Archive - May 2012 - News Article
The American Legion, VFW, and the Elks Lodge will be holding Memorial Day Ceremonies on May 28, 2012 in honor of the fallen and those who are still fighting for our freedom today.
Services will start at 9 a.m in the Westlawn Cemetery,and will then travel to three different cemeteries including Highland Park at 10 a.m., Stinnett Cemetery at 11 a.m., and Lieb Cemetery at noon.
After the services, there will be a dinner served at the Morse Community Center. Citizens are welcomed to bring a covered dish. For more information call Jose Martinez at 878-3987.
Cell phone usage resulted in a wreck for a Stinnett man early Monday morning.
According to Trooper Darrin Bridges of the DPS, around 6:15 a.m. Monday, driver Andrew Gonzales, 33, of Stinnett stated he was using a cell phone and took his eyes off the road, causing him to drift into northbound lanes and off the road on the east side.
This caused the vehicle to roll several times down a cliff on Highway 136, just a mile north of Canadian River Bridge.
The driver was Lifestarred to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo and is in stable condition.
With summer on the horizon, the City of Borger is gearing up for its park recreation program.
The program will run from June 4 through July 27, 2012. Annadon Keys, director of the Johnson Park Youth Center, said that parents and guardians need to bring their children with them to the JPYC when signing them up for park recreation. Forms need to be read and signed by the parent/guardian as well as the child, and a picture is taken of each child for safety reasons.
Sanford-Fritch High School has named its top two graduates for the Class of 2012.
Natasha Renee Tolley is the valedictorian of this yearâ€™s class, holding a 4.0 GPA, and Madison Allen is the salutatorian, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Tolley is graduating with 18 dual college credit hours from Frank Phillips College and Allen is graduating with 20 dual college credit hours from FPC.
The Johnson Park Youth Center is gearing up for the summer months.
The opening date for the summer at the JPYC is Saturday, May 26, 2012. Summer hours will be from 1-7 p.m. daily.
Annadon Keys, director of the center, said two U-V Systems have been added to the pump room for the pool. She said the systems are expensive but extremely important to the facility.
Many parents arenâ€™t aware how to install their car seats for their children properly.
An event is being planned in Borger to help them learn how to do just that.
A Car Seat Checkup, sponsored by Panhandle RAC Trauma Service Area A and Safe Kids Panhandle, will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Borger Fire Station, located at 200 North Cedar.
Parents with concerns about the installation of their car seats are encouraged to ask the following questions:
*Does your car seat move when you stop or turn?
*Does your car seat seem too small for your child?
On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents will hold itâ€™s May regularly scheduled meeting.
Items on the agenda include the swearing in of new board members, the election of new officers, a report regarding 2011-12 classes by Michelle Stevens, and taking action on a grant received from Round 6 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) and a donation from ConocoPhillips.
Reports will also be given by the FPC Administration.
The FPC Board of Regents will meet in the Board of Regents Meeting Room, located on the second floor of the Library, beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The land annexation for a new Wal-Mart is progressing.
The Borger City Council held two public hearings earlier this week on the annexation of land for a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter. The land is a 19.773 acre tract in Section 23, Block Y, Arnold & Barrett-Morris & Cummings Survey, Hutchinson County. There were no comments heard at either hearing.
Borger firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire early Thursday morning.
At 6:55 a.m. yesterday, a house caught fire on the 700 block of Sixth Street.
According to Fire Chief Bob Watson of the Borger Fire Department, the fire was caused by a lit candle that was left unattended in the homeâ€™s bathroom.
â€śThe inside of the house was pretty much all ruined,â€ť he said.
Ten firefighters arrived at the scene with two trucks and contained the fire within 30 minutes.
No injuries were reported. Firefighters left the scene at 8:30 a.m.
With the Hutchinson County Relay For Life less than a month away, activities surrounding the event are in full swing!
On Saturday, May 19, the Bread of Life Ministries Kingdom Racers will have a barbecue fundraiser at the Borger Wal-Mart from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The St. Andrew United Methodist Church â€śHeavenlyâ€ť Cookies Team will be holding a â€śBowl-A-Ramaâ€ť fundraiser from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 20. The event will be held at Wildcatterâ€™s, 1501 South Main.