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November 28th, 2011

Christmas pageant to be held Dec. 10

November 28, 2011

It’s that time of year, time for a Christmas beauty pageant.
This year’s pageant, “The Holly Jolly Ruby Glitz Christmas Pagean,t” will be held at Borger Middle School on Saturday, December 10 from 1p.m.to 4 p.m. Registration will be at 12 p.m.
The pageant is open for ages 0 to 18. The children will be split up into age groups and compete against each other.
The pageant will start off with all formal wear, then Christmas attire, and end with a photo shoot.

Blackmon announces candidacy for county sheriff

November 28, 2011

Mickey Blackmon is planning to run for Hutchinson County Sheriff in next year’s elections.
Blackmon said he wants to see the office of sheriff taken to a professional level that is proactive.
“I would provide all citizens with 24-7 law enforcement coverage that I feel they deserve,” he said.
Blackmon has worked in the field of law enforcement for 38 years. He spent 20 years in the 84th District Attorney’s Office, working as an investigator and also as a polygraph examiner.

White Winter Weddings

November 28, 2011

November 25th

Winter stocking of trout taking place at the Meredith Stilling Basin

November 25, 2011

Each winter from December through early March, Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Inland Fisheries Division, in cooperation with participating cities and agencies, stocks more than 260,000 catchable-size rainbow trout in more than 100 locations across Texas. This trout stocking program is designed to provide increased wintertime fishing opportunities for Texas’ more than 2.3 million anglers. As a part of this program, The Meredith Stilling Basin is scheduled to receive 1,000 rainbow trout during the week of December 5 and an additional 1,000 during the week of January 30.

Youth movement taking place within the Bulldog Wrestling Program

November 25, 2011

Just two years ago, Borger Wrestling Head Coach Antonio Murga was enjoying the luxury of having an experienced squad that could match up well against any team in the region and had six wrestlers qualify for the state tournament.
However, over the last two years those state wrestlers have moved on, and now Murga finds himself leading a young group of wrestlers for the 2011-12 season.

Franklin Jordan

November 25, 2011

Franklin Jordan, 91, of Borger, passed away, Wednesday, November 23, 2011.
Franklin Sammuel Jordan was born Sunday, December 14, 1919 in Cushing, OK to John and Katie (Higgins) Jordan. He was a retired warehouse purchaser for Phillips Petroleum with forty years of dedicated service. He was an active and dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for sixty-five years. Mr. Jordan served his country as a member of the United States Army in WWII.

Community Thanksgiving Services set for Nov. 27

November 25, 2011

The Community Thanksgiving service will be held the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 27, 6 pm, at Trinity Church of the Nazarene. Johnny Robertson, pastor of First United Methodist Church, will be the speaker. There will be special music by the Community Pastor Choir. A special offering for High Plains Helping Hands and Living Water will be taken. Please join us.

Opportunities Center holding driver safety course

November 25, 2011

AARP will be holding a driver safety classroom course designed for drivers age 50 and older at the Opportunities Center, 930 Illinois, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011.
The course will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a one-hour lunch.
Reservations can be made by calling 274-2802.
No exams will be given. AARP members with their card will be admitted for $12, and non-members will be admitted for $14.
Veterans and spouses are free with proof of service (DD214, ID card, VFW, DAV, AL, etc.)

November 23rd

Rotary Club holds bike giveaway for Borger students

November 23, 2011

The Rotary Club held a bicycle giveaway for Gateway and Crockett Elementaries Tuesday morning for students who have had perfect attendance over the past six weeks. Winners were (front): Kaitlyn Swender, first grade; Wesley Carlock, second grade; Sherie Fitzgerald, third grade; and Brandon Saucedo-Longoria, fourth grade.

Betty Lou Sanders

November 23, 2011

PERRYTON - Betty Lou Sanders, 75, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at First Baptist Church – Holly Chapel with Rev. Richard Laverty officiating.
Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton.
Mrs. Sanders was born Jan. 20, 1936, in Longview, and has lived in the area since 1956, moving from Jacksboro. She married Bill Sanders in October of 1982 in Perryton.
She was a member of First Baptist Church and worked for Roberson Wifeline.

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