Archive - News Article
April 4th, 2011
FRITCHâ€”The Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum kicks-off its 2011 Membership Drive with a special offer: For every $25 you donate for your membership, you get one ticket into a drawing to win two elegantly framed LaNelle Poling prints on canvas.
Brandy Callahan is running for Borger City Council, Place Two.
She has lived in Borger her whole life except for a few years in college. She said she chose to stay in Borger for several reasons.
â€śFirst, all of my family lives here, second itâ€™s a great place to raise my children and establish roots, and third, Borger is a community with a lot of wonderful people,â€ť Callahan said. â€śIt is a community with the most caring and giving people that I have ever met.â€ť
Five arrests made by department over two-day period
The Borger Police Department continues an aggressive campaign against narcotic related offenses.
During a two-day period, officers of the BPD made five arrests for narcotic-related offenses, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the PD.
The American Red Cross of Borger will once again have another Murder Mystery Dinner as a fund raiser.
The theme of the dinner is â€śEast Side Story: A 1950â€™s Murder Mystery,â€ť which will be held at Dakeâ€™s on 718 N Main St. on April 9 at 6 p.m.
A longtime former Borger resident recently celebrated a special milestone in her life.
Blanche Miller celebrated her 100th birthday with a reception in the Park Place Towers Parlor in Amarillo on March 19, 2011. Her family was in attendance, and several longtime friends from Borger also attended. Miller is a current resident of the Park Place Towers.
Miller was born on March 22, 1911, in Braymer, Mo., to Florence and Walter Jenks. Her mother worked as a dress maker, and her father worked for a salt plant and also an ice plant. She has one younger sister Mildred.
Living Water Ministries is offering free prom dresses to any young ladies who are needing them for that special night.
Right now, they have about eight or nine dresses to choose from.
Becky Dietz, director of Living Water, said, â€śWe are receiving and giving them away for free.â€ť
She also said if citizens would like to donate a dress they can bring them to Living Water located on Fourth and Main. The dresses need to be brought in the door under the arch.
Again, this is open to anyone. Living Water is open Monday thru Thursday from 9am to 3pm, and is located at 335 North Main Street.
Two citizens received special recognition during the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet Thursday evening.
Harry Kuhrt was named Citizen of the Year and Steve Hubertus was named Red Coat of the Year at the festivities, held at the Union Hall. The theme of this yearâ€™s event was â€śMagic Moments.â€ť
Kuhrt received his award from the 2010 Citizens of the Year, Shawn and Carrie Burleson.
Of Kuhrt, S. Burleson said it has been cited that he unselfishly has given of his time to the community of Borger for many years.
The Borger ISD Foundation has six scholarships available for high school seniors about to walk the stage this May.
There are two Class of 1950 scholarships, worth $250 each, and two Class of 53,54,55,56,and 57 scholarships, worth $500.
In order to be eligible for these scholarships, students must be 2011 BHS graduates, had one or both parents or grandparents graduate from Borger High School, and have plans to attend a college, university, or vocational school.
There are also two Class of 1980 scholarships available, each worth $350.
As the Tri-City Concert Association prepares for its 2011-12 season, it is currently seeking members to enjoy the variety of entertainment it has to offer.
Borger is hosting three concerts during this upcoming season. The first one will be the Shangril-La Chinese Acrobats, which will be held at 7:30 Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in the Borger High School Auditorium.
Local residents are encouraged to make a difference through the 13th annual Curves Food Drive which is set to kick off this April.
Throughout the month, Curves of Borger will participate in this drive to collect non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit their local food bank. From April 4-17, Curves will waive the membership fee for new members who donate a bag of non-perishable food or make a minimum donation of $30.