May 19th, 2011
On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents unanimously approved an employment contract for FPC President Dr. Jud Hicks, effective April 18 and running until July 31 of 2012.
After serving as the interim president since December, the Board of Regents officially named Dr. Hicks as the new college president during its April meeting.
Prior to becoming president, Dr. Hicks served as the collegeâ€™s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), a position he had held since 2002.
The Borger Rotary Club recognized three students for their accomplishments in this yearâ€™s Four-Way Test Essay Contest.
Borger Middle School student Cooper Jones was named the first place winner, and BMS students Shelby Harris and Ashleigh Brown each tied for second.
All across Hutchinson County, there are fund raisers going on to help cancer survivors and those who are suffering from it.
Two are on behalf of Relay for Life, and one is on the behalf of a young teen suffering from cancer.
The St. Andrew United Methodist Church â€śHeavenlyâ€ť Cookies Team for the 2011 Relay for life will be holding a fundraiser called â€śBowl-A-Rama.â€ť This will start at 1pm and will last till 5pm on Sunday, May 22 at Wildcatterâ€™s, 1501 South Main.
New Frank Phillips College Volleyball Coach Ashley Dyer continues to build her 2011 squad, welcoming Alexis Fritz to the Lady Plainsman roster.
Ms. Fritz is a 5' 7" setter from Klein High School, where she was a three- year starter for the Bearkats. She earned District 13-5A Honorable Mention honors her senior year, and participated in the Junior Olympics as a sophomore.
A longtime board member and a new board member were sworn in as trustees during the regular meeting of the Borger ISD board of trustees Tuesday evening.
Robert Bradley, a longtime board member and current vice-president, and Les Sharp, newly elected board member, have officially started their new terms as board members.
The Borger City Council has officially ratified the results of this yearâ€™s general election.
After a canvass of the votes of the election, which was held this past Saturday, a resolution was passed to canvass the returns and declare the results of the election.
Following this action, council members Robert Vinyard, who currently serves as Mayor Pro-Tem, and Jeff Brain, who currently serves as Mayor, were administered the oath of office and the statement of elected officer. The two then presented certificates of election to each other.
Luminarias are now available to purchase for this yearâ€™s Relay For Life, in remembrance of those fighting or lost loved ones from the cause of cancer. All funds from purchases will go towards Luminarias presented in a ceremony that will happen during the relay .
The Relay for Life is set for June 10 and 11 from 7pm-7am at the Huber Park located in Borger. Names in memory of or in honor of are placed on white bags, which will line the Relay For Life track at Huber Park. The Luminaria ceremony will take place at dusk.
Local area student continue to enjoy the fruits of their success in the athletic field and classroom by earning various awards for what they have done this school year.
Fresh off winning the 3A State Mixed-Doubles title with his sister Abbie in Austin last week, Borger High School senior Josh Madden was named to the 3A All-State Academic Tennis Team. J.Madden will graduate as salutatorian from Borger High School.
Wednesday morning, Borger High School junior Abbie Madden was announced as Female Athlete of the Year in Tennis by the Amarillo Globe News.
With school wrapping up in the next two weeks, several of the area coaches are busy making plans for their athletic summer camps to help younger student-athletics learn the basics of various sports.
More athletic camps will be announced throughout the summer from the different local high schools and Frank Phillips College.
The Borger Baseball Summer Camp is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 6th through Thursday, June 9th at Huber Park Baseball Field.
F. A. Lamb, 77, of Bartlesville, Okla.passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 2:00 a.m. in Jane Phillips Medical Center due to complications of Inclusion Body Myositis.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Bartlesville with Dr. Joe Dan Fowler officiating.
Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home. The family will be receiving friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17th at the funeral home.