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November 17th, 2011

No serious injuries reported in bus wreck

November 17, 2011

There were no serious injuries reported in a wreck occurring Tuesday on Third and Hedgecoke.
According to Superintendent Chance Welch, a bus carrying seven students was stopped at that particular intersection. When the light turned green, the bus proceeded forward.
However, an SUV in the same area thought it still had a green light, and ended up colliding with the front end of the bus it as it went through the intersection.

November 16th

Jury returns indictment against Fernandezs

November 16, 2011

On November 15, 2011 a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Jose Luis Fernandez, aka “Junior,” 37, Francisco Villanueva Fernandez, aka “Frank,” 43, Aaron Steven Fernandez, aka “Fat A--,” 26, and Thomas Joseph Salazar, aka “T.J.” with various offenses related to narcotics trafficking, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
The defendants remain on pre-trial release following their arrests early this month by Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Arraignment dates have not yet been set.

Blood drive to be held Monday in Stinnett

November 16, 2011

If you give blood you give someone else a life to live.
On Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, Coffee Memorial Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the Stinnett Community Center on 801 Main Street.
The drive will begin at 4 p.m. and last until 7 p.m. You must be 17 years old and present a photo ID or a donor card.
All eligible donors will receive a Coffee Memorial Blood Center t-shirt.
All blood types are needed. There is no substitute for blood. It can only come from volunteer blood donors.
For appointments, please call 331-8800 or 1-877-574-8800. Walk-ins are welcome.

Ralls Appliance joining with other entities to donate new refrigerators

November 16, 2011

Ralls Appliance, GE Whirlpool, United Supermarkets and the Salvation Army will donate new refrigerators stocked full of groceries to the less fortunate families this year.
Ralls Appliance offered this to many families last year for the holidays.
“We understand the value of a helping hand. With over 40 years in business, we’ve faced some tough times ourselves,” stated Jack Klaus, owner of Ralls Appliance.

Weekly Poll:Should the town of Turkey accept PETA's offer of a free holiday meal if it changes its name to Tofurkey for a day?

November 16, 2011

PETA asked the tiny Texas Panhandle town of Turkey on Monday to change its name to Tofurky for Thanksgiving.
PETA made its pitch to “promote compassion,” it said in its letter, offering to provide a “delicious, healthy vegan holiday feast” for the town in exchange for the name change.
The people in the community has made their voices heard by saying "thanks but no thanks."
But what do you think? Should the town of Turkey accept PETA's offer?
Let us know what you think by voting on our weekly poll.

November 15th

First Annual Stinnett Holiday Soiree

November 15, 2011

Make your plans to attend the First Annual Stinnett Holiday Soiree on December 3,2011 at the Stinnett Community Center.
We have many vendors and crafters. You will not want to miss the fun. Doors open at 10:00 a.m.
We still have a few spaces open.
Contact Mandy Cook at 806-878-3944 or Robbie Dougherty at 806-662-4961 for any questions.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

November 15, 2011

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Borger! Gary Winks, Cameron Boothe, and Joe Rodriguez work busily to get decorations hung on the poles on Main Street.
PHOTO BY DON RICE

Borger woman arrested for credit card abuse, forgery

November 15, 2011

A Borger woman was arrested last Monday for credit card abuse and forgery.
On Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, Lori Lynn Baker, 29, of Borger, was arrested by the Borger Police Department on 14 counts of credit card abuse and one count of forgery of a financial instrument in reference to a lengthy multi-jurisdictional investigation, Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD said.
The investigations remain ongoing and involve multiple agencies including the BPD, Amarillo Police Department, Parmer County Sheriff’s Office, and the Weatherford Police Department.

Henderson announces decision on upcoming election

November 15, 2011

Longtime Hutchinson County Tax Assessor Collector Mary Lou Henderson has made the announcement that she will not seek reelection in the upcoming 2012 election.
Henderson has been serving in the position since 1985. She began working for Hutchinson County in 1958, starting on a part-time basis. She then worked in the Borger office in 1961, where she remained until taking a position at Phillips in 1976.
She ran for the office of Tax Assessor Collector in 1984 and began work the following year. She will continue serving as Tax Assessor Collector through December of 2012.

BISD board plans to fill vacancy

November 15, 2011

The Borger ISD board of trustees accepted a resignation from a longtime board member and is setting procedures in place for a replacement.
During its regular meeting Thursday evening, the board voted to accept, with regret, the resignation of Johnny Rusten, who has served on the board since 1998, most recently as president. Rusten submitted his resignation citing work, family, and church priorities.
Robert Bradley, who was elected the new president of the board, said Rusten’s presence would be missed.

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