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September 14th, 2011
Hutchinson County has a new Republican County Chairman.
Mary Kay Phelan has been approved to serve as the new chairman for Hutchinson County and her duties are beginning effective immediately.
Meryl Barnett, who has served as county chairman for the past 30 years, initially chose Conny Moore to take his place. Moore served in the position for two years. However, due to some health issues within his family, Barnett allowed him to step down and he took the role back over temporarily.
Two arrests have been made in reference to an assault that occurred last Thursday evening.
On Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, the arrests were made by the Borger Police Department in reference to a recent sexual assault that was reported on Sept. 8, 2011, that occurred in the late evening hours on Union Street.
With the incident and investigation currently ongoing and active, the circumstances leading up to the identity and arrest of the suspects are not presently being provided and released, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
Early Thursday evening on September 8, 2011, Sanford citizens got the opportunity to voice their opinion to Bobby Eubanks, Jr., Manager of Post Office Operations out of Fort Worth at Sanford Community Hall.
This meeting gave the chance to discuss any alternatives to closing the post office, which has been proposed.
A review of business activities of the Post Office at this site revealed that the office workload has declined.
This reduced workload suggests the maintenance of an independent Post Office here may no longer be warranted.
The people of Hutchinson County made a point to ensure that the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, will not be forgotten.
Close to 300 people were in attendance at a special 9/11 Memorial Service held Sunday afternoon in Huber Park.
The service was held in the area where a 9/11 monument, currently in the works, will be placed.
(Editorâ€™s Note: The following speech was given by Judge William D. Smith during a special 9/11 memorial service held Sunday afternoon at Huber Park.)
My friends, we gather here today to pay homage and tribute to those who are no longer with us but whose memory will long affect us.
We, like millions of other Americans, remember what we did and where we were 10 have not forgotten our feelings and emotions â€“ sometimes of helplessness, of frustration, of forlorn, and of anger â€“ as we watched planes crash, fires burn, buildings tumble and victims, along with brave rescuers, die.
Dr. Edward Quiros and his wife, Dr. Corazon P. Quiros of Borger, were just two of the many people who saw the attacks on September 11, 2001.
â€śEverything just stopped,â€ť Corazon said.
On 9/11, Dr. C.P. and her husband were in New York City where they were spending a few days to attend a re-certification review course for the American College of Surgeons Board.
â€śOur hotel was right beside Empire State Building,â€ť said Dr. C.P.
At the time that it happened, Dr. C.P. was waiting for her sister-in-law, who was coming from New Jersey.
Late Thursday night between the hours of 9:45 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on September 8, 2011, A female victim was walking on Union Street heading towards Keeler Heights addition. The female victim was at the bottom of the hill on Union Street, when a white male, wearing a mask, approached her and assaulted her from behind.
The honorary chairman for this yearâ€™s HOPE event truly believes anything is possible when one has hope and God on their side.
Shana K. Richardson, who is holding the title this year, said that after two years of not feeling well and knowing something wasnâ€™t right, she finally went to the doctor with her symptoms.
â€śI went for a colonoscopy on Dec. 27, 2006. That was when I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Colon/Rectal Cancer,â€ť she said. â€śI had numerous tests run and they found that the cancer was contained in one area.â€ť
With the tenth anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, quickly approaching, a memorial service to be held in Borger is in the works.
The service is being coordinated by the Borger Area Emergency Services Honor Guard with help from the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Borger Complex Honor Guard.
It will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.
Bob Tiffany, who is a member of the Borger Area Emergency Services Honor Guard, said the service will be held at the site in Huber Park where the 9/11 memorial currently in the works will be constructed.
Patriotism is the theme for this yearâ€™s Howdy Neighbor Day in Fritch.
The annual event is set to be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in the Fritch City Park. A parade will kick off this yearâ€™s activities. Beginning at 10 a.m., floats, decorated vehicles, golf carts, wagons, bicycles, cars, and tractors will proceed from the Fritch Post Office area down Broadway to the Fritch City Park.