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January 24th, 2012
Hutchinson County is once again under a burn ban.
During the Hutchinson County Commissioners Court meeting Monday, Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards encouraged commissioners to approve reinforcement of the burn ban.
He said during the past two weeks a lot of deterioration has occurred and firefighters have been called out to six grass fires.
â€śWeather reports say that we might receive moisture but we donâ€™t feel it will be enough to offset our conditions,â€ť said Richards. Commissioners approved to place the burn ban in effect for the next 90 days.
Anthony Manzella, 19 years of age, Fritch was electrocuted while working on a privately owned power head power line line near ConocoPhillips Refinery on Monday around 10 a.m.
Manzella was standing in a cherry picker bucket on a service truck when he was electrocuted.
He did not fall out of the bucket. Crew members working with Manzella called 911.
The man was a employee for B&G Electric. Chief Deputy James Qualls from the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office said the Justice of the Peace pronounced him dead at the scene.
February 4th is the first day candidates can file to be a candidate for the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents on the May 12th Borger general election ballot.
This year the FPC Board of Regents will have three six-year at-large terms up for reelection, with the positions currently held by Jay Campbell, Sandra Hilbert, and Dr. Shad Goldston.
Along with the three at-large terms, one four-year unexpired term for the Spring Creek District is up for reelection, a seat that is currently held by Tonya Moore.
The Borger Rotary Club held its first perfect attendance bike giveaway of the year on Friday in the cafeteria of Gateway and Crockett Elementaries. Winners of the bikes were first grader Riley Sams, second grader Daniel Fitzgerald, third grader Maggie Buttermore, and fourth grader William St. Clair. Over the past six weeks, 68 first graders had perfect attendance, 73 first graders had perfect attendance, 59 third graders had perfect attendance, and 68 fourth graders had perfect attendance.
On Thursday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved to provide loans to Brandvik Pipe and Equipment and Global Frontline Solutions to be used for expansion projects.
The Borger EDC board approved providing Brandvik with a 36 month no interest loan for $217,000 a which the company will use to purchase an electromagnetic inspection (EMI) system from New Tech Systems out of Midland and a commitment to add six additional jobs over the next three years.
A semi-truck was involved in a wreck Thursday afternoon. The truck was traveling southbound on Highway 207. According to Donny Davis of Carson County DPS, driver Lawrence Graves, 52, of Stinnett was traveling at an unsafe speed and attempted to turn west, when he lost control of the truck and flipped it on its side at the intersection of 207 and FM 281. The driver refused any medical treatment at the scene and was not wearing a seatbelt.
The City of Borger has approved amendments to water pricing agreements with two local companies.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council approved amendments to water pricing agreements with Sid Richardson Carbon Company and Degussa Engineered Carbons.
Under the terms of the Sid Richardson agreement, both the company and city agree that the price of water delivered under their contract will be $1.62 per 1,000 gallons and will remain so until the end of this year.
A recent drug bust in Fritch was one of the main subjects of the cityâ€™s council meeting this week.
Chief Kirk Coker of the Fritch Police Department spoke about the drug bust on Hoyne last weekend. Upon arriving at the house police officers found meth, glass beakers, tubbing lithium, bloody needles, needle backs soaking in bleach water to be re-used, meth pipes, crack pipes, and marijuana pipes in site throughout the house, and a room full of pornography and other movies (there was no evidence of children there, but there was a classic pedophile type scenario evident.)
Borger ISD is truly proud of the accomplishments of its students and staff, both in the classroom and on the athletic field.
With this in mind, the district composed a list of â€śGreats Facts About Borger ISD.â€ť Superintendent Chance Welch said the list includes accomplishments of students and organizations in the districts, as well as many of the excellent programs that are available to BISD students.
Coffee Memorial Blood Center will be at Frank Phillips College in search of those volunteers willing to save a life.
The center will be holding a drive on Feb. 6, 2012, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Center for Access and Innovation Building Conference Center room at FPC. All eligible donors who present to donate will receive a free t-shirt. A photo ID or donor card is required to donate, and donors must be at least 17 years of age to be eligible to give blood.