012

Wal-Mart of Borger is doing its part to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network this year, and has two fundraisers planned in the coming weeks to help make that happen.
The first annual Wal-Mart/Children’s Miracle Network First Annual “Throw For the Kids” Disc Golf Challenge will be held at the Johnson Park Youth Center, 1201 Bulldog Boulevard. The challenge will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012.

April 19th

FPC students remember the Holocaust

April 19, 2012

On Thursday morning, around 100 Frank Phillips College students gathered in the FPC college library to take part in the Holocaust Day of Remembrance Ceremony.
The ceremony began with the releasing of balloons and the lighting of 60 candles, with each candle representing 100,000 lives which were lost during the Holocaust.
Borger resident Meryl Barnett served as the special speaker for Thursday's ceremony, with the longtime Borger resident sharing about his experience helping to liberate the Dachau labor camp while serving in the Army during World War II.

Mobile Vet Center coming to Borger

April 19, 2012

A mobile vet center is coming to Borger to provide service for veterans who are dealing with personal and mental difficulties.
The Amarillo Vet Center will have its Mobile Vet Center on hand for veteran outreach from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Hutchinson County Annex located on Veta Street in Borger. The center is open to all veterans, their families, and the general public.
William R. Donaldson, a counselor with the Amarillo Vet Center, said the purpose of the mobile vet center is to provide education about readjustment counseling services offered at vet centers.

WTHS teachers get pies in the face for a worthy cause

April 19, 2012

Teachers at West Texas High School got a pie in the face for breast cancer awareness.
In October, the WTHS National Honor Society held fundraisers for breast cancer awareness for its annual service project. They sold pink out t-shirts, bracelets, held bake sales, collected yogurt lids and made a pink pumpkin patch.

Borger man arrested on explicit conduct counts

April 19, 2012

A Borger man was arrested on explicit conduct charges stemming from 2011 on Tuesday
On March 20, 2011, at the federal courthouse in Amarillo, James Bradley Taylor, 27 years of age, was charged with one count of a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct in federal court.
Later on March 22, 2011, Taylor was charged with one count of attempt of receipt of a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. And on March 28, 2011, he was charged with his third count for possession of child pornography.

April 18th

Recent rains cause Lake Meredith to rise

April 18, 2012

The recent thunderstorms in the area have caused Lake Meredith to rise nearly two feet over the last week, according to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards.
After dropping to a record low of 29.80 feet on April 9th, Lake Meredith’s water depth on Monday was measuring at 31.37 feet and Richards expects the level to continue to rise over the next 10 days before leveling off.
Last Wednesday’s thunderstorms brought nearly five inches of rain to the Fritch area and caused significant damage due to the hard hail.

Lewis receives “Silent Hero” award

April 18, 2012

A Borger dispatcher was recently honored for her efforts in keeping the Borger community safe.
Linda Lewis, Communications Supervisor for the Borger Police Department, was recognized for receiving the “Silent Hero” award by Lt. Bruce Roberts of the Borger Police Department during the Borger City Council meeting Tuesday.
Lt. Roberts said communication officers provide an essential service to the community.
“They do this 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long,” he said. “Their dedication for the most part goes unnoticed by us and by the public.”

Bus collides with truck in Fritch

April 18, 2012

No major injuries occurred during a wreck involving a truck and school bus in Fritch on Monday, April 17, 2012, at West Broadway and Maxpage around 7:40 a.m.
According to Fritch Officer Schiller, a male minor driving a red 2005 truck failed to yield the right-of-way to a school bus transporting 19 children. The female passenger of the truck and one child on the bus were transported to Golden Plains Community Hospital. Schiller stated the accident is still under investigation.

April 17th

Borger PD makes arrests

April 17, 2012

The Borger Police Department made two important arrests last Monday, one of which may be leading the department to pursue further charges.
On Monday, April 9, 2012, officers from Borger PD arrested Charles Colby Griffin, 24, of Borger, for an outstanding Randall County warrant. The warrant was for bond surrender for an original charge of possession of a controlled substance, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.

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