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April 15th, 2011

Helping Hands, HC3, Living Water dependent on help of volunteers

April 15, 2011

(Editor's Note: With April 10-16 being National Volunteer Week, this is part three of a four-part series about the importance of volunteers in certain organizations throughout the community.)

Three local organizations with the goal of helping citizens consider volunteers extremely important to the work that they do.

April 14th

Moonlight Madness set for Friday

April 14, 2011

Those seeking some food, fun, and great sales are invited to come out to the Downtown Merchants Association’s Moonlight Madness event this Friday.
The event will take place from 6-10 p.m. Friday, April 15.
The event promises fun, refreshments, sales, and a poker run on foot for those who participate.
Several businesses on Main Street will be participating in the evening’s activities.
Those participating in the Moonlight Madness event are as follows:
•Sugar Rush Old-Fashioned Candy
•Amy Lynn’s
•Jesse’s Burritos
•Texas Mike’s Western Wear
•Onions
•Four Sisters Antiques

United Way, HutchCares benefit from volunteer involvement

April 14, 2011

(Editor’s Note: With April 10-16 being National Volunteer Week, this is part two of a four-part series about the importance of volunteers in certain organizations throughout the community.)

There are two local non-profit organizations that depend on the help of volunteers in order to continue having an impact in the community.
United Way and HutchCares find having volunteers a very critical part of their non-profit organizations.
Kim Cook, the director for HutchCares, said that the organization “would have nothing if it weren’t for the volunteers.”

BEDC enters agreement with Fuzzy’s Radiator

April 14, 2011

Earlier this year Alan Jones, of Fuzzy’s Radiator Service, approached the Borger Economic Development Board to see what kind of assistance the EDC could provide as the company looked into expanding their heat exchanger process at their facilities located on the south side of Borger near Highway 207.
After looking at the project and taking time for discussion on the project, on Tuesday the EDC Board approved an incentive agreement with Fuzzy’s Radiator that will grant the company an investment of $700,000 over a five year period during their regularly scheduled April meeting.

April 13th

BISD board to consider new hires

April 13, 2011

The Borger ISD board of trustees will be considering action on two new hires during its upcoming meeting this Thursday.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011, in the board conference room of the Borger ISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
The board will consider employment of a new high school principal and a new varsity basketball coach.

Volunteers critical to success of museum, nursing home

April 13, 2011

(Editor’s Note: With April 10-16 being National Volunteer Week, this is part one of a four-part series about the importance of volunteers in certain organizations throughout the community.)

With this week being designated as National Volunteer Week, there are a variety of local organizations that relay on volunteers to keep their organizations running successfully, a couple of them being the Hutchinson County Museum and Borger Healthcare Center.
Wes Phillips, Director of the Hutchinson County Museum, said, “Our volunteers are very critical and we couldn’t make it without them.”

Stinnett council takes care of business

April 13, 2011

The Stinnett City Council took care of various items of business during its regular meeting Monday evening.
The council discussed and approved the Street improvement (seal-coating) for 17 and a half blocks on Ranch and Larriet and other areas.
In terms of bids, the council decided to accept GW James of Pampa’s bid of $18,412.00 for the project that was presented by Branch Engineers .
The City of Stinnett also approved the hiring of Drennan Rogers for the Stinnett Police Department and new CDC Member Kendra Jones.

April 12th

Burn ban will continue

April 12, 2011

The burn ban in Hutchinson County will continue.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Hutchinson County Commissioners Court voted to extend the burn ban for another 90 days.
County Fire Marshal Danny Richards told the court, “We are extremely vulnerable.” This item was unanimously agreed upon and was put into effect yesterday.
A burn ban was initially approved by the court in January of this year.
The ban prohibits the burning of trash and any type of burning in open pits. It will not affect farmers who do agricultural burning, but does restrict other types of outdoor burning.

Cancer survivors urged to register for RFL

April 12, 2011

With the Hutchinson County Relay For Life quickly approaching, local cancer survivors are encouraged to register for this year’s event.
Anyone in Hutchinson County who currently has or has ever been diagnosed with any type of cancer is urged to register with the Relay for Life of Hutchinson County survivor committee by Friday, May 13, 2011.

BFD to hold “Car Seat Checkup”

April 12, 2011

Local officials are doing their part to ensure that local youngsters are properly buckled into their car seats.
The Borger Fire Department will be holding a “Car Seat Checkup” from 1:30pm-4pm on April 19, 2011.
Mike Barter of the Borger EMS said, “This will help people choose a car seat that is required by new laws for children.”
It will also help parents or anyone who drives with a child in the car have a better understanding of how to keep the child safe along with all the do’s and don’ts.
Some things to take in consideration before attending are as follows:

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