April 30th, 2011
Let the voting begin!
Early voting is set to start Monday, May 2, 2011, at Borger City Hall, for the Borger City Council and Borger Independent School District Board of Trustees.
The voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Monday, and these hours will run every day through Friday, May 6, 2011. Early voting will also take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 9-10.
The general election will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011. The polling places are as follows:
Precinct 11 â€“ Borger Middle School, 1200 South Florida
Precincts 33 and 42 â€“ Paul Belton Learning Center, 800 North McGee
A Borger native is currently taking a special bike ride to honor breast cancer patients, with one especially dear to her heart in mind: her mother.
With plans to ride and raise $100,000 to honor her mother Martha Vinyard, Michelle Cooper, former Miss Borger 1987 and professional skydiver turned cyclist is riding her bicycle from Phoenix, Ariz. To Borger. The ride began on April 27, and will conclude on May 8. Cooper is hoping to raise funds for breast cancer patients.
Dorothy Lee Guest, 84, died Thursday, April 28, 2011, in Borger.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Minton Memorial Chapel with Rev. Leonard Forsythe, pastor, Bible Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in â€śSunset Gardenâ€ť at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Mrs. Guest was born on Sept. 19, 1926, in Seminole, Okla., and was a Borger resident for 60 years. She married R. C. Guest on October 31, 1951 in Carlsbad, N.M. She was a homemaker and member of Fairlanes Baptist Church.
Borgerâ€™s newest hotel is now officially open for business.
The new Hampton Inn of Borger officially opened on April 19 . It has been almost a year since Harish Patel began construction on the 64-room hotel. The hotel has such features as 32-inch LCD televisions as well as free high-speed internet access.
A â€śSuite Shopâ€ť is available for late night snacks or goodies for the road, along with a fitness center for people wanting to get in a good workout.
With the Hutchinson County Health Fair quickly approaching, Coffee Memorial Blood Center plans to be present for an upcoming blood drive.
The CMBC will host the Hutchinson County and Frank Phillips College Blood Drive during the health fair, set to take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Center for Access and Innovation Building at 901 Opal, Room 102.
All eligible donor who presents to donate will receive a â€śShare the Roadâ€ť t-shirt and a chance to win a new bicycle.
A photo ID or donor card is required to donate.
The Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office wants parents to do all they can to keep their children safe.
Throughout the years, there have been various cases of kidnapped children, such as Adam Walsh, Polly Klaas, Jonathan Foster, and others. When such a crime occurs, law enforcement needs as much information as possible, such as photos, descriptions, fingerprints, and DNA, if possible.
According to James Qualls of the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, it is the desire of his agency and other law enforcement that such a crime does not happen again.
During an interview on Monday, John Green talked about some of the challenges junior colleges, like Frank Phillips College and Clarendon College, are facing from his perspective as an athletic director.
Green, who had spent the past 10 years as the athletic director for Frank Phillips College before taking the same position at Clarendon College last week, said there is no question that the budget cuts proposed in the Texas State Legislature have grabbed the attention of the community colleges across the state.
STINNETT â€“ James Daniel Sotelo, 35, died Monday, April 25, 2011, in Lubbock.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses at 108 Broadmoor in Borger with Art Tollett and Randy Lopez officiating. Graveside services will be by Raymond Gross at Stinnett Cemetery under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
BOSTON, MA â€“ D. Bernadine Nicholas, 91, died Sunday, April 24, 2011. A funeral service will be held 2pm, Friday, April 29 at Resthaven Funeral Home in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Bernadine Nicholas died at home on Easter morning, April 24, 2011. Mrs. Nicholas, a longtime resident of Borger, Texas, moved to Boston in September 2006. Dorothy Bernadine Nicholas was born November 11, 1919, in Hoisington, Kansas. She was the seventh child of Martin Ellis Field and Mercy Elizabeth (Wilson) Field.
AMARILLO - Meda Bonny, 98, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in Amarillo.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Satarday at Minton Memorial Chapel with Dr. Russell Miller of Boerne, TX officiating. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday near her birthplace in Woodston, Kan. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Meda was born March 30, 1913, in Woodston, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis in 1957 and son Keith in 1974.