WEATHER: (December 22, 2014) MONDAY – High yesterday afternoon was 63 at 4:00; this morning’s low was 36 at 7:30. KPANcast: Breezy and cooler today, then a 60% chance of rain and snow showers overnight.


LOCAL: Deaf Smith County commissioners are meeting today to discuss a 7-item agenda, including an audit of county financial records and the purchase of a vehicle for the juvenile probation department………Hereford Regional Medical Center is under new leadership, after administrator Nathan Flood left Wednesday and chief financial officer Greg Reinart took over as acting CEO. Flood will remain on hospital payroll through February 28 and will act as a consultant. Meanwhile, attorneys are investigating whether a Tuesday meeting involving some members of the Deaf Smith Hospital District board and Greg Reinart was a violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act. The apparent subject of the meeting was a dispute over personnel and policy issues between board members and Nathan Flood……… Funeral services for Bill Shore, age 85, are at 10:00 today at Hereford Heritage Funeral Chapel with burial at West Park Cemetery……..Funeral services for Rosalee McGowan, age 93, are at 1:30 today at First United Methodist Church……Graveside services for Charlie Frye, age 67, are at 1:00 today at West Park Cemetery…….First National Bank is holding a 15-year anniversary celebration and Christmas open house until 4:30 today at its two Hereford locations downtown and North 385……..A cold front and Pacific storm system will bring colder weather and a chance of light rain and snow tonight…….KPAN salutes Joe Perrin as the Good Neighbor of the Day……..Get your vehicle winter-proofed with help from the certified technicians at Terry’s Automotive.


KPAN PUN: Santa’s sleigh jingles too much. He will never win the No Bell Prize.




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