Archive - Nov 2012
Hutchinson County Museum is presenting a new exhibit. This exhibit features handmade Christmas cards by kids. Kids of all ages are invited to create 8 Â˝â€ť x 11â€ť Christmas cards that will be displayed at the museum through the month of December. The art needs to be 8 1/2â€ť x 11â€ť on any type material. Artists are asked to put their name, age and school on the front of the greeting. Art work needs to be at the museum by Nov. 26 and can be dropped off or a staff member will make arrangements to pick it up.
Help stuff a stocking for a soldier this Christmas season.
Borger InterBank has begun its annual â€śStocking For Soldiersâ€ť for drive to collect items for soldiers overseas. The bank will be collecting these items through mid-December. Items can be dropped off at the bank, Jim's Diamond Shop, and Bennigan's.
Items that can be donated are as follows:
The Borger Lady Bulldogs hosted their county competitor, the Sanford Fritch Lady Eagles in a Monday night matchup on the hardwood. It was tied after the first quarter, but the Lady Eagles would pull ahead until the end of the 4th, when Borger tried to crawl back in it. Fritch prevails and wins this one 62-58.
This home in the 100 block of Bunavista is getting into the Christmas spirit early with brightly lit Christmas decorations. The Borger Chamber of Commerce is currently looking for entries for its Christmas lighting contest, both residential and businesses. Forms can be picked up at the Chamber offices on Main Street and must be returned by Dec. 3. Winners in the contest will receive cash prizes.
The sophomore class wants Hutchinson County residents to take the pledge to â€śarrive alive â€“ don't text and drive.â€ť
A special assembly will be held at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the Borger High School auditorium. These plans are under the leadership of J.T. Conner, president of the sophomore class. Also aiding in the project have been fellow class officers Christian Marr, historian; Callie Galloway, secretary; Lane Myers, vice-president; and Britany Rodriguez.
The Borger Bulldogs made their way to Lubbock for their bi-district playoff game against the Andrews Mustangs on Saturday afternoon. The Mustangs used a 22 point second half to surge past Borger, 49-28. The Dogs finish 2-9 on the season.
Borger won the toss and deferred to the second half. It is quickly 3rd and 9 for the Mustangs after tackles from Weber and Easley. The ball comes lose on 3rd down and Gowdy jumps on it for Borger on the Andrews 33 yard line.
Borger Salvation Army is planning its Red Kettle Kickoff and Angel Tree events in November and December.
The Red Kettle kickoff will be held on Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The kettles and bell ringers will be out Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays at Wal-Mart, 1404 W. Wilson; United Supermarket, 1414 W. Wilson; and Lowes Marketplace, 101 W. 10th Street.
Shirley Temple Williams, 76, of Borger, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Amarillo.
Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Celebration Family Church with Pastor Dwight Kirksey officiating. Interment will follow in the "Garden of Serenity" at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Local residents can get in the Christmas spirit this weekend by attending the Christmas open house being held by the Borger Downtown Merchants.
The event will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. Along with a variety of sales, merchants will also be serving refreshments. Santa Claus will be arriving in downtown Borger at 2 p.m. that day to start compiling his wish list for area youngsters.
Participating Downtown Merchants are as follows:
â€˘Advanced Flooring, 506 North Main
â€˘Four Sisters Antiques, 524 North Main
â€˘Prime Time Party Zone, 517 North Main
The Borger Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery that took place early Wednesday morning.
According to reports from police, the robbery happened around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Cefco Taylor's Convenience Store, located at 1402 South Florida Street in Borger.
Police have said that a white male, whose identity is unknown, entered the store and pulled out a weapon before taking cash from the register. The amount taken is not known at this time.