(July 30, 2014) WEDNESDAY – High yesterday afternoon was 78 at 5:00;
this morning’s low was 65 at 7:00.
KPANcast: Summer cold front with a 30% chance of rain.
Another early-morning round of thunderstorms brought significant rain to
Deaf Smith County with a swath of over 1 inch of rain from the north edge of
Hereford stretching northwest to Simms and Walcott. Other rainfall totals
include 1.13 inch at the HISD Admin Building, 0.68 inch at Dimmitt, 0.58 at
Nazareth, 0.60 in the 800 block of Baltimore, 0.24 at Bootleg and 0.78 inch at
KPAN…….A federal appeals court in Washington has upheld the USDA
country-of-origin-labeling rules for fresh meat, turning aside a meat industry
challenge that claimed the rules are costly and provide no health benefits.
The COOL issue has been debated since 2009 when the first set of rules were
implemented……..The 20th annual Spicer Gripp Memorial Roping
kicks off tonight with a sponsors’ reception at the arena at Veterans Park,
then 4 days of competition starting tomorrow with the top pro ropers in the
nation competing for $300,000 in added money and prizes………Funeral
services are pending at Hereford Heritage for Jay Juan Chavez, age 23, who
died yesterday morning at his residence in the 700 block of
Blevins……..Funeral services for Roy Campbell, age 95, will be at 2:00
Friday at Temple Baptist Church. He was a former farmer and postman who had
lived in the Hereford area since 1947……..The 14th annual Beef
Capital of the World BBQ Cookoff will be held Saturday at Spicer Gripp with
competition in beef brisket, ribeye steaks and pork spareribs. Entry deadline
for teams is today at 679-7308 or 626-5802……..Hereford Farmers Market
opens at 4:00 this afternoon on the east edge of Dameron Park with fresh
produce from local growers, including sweet corn, squash, tomatoes, onions,
potatoes and okra……..KPAN salutes Melody Barrick as the Good Neighbor of
the Day…….Dignified, professional service at Hereford Heritage Funeral
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