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May 19th, 2011

Help find a cure

May 19, 2011

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 “Heavenly” Cookies Team for the 2011 Relay for life will be holding a fundraiser called “Bowl-A-Rama.” This will start at 1pm and will last till 5pm on Sunday, May 22 at Wildcatter’s, 1501 South Main.

May 18th

Borger ISD swears in board members

May 18, 2011

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.

City council ratifies election results

May 18, 2011

The Borger City Council has officially ratified the results of this year’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 available for Relay For Life

May 18, 2011

Luminarias are now available to purchase for this year’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.

May 17th

BPD commemorates National Police Week

May 17, 2011

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.

BHS holds academic awards banquet

May 17, 2011

The top 10s for each of the classes at Borger High School received special honors during the school’s academic awards banquet held Monday evening at First United Methodist Church.

May 16th

Election results are in!

May 16, 2011

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 Callahan’s 321 votes and Ray’s 60 votes.
In early voting, Vinyard received 183 votes, Callahan received 202 votes, and Ray received 38 votes.

City council to swear in incumbent

May 16, 2011

Robert Vinyard will be sworn in for another term of office on the Borger City Council.
This action will take place during the council’s regular meeting, set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in the city council chambers of City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will canvass the returns of a city officer’s election held May 14, 2011, and will act on a resolution canvassing the returns and declaring the results of the election. The oath of office will be then administered to Vinyard, along with the statement of elected officer, and the Certificate of Election will be presented to Vinyard.

May 14th

Unofficial results show Vinyard will retain council seat

May 14, 2011

According to unofficial results, incumbent Robert Vinyard is retaining his spot on the Borger City Council.
The unofficial results were Vinyard receiving 394 votes (51%), challenger Brandy Callahan receiving 321 votes (41%) and challenger John Ray receiving 60 votes (8%).
A longtime school board member also retained his seat on the Borger ISD Board of Trustees, while a new member is set to join the board, according to unofficial results.

Purple potty fundraiser aims to “flush out cancer”

May 14, 2011

There is a fund raiser taking place right now on behalf of Relay for Life that is truly aimed at “flushing out cancer.”
Pretty purple potties are popping up on properties across the county. With a fund raising campaign theme of “Flush Out Cancer!” the Pink Warriors Relay For Life of Hutchinson County team has come up with a truly unique idea to spread the word about Relay For Life and the fight to get rid of cancer.

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