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August 26th, 2011
A local veteran has been invited to receive a special honor in Washington, D.C.
Jimmie L. (Shorty) Albert, a veteran of World War II, has been invited to be a part of the Honor Flight this fall in Washington, D.C.
Albertâ€™s wife Leola and his grandson Jake Heare have plans to go on the trip with him. Heare is interested in going to hear the stories of this historic event. However, the Texas Panhandle Honor Flight Society will only cover the costs of Shortyâ€™s flight.
Fritch City Council gathered for a regularly scheduled meeting at 509 West Broadway on August 23, 2011 at 7 p.m.
After opening comments from Nancy Bruce who asked that Hillside Drive be repaired, three young Fritch citizens, Logan Barter, Zane Mullins, and Caleb McClure, approached the council with the idea of bringing a skate park to Fritch.
The young men said they are planning on applying for grants to help fund the skate park.
Logan stated, â€śIf we get this skate park, we would like to name it Jerry McClure Memorial Skate Park.â€ť
Itâ€™s now official. CVS is coming to Borger sooner than we think.
On Tuesday, August 23, 2011, the building that housed the once existing Subway and Borgerâ€™s longtime bowling alley was torn down to make room for CVS on the corner of third and Cedar Street.
Jamie Wallace, the District Manager for CVS, stated they are planning to be finished by the end of January of next year.
Everyone is curious to see the new monument representing the tragic events occurring on 9/11.
Bob Tiffany of the 9/11 Memorial Committee confirmed this week that Borger will not see the monument for another few months.
According to Tiffany, they are still in the process of getting drawings for the monument.
â€śOnce we get the drawings ready, we still need to send out bids. It wonâ€™t be ready for at least two or three months after the drawings are drawn up,â€ť he said.
Having insurance is a necessary part of life, according to one of Borgerâ€™s insurance agents.
Jud Price, agent for Upshaw and Brown Insurance, spoke at the Borger Rotary Club Tuesday about keeping the important things in life insured.
He said one of the benefits of working for Upshaw and Brown is being able to work with various companies.
Companies are changing on a daily basis with their underwriting and guidelines. He said if one company changes, he can check with others to find the best deal for his customers.
On Thursday, Frank Phillips College welcomes Mr. Bill Strickland, President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, to campus to share his inspirational story in a special program at 11:00 a.m. in the Borger Community Activity Center gymnasium.
Strickland, author of FPCâ€™s 2010-11 Common Reading â€śMake the Impossible Possible,â€ť founded the Manchester Craftsmenâ€™s Guild (MCG) to bring arts education and mentorship to inner city youth in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Penn. when he was still in college.
A kindling cooking stove was responsible for a fire occurring on Kiekbusch Street early Sunday morning.
The Borger Fire Department responded to a fire on the 100 block of Kiekbusch. Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell said the fire department was dispatched at 2:49 a.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2011.
â€śThe fire had been caused by the kitchen stove being left on during the night, causing around $4,000 in damage to the home,â€ť stated Langwell.
Two engine trucks and one ladder truck responded to the scene, getting the fire under control at 3:14.
The American Crown Circus will be in Borger on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 at the Hutchinson County Sheriffs Posse Rodeo Arena, behind McDonaldâ€™s.
The shows will be at 6 and 8 p.m.
Past and present performers in this circus have entertained audiences for over 82 years throughout U.S.A., Mexico, Central America and Canada.
They were featured with the tented shows of Carson & Barnes and Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus. From there they went to parks including the Great Escape Park, New York; Busch Gardens, Florida to Knottâ€™s Berry Farm, California.
Last Monday, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents accepted the college mission statement and goals for 2011-12 that were developed by the the Frank Phillips College administration in collaboration with FPC faculty and staff.
The college will develop and implement a plan to increase enrollment and contact hours by ten percent, as well as preparing future budgets in preparation to future changes in state funding.
One area in which FPC is looking to expand enrollment is by developing a permanent institutional presence in Dalhart.
HOPE 2011 is now just a little over a month 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
The box office for HOPE will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Wells-Fargo Bank, located at 503 North Deahl in Borger. Tickets are $180 and admit one couple. Purchases will continue until sell-out.
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.