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September 23rd, 2011
A local citizen with interest in the old hospital building brought her request before the Hutchinson County Hospital District Board of Directors last Monday evening.
Mary Kay Phelan, an employee of ConocoPhillips and Director of High Plains Helping Hands, said there has been interest from churches in the community to start a facility that would house a soup kitchen and shelter. She asked the board if there was a possibility of the add-on portion of the hospital being saved for such usage.
The Borger City Council has given approval to the City of Borgerâ€™s budget and tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year.
The action was taken during the councilâ€™s regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The proposed expenditures in the FY 2011-12 operating budget total $22,104,944, which include all funds and capital equipment purchases.
A free workshop being held this Friday will give non-profit organizations much needed information on the handling of legal issues.
Legal Check Up for Nonprofits will be presented in this workshop on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the Frank Phillips College campus in the A&I Conference Center.
Beverly Benton, CEO of the Borger Chamber of Commerce, said the workshop is open to nonprofit board members and executive directors, and will cover legal issues relating to corporate governance and compliance.
Borger High School graduate Rex Wilt has devoted his life to creating lasting works of art.
Wilt was the featured speaker at the Borger Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon, and shared details with the crowd about his career in the field of commercial art, a career he shares with his wife Michele.
He said he actually started training for his career when he was twelve years of age. His father kept asking him what he wanted to do with his life, and he told him he was interested in being an artist. His father told him he would starve to death.
Every October is considered Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a local school is â€śpinking outâ€ť for the cause.
West Texas High School National Honor Society will kick off fundraisers to help the Susan G. Komen and the National Breast Cancer Foundations. Last year, the school donated over $2,000 to both breast cancer foundations.
The school will have a week of events Oct. 3-7, officially known as â€śPink Out Week.â€ť October 7 will be â€śTotal Pink Out Day.â€ť Students and faculty will be dressed from head to toe in pink.
Hutchinson County United Way was announced to be number one per capita of giving in Texas for the 2010 year. To come up with this result, they take the number of people in the county divided by the amount that was raised.
Julie Winters, Director of Hutchinson County United Way, said, â€śI knew we were running a successful campaign but, I guess I never even dreamed it would make number one. At first I was amazed. Itâ€™s not the work I do, itâ€™s the peopleâ€™s hearts of the community in which I live and work.â€ť
HOPE 2011 is now just four days away!
This yearâ€™s event is set to take place on Sept. 24, 2011, at the Crutch Ranch, with a theme of â€śFiesta de la HOPE â€“ Viva la Cure!!!â€ť
No one under the age of 21 will be admitted and an ID and HOPE ticket will be required for entrance into the event. The bartender will have the right to check IDs.
Events will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a welcome party for sponsors and underwriters. Appetizers will be served at that time and gaming will begin.
A state representative from the panhandle area visited the Borger area to visit with the public about some of the issue from the recent Texas legislative session.
Four Price, State Representative for District 87, was the special guest of the Hutchinson County Retired School Personnel Association Thursday afternoon.
On Thursday afternoon, Borger ISD Athletic Director Rusty Purser confirmed that Michael Littlejohn has been put on paid administrative leave with the school district.
At this time, Purser declined to give details for the administrative leave other than to say that the school district is conducting an investigation into allegations brought against Littlejohn.
Over the past week, several of the parents of players in the Borger volleyball program have approached school officials over concerns related to the coach.
The Borger Police Department has made an arrest in conjunction with a recent robbery incident.
On Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, the BPD responded to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the intersection of Crockett Street and McGee Street.
The incident began when the victim, a female who was 71 years of age, agreed to give the suspect a ride after he assisted her with loading items she had purchased from a local garage sale into her vehicle.
Once at the intersection of Crockett Street and McGee Street, the suspect used physical force to obtain the victimâ€™s purse from her.