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November 22nd, 2011

Tuesday's forecast

November 22, 2011

Despite northerly and northeasterly winds today, we will see abundant
sunshine and highs near 60. We will warm into the upper 60s to near 70
degrees tomorrow and expect a windy and even warmer Thanksgiving Day with
highs in the lower 70s!

November 21st

A plea has been entered in the Amy Fernandez case

November 21, 2011

On Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, it was confirmed by sources involved with the case that Amy Fernandez pleaded guilty for one account of evading the reporting requirements and the regulations issued thereunder, structure, attempt to structure, and attempted to assist in structuring currency transactions with one or more domestic financial institutions. She has been accused of purchasing 39 cashier's checks with United States currency in amounts of $3,000 or less pertaining to the structuring.
The maximum statutory penalty for the structuring offense is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Salvation Army to kick off Angel Tree program

November 21, 2011

In addition to putting red kettles at locations throughout Hutchinson County, the Salvation Army is also gearing up for its Angel Tree program.
The Angel Tree lets individuals and partnering corporations personalize a gift for a child or senior citizen in need by adopting an Angel and purchasing gifts for that individual.
This year, the Angel Tree program in Borger will run from Friday, Nov. 25 through Monday, Dec. 19, at Walmart.

Helen’s Christmas Project getting underway

November 21, 2011

Every child deserves a Christmas.
And this is exactly what Stinnett citizen Helen Mooney had in mind when she came up with the idea of “Helen’s Christmas Project.”
Helen’s Christmas Project is designed to offer Christmas for those less fortunate.
“She never wanted a kid to go without a Christmas,” said Crystal Rogers. Rogers has taken over the project this year and wants to make it a very successful one.

Picking out the perfect Thanksgiving turkey

November 21, 2011

Sonia Mendez, one-year-old Victoria Mendez, and Gloria Villagran pick out just the perfect turkeys to fix for Thanksgiving this year. Thanksgiving is now only three days away!
PHOTO BY DON RICE

November 19th

Monday's weather

November 19, 2011

A few isolated showers and storms may develop over the High Plains today! Though these storms will be ‘hit-or-miss,’ a few lucky folks could receive anywhere from around .01” to upwards of .10” of rainfall! It’s unfortunate that we can’t get a widespread heavy rainfall all day, but in this kind of drought, we’ll take what we can get, even if it is sporadic in coverage! Mostly cloudy conditions will be present, and our afternoon high temperatures will struggle to reach into the upper 50s.

Letters of intent being accepted for BISD board seat

November 19, 2011

There is currently a seat open on the Borger ISD board of trustees. Applications are being accepted through December 2.
Letters may be mailed to Superintendent Chance Welch, 200 East Ninth, Borger, TX 79007 or can be delivered to the administration building at 200 East Ninth.
For further information, call 273-1000.

WT bus causes small fire

November 19, 2011

A West Texas School bus caused a small fire around 5:30 p.m on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. The school bus was between Borger and Panhandle areas when a turbo charger went out, causing the bus to back firing, and filling the air with smoke and causing a small grass fire.
Lt. Stacy Nolen of the Borger Fire Department stated the fire was no bigger than six feet long and two feet wide.
“The kids were evacuated from the bus and stomped the fire out,” he said. There were no injuries.
PSPCISD superintendent Bill Wiggins said the bus in now in Amarillo to be repaired.

November 18th

Hutchinson County Museum Annual Christmas Exhibit

November 18, 2011

PROUD SOLDIERS PAST AND PRESENT
One Sixth Scale Military Action Figures, Historic and Contemporary Uniforms, Weapons and Other Models.
The Hutchinson County Museum’s Annual Christmas Exhibit will 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 December 5 – December 28, 2011.

Church granted permit for recovery center

November 18, 2011

A local church has been given the green light by the City of Borger to move forward with its plans for a recovery center.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council unanimously approved a specific use permit to Fellowship Baptist Church for a recovery center to be located at 920 South Main (Lots 23-24, Block 25, Isom Addition) and scheduled a public hearing for Dec. 6, 2011, to hear comments on the matter.

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