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March 29th, 2012

Help Coffee Memorial save a life by donating your blood today

March 29, 2012

Come to Union Hall, 111 E. Coolidge, to drain your veins for a good cause on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Every eligible donor who is present to give blood will receive a free Hoops Madness t-shirt and a chance to win a new flat screen TV from Sears as well as a fajita party for 20 people from Jorge’s Mexican Bar and Grill.
You must be 17 years or older and Photo ID or Donor Card is Required to Donate.
Find Coffee Memorial on Facebook. All blood types are needed. For an appointment call 331-8800 or 1-877-574-8800.

Our Diamond Miss pageant returns to Borger

March 29, 2012

Our Diamond Miss will hold its annual pageant to give the young women of Borger the chance to strut their stuff.

March 28th

HutchCares holds appreciation banquet

March 28, 2012

The Hutchinson County Child Welfare is preparing for its second annual “No Excuse For Abuse” 5k fun run/walk.
A local nonprofit organization took time to honor its volunteers at a special banquet Tuesday evening.
HutchCares Living At Home held its annual appreciation banquet Tuesday evening at Fairlanes Baptist Church. In addition to the banquet itself, a silent auction was also held as a fundraiser for the organization. Among the items auctioned were baked goods, household items, and gift certificates for various restaurants and services.

Kiwanis to hold Pancake Day this Saturday

March 28, 2012

The Borger Kiwanis Club will be holding its 54th annual Pancake Day this Saturday.
The event will be held from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012, in the Frank Phillips College Cafeteria. Adult tickets cost $6 at the door and young children eat free.
All net proceeds from the Pancake Day go to charity, and a number of local and international projects and organizations have been helped by the Pancake Day money in the past.

Planting trees

March 28, 2012

David and Natasha Irvin (pictured with five-year-old Gabriella Irvin and four-year-old Elijah Irvin) used a truly unique machine to plant some Texas Red Oaks at the Hutchinson County Courthouse Monday. The trees will turn bright red once the fall season comes.

Sanford-Fritch Junior High helps fight MS

March 28, 2012

Sanford-Fritch Junior High School students have taken part in the Multiple Sclerosis Walk in Lubbock every year to help defeat the disease. This year they will walk for MS in Amarillo.
Sanford Fritch Junior High Aide Sandy Bryan stated, “My daughter Ashley was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis three years ago and since then we have had a team walk in the MS Walk every year. This will be our third. The team is a family and friend combination.”
Every year, kids involved with SFJH student council, ran by computer teacher Kem Mullens, help raise donations for their Walk MS team.

March 27th

“No Excuse For Abuse” 5k run set for May 5

March 27, 2012

The Hutchinson County Child Welfare is preparing for its second annual “No Excuse For Abuse” 5k fun run/walk.
In honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month, the board will host the run on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Registration will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and the race start time is 9 a.m. Proceeds from the
The race will start and end at the Chamber of Commerce on Main Street. Packet pick-up will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Borger Chamber of Commerce.
The cost is $25 for participants who register by April 13. Race Day Registration is $30.

Hutchinson County burn ban lifted

March 27, 2012

The Hutchinson County burn ban has been lifted for the time being, allowing residents to burn their trash freely.
On Monday, March 26, 2012, Commissioners met at the County Courthouse to discuss with Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards whether to consider or approve continuing or rescinding the County’s burn ban.

March 26th

Fritch chamber names man and women of the year

March 26, 2012

The Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce named its Man of the Year and Woman of the Year during its banquet festivities Saturday evening at Sanford Fritch Junior High School. Tara Huff, left, and Vicki Wilson, right, shared honors as Woman of the Year, and Kirk Coker, middle, was named Man of the Year.
PHOTO BY DON RICE

BFD doing fire hydrant inspections

March 26, 2012

The Borger Fire Department will be doing fire hydrant inspections next month.
Jerry Langwell, Fire Marshal for the Borger Fire Department, said the department will be conducting fire hydrant inspections throughout the entire city during the month of April.
“In doing this, it may cause some citizens to see some changes in your water that comes from your faucet,” he said.
When the department inspects hydrants, it operates the hydrant for a couple of seconds to assure the hydrant is working properly and to make sure the hydrant is free from any material that will harm its trucks.

 

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