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November 16th, 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 â€śpromote compassion,â€ť it said in its letter, offering to provide a â€śdelicious, healthy vegan holiday feastâ€ť 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.
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.
Itâ€™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
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 Sheriffâ€™s Office, and the Weatherford Police Department.
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.
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 Rustenâ€™s presence would be missed.
The Borger Downtown Merchants will be having sales, refreshments, and Santa during its upcoming Christmas open house.
The open house is set to take place from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 on Main Street. In addition to sales at stores and Christmas goodies, Santa Claus will be making his arrival at 2 p.m.
Stores participating in this yearâ€™s open house are as follows:
â€˘Jimâ€™s Diamond Shop â€“ 519 North Main
â€˘Amy Lynnâ€™s â€“ 506 North Main
â€˘Sugar Rush Old Fashioned Candy â€“ 601 North Main
â€˘Texas Mikes â€“ 520 North Main
â€˘Family Style Salon â€“ 717 North Main
Faith Christian Fellowship at 415 Gardner Street will â€śmeet people at their point of need.â€ť FCF will host a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 from 12 p.m to 4 p.m. They are serving a traditional thanksgiving meal to anyone who wishes to join. If you are alone this holiday, if you cannot cook a meal, or just don't want to, please join us and enjoy a great meal and wonderful fellowship. If you cannot come, or know someone who is â€śshut-inâ€ť that would enjoy a meal contact FCF so that they can make arrangement to deliver a meal. For more information call Emily at 898-1342.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information from the public pertaining to a recent burglary in Borger.
On Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, Borger Police Officers responded to #15 Adobe Trail in reference to a burglary of a habitation.
Sometime during the night of Saturday, Oct. 29, or the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 30, the suspect or suspects entered the residence and took a firearm, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department.
The stolen firearm is described as a Blue Rossi Six Shot Revolver and is valued at $300.
Living Water Ministries is doing its part again this year to put a little blessing into this yearâ€™s holidays for the less fortunate. The organization will be helping people in Hutchinson County with Bags of Blessings (holiday food) during the upcoming holiday season.
Those who would like to be a part of providing the â€śBags of Blessingsâ€ť can purchase the following complete list and return it in a paper grocery bag to Living Water at 103 West Fourth Street. The Bags of Blessings are needed by Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, and the ministryâ€™s hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday