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October 17th, 2011
Borger ISD is encouraging the schools to be drug free.
The week of Oct. 24 ‚Äď 28, 2011 Borger Schools will have their annual Red Ribbon Week of activities. The theme of the week is ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs up to me to be drug-free.‚ÄĚ
Borger ISD uses Red Ribbon Week to educate the schools and the community about how important it is to be drug-free.
All through the week students are asked to take part in activities. Monday is ‚ÄúI‚Äôm a ‚ÄėJean-ius‚Äô-I am Drug- Free Day.‚ÄĚ Everyone is asked to wear jeans. Tuesday is the day to join the war against drugs, and students are asked to wear camouflage.
On Wednesday, October 19th, Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen fans are encouraged to wear pink to support ‚ÄúDig for a Cure‚ÄĚ during the volleyball team‚Äôs WJCAC conference match against NMMI at 7:00 p.m. at the BCAC.
All donations and proceeds from the match will go to the ‚ÄúSusan G. Komen Fight against Breast Cancer.‚ÄĚ
During the game a drawing will be held for an iPAD 2 being donated Verizon Wireless. Raffle tickets are $3 each or four for $10 and you must be present in order to win.
This Saturday, the Borger High School and West Texas High School marching bands will take part in the UIL Region One Marching Contest at Dick Bivins Stadium in Amarillo.
The West Texas High Marching Band will compete in the marching contest first, taking the field at 2:00 p.m.
The 55-member Comanche Band will perform a show which features the music of Michael Jackson, including ‚ÄúThriller,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúI'll Be There,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúBillie Jean.‚ÄĚ
The City of Borger was recently named the winner of a special award at the Texas Municipal League Annual Conference in Houston.
During the opening general session of the 2011 conference, which was held in Houston, the city was announced as the winner of the Public Safety category for cities under 25,000 for its ‚ÄúPublic Safety Training Partnerships.‚ÄĚ
Are you tough enough to wear pink for breast cancer awareness? The Borger High School cheerleaders are asking the community this very question.
On Saturday, October 15th, Freestyle School of Karate & MMA will be holding a Women‚Äôs Self-Defense Seminar from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
On why the school is holding the self-defense seminar, Master Donald Stang of Freestyle School of Karate & MMA said, ‚ÄúI believe this is much needed for our ladies in this community, due to what has happen recently and for their future protection. We offer 28 years of experience in the Martial Arts and great understanding in what it takes to teach someone to defend themselves.‚ÄĚ
Borger ISD will be having a busy homecoming schedule over the next couple of days.
The homecoming parade will be held starting at around 6-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. The parade route will line up at 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Cornerstone Christian Church, 10th and Main, and proceed south on Main Street, west on Third Street, and south on McGee towards BHS.
As plans are being made to amend the animal control ordinance for the City of Borger, one of the issues addressed in the ordinance is the number of pets that can be owned by an individual at any one time.
Except as authorized, a person commits an offense if he or she owns or harbors on the premises of a single residence more than four pets or companion animals in any combination.
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.
Christmas in October is here again!
Every year, the Frank Phillips Nurse Club hosts a ‚ÄúChristmas in October Drive,‚ÄĚ 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.