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October 11th, 2011

Get a good scare at the Johnson Park Insane Asylum

October 11, 2011

Instead of making a trip to Amarillo for a good scare, check out the Johnson Park Insane Asylum.
The Johnson Park Youth Center, along with support from the Borger City Council, made the project possible. Residents can visit the haunted house for an inexpensive price between October 17 and October 29, 2011.
Johnson Park Insane Asylum will be open Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. and from 7 p.m. till midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
Admission will be $5. Children under 11 years old should be accompanied by an adult.

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Border News Herald

FPC Nurse Club holding “Christmas in October” drive

October 11, 2011

Christmas in October is here again!
Every year, the Frank Phillips Nurse Club hosts a “Christmas in October Drive,” helping surrounding nursing home residents.
This particular drive collects items that will help make life for nursing home residents a little simpler. These items include lotions, puzzle books, stationery, razors, socks, deodorant, lap blankets, soap, pens, pencils, etc.

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Border News Herald

October 10th

City considering changes to animal control ordinance

October 10, 2011

Officials seeking opinions from the public prior to passage

The City of Borger is considering changes to its animal control ordinance. However, before these changes are made, it is seeking input from the public regarding these pending changes.
Eddie Edwards, Borger City Manager, said that in order to allow ample time for public comment, the city council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Animal Control Ordinance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011.
Those wanting to read the ordinance in its entirety can find it on the City of Borger web site at www.ci.borger.tx.us.

BISD naming four recipients to honor wall

October 10, 2011

Borger ISD will officially name four recipients to its Honor Wall in a special ceremony this week.
Ellen Coffman, Cleo Morrison, Gerald Myers, and Jeep Webb will be honored during a reception at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Borger High School. The four will also be recognized during half time of the BHS Homecoming football game on Friday evening.
Coffman and Webb are retired Borger ISD employees, and Morrison and Myers are Borger ISD alumni.

October 8th

Plans in works for Christmas parade

October 8, 2011

Plans are currently in the works for the Borger Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade.
The parade is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 5. Entry forms will be available starting on Nov. 1, at the Chamber of Commerce office, located at 613 North Main in Borger.
All entries will need to be decorated in a holiday motif and is asked to depict the Christmas season.
Beverly Benton, CEO of the Borger Chamber of Commerce, said businesses, clubs, churches, and individuals are invited to take part in this fun way to begin the Christmas season.

CRMWA general manager receives PRPC award

October 8, 2011

The general manager of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority was recently named the recipient of a special award from the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission.
Kent Satterwhite, who serves as the general manager of CRMWA, received the PRPC’s Regional Service Award at the organization’s annual meeting and banquet, which was held on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room.

The Cat in the Hat promotes 4-H to BIS students

October 8, 2011

(Editor’s Note: In honor of Oct. 2-8 being National 4-H Week, the Hutchinson County 4-H will be running a series of articles throughout this week’s editions of the Borger News-Herald.)

County Extension agents Kristy Synatschk and Sandra Duke brought a special friend to the Borger Intermediate school on Tuesday, October 4th, to share a message about 4-H.
More than 200 5th graders got to go on a virtual journey as Duke read a special 4-H version of the classic Dr. Seuss book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”.

October 6th

Moonlight Madness taking place this Friday

October 6, 2011

Main Street will be abuzz with activity this Friday as the Borger Downtown Merchants host their Moonlight Madness event.
The event will take place on October 7, 2011 from 6 p.m. until midnight.
During this event, there will be a pumpkin carving contest. All entries will be displayed in store windows and voted on by those who attend Moonlight Madness. The winner of the contest will receive a $50 gift certificate that can be spent at one of the participating stores.

Frank Phillips College releases fall enrollment numbers

October 6, 2011

After the talk surrounding the state legislature looking into placing Frank Phillips College on the list of community colleges to potentially lose state funding in January, a fair question to ask was, how the negative news would potentially impact the college’s enrollment this fall.
During the FPC Board of Regents meeting on September 19th, the college released their head count for the fall semester which showed 839 academic students and 271 career and technical students for a total of 1033.

October 5th

Hospital completion certificate accepted

October 5, 2011

A certificate of substantial completion for the new Golden Plains Community Hospital has officially been accepted by the Hutchinson County Hospital District Board of Directors.
The certificate was officially signed by Dr. Jock Lee, DVM, Chairman of the HCHD board, during the board’s regular meeting Monday evening.
Dennis Jack, CEO of GPCH, said the certificate is a document that came with the USDA funding. It is one of the very last documents that needs to be finalized, stating that the elements of the construction contract have been substantially met.

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