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June 10th, 2011

Farmer’s Market to open in July

June 10, 2011

There is a farmer’s market coming to town next month that will be open to all buyers and sellers.
It will begin July 1 and be set up every Friday through the summer from 7 a.m. till noon or a little before if farmers sell out.
The Hutchinson County Farmer’s Market is hoping to grow in its second year to provide consumers with an option to buy their vegetables fresh, according to Sandra Duke, Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent.
“We have plenty of space for vendors, so we encourage individuals with large gardens or farmers to join the Farmer’s Market this year,” she said.

BISD board approves residency requirement

June 10, 2011

The Borger ISD board of trustees has approved a policy that would require certain employees to live within the city limits.
The action was taken during the board’s regular Thursday evening, held at the BISD Administration Building.
Under the terms of the new policy, a district employee shall live within the boundaries of the district for the duration of employment for the following positions:
*Superintendent
*Assistant Superintendent
*Executive Director of Personnel
*Business Manager
*Director of Federal Programs and Instruction
*Director of Technology
*Athletic Director

June 9th

Relay for Life kicks off Friday evening

June 9, 2011

It is almost time to Relay!
The annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hutchinson County kicks off Friday, June 10, at 7 p.m. and will run through 7 a.m. Saturday, June 11. The event will be held at Huber Park in Borger.
This year’s relay will be a celebration of cancer survivorship, and is a way to raise much-needed funds to help find a cure for cancer and funding programs that assist those in Hutchinson County suffering from the disease.

DPS striving to keep community safe

June 9, 2011

One of the goals of the local branch of the Texas Department of Public Safety is to ensure the safety of the community it serves.
Sgt. Joe Medrano of the DPS, along with Troopers Casey Dawson and Oscar Esqueda, attended the Tuesday meeting of the Rotary Club to share more about the work that is done by the department.
Medrano said he has been a Hutchinson County resident for 11 years. Initially, he said he didn’t think he would be here very long, but truly enjoys living here and being a part of the community, as well as those with whom he works.

May 31st

Bugbee crash

May 31, 2011

Two accidents happened on High Way 3395 near Bugbee early around midnight Saturday morning. Two life Star Helicopters were on the scene. There was no further information was available at press time.

May 26th

Borger acting to keep citizens safe from wildfire

May 26, 2011

With the windy weather and the threat of wildfire a constant in this region of Texas, local firefighters have been working hard to be sure this threat doesn’t reach Borger.
The City of Borger has been using Firewise principles as a means of keeping its citizens safe from the threat of wildfire. Such principles have been the use of native plants for landscaping and the thinning of vegetation, which have made a significant difference in its ability to fight wildfires.

Birds making Lake Marina their home

May 26, 2011

Even though the Lake Meredith Marina closed to the public during the first part of the year, apparently a large group of birds didn’t receive the memo and are using the area as their current home.
According to Arlene Wimer, Chief of Resource Management of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, a large number of swallows are nesting on the two-story structure at the marina.

Elks holding Memorial Day services

May 26, 2011

The Borger Elks Lodge will be holding Memorial Day services for all branches of military services on May 30, 2011. Stops will be at Westlawn Cemetery at 9 a.m., Highland Park Cemetery at 10 a.m., Stinnett Cemetery at 11 a.m., and Lieb Cemetery at 12 p.m. The services will consist of a bagpipe player playing “TAPS” and “Amazing Grace” while someone sings at each stop.
PHOTO BY DON RICE

May 25th

RFL helps fund programs for cancer victims

May 25, 2011

The Relay For Life of Hutchinson County aims to celebrate the lives of residents who have survived cancer, while aiming to find a cure for the disease.
Dollars raised through the local RFL event help support the American Cancer Society’s mission of eliminating cancer by helping people stay well and get well, finding cures, and fighting back.

FPC adding FFA program this fall

May 25, 2011

During his report to the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents last Monday, FPC President Dr. Jud Hicks told the board that the college is moving forward in adding a FFA program to the Borger campus.
Dr. Hicks told the board that a couple of faculty members have approached him with interest in starting a collegiate program on campus, believing it would be an asset to the resources already available at the college.
FPC facility member Amanda Jewkes will head up the new FFA program with assistance by Dustin Warren and Dr. Rodney Purswell.

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