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WEATHER: (January 19, 2023) THURSDAY – High yesterday was 53° at 3:00; 

this morning’s low was 18° at 7:00. KPANcast: High near 50° with almost 

non-existent southwest winds.

LOCAL: The 2023 Panhandle Ag Producers Summit is set for this evening at 

6:00 at the Hereford Civic Center. The meeting will focus on the 

economic outlook, legislative outlook and weather outlook for the 

upcoming year. Key-note speakers include Steelee Fishbacher of Tx Wheat 

Producers, Laramie Adams who is the National Legislative Director for Tx 

Farm Bureau and Mike Gittinger with the National Weather Service office 

in Amarillo. U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson is also slated to attend the 

meeting. It’s free to Panhandle producers and includes 

dinner……Congressman Jackson was recently named to the House Agriculture 

Committee, and will play an integral role in drafting the new Farm 

Bill……Funeral services for Edwin “Dempsey” Alexander, age 93, are 

Saturday at 2:00 at the First Methodist Church of Hereford. Dempsey was 

a longtime Hereford resident and was a coach and educator. Viewing is 

tomorrow from 12:00-8:00 at Parkside Chapel Funeral Home. He died last 

Thursday in San Antonio……Winter weather is set to impact at least 

portions of the Panhandle this weekend. Cooler temps and a wintry-mix of 

precipitation are slated for the Hereford area, while the northwestern 

Panhandle could see up to 4 inches of snow. Another winter system will 

approach the area to start next week……KPAN salutes Karen and Lance 

Martin as the Good Neighbors of the Day……We have roots where others have 

branches – First National Bank.

KPAN PUN: What farm animal keeps the best time? A watch dog!

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