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May 11th, 2011
Even in the midst of recent turmoil, the future of Frank Phillips College is still looking bright.
Dr. Jud Hicks, president of FPC, was the featured speaker for the Borger Rotary Club meeting Tuesday. He spoke candidly about some of the issues the college has faced in the past, as well as its future plans.
He said when the news broke on Jan. 19 about the possibility of FPCâ€™s state funding being cut and the college facing potential closure, it was not a good day on campus.
The time for cancer survivors to get registered for the Relay For Life is quickly approaching!
The last chance for the cancer survivors or supporters residing in the Hutchinson County to register to take part in the Relay for Life and to get their invitation to the annual Survivorâ€™s Dinner and receive their t-shirt is Friday, May 13.
Tuesday morning the Borger Mixed Doubles team of senior Josh Madden and junior Abbie Madden won the 3A State Title at the State Tennis Tournament in Austin.
The pair won the championship match in straight sets over Laird Beaty and Courtney Johnson of Lindale 6-4, 6-2.
The steel for a 9/11 monument to be constructed in Borger is set to arrive Wednesday.
Locals are encouraged to line for the streets for the arrival of the steel taking place at 1 p.m., which is coming straight from Ground Zero of the World Trade Center via Pierce Trucking.
The procession will start at Rice Construction and will then go down Cedar to Zachry Construction, where the monument will be made for the 9/11 memorial in Huber Park. Locals are encouraged to line Cedar Street and show their support.
The project has been overseen by Elks Lodge #1581.
The City of Stinnett is preparing for its annual cleanup.
The cleanup was discussed at the city council meeting, held Monday evening at Stinnett City Hall.
The annual cleanup for Stinnett will be held June 6 thru June 18, 2011. This yearâ€™s cleanup will be different from past years. There will be disposal bins at the recycling center and designated areas to drop off your items.
With school just a few weeks from being out, the final touches are being put on the City of Borgerâ€™s Park Recreation Program for the summer.
Annadon Keys, Johnson Park Youth Center Supervisor, said the program is free and reaches out to children who are in first through seventh grades.
â€śOur goal is that each child receives the same attention, rewards, and fun equally, regardless of financial status,â€ť she said. â€śIt is very important for us to provide an exciting and fun-filled summer to as many children as possible.â€ť
Borger and Hutchinson Countyâ€™s emergency management coordinator has been hard at work on his higher education in order to continue keeping citizens safe.
Danny Richards graduated with a Masterâ€™s of Science Degree in Emergency Management from Jacksonville State University in Alabama on April 29, 2011.
He said Jacksonville State University offers one of the best curriculums for emergency managers wishing to further their professional studies.
â€śThe program requires an in-depth study of government structure, emergency response, financial recovery, and hazard mitigation,â€ť Richards said.
Les Sharp is running for a seat on the Borger ISD Board of Trustees.
Sharp has lived in Borger for 22 years. He said he was welcomed by the people of Borger as a young science teacher straight out of school at Texas Tech who made him feel at home.
â€śI met a beautiful girl (Melanie Pepper) whom I was privileged to marry and we have been blessed with four terrific children,â€ť he said. â€śBorger is a great community and a wonderful place to raise a family.â€ť
The Borger Police Department is currently investigating a criminal mischief incident involving a local church.
The criminal mischief took place at New Jerusalem Church, located at 1016 Brain Street. According to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD, sometime between April 29 and 30, 2011, several windows were broken on the church.
The Borger City Council has granted an additional extension of time to one local resident to allow her to continue refurbishing two different properties.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the council approved an order to further modify the recommendation of the Building Standards Commission to require Penny Hodges to obtain a remodel permit for structures located at 309 South Hedgecoke and 219-221 W. Jefferson, within a 10-day period, and gave her an additional 90 days to complete repairs.