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May 3rd, 2012

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.

Council splits over zoning request

May 3, 2012

The Borger City Council voted to approve the placement of a manufactured home on commercial property at its regular meeting Tuesday. However, the approval didn’t come without a split decision.
The council approved the request for a specific use permit to place a manufactured home in the rear of 1415 West Wilson, a request made by Arvind Patel. The home will be placed near the Hampton Inn.
Robert Vinyard and Leon DeWeese voted to approve the request, with Charles Gillingham and Bubba Dickson voting against the request. Mayor Jeff Brain cast a vote to break the tie and approve the request.

May 2nd

Local kids encouraged to “get a clue” at the library this summer

May 2, 2012

Next month, summer will officially be here and children will be out of school.
Parents can still make summer fun for kids and help prevent information loss at the same time through the county libraries’ Summer Reading Program.
A common finding across numerous studies is that on average, students score lower on standardized tests at the end of the summer than they do at the beginning of summer (on the same test).
This loss for all students is estimated to be equal to about one month of teaching.

RFL team fund raising in full swing

May 2, 2012

Teams involved in this year’s Relay For Life are in the midst of fund raising efforts.
Maggie Pena’s team is currently selling tickets for a drawing involving an original oil painting by Nester Hernandez entitled “Walk by Faith.” Hernandez is a former Marine Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp that graciously donated the painting for the Relay For Life efforts. The drawing for the painting will be held this Saturday.

May 1st

ConocoPhillips reports fatality

May 1, 2012

A Borger ConocoPhillips employee sustained fatal injuries as the result of a fall Monday.
According to Janet D. Grothe, Senior Advisor for Health, Safety and Environment at Phillips 66 Company, at about 3 p.m., an employee at the ConocoPhillips refinery in Borger suffered from fatal injuries after falling. The employee was then transported to Golden Plains Community Hospital where he passed away.
“ConocoPhillips deeply regrets the loss of our employee and wishes to extend sympathy to the employee’s family, friends and co-workers,” said Grothe.

All HAIL the mighty spring weather

May 1, 2012

Borger residents heard an unfamiliar sound on their windows and roofs last night – the sound of rain and hail.
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, the storm came from Dumas and landed right in the middle of Borger – bringing 27 inches of hail and 18 inches of rain.
“Borger was lucky to receive marble size hail. Down by the Canadian Bridge and River, there were reports of half-dollar size and tennis ball size hail and Dumas had baseball size hail,” said Richards.

Phillips 66 spinoff effective today

May 1, 2012

The spinoff of the Phillips 66 company from ConocoPhillips is now official.
ConocoPhillips announced back in April that its board of directors gave final approval for the spin-off of its downstream businesses.
The resulting upstream company will keep the ConocoPhillips name and will be led by Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance.
The downstream company, led by Chairman and CEO Greg Garland, will be known as Phillips 66. Both companies will be headquartered in Houston.

April 30th

Council to conduct public hearings

April 30, 2012

The Borger City Council will be conducting hearings during its upcoming meeting.
The meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall.
During the meeting, the council will be holding hearings on the following matters:
•A request from Mr. Arvind Patel for a Specific Use Permit to place a manufactured home at the rear of 1415 W. Wilson (Lot N/2 23, Block “Y”, A&B Survey Addition).
•A request to rezone 900 N. Main (Lots 17-27, Block 5, Original Townsite), from Retail (R) zoning district to Commercial (C) zoning district.

Salvation Army giving youth chance to attend summer camp

April 30, 2012

The local Salvation Army is wanting to give local youth the chance to attend a special summer camp.
The organization is offering a free summer camp for youth ages 10-12. The camp will take place at Camp Hoblitzelle near Midlothian June 25-30, 2012.
There will be safe and fun activities with trained staff, which include fishing, swimming, boating, archery, golf, crafts, horseback riding, hiking, a zip line, team events, nature/science education and nightly chapel services on the lake.

Early voting is underway!

April 30, 2012

Early voting in local elections is underway!
Early voting for the election for Borger City Council will take place starting today through Friday, May 4 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and May 7-8 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at City Hall in Borger. Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business May 4, 2012. These ballots are to be mailed to City Secretary Stella Sauls.
Candidates for Borger City Council are William Adams and Brandy Callahan.

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