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January 9th, 2012
A blood drive is set to take place in Borger in about two weeks.
The Coffee Memorial Blood Center will be holding a drive at the Union Hall, 111 East Coolidge on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All eligible donors who present to donate will receive a M*A*S*H* t-shirt in appreciation for giving the gift of life.
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.
Suzanne Talley of CMBC said that all blood types are currently needed.
The Hutchinson County Hospital District Board of Directors will be holding discussion about its upcoming election at its upcoming meeting.
The meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in the executive board room of Golden Plains Community Hospital.
Both Dr. Jock Lee, DVM, and Joe Mihm are elected members of the board whose terms will come up this spring. Dr. Lee is currently serving as chairman of the board.
John Edgington, one of the appointed members of the board, is also seeing his position expire as well. All three are eligible for reelection or reappointment to the board.
Throughout December, the Borger News Herald held an online photo contest on which house in Hutchinson County displayed the most Christmas Spirit.
This year, the people throughout the county did a great job decorating their homes showing that the Christmas Spirit was alive and well in Hutchinson County.
With over 400 votes cast, the winner of this year's contest with 140 votes was located at 208 Cimarron in Borger.
Look for a new photo contest on the Borger News Herald website later in January.
Borger Police Report
Jan. 2, 2012
500 block of Michigan â€“ report of harassment
1000 block of North Cedar â€“ report of suspicious person
600 block of California â€“ report of criminal mischief
200 block of West Coolidge â€“ report of suspicious activity
900 block of Harrington â€“ animal call
1300 block of Potter â€“ report of disturbance
800 block of Lee â€“ report of theft
100 block of Turner â€“ report of harassment
600 block of Elizabeth â€“ report of sexual assault
900 block of Western â€“ report of disorderly conduct
1300 block of Baker â€“ report of disturbance
The Hutchinson County United Way is offering community focus grants to non-profit organizations.
HCUW is now accepting applications for this program. Any 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that is not currently a United Way Program Provider may apply for funding.
In July of 2010, HCUW gave community focus grants to the Borger Satellite Workshop, The Bridge, Buttercup House, Eastern TX Panhandle Red Cross, Golden Spread Council (Boy Scouts), High Plains Helping Hand, HC Child Welfare Board, and Stinnett Little League.
Three Borger, Texas, residents indicted in November 2011 on various offenses related to narcotics trafficking and gambling pleaded guilty in federal court in Amarillo,on Jan 5, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson.
One of the most familiar faces of the Borger News-Herald is celebrating a significant milestone this year!
Don Rice will be celebrating 50 years as the photographer for the BNH this March. He came to work for 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!
Borger PD is seeking answers in connection with a robbery that occurred on New Yearâ€™s Eve.
The robbery occurred the morning of Saturday, December 31, 2011 around 7 a.m. at Allsupâ€™s 416 W. Wilson. Lieutenant Anthony Griffin stated three employees were inside during the incident at the rear of the store, and one employee was taking out the trash through the back door.
Borger Police Report
Dec. 29, 2011
1500 block of South Main â€“ report of criminal mischief
700 block of South McGee â€“ report of suspicious vehicle
1400 block of South Main â€“ report of suspicious vehicle
1400 block of South Cedar â€“ report of building burglary
1300 block of Jim Hall â€“ meet complainant/public service
200 block of Teague â€“ meet complainant/public service
600 block of Elizabeth â€“ warrant service
400 block of South Cedar â€“ welfare check
600 block of Weatherly â€“ meet complainant/public service
1300 block of West Wilson â€“ meet complainant/public service
What can we call a â€śsafe environmentâ€ť when children and young adults can alter their state of mind with basic household items?
According to Captain Aaron K. McWilliams of the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, the office have seen an increase in theses behaviors to just keep up a quick â€śhigh.â€ť McWilliams says, â€śA common practice is still using forms of inhalants; however, we have seen the following toxic aerosols to include: compressed difluorethane (compressed gas dusters for computers, etc.... ) as well as the continued use of spray paint and gasoline.â€ť