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March 13th, 2012

St. John’s prepping for 57th annual spaghetti dinner

March 13, 2012

Come eat some spaghetti and meatballs at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 201 St. John’s Road.
This dinner is the 57th annual Italian meatballs and spaghetti meal Evangelist Catholic Church has offered to the public. The dinner will take place Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 11 to 5 p.m.
Adult tickets are $8 and $9 at the door and children are $3 and $4 at the door. Take outs will be available.

4-H beginning dog club project

March 13, 2012

The Hutchinson County 4-H is taking on a project centered around the animal we like to call “man’s best friend.”
The club has a new dog club project forming and would love to invite local youth to become part of the group. Youth between the ages of nine (or in the third grade) up through high school seniors are eligible to join 4-H.

Blood drive to be held March 19 at Borger High School

March 13, 2012

Want to save a life and get your education at the same time if you are a high school student?
Next week Coffee Memorial will be at Borger High School, 600 W. First Street, in the gym. The drive, set for March 19, 2012, will last from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
A photo ID or donor card is required to give, and donors must be at least 17 years of age to be eligible to give blood.
All eligible donors who present to donate will receive a free Coffee Memorial t-shirt.

March 12th

Foundation wants to give back to local agency

March 12, 2012

Feinstein Foundation wants to gives back to Living Water of Borger.
Through April 30, any money given to Living Water, 103 W. 4th St., will qualify Living Water for funds from The Alan Feinstein Foundation. In the past they have received a percentage of the $1 million given by them to agencies fighting hunger for the past 2 years and hope to get more than that this year.
Citizens can give money or food to Living Water. The food will benefit clients and is valued at $1 per item or $1 per pound.

Council approves seal coating for Isom streets

March 12, 2012

The Borger City Council has approved action on an agreement that will allow staff to seal coat streets in the Isom addition.
During its regular meeting last Tuesday, the council approved action on an interlocal agreement between Borger and other communities for the 2012 seal coat program.
Ted Dodd, Director of Public Works for the City of Borger, said the city does this program each year in conjunction with other cities and the Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper firm.
The agreement gives the city economy of scale in purchasing new seal coat services and prevents duplication of effort.

Fund raiser being held for park rec program

March 12, 2012

The staff at Johnson Park Youth Center felt like it needed to do its part to help the Park Recreation Program 2012, so it is selling The World’s Greatest Chocolate Candy Bars. The candy bars are complete with our own label, the city logo and park recreation 2012 logo. The staff knew the city of Borger, merchants and individuals were digging deep to help the Park Recreation Program so it wanted to do its part in raising money. All profit from the candy bars goes straight to the Park Recreation Program. Above is a picture of Peyton McWilliams and Shelby McCarty, Asst.

March 9th

Time to spring forward!

March 9, 2012

Six-year-old Kenzie Shelton holds up a clock to remind people that Sunday is the day for Daylight Saving Time. The time is coming to spring forward and set your clocks ahead one hour.
PHOTO BY DON RICE

David Ferrell to entertain at chamber banquet

March 9, 2012

Comedian David Ferrell is set to provide the entertainment at this year’s Borger Chamber of Commerce banquet.
The banquet is set to be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012, in the Borger Community Activity Center on the campus of Frank Phillips College.
For over 20 years, Ferrell has been showing audiences that comedy can be clean as well as funny. He is a three-time nominee for Inspirational Comedian of the Year by the Inspirational Country Music Awards, has been heard on Sirius/XM “Laugh USA,” and has been named as one of five “Hot Acts in America” by Event Solutions Magazine.

Borger ISD to implement Raptor System

March 9, 2012

Borger ISD is implementing a new visitor management system in its schools in order to better keep students and staff members safe.
Superintendent Chance Welch told the BISD board of trustees Thursday evening that the Raptor System will be implemented in district schools either the week of March 26 or April 2.
The Raptor System is capable of replacing manual paper-based logs, and will allow schools and facilities to produce visitor badges, monitor volunteer hours, and electronically check all visitors against registered sexual offender databases.

Post office to hold Passport Day March 10

March 9, 2012

The Borger Post Office is hosting a special passport event on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications.
The Borger Post Office is joining the Department of State in celebrating Passport Day in the USA 2012, a national passport acceptance and outreach event.

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