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The Hutchinson County Hospital District has passed a resolution in regards to the district retirement plan.
The resolution, passed by the board at its regular meeting last Monday evening, will terminate the 457b â€“ HCHD Employee Retirement Plan and give employees access to an alternate program.
Dennis Jack, CEO of Golden Plains Community Hospital, said that when the district ran and operated the hospital, they had a retirement program that was allowed only for government entities.
The Borger City Council will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
Action will be taken on the final reading of Ordinance O-005-11, amending the City of Borger Code of Ordinance, Article 4.02, Alcoholic Beverages.
The council will also conduct a public hearing on a request from Jeff Whittington to rezone a 1.5 acre tract of land located in the SE/4 of Section 18, Block â€śYâ€ť M&C Survey, from Single Family (IF-2) zoning district to General Residence (GR) zoning district, to be known as 100 Denton.
The Boomtown Theater is looking for more actors preferably over the age of 16. Rehearsals are flexible and no experience is needed.
This coming production will be a debut and duet.
Both directors will hold auditions on January 2, 2012.
Those wanting to audition or get more information about the Boomtown Theater, call 273-2656. or call Tara at 806-680- 4621.
The Borger ISD board approved a policy update during its regular meeting Thursday evening.
One of the policies, known as FO (Local), pertains to student discipline. Corporal punishment will not be used when a parent has submitted a signed statement to the principal prohibiting the use of corporal punishment. The parent can reinstate corporal punishment by submitting another signed statement at any time.
The Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips CISD board of trustees met Thursday night in Stinnett.
The board approved the independent financial audit for the fiscal year beginning Sept. 1, 2010, and ending August 31, 2011.
Action was also taken to establish an active and continuing records management program as required by the Texas State Library and Archives commission and designate Bill Wiggins, superintendent of Schools, as the Records Management Officer.
A second member of the Fernandez has entered a guilty plea.
Aaron Fernandez, 26, pleaded guilty to one county of possession with intent to distribute 110 pounds or more of marijuana, according to records of the court. He will face a maximum of 20 years behind bars.
On Thursday evening, an announcement was made during the Borger ISD School Board meeting that Jason Carter has been named as the Borger Lady Bulldogs Head Volleyball Coach.
Carter has spent several years coaching and teaching in the Borger school district, including serving as an assistant volleyball coach under Cara Adams and Michael Littlejohn.
Have you noticed the bell ringers outside of Wal-Mart?
These people are from the Salvation Army raising money for those who need it. All you have to do is place any extra change you have from shopping in the red kettle. The Salvation Army Red Kettles have been an American tradition since 1891, helping raise financial support for critical Salvation Army programs and services year round.
A local organization known for meeting the needs of people in the Hutchinson County community received a helping hand in return in the form of turkeys.
Four local men, Jimmy Anderson of Conoco Phillips, Mike Bethel of Ardent, Lanny Ferrell of WHM, and Scott Fowles donated 50 turkeys to High Plains Helping Hand for the holiday season. Anderson, Bethel, and Ferrell visited the organization Thursday to make the delivery.
Carolyn Poindexter, who is with High Plains Helping Hand, said the organization was â€śabsolutelyâ€ť blessed to receive such a generous donation.
The Christmas holiday will mark the 200 S. McGee hospital facility being 75% complete in the asbestos abatement process. Basement flooring, pipe fittings, and duct work are what will remain to be abated after the holiday. A few questionable items are being tested and pending results, will be abated if they return positive for asbestos.
The initial target date for all interior asbestos removal is the second week of January, unless the items return a positive result. Consultation with the contractors will be necessary to determine a new target date and additional expense.