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May 21st, 2012

JPYC gearing up for summer season

May 21, 2012

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.

Car safety checkup set for May 30

May 21, 2012

Many parents aren’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?

May 20th

FPC Board of Regents to meet on Monday

May 20, 2012

On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents will hold it’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.

Land annexation for new Wal-Mart progressing

May 20, 2012

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.

May 18th

BFD responds to Thursday house fire

May 18, 2012

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 home’s bathroom.
“The inside of the house was pretty much all ruined,” 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.

RFL activities in full swing

May 18, 2012

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 “Heavenly” Cookies Team will be holding a “Bowl-A-Rama” fundraiser from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 20. The event will be held at Wildcatter’s, 1501 South Main.

May 17th

HCSO hosting “Take 25 event” Friday and Saturday

May 17, 2012

The Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office is doing its part to ensure the safety of children across the area.
The office, in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, will observe National Missing Children’s Day this year with participation in the national Take 25 child safety campaign. A child ID program will be held from 2-8 p.m. May 18 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 at the Borger Wal-Mart.

Fritch council holds meeting

May 17, 2012

Numerous citizens gathered at the Fritch City Annex to attend the Fritch City Council meeting on Tuesday.
Council members gave awards to members of the Fritch Police Department and EMS for their efforts and skills put toward a vehicle accident. Members awarded from EMS were Matthew McKinney, Cassandra Vann, Bobby Lamb, and Shannon Lamb. Fritch policemen Cade Turner and Russell Radney were also given awards.

Wal-Mart gives back to Children’s Miracle Network

May 17, 2012

The local Wal-Mart is doing its part to help the Children’s Miracle Network.
On Friday, April 20, employees from the Borger Wal-Mart attended the CMN Kickoff Luncheon, held at Baptist/St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo. At that time, the employees presented CMN with a check for $23,000.

May 16th

It’s National Women’s Health Week at Curves!

May 16, 2012

Celebrate women’s health at Curves during National Women’s Health Week, which is happening this week, May 13-19.
Curves of Borger is giving a free 30-day membership to any non-member who visits the club during regular hours throughout this week for National Women’s Health Week. Curves also presents the inaugural National Curves Day celebration, which will be Thursday, May 17, 2012.

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