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May 7th, 2012

City hopes “going green” will save a little green

May 7, 2012

By continuing to go green in its cleanup efforts, the City of Borger is hoping to save its customers a little green in the process.
The city has accepted 72 green lawn waste dumpsters to augment those that are already in service.
Jason Anderson, who is the city’s solid waste collection supervisor, said the dumpsters will be used to help divert lawn waste from the landfill, which will reduce the overall cost of solid waste service.

HCHD board to meet tonight

May 7, 2012

The Hutchinson County Hospital District Board of Directors board will meet this evening.
The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight in the executive board room of Golden Plains Community Hospital.
Under old business, the board plans to act on subsidies for the Stinnett and Fritch EMS groups and follow-up, an 1115 Waiver, the THA Trustee Conference (update) and the Medical Office Building (update).
The board also will act on a Fritch EMS report for March 2012, raising the indigent care qualifying income level to 200 percent federal poverty level, and recommended future agenda items.

May 5th

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2012

The Spanish III Pre AP class of Elizabeth Forrest at Borger High School was busy Friday making preparations for Cinco de Mayo. Students in the class decorated piñatas, which will be donated to Paul Belton Elementary next week for their Cinco de Mayo fiestas. Students Vivi Hernandez and Kourtney Jones show off their colorful creations.

Early voting concludes Tuesday

May 5, 2012

Early voting in local elections will conclude this Tuesday, so local citizens need to get out and vote!
Voting for the Borger City Council race will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 7, and Tuesday, May 8, at City Hall in Borger.
Candidates for Borger City Council are William Adams and Brandy Callahan.

Adams seeking election to Borger City Council

May 5, 2012

William “Willy” Adams is seeking election to Borger City Council, Place One.
Adams was born in Marion, Miss., and has been a resident of Texas for the past 62 years, with the exception of seven years in which he lived in Oklahoma and New Mexico.
His parents moved to West Texas when he was quite young and settled in Slaton, a small farming community southeast of Lubbock some 15 miles. It was there that Adams graduated from high school in 1957 and met and married his wife of 54 years, Pauline.

May 4th

Kids’ Day event to be celebrated in Borger this Saturday

May 4, 2012

Community Wide Kids’ Day, or El Día de los Niños, is the latest gift from the Latino community to mainstream US culture.
Día de los Niños (Children’s Day) is celebrated in many countries throughout Latin America and the world. The United States has holidays for mothers, fathers, grandparents, teachers and a host of other adults, but no day set aside for the appreciation of children.
The church Iglesia Bautista Hispana is planning a Borger National Kids’ Day event for Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. at Huber Park. There will be games, prizes, piñatas, air rides and food.

Fritch officials sign wildfire protection plan

May 4, 2012

The City of Fritch is doing its part to safeguard its citizens against wildfires.
City officials signed a County Wildfire Protection Plan during a special ceremony Thursday.
According to Joe Kozlowski, Wildland Urban Interface Specialist for the Texas Forest Service, the CWPP enables a community to plan how it will cut the risk of wildfire.
This plan also identifies strategic sites and methods for fuel reduction projects across the landscape and jurisdictional boundaries.
Benefits of having a CWPP include National Fire Plan funding priority for projects identified in a CWPP.

National Day of Prayer observed in Borger

May 4, 2012

Thursday was truly a day of prayer in Borger.
Various citizens from across the area came out to Huber Park Thursday afternoon for the 61st observance of the National Day of Prayer.
The theme of this year’s observance was “One Nation Under God” and the theme verse was Psalm 33:12, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” The honorary chairman for this year was Christian speaker David Jeremiah.

May 3rd

FPC commencement set for Friday

May 3, 2012

On Friday evening, Frank Phillips College will have its commencement ceremony for over 150 students who have applied for graduation this spring.
The ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the BCAC.
This year’s commencement speaker is Mr. Robin Adkins.

High Plains Animal Hospital demolishes old facility

May 3, 2012

The High Plains Animal Hospital building, 1335 South Main Street, has stood tall since 1947.
Yesterday, May 2, 2012, owner Dr. Joe Millhouse, DVM, took the privilege to hit the clutch on the bulldozer and tear down the old hospital. Construction for the new building started back in September of 2011 and it opened only three weeks ago.
“It’s like going from a model T to a Maserati,” said Millhouse.

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