WEATHER: (July 31, 2015) FRIDAY – High yesterday afternoon was 84 at 5:00; this morning’s low was 66 at 7:30. KPANcast: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Heavy rain possible.

 

LOCAL: Thunderstorms drifted east from New Mexico early today and produced heavy rain in western Deaf Smith County, with 2˝ inches of rain southwest of Bootleg along the Parmer County line, 1.90 at Walcott, 1.80 at The Tree northwest of Bootleg, 1.83 at Adrian, 0.67 at Bootleg Corner, 0.48 at Vega and 0.52 inch near the flour mill north of Dawn. Heavy downpours where thunderstorms develop will be possible through Saturday night……..The 21st annual Spicer Gripp Memorial Roping continues through Sunday at the arena at Veterans Park, with three rounds of steer roping this morning and two rounds of ladies breakaway roping starting at 1:00pm. Pro calf roping is Saturday morning and pro team roping is Sunday morning, with the short-go final rounds in each event Sunday afternoon. SG has payout and prizes of $325,000….….Other events include rodeo dances tonight and Saturday at 9:00 and the 15th annual BCOW BBQ Cookoff Saturday………Retail gasoline prices in Texas dropped a nickel a gallon this week to a statewide average of $2.48, with prices nationwide at $2.67. Prices in Hereford range from $2.16 to 2.35 a gallon……....Funeral services for Eresmila Olivo, age 68, will be at 10:00 Saturday at Calvary Family Church. She was a longtime resident who died Wednesday in Hereford……..KPAN salutes Lydia Vallejo as the Good Neighbor of the Day……..Compassion beyond compare at Hereford Nursing and Rehabilitation.

 

KPAN PUN: Lord, grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the friends to post my bail when I finally snap.

 

 

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