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Help your local Rotary Club and the CDC celebrate World Polio Day Oct. 24

In 1980, Rotary vowed to eradicate the polio virus through global immunization. Since 1988, the disease has been eradicated in more than 120 countries. Rotary has worked with organizations like WHO, UNICEF, the CDC, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the eradication effort. Rotarians around the world have raised more than $1.6 billion towards the effort.

Will Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott win Offensive Rookie of the Year honors?

The Cowboys (4-1) are off to a fast start this year. They beat the Cincinnati Bengals 28-14 on Sunday. Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns. He leads the NFL in rushing yards so far this year. Will he win Offensive Rookie of the Year? We'd like to hear your comments.

Hackers targeting U.S. election systems. Are you worried?

Homeland Security Department officials on Friday revealed hackers are targeting U.S. voter registration systems in more than 20 states. Several social media outlets and purported news sites are using the information to question the integrity of the pending election before it's even held. Federal officials and many cyber-security experts have said it would be nearly impossible for hackers alter the election outcome due to very decentralized systems generally unconnected to the internet.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take the stage Monday evening at 8:00 p.m. CST for their first presidential debate. We'd like to get your feedback on their performance.

The nonpartisan, nonprofit Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced the formats for the three presidential and one vice presidential general election debates. Did you know the CDP is an independent organization. It is not controlled by either party or outside organization and it does not endorse, support or oppose political candidates or parties. It is governed by an independent Board of Directors, all of whom volunteer their time to serve on the CPD Board. Visit their website for more information at

Removal of the old Black Hotel, originally called "Hotel Black," moves into high gear this week

Borger's Black Hotel formally opened on Tuesday, August 30, 1927. Originally a three-story, 60 room hotel featuring fireproof building and a roof garden, the new Hotel Black, as it was called then, was heralded as "the wonder city's first metropolitan building" by the Borger Daily Herald.

Demolition of the building moves into high gear this week. What are your favorite memories of the old hotel?

The HOPE Gala is coming up on Saturday, September 24 at the Crutch Ranch

The annual American Cancer Society fundraiser is the biggest event in Hutchinson County. How excited are you and have you bought your tickets yet?

BACK TO SCHOOL: are you ready?

Area schools start back up this week. The local police remind drivers to follow school zone speed limits and watch out for children. The new school year means high school football is just around the corner too. What are your favorite memories starting a new school year?

The world's greatest athletes have all gathered in Rio to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games

The 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games officially opened Friday, April 5. Four years ago U.S. athletes won 103 medals at the Summer Olympics in London. As of Sunday, August 14, the U.S. has won 66 medals, including 26 gold medals. That number is sure to increase. What athletic feats or performances have impressed you the most? What are your favorite competitions to watch? Do you have any special memories from past Olympics you'd like to share? We'd like to hear from you.

Have you caught Pokemon GO! fever?

Pokemon GO!, the free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game is the newest hit in America. Since its release date of July 6, 2016, the game has quickly become one of the most popular smart device apps ever launched. Tell us what you like about it?

After the recent tragic shooting in Dallas, children might experience a range of emotions including fear, shock, anger, anxiety and grief. Here are some parental tips from the Mayo Clinic to help you work through such challenges.

Your child's age will affect how he or she handles the stress of a tragedy. Preschool children might become clingy or mimic your emotions. Some children may revert to wetting the bed or sucking their thumbs. The experts at the Mayo Clinic counsel parents to avoid criticizing your child for this behavior.

Elementary and early middle school children might have nightmares or other sleep problems. They might fear going to school, have attention deficit issues or become aggressive for no clear reason.