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Today in History 1926 – George Bernard Shaw refuses to accept the money for his Nobel Prize, saying, “I can forgive Alfred Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize”. (For more today in history, see pg. 4A!)

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Borger Salvation Army is planning its Red Kettle Kickoff and Angel Tree events in November and December. The Red Kettle Kickoff will be held on Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The kettles and bell ringers will be out Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays at Wal-Mart, 1404 W. Wilson; United Supermarket, 1414 W. Wilson; and Lowes Marketplace, 101 W. 10th Street. Since 1997, The Salvation Army National Kettle Kickoff has taken

place during the halftime show of the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game. Over the last 15 years, the nationally televised halftime performance has become an annual Thanksgiving tradition for fans in attendance and viewers at home. The Red Kettle campaign has raised more than $1.3 billion since and has helped The Salvation Army to serve 30 million people each year nationwide. The Salvation Army kettle campaign is even more crucial this year, when charitable income is down while even more people and families are seeking

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Borger Creative Arts prepping for Christmas bazaar

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Dee Duncan, Michelle Dubiskas, and Margaret Edgington are among the members of the Borger Creative Arts Club getting ready for the club’s upcoming Christmas bazaar, set for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2012. It will be the final bazaar at the club’s current location as it will be moving at the beginning of next year. Michelle Berry Managing Editor

The Borger Creative Arts Club is making preparations for its upcoming Christmas bazaar. The event, which also includes a bake sale, will be held on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. This will be the last bazaar and bake sale held by

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Downtown Merchants Christmas Open House this Sunday

Local residents can get in the Christmas spirit this weekend by attending the Christmas Open House being held by the Borger Downtown Merchants. The event will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. Along with a variety of sales, merchants will also be serving refreshments. Santa Claus will be arriving in downtown Borger at 2 p.m. that day to start compiling his wish list from area youngsters. Participating Downtown Merchants are as follows: •Advanced Flooring, 506 North Main •Four Sisters Antiques, 524 North Main •Prime Time Party Zone, 517 North Main •Sara’s Health Foods, 527 North Main •Smooches & Hugs, 530 North Main •Sugar Rush Old Fashioned Candy, 601 North Main •Vintage Pearl, 501 North Main •Serendipity, 425 North Main

Shawna Lamb, owner of Vintage Pearl Boutique, is among the Downtown Merchants getting ready for Sunday’s Christmas Open House, set to take place from 1-4 p.m.


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Gary “Butch” Rodgers Gary “Butch” Rodgers, born in Borger on June 29, 1946, passed away in Lakewood, CO, after a long illness. Memorial donations may be sent to the American Liver Foundation at either or American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700 New York, New York 10006

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Prime Time Party Zone celebrating one year in business

Elizabeth Thornburg

Elizabeth Thornburg, 94, of Weatherford, OK, (formerly of Fritch, TX) passed away, Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Elizabeth Luan (Boyd) Thornburg was born Wednesday, September 25, 1918 in Bellevue, TX to William and Bertie (Hodges) Boyd. She married Homer Ellis Thornburg on September 25, 1940 in Borger, TX. Elizabeth was one of the “Rosie the Riveters” during WWII, working on B-24’s. Mrs. Thornburg is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Homer Thornburg; and a son, Boyd Thornburg. Survivors include her son, Brad Thornburg and wife Debbie of Weatherford,

OK; her daughter-in-law, Sharol Thornburg of Garden City, KS; her sister, Mary Baldwin of Fort Worth, TX; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:00AM, Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Brown Chapel Of The Fountains in Borger, TX. Burial will follow at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo, TX. Mrs. Thornburg will lie in state at Brown Chapel Of The Fountains in Borger, TX on Monday, November 19, 2012 from 8:00AM to 8:00PM. Send personal condolences to www.

Barbara Tate, 73, of Borger, TX passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM, Monday, November 19, 2012 at Stinnett Cemetery in Stinnett, TX with Rev. Danny Courtney officiating. Mrs. Tate will lie in state at Brown Chapel Of The Fountains in Borger, TX on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from

8:00AM to 8:00PM and Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 12:00PM to 6:00PM. Send personal condolences to www.

Kim Duso, co-owner of Prime Time Party Zone, invites the public to come and visit the store as it celebrates its one-year anniversary with a three-day slot of events starting this Sunday. Tara Richelle Hopkins Reporter

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Prime Time Party Zone is celebrating its one year anniversary with a three-day event. “All of our customers have been fantastic over the past year. We have enjoyed helping people with their special occasions and meeting lots of wonderful people in the community,” said co-owner Kim Duso. This event starts Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., then will continue on Monday, Nov. 19 and Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During this event, costumers can test their luck by drawing a discount ranging from 5% to 25% off of their total purchase. Duso also stated, “As a way to say thank you to all of our customers we wanted to offer a fun way for them to save money. We look forward to passing


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the club at its current location, the little red clubhouse at 931 Illinois. The club will be moving from this location at the end of the year. After the first part of the year, the club will meet on Tuesdays at the Opportunity


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Salvation Army help. Any spare change can make a big difference. Next month is the Salvation Army Angel Tree Toy Distribution, which will be on Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A Borger Salvation Army Angel Tree will be set up at Wal-Mart after Black Friday. Each year, the Salvation Army offers holiday shoppers the opportunity to make someone’s Christmas wish come true by adopting a child or senior through the Angel Tree program.

on savings to the customers who have helped us have a successful first year.” Prime Time Party Zone’s slogan, “Your party starts here,” is exactly what the store offers – party supplies and then some. Prime Time Party Zone is the only downtown merchant who offers a large variety of themes or personalized party needs such as balloon bouquets with a wide variety of mylar and latex balloons. Also available are gift packages, goody bags, stuffed balloons, cards, and gift wrapping supplies (or have them wrap it for you), party supplies (cups, napkins, table covers, plates, etc.), party favors, loot bags, gift bags, cards, customized invitations, diaper cakes, balloon columns, arches and more. “For those customers that cannot find the exact item they need to make their event shine, we can special order supplies for their party at no extra charge. So come visit us at Prime Time Party Zone, 517 N. Main,” said Duso. Center until it can find a permanent location. The club has been in existence for 56 years, and was founded on May 11, 1954. The name Borger Creative Arts Club was chosen on April 1, 1955. The clubhouse was the Huber Corp golf clubhouse and was donated by the Huber Corporation to the art club on Aug. 3, 1956. After selecting an Angel, the purchased, unwrapped gifts are returned to the Angel Tree site to be distributed to the families during The Salvation Army’s annual Toy Shop. The Angel Tree program in Borger will run through December 15 at the local Salvation Army. For more information about adopting an Angel, sponsoring an Angel Tree at your location, the Red Kettle fundraiser, or other volunteer opportunities, call 273-2491. You can also find The Salvation Army of Texas online at,, and

Fund set for Chloey Cook Robacker at Pantex FCU A fund has been set for 15-month-old Chloey Cook Robacker. She is suffering from RSV. One of her lungs is collapsed and the other is full of fluid. She is in Pediatric ICU at Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo. The family is taking donations at Pantex Federal Credit Union on her behalf.

Weather Forecast We’ll see some clouds around this weekend, but there likely won’t be enough moisture to help generate any rain. The only hope we have is for a few sprinkles Saturday night. High temperatures will be in the lower 60s Saturday and upper 60s on Sunday. Both days will be breezy with south-southwest winds blowing at 15 to 25 mph.

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Daily events November17

First Baptist Church is hosting a night of food, music, and comedy on Saturday, November 17, with the Bar D Wranglers from Durango, Colorado. The Bar D Wranglers entertain the whole family with their famous old west music and comedy stage show. The group is composed of talented, awardwinning musicians and vocalists. A chuck wagon meal catered by J3 Wagon and Associates will be served in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are sold out for the dinner and will not be available at the door. However, the public is welcome to attend the concert, which is free and starts at 7:00 p.m. in the church’s Worship Center. Contact the church office at 273-5621 for more information or visit our website at Look up Bar D Wranglers on the web at www.bardchuckwagon. com. The Borger Elks Sweetheart Golf Scramble will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Phillips Golf Course. Registration is at 12 p.m. The scramble starts at 1 p.m. Four person teams are $50 per

person. The cart and green fee is included and mulligans are $5 front and back. There will be lunch and door prizes, first and second places with a draw for third, and awards for closest to pin front and back. Contact Lloyd Hooks at 806-2247647, Terrye Hooks at 806-898-4852, or Gary Dillard at 806-274-6812. Proceeds will help fund Texas Elks Camp for special needs children.


Plans are underway for the second annual Stinnett Holiday Soiree. Doors will open at 10 a.m. Those with questions about the soiree or obtaining booth space can call Mandy Cook at 395-1788 or Robbie Dougherty at 806-6624961.

Weekly meetings Each monday

Prayer for the Nation will be held from 12-1 p.m. in the chapel of First Baptist Church, 100 S. Hedgecoke in Borger. The chapel entrance is on Adams Street. All believers are invited to come and pray for our nation. For more information, call 273-5621 or 857-3947. The Borger Football Booster Club meets at 7 p.m. at the field house.

The Borger Tri-City Al Anon group for family and friends of alcoholics will meet at 6 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Borger, 200 South Bryan. Participants need to enter through the lower level through the west door. For more information, call Brenda at 806-3822449 or Paula at 806273-6017.

Monday & Tuesday

The Borger Duplicate Bridge Club meets at the Opportunities Center from 1-5 p.m.

Tuesdays & wednesdays

Borger Gymnastics is holding classes. The program accepts students potty trained and up. Call Shawna Williams at 8576434 or 898-0120.

Each tuesday, friday, saturday, & sunday

Alcoholics Anonymous meet at Airport Road in Borger. Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 8 p.m. For information, call 273-5001.

First & third tuesday

Senior Citizen Building at 6:30 p.m. Those interested call 878-2960 or 878-3272.


The Community Prayer Ministry is open to anyone who wishes to attend. The meetings rotate from church to church. Each meeting begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call 857-3975. The Alibates Creek Indian Dancers meet at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran church, 212 West Jefferson. New dancers are welcome. Anyone interested in obtaining additional information can call 274-3239.

Each tuesday

Rotary Club meets at noon at Dake’s Restaurant, 718 N. Main. Call Gary Murrow, 2736457. The Borger Creative Arts Club meets at 931 Illinois, the little red house across from the Opportunities Center. All artists and crafters are welcome. The club meets starting at 9 a.m. For more information, call 886-0299.

Stinnett Golden Spread Grandmother’s Club invites grandmothers to join tham at the Stinnett

Each wednesday

The Borger Area Ministerial Fellowship meets at 8 am in the Board Room of Golden Plains Community Hospital for prayer and fellowship. All pastors are encouraged to attend. Sanford Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 301 E. Davis in Sanford at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Call 857-2267. .for information. Borger Noon Lions Club meets at noon wednesday at the Girl Scout Little House, 119 N. McGee, for lunch and a program.

Each friday

The Fritch Senior Citizens Sunshine Club meets for lunch at 12 p.m. following card games, dominoes, canasta, euchre, and activities. Celebrate Recovery meetings begin at 7 p.m. at 305 N. Deahl Street. This is an opportunity to heal hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It will be a safe environment for you on Friday nights. Call for details, 273-7127, or see www.

Each saturday

The Stinnett Clothing Closet has moved to the Church of Christ. It is open from 9 til 11 a.m. on Saturdays. We have clothes for anyone who needs clothing. All clothing is free. If someone needs clothes, they can call the church office at 806-878-2597 or just come by on Saturday. Any extra clothing we have after collecting the clothes we use for the clothing room goes to the Medina children’s home. Just drop off clothing at the back door or give the minister a call. Everything gets used for a good cause.

Each sunday

Borger Elks Lodge #1581 hosts charitable bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the event is open to the public. A young adults Christian marriage class will be offered at Word of Life Church in Borger beginning at 9:45 a.m. The class will be taught by I.W. and Bertha Walker, and is open to all young adults who wish to learn more about having and maintaining a good, healthy marriage.

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Today in history November 18 is the 323rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 43 days remaining until the end of the year. 1865 – Mark Twain’s short story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is published in the New York Saturday Press. 1883 – American and Canadian railroads institute five standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times. 1903 – The HayBunau-Varilla Treaty is signed by the United States and Panama, giving the United States exclusive rights over the Panama Canal Zone. 1909 – Two United States warships are sent to Nicaragua after 500 revolutionaries (including two Americans) are executed by order of José Santos Zelaya. 1916 – World War I: First Battle of the Somme – in France, British Expeditionary Force commander Douglas Haig calls off the battle which started on July 1, 1916. 1926 – George Bernard Shaw refuses to accept the money for his Nobel Prize, saying, “I can forgive Alfred Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize”. 1928 – Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. This is also considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey’s birthday. 1929 – 1929 Grand Banks earthquake: off the south coast of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean, a Richter magnitude 7.2 submarine earthquake, centered on Grand Banks, breaks 12 submarine transatlantic telegraph cables and triggers a tsunami that destroys many south coast communities in the Burin Peninsula. 1938 – Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of

Industrial Organizations. 1940 – World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler and Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano meet to discuss Benito Mussolini’s disastrous invasion of Greece. 1940 – New York City’s “Mad Bomber” George Metesky places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison. 1943 – World War II– Battle of Berlin: 440 Royal Air Force planes bomb Berlin causing only light damage and killing 131. The RAF loses nine aircraft and 53 air crew. 1961 – United States President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam. 1963 – The first pushbutton telephone goes into service. 1970 – U.S. President Richard Nixon asks the U.S. Congress for $155 million USD in supplemental aid for the Cambodian government. 1978 – In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple cult to a mass murder-suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo J. Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier. 1987 – Iran-Contra Affair: the U.S. Congress issues its final report on the Iran-Contra Affair. 1988 – War on Drugs: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill into law allowing the death penalty for drug traffickers. 1993 – In the United States, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is ratified by the House of Representatives. 1999 – In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when the 59-foot-tall (18 m) Aggie Bonfire, under construction for the annual football game against the University of Texas, collapses at 2:42am. 2002 – Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.

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One of a Kind… At Thanksgiving time, thoughts turn to friendships. They come like gentle waves kissing parched beaches, each of them welcome. It is a season to value friendships, particularly when death takes a friend away. Such are my memories--sweet as the aroma of holiday foods--of Ann Garms, who died recently at age 95…. ***** Life was not a gallop for her. Instead, she maintained a steady gait, focused on an exceedingly small universe. It included Brownwood First Baptist Church, Howard Payne University, line dancing, “pink lady” hospital volunteer work and frequent phone conversations with Cleta Garms, her Andrews, TX, sister-in-law. She never flew on a plane and rarely left Brown County. Many would conclude that her life was simple and monotonous. And they would be wrong…. ***** We first met soon after I finished college in the early 60’s. She prepared the papers for my car purchase at Weatherby Motor Company, where she worked for 35 years. I noticed her quick smile then, and easily recognized her upon my return as HPU president in 1985. I knew she was a friend of the university, and often delivered bags of popcorn to her home, where she always provided a gracious reception. She invariably placed the

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gift in her little pantry. (Some 27 tons of corn and 40 years ago, popcorn became my “calling card.”)… ***** Ann enjoyed university events, although was never an HPU student. Her only formal education was at an Abilene business college. However, she was “Ph.D. wise”—no, more than that. Her life was well-ordered with much wisdom. This widow of 34 years was fulfilled, optimistic and active throughout life. She ate sensibly, exercised and rarely needed medication. The only medicine she had in her home was aspirin. Ann was hospitalized just twice in her life, both times briefly…. ***** She happily set her own pace in a hurrying world and was easily the most frugal person I’ve ever known. But, I can count on one hand’s fingers individuals whom I believe equal her generosity. HPU is primary beneficiary of an estate she guarded carefully. She viewed ordinary personal spending as “taking away” from the bequest about which few

others knew. One day, she called to ask “permission” to buy an automatic garage door opener. Only this year did she purchase a clothes dryer; she used it once. Ann drove her 20-year-old car until a few days before her death. Most of her wardrobe was provided by Cleta, who, along with Cleta’s late husband, Harold, “connected” her with HPU. (Cleta and Harold, both teachers, were awarded baccalaureate and master’s degrees by HPU. He was co-captain of the 1954 football team and was invited by several teams to try out for professional football.)… ***** Ann wrote delightful letters in longhand, each character delicately shaped, and was keen of mind to the end. Once she sent a salmon patty recipe, calling later to advise adding baking powder to “puff ‘em up.” I’d agreed to speak at her memorial service, but was out of the country when she died. At the service, HPU’s Louise Sharp revealed a secret to which only she remained privy…. ***** “One day, Ann asked me to come by her house,” Sharp said. “She took me straight to her tiny pantry, which was hip-deep in Dr. Newbury’s ‘presidential popcorn.’ Ann never wanted to hurt his feelings or for him to think she was giving it away, so it stacked up. I simply don’t like his popcorn— too salty,” she added.

Ann Garms Clearly, that was “Ann being Ann.” She would never knowingly hurt anyone’s feeling, even if it meant storing popcorn, no matter how stale, for months on end…. ***** Donors and donees can be friends. We were. Ann taught me and others much. She personified the old admonition of fundraisers: “Don’t give ‘till it hurts; give ‘till it feels good!” Soon her estate will provide one of the largest endowed scholarships from an individual in the 124-year history of HPU. So, despite her stance on my popcorn, she demonstrated her love for Christian higher education. Thoughts of my friend draw me ever closer to a biblical scripture for MY own epitaph. Current HPU President, Dr. Bill Ellis, may want to consider it, too: AND IT CAME TO PASS THE BEGGAR DIED…. ***** Dr. Newbury is a speaker in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex. Speaking inquiries/comments: Phone: 817447-3872. Twitter: @ donnewbury. Web site:

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Don’t Overlook Financial Risks in Retirement When you retire, you may well have accomplished some important financial goals, such as sending your children through college and paying off your mortgage. Yet, you can’t relax just yet, because your retirement could easily last two or three decades, which means you’ll need at least two or three decades’ worth of income — which, in turn, means you’ll need the proper savings and investment strategies in place. And, just as importantly, you’ll also need to be aware of the types of risk that could threaten these strategies. Let’s consider some of these risks: Longevity — None of us can say for sure how long we’ll live. But it’s still important to have an esti-

Gary Schneck, Scott Mills, Beverly Creacy, and Brock Sherwood BORGER EDWARD JONES FINANCIAL ADVISORS mate, based on your health and family history. So if you think you may live, for 25 years in retirement, you’ll want to withdraw enough from your investments each year to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle — but not so much that you deplete your funds before the 25 years have passed. Inflation — We’ve experienced pretty mild inflation over the past few years. But over time, even a low rate of inflation can seriously erode

your purchasing power. To illustrate: If your current monthly costs are $3,000, with only a 3% annual inflation rate, that would be about $4,000 in 10 years. And in 25 years at that same rate, your monthly costs will have more than doubled, to about $6,200. To help protect yourself against inflation risk, it’s important to have at least some investments that offer growth potential, rather than only owning fixedincome vehicles, such

as certificates of deposit (CDs). You’ll also want to consider sources of rising income potential, such as dividend-paying stocks. (Keep in mind, though, that stocks can reduce or discontinue dividends at any time and are subject to market fluctuation and loss of principal.) Market Fluctuations — When you retire and begin taking withdrawals from your investment portfolio — that is, when you begin selling off investments —

you’d obviously like prices to be high. After all, the classic piece of investment advice is “buy low, sell high.” But it’s impossible to try to “time” the market this way, as it will always fluctuate. That’s why you may want to consider sources of income whose value is not dependent on what’s happening in the financial markets. Your financial advisor may be able to recommend investments that can provide you with this type of income stream. Low interest rates — Many retirees depend on fixed-rate investments for a good portion of their retirement income — so it’s a real challenge when interest rates are low. Consequently, when you retire, you’ll certainly need to be

aware of the interest-rate environment and the income you can expect from these investments. Longerterm fixed-rate vehicles may be tempting, as they typically offer higher rates than shorter-term ones, but these longer term investments may have more price fluctuation and inflation risk than shorter-term investments. Consequently, you’ll still likely need balance between short, intermediate, and long-term investments to provide for a portion of your income in retirement. Retirement can be a rewarding time in your life. And you can help make your retirement years even more enjoyable by understanding the relevant investment risks and taking steps to address them.

Stocks slip on Wall Street; Dell slumps NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes edged lower on Wall Street Friday. Dell, the personal computer maker, and J.M. Smucker, a food maker, fell after their earnings reports disappointed investors. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 65 points at 12,477 as of 11:30 a.m. EST. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down nine points at 1,344. The Nasdaq composite was down 24 points at 2,813. Dell fell 75 cents to $8.81 after saying that its

revenue may fall as much as 13 percent in the fourth quarter. Dell is suffering as consumers switch away from PCs to less expensive smartphones and tablets. J.M. Smucker fell $2.65 to $82.73 after its sales forecast for the company’s fiscal year disappointed investors. Investors will also watch for any developments regarding the “fiscal cliff,” as President Obama heads into budget negotiations with congressional leaders Friday. Stocks have fallen

steadily since voters returned President Barack Obama and a divided Congress to power Nov. 6. The Dow has lost 5 percent since election day. Investors are worried that U.S. leaders may not reach a deal before tax increases and government spending cuts take effect Jan. 1. The impact would total $700 billion for 2013 and could send the country back into recession. “There’s just a continuation of the sell-off as uncertainty persists,” said Todd Salamone, of Schaeffer’s Investment

Research in Cincinnati, Ohio. Salamone says stocks will likely rally if there is a timely resolution to negotiations, as investors put their “firepower” to work. The Dow is heading for its fourth straight weekly loss, while the S&P 500 is on track for its third losing week out of the last four. Superstorm Sandy depressed U.S. industrial output in October, while production of machinery and equipment declined sharply, reflecting a more cautious outlook among businesses, according to a

Federal Reserve report. The Fed says industrial output fell 0.4 percent last month, after a 0.2 percent gain in September. Excluding the storm’s impact, production at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities would have been up about 0.6 percent. Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other snacks, says its going out of business after striking workers across the country crippled its ability to supply retailers with its products. The company, which isn’t listed, said the clos-

ing would mean the loss of about 18,500 jobs. Among other stocks making big moves: — Schiff Nutrition International Inc., a nutritional supplement company, jumped $9.75 to $43.68 after U.K.-based Reckitt Benckiser Group offered to pay $42 a share in cash to buy the company. — Ruckus Wireless Inc., a maker of wireless networking equipment, dropped 45 cents to $14.57 on its first day of trading. That’s a decline of 3 percent.

Obama to Hill: People want action, cooperation WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama urged the leaders of Washington’s divided government on Friday to join him in “tough compromises” to keep the economy from plummeting and taxes from rising for millions of Americans in the new year. “I think we’re all aware that we have some urgent business to do,” Obama said at the White House with the nation’s top Republican, House Speaker John Boehner, at his side.

Sitting to the president’s other side was the Senate’s leader, Democrat Harry Reid, as negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” began in earnest. Without a deal between Obama and Congress, a series of tax increases and spending cuts will kick in on Jan.1, with potential to throw the nation into recession. All sides have a deep political stake in coming to terms, but Obama and Republicans in Congress are at a stalemate on raising taxes on incomes over $250,000.

On his turf, Obama made the only statement before reporters were asked to leave the Roosevelt Room. Obama used the moment before the TV cameras to try to set a tone of compromise, right down to the body language. Obama ribbed Boehner about his birthday on Saturday, saying he would not embarrass the speaker with a cake because he was not sure how many candles would be needed. “Yeah, right,” a smiling

Boehner said as the two literally poked some fun at each other and then shook hands. Across the table sat the Senate’s top Republican, Mitch McConnell, who has set a harsher tone to-

ward Obama in the fallout of last week’s election. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Vice President Joe Biden, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and a few top White


House advisers also took part. Obama said the goal was to prevent a tax hike for middle-class families, create jobs and keep the economy growing.



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Opportunities Center Menu 11/19 thru 11/23 Monday, Nov. 19 Beef soft taco or baked chicken breast, spanish rice, broccoli, or ranch style beans, tossed salad, mandarin oranges with whipped topping, whole wheat roll with margarine, lowfat milk Tuesday, Nov. 20 Roast beef or salmon patties, baked potato with sour cream, buttered carrots, or fried okra, corn salad, chocolate pudding, whole wheat roll with margarine, lowfat milk

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Wednesday, Nov. 21 Art Class - 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; dominoes - anytime; pool - anytime; Accolade Home Health Care - 11 a.m. to noon; Opportunities Board meeting - noon; Wednesday bridge - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22


Wednesday, Nov. 21 Cheeseburger or salisbury steak with onions and peppers, potato wedges, macaroni and cheese, or seasoned corn, tomato wedge salad, melon medley, whole wheat roll or cornbread with margarine, lowfat milk

Monday, Nov. 19 Borger Duplicate Bridge - 1-5 p.m.; dominoes - anytime; pool - anytime

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Two Social Security Strategies for Married Couples Deciding when to begin receiving Social Security benefits is a major financial issue for anyone approaching retirement because the age at which you apply for benefits will affect the amount you’ll receive. If you’re married, deciding when to retire can be especially complicated because you and your spouse will need to plan together. Fortunately, there are a couple of strategies that are available to married couples that you can use to boost both your Social Security retirement income and income for your surviving spouse. File and suspend Generally, a husband or wife is entitled to receive the higher of his or her own Social Security retirement benefit (a worker’s benefit) or as much as 50% of what his or her spouse is entitled to receive at full retirement age (a spousal benefit). But here’s the catch--under Social Security rules, a husband or wife who is eligible to file for spousal benefits based on his or her spouse’s record cannot do so until his or her spouse begins collecting retirement benefits. However, there is an exception--someone who has reached full retirement age but who doesn’t want to begin collecting retirement

Diana Jack and Stephen Horst Ameriprise Financial Advisors benefits right away may choose to file an application for retirement benefits, then immediately request to have those benefits suspended, so that his or her eligible spouse can file for spousal benefits. The file-and-suspend strategy is most commonly used when one spouse has much lower lifetime earnings, and thus will receive a higher retirement benefit based on his or her spouse’s earnings record than on his or her own earnings record. Using this strategy can potentially boost retirement income in three ways: 1) the spouse with higher earnings who has suspended his or her benefits can accrue delayed retirement credits at a rate of 8% per year (the rate for anyone born in 1943 or later) up until age 70, thereby increasing his or her retirement benefit by as much as 32%; 2) the spouse with lower earnings can immediately claim a higher

(spousal) benefit; and 3) any survivor’s benefit available to the lower-earning spouse will also increase because a surviving spouse generally receives a benefit equal to 100% of the monthly retirement benefit the other spouse was receiving (or was entitled to receive) at the time of his or her death. Here’s a hypothetical example. Leslie is about to reach her full retirement age of 66, but she wants to postpone filing for Social Security benefits so that she can increase her monthly retirement benefit from $2,000 at full retirement age to $2,640 at age 70 (32% more). However, her husband Lou (who has had substantially lower lifetime earnings) wants to retire in a few months at his full retirement age (also 66). He will be eligible for a higher monthly spousal benefit based on Leslie’s work record than on his own--$1,000 vs. $700. So that Lou can receive

the higher spousal benefit as soon as he retires, Leslie files an application for benefits, but immediately suspends it. Leslie can then earn delayed retirement credits, resulting in a higher retirement benefit for her at age 70 and a higher widower’s benefit for Lou in the event of her death. File for one benefit, then the other Another strategy that can be used to increase household income for retirees is to have one spouse file for spousal benefits first, and then switch to his or her own higher retirement benefit later. Once a spouse reaches full retirement age and is eligible for a spousal benefit based on his or her spouse’s earnings record and a retirement benefit based on his or her own earnings record, he or she can choose to file a restricted application for spousal benefits, then delay applying for retirement benefits on his or her own earnings record (up until age 70) in order to earn delayed retirement credits. This may help to maximize survivor’s income as well as

retirement income, because the surviving spouse will be eligible for the greater of his or her own benefit or 100% of the spouse’s benefit. This strategy can be used in a variety of scenarios, but here’s one hypothetical example that illustrates how it might be used when both spouses have substantial earnings but don’t want to postpone applying for benefits altogether. Liz files for her Social Security retirement benefit of $2,400 per month at age 66 (based on her own earnings record), but her husband Tim wants to wait until age 70 to file. At age 66 (his full retirement age) Tim applies for spousal benefits based on Liz’s earnings record (Liz has already filed for benefits) and receives 50% of Liz’s benefit amount ($1,200 per month). He then delays applying for benefits based on his own earnings record ($2,100 per month at full retirement age) so that he can earn delayed retirement credits. At age 70, Tim switches from collecting a spousal benefit to his own larger worker’s retirement benefit of $2,772 per month

(32% higher than at age 66). This not only increases Liz and Tim’s household income but also enables Liz to receive a larger survivor’s benefit in the event of Tim’s death. Remember -- Every situation is unique, and these strategies may not be appropriate for all couples. When deciding when to apply for Social Security benefits, make sure to consider a number of scenarios that take into account factors such as both spouses’ age, estimated benefit entitlements, and life expectancies. ### 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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ARIES (March 21-April 19) Make time for an older friend or family member, as this person is easy to please. You might decide to bring along a child or loved one. Though the extra person might change the mood, no one cares. Tonight: A force to be dealt with. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Keep reaching out to others, and try to catch up on news and plans. Once you start talking, it could be hard to stop all the conversation. You might feel pushed to your limit when trying to fit in everything you want to do. Tonight: Indulge a loved one. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Understanding is the result of a conversation in which you and the other person explain where each of you is coming from. Good vibes come through, no matter what you decide to do. Your plans will be revived as a result. Tonight: Togetherness works. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Others dominate the conversation. As a result, you might not be sure whether to make plans or just passively express interest in what is discussed. Make plans that suit you and that will bring you happiness. Tonight: Just do not be alone. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Remain evenly paced, and understand your limitations. You could be overwhelmed by everything that goes on, which likely will form an obstacle to doing whatever you want. Plans keep changing. Touch base with a child or loved one. Tonight: Having fun works. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Your energy quickly dwindles when dealing with a child or loved one. You also could hear an earful from someone else regarding what he or she wants and needs. A conversation could encourage some deep thought; don’t make anything heavier than need be. Tonight: Frolic away. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You might opt to stay close to home or with family. You also might want to visit a friend and catch up on news. You find that your feelings seem to be constantly changing and, in some cases, are deeply emotional. Tonight: Invite others over for dinner. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Keep conversations moving, and feel free to discuss what might have been a difficult topic in the past. Push comes to shove if you are not careful. Let someone have his or her way. You cannot stop this person anyway. Tonight: Chat up a storm. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Pull back some, and you will note a possessive streak in yourself. Usually, those feelings come from insecurity, and they trigger behavior that can be difficult. Discussions could draw in important information, which could lead to understanding. Tonight: Make it your treat. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) The Moon in your sign adds energy, magnetism and a certain appeal to your day. You will want to act on a conversation when making plans. You see how feelings can be separate from actions. Note the schism, but don’t make it a big deal. Tonight: As you like. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Do less and relax for a change. Sometimes you go overboard. More often than not, you are assertive and do not stand on ceremony. For everyone involved, pulling back works better. It builds greater confidence in the various friendships or bonds involved. Tonight: Not to be found. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 21) Focus on the possibilities of what could happen if you relax more. Bring friends together for a little get-together in the near future. A male pal becomes unusually demanding and will continue to be that way for several weeks. You don’t have to do anything about it. Tonight: Where crowds are.











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This home in the 100 block of Bunavista is getting into the Christmas spirit early with brightly lit Christmas decorations. The Borger Chamber of Commerce is currently looking for entries for its Christmas lighting contest, both residential and businesses. Forms can be picked up at the Chamber offices on Main Street and must be returned by Dec. 3. Winners in the contest will receive cash prizes.

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Borger News Herald Weekend Sports Highlights Weekend, November 17th-18th, 2012

Borger hosts Caprock in Friday night basketball action Mikala Reiswig Sports Editor

The Borger Lady Dogs Freshman, JV, and Varsity along with the Dogs Varsity hosted the Caprock Longhorns on Friday night. This was the first game for the boys team, and even though they were missing some players who are still playing football, they did very well against the 4A Horns. The first quarter found the score tied up at 11 with Newton starting the

scoring for the Dogs, but by halftime, Caprock had extended the lead 3019. Only ten points were scored in the 3rd, and Borger found themselves down by 9. They pulled to within 6 in the 4th quarter with some good plays inside from Rawlinson, but came up short in the 55-43 loss. Leading scoring for the Dogs was Seth Rawlinson with 13 and Kolter Newton with 11. The Lady Dogs played in a very physical game and found themselves down early, only scoring

“Breezy” Brown lays it in (Don Rice Photo)

4 in the 1st. By halftime, they were down by 10 after some great hustle on defense and four points from N. Embers to end the half. Borger only scored 6 points in the third (4 from Wood) and Caprock pulled away. Purcell scored 4 in the 4th and Lawson 5, but the ladies lose this one, 70-36. Loftis, Wood, and Lawson all had six points to lead Borger’s scoring. The Lady Bulldogs will host Dumas next Monday night with JV and Freshman starting play at 5:00pm.

Kolter Newton sets it up (Don Rice Photo)

Selene Urquidi shoots for two (Mikala Reiswig Photo)

Freshman Tiffany Fernandez drives past a Caprock defender Friday night. The Freshman Lady Dawgs lost 20-19 in a game that went down to the wire. (Mikala Reiswig Photo)

Britany Rodriguez sinks a free throw for the JV Lady Dawgs. They kept it close in the first half, but ended up falling behind and dropping this one 36-17. (Mikala Reiswig Photo)

Rawlinson on the tip-off. (Don Rice Photo)

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FPC Men win again Mikala Reiswig Sports Editor

The Frank Phillips Plainsmen picked up another win on the road against the Lubbock Christian University JV team, 94-54. They improve to 6-1 on the year. Taquan McDew led all scorers with 19 points. Greg Nelson finished with 14 points and 3 steals. Jordan Whelan and Earl Hill racked up 12 points a piece, with Hill also having 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. Ronald Scott had 11 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals on the night for FPC. The men will be back home next Wednesday night at 7:00pm.

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Chamber preparing for Christmas activities The Borger Chamber of Commerce is preparing for upcoming Christmas activities. The annual Christmas parade is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 3. Entry forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce office, located at 613 North Main in Borger. A form must be turned in to enter the parade. All entries will need to be decorated in a holiday motif and are asked to depict the Christmas season. Lighting and music enhance the entries. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. The parade route will be from Grand and Main through Sixth Street. An invitation is extended to all who wish to enter and open the Christmas

season for Borger. Along with the parade, the Chamber of Commerce and the Borger NewsHerald will sponsor the Christmas lighting contest for business and residential

entries. Entry forms can be obtained at the chamber office and must be returned by Dec. 3. Judging for the winners, who will be awarded cash prizes, will be held

during the week of Dec. 11 to Friday, Dec. 14. Watch the Borger NewsHerald for a complete listing of entries and let this be a family event to view the lights of Borger.


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Dear Abby

Borger News-Herald

Ask Dr. K

Small, yipping dog is more than boyfriend can handle

Booster for pertussis vaccine protects adults as well as kids

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, “Richard,” and I are a mature couple who have been seeing each other for three years. I love him. My dog is the issue. “Princess” is a 2-year-old rat terrier/ mini-pinscher mix. She weighs 9 pounds and is spoiled. (I admit I’m a softy when it comes to discipline.) She barks at anyone and anything she sees. Her barks are shrill and can be annoying. But I live alone and feel she is protecting me. Richard can no longer tolerate Princess’ barking and has curbed his visits considerably. Except for this issue, he is my dream guy, and I feel lucky to have found him. I was married for more than 20 years to a controlling man, and I had to defer or compromise on everything. I will not compromise on this. I feel Richard should understand my attachment to Princess, especially when he’s not around. I miss him. Our dates are now only occasional. He thinks I prefer the dog over him, and that’s not the case. Am I being selfish? Why can’t I have them both? Is there a future for us, or have we reached an impasse? -- WON’T GIVE UP THE PUP, LAFAYETTE, LA. DEAR WON’T GIVE UP: Loving one’s dog is not being selfish. You could have them both if you would contact a dog trainer and start giving Princess a doggy education that includes boundaries. Incessant barking should not be allowed. Perhaps once Richard sees that Princess no longer regards him as a hostile intruder, he will feel more welcome. But that could take some work on the part of all three of you, if he’s still willing. DEAR ABBY: My grandpa remarried when I was a child. He and Grandma “Ella” each have five children. She is a wonderful woman. When the holidays roll around, espe-

DEAR DOCTOR K: My daughter wants me to get a booster shot for pertussis. She says it will help protect her young kids against whooping cough. Is this true? DEAR READER: Your daughter is right. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes violent coughing. The coughing makes it hard to breathe and produces a deep “whooping” sound. Pertussis can occur at any age, but infants and young children are most likely to become seriously ill from the infection. When I went to medical school, a vaccine for pertussis was radically reducing the number of cases. It was another example of how infectious diseases were going away because of vaccines. The vaccine has, indeed, made a huge difference. But vaccines only work if people take them, and not every vaccine offers lifetime protection. Unfortunately, many people resist getting vaccines, and the protective effects of the pertussis vaccine tend to decline over time. As a result, the number of pertussis cases in the United States has increased in recent years. There were about 17,000 reported cases in 2009; this year, more than 23,000 cases of pertussis had already been reported by August. To keep kids healthy, adults need to get immunized, too. That’s because of something called “herd immunity.” When enough people are immunized against a disease, it becomes uncommon -- simply because the immunized people can’t catch it -- and therefore can’t spread it. Herd immunity helps to protect: -- Small children, especially infants, who either are too young to be immunized or haven’t had enough doses to be

cially Thanksgiving and Christmas, my grandparents always host at their home. They spend all day fixing up the house and preparing the food. When it’s time to eat, Grandma Ella’s children think they should be first in the line. If someone else tries (some of us on my grandfather’s side of the family have small children), they grumble and complain. When the dinner is over, it’s always my mom, one of my two aunts and me doing the dishes and cleaning up. Grandma Ella’s family never help. They just stroll back into the living room and watch TV or leave to go somewhere else. It would be nice to get some help once in a while so Mom, my aunts and I could also relax after the meal. Just leaving the mess is not an option. We tried it once, and Grandma and Grandpa ended up doing it. Any advice? -- STRESSED IN ADVANCE IN IOWA DEAR STRESSED: Gladly! This Thanksgiving when everyone arrives, Grandma and Grandpa should cheerfully inform the happy revelers that small children will be fed first, regardless of whose side of the family they come from. At the same time, each of the adults should be assigned a cleanup chore so one side of the family isn’t stuck with the entire burden. Unless your grandparents assert themselves, nothing will change, so please suggest this to them in advance. DEAR ABBY: When a man is married, who is supposed to come first in his life -- his wife or his mother? -- TIRED OF BEING SECOND STRING DEAR TIRED: At the risk of sounding preachy, the Scripture says a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife. As much as a man may love his mother, in order to have a strong and healthy marriage, his wife should come first if he must make a choice.

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fully protected. -- People who have problems with their immune systems, many of whom can’t get vaccines, and all of whom are more susceptible to infections. Herd immunity works when enough people are immunized. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults get a Tdap vaccine (which protects against pertussis, along with tetanus and diphtheria) in place of one of their regular tetanus boosters (the Td shot that is recommended for adults every 10 years). You can get the Tdap vaccine no matter when you last received a Td shot. Getting vaccinated with Tdap at least two weeks before coming into close contact with an infant is especially important. By getting a Tdap vaccine, you’ll be helping to keep your grandkids healthy. Even though that’s the main message of this column, it is worth remembering that we adults also need protection against the germs spread by little kids. Several months ago a family with young children visited us, and one of the kids had what we in New England call a “wicked cough.” About two weeks later I developed a bad cough, and when I took in a deep breath I let out a loud “whoop!” Like everyone, I’ve had plenty of coughing illnesses in my life. But I’ve never (not even as a kid) “whooped.” I got better, but I wonder if I caught pertussis from our young visitor. Fortunately, I stopped coughing the next day, and so I never tested myself and never will know if I had it. (Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. To send questions, go to, or write: Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.)

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This position performs direct care services for persons with intellectual developmental disabilities. Responsibilities: training, transporting, cooking, feeding, toileting and other duties required with daily living. A high school diploma/GED and a Texas Drivers License required. Shift available: 11 pm – 8 am, 40 hrs/wk with 3 days off. Salary of $9.32/hr. Annual $19,385.60.

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EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the federal fair housing act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, handicap, family status, sex or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.� This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.

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THE DEATH OF A GOOD MAN Daddy’s was a prepaid funeral with two cemetery plots already purchased in Louisiana…simple, right? But there was an oath of the heart of which we were unaware. Dad and Mom’s only living grandson had vowed, “I will take you back to Hillsboro where you were born, either while you are living or after you die.” It was a promise Darren intended to keep. His dearest hope was to bury his grandfather on the Curry plot in Hillsboro. The plot had room for six graves, four of which had been filled by Daddy’s parents, L.M. Curry and Carrie Curry, along with

Jody Wilson Jody’s Journal two of their teenage children who died in the Typhoid plague. The plot sat near of a couple of large trees which hugged the plot in welcome shade. The remaining two graves would be ideal for Dad and Mom. But the painful path of

death is seldom smooth. Just as we sighed with relief that all was well, the funeral home in Texas called. “We have dug up the entire Curry plot. There are six caskets there, not four as we supposed.” The news was crushing especially to Darren. Who were the other two buried there? No records were available so we were back to square one. We gathered at the cemetery and walked the different areas in the Texas heat. There was nothing adjacent to the Curry plot, nothing even really close. The two plots Darren selected were in a bleak and lonely area, no trees. Dry parched

Living Water helping children with toys for Christmas

grass crunched beneath our feet. My heart cried inside though we knew it was the best choice. But that harsh, parched piece of earth became a holy place of celebration as the tent began to fill. Aunts, cousins, friends, family came together. Even the granddaughterin-law of my dear departed, Aunt Emma, was present, opening her heart and home to us. We were particularly pleased when our son, Keith, his wife, Christine, and our two granddaughters arrived. Brother Clay Strawn, Dad and Mom’s Hillsboro pastor who knew and loved our family drew a graphic

verbal picture of Daddy’s life. Daddy’s ministry gift was the ministry of helps. And he helped everyone everyday, everywhere he went. As stories were shared from the audience, laughter flowed along with the tears. Darren read his moving eulogy and sang Daddy’s favorite song, Consider the Lilies, and the Star Spangled Banner, just before the honor guard folded the American flag and presented it to my brother, Buster. The haunting notes of Taps echoed across that city of the dead declaring the worth of a dedicated Christian, a patriotic veteran, a faithful husband, a

loving father and grandfather, and a devoted friend, a good man. We believe that good should last forever, but it doesn’t, not in this world. But there is a place where good goes on eternally. Good comes only from a good God. Daddy is finally there in the presence of the Source of Goodness after ninety-five years, and he is whole again. A fountain of praise bursts inside and that sweet song of salvation celebrates even in this hour of grief. Day is done….gone the sun….but morning is breaking and the dawn of a new day is rising over a good man.

Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce plans Christmas in the Park Santa will arrive - possibly by train - at Fritch City Park during the Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas in the Park on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 6 p.m. Chamber members will serve cookies, hot chocolate and coffee during the event and Chamber president, Vicki Wilson, invites people to set up booths to sell their wares. Door prizes will be awarded. “If it’s cold that night,” she said, “we’ll move to the Fritch City Annex. No matter what, we’ll have a good time.” The Fritch City Annex is located at 509B W. Broadway.

The Borger News-Herald will not have a paper on Thanksgiving Day. The weekend paper will include Friday, Nov. 23, Saturday, Nov. 24, and Sunday, Nov. 25. Our offices will be closed through Monday, Nov. 26.

Living Water will be helping children like 3-year-old Alexa Gaytan (photo above) with toys for Christmas. If you’d like to participate, each child will receive a toy valued at $25. Just come by Living Water to donate!

Santa Search 2012 Attention Hutchinson County Shoppers!

Santa will be hiding in one of these stores Bennigans, Hot Shots, Morton Lumber Co., Sara’s Health Foods, Glassix, Carol Mahler (Sugar Rush) & Anytime Fitness from Monday, November 5 through Friday, December 21. He will be in a different store each week. It’s your challenge to find him and bring him to the Borger News-Herald to claim your $20 GiFt CeRtiFiCAte to any of our Santa Search Merchants! Stop in at each store and look carefully for Santa and, while you’re there, stock up on Christmas items! Santa Bucks expires January 31, 2013.

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