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May 25th, 2011
During his report to the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents last Monday, FPC President Dr. Jud Hicks told the board that the college is moving forward in adding a FFA program to the Borger campus.
Dr. Hicks told the board that a couple of faculty members have approached him with interest in starting a collegiate program on campus, believing it would be an asset to the resources already available at the college.
FPC facility member Amanda Jewkes will head up the new FFA program with assistance by Dustin Warren and Dr. Rodney Purswell.
Despite the recent drop in levels at Lake Meredith, people are still getting out and having some fun! Lake Meredith will be increasing its summer hours starting Saturday May 28, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for all three days (May 28-30) of the Memorial Day weekend, and will then revert to the regular summer schedule of being open six days a week Monday-Saturday.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
The City of Borger has entered into an agreement with CVS Caremark Corporation as it prepares to begin construction on a new pharmacy within the community.
The agreement, approved by the Borger City Council during a short special session Monday, pertains to access, a retaining wall, and a construction easement.
Under the terms of the agreement, CVS Caremark requested these things along the east and south sides of the property where the pharmacy will be built. The pharmacy will be located on Lots 4-11, Block 24, Unit 4, Thompson Addition (230 North Cedar).
Borger High School has named its top two graduates for the Class of 2011.
Madison Argo is the valedictorian with a GPA of 107.175 (4.0) and Joshua Madden is the salutatorian with a GPA of 106.471 (4.0).
While in high school, Argo was on the Varsity Track Team, served as Art Club President, was a member and officer of the National Honor Society, and served as FCA President. She also played club volleyball, varsity volleyball, and varsity basketball, and was named to the Golden Spread All Star Volleyball Team.
Summer time fun at Lake Meredith is about to begin and the upcoming Memorial Day is a good time to start!
Although Lake Meredith National Recreation area it is getting smaller, there is still plenty of things for visitors to do.
Visitors to the lake can enjoy boating, swimming, fishing, camping, picnicking, and a host of other outdoor activities.
For people who intend on fishing, it is reported that walleye are biting well, as are crappie and sand bass.
The Borger Walmart will be hosting several events to raise money for the Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network.
The first one will be on June 5, 2011. The store will be holding a Coed Bowling Tournament at Wildcatters, located on 1501 Main St. The tournament will start at 3 p.m.
The deadline to enter will be Sunday May 29, 2011. For any more information on this event you can call Veronica or Connie at (806) 274-7257.
In February 2011, the Jerry C. Waggoner Medical Foundation Board of Directors hosted the First Annual 2011 Ungala as a means of raising funds for the Foundationâ€™s projects: the Free Emergency Dental Clinic and the Educational Scholarship Program.
The generosity of many donors brought in over $4,000.00 to the Waggoner Foundation. Some of the donors opted to purchase â€śrocksâ€ť and â€śleavesâ€ť to be placed on the Waggoner Foundation Tree of Life in the Golden Plains Community Hospital lobby in memory or in honor of loved ones or organizations.
The list of graduates for the Class of 2011 at Borger High School has been officially approved by the Borger ISD board of trustees.
The action took place at the boardâ€™s regular meeting last Tuesday. Graduates on the list for the Class of 2011 are as follows:
Karla Sarahi Alonso, Madison Bailey Argo, Britten Erick Arnold, Kortney Rose Barnett, Lyndsey JeanAnn Barrow, Gabriel Alexander Bittner, Hannah Elizabeth Blakely, Taelor Kaeschel Bodey, Emma Leigh Boren, Kylie Danielle Boyd, Billy Dwain Brittain, Jordan Danielle Brittenham, Cody Edward Brown, Kay Lee Ruth Brown;
Crime Stoppers and the Borger Police Department are seeking the help of the public in regards to information on a recent burglary.
The incident in question is a burglary of a habitation that occurred on May 6, 2011.
Between 5 and 8 p.m. on this particular day, a person or persons forced entry into a residence in the 500 block of Wilson Street.
West Texas High School has named its top graduates for the Class of 2011.
Kami Roden is this yearâ€™s valedictorian with a GPA of 102.467 and Erin Frost is this yearâ€™s salutatorian with a GPA of 99.674.
While at WTHS, Roden was active in various extracurricular activities, which included playing flute in the band, Color Guard, Dinner Theatre, J.V. Cheerleading, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, serving on Student Council and as a class officer, T.A.F.E., U.I.L. Band Solo/Ensemble, U.I.L. Calculator, U.I.L. Computer Science, U.I.L. Mathematics, and U.I.L. Number Sense.