Archive - Nov 2012 - News Article
(Editorâ€™s Note: This story contains the opinions of BNH readers. It does not reflect the opinion of the BNH as a whole.)
There were mixed emotions expressed by Borger News-Herald readers regarding the outcome of the Tuesday election in President Barack Obama's favor.
Becky White shared a message of optimism, saying that â€śNo matter who is the President, Jesus is King!â€ť
â€śJust look at Wall Street!â€ť Jeff Parkhurst said with an air of humor. â€śGoodbye retirement! I'm moving to Colorado.â€ť
The current President of the United States will remain in office for a second term.
President Barack Obama defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney in what many projected to be neck-and-neck race. He received 303 electoral votes in the final tally to Romney's 206.
However, it appears that the popular vote is still too close to call, as Florida has not declared a winner as of press time today. Presently, totals show that President Obama received 58,961,679 votes across the country and Romney received 56,601,653 votes.
Itâ€™s almost Christmas time at the Hutchinson County Museum!
Christmas is just around the corner and kids are invited to post Christmas Greetings on the museum gallery walls! This year the Hutchinson County Museum will present a kidsâ€™ Christmas greeting art show.
â€śWe want to give the kids a venue to show their art and say Merry Christmas to the community,â€ť says Lynn Hopkins, HCM Administrator.
This year the museum will post all the art on its walls for the entire community and visitors to enjoy.
(Editorâ€™s Note: This story contains the opinions of BNH readers and staff. It does not reflect the opinion of the BNH as a whole.)
Today is Election Day, and Borger News-Herald readers have differing opinions regarding who will emerge the victor in the U.S. presidential race.
Faleshia Sutherland said she believes Governor Mitt Romney will win, because she says Obamacare is killing families. Krystal Hope said she believes President Barack Obama will get a second term, but didnâ€™t elaborate.
Joe Kelly said he believes the numbers donâ€™t tell the whole story.
UPDATE: 10:20 Obama wins with 275 electorial votes
UPDATE: 10:16 p.m.: Obama projected to take Ohio, Iowa, and Oregon. President Barack Obama projected to be reelected. 275 electoral votes to 203 for Romney.
UPDATE: 10:07 p.m.: Romney projected to take Missouri. Projected electoral counts are Obama, 244; Romney, 203.
UPDATE: 10:02 p.m.: Obama takes Washington, California, and Hawaii in projections. Romney takes North Carolina and Idaho. Projected electoral counts are Obama, 244; Romney, 193.
The Borger Noon Lions Club will be holding an Election Day Chili event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. The event will be held at the Girl Scout Little House, 119 North McGee.
It is hard to believe, but Election Day is tomorrow!
Voters across the area, state, and country will going to the polls today to cast ballots for various races. Several of these voters will be right here in Hutchinson County.
On Election Day, set for Nov. 6, polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The polling places are as follows:
*Precinct 11 - Faith Covenant Church, 1501 South Florida, Borger
*Precinct 14 - Fairlanes Baptist Church, 3000 Fairlanes Boulevard, Borger
*Precinct 21 - Fritch School Administration Building, 540 Eagle Boulevard, Fritch
The Borger City Council will hold a meeting and work session on Tuesday.
The first part of the work session will begin at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Borger Fire Station at 200 North Cedar. Council members will tour and discuss proposed renovations to the Borger Central Fire Station. The council will then recess the work session until after the regularly scheduled meeting.
The councilâ€™s regular meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the City Council Chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
A groundbreaking for the new location of Happy State Bank was held Thursday afternoon.
Mike Amos, president of the Borger market, and J. Pat Hickman, Chairman and CEO of Happy State Bank, made the announcement of the new location, which will be at 1431 West Wilson.
Wiley Hicks Jr. Construction Inc. is the general contractor for the new building. The architecture was designed by D. Scott Stark Architect and is consistent with other Happy State Bank offices.
A longtime Boy Scout from Stinnett has received the rank of Eagle Scout.
Jerrod Johnston, son of Jim and Judy Johnston, received this honor during the Eagle Scout Court of Honor last Saturday. He is the first scout from Troop 592 of Stinnett to earn the Eagle Scout rank since the troop was restarted in 2001 by Scout Master Billy Murphy. According to the records at the Boy Scouts of America Golden Spread Council, the last Eagle Scout from Troop 592 was Robert Pinkerton in April of 1997.