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 yearâ€™s campaign brought in $625,540.17, exceeding the original goal of $615,000.
Winters said this yearâ€™s campaign marks her eighth with the organization. She said it is the work of citizens that makes such campaigns a success.
â€śUnited Way is the people of our community,â€ť she said. â€śItâ€™s people like you who make it work.â€ť
Various awards were given out during the luncheon festivities.
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.
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 RenĂ© Brain.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
Tonight the Borger Bulldogs will host the Dumas Demons in non-district basketball action at 7:00 p.m. in Tex Hanna Gym.
The Borger Lady Bulldogsâ€™ game with Wellington has been cancelled due to the Wellington football team playing in the 1A state semifinals in football.
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.
Tonight the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen will conclude the fall semester portion of the schedule by hosting Ranger Junior College beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the BCAC.
Hutchinson County Museumâ€™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.
â€śI 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,â€ť says Greg.
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.
On Wednesday evening, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen made the trip to Altus, Okla. to take on the Western Oklahoma State College Pioneers in non-conference action.
The Pioneers got off to a fast start and were able to build a 21-point lead at halftime.
In the second half, the Plainsmen rallied and were able to pull to within two points with four minutes to play.
But a comeback win was not meant to be, as the Pioneers were able to pull away for the 96-85 win.
The top scorers in the game for the Plainsmen were Montero Rice 16, Akeem Johnson 15, and Kris Harris 14.
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.