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June 23rd, 2011
The City of Fritch is making plans for a summer celebration!
KFDA News Channel 10, the local CBS affiliate, has selected Fritch as one of its stops on its â€śSummer Celebration Tour.â€ť The city will be featured on Friday, July 22, the last day of its week-long tour of area towns.
The event will take place on Robey Street between the Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum and Fritch City Hall. Robey will be closed to traffic and booths will be placed up and down the block. Local churches, organizations, clubs, and businesses are invited to set up food and game booths for the celebration.
Participants in the Womenâ€™s Air Race Classic made a stop at the Hutchinson County Airport Wednesday evening. The women are traveling across the country in a race competing for competing for cash prizes and awards. Among those making the stop at the airport were, left, Barbara Harris-Para of Pinehurst, N.C.; and right, Sarah Morris and Leah Hetzel of Jacksonville, Fla. The race, which started in Iowa City, Iowa, will conclude in Mobile, Ala. this Friday. For more information and photos, see pg. 5 of todayâ€™s edition.
PHOTOS BY DON RICE
The progress on a memorial in Borger honoring the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, is continuing to move along.
Bob Tiffany, who has played a major role in bringing the memorial to the city, spoke to the Rotary Club Tuesday about current developments with the memorial.
Tiffany has been in Borger since 1975 and is retired from Chevron Phillips. He went to work for Phillips Petroleum Company at the Copolymer Plant back in 1977. While working for Chevron Phillips, he was a member of the Emergency Response Team and formed an honor guard through his work with the team.
The Hutchinson County Museum will be sponsoring the Annual Adobe Walls Trek this Saturday.
The trek is set for Saturday June 25, 2011, and will start at 9 a.m. at the museum, located at 618 North Main Street in Borger.
The City of Borger is currently encouraging its citizens to practice water conservation.
Winston Sauls, who works at the city's water treatment plant, presented some information on water quality during the regular meeting of the Borger City Council Tuesday, along with tips for citizens on conserving water.
Due to recent conditions and circumstances, the City of Borger is encouraging citizens to practice conservation when it comes to their water usage.
Eddie Edwards, Borger City Manager, said that water is a finite resource that requires careful management, and the era of plentiful and inexpensive water is coming to an end.
â€śSince the beginning of June, the Borger Municipal Water System has experienced an average increase in consumption of approximately 14 percent over previous years,â€ť he said. â€śConditions are appropriate to raise citizen awareness and increase water conservation efforts.â€ť
Officers from the Fritch Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire call late Sunday evening.
The call was in reference to a fire caused by a barbecue grill on the night of Fatherâ€™s Day. The fire occurred around 11 p.m. in the 800 block of Hoyne St. in Fritch.
FVFD Deputy Chief Ronnie Morrison stated that the fire was taken care of around 2:30 a.m.
There were no injuries reported.
The fire consumed most of the homeownerâ€™s back porch and the screen door, causing around $5,000 worth of property damage.
(PHOTO BY DON RICE)
The Lake Meredith Museum is introducing its new mix of artifacts in its latest summer exhibit.
The exhibit has a wide array of artifacts, ranging from painted cow skulls by local residents to wildlife photographs taken by local citizen David Wilkinson. Renee Laney, museum director, states that some of the artifacts come from a variety of human experiences.
The Hutchinson County and Hansford County Crime Stoppers are aiming to crack down on meth labs, and are seeking the help of the public in making that happen.
Effective immediately, Crime Stoppers is offering a $500 reward to any person that calls its hotline at 274-6371 with relevant information in regards to a methamphetamine lab and the information leads to the discovery and seizure of such a lab.
Information on the City of Borgerâ€™s water quality will be presented at the upcoming meeting of the Borger City Council.
The meeting is set to be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2011, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall.
The council will hear a report on the cityâ€™s water quality from Winston Sauls, who manages operations at the city water plant. Sauls holds a TCEQ Class A Water License, and is a Certified NELAC/EPA/TCEQ Water Lab Director.
Sauls will also present recommendations on how the citizens of Borger can help with water conservation.