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April 18th, 2011
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument have officially posted a ban on smoking and campfires in the parks.
The restrictions were made effective Saturday and will remain in place until decided by the Superintendent.
Park officials feel that â€śthe risk to public safety and structures within park boundaries and neighboring communities from a human-caused fire is great enough that these restrictions are necessary.â€ť
Restrictions that have been put in place are as follows:
While a majority of the economic headlines in recent years have dealt with the loss of jobs and the rising cost in food and energy, the Borger Economic Development Corporationâ€™s Spring Fling Breakfast on Friday morning gave people in the attendance a break from the economic bad news, with several positive reports given from Borger EDC backed projects within the community.
Two appeals to halt the process of demolition of property in town will be on the agenda of the Borger City Council Tuesday.
The council will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
Yesterday was a very busy day for the emergency operators of Borger and the surrounding areas.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards stated that there were gusts of winds over 70 MPH. He also stated that at 9 a.m. a reported power pole fell on top of a home on the block of Sixth St.
At 10 a.m., a carport was blown into electrical lines on 1200 block of Indiana Street.
At 10:30 a.m. on Fourth and Alabama St., a downed power pole was reported. At 1p.m. a roof was reported to have flown into electrical lines in the 2100 block of Huber Avenue.
Copper wire thefts have been on the rise in Hutchinson County.
According to Captain Aaron R. McWilliams of the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, the HCSO has seen a dramatic increase in the theft of copper over the past year.
â€śThese thefts have impacted local citizens, local businesses, farmers, ranchers, and the oil and gas industry,â€ť he said. â€śOver the past year an estimated $100,000 in lost production, lost equipment, and lost property has been investigated by area law enforcement.â€ť
(Editorâ€™s Note: With April 10-16 being National Volunteer Week, this is part four of a four-part series about the importance of volunteers in certain organizations throughout the community.)
Volunteers are not only critical to helping organizations runs smoothly. They are also key to helping them keep citizens safe and healthy.
Cindy Nickell at American Red Cross of Borger said she can use volunteers. She continued to say the Hutchinson County area has well over 100 volunteers who respond to fires, help canteen the firefighters, and also train the public in CPR and first aid.
Borger High School will officially have a new principal at the start of the new school year.
After a closed session Thursday evening, the Borger ISD board of trustees voted to approve David S. Tyson of Kerens as the new principal to replace Tony McCarthy. McCarthy will be taking an administrative position within the district.
Tyson will be coming to BHS from his position as principal at Kerens High School in Kerens, where he has served from 2006 until the present time.
(Editor's Note: With April 10-16 being National Volunteer Week, this is part three of a four-part series about the importance of volunteers in certain organizations throughout the community.)
Three local organizations with the goal of helping citizens consider volunteers extremely important to the work that they do.
Those seeking some food, fun, and great sales are invited to come out to the Downtown Merchants Associationâ€™s Moonlight Madness event this Friday.
The event will take place from 6-10 p.m. Friday, April 15.
The event promises fun, refreshments, sales, and a poker run on foot for those who participate.
Several businesses on Main Street will be participating in the eveningâ€™s activities.
Those participating in the Moonlight Madness event are as follows:
â€˘Sugar Rush Old-Fashioned Candy
â€˘Texas Mikeâ€™s Western Wear
â€˘Four Sisters Antiques
(Editorâ€™s Note: With April 10-16 being National Volunteer Week, this is part two of a four-part series about the importance of volunteers in certain organizations throughout the community.)
There are two local non-profit organizations that depend on the help of volunteers in order to continue having an impact in the community.
United Way and HutchCares find having volunteers a very critical part of their non-profit organizations.
Kim Cook, the director for HutchCares, said that the organization â€śwould have nothing if it werenâ€™t for the volunteers.â€ť