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October 21st, 2011

New hospital open house set for tomorrow

October 21, 2011

Are you ready to see the new hospital? The time is drawing near!
On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, a public open house for the new Golden Plains Community Hospital will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours will be taking place throughout the hospital during those hours, and will be held each quarter hour.

Keep your home safe from pests this fall

October 21, 2011

Fall is a favorite season for many, as it signals the beginning of colorful leaves and crisp weather. But for many pest including rodents, spiders, cockroaches, scorpions, etc., the change in the weather indicates the need to find cover from the cold winter ahead.
Lisa Vinyard of Industrial Pest Management reminds homeowners of the importance that fall pest-proofing can play in keeping pests from making their home in yours.
“The best way to prevent pest invasions is exclusion.” said Vinyard,
A few ways to do that are as follows:

Lake Meredith’s “Big Tree” has fallen

October 21, 2011

The Lake Meredith National Recreations Area’s well-known “Big Tree” has fallen.
Due to the years of vandalism and repeated fires, the cottonwood tree was severely damaged, hollow, and unstable.

October 20th

Paul Belton school may see name change

October 20, 2011

Paul Belton Early Childhood Center may soon be seeing a name change.
Discussion was held on the matter during the regular meeting of the Borger ISD Board of Trustees Thursday evening. The proposed name change will be Paul Belton Elementary School.
BISD Superintendent Chance Welch said that PBECC principal Amy Blansett approached him about the possibility after getting input from some of her teachers.
Welch said the district does consider PBECC to be a rigorous academic elementary school.

Council approves account for 9/11 monument

October 20, 2011

The Borger City Council has taken action to establish an account for the 9/11 memorial to be constructed in Huber Park, which is still in the planning stages.
The council approved action to establish an account for the construction and perpetual care of the monument. Eddie Edwards, city manager, said Bob Tiffany, who is with the 9/11 memorial committee, has asked the city to establish an account to accept donations for the construction of the memorial.
Edwards said the city is certainly capable to track incoming money and pay any bills as needed from that account.

October 19th

Seliger to hold town hall meeting in Borger

October 19, 2011

State Senator Kel Seliger is coming to Borger for a town hall meeting next week.
The meeting will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
Senator Seliger has traveled throughout the Panhandle, South Plains, and Permian Basin throughout the last two months to discuss the activities of the 82nd Legislative Session with his constituents.
“The town hall meetings are a great way to ensure there is continuing dialogue from the people who live in my district,” he said. “I hold them regularly and use the information exchanged.”

Redd receives positive review from EDC Board

October 19, 2011

On Tuesday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors performed their annual review for Borger EDC CEO Dan Redd during the board’s October meeting.
The EDC Board gave Redd a positive report, which extended his contract for another year. Redd has served as the EDC CEO for five years and will enter his sixth.
During Tuesday’s meeting, the EDC Board approved entering a contract with Leading EDG to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Borger area.

October 18th

New hospital set to open next week

October 18, 2011

The new Golden Plains Community Hospital is set to open next week!
Dennis Jack, CEO of Golden Plains Community Hospital, spoke to the Borger Rotary Club recently about the progress of the new facility. The moving of items from the old facility to the new facility will be taking place this week, with most of the moving taking place this Thursday and Friday.
On Saturday, Oct. 22, a public open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours will be taking place throughout the hospital during those hours.

FPC accepts $25,000 from United Supermarkets Foundation

October 18, 2011

On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents approved accepting a $25,000 donation from the United Supermarkets Foundation which was presented to the college back on September 30th.
The gift was the second part of $50,000 United Supermarkets awarded FPC to be used towards the renovation of the Biology Lab that was complete this summer.
United Supermarkets presented its first installment of the donation back in October of 2010.

Various fall, Halloween festivities taking place throughout county

October 18, 2011

October is full of fun fall events and exciting Halloween festivities throughout the county.
A few family events that will be out in the community for citizens to enjoy include the following:
The Spring Creek School Halloween Carnival is to be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. The cafeteria will serve food from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the games and booths will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come in costume if you like!

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