The Daily Press Borger News Herald | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-07-19T08:58:50-04:00 gears up for annual telethon2014-07-19T08:58:50-04:002014-07-19T08:58:49-04:00Borger News Herald <br /> Bid, buy, and care. That is what the people holding the 2014 Hutchinson County Telethon would like Hutchinson County residents to do next weekend when they stage the 2014  HC3 Telethon.<br /> Every year, the Hutchinson County Crisis Center (HC3) puts together a telethon to fight against abuse and help victims thought their journey after getting away from abuse - they are the backbone for victims recovering from child and adult sexual assault and family violence.<br /> According to HC3 director Norma Luginbyhl, every 8 minutes a child is abused or neglected. Within a year, 71,000 of those cases were confirmed. According to state data, approximately 70 percent of children who come in for domestic violence usually involve sexual abuse”  <br /> “The telethon is very important to HC3, because it allows us to do what we need to do for what is needed that our grants are limited to and won’t allow,” said Luginbyhl.<br /> The telethon will be on July 26 at Johnson Park Youth Center, from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Admission for this event will be free and there will be door prizes along with a silent auction. Persons bringing extra necessity items such as socks, underwear, cleaning supplies, old cell phones will get extra tickets for door prizes.<br /> HC3 is still accepting donations for the auction and they will pick up donations if can’t be delivered.<br /> If you are unable to attend the event, it will be live on Cable channel 11 or on the city’s web site: ci.borger.TX.US- click on channel 11 live.<br /> Several organizations like HC3 and schools are bound by law to report any signs they suspect to be child abuse. Be the hero and stand up if you see a child being hurt or suspect abuse. To report child abuse call the HC3 hot like at 273-2313.</p>No dateline availableNo author availableHC3 gears up for annual telethonBorger News Garage Sale2014-07-18T11:13:16-04:002014-07-18T11:13:16-04:00Borger News HeraldNo dateline availableNo author availableBIG Garage SaleBorger News seeks an end to pumping2014-07-18T09:47:43-04:002014-07-18T09:47:43-04:00Borger News Herald <br /> Just how precious is water in West Texas? Evidently, it is so precious some are ready to petition that what is here should stay here.<br /> An online petition has been circulating the Internet since yesterday  in an effort to convince the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority to halt pumping water from Lake Meredith. As of Wednesday evening, the petition had gained 412 e-signatures in a 24-hour time span.<br /> According to the petition, local residents want CRMWA to cease pumping water from the lake in order to preserve the lake’s recent gains.<br /> “Preserve and conserve it so it can be used by others in the future for both drinking water and recreation,” the petition states.<br /> In addition, the petition also calls for certain restrictions on any water used from Lake Meredith, including not pumping water to “any location that does not have water restrictions in place,” and to “not pump unless the lake exceeds 60 feet and do not pump the lake below 50 feet.”<br /> Earlier this week, it was reported Canadian River Municipal Water Authority was planning to pump 2 million gallons a day for about 60 days to supply the Panhandle with water and conserve water from the Ogallala Aquifer.<br />  The petition continues to say, “It is not the petioners intent to focus on the past but rather to encourage awareness of the fact that yesterday’s policies do not work today.  It is well past time to implement forward thinking, responsible, EXTREME DROUGHT policies regarding pumping to member cities.”<br /> Currently, Lake Meredith is currently at 41.22 feet and 51,286 acre feet.<br />  Interested individuals can see the petition online at:<br /> water usage</p>No dateline availableNo author availablePetition seeks an end to pumpingBorger News VBS to benefit wildfire victims2014-07-18T09:44:01-04:002014-07-18T09:44:01-04:00Borger News Herald Fairlanes Baptist Church officials announced they would be putting a special twist to their upcoming VBS experience, utilizing a new outreach program to help provide aid to a family impacted by the May 11 wildfire that destroyed more than 230 homes at Lake Meredith.<br /> As part of the new program, children attending the church’s “Blast Off VBS” will compete in a Boys. vs. Girls Offering.” During the four-day event, the VBS boys and girls will compete to see who can donate the largest number of pennies.<br /> Those pennies, in turn, will be used to help victims of the wildfire.<br /> “Our boys and girls will face off to see who can collect more pennies,” said Linda Blackwell, who serves as the church’s VBS co-director with Mandy Shelton.<br /> Fairlanes Baptist Church’s “Blast Off VBS” is scheduled to get under way on July 21, beginning at 5:15 p.m. The event will run through July 23.<br /> For more information, or to help contribute to the penny total, contact the Fairlanes Baptist Church at (806) 273-6479.</p>No dateline availableNo author availableFairlanes VBS to benefit wildfire victimsBorger News Ukraine Pres.: Ukraine Army Didn’t Shoot Plane (VIDEO)2014-07-17T15:03:21-04:002014-07-17T15:01:44-04:00Border News Herald<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script><div class="ndn_embed" data-config-widget-id="2" style="width:425px;height:320px" data-config-type="VideoPlayer/Single" data-config-tracking-group="90711" data-config-playlist-id="13434" data-config-video-id="26420919" data-config-site-section="horizon"></div>No dateline availableNo author availableUPDATE: Ukraine Pres.: Ukraine Army Didn’t Shoot Plane (VIDEO)Border News NEWS: Malaysia Airlines Plane Crashes Near The Border Of Ukraine (VIDEO)2014-07-17T14:57:41-04:002014-07-17T14:57:41-04:00Border News Herald<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script><div class="ndn_embed" data-config-widget-id="2" style="width:425px;height:320px" data-config-type="VideoPlayer/Single" data-config-tracking-group="90711" data-config-playlist-id="13434" data-config-video-id="26420831" data-config-site-section="horizon"></div>No dateline availableNo author availableBREAKING NEWS: Malaysia Airlines Plane Crashes Near The Border Of Ukraine (VIDEO)Border News’, Tootin’ Good Ol’ Time Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Posse set to saddle up for 57th annual rodeo2014-07-17T08:57:27-04:002014-07-17T08:57:27-04:00Borger News Herald The Borger News-Herald<br /> <br /> Better get ready to dust off those boots and hats, ya’ll. It’s rodeo time in Hutchinson County.<br /> Well, at least for the youngsters, it is.<br /> The Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Association will be hosting its 57th Annual rodeo this Saturday at the HCSP Arena. The arean is located at the of Bulldog Blvd.<br /> The event will showcase the talents of  contestants ranging from the age of 3 to 18 years of age. Events to be held include barrel racing, goat tying and several roping events.<br /> The rodeo will also help several other local entities, including the Borger High School cheerleading squad. The cheerleaders will be providing the concession stand.<br /> The rodeo, according the HCSA officials, is the only fundraiser that the HCSP has to make possible the annual Easter egg hunt and the school supply donations that are given to local students.<br /> This year, the arena has been receiving a makeover as volunteers have spent several hours making improvements.<br /> Local residents are urged to attend the event, , enjoy a sandwich from the concession stand and watch local youngsters compete in the  rodeo. The Grand entry will begin at 10 a.m.</p>No dateline availableNo author availableRootin’, Tootin’ Good Ol’ Time Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Posse set to saddle up for 57th annual rodeoBorger News aid wildfire relief with donation to United Way2014-07-16T11:22:21-04:002014-07-16T11:22:21-04:00Borger News HeraldNo dateline availableNo author availableRotarians aid wildfire relief with donation to United WayBorger News OKs $14.7 million bids for wells2014-07-16T11:19:58-04:002014-07-16T11:19:58-04:00Borger News HeraldNo dateline availableNo author availableCouncil OKs $14.7 million bids for wellsBorger News Phillips College nets $242,646 grant from state2014-07-15T09:08:14-04:002014-07-15T09:08:14-04:00Borger News Herald Area employers who actively supported FPC’s grant request to the Texas Comptroller of Accounts include North Plains Electric Cooperative; Chevron Phillips Chemical, LP; and Hilmar Cheese.<br /> The grant will be used to purchase equipment for FPC’s Career and Technical Education Program, including dual credit courses, in basic electronics. Equipment to be purchased includes a large set of equipment to train for Process Technology, a DAC valve cutaway set, a transformer trainer, a variable frequency AC drive trainer, training equipment for industrial sensors, and a Shop Bot CNC machine upgrade.<br /> Carr said, “The new generation of technical workers is required to know more than ever and be proficient in a variety of skills. Locally, there is a growing petrochemical industry with refineries, oil and gas process facilities, and dairies and cheese processing facilities. In addition, the wind industry is emerging. While at first glance these may seem to be as different as night and day, there are many base skills that can be taught to apply to all.”<br /> He said FPC is developing new courses, certificates, and degrees to expand capabilities for local industry’s current and predicted growth. “An Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician program can encompass a variety of skills that are needed locally,” he said. “This program will complement and integrate with our current Instrumentation and Electrical program and our just-started Process Technology certificate program.”<br /> FPC’s Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technician program will host the certificate programs to train industrial electrical power workers and process technology workers. Once the certificate program is established, the FPC Career and Technical Education (CTE) Industry Advisory Board and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) will work together to establish a well-rounded academically integrated Associate Degree program.<br /> “Our goal for students in this program is for them to have a skill set that will not only make them ideally suited for filling positions needed in this area now, but also have a superior depth of knowledge to ensure that they adapt and succeed in future key growth areas,” Carr said.<br />  </p>No dateline availableNo author availableFrank Phillips College nets $242,646 grant from stateBorger News