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February 22nd, 2012
â€śElks Care-Elks Shareâ€ť is the motto of Elks all over the nation.
Borger Elks Lodge #1581 recently upheld the motto in presenting a check for $1,000 to Aidenâ€™s Closet. Aidenâ€™s Closet is located in the OB/GYN department at Golden Plains Community Hospital in memory of Aiden Marshall, son of Cody and Monica Marshall. Aidenâ€™s Closet is stocked with needed items of a newborn and distributed to parent(s) who cannot afford the necessary items to take their baby home. Aidenâ€™s Closet exists because of donated purchased items or monetary donations.
Also new to Boomtown Community Theater, Charity Newman (left) and Trevor VanArsdale (right), perform in â€śThe Poet and the Muse.â€ť The play is a one-act directed and written by Sam Cornelius as part two of the debut and duet along with â€śHe Said and She Saidâ€ť on March 1, 2, and 3, 2012. To make reservations call 273-2656 or 680-4621.
PHOTO BY TARA HOPKINS
Action on a sewer project in the 3rd & Austin area of Borger has been approved.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City council approved action on awarding a bid from Whitewater Construction Inc. for the Sanitary Sewer Improvements at 3rd and Austin.
Jim Harder, Director of Utilities, addressed the council about the project. He said the sewer line from the north end of town comes down Austin Street. At one time, it used to turn west and go across Cedar Street. However, the sewer line is now turned back and goes into the edge of the CVS property and then crosses Cedar Street.
Borger Noon Lions Club was honored to have Becky Peery, RN,BSN, of Golden Plains Community Hospital as their guest speaker. Becky is a 23-year employee of GPCH who wears several hats including Infection Preventionist, Employee Health Nurse and Staff Education Coordinator. With the help of Mickey Dunigan, IT Specialist, for GPCH they presented an educational program on the cause and effect of influenza throughout the world.
TYPES OF INFULENZA INCLUDE: Type A: *A(H1N1) *A(H3N2), Type B and Type C. A and B Influenza Virus often co-circulate for our seasonal flu illnesses.
Frank Phillips College saw an increase in student head count from the 2011 fall semester to the 2012 spring semester.
In an enrollment analysis presented during the FPC Board of Regents February meeting on Monday afternoon, the college saw an academic head count increase of 852 this spring compared to 839 in the fall of 2011.
In combining academic and career and technical head count, the college saw a six-person increase, going from 1,033 to 1,039 between the last two semesters.
The school board and city council in Fritch are preparing for upcoming elections.
Sanford-Fritch will be holding elections for two opening on the SFISD School Board.
Filing started on February 4, 2012, and applications can picked up at the SFISD Administration Building, 540 Eagle Boulevard. For more information call 806-857-3122.
City of Fritch will also have elections for city council members. Leslie Bass, City Secretary, said there are two aldermen positions open, as well as the mayor position.
The Borger City Council will be acting on a sewer project at its upcoming meeting.
The meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will consider and take appropriate action to award a bid for the Third Street Sanitary Sewer Project. Information on this project will be presented by Scott Honeyfield of Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper.
Newcomers to Boomtown Community Theater, Claire Huffine (left) and Caleb Berry (right), perform in â€śHe said and she said.â€ť The play is a one-act directed by Tara Hopkins as part of the debut and duet on March 1, 2, and 3, 2012. To make reservations call 273-2656 or 680-4621.
Borger Police Report
Feb. 16, 2012
200 block of South Cedar â€“ report of suspicious person
Main & Third â€“ motorist assist
400 block of West Tenth â€“ alarm
700 block of South McGee â€“ followup
1000 block of Parkway â€“ followup
North Borger â€“ investigation
300 block of West Grand â€“ followup
Cornerstone Church â€“ followup
1200 block of Hazelwood â€“ followup
300 block of Jackson â€“ report of criminal trespass
1300 block of West Roosevelt â€“ report of disturbance
300 block of West Grand â€“ report of disturbance
Cambridge â€“ alarm
800 block of North Main â€“ report of fight in progress
On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents will hold its regularly scheduled February meeting. Items on the agenda the board will take action on include: Order and Notice for the General Election and Joint Election Order, State Employees Charitable Campaign, refinancing of 2001 bonds, and accepting of gifts and donations. Also during the meeting, the board will be provided information about the 2012 enrollment numbers and hear reports from the the college President, Vice-Presidents and Deans, and board members. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m.