WEATHER: (July 15, 2021) THURSDAY – High yesterday afternoon was 90° at 5:00; this morning’s low was 68° at 7:00. KPANcast: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers this afternoon.
LOCAL: The World Health Organization reported COVID-19 deaths were up 3% from last week, with more than 55,000 fatalities reported across the globe. Cases rose last week by 10% to nearly 3 million. The uptick is correlated to the highly contagious delta variant which has been recorded in 111 countries……The Hereford Economic Development Corp. meets today in special session at 4:30 at the civic center to discuss a 9-item agenda……The Deaf Smith County Grand Jury met yesterday and indicted 10 persons to stand trial on felony charges. Charges included aggravated sexual assault, indecency with a child and felon in possession of a firearm among others……Funeral services for Jesse Zepeda, Sr., age 72, are today at 2:00 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Jesse died Sunday in Amrillo……Funeral services for Marie Stringer, age 100, are Saturday at 10:30 at First Baptist Church. Marie was a long-time Hereford resident and school teacher at Aikman Elementary for 20 years. She died July 3rd……Funeral services for Harold Brigance, age 68, are tomorrow at 10:00 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Amarillo. Harold practiced optometry in Hereford for many years. Harold died yesterday……KPAN salutes Alex Torres as the Good Neighbor of the day……We have roots where others have branches – First National Bank.
KPAN PUN: What should you call an average potato? A commen-tator!