Archive - May 2014 - News Article
Sanford-Fritch High School seniors take turns lighting candles during the baccalaureate service held Thursday evening. The event was the final step for the Class of 2014 before graduation ceremonies this evening.
Hutchinson County now has a few more names of local residents who will be helping local residents recover from the recent wildfire that left hundreds of people without homes.
The high school careers of more than 200 seniors will come to an end this evening during commencement exercises at all three high schools in Hutchinson County.
For Borger High School students, the 2014 graduation ceremony will be begin at 8 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium. In all, approximately 170 seniors will receive their diplomas during the Borger Independent School District service.
The Hutchinson County Commissioners Court voted on Wednesday afternoon to temporarily lift the county-wide burn ban in an effort to help rural residents rid themselves of excess trash.
Thanks to the more than 3 inches of rain the area received over the weekend, commissioners felt wildfire conditions in the county were lessened to a point where burning outdoor items was safe.
Staging a music concert for the county’s wildfire victims was enough for Josh Reneau, Christi Arnall, Tyler Whatley and Jared Thomas. They wanted to give more.
Summer will officially be here within the next few days. That, as parents know, means children will be out of school with nothing to do.
Parents can make summer fun for kids and keep them occupied through the county libraries’ Summer Reading Club. Local children can participate in the program at all three branches of the Hutchinson County Library, which has outlets in Borger, Fritch and Stinnett, all summer long.
Herald Staff Report
A local Borger man died after injuries he received in a two-vehicle accident Saturday on South Highway 136.
Human remains were found Monday inside a home destroyed by fire on Sunday, Carson County Sheriff Office officials said.
BY SCOTT KNESS
Law enforcement officials were keeping people out of the area of Lake Meredith until emergency personnel could contain the danger caused by a major wildfire that began Sunday.
Being humans, we are susceptible to many different things. As the weather warms, the toll the heat takes on our bodies is far from negligible.
According to the CDC, excessive heat exposure was the cause of over 8,000 deaths between the years of 1979 and 2003.