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December 16th

Put some change in that kettle!

December 16, 2011

Have you noticed the bell ringers outside of Wal-Mart?
These people are from the Salvation Army raising money for those who need it. All you have to do is place any extra change you have from shopping in the red kettle. The Salvation Army Red Kettles have been an American tradition since 1891, helping raise financial support for critical Salvation Army programs and services year round.

Local organization receives a “helping hand” in return

December 16, 2011

A local organization known for meeting the needs of people in the Hutchinson County community received a helping hand in return in the form of turkeys.
Four local men, Jimmy Anderson of Conoco Phillips, Mike Bethel of Ardent, Lanny Ferrell of WHM, and Scott Fowles donated 50 turkeys to High Plains Helping Hand for the holiday season. Anderson, Bethel, and Ferrell visited the organization Thursday to make the delivery.
Carolyn Poindexter, who is with High Plains Helping Hand, said the organization was “absolutely” blessed to receive such a generous donation.

December 15th

Old hospital abatement process nearing completion

December 15, 2011

The Christmas holiday will mark the 200 S. McGee hospital facility being 75% complete in the asbestos abatement process. Basement flooring, pipe fittings, and duct work are what will remain to be abated after the holiday. A few questionable items are being tested and pending results, will be abated if they return positive for asbestos.
The initial target date for all interior asbestos removal is the second week of January, unless the items return a positive result. Consultation with the contractors will be necessary to determine a new target date and additional expense.

Farm Bureau makes donations to volunteer firefighters

December 15, 2011

The Hutchinson County Farm Bureau has made donations on behalf of several local volunteer departments in recognition of their hard work.
The agency has donated $334 each to Stinnett, Fritch, Morse, and Crutch Ranch Volunteer Fire Department, with $1,000 contributed by Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) to help recover resources and funds used to keep the community safe.
Hutchinson County Farm Bureau President John Lieb said the agency is thankful for all of the work the volunteer firefighters do in order to keep the communities of the county safe.

FPC partnering with other community colleges

December 15, 2011

Frank Phillips College is entering into what it considered a unique partnership with two area community colleges.
FPC, Amarillo College, and Clarendon College signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that has been signed by all three colleges outlining the arrangement.
The objective of the MOU is to ease and improve the student transfer process, provide additional options, and leverage resources all toward the ultimate goal of helping students earn a college degree.

December 14th

BISD board to meet Thursday

December 14, 2011

The Borger ISD Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in the board conference room of the BISD administration building, 200 East Ninth.
The board will hear campus reports on Borger High School, Borger Intermediate School, Gateway Elementary School, and the athletic programs. It will also consider action on the district’s financial audit for the 2010-11 fiscal year.

December 13th

Country Chevrolet serving as dropoff site for Rainbow Room

December 13, 2011

Country Chevrolet is serving as a drop-off site for the Rainbow Room again this year. This year Chevy is partnering with Borger Bank to make sure that area foster care children have a merry Christmas.
The dealership will serve as a dropoff for holiday items. Items may be donated during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Give to America’s littlest heroes

December 13, 2011

Help our future veterans and give to America’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 “ Baby Shower Drive” for the ”littlest heroes.”

December 12th

Which Hutchinson County home is showing the most Christmas Spirit?

December 12, 2011

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.

Give to the Salvation Army this Christmas season

December 12, 2011

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.

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