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May 19th, 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 â€śHeavenlyâ€ť Cookies Team for the 2011 Relay for life will be holding a fundraiser called â€śBowl-A-Rama.â€ť This will start at 1pm and will last till 5pm on Sunday, May 22 at Wildcatterâ€™s, 1501 South Main.
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.
The Borger City Council has officially ratified the results of this yearâ€™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 are now available to purchase for this yearâ€™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.
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.
The top 10s for each of the classes at Borger High School received special honors during the schoolâ€™s academic awards banquet held Monday evening at First United Methodist Church.
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 Callahanâ€™s 321 votes and Rayâ€™s 60 votes.
In early voting, Vinyard received 183 votes, Callahan received 202 votes, and Ray received 38 votes.
Robert Vinyard will be sworn in for another term of office on the Borger City Council.
This action will take place during the councilâ€™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 officerâ€™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.
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.
There is a fund raiser taking place right now on behalf of Relay for Life that is truly aimed at â€śflushing out cancer.â€ť
Pretty purple potties are popping up on properties across the county. With a fund raising campaign theme of â€śFlush Out Cancer!â€ť 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.