Archive - Dec 2011 - News Article
Help our future veterans and give to Americaâ€™s Youngest Heroes. Local veterans are getting together to help parents and other guardians who need help with baby items this holiday season. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 404 in cooperation with the Thomas E. Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Amarillo will be holding a â€ś Baby Shower Driveâ€ť for the â€ťlittlest heroes.â€ť
Throughout Hutchinson County, people are showing their Christmas Spirit with great light displays around their homes.
The Borger News Herald is asking for you to vote on which home you believe has done the best job decorating this year.
Scroll under the Lifestyles tool bar and click on "Photo Contest."
Look at the pictures and vote for your favorite one.
The Borger Salvation Army has Red Kettles set up at Walmart, Lowes, and United in Borger and at Lowes in Fritch from now through Christmas Eve.
The organization is also in the midst of its Angel Tree program. This year, the program is running through Monday, Dec. 19, at Walmart. Those represented on the tree are from families who have previously applied for Christmas assistance through the Social Services program of the Salvation Army.
The City of Borger has introduced changes to its alcoholic beverage laws.
During its regular meeting last Tuesday, the Borger City Council introduced an ordinance amending the City of Borger Code of Ordinance, Article 4.02, Alcoholic Beverages.
City Manager Eddie Edwards said CVS is in the process of constructing a new pharmacy at the intersection of Third and Cedar. It regularly sells beer and wine as part of its in-store inventory.
James Qualls has announced his candidacy for Hutchinson County Sheriff.
Qualls was born in Duncan, Okla., in 1948. He is happily married to Kellie (Snider). Between them they have eight children, 23 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. They attend Celebration Family Church in Fritch.
He grew up in California, and graduated high school in Riverside, Calif., in 1966. Over the years, he continued his education in a slow pace, taking classes in community colleges as well as continuing education in law enforcement.
The Hutchinson County United Way celebrated another successful campaign year Thursday.
During the victory luncheon at Graced Land East, HCUW Executive Director Julie Winters announced that this yearâ€™s campaign brought in $625,540.17, exceeding the original goal of $615,000.
Winters said this yearâ€™s campaign marks her eighth with the organization. She said it is the work of citizens that makes such campaigns a success.
â€śUnited Way is the people of our community,â€ť she said. â€śItâ€™s people like you who make it work.â€ť
Various awards were given out during the luncheon festivities.
December is the month of giving. Giving blood can be just the greatest gift to give to someone who needs it and that gratification of knowing you saved a life for Christmas.
Coffee Memorial Blood Center will be holding a blood drive will be in Fritch on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at First Southern Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall from 2:30 till 6:30 p.m.
The new Subway of Borger is now open for business! It is located directly in front of Holiday Inn Express. Operating partners are Frank and Sherry Wingate and Jeff and RenĂ© Brain.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
The Red Hat Mamas will have their Christmas dinner on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at the Borger Opportunities Center, 930 Illinois.
The group will meet at the center at 11 a.m. and dinner will be served a little after 11:30 a.m.
The cost of the meal is $4 for senior citizens and $5 for those under the age of 50.
Red Hat Mamas is a club that is open to all women ages 50 or more.
Please make reservations by calling Dorothy Cates at 273-3329 by the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 13.
Hutchinson County Museumâ€™s Annual Christmas Exhibit is feature one sixth scale military action figures in period uniforms with weapons, and other scale models from the collection of Greg Thompson on display from from now through Dec. 28, 2011.
â€śI enjoy watching children as they view the collection with wide eyes and exclamations of golly and wow. I want kids to know that history is more fun than Facebook,â€ť says Greg.