WEATHER: (July 16, 2021) FRIDAY – High yesterday afternoon was 84° at 4:00; this morning’s low was 64° at 6:00. KPANcast: Mostly sunny and hot with a slight chance at showers this evening.
LOCAL: The Amarillo COVID-19 dashboard has reported 183 confirmed cases in Potter and Randall counties since last Thursday. There are currently 275 active cases with an increase of 117 active cases since July 8th. The Amarillo areas ICU bed utilization rate is at 53.5% as of Thursday……Herd Golf Camp is July 19-22 at John Pitman from 5:00-7:00 each day. The camp is open to incoming 1st-9th graders and cost $40. Registration is onsite prior to Monday’s start……Funeral services for Marie Stringer, age 100, are Saturday at 10:30 at First Baptist Church. She died July 3rd……Funeral services for Gerald McCathern, age 94, are tomorrow at 2:00 at Parkside Chapel. Gerald was a long-time Hereford resident, author and original Wagonmaster of the Tractorcade to Washington D.C……Funeral services for Harold Brigance, age 68, are today at 10:00 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Amarillo. Harold practiced optometry in Hereford for over thirty years……Funeral services for Wayne Schumacher, age 65, are tomorrow at 10:00 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church ……The Hereford Food Pantry is open for food pick-up and will be accepting donations today from 12:00-4:00 at 900 North Lee……KPAN salutes Bianca Gonzalez as the Good Neighbor of the day……Irrigation and electrical services from the pros at Ag Electric – “Doing more since ’94.”
KPAN PUN: What is the greatest gift Friday can give? Weekend vibes.