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Vol. 88, No. 303, 14 Pages
Weekend, December 21-22, 2013
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A truck damaged by Wednesday’s major accident - photo by Don Rice
Local Weather
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The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the names and conditions of the individuals affected by an accident 4.5 miles east of Fritch on SH 136 which occurred Wednesday evening and sent a dozen people to hospitals and ended one Stinnett man’s life. According to a press release issued by Chris Ray of the Texas DPS, 71 year old Nellagene Jones Fletcher, of Fritch, failed to yield right-of-way when she made a left turn across a lane of oncoming traffic and struck a pickup driven by Jamie Elizabeth-Ann Hooks, 24. Hooks had been travelling toward Fritch with her fiance, Kyle Eugene Morrow, 26, and her three
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the low 20s.
children, ages ranging from four months to 5 years. The impact caused Hooks’ vehicle to drift sideways and ultimately roll, ejecting Morrow. Morrow, Fletcher, and the three children involved were all transported for medical attention. One child was treated and released; Hooks and another child were listed in stable condition. The youngest child, four months old, is listed in critical condition but has shown signs of improvement. Morrow was pronounced dead at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo. Fletcher was transported to Northwest Texas Hospital and is listed in stable condition. Seconds after the initial impact, say witnesses, a vehicle approached from the west and struck two other vehicles that had stopped
at the crash site. Six people from the second collision were also taken to local hospitals, none with life threatening injuries. The accident affected hundreds of people who were travelling on 136 as the highway was closed for nearly four hours when crews shut down a 15-20 square mile area. Motorists between Fritch and Borger were re-routed through Sanford, and responders escorted residents of Meadowlark to their homes through the congested accident zone. Hutchinson County Fire Marshal and EOC Coordinator Danny Richards said the large area was necessary because the complicated crash site, the number of people in need of medical assistance, and the congestion of emergency vehicles on scene greatly increased the chances of further ac-
cidents. “Whenever you have such a complex and large scene you have to be extra cautious because that can be the cause of more wrecks,” said Richards. Richards thanked the community and motorists for their cooperation, saying that residents and travellers “understood” and “worked well” with emergency crews. Agencies responded from all over the area. In addition to Borger, Stinnett and Fritch EMS crews, Borger FD, Stinnett VFD, Fritch VFD, Hutchinson County FD, Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office, and Sanford VFD; responders were present from TxDOT, DPS, the Borger Police Dept., the Panhandle Police Dept., the Skellytown City Marshal, Potter County FD, the Carson
County Sheriff’s Office, Fritch PD, EOC, and even the National Park Service helped with road detours and traffic direction. Richards said that the response was well organized. Pre-planning exists to tell which agencies to respond to accident scenes according to location. When responders arrive and see that assistance is necessary, they call in for back-up. This particular scene with a high number of victims and vehicles involved warranted much more of a response than Hutchinson County has seen in a long while; but Richards said that the reaction was well organized. “I am very proud of all of the emergency responders,” he said, stating that the local crews are well trained, and that “they know what to do.”
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WEEKEND, DECEMBER 21-22, 2013
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Obituaries
Charles Edwin “Chuck” LaGrone, 77, died December 18, 2013 at his home in Borger. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Fairlanes Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Burwash, Pastor officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Charles was born October 6, 1936 in Moody, Texas to Willard Levi LaGrone and Cleo Reed LaGrone. He was a graduate of North Texas State University where he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees. He married Cynthia Ivey August 23, 1958 in Denton, TX. Chuck was a former Weslaco Chamber of Commerce Executive for 25 years, he also taught school and college. He was a director of Mass Communications for the Baptist Foreign Mission Board in Buenos Aires, Argentina for five years and he was a mail clerk at Phillips Petroleum Co. Chuck was a lifetime bicyclist winning many awards and medals, he had also been active in The Lions Club serving on the board and as president. Chuck was a deacon at Fairlanes Baptist Church. They lived here for the past 17 years. Chuck is survived by his wife of 55 years Cynthia, his son Larry of Borger, his daughter Stephanie Guess and husband Travis of Borger, his brother Dr. Willard LaGrone of Denton, two grandchildren Lauren LaGrone Morales and Tony LaGrone and one great grandson Ethan Morales. Casket bearers will be Larry Thompson, Bob Hendricks, Floyd Holliman, Joey Woodard, Richard Braymer, Danny Kingham, John Bayless and Walter Prock.
The Family of Would like to Thank all of our Friends and Family for the donations, food, flowers, thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Thanks to the Elkettes for our dinner. We would also like to Thank United, Wizzards, Zachry, MintonChatwell Funeral Directors, Dr. Nash, Dr. Hawley and The Borger Elks Lodge for all of your prayers and support.
POLICE REPORT
Arrest Report Calls for Service 12.8.13 - Macario Ybarra III, 21, for assault causing bodily injury to a family member - Gloria Dawn Watson, 27, for evading arrest/detention using a vehicle and one warrant 12.9.13 - Tyler James Williams-Huynh, 21, for assault causing bodily injury to a family member and one warrant 12.10.13 - Kenneth Wayne Coburn, 40, for public intoxication - Kevin Dee Burney, 25, for public intoxication - Jarod Michael Strate, 30, for possession of marijuana < 2 oz - Breana Leann Wilkinson, 19, on two warrants - Christopher Scott Humphrey, 29, on two warrants - Kenan Clay Leamon, 22, on two warrants 12.13.13 - Katesia Dayon Norman, 39, for possession of marijuana and two warrants - Justin Stewart Downs, 32, on three warrants - Harley Ray Reber, 25, on ten warrants 12.14.13 - Jennifer Tiana West, 34, on two warrants 12.16.13 - Xavier Dewayne Cunningham, 30, on six warrants 12.18.13 - Ronnie Lynn Wetzel, 30, on two warrants 12.10.13 - Cottonwood for a disturbance - Hobby for a prowler - Hemlock for an assault in-progress - Hobby for a disturbance - S. Cedar for a 911 hangup - Lakeview for a hit-and-run accident - Hill for report of a theft - Concord for a 911 hangup - Coffee for a disturbance - Cedar for an accident with injuries - Cloverleaf for report of an accident - Clubhouse for a 911 hangup - N. Florida for a narcotics violation - 5th & Deahl for a reckless driver - Ozmer for a welfare check 12.11.13 - Baker for suspicious activity - Huber Park for report of an accident - 8th & Deahl for an abandoned vehicle - N. Davis for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle/auto theft - Hwy 136 for a reckless driver - N Weatherly for harassment - N. Hedgecoke for report of an assault - 10th for a missing person - Hemlock of a disturbance 12.12.13 - High School for a 911 hangup - Brierwood for a disturbance - Fairlanes for criminal mischief - Main & 3rd for report of an accident
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Mr. Glenn Forseth 94, resident of Bartlesville and former resident of Borger, died at 4:58 AM Thursday.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday in the Redeemer Lutheran Church under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory. Glenn Julian Forseth is survived by two sons, Eric Forseth and his wife Debbie of Borger, Texas, Roger Hoh and his wife Nancy of Houston, Texas, two daughters, Mary Forseth of Phoenix, Arizona, Shirley Hoh of Oregon, four grandchildren, Michael Forseth of Amarillo, Texas, Erin Gibson of Borger, Texas, Kristen Hoh of Houston, Alex Hoh of Houston Texas and six great grandchildren.
SHERIFF OFFICE REPORT
12-18-13 Jerome Marroquin was arrested for on view fail to identify fugitive intent give false info, alias capias warrant #39815 for possession of marijuana, and a Potter County bond surrender warrant for possession of controlled substance at FM 1319 and FM 687. 12-19-13 Irene Niavez was arrested on probation violation warrant #39583 for driving while intoxicated and bonded.
Local Weather
From StormSearch 7 meteorologist Brian James
Winter arrives at 11:11am Saturday, and we may have some snow to deal with at winter begins. 2 to 4 inches of accumulation will be possible Saturday, but things will quiet down on Sunday. Temperatures will be in the 30s both days.
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Second Mondays Senior Adult Game Night, First Baptist Church, 100 S. Hedgecoke, 6 p.m. Hutchinson County Genealogical Society, American Red Cross, 614 Weatherly, 7:30 p.m. Hutchinson County Child Welfare Board, noon, second floor of Borger Bank. Borger Band Booster Club, BHS auditorium foyer, 6 p.m. Tuesdays Caprock Nursing & Rehabilitation - Join us for donuts and conversation every Tuesday in the lobby 8:30am, 900 College Ave. AANA support group for life challenges, 6:30 p.m., That One Place Community Center, 212 E. Broadway, Fritch. Call 275-0183. Rotary Club, noon, Temporarily held in Plainsmen Room at FPC Cafeteria Call 274-3321 for more information. Borger Creative Arts Club, Opportunities Center, 9 a.m. Call 886-0299 for more information. Tuesdays,Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays Alcoholics Anonymous, Airport Road, Borger, 8 p.m. Call 273-5001 for more information. First & Third Tuesdays Stinnett Golden Spread Grandmothers’ Club, Stinnett Senior Citizen Building, 6:30 p.m. Call 8782960 or 878-3272 for more information. Second & Fourth Tuesdays Community Prayer Ministry, 7 p.m. Call 857-3975 for location. Alibates Creek Indian Dancers, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 212 W. Jefferson. Call 274-3239 for more information. Second Tuesdays Journey, an Alzheimer’s support group, Golden Plains Community Hospital Board Room, 1 p.m. Call 467-5732 for more information. Golden Plains Home Health Care, blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, Opportunities Center, 11 a.m. to noon. 4-H Club River Breaks Shooting Sports, Borger Chamber of Commerce, 6:30 p.m. Call 806-8784026. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 404, 403 S Cornell in Fritch, 5:30 p.m. dinner and 6:00 meetings. Call 857-3950 for more information. Accolade Home Care, no-cost health screenings, 10 a.m. to noon, County Courthouse. Call 665-9700 for more information. Third Tuesdays Golden Plains Home Health Care, blood pressure screenings, MAL’S Café, Stinnett, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Phillips Alumni Association, Frank Phillips College Gallery Room, 7 p.m. Wednesdays Borger Area Ministerial Fellowship, 8 a.m., Golden Plains Community Hospital Board Room. Sanford Alcoholics Anonymous, 301 E. Davis, 8 p.m. Call 857-2267 for more information. Borger Noon Lions Club, noon, FPC Cafeteria. Dance, Drama and Art 10:30-12 St. Andrews United Methodist Church ends 8-7-13 Thursdays Bingo! at the Borger Elks Lodge. Everyone’s welcome, Doors open 5 pm, Cards sold starting at 6 p.m. First number at 6:30 pm, $14 each packet of 13 games or 6 papers for each of 13 games, Additional papers half packets for $7. First Thursdays Hutchinson County Republican Women, noon, FPC Gallery Room Call 273-8363 for more information. First & Third Thursdays Unity Masonic Lodge, 7:30 p.m. First Thursdays
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Parents Who Have Lost Children Grief Support Group, New U on Main Street, 7 p.m. Call 275-1430 for more information. Second Thursdays Northwest Amateur Radio Club, American Red Cross, 614 Weatherly, 7 p.m. Second Thursdays American Legion Post 0671 meets at 7:30 pm at the American Legion post next to the Aluminum Dome Fridays Kiwanis Club, noon, Frank Phillips College Gallery Room. Fritch Senior Citizen Sunshine Club, 12 noon for lunch followed by games. Celebrate Recovery, 7 p.m., 305 N. Deahl. Call 273-7127 or see fellowshipborger.com. Second Fridays Golden Plains Home Health Care, blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, Fritch Sunshine Club, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Parkinson’ Disease Support Group, Perryton Mennonite Church, 2821 S. Ash, Fritch Senior Citizens Club potluck dinner, business meeting, games at noon. Interim Home Health Care, free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, United Supermarket, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fourth Fridays Diabetes Education class, 10 a.m., Golden Plains Community Hospital Board Room. Call 4675718 or 467-5857 for more information. Saturdays Stinnett Clothing Closet, Church of Christ, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Call 878-2597 for more information. First Saturdays Lake Meredith Harbor Home Owners Assoc., 10 a.m., Club House. Marine Corps League Hawthorne Det. #1349, 9 a.m., 421 E. Broadway, Stinnett. Young adults Christian marriage class, Word of Life Church, 9:45 a.m.Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays Keep It Simple Narcotics Anonymous, Valley Drive west entrance, Cedar Street, 7:30 p.m. Call 806570-2028 or 857-4038 for more information
Mondays Prayer for the Nation, First Baptist Church chapel, 100 S. Hedgecoke, Borger. Call 273-5621 or 857-3947 for more information. Borger Football Booster Club, 7 p.m., Field House. Borger Tri-City Al Anon group, First Christian Church, 200 S. Bryan, 6 p.m. Call 806-382-2449 or 806-273-6017 for more information. First Mondays Democratic Party, 7 p.m. Opportunities Center, 930 Illinois. Call 274-2194 for more information. 1st and 3rd Mondays MOPS, mothers of preschoolers international, meets at First Baptist Church Borger Fellowship Hall 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. child care is provided. Call FBC 263-5621 for information. 2nd Monday Reunion of Retired Medical Field Employees in Hutchinson County 11:30 A.M. Frank Phillips College Cafeteria in the Gallery Room For more information call Aileen Jackson at 274-9890or Betty Jordon at 857-5709 Mondays & Thursdays Into Action Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 418 W. Coolidge, 8 p.m. Call 898-4607 for more information.
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Recipe of the Day
Happier Holiday Hors D’oeuvres
Holiday entertaining is all about food, wine and quality time with family and friends. This year, try a new approach to holiday gettogethers by hosting an hors d’oeuvres party. Skip the hassle of preparing a full meal by serving a number of small bites, dips and spreads for your guests to enjoy. Most hors d’oeuvres can be prepared ahead of time so you can spend more time with your guests instead of in the kitchen, making it easy to entertain flawlessly. The best part is you don’t have to break the bank to host a fabulous holiday gathering. By switching from national name brands to a grocer like ALDI, party essentials and seasonal must-haves, such as holiday gifts and baking necessities, can be as much as 50 percent less. Manufactured by many of the nation’s leading food producers, these exclusive brand items often meet or exceed the quality and taste of the national name brands. Try these hors d’oeuvre serving tips from food stylist and loyal ALDI shopper Janice Stahl: * Rethink the regular: Surprise guests and get creative with classic recipes by changing the presentation. Square pizza bites, circular tea sandwiches or star-shaped fruit make entertaining fun. * Keep hors d’oeuvres simple: Serve foods that are bite-sized and easy to pick up. Try skewers to create festive kabobs, which are perfect for nibbling. * Presentation is everything: Experiment with serving pieces like vases, champagne glasses or appetizer cups that add special interest to bite-sized snacks from chips and dip to shrimp cocktail. With these simple tips and recipes, you’ll be ready to throw a festive holiday hors d’oeuvres party that’s easy and affordable. Visit www.aldi.us for more entertaining ideas. Cranberry Shrimp Ceviche Cups $0.58 per serving at ALDI Recipe courtesy of Chef Alyssa, ALDI Test Kitchen Prep time: 20 minutes, plus 1 hour to chill Cook time: 3 minutes Yields: 16 ceviche cups - 1 & 1/2 teaspoons iodized salt, divided - 16 ounces medium raw shrimp, thawed - 1 cup dried cranberries - 1/2 red onion, roughly chopped - 1/2 cup fresh parsley - 1/2 jalapeno, roughly chopped - 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice - 1/4 cup fresh lime juice - 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper or ground black pepper - 1 teaspoon oregano - 16 ounces tortilla chips - 2 limes cut into wedges - Fresh cranberries, optional Bring medium pot of water to a boil. Season with 1 teaspoon salt. Add shrimp and cook for 3 minutes. Immediately plunge cooked shrimp into ice water bath. Peel shrimp and place in flat dish. In food processor, combine cranberries, red onion, parsley and jalapeno. Pulse until finely chopped. Add cranberry mixture to shrimp. Add lemon juice, lime juice, remaining salt, crushed red pepper and oregano. Stir to combine ingredients thoroughly. Refrigerate for 1 hour. To assemble, spoon ceviche, about 4 to 5 shrimp each, into small clear cups or glasses. Garnish with tortilla chips and lime wedges.
Do YOU have a recipe that you’d like to see featured in our “Recipe of the Day” section? Drop your submissions by the Borger News Herald at 2nd and Main, or e-mail them to Feature@borgernewsherald.com
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WEEKEND, DECEMBER 21-22, 2013
Opinion
1769 – Sino-Burmese War (1765–1769) ends with an uneasy truce. 1790 – The Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Alexander Suvorov and his Russian armies. 1807 – The Embargo Act, forbidding trade with all foreign countries, is passed by the U.S. Congress, at the urging of President Thomas Jefferson. 1808 – Ludwig van Beethoven conducts and performs in concert at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, with the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony, Fourth Piano Concerto (performed by Beethoven himself) and Choral Fantasy (with Beethoven at the piano). 1851 – India’s first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India. 1864 – Savannah, Georgia falls to General William Tecumseh Sherman, concluding his “March to the Sea”. 1891 – Asteroid 323 Brucia becomes the first asteroid discovered using photography. 1937 – The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York, New York. 1939 – Indian Muslims observe a “Day of Deliverance” to celebrate the resignations of members of the Indian National Congress over their not having been consulted over the decision to enter World War II with the United Kingdom. 1940 – World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army. 1942 – World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon. 1944 – World War II: Battle of the Bulge – German troops demand the surrender of United States troops at Bastogne, Belgium, prompting the famous one word reply by General Anthony McAuliffe: “Nuts!” 1944 – World War II: The Vietnam People’s Army is formed to resist Japanese occupation of Indochina, now Vietnam. 1956 – Colo, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity, is born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio. 1963 – The cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 miles (290 km) north of Madeira, Portugal with the loss of 128 lives. 1964 – The first test flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird) took place at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California. 1965 – In the United Kingdom, a 70 mph speed limit is applied to all rural roads including motorways for the first time. Previously, there had been no speed limit. 1974 – Grande Comore, Anjouan and Mohéli vote to become the independent nation of Comoros. Mayotte remains under French administration. 1974 – The house of former British Prime Minister
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Edward Heath is attacked by members of the Provisional IRA. 1978 – The pivotal Third Plenum of the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of China is held in Beijing, with Deng Xiaoping reversing Mao-era policies to pursue a program for Chinese economic reform. 1984 – Bernhard Goetz shoots four African American would-be muggers on an express train in Manhattan section of New York, New York. 1987 – In Zimbabwe, the political parties ZANU and ZAPU reach an agreement that ends the violence in the Matabeleland region known as the Gukurahundi. 1988 – Chico Mendes, a Brazilian rubber tapper, unionist and environmental activist, is assassinated. 1989 – Communist President of Romania Nicolae Ceaușescu is overthrown by Ion Iliescu after days of bloody confrontations. The deposed dictator and his wife flee Bucharest with a helicopter as protesters erupt in cheers. 1989 – Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany. 1990 – Final independence of Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia after termination of trusteeship. 1990 – The Parliament of Croatia adopts the current Constitution of Croatia. 1991 – Armed opposition groups launch a military coup against President of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia. 1992 – The Archives of Terror are discovered. 1998 – Hurricane Quinto strikes the Cayman Islands, knocking out power to the entire island for 2 days. Looting is rampant, but contained after 12 hours. 1999 – Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509, a Boeing 747200F crashes shortly after take-off from London Stansted Airport due to pilot error. All 4 crew members are killed. 2001 – Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai. 2001 – Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63. 2008 – An ash dike ruptured at a solid waste containment area in Roane County, Tennessee, releasing 1.1 billion US gallons (4,200,000 m3) of coal fly ash slurry. 2010 – The repeal of the Don’t ask, don’t tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, is signed into law by President Barack Obama.
The Least of These
mates at a prison nearby. She continued, “Last week we were at Wal-Mart and the checker asked, “All this is for your prison ministry, isn’t it?” Tonya smiled, “Yes, it is.” The checker fixed her gaze on Tonya’s face. “I want to help. Can I help? I have a little four year old daughter. Could I bring her? She’s very well behaved.” Tonya nodded, “Sure, we can always use the help.” And she told her the time and place. Her enthusiasm was real but Tonya confided to Fran, “You know lots of people ask about that and say they want to help, but generally they never show up. Frankly, I didn’t give it another thought because I didn’t expect her to come.” But a few days later when the volunteers gathered to assemble the ‘blessings bags’ Tonya was shocked to look up and there stood the checker from Wal-Mart with her little girl. They took their places in the assembly line and began stuffing items in the zip lock bags. The process flowed pretty smoothly but it took several hours. There was lots of laughter and bantering back and forth among the volunteers. Love filled the air and there was a thrill in knowing that these very common items would be an uncommon gift to the inmates. But along with the toiletries another very special gift was included. Each of the 1,900 bags contained two Christmas cards already stamped, cards the inmates could send to someone they loved. Once all the bags were placed in boxes to transport them to the prison, the little four year old girl walked up to Tonya and tugged on her sleeve. “All the things we put
Jody Wilson Jody’s Journal “They call me ‘the shampoo lady’ at our local WalMart,” Tonya* said laughingly. Fran* listened with amusement. “And why is that?” Fran asked. Tonya paused for a moment, “Well, for the past three or four years we have purchased 1,900 bottles of shampoo, 1,900 bars of Dove soap, 1,900 toothbrushes with toothpaste and lotions. I guess it sort of sticks in their minds.” Tonya was describing the ‘blessing bags’ their prison ministry assembles for in-
in the bags are for prisoners?” she asked with eyes wide. Tonya knelt beside her, “That’s right, all these things are for the prisoners.” The little girl continued, “And if we didn’t do that for them they wouldn’t have anything for Christmas?” The little girl’s face was solemn. Tonya smiled and patted her on the head. “Yes, baby, that’s right. If we don’t do this for them they won’t have any Christmas at all.” Her eyes were misty with tears when she looked up into Tonya’s face. “Well, I’m real glad my mamma and I helped you. They would be so sad if they didn’t get anything for Christmas. Everyone should have a gift at Christmas.” And she’s right, you know...everyone, even the least of these. *Names have been changed to protect privacy.
Nana’s Place
Janice Bambalere Nana’s Place Well, here we are. Christmas is right around the corner. If I’m totally honest with myself, I’ve purchased all I need to, and all my budget can handle. So why do I FEEL like it’s not enough? John and I had decided many years ago that we would buy Christmas gifts primarily for the children in our family. Our adult children came next, along with our parents (when they were alive). As for other friends, I would either make simple tree ornaments, or bake something. That worked out pretty good, until I got so slow. It’s amazing to me how much Christmas has changed in the past 8 years. My husband used to decorate the outside of the house like a crazy person. At one point the guy to beat was Clyde. Clyde had made most of his decorations, and they were beautiful. He had collected them over years. Poor John couldn’t compete, so he kept throwing tons and tons of lights. That jacked our electric bill way high. Not only that, but I did the decorations inside. I carefully wrapped each decoration, so I rarely had anything broken. Yep, those were the good ol’ days, of kids running through the house, of snickerdoodles, of too many cooks in the kitchen, and certainly too many tasters. I do miss those times. However, it has given time to do other things, especially when I’m well. Times to help out in other places. Some of the places we have helped out in the past has been the food bank, Evelyn Rivers and the Ronald McDonald House. This year we haven’t really been able to do much. I really wonder though, how much all the lights and hoopla really mean. When I talk to my grown children about Christmas when they were children, they remember the Living Christmas Tree in Hobbs, NM that we used to go to every year. They remember a couple of years that they got the “big” present they wanted. They remember going to the mountains to cut our tree. We would trudge through thigh high snow for hours looking for the “perfect” tree, when we gave up and were on our way back to the car, there it was, right by the car! That happened like 4 or 5 years. I would have stew or chili hot chocolate made and I’d warm it up on our camp stove while everyone else got the tree on top of the car. I will drop you one pearl of wisdom. If the tree is longer then a 1979 station wagon, it’s bigger then 6 ft. Every year we did that. Our permit was for a 6 ft tree. They look so much smaller in the forest. Oh, I can’t forget the snowball fight, they were getting to be young teenagers and they could either sit around (bored, of course) and watch tv all day, or play video games. I wanted to do something to-
gether, so off to the mountains we went. When you live in Albuquerque, mountains are very close. The snowball fight began nice enough and I’m not really sure when it turned lethal, but it did. Whenever the kids want to be a team against the parents, beware. Later, in the hospital, they felt very bad, but it was a good lesson about kindness. It didn’t help their fathers’ pain much, but it never happened again. We always went girls against the boys. It’s safer that way. Well, I hope as we all enjoy this season, we’ll remember the reason we celebrate. If it wasn’t for God sending His precious and only Son, we’d have no reason to celebrate. Find someone to help, or hug or invite into your home. Call someone who’s alone and wish them a Merry Christmas. Oh, and by the way, it’s ok for you to say “Merry Christmas” in public. It’s not a crime and you won’t go to jail. So.......... Merry CHRISTmas to all, and to all a good night! You can contact Janice at nanas_place@hotmail.com
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Strive to be more patient with others, because Mars being opposite your sign makes it easy to feel annoyed by others. This influence will last for months, so get used to it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Use your increased energy to work, because it won’t always be this easy. In the next eight months, you will be gung-ho about being productive, which is why you’re busy telling others what to do. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You want to play! However, those of you involved in creative projects, professional sports, teaching children and anything having to do with the arts will be productive in the months to come. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Increased activity and chaos are taking place at home now and in the future. Renovations, visiting guests and residential moves might be some of the reasons for all this hustle and bustle. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You are convincing now and in the months to come, so use this to your advantage. You are persuasive and influential. This is great for writers, actors, teachers and salespeople. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Work hard to boost your earnings now, because you can do so in the next few months. In part, this is because you identify with your earnings and possessions. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Try to get more physical exercise in order to use up pent-up energy that could be building up within you. With Mars in your sign for months to come, you’re stoked! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Hidden activities will appeal to you now. In fact, some of you will be dallying in secret love affairs and forbidden trysts. (Oh my.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Competition with others, especially in groups, will be strong during the next few months. You’ll also enjoy hanging out with others on mechanical and physical projects. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)Because your ambition is aroused as never before, use this energy. Go after what you want. Make your dreams a reality. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Travel and a chance to get further education and training appeal strongly to you now. Since this virtually lasts for months, make use of it to improve your life. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Disputes about shared property are likely in the next several months. However, privately, you feel passionate and strongly attracted to someone.
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LUBBOCK, Texas — Joshua Matthew Miranda, 29, was sentenced this morning, by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings, to 240 months (20 years) in federal prison, following his guilty plea in September 2013 to one count of receiving child pornography. Today’s announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. Miranda has been in custody since his arrest in the parking lot of a church in Lubbock, Texas, in early May 2013, after arranging to meet an undercover law enforcement officer who had posed as a 15-year-old girl with whom Miranda had exchanged emails of a sexual nature. According to the complaint filed in the case, at the time of his arrest, Miranda had a box in his vehicle that contained numerous sex toys, ropes, gags, a blind fold,
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duct tape and condoms. A federal grand jury later charged Miranda with attempted enticement of a child, production of child pornography and receipt and possession of child pornography. He pleaded guilty to the receipt count and received the statutory maximum for that offense. After his arrest, a state search warrant was executed at his residence in Lubbock, and law enforcement located several images and videos of child pornography on Miranda’s computer. Miranda admitted that he downloaded from the Internet numerous child pornography images and videos, including videos of prepubescent minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was
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launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice. gov/psc/. For more information about internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice. gov/psc/ and click on the tab “resources.” The investigation was conducted by the Lubbock Police Department and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda R. Burch prosecuted.
Chrismon Tree First United Methodist Church
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Chrismons are a type of Christmas Tree decoration used in many churches and often in the homes of Christians. The symbols used represent a variety of bibical and theological concepts that are well known among most believers. When ornaments on a Christmas tree are comprised of Christian symbols, the tree is known as a “Chrismon Tree”. Chrismons are gold and white and may be decorated with pearls. Chrismons cannot be commercially made or sold. There are special requirements for a Chrismon tree; it has to be a live tree and the lights are always white the ornaments are hand made. C H R I S M O N. Yes it’s a word, a combination of CHRIST and MONOGRAM. It is a modern word. The Chrismon Tree is a familiar site in the First United Methodist Church in Borger. In the early 1960’s, Naomi Smock, a church member and an art teacher in Borger High School, was the originator for the ornaments on our sanctuary Chrismon tree. She was fascinated by all the shapes and designs that could
be made using Christian symbols of white and gold materials, so Naomi gathered the ladies of the church together and designated each family in the church to make the first Chrismon ornaments. Among some of the symbols are: doves, butterflies, snakes, crowns, the eye of God, crosses and stars of many shapes and sizes. Some fifty years later, those Chrismon ornaments are still being used. The Chrismon Tree has become a tradition in the First United Methodist Church and is a wonderful church fellowship and Christian educational project. In November, the church members gather and decorate the large live tree with these religious symbols, just prior to Advent, so the congregation may enjoy them during our celebration of the birth of Christ. You are invited, sometime during this Christmas Season, to drop by the First United Methodist Church and see this grand and glorious tree; or come Christmas Eve to the Candle Light Service at 6 PM and share the joys of Christmas. MERRY CHRISTMAS
LUBBOCK, Texas — Stephen Carpenter, 33, of Slaton, Texas, was sentenced this morning, by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 10 years in federal prison, following his guilty plea in August 2013 to one count of possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. According to plea documents filed in the case, Carpenter used a file-sharing program to search for depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Carpenter downloaded and viewed many of these depictions in the form of video files, and on February 14, 2013, Carpenter was found to be in possession of a computer containing depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was launched in May 2006 by the Department of
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Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http:// www.justice.gov/psc/. For more information about internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/ and click on the tab “resources.” The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Slaton Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Sucsy prosecuted.
A little history about the Chrismon ‘s origin: Chrismon trees are a popular variation of the Christmas tree developed by Frances Kipps Spencer, a member of the Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville, Virginia. She originated the concept in 1957 when she set out to create decorations appropriate for a church’s Christmas celebrations The ornaments she created using leftover supplies used for wrapping Christmas presents quickly became popular, so Spencer began creating additional ornaments and wrote a series of how-to books. After her death in 1990, Spencer willed the rights to the Chrismons name and patterns to the Ascension church to continue its non-profit ministry. The Chrismon tree is highly symbolic, conveying the life of Christ and the meaning of Christmas through commonly found items and easily understood symbols borrowed or modified from other sources. The tree is evergreen, representing eternal life, and decorated with traditional and modified ancient Christian symbols, called Chrismon. which are usually handmade by members of a local congregation using beads, sequins, glitter and styrofoam in colors of white and gold.
Convicted Sex Offender, Who Was Arrested in Oklahoma, Admits Failing to Register
LUBBOCK, Texas — Glenn Wayne Baker, 60, formerly of Taylor County, Texas, appeared this morning in federal court, before U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings, and pleaded guilty to an indictment charging failure to register and update registration as a sex offender. He faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Judge Cummings ordered a presentence investigation report with a sentencing date to be set after the completion of that report. Today’s announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. According to documents filed in the case, in August 1981, Baker was convicted by a jury of the felony offense of aggravated rape, in the District Court of Taylor County, Texas. Based on this conviction, he was a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), and was required to register as a sex offender for life under state and federal law. On January 11, 2013, Baker registered as a sex offender, listing his address in Tye, Taylor County, Texas, and acknowledging his duty to register as a sex offender for life. Beginning in January 2013, Baker lived with his sister in Tye after being paroled on his Texas aggravated rape conviction, and was registered as a sex offender while living there. On July 29, 2013, Baker cut off his electronic monitor and left his residence in Tye, and he did not provide any notice, before or after he left, to any authorities. He then traveled to Enid, Oklahoma, and moved in with his wife, who he had married several years earlier while he was in prison. He told her that he had been given permission by Texas authorities to move to Oklahoma. Baker lived in Enid, Oklahoma, from approximately August 1, 2013, until he was arrested in mid-August 2013. The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice. gov/psc/. For more information about internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice. gov/psc/ and click on the tab “resources.” The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Sucsy is in charge of the prosecution.
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Borger ISD Choir Department donates $500 to Red Cross
BMS Choir student Ivy Gayle Barlas presents a check to Debbie Strate, Major Gifts Officer for the Eastern Texas Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Steve Pair, Executive Director. The money will go toward relief efforts in the Philippines after the recent typhoon. Photo by Don Rice. Courtesy photo
The Borger High School Senior Class of 2014 is hosting a Chili Supper to raise funds for their senior prom and other senior activities. The Chili Supper will
be on Friday, January 10th from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Borger High School cafeteria. This supper will beheld before and during the girls and boys basketball double-header between
Borger and Pampa . Tickets are $5 and can be purchasedfrom any BHS senior. Thanks for supporting the Borger High School Class of 2014.
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The Borger ISD Choir Department decided to do its part to give back this Christmas season. In November of this year, Ivy Gayle Barlas, who is in the concert honors choir at Borger Middle School, approached Johnny Miller, BISD Director of Choral Arts, about doing a collection on behalf of the Philippines, which is her homeland. She has family over there who lost everything in the recent typhoon that ravaged the area. Mr. Miller thought it
BHS Student Council and NHS collect canned food for charity
was a great idea, and with the blessing of administration, the project went forward. Collection baskets were placed at the doors of the Borger High School Auditorium following the high school choir choncert on Sunday, and at the doors of the BMS auditorium following the middle school choir concert on Tuesday. Over $500 in total was raised between the two concerts, which has been given to the American Red Cross on behalf of the efforts taking place in the Philippines. Barlas had the following
to say in appreciation to the community: “I want to thank the American Red Cross and Mr. Cano for allowing this to be possible. A huge tragedy struck my home in the Philippines and affected my family and many others. Donations were taken to give to the Red Cross to be distributed to the families as needed. Thank you.” The BISD Choir Department is appreciative of everything that was given to this effort, and wishes the Borger community a safe and happy holiday season!
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Borger High School Student Council treasurer Travis Huffine, left, president Katie Ammerman, secretary Becca Green, historian Genesis Higareda, and vice-president Brady Sharp load up cans that were collected at the high school. The BHS Student Council and National
Honor Society conducted a canned food drive from Nov. 18 through Dec. 13. More than 2,000 cans were collected by students and delivered to Borger Helping Hands and Living Water. Borger Middle School students also donated more than 500 cans and Borger Intermedi-
ate School contributed more than 300 cans. The Student Council and NHS thanks all the BISD teachers, students and BISD maintenance crew who helped collect and deliver all of the cans this past week.
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DEC 20 - (PHOENIX) – DEA Special Agent in-Charge Doug Coleman and U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo, District of Arizona today announced that Michael Rocky Lane, 52, of Scottsdale, Ariz., was sentenced on Dec. 17, 2013 by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 180 months’ imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release. Lane was found guilty by a federal jury on July 19, 2013 of two counts of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute a controlled substance analogue and one count of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance analogue. “Today’s sentence represents DEA’s continued commitment to pursue drug traffickers who believe they can skirt our nation’s laws and threaten our communities with their poisons,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman. “For criminals seeking to profit through the sale and manufacturing of these dangerous drugs, our message is clear: we know how you operate; we know where you hide; and we will not stop until we bring you to justice.” “This sentence reflects the seriousness of manufacturing and distributing drug analogues,” stated U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo. “The defendant tried to avoid prosecution by manufacturing chemically re-designed drugs to imitate the effects of illegal drugs. This is not only illegal, but very dangerous because the effects of the re-designed
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drugs are often unpredictable. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to prosecute such novel attempts to circumvent our drug laws.” Evidence presented at trial proved that during the spring and summer of 2011, Lane was one of the lead sales personnel at Consortium Distribution (Consortium). Consortium was the manufacturer of “Eight Ballz Bath Salt,” which contained the powerful stimulant Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), an analogue of the Schedule I controlled substance methcathinone. In October of 2011, the DEA temporarily scheduled MDPV as a Schedule I controlled substance. Despite this scheduling, Consortium’s activities did not cease. Lane found replacement chemicals to be used in their next generation of “bath salts” products. These replacement chemicals included, among others, MDPV analogues like AlphPyrrolidinopentiophenone (APVP) and Alpha-Pyrrolidinobutiophenone (APBP). The product was then re-named “Eight Ballz Ultra Premium Glass Cleaner.” Consortium manufactured this APVP product up until approximately May of 2012, at which time it ceased manufacturing “bath salts” products due to law enforcement investigations involving designer drugs. Lane left Consortium around the fall of 2011 and started his own designer drug business, Dynamic Distribu-
tion (“Dynamic”). Dynamic’s main products were “Amped Lady Bug Attractant Exuberance Powder,” “White Water Rapid Lady Bug Attractant Exuberance Powder,” and “Snowman Glass Cleaner.” Lane was the mastermind behind Dynamic’s operations and employed approximately 20 individuals, who were involved in manufacturing, packaging, and distributing these designer drugs, and running its day-today operations. Evidence at trial showed that Dynamic’s “designer drugs” were powerful cocainelike or methamphetamine-like stimulants that got people high, were marketed like other illicit drugs and were purposefully mislabeled in an effort to circumvent federal law. Lane was aware of all of this, but falsely assured many of his employees that his business was legitimate. Dynamic made millions of dollars manufacturing and selling these products to smoke shops and individual users across the United States. The operations at Dynamic continued until July 25, 2012, when DEA executed a federal search warrant at Dynamic and arrested Lane at his residence. The investigation in this case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The prosecution was handled by Donald Pashayan, Theresa Rassas, Mark Wenker and Monica Edelstein, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
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sentenced to 60 years in a Texas child pornography case has received an additional 30-year sentence following an international exploitation investigation. Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that the most recent sentence for 38-year-old Stephen Wayne Sudduth of Sealy follows his guilty plea in September to two counts of production of child pornography. The case involves images of children in a classroom when he taught in the Caribbean island of Curacao (koor-uhSOW’). The two sentences will be served concurrently. Sudduth last month pleaded guilty to Texas charges of child pornography promotion. Investigators in 2009 arrested Sudduth after finding more than 58,000 illicit images and videos on computers at his Houston-area home. Sudduth also worked for the Hays consolidated school district near Austin and the Katy school district near Houston.
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Hereford Whitefaces takedown the Borger Bulldogs
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The Bulldog Basketball teams were in action last night and took on the Hereford Whitefaces. The Lady Bulldogs were up first and it was a rough game for the girs. Hereford was quick to jump to a 9-4 lead and stayed in control for the remainder of the game. By halftime the score was 35-16 and Hereford did not let down. Borger scored 8 points in the 1st quarter and 8 points in the 2nd, Hereford had 19 points in the first quarter and 16 in the second. Rylee Lawson was led the lady Bulldogs at the halfway mark with 3 points. There were only 3 lead changes and they all came in the first quarter with these two teams. The lady Whitefaces came out in sort of a let down quarter in the 3rd and only scored 9 points. The Lady Dawgs could of taken more advantage but managed to score 11 points to cut the lead to 17 going into the 4th. It was a matter of just closing out the final period ple threes to help give the Dawgs good position to lead the game. There are two halves in basketball and Borger came up short in the 3rd and 4th quarters. First lead for the Whitefaces came with 6 minute left in the 3rd quarter and the Herd kept stretching it from there. Payton Gonzales for Hereford caught fire and drained 5 three pointers total for the night. Hereford outscored Borger 20-9 in the third and 12 to only two points in the final quarter. Crucial quarters were the two final ones for the Bulldogs scoring a total of 11 points in the second half compared to 32 from the Whitefaces. Borger gave up 22 total turnovers to 12 from Hereford the entire game. After 5 ties and 6 lead changes the Hereford Whitefaces defeated the Borger Bulldogs by a final score of 55-40. Borger now moves to 4-8 on the season and looks to improve before district play begins on January 10th against community rival, the Pampa Harvesters. But next up for the Bulldogs they will be traveling to Gruver on January 3rd.
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for Hereford as the lady Bulldogs could not pull it close. The lady Whitefaces came away with a runaway lead and finished the game defeating Borger 59-37. Mia Castenada was the leading scorer for Hereford with 11 points. For the lady Bulldogs Tiffanie Prater lead the team with 11 points and with two threes. Rylee Lawson fin-
ished with 8 points and Bryn Francis finished with 5. The Lady Bulldogs as a team shot 6/16 from the free throw line and defensively struggled to keep Hereford away from the basket. The Lady Dawgs now move to 6-7 for the season and will start district play against Dalhart on January 7th. The Varsity Boys team
had control of Hereford to begin the game but were not able to hang on in the end. The Bulldogs led the game 29-23 at halftime after 3 lead changes and 3 ties. 2-2 score to begin the game, 8-8 mid 1st quarter and 11-11 middle of second to keep it close the entire first half. After 6 turnovers by the Bulldogs they were still able sistent for Romo: support from his teammates despite a litany of similarly painful errors through the years. “That’s our guy,” receiver Dez Bryant said. “We all love him. And things happen, unfortunate things happen. Those things can be fixed, and that’s by staying together.” Tight end Jason Witten has been through many more difficult times than Bryant because he came in with Romo 10 years ago. He still stands by the winning moments from Romo, and there’s evidence to back him. Twice in a span of three games this season, Romo led flawless final drives to beat
to out score Hereford 1612 in the second period and even have a 6 point lead with a minute remaining before heading into locker rooms for the half. Hereford kept battling back to make sure it stayed close and they succeeded. Caleb Dickson had only 6 points in the first half, less then his usual 15-16 points. Judd Lopez had made a couMinnesota and the New York Giants. The Cowboys were trailing the Vikings at home before that winning march, and the Giants had just pulled even in sub-freezing weather in New Jersey. “Tony’s got thick skin,” Witten said. “You work through it and you get back at it and surround yourself with guys that you want to go prepare and play with and support you. That’s what he does.” Romo is battling history on a couple of fronts against the Redskins. Besides the fresh memory of the loss to the Packers, he is visiting Washington for the first time since his late interception
It’s recovery time again for Cowboys
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo is pretty used to this drill by now. Make a big mistake late to cost the Dallas Cowboys a chance to win. Say he wishes he had that throw back. Vow to be better the next time. Now Romo and the Cowboys have to bounce back again Sunday at Washington. If they do, they’ll get to play for the NFC East title in the finale against Philadelphia at home. If not, they could be eliminated from the playoffs for the fourth straight year. “I think it’s good for guys to understand how we have everything in front of us,” Romo said. “Like I said before, we have to play better than we’ve played.” And avoid another mistake from the quarterback. The latest recovery routine was triggered by a much-discussed interception that gave Green Bay new life in a 37-36 win after the Packers trailed by 23 at halftime. Among the talking points: —Romo shouldn’t have used the bailout option to pass on the run play sent in by Bill Callahan and coach Jason Garrett. —The coaches shouldn’t have even given him a choice because running the clock was the only thing that mattered. —Romo shouldn’t have thrown the pass once he turned and saw linebacker Clay Matthews in his face. Shouldn’t, shouldn’t, shouldn’t. “More than anything, I can’t make that decision in that situation,” Romo said. “When you look back on one throw right now all year, you’d want that one back.” There’s one other part of this routine that’s pretty con-
ended any realistic hopes for a win in a playoffs-or-bust finale almost exactly a year ago. Dallas lost that highstakes game for the second straight year — and the third time in five seasons. And just like last year, the Cowboys have an injury-plagued defense that is the worst in franchise history. “It’s not difficult to stay positive,” Romo said. “We’re still in this thing. For all the stuff that has happened and the way that we’ve played in different situations, I think that’s a testament to the guys and how well they’ve performed in different areas.”
Okla St faces familiar foe Missouri
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The Cotton Bowl Classic wasn’t where No. 13 Oklahoma State wanted to wind up playing at the end of the season. But now that’s the destination, and the Cowboys will take some solace in the friendly surroundings and familiar foe. After losing to No. 11 Oklahoma in the final 19 seconds back on Dec. 7, a loss that cost them the Big 12 Conference championship and a trip to the BCS, the Cowboys are preparing to face No. 9 Missouri. The Tigers are coming off a 59-42 defeat to No. 2 Auburn in the SEC Championship game, reaching the final in just their second season since leaving the Big 12, where they resided since 1996. But while there is considerable familiarity between the opponents, as Oklahoma State faces a team it knows fairly well, coach Mike Gundy doesn’t necessarily see that as aiding his guys any more than Missouri’s. “They’re a good football team and we’re playing in a location that benefits us,” Gundy said of AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. “And they’re as familiar with us as we are with them. I just think it’s a great matchup. I don’t know that it’s an advantage either way.” Still, Oklahoma State, which beat the Tigers 45-24 on the road in their last conference matchup in 2011, knows the Tigers’ schemes, which should make devising a game plan a bit easier than if the opponent was one they’d never faced. “They’re real similar to the past in their style of play,” Gundy said. “They have (32) players from the state of Texas, we have 77 players from the state of Texas. “It’s interesting. They’ve picked up some other players that are real similar to what they’ve used in the past. We’ve had some good battles with them and we’ve always had a lot of respect for them.” Of course, being more familiar with their style of play doesn’t necessarily mean that Oklahoma State will have an easier time neutralizing them. “We played them my sophomore year, but they’re pretty much the same team as two years ago,” Missouri linebacker Shaun Lewis said. “They’re just a little more physical up front and the guys are a lot more experienced, so that allows them to play a lot faster in that offense. We watched a ton of film on them and they’re impressive.” Oklahoma State believes it will enjoy a tangible benefit from playing about a fourhour drive from Stillwater, as well as having a sizable contingent of players from North Texas. “I’m excited. I’m from Dallas, it’s right in my backyard,” said senior linebacker Caleb Lavey, who played high school ball in the Dallas suburb of Celina. “We get to play in AT&T Stadium. It’s going to be special because we’re going to be able to bring our families. Most of my family will be there. We have a lot of OSU alumni and students from the area, so we’ll be able to bring a lot of orange out, which is good. There will be plenty of noise for the Cowboys there.” Now that it’s been almost two weeks since the defeat at home to their cross-state rival, Oklahoma State’s players are finally able to put that game behind them and move on, although it was a difficult process. “For four or five days, they were in the jar, and then the first practice we had was real average and we made them aware of it,” Gundy said. “But they’ve kind of regrouped. When things don’t go as you want them to, not only in football but in life, time is the best healing process. They were very disappointed that they didn’t win and it showed. “But I think they understand that they’re getting ready to play a really good football team, and that if they don’t prepare well in practice and focus, they don’t have the best opportunity to win. I feel that they’ve made that transition over the last couple of days.”
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Record: 27-22-2 Dec. 29, 2012 Alamo Bowl_Texas 31, Oregon State 27 Dec. 28, 2011 Holiday Bowl_Texas 21, California 10 Jan. 7, 2010 BCS Championship_Alabama 37, Texas 21 Jan. 5, 2009 Fiesta Bowl_Texas 24, Ohio State 21 Dec. 27, 2007 Holiday Bowl_Texas 52, Arizona State 34 Dec. 30, 2006 Alamo Bowl_Texas 26, Iowa 24 Jan. 4, 2006 Rose Bowl_Texas 41, Southern Cal 38 Jan. 1, 2005 Rose Bowl_Texas 38, Michigan 37 Dec. 30, 2003 Holiday Bowl_Washington State 28, Texas 20 Jan. 1, 2003 Cotton Bowl_Texas 35, LSU 20 Dec. 28, 2001 Holiday Bowl_Texas 47, Washington 43 Dec. 29, 2000 Holiday Bowl_Oregon 35, Texas 30 Jan. 1, 2000 Cotton Bowl_Arkansas 27, Texas 6 Jan. 1, 1999 Cotton Bowl_Texas 38, Mississippi State 11 Jan. 1, 1997 Fiesta Bowl_Penn State 38, Texas 15 Dec. 31, 1995 Sugar Bowl_Virginia Tech 28, Texas 10 Dec. 30, 1994 Sun Bowl_Texas 35, North Carolina 31 Jan. 1, 1991 Cotton Bowl_Miami 46, Texas 3 Dec. 31, 1987 Bluebonnet Bowl_Texas 32, Pittsburgh 27 Dec. 31, 1985 Bluebonnet Bowl_Air Force 24, Texas 16
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35 bowl games, 35 reasons to watch
vs. Boise State Why watch? Boise State’s first game without Chris Petersen as coach since 2005 and the Broncos are trying to avoid their first season with at least five losses since 1998. Pick: OREGON STATE 35-21. THURSDAY, DEC. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Bowling Green (minus 5½) vs. Pittsburgh Why watch? Pitt is playing in a bowl and that game is not being played in Birmingham, Ala. This must be seen to be believed. Same goes for Panthers All-America DT Aaron Donald. Pick: BOWLING GREEN 28-21. Poinsettia Bowl Northern Illinois (minus 1½) vs. Utah State Why watch? Jordan Lynch’s last college game comes against a Utah State defense that is seriously good. PICK: UTAH STATE 3128. FRIDAY, DEC. 27 Military Bowl Marshall (minus 2½) vs. Maryland Why watch? Marshall plays fast, has a good offense and a bad defense. The possibility of 49-48 game is always high when the Thundering Herd play, and the Terps can put up points when QB C.J. Brown is healthy. PICK: MARYLAND 4948. Texas Bowl Minnesota (minus 4½) vs. Syracuse Why watch: After all that excitement in the Military Bowl, you might need a nap. The Gophers rank 97th in the nation in yards per play. Syracuse is 102nd. Yep, that’ll do. Pick: MINNESOTA 1710. Fight Hunger Bowl BYU (plus 3) vs. Washington Why watch? The last time we saw BYU LB Kyle Van Noy in a bowl game he scored two touchdowns, blocked a punt and had 3½ tackles for loss. Who knows what he might do for a postseason encore in his last college game. Pick: WASHINGTON 31-21. Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl Notre Dame (minus 15½) vs. Rutgers Why watch? One last chance to see the look on Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly’s face — a combination of rage and resignation — when Tommy Rees throws an interception. Pick: NOTRE DAME 3814. Belk Bowl Cincinnati (plus 3) vs. North Carolina Why watch? Find out what’s Belk. Pick: NORTH CAROLINA 34-24. Russell Athletic Bowl Miami (plus 3½) vs. Louisville Why watch? To see that Cardinals QB Teddy Bridgewater is most certainly ready for the NFL. But, hey, Teddy, if you want to give college another year we’re all for it. Pick: LOUISVILLE 2827. Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Kansas State (minus 3½) vs. Michigan Why watch? Gronk is playing! Glenn Gronkowski II is Kansas State’s starting fullback and the brother of New England Patriots star tight end Rob, who is out for the season with a knee injury. Glenn has one rushing attempt for no yards, but has caught four passes for 148 yards (37 per catch) and three touchdowns. Pick: MICHIGAN 28-23. MONDAY, DEC. 30 Armed Forces Bowl Middle Tennessee (plus 6½) vs. Navy Why watch? Navy QB Keenan Reynolds is a recordbreaker. He tied an NCAA record with seven touchdowns in an overtime victory against San Jose State and set a record for a quarterback with 29 rushing TDs this season. Pick: NAVY 37-35. Music City Bowl Mississippi (minus 3) vs. Georgia Tech Why watch? Fan angst should be palpable. Both teams lost their final two regular-season games against FBS opponents, including overtime losses to in-state rivals. The loser will stumble into the offseason with a disappointing 7-6 record. Pick: OLE MISS 31-21. Alamo Bowl Oregon (minus 13½) vs. Texas Why watch? Listening to speculation about who will be the new Longhorns coach never gets old. Pick: OREGON 42-24. Holiday Bowl At San Diego Arizona State (minus 14) vs. Texas Tech Why watch? To see the Sun Devils score 60. How do we know they will? Three of the past four times Todd Graham has coached in a bowl game his team has scored more than 60 points. Pick: ARIZONA STATE 62-35. Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl Arizona (minus 7½) vs. Boston College Why watch? Two AllAmerica running backs and the nation’s top two rushers in Boston College Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams and Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey. Pick: ARIZONA 31-27. Sun Bowl Virginia Tech (plus 7½) vs. UCLA Why watch? Two reasons: Myles Jack, linebacker. Myles Jack, running back. Pick: UCLA 23-10. Liberty Bowl Rice (plus 7) vs. Mississippi State Why watch? If the New Year’s Eve party starts at 4 p.m. ET, you might not make it to midnight. Think of Owls-Bulldogs as a way to pace yourself. Pick: MISSISSIPPI STATE 24-20. Chick-fil-A Bowl Texas A&M (minus 12½) vs. Duke Why watch? Yes, it might be more fun to watch Johnny Football ring in the New Year after the game, but what could be Johnny Manziel’s last college game is must-see TV, too. Pick: TEXAS A&M 5230. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl UNLV (plus 6½) vs. North Texas Why watch? It goes perfectly with the seven-layer dip that’s been sitting out all night that you’ll be having for “breakfast” at noon ET. Pick: NORTH TEXAS 31-21. Gator Bowl Nebraska (plus 9) vs. Georgia Why watch? Because you missed the Huskers and Bulldogs play last year in the Capital One Bowl. Pick: GEORGIA 35-24. Capital One Bowl Wisconsin (minus 1) vs. South Carolina Why watch? We’ve been overanalyzing Jadeveon Clowney all season. No need to stop now. Pick: WISCONSIN 2724. Outback Bowl Iowa (plus 7½) vs. LSU Why watch? The last time the Hawkeyes and Tigers played in a New Year’s Day bowl in Florida, Iowa won on a long TD pass on the last play of the game. There is precedent for madness. Pick: LSU 24-21. Rose Bowl Stanford (minus 4½) vs. Michigan State Why watch? It’s the Rose Bowl. Pick: STANFORD 27-21. Fiesta Bowl Why watch? The record for most points scored by a team in a bowl game is 70, a total the Bears reached four times this season. Baylor (minus 16½) vs. UCF Pick: BAYLOR 65-35. THURSDAY, JAN. 2 Sugar Bowl Alabama (minus 15) vs. Oklahoma Why watch? The last time Alabama lost to Auburn, the Crimson Tide took it out on Michigan State in a bowl game. The Sooners could be headed toward a similar fate. Pick: ALABAMA 38-14. FRIDAY, JAN. 3 Orange Bowl Ohio State (minus 2½) vs. Clemson Why watch? Sammy Watkins’ speed. Carlos Hyde’s power. Tajh Boyd’s throws. Braxton Miller’s moves. Pick: OHIO STATE 3528. Cotton Bowl Missouri (minus 1) vs. Oklahoma State Why watch? It’s just like a BCS game, except it’s on Fox and Gus Johnson is screaming on every play that gains more than 10 yards. Pick: OKLAHOMA STATE 28-26. SATURDAY, JAN. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl Vanderbilt (minus 2) vs. Houston Why watch? Vanderbilt’s James Franklin could be the next Texas coach. Pick: HOUSTON 27-23. Sunday, Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com Bowl Arkansas State (plus 8½) vs. Ball State Why watch? To find out who is coaching Arkansas State, which has had three straight one-and-done coaches. Pick: BALL STATE 3720. MONDAY, JAN. 6 BCS National Championship Florida State (minus 8½) vs. Auburn Why watch? Say goodbye to the BCS and see if Jameis Winston and the Seminoles can end the SEC’s national title streak at seven games. Pick: FLORIDA STATE 48-35 Championship weekend: Record straight: 12-4; vs. points 6-10. Regular season: 224-49; 125-119-3. Best bet: 10-4-1. Upset special: 6-5.
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Starting Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M., and ending Jan. 6 in Pasadena, Calif., 35 bowl games will be played. You should watch all of them. Here’s why. SATURDAY, DEC. 21 New Mexico Bowl Washington State (minus 4½) vs. Colorado State Why watch? We haven’t seen Washington Mike Leach coach a postseason game since the 2009 Cotton Bowl, when he was at Texas Tech. Pick: WASHINGTON STATE 31-24. Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State (plus 6½) vs. Southern California Why watch? Fresno State’s Derek Carr, who leads the nation in yards passing per game (405), against the toughest defense he has faced this season. USC is tied for 11th in the country in yards per pass allowed. Pick: USC 35-24. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Buffalo (pick’em) vs. San Diego State Why watch? When your favorite NFL team drafts Bulls linebacker Khalil Mack in the first round, you’ll know why. Pick: BUFFALO 26-20, OT. New Orleans Bowl Tulane (minus 2½) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Why watch? A Montana playing quarterback in a bowl game. Tulane’s Nick Montana has been nursing a sore shoulder, but he is expected to be good to go against the Ragin’ Cajuns. Pick: TULANE 23-21. MONDAY, DEC. 23 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl Ohio (plus 13½) vs. East Carolina Why watch? Ohio’s costumed Bobcat mascot, Rufus, has a history of unprovoked attacks, just ask Brutus Buckeye. East Carolina’s Pee Dee the Pirate should keep his sword ready. Pick: EAST CAROLINA 41-24. TUESDAY, DEC. 24 Hawaii Bowl Oregon State (minus 3)
Champ Bailey ready to return, not retire
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Champ Bailey isn’t going to pull a Ray Lewis and inspire his team down the stretch and into the playoffs by declaring this is his last hurrah. Asked if retirement was on his mind after enduring the most trying season of his stellar career, one in which he’s missed 11 games with a nagging foot injury, the Denver Broncos’ 35-year-old cornerback quickly chortled. “Oh no,” he said. “I’m thinking about winning on Sunday.” With rookie Kayvon Webster out following surgery on his right thumb this week, Bailey is expected to play in Denver’s nickel and dime packages when the Broncos (11-3) visit the Houston Texans (2-12). It will be just his fourth game of the season. Bailey first sprained his left foot in a preseason game at Seattle and he aggravated it Oct. 20 at Indianapolis in his second game back. He played the first half at Kansas City on Dec. 1 but clearly wasn’t himself, and coach John Fox later acknowledged the 12-time Pro Bowler had been rushed back too soon. Bailey has much more confidence in both his foot and his game now. “I do feel like I do still have my speed and quickness — I have to in order to be able to play out there,” Bailey said. “I feel good about what I can do. I think now it’s just being smart about how I go about doing it and making sure I don’t have any setbacks and I don’t wear myself down or anything like that. The good thing is I’m fresh, I’m ready to go. I’ve had some time off.” Bailey has spent much of this season imparting his wisdom to his fellow defensive backs during the week and on the sideline come game day, wanting desperately to help shore up an injury-riddled defense that’s ranked 28th against the pass and contribute to a team that can clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs for the second straight season. “Regardless of how we’re playing it’s hard to watch,” he said. “But I do what I can to help these guys get prepared every week, that’s what I’ve been doing. I still do the same thing this week, except I’ll be out there. I’m looking forward to getting out there and helping them while I’m on the field.” Bailey is expected to be worked into the lineup against the Texans when the Broncos use five or six defensive backs, which is how they used him against the Chiefs. Bailey was asked this week about Washington Redskins captain London Fletcher, the 38-year-old linebacker with 100 percent attendance who says there’s a 99 percent chance he’s retiring at the end of the season after never missing a game in 16 seasons. “I’ve seen my peers drop off a lot in the last five years,” Bailey said. “He’s older than me, but he hasn’t missed a game. I don’t know how he did that, but the game is going to miss one of the great ones. He definitely should be considered as one of the greatest to ever do what he did.” Bailey said his foot injury hasn’t caused him to think about hanging up his own cleats after 15 seasons, none of which have ended with a trip to the Super Bowl. “Not really. Not more than normal. I think we all have to think long term, especially financially. Right now I’m just concentrating on getting my foot right and getting back on the field,” Bailey said. “That’s really where my head has been.” All Bailey can do now is look on the bright side: maybe all this time off will prove a boon come playoff time. “My fingers aren’t banged up like they normally are this time of year. My shoulders don’t feel as bad,” he said. “Those are the only things that have gotten a breather. My legs are still my legs. I’m 35, they feel as good as they’re going to feel right now.”
Champ Bailey ready to return, not retire
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Being a high school football coach’s son and the starting quarterback at one of the most scrutinized programs in the country, Case McCoy wasn’t as surprised as some of his teammates when Mack Brown told them he was stepping down. “I’ve had the ‘For Sale’ signs in my yard numerous times,” McCoy said. “I’ve moved a few times in my life. The job is to win a lot of ball games here. That’s what people expect at this university and we haven’t done what we’ve needed to do.” Brown will be coaching his 206th and final game at Texas when the Longhorns (8-4) take on No. 10 Oregon (10-2) in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30. McCoy struggled in the team’s last game, a 30-10 loss to Baylor that kept Texas from claiming its first Big 12 title since McCoy’s older brother, Colt, took the Longhorns to the national title game in 2009. Now Texas is trying to help Brown end his 16-year Longhorns coaching career with a victory. “It would be great to have him ride off in the sunset (with a win),” junior center Dominic Espinosa said. “More than anything it excites us to make sure we send Mack out with a win. That’s another incentive to go out and practice harder this week.” After meeting with school President Bill Powers and athletic director Steve Patterson last week, Brown informed them of his plans to make this year his last at Texas. He addressed his players and staff in an emotional meeting. “He’s got more love for this university than he does love for himself,” senior offensive guard Mason Walters said. “Whatever he does, he’ll be successful in it. He has that same feeling about us. Whoever this university brings in is obviously going to be wellcompensated and really good at their job so I don’t think we have a lot to worry about.” Brown led the Longhorns to nine consecutive 10-win seasons from 2001-09, but has gone 30-20 over the past four seasons. As much as the Longhorns players want Brown to end his career on a high note, they want to beat the Ducks just as badly for themselves. “We definitely love Coach Brown and it’s sad to hear that but you can’t approach it in a different way,” senior All-American defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat said. “I’m a senior. I’m approaching it as my last game and I’m working my butt off this week. That’s how everyone else is. You can’t worry about the future. You’ve got to worry about the now.” Like McCoy, junior defensive back Quandre Diggs had an older brother play for Brown at Texas. Quentin Jammer was a sophomore when Brown was hired and was a consensus All-American by the time he left. Diggs followed in Jammer’s footsteps by coming to Texas, starting 35 games over the past three years. “I’ve known Coach Brown since I was six or seven years old so I’ve always thought he was going to be the coach here,” Diggs said. “I’ve known him for a long time, probably longer than anyone else on the team. He means a lot to me because he’s a legend here, but besides coaching he’s just a better man.” Assuming Diggs returns for his senior season, he will be welcoming a new like his older brother did 16 years ago. But first comes Oregon.
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If you’ve been around long-time investors, you’ll probably hear them say, ruefully, “If only I had gotten in on the ground floor of suchand-such computer or social media company, I’d be rich today.” That may be true — but is it really relevant to anyone? Do you have to be an early investor of a spectacular company to achieve investment success? Not really. Those early investors of the “next big thing” couldn’t have fully anticipated the tremendous results enjoyed by those companies. But these investors all had one thing in common: They were ready, willing and able to look for good opportunities.
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And that’s what you need to do, too. Of course, you may never snag the next big thing, but that’s not the point. If you’re going to be a successful investor, you need to be diligent in your search for new opportunities. And these opportunities don’t need to be brandnew to the financial markets — they can just be new to you. For example, when you look at your investment portfolio, do you see the same types of investments? If you own mostly aggressive growth stocks, you have the possibility of gains — but, at the same time, you do risk taking losses, from which it may take years to recover. On the other hand, if you’re “overloaded” with certificates of deposit (CDs) and Treasury bills, you may enjoy protection of principal but at the cost of growth potential, because these investments rarely offer much in the way of returns. In fact, they may not even keep up with inflation, which means that if you own too many of them, you will face purchasing-power risk. To avoid these problems, look for opportunities to broaden your holdings beyond just one or two asset classes. Here’s another way to take advantage of opportunities: Don’t take a “time out” from investing. When markets are down, people’s fears
drive them to sell investments whose prices have declined — thereby immediately turning “paper” losses into real ones — rather than holding on to quality investment vehicles and waiting for the market to recover. But successful investors are often rewarded when they not only hold on to investments during declines but also increase their holdings by purchasing investments whose prices have fallen — or adding new shares to existing investments — thereby following the first rule of investing: Buy low. When the market rises again, these investors should see the value of their new investments, or the shares of their existing ones, increase in value. (Keep in
mind, though, that, when investing in stocks, there are no guarantees; some stocks do lose value and may never recover.) Instead of looking for that one great “hit” in the form of an early investment in a skyrocketing stock, you’re better off by seeking good opportunities in the form of new investments that can broaden your existing portfolio or by adding additional shares, at good prices, to your existing investments. These moves are less glitzy and glamorous than getting in on the ground floor of the next big thing – but, in the long run, they may make you look pretty smart indeed.
Should You Roll Your 401(k) to an IRA?
Stephen Horst Diana Jack If you’re entitled to a distribution from your 401(k) plan (for example, because you’ve left your job, or you’ve reached age 59½), and it’s rollover-eligible, you may be faced with a choice. Should you take the distribution and roll the funds over to an IRA, or should you leave your money where it is? Across the universe In contrast to a 401(k) plan, where your investment options are limited to those selected by your employer (typically mutual funds or employer stock), the universe of IRA investments is virtually unlimited. For example, in addition to the usual IRA mainstays (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and CDs), an IRA can invest in real estate, options, limited partnership interests, or anything else the law (and your IRA trustee/custodian) allows.* You can move your money among the various investments offered by your IRA trustee, and divide up your balance among as many of those investments as you want. You can also freely move your IRA dollars among different IRA trustees/ custodians--there’s no limit on how many direct, trustee-to-trustee IRA transfers you can do in a year. This gives you the flexibility to change trustees as often as you like if you’re dissatisfied with investment performance or customer service. It also allows you to have IRA accounts with more than one institution for added diversification. However, while IRAs typically provide more investment choices than a 401(k) plan, there may be certain investment opportunities in your employer’s plan that you cannot replicate with an IRA. And also be sure to compare any fees and expenses. Take it easy The distribution options available to you and your beneficiaries in a 401(k) plan are typically limited. And some plans require that distributions start if you’ve reached the plan’s normal retirement age (often age 65), even if you don’t yet need the funds. With an IRA, the timing and amount of distributions is generally at your discretion. While you’ll need to start taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your IRA after you reach age 70½ (and your beneficiary will need to take RMDs after you die), those payments can generally be spread over your (and your beneficiary’s) lifetime. (You aren’t required to take any distributions from a Roth IRA during your lifetime, but your beneficiary must take RMDs after your death.) A rollover to an IRA may let you and your beneficiary stretch distributions out over the maximum period the law permits, letting your nest egg enjoy the benefits of tax deferral as long as possible. The RMD rules also apply to 401(k) plans-but a special rule allows you to postpone taking distributions until you retire if you work beyond age 70½. (You also must own no more than 5% of the company.) This deferral opportunity is not available for IRAs. Note: Distributions from 401(k)s and IRAs may be subject to federal income tax, and a 10% early distribution penalty (unless an exception applies). (Special rules apply to Roth 401(k)s and Roth IRAs.) Gimme shelter Your 401(k) plan may offer better creditor protection than an IRA. Assets in most 401(k) plans receive virtually unlimited protection from creditors under a federal law known as ERISA. Your creditors cannot attach your plan funds to satisfy any of your debts and obligations, regardless of whether you’ve declared bankruptcy. (Note: individual (solo) 401(k) plans and certain church plans are not covered by ERISA.) In contrast, traditional and Roth IRAs are generally protected under federal law only if you declare bankruptcy. Federal law currently protects your total IRA assets up to $1,245,475 (as of April 1, 2013)--plus any amount you roll over from your 401(k) plan. Any creditor protection your IRA may receive in cases outside of bankruptcy will generally depend on the laws of your particular state. If you’re concerned about asset protection, be sure to seek the assistance of a qualified professional. Let’s stay together Another reason to roll your 401(k) funds over to an IRA is to consolidate your retirement assets. This may make it easier for you to monitor your investments and your beneficiary designations, and to make desired changes. However, make sure you understand how Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) limits apply if you keep all your IRA funds in one financial institution. Fools rush in While some 401(k) plans provide an annuity option, most still don’t. By rolling your 401(k) assets over to an IRA annuity, you can annuitize all or part of your 401(k) dollars. Many 401(k) plans have loan provisions, but you can’t borrow from an IRA. You can only access the money in an IRA by taking a distribution, which may be subject to income tax and penalties. ### This information is provided for informational purposes only. The information is intended to be generic in nature and should not be applied or relied upon in any particular situation without the advice of your tax, legal and/or your financial advisor. Neither Ameriprise Financial nor its advisors or representatives provide tax or legal advice. The views expressed may not be suitable for every situation. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC.
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close to their in-laws. Am I wrong to think she should have discussed the matter with me before deciding unilaterally what we’re doing for the holidays? Our kids need to see all their grandparents on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Oh -- our parents live only seven minutes from each other. -- HOLIDAY BLUES IN WISCONSIN DEAR HOLIDAYBLUES: What your wife did was inconsiderate. You are a couple, and she should have discussed her plan with you before issuing any invitations to see if you were in agreement. If your home is too small to accommodate both sets of in-laws at the same time, a compromise would be to alternate holidays with each set so no family feels excluded. DEAR ABBY: Is it acceptable to wear a silver dress to a wedding if you are going as a guest and not a member of the bridal party? Or is silver too close to white and therefore taboo? -- INVITEE IN COLLEGE PARK, MD. DEAR INVITEE: The rule is that wedding guests should not wear anything that might distract attention from the bride. If your dress is silver lame or covered in silver sequins, it would be better to dress less conspicuously. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
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Great family home. $104,500 NICE HOME in a great location and is move in ready condition. Features 3 brms, 2 baths, kitchen with built-ins and breakfast bar, utility room, fenced backyard with a covered patio, 2 car attached garage and a large storage building/shop in the back yard. Great home for $95,900 GREAT COUNTRY HOME with 2 brms, 1 bath, large kitchen with breakfast bar and newer cabinets, addition that could be a 3rd bedroom or den/sunroom, nice covered patio, cellar. Has a detached building that has a room and bathroom, 2 car shop, 1 car garage, RV port, storage buildings and all located on 2.5 acres. Perfect for country living and ready to move in to!! $94,900 THIS GREAT FAMILY HOME features 3 brms, 2 baths, living room, family room with fireplace, nice kitchen with built ins, 1 car att. garage, central heat and air, fenced back yard, and a nice covered front porch. Great location. $89,900 AWESOME LARGE BRICK HOME with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 living areas, nice kitchen, fireplace, central heat and air, oversized 2 car garage, fenced backyard, nice wooden deck. This is a one of a kind home that would make some family a great home. $89,900 NICE HOME located in a quiet area, features 3 brms, 2 baths, cute kitchen with island bar, dining room, nice living with fireplace, master with large closet, 2 car attached garage and a large fenced yard that would be great for kids or pets. $89,500 GREAT COUNTRY LIVING IN FRITCH! Large home with 3 brms, 2 baths, 2 living areas, nice kitchen, central heat & air, and attached garage. Owner will consider owner finance with 10% down. $79,500 GREAT HOME WITH 2.9 ACRES, 3 brms,2 baths, 1 car detached garage, new plumbing, new carpet, newer central heat and air, storm doors and double paned windows. Great home! $72,000 NICE HOME WITH 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, family room with fireplace, nice kitchen, central heat and air. One car detached garage with attached room with a bath. Located across street from a park. $67,900 NICE ROOMY HOME on a corner lot. Features 3 brms, 2 baths, large living room, great kitchen, central heat and air, fenced backyard, lot of home for the money. Family room has new paint and nice hardwood flooring. $65,900 VERY NICE HOME that has been remodeled inside. Features 3 brms, 1 bath, all new floorings, cabinet tops, appliances, paint, texture and light fixtures. New paint outside and a 1 car attached garage. Home is truly move in ready! $64,900 GREAT 3 BRM HOME with 1 bath, granite kitchen counters and breakfast bar, covered patio, storage shed, newer fence and a 1 car attached garage. $63,000 THIS HOME FEATURES 3 brms, 1.5 baths, kitchen with new gas range, newer carpet heat and air, and water heater, fresh paint. Also has a carport and a shop area off an enclosed patio. Great price. $54,900 THIS COULD BE a great investment property located on a large corner lot in a quiet area. Features 3 brms, 2 baths, nice kitchen, lots of room, just needs some finishing up. $52,900 GREAT INVESTMENT PROPERTY or first home, needs a little work but would be a great home. Features 3 brms, 2 baths, nice all electric kitchen, laundry room, central heat and air, and a 2 car detached garage. $49,900 NICE BRICK HOME WITH 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, large kitchen, large living room, newer heat and air, one car att. garage, nice fenced back yard, corner lot. $49,900 THIS GREAT HOME is in good condition with 3 brms, 1 bath, oversized 1 car garage, nice kitchen with stove and fridge, cell, great wood deck and a fenced yard with storage bld. $44,900 VERY NICE WELL KEPT 3 brms, 1 bath home. Features nice kitchen with appliances, eating area, washer and dryer, newer roof and a oversized attached carport. Priced to sell at $34,900 PLEASE COME BY OUR OFFICE OR CALL FOR A LIST OF ALL THE PROPERTIES THAT ARE CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET, OR CALL TODAY FOR A FREE MARKET ANALYSIS ON YOUR HOME.
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ELVES 2 living areas, 3 bdrms, updated bath, unfinished basement, garage, fenced yard. $48,000 Paul D. French (806) 274-7355 Rhonda Sudbrink (806) 570-0383
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REDUCED! GREAT 3 YR OLD HOME with 3 brms, 2 baths, large open living, dining, and kitchen area, isolated master with large bath, jetted tub, separate shower, covered patio, 2 car attached garage, 1 car detached shop, and located on approx. 3.9 acres. Nice country home for $229,900 THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME features 4 brms, 3 baths, multiple living areas, fireplace, super kitchen with granite and built-ins, dining area, multiple garages, fenced back yard, sprinkler system, circle drive and backs up to the Borger Country Club golf course. Great view for $199,900 THIS AWESOME custom built large family home in a historic area features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2 large living areas, fireplace, super kitchen with built ins, dining area, large laundry room, large 2 car detached garage with att. shop, central heat and air, nice fenced back yard, sprinkler system, many updates throughout, beautiful hard wood floors. This is a must see in a great location. $189,900 - BACK ON THE MARKET GREAT HOME on a large lot. Features 4 brms, 2.5 baths, 3 living areas, nice kitchen with built-ins, dining room, fireplace, nice fenced yard, and a 2 car att garage. $175,000 THIS IS THE CIRCLE ROLLER RINK that has been in Borger for many years! The current owner totally remodeled it, plus the owner purchased new skates, new equipment, new flooring, new bathrooms, newer wiring and plumbing. Current owners will train new owners. Great family business. Regular skating on Fridays and Saturdays and special parties throughout the year. $169,900 GREAT 5 BRM HOME with 3 baths, updated kitchen that is open to a spacious living area, separate dining area, basement with wet bar, game area, 2 fireplaces, updated bathrooms, great covered patio/deck. Home has so much to offer. $167,500 AWESOME SPACIOUS 4 BRM home with 2 baths and located on a great street! Custom ceilings throughout, skylights, wood flooring, library paneling, fireplace, breakfast bar, double oven, isolated master with separate dressing areas and walk in closets, covered patio with view of country side and a 2 car attached garage. $159,900. BEAUTIFUL HOME IN A GREAT LOCATION. Features 3 brms, 2 baths, newer appliances, texture and paint, large living room with fireplace, 2 car att garage, located on 1/2 acre outside city limits, with a detached shop that has heat and air. $149,900 GREAT HOME IN PANHANDLE features 3 brms, 2 baths, large kitchen with eating area, large family room with fireplace, central heat and air, covered patio, large yard with tons of trees, newer carpet, newer carpet, newer roof, and a 2 car oversized garage. Ready to move in to at $139,900. AWESOME 3 BRM HOME 2 baths, on a large cor-
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402 N. Cornell 2/2/2 - $35,000
810 Bagwell 3/1/1 Att - $72,500
1038 Plains - Fritch 3/2/2 - $120 ,000
208 Pinehurst 4/2/2 - $209,900
915 Roosevelt - $89,900 3/2/Basement/Detached Garage/Shop
502 S. Vaughn 31/1 Carport - $45,000
9874 E Hwy 152 4/3.5/2 Att - $270,000
HOUSES FOR RENT:
1102 Boyd St 2/1/1 Det. $500/Month 0 Clubhouse Fritch, Tx $375/Month
224 Calle Questa 3/2/2 Att - $119,900
104 Salina 4/2.5/2 - $238,000
1201 Coble 3/2/2 Det. - $105,000
900 Robey 3/2/2 - $76,000
403 Broadmoor 3/2.5/2 Att - $185,000
115 Teague 2/1.5/1 Carport - $25,000
Commercial 8240 HWY 136 $25,000
917 Roosevelt 3/1/2 Det - $30,000
1800 Carbon 3/2- $109,900
1016 Plains 3/2.5/2 - $119,900
111 Wilshire 2/2/2 - $109,900
2003 Bayview 3/2/1 - $87,500
217 Teague 5/3/2 Carport - $159,900
LOTS FOR SALE:
Lot 16, Blk M: 23-29 Acres Stinnett - $400,000 Lot Stinnett HGW: 20 Acres $210,000
1010 Brennan - Fritch 3/1/1 - $62,900
1017 Harrison $99,900 - 3/2/2
213 Loma Linda 4/3 1/2/3 - $314,000
902 Harrington 3/2 - $45,000
130 Broadmoor 3/2/2 - $105,000
1310 Evergreen 4/2.5/2 - $169,900
Merry Christmas from all of us at Town & Country, Realtors®
1004 Dillard 3/2/2 Det. - $124,000
400 Dogwood 4/3/2 Att. - $159,900
204 Stewart - Brick 2/1/2 - $49,900
2 Story Duplex $15,000
Town & Country, REALTORS
®
1000 S. Cedar • (806) 274-7253 www.trc-borger.com
REALTORS: JOY RUSH, ABR - (806) 341-4663 JUNE VOIGT - (806) 886-7758 CONNIE HARRIS • JANE HERNDON LORI MAY, BROKER/ASSOCIATE JANA BROWN, BROKER/OWNER
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