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January 30th, 2012
It was a busy weekend for the youth participating in the Hutchinson County Junior Livestock Show. The sale to conclude the weekendâ€™s events took place Saturday evening at Graced Land East. Among those having his animals auctioned was Jess Shields, pictured, who took Grand Champion honors in the hog and steer categories.
As a reminder for those wanting to save a life, the Coffee Memorial Blood Center will hold a blood drive February 6, 2012 at Frank Phillips College from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Center for Access and Innovation Building Conference Center room at 901 S. Opal.
A photo ID or donor card is required to donate, and donors must be at least 17 years of age to be eligible to give blood. All blood types are needed.
All eligible donors who present to donate will receive a free t-shirt in appreciation for giving the gift of life.
The time is drawing closer for a significant milestone for one of the most familiar faces at the Borger News-Herald!
Don Rice will be celebrating 50 years as the photographer for the BNH this March, coming to the paper in 1962.
In his honor, the BNH is doing a special section featuring some of his most prominent photos from the decades he has been on staff here.
However, the BNH plans to take it one step further, and this will require help from you!
The Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office and Crime Stoppers are seeking assistance in reference to a building burglary.
According to Borger Police Department Lt. Anthony Griffin of Crime Stoppers, the burglary occurred on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. HCSO responded to 8831 Highway 152, near Stinnett, in reference to a burglary of a building (business).
Upon investigation, it was discovered that sometime between Jan. 13 and Jan 22, 2012, several items were taken from the building by an unknown person or persons.
The stolen items identified to date are listed as follows:
The Hutchinson County 4-H Parent Leaders donated $1,000 to the Hutchinson County Junior Livestock Show. Present for the giving of the donation were County Extension Agent Kristy Synatschk, Skylar Jewett, Karsen Prall, Zach Jewett, Brooke Armstrong, Ryann Washer, Sandy Sanchez, Diana Jack, and John Davis.
Xcel Energy has filed for lower fuel costs in the state of Texas.
Yesterday, the company submitted plans to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) for a revised fuel cost formula and factor that will reduce residential bills of 1,000 kilowatt-hours by an average of $1.83, or about 1.8 percent, starting April 1.
Area emergency officials responded to a wreck Thursday morning on Highway 136.
A husband and wife, who were not identified, rolled into a ravine off the highway. Gabriel Medrano of the Texas Department of Public Safety said the husband had complained of stomach pains.
He said that a witness stated the southbound vehicle curved off the road to the right, causing it to go through a barbed wire fence and strike an electrical pole on the driver's side. This caused the vehicle to roll several times, landing into a ravine.
Jan. 21, 2012
136 and 1559 â€“ motorist assist
5th and Harvey â€“ field interview
1100 block of Sterling â€“ report of criminal mischief
200 block of West Jefferson â€“ house/business check
500 block of North Cedar â€“ report of disturbance
200 block of West First â€“ traffic escort
200 block of North Harvey â€“ report of recovered property
Lister â€“ report of disturbance
1000 block of East Sixth â€“ report of criminal trespass
1400 block of Boyd â€“ report of suspicious activity
1300 block of Potter â€“ report of theft
200 block of West First â€“ traffic escort
Activities surrounding the Hutchinson County Junior Livestock Show are getting underway!
At 4 p.m. today, the concession stand will open at the Hutchinson County Aluminum Dome, where the show is being held. All species except steers and heifers must be unloaded and penned. All photos except for the steers and heifers will be taken tomorrow evening.
At 7 p.m., all weight cards must be in the possession of the board/secretary treasurer for all breeds except swine. Swine weight cards must be turned in by 8 p.m. The concession stand will close at 10 p.m. Thursday evening.
On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents unanimously approved the accepting of grants from the Brumley Foundation and LINN Energy totaling $85,000.
From the Brumley Foundation, FPC received a grant in the amount of $45,000, with the funds designated to be used towards scholarships for low-income students who reside in the upper 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle.
LINN Energy provided the college with a grant in the amount of $35,000 to be used for equipment for the Pump and Engine (P&E) and Instrumentation and Electrical Technology (I&E) programs.