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March 23rd, 2011
Last night HutchCares held its appreciation banquet for all its volunteers.
The banquet was held at Fairlanes Baptist Church, with a meal, live entertainment, and a silent auction as part of the festivities.
HutchCares is a local organization that helps senior citizens 65 years of age and over stay in their home and live safely and independently for as long as possible. Hutch Cares believes in helping people stay out of expensive facilities and allowing older people to stay at home and have the right to receive appropriate assistance as needed from their family and neighbors.
The update of the Borger News-Herald web site will be temporarily delayed due to extreme technical issues. We would appreciate the courtesy and patience of the public as we try to get these issues resolved as soon as possible.
The Borger City Council will be holding its special session at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011, not Tuesday, March 22, as was originally printed in the paper.
The meeting will be held in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will act to cast votes for two nominees to serve as municipal representatives on the Panhandle Rural Transportation Planning Organization.
The annual Fritch Chamber of Commerce banquet is coming up in less than two weeks!
The banquet will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Sanford-Fritch Junior High Cafeteria on Eagle Boulevard.
The 2011 Man and Woman of the Year will be announced and honored during the banquet.
Woman of the Year nominees includes Jessica Grishem, Jady Glosson, Kathy Harrah, Kathy Harris, Jeanie Henson, Tara Huff, Renee Laney, Carolyn Mathews, Sara Ledford, Jeannie Olson, Vicki Wilson, May Wright, and Melanie Wyble.
A local citizen is doing her part to see that children who need a meal during the summer months will have that opportunity.
Last Wednesday Jennifer Hataway spoke before the Borger Noon Lions Club about a potential summer feeding program.
She has been a part of the Borger community for six years and is a pediatric physical therapist. Her husband Jayson was the vice principal for Borger Middle School for two years and is now the principal at Crockett Elementary.
Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents accepted an unrestricted gift of $35,000 from ConocoPhillips that will used for the equipping and renovations scheduled to take place this summer in the FPC Science Laboratory.
The donation by ConocoPhillips joins $50,000 donations by United Supermarkets and the Amarillo Area Foundation that will cover the $130,000 it will cost to renovate the science lab.
A former mayor of Borger passed away last Thursday.
Jerry Thomas McClure served eight years on the Borger City Council from 1970 to 1980, and served two terms as the Mayor of Borger.
During his time in the service of Borger, he served three years on the board of the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission and one year on the Governorâ€™s Board of Directors under Governor Bill Clements.
He was a Borger Jaycee, a boxing coach for three years, served Meals on Wheels and was a deacon in the Fritch Assembly of God Church.
Yesterday a fire broke out in an unoccupied home in the 300 block of Wilson St. Chief Bob Watson of the Borger Fire Department stated that they received the call at 12:39 p.m. and the scene was clear at 2:56 p.m. He also said that the cause of the fire is still under investigation and that there was no one hurt during the fire, just that the back of the house had some significant damage to it.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
Vietnam Veterans of America will be awarding their 2011 annual scholarships to four Hutchinson County high school seniors. There will be a scholarship that will be awarded to a senior from each high school in the county. Interested applicants must submit an essay to enter.
Application forms and information were distributed to each of the Hutchinson County High Schools earlier in the year. The application process will close on April 15, 2011.
The HutchCares Living at Home Appreciation Banquet is coming up this Tuesday March 22, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the Fairlanes Baptist Church, 3000 Fairlanes Blvd.
There will be a silent auction at 6:30pm that all guests are eligible to participate in. There will also be live entertainment.