June 28th, 2011
Changes have been made to the Hutchinson County emergency management plan.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards spoke with the Hutchinson County Commissioners during their regular meeting Monday morning in regards to changes to the plan.
The first modification included violations of the fireworks ban.
Selling and setting off fireworks are considered a Class C misdemeanors and can result in fines.
The Hutchinson County Museumâ€™s 30th annual quilt show will be held on July 1-30, 2011.
All programs in conjunction with the show will be at 2 p.m. on their respective dates at the museum on 618 N. Main. There is no admission for the show but donations are appreciated.
The first program by Carol Aspaugh from Guymon, Okla., will be July 10, 2011. The next program will be by Judy Flanders, Julia Kasch, and others sharing antique quilts. Awards will also be presented. The last show by Gayle Wilson from Pampa will be a trunk show held on July 24, 2011.
Members of the Quanah Parker Trail Committee of the Texas Plains Trail Region (TPTR) and friends gathered Friday for a photograph on the grounds of the Hutchinson County Museum in Borger. Wearing the sheriffâ€™s badge is Deborah Sue McDonald, TPTR executive director. After the quarterly meeting, some committee members participated in Borgerâ€™s annual Adobe Walls Trek Saturday to battle sites dating from 1864 and 1874.
Officials are currently investigating several fires that burned in Hutchinson County throughout this weekend.
During the weekend, there was a total of 18 reported fires.
On Saturday June 25, 2011, a total of 10 fires broke out two miles south of Stinnett on Highway 152 around noon. Then, four more fires were reported at 12:05 p.m. on Highway 687 the same day.
Firefighters from Stinnett, Fritch, Borger, and Hutchinson County also responded to a fire that started from a downed electrical line.
To say temperatures in Borger and Hutchinson County are hot right now is an understatement.
With that said, there are some important things people need to remember to safeguard themselves and those they love from the summer heat.
In order to prevent summer heat exhaustion, it is important to follow a few safety tips and look for signs. A personâ€™s temperature should never reach 105 degrees as it could result in heatstroke.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said that if a person has heatstroke, the person probably isnâ€™t sweating much, and his/her pulse may be rapid.
The Hutchinson County Historical Museum hosted its Annual Adobe Walls Trek this past Saturday, which was filled with a variety of activities and special guests. Left, among the special guests were Glen and Ardith Parker Leming, who took time to visit with Museum Director Wes Phillips at the museum prior to the trek. A. Leming is the great-granddaughter of Quanah Parker. Right, many local citizens traveled out to the Adobe Walls Site, where they got to hear traditional Indian songs and stories and see a cedar smoking ceremony. For more photos from the trek, see pg. 5 of todayâ€™s edition.
Borgerâ€™s upcoming Summer Celebration is just around the corner!
This yearâ€™s event, which is being hosted by the Borger Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, in Huber Park.
Beverly Benton, CEO of the Chamber, said people attending this yearâ€™s event can enjoy live country music by the Prairie Dogs, along with a variety of booths for fun and entertainment.
Some of the booths this year include bouncy houses for the kids, face painting, hand-crafted items of all types, games, various raffles, photo booths, and Scentsy products.
One dream many young girls share is picturing themselves down the road being able to walk along the track of the football field getting their teamâ€™s fans fired up by performing the various cheers and dance routines as a member of the high school cheerleading squad.
Ten year old Elvira Carrales of Amarillo shares that same dream of being able to get a crowd pumped up by being a cheerleader.
Texas Panhandle residents will pedal toward a world free of multiple sclerosis during Bike MS: The Wild West Ride 2011, presented by BP on Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17.
The race is aiming to raise $100,000 to fund multiple sclerosis research, along with programs and services for more than 56,000 Texans served by the National MS Society.
The annual two-day fundraising ride is fully-supported and features a scenic route from Amarillo to Canadian.
Capt. Douglas M. Smith, 86, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011 in Amarillo.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Panhandle, where Mr. Smith was a Deacon Emeritus. Rev. Bill Austin will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.
Douglas was born July 15, 1924, to Blanch Ems Smith and Dwight Moody Smith on the Ems farm outside of Lubbock.