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October 24th, 2011
With the new Golden Plains Community Hospital finally completed and about to open its doors, the hospitalâ€™s CEO took time to reflect on the opening of the new facility.
Dennis Jack said he feels like a proud but exhausted father that has just helped deliver the biggest baby on record.
â€śIf I had the energy I would say I am going on vacation to Disney World, but that sounds like too much walking,â€ť he said. â€śI think I will just work from my desk as soon as I get all the boxes unpacked.â€ť
He said one of the things people who see the new hospital will comment on is how big it looks.
A longtime Borger ISD board member has officially submitted his resignation.
Johnny Rusten, who has served on the board for the past 13 years, and most recently held the position of president, has made the decision to step down.
â€śThroughout our lives, seasons come and seasons go. One of the greatest seasons of my life was the most recent thirteen years of my life as a trustee of the Borger Independent School District,â€ť Rusten said in a letter submitted to BISD superintendent Chance Welch. â€śIt is with regret that I must end that special time in my life with this letter of resignation.â€ť
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.
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.
â€śThe best way to prevent pest invasions is exclusion.â€ť said Vinyard,
A few ways to do that are as follows:
The Lake Meredith National Recreations Areaâ€™s well-known â€śBig Treeâ€ť has fallen.
Due to the years of vandalism and repeated fires, the cottonwood tree was severely damaged, hollow, and unstable.
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.
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.
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.
â€śThe town hall meetings are a great way to ensure there is continuing dialogue from the people who live in my district,â€ť he said. â€śI hold them regularly and use the information exchanged.â€ť
On Tuesday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors performed their annual review for Borger EDC CEO Dan Redd during the boardâ€™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 Tuesdayâ€™s meeting, the EDC Board approved entering a contract with Leading EDG to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Borger area.
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.