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March 21st, 2012
Next week Borger residents will experience 80 degree temperatures outdoors, meaning spring is officially here.
However, this also means it is the time of the year for tornadoes and possibly floods.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said tornadoes and severe weather usually begin late March and end around July 4. Several situations the Panhandle sees are hail, flooding, high winds, lightning, and tornadoes, which are by far the most dangerous.
Around 1992 Fritch was hit by a F5 Tornado, completely destroying 525 homes and severely damaging 900. Luckily, no one was killed.
The Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce banquet is set for this Saturday.
Tickets are still available for the banquet, which will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Sanford-Fritch Junior High Cafeteria. The deadline to purchase tickets is tomorrow.
The banquet will be catered by Tio Panchoâ€™s Restaurant in Fritch. Tickets for the event are $11 for adults and $6 for children ages five and under. The menu will include beef and chicken fajitas, all the trimmings, drink, and dessert.
On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents accepted a resolution canceling the 2012 election.
This year, the Board of Regents had three full, six year at-large terms and one four-year, unexpired Spring Creek term up for re-election. As of Monday, March 5th, the last day for applications to be filed to be placed on the ballot, applications were received from Jay Campbell, Dr. Shad Goldston, and Sandra Hilbert for the at-large positions and from Tonya Moore for the Spring Creek position. All four currently serve on the board.
Wells Fargo donated the collectorâ€™s edition pony for 2011 to the Borger Fire Department. Each year, Wells Fargo stores receive a large stuffed version of the pony introduced for that yearâ€™s promotion. As part of giving back to the community, the bank presented this yearâ€™s pony to the Borger Fire Department in hopes that it can offer it to a worthy family touched by tragedy.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
An Amarillo company is in the process of purchasing Frankâ€™s Floor Covering.
Witt Flooring is planning to move into the location within the next month, according to the companyâ€™s general manager, Pat Callahan.
Callahan said it will be about a 30-day span until Witt Flooring officially takes over the building.
Witt Flooring Center will provide Borger with a wide choice of carpet, hardwood, laminate flooring, ceramic tile and natural stone products. The center will have more in-stock items as well as tools and materials for self installation, but they also offer full service installation.
On Monday afternoon, Frank Phillips College Anthropology Students made a presentation to the FPC Board of Regents to establish a Holocaust Remembrance Day for April 19th, 2012, in conjunction with the Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust from Sunday, April 15th, 2012 through Sunday, April 22nd, 2012, and accept the organizationâ€™s Holocaust Remembrance Proclamation.
The Borger Healthcare Center will hold its spring fling at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 20. The center is inviting its senior friends 55 and older for lunch, music, and door prizes. The center is located at 1316 South Florida. For more information on the spring fling, call the center at 273-3785.
Action on an amended animal control ordinance for the City of Borger will move forward this Tuesday.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council will take action to introduce an ordinance amending the City of Borger Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Animal Control.
The Borger City Council was set to act on this ordinance last fall, but postponed action after a lengthy meeting and public hearing was held for the public.
It is time once again for local citizens to bash their trash!
The City of Borger will be holding its upcoming trash bash April 9-14, 2012. It is sponsoring this free week for county residents to bring their trash to the transfer station.
Kathie Harber, who is with the City of Borger, said tire disposal will also be an available service for locals during Trash Bash Week.
â€śTire disposal, for residential customers, will not have a limit during this week,â€ť she said.
On Monday, March 19th, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents will take action on canceling the 2012 Board of Regents Election.
This year the Board of Regents had three full, six year at-large terms and one four-year, unexpired Spring Creek term scheduled to expire in 2012. As of the March 6th deadline for the candidates to file for the 2012 election, the applications received for the open positions were from Jay Campbell, Sandra Hilbert, and Dr. Shad Goldston for the three at-large terms, and Tonya Moore for the unexpired Spring Creek term.