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December 9th

United Way celebrates successful campaign

December 9, 2011

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 year’s campaign brought in $625,540.17, exceeding the original goal of $615,000.
Winters said this year’s campaign marks her eighth with the organization. She said it is the work of citizens that makes such campaigns a success.
“United Way is the people of our community,” she said. “It’s people like you who make it work.”
Various awards were given out during the luncheon festivities.

Blood drive scheduled for Dec. 12

December 9, 2011

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.

Subway of Borger now open for business!

December 9, 2011

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 René Brain.
PHOTO BY DON RICE

Red Hat Mamas to have Christmas dinner on Dec. 15 at Opportunities Center

December 9, 2011

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.

HCHM hosting annual Christmas exhibit

December 9, 2011

Hutchinson County Museum’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.
“I 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,” says Greg.

December 8th

Borger Creative Arts Club extends bazaar into this weekend

December 8, 2011

Borger Creative Arts Club is extending its bazaar.
Falling ceilings, rain, and snow caused the bazaar to start very slow.
Now the plan is to have an extra day.
We will be here to show you the way.
Saturday, Dec. 10, the hours are 9 to 5, celebrating cheerfully, keeping Christmas alive.

Nursing home replat approved

December 8, 2011

A replat of property for the construction of a nursing home in Borger has received official city approval.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council approved the replat of Blocks 2 & 3, North Park Addition, containing 10.76 acres, to be known as Borger Nursing Facility Subdivision, 900 College Avenue. The request for the replat was made by P&B Senior Living Group, LLC, of Fort Smith, Ark.
Kenneth Petr, Director of Planning and Zoning for the City of Borger, said the nursing home will be a 120-bed facility.

Get in your Santa letters today!

December 8, 2011

The Borger News-Herald wants to get your letters to Santa pronto!
To submit your letter, send via e-mail to advertising@borgernewsherald.com. Letters are due by the close of business on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

December 7th

County Airport celebrating opening of new terminal

December 7, 2011

Hutchinson County Airport is celebrating the opening of a new terminal.
The ribbon cutting for the new terminal will be held at 11 a.m. on December 9, 2011. The size of the new terminal is 3,500 square feet. The process of building this new terminal has taken a total of five years to completely plan and create.
The project has been funded through a grant provided by Texas Department of Transportation, a 25 percent donation from Hutchinson County, a generous offer from a local businessman, who was not identified, and the Borger Economic Development Corporation.

Council grants permit for recovery center

December 7, 2011

The Borger City Council has approved a permit towards the opening of a recovery center in Borger.
The permit request was made by Fellowship Baptist Church to use property located at 920 South Main Street for the placement of a center for those wishing to recover from alcohol or drug abuse.

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