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May 20th, 2011
The City of Borger Park Recreation Program has gotten a huge boost as it prepares to kick off this June.
Hutchinson County Cares recently gave a donation of $5,000 on behalf of the cityâ€™s program. Tony Powell, Jim Bridwell, Jerri Aylor, and Toby Nutter presented the money to Annadon Keys, supervisor of the Johnson Park Youth Center.
Keys said because of the donation, children from Fritch and Stinnett will be allowed to attend the program absolutely free this year.
On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents unanimously approved an employment contract for FPC President Dr. Jud Hicks, effective April 18 and running until July 31 of 2012.
After serving as the interim president since December, the Board of Regents officially named Dr. Hicks as the new college president during its April meeting.
Prior to becoming president, Dr. Hicks served as the collegeâ€™s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), a position he had held since 2002.
The Borger Rotary Club recognized three students for their accomplishments in this yearâ€™s Four-Way Test Essay Contest.
Borger Middle School student Cooper Jones was named the first place winner, and BMS students Shelby Harris and Ashleigh Brown each tied for second.
All across Hutchinson County, there are fund raisers going on to help cancer survivors and those who are suffering from it.
Two are on behalf of Relay for Life, and one is on the behalf of a young teen suffering from cancer.
The St. Andrew United Methodist Church â€śHeavenlyâ€ť Cookies Team for the 2011 Relay for life will be holding a fundraiser called â€śBowl-A-Rama.â€ť This will start at 1pm and will last till 5pm on Sunday, May 22 at Wildcatterâ€™s, 1501 South Main.
A longtime board member and a new board member were sworn in as trustees during the regular meeting of the Borger ISD board of trustees Tuesday evening.
Robert Bradley, a longtime board member and current vice-president, and Les Sharp, newly elected board member, have officially started their new terms as board members.
The Borger City Council has officially ratified the results of this yearâ€™s general election.
After a canvass of the votes of the election, which was held this past Saturday, a resolution was passed to canvass the returns and declare the results of the election.
Following this action, council members Robert Vinyard, who currently serves as Mayor Pro-Tem, and Jeff Brain, who currently serves as Mayor, were administered the oath of office and the statement of elected officer. The two then presented certificates of election to each other.
Luminarias are now available to purchase for this yearâ€™s Relay For Life, in remembrance of those fighting or lost loved ones from the cause of cancer. All funds from purchases will go towards Luminarias presented in a ceremony that will happen during the relay .
The Relay for Life is set for June 10 and 11 from 7pm-7am at the Huber Park located in Borger. Names in memory of or in honor of are placed on white bags, which will line the Relay For Life track at Huber Park. The Luminaria ceremony will take place at dusk.
With May 15-21 being National Police Week, the Borger Police Department has received appreciation from a newly formed organization.
To kick off the week, members of the BPD Blue Rose Association, an association established to help police members and their families in times of need, presented the Borger Police Department with an Honorary Cake of Appreciation.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD said the department would greatly like to thank the members of the BPD Blue Rose Association, particularly Rhonda Roberts - president; Melissa Strope - vice president; and Susan Holland, treasurer.
The top 10s for each of the classes at Borger High School received special honors during the schoolâ€™s academic awards banquet held Monday evening at First United Methodist Church.
The election results from the Borger City Council and Borger Independent School Board races are officially in!
Robert Vinyard won re-election in the general election held Saturday, May 14 over challengers Brandy Callahan and John Ray.
According to unofficial vote totals released by the City of Borger, Vinyard received 394 votes to Callahanâ€™s 321 votes and Rayâ€™s 60 votes.
In early voting, Vinyard received 183 votes, Callahan received 202 votes, and Ray received 38 votes.