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National NFL TV ratings continue to decline

The Dallas Cowboys, America's team, secured a playoff spot this past weekend and probable home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. That's exciting! But TV ratings are down significantly. Why? We'd like to get reader feedback on what the NFL can do to attract more TV viewers.

How much are you planning to spend on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday?

A growing trend and holiday tradition for Americans is bargain shopping on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Both are important to the big box store chains and our local mom and pop stores.

The holiday season holds many wonderful opportunities to give back. How are you planning to give back?

America just celebrated Veterans Day with Thanksgiving and Christmas just around-the-corner. The holiday season is a perfect time to give back and make a difference in our communities.

National Sandwich Day is Thursday, November 3. What's your favorite sandwich?

From school lunches to a quick snack, the ordinary sandwich is a quick meal. Thursday is National Sandwich Day. We'd like to hear from our readers on your most memorable sandwich. What's your favorite sandwich and why? Post your comments here.

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 www.debates.org.

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?