WEATHER: (April 19, 2014) SATURDAY – High yesterday afternoon was 73 at 4:00 with south wind to 30 mph; this morning’s low was 50 at 7:00. KPANcast: A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms.


LOCAL: The Hereford Whitefaces put up 2 runs in the top of the 7th inning Friday to take a 2-1 victory over Plainview in District 4-4A baseball. The Herd had 8 hits in the game, including a triple by Matt Zamora. It was the first district baseball win for the Whitefaces, who are 1-10 in district, 8-18 for the season……..Plainview defeated Hereford 15-3 Thursday at Whiteface Field to clinch the 4th and final playoff spot from 4-4A........A vigorous Pacific storm system is working toward the Panhandle from Baja California today, and will bring rain chances to the area through Sunday evening. Although precip amounts are forecast to be light, thunderstorms that do develop could be marginally severe on the south edge of the Panhandle……..Funeral services for Billie Jo Hopson, age 82, are at 10:00 this morning at LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw Coulter Chapel in Amarillo. She was a former longtime Hereford resident who died Tuesday; she was a 1949 graduate of Hereford High and a retired employee of Sugarland Feedyard…….. Funeral mass for Leo Witkowski, age 100, is at 10:00 Monday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. He was a Deaf Smith County resident since 1961 who died Wednesday. Leo was a retired farmer and longtime agriculture advocate.……..Funeral mass for David Diaz, age 85, is at 2:00 Tuesday at San Jose Catholic Church. He was a retired employee of Holly Sugar who died Thursday; he had lived in Hereford since 1965……..A diabetes and breast cancer awareness event is Tuesday 6:00-8:00 at Hereford Community Center. It is free and open to everyone; reservations should be made at 364-4445.


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