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Don Johnson has announced his candidacy for Hutchinson County Sheriff in next yearâ€™s election.
Johnson said he wants the position of sheriff as well as the sheriffâ€™s department to be held accountable to the citizens of Hutchinson County.
â€śI want the department to be proactive as well as professional,â€ť he said. â€śI will provide law enforcement 24-7 to all areas of the county.â€ť
Johnson just retired from the Department of Public Safety after 34 years of service to the people of Texas. He spent 32 of the 34 years working in Hutchinson County.
Wish a soldier happy holidays through a video. Les Sullivan will be going to different places in Spearman and Borger with a video camera to video loved ones of soldiers with the intention to send them to the troops for the holidays. From now through Dec. 2, 2011 and Dec. 3 and 4, 2011, he will be at Genieâ€™s Cafe. He will also be at All Occasion Flowers at 202 North Bernice Street in Spearman from Nov. 28-Dec. 2. Lastly he will be at Borger Library on December 5-9, 2011 during library hours.
Saturdayâ€™s weather will be very complex as an upper-level storm system moves right on top of, or very near the region. We will begin the day with a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow as temperatures below freezing occur.
As temperatures warm during the morning hours, we will see this mix changeover to scattered rain showers and even a possible thunderstorm. Another surge of Arctic air will blast into the region during the afternoon hours and quickly changeover the rain to snowfall.
December is one of the most colorful months of the year because of all the Christmas trees and lights in and around peopleâ€™s homes.
But as pretty as they are, they all can cause an uncontrolled light most people donâ€™t want to see: fire.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said the live and dry pine trees can be a fire hazard if not handled properly.
Special fire safety precautions need to be taken when keeping a live tree in the house. A burning tree can rapidly fill a room with fire and deadly gases.
The Borger Creative Arts Club will be holding its Annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, at 931 Illinois in Borger. Baked goods will be available for purchase, including cakes, pies, and cookies, as well as craft items, painted items, Christmas gifts, and clothing. A hand-embroidered quilt will be raffled off. Tickets are $1 or six for $5. For more information on the bazaar, call 886-0299 or 898-8515.
The Faith Fellowship Church Drama Team proudly presents a musical drama for Christmas, â€śA Time For Miracles.â€ť
The Christmas season is different than any other time of the year. There is a peace in the air. A time of great expectancy. People truly seem to be kinder to each other during Christmas.
AMARILLO, Texas â€” Dustin Engler and Raphael Garcia, Jr., both of Borger, Texas, have each pleaded guilty in federal court in Amarillo, Texas, to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Each defendant faces a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
Since their arrests by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), each has remained in custody.
Senior Citizens Bazaar is scheduled for December 2nd and 3rd at the Opportunities Center, 930 Illinois Street, Borger. All goods are handcrafted and include a wide variety of goods from delicate crochet or tatting to carved wooden items. Afghans, baby blankets, scarves, house shoes, hand painted items â€“ and the list goes on. Come see for yourselves. It's a great place to get that something very special and one-of-a-kind, as well as to do some early Christmas shopping. Altrusa Club of Borger sponsors the affair and 100% of the sale price goes to the person making the item.
Hutchinson County Sheriff Guy Rowh will not be seeking reelection in 2012.
Rowh has announced his intentions to retire from the position. He was first elected Sheriff in November of 2000. He became a deputy for Hutchinson County in 1977 and remained in that position until 1996, when he left and took a law enforcement position with the City of Borger. He later took a position with Pantex as a security officer until the 2000 elections.
Rowh said his choice to retire was not an easy one to make.
A charitable program for young families in need is being offered at the Golden Plains Community Hospital.
Aidenâ€™s Closet offers new baby items to families who are in need of them. This program is in memory of Aiden James Marshall, son of ER nurse, Monica Marshall and her husband Cody Marshall of Borger.
Aiden was born on Nov. 22, 2008, and passed away on April 17, 2009, from a severe heart defect. Shortly after his death, RNs from the OB Ward at GPCH started the program.