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June 14th, 2011
With hot weather continuing to be a constant in the area, the City of Borger saw a record-breaking temperature Monday.
The report from the National Weather Service was a temperature of 108 degrees, which breaks the previous record of 103 degrees, set back in 1958.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said he has been baffled by the recent conditions in the area.
âIt has been strange weather that weâve been having,â he said.
Local residents are encouraged to practice fire safety and abide by policies that have been set in place to do just that.
Last week, Hutchinson County Judge Faye Blanks issued a Declaration of Disaster that prohibits the sale or use of fireworks. This disaster declaration was signed and approved by Texas Governor Perry Friday, and will be in effect until 7 a.m. July 5, 2011.
Jared Brown of Boy Scout Troop 507 puts out a flag on Main Street in celebration of Flag Day.
The Borger ISD board of trustees acted on personnel matters during its regular meeting Tuesday.
Probationary 10 month contracts were approved for Kristina Brittain and Tia Speed. Brittain, who has been working as a part-time science teacher at Gateway Elementary, will now be teaching full-time there. Speed will be coming to Borger ISD as a teacher at Borger Intermediate School.
The board also approved action on a term contract of 10 months for Donna Hertel. Hertel, who has been a math teacher at Borger High School, will be moving to Borger Middle School to teach the same subject.
Deputies from the Hutchinson County Sheriffâs Office, along with officers from the Department of Public Safety and the Borger Police Department went bald for one of their own on Saturday. These officers shaved their heads on Saturday on behalf of Ruth Frederick, an office secretary for the HCSO.
Frederick, who has worked for the office for more than 20 years, was diagnosed with breast cancer and begins her chemotherapy this week.
The event took place this past Saturday at W&S Day Spa. Chief Deputy James Qualls stated that the officers wanted Frederick to know they were in her corner.
Two government entities will be meeting in Stinnett this evening.
The PSPCISD board of trustees will meet tonight in the board conference room at 7 p.m. The board will take a tour of summer projects at West Texas Elementary, and then will go over Policy Update 90 affecting local policies. They will consider or approve a policy statement for free reduced priced meals, and the employment of the West Texas Elementary Principal, along with student extra curricular insurance. The board then will review all old agenda items.
The Hutchinson County United Way is making plans for its upcoming Day of Caring, and is currently seeking ways in which it can help out the community.
This yearâs event is set for Sept. 17, 2011. According to Teri Hogue of the HCUW, the event truly has a âneighbor helping neighborâ focus.
âThe Day of Caring is a day when volunteers choose to give their time and services to work on a one-time service project in an effort to impact our communityâs needs with tasks that they are unable to perform themselves,â she said.
On Friday night cancer survivors, family members, local organizations and businesses along with community supporters throughout Hutchinson County came out to Huber Park to take part in the 2011 American Cancer Society âRelay For Lifeâ.
Pictured are sister survivors Lillie Parker and Inez Williams.
No fireworks can be bought or sold in Hutchinson County this year.
Hutchinson County Judge Faye Blanks issued a Declaration of Disaster that will prohibit the sale or use of fireworks. This disaster declaration was signed and approved by Texas Governor Perry Friday, and will be in effect until 7 a.m. July 5, 2011.
Since the beginning of the year, the Hutchinson County has seen less than ÂŸ inch of rainfall, and local fire departments have put out over 130 fires as of this point in 2011.
Quick with a warm smile and a big hug, Linda Garrett of Fritch is always in motion. She is a people person, a self-professed âhuggerâ and is a woman of God to her core, and is very active in her church. She is a person who has the ability to see the positive and finds a blessing in every situation that she encounters.
And she is a cancer survivor. This marks the third battle she has waged against the disease and she is just as determined to survive this time as she was the first two times she was diagnosed. And she is also a devoted Relay For Life participant.