This And That – April 28


Plainview’s Lemonade Day is set for May 8. Contact the Plainview Chamber of Commerce for information.

 

Covenant Health will host its eighth annual Child Abuse Conference on April 30. The event will include presentations about child abuse, sex trafficking and addictive behaviors. The virtual conference is set for 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Social workers, nurses, emergency medicine technicians and law enforcement officials who attend could be eligible for continuing education credits. The event will be streamed virtually but it’s also open to in-person attendance. Those interested can attend by visiting https://cvent.me/ov92m8.



 

Rock legends Foreigner will perform at The Buddy Holly Hall on Aug. 4. Tickets go on sale on April 23 at 10 a.m. Prices start at $49.50. VIP packages are available at foreigneronline.com. Tickets can be purchased at The Buddy Holly Hall Box Office at 1300 Mac Davis Lane or by visiting buddyhollyhall.com, pepperentertainment.com, outbackpresents.com or by calling (806)729-8339.


 

United Supermarket locations offer COVID-19 vaccines at their pharmacies. All Texans 18 and older are now eligible to receive a vaccine. Those interested can visit https://www.theunitedfamily.com/appointment to set an appointment. Type your ZIP code into the box on the website and a list of pharmacy locations with available doses will be available. Appointments can be made by calling (866)277-2843.

 

Covenant Health locations now allows up to two visitors per non-COVID patient every 24 hours. Visitation is still restricted to people 18 and older.

 

The American Cultural Exchange Service is currently seeking host families for foreign exchange students for the 2021-2022 school year. The program, which is a non-profit educational organization designed by the United States Department of State, arranges for places to stay for the school year for students from Japan, Korea, South America, Asia and Europe. Students are expected to arrive in August. Eligible hosts include married couples, single adults or widowed or divorced individuals. Those interested can call Kevin at (806)335-5857, call 1(800)661-2237 or visit www.exploretheworld.org.

 

Plainview High School is trying to update the veteran’s wall with names of veterans that have graduated from PHS. Those interested can email kelly.shackelford@plainviewisd.org. Necessary information includes name, year graduated and branch of service. 

 

The three-day Mark Marley’s GO BIG or GO HOME event is slated for May 14-16 at Runningwater Draw Park in Plainview, which is located at 3400 W. 4th St. The event traditionally includes cook-offs, live music and entertainment for all ages.

 

The Texas Tuition Promise Fund will host information webinars over the next several weeks to provide an overview of the fund and on different tuition units, redemption values and payment options. Information about matching scholarships and tuition unit grants through the Texas Match the Promise Foundation will also be shared. Those interested can sign up for the webinars at https://www.texastuitionpromisefund.com/events/. Questions can be emailed to TuitionPromise@cpa.texas.gov. Information is also available at TuitionPromise.org or by calling (800)445-4723, option 5. Webinars are scheduled as follows: May 12, noon-1:30 p.m.; May 26, 6-7:30 p.m.; June 9, noon-1:30 p.m.; June 23, 6-7:30 p.m.; July 7, noon-1:30 p.m.; and July 21, 6-7:30 p.m.

 

The Motivation, Education & Training, Inc. is asking for donations of long-sleeve shirts for farmworkers. The drive, which is put on by the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, is an effort to collect these shirts to help reduce exposure to pesticides and heat-related illnesses. Donations can be dropped off at Plainview MET, 927 Broadway. Those interested can also call Rachel Salazar at (806)293-4457 or (806)494-2050 or reach out via email to salazar@metinc.org for additional information.

 

The local grandmother of a burglary victim has started a love fund at Happy State Bank to help ease the financial strain of replacing items he’s lost. The victim is a father of two and an Army veteran whose property has been burglarized twice. Those interested can ask to donate to the Shawn Lynn Jones love fund through any Happy State Bank location.

 

Organizers are working to plan the 2021 Plainview High School All-School Reunion. The date is set for July 17. The event will start with a welcome at the Plainview Civic Center and Country Club from 8-10 a.m. on July 17. A tour of the high school is scheduled for 1 p.m. followed by an Alumni Memorial Service at the PHS Library at 2 p.m. The day will end with an All-School Mixer at the country club from 7-11 p.m. There will be light snacks and a cash bar. The cost to attend is $25. Those interested can register online phsbulldogsforever.myevent.com. Registration can also be sent in via direct mail to PHS All School Reunion, P.O. Box 1298, Plainview, TX, 79073. Memorial Book information can be sent to the same address or emailed to Glenda Lancaster at eatoncraig@nts-online.net. Any excess funds from the event will go toward the Plainview Ex-Students Association scholarships, which are awarded annually. Those interested can send scholarship donations to the same address. Registration deadline for the event is set for July 1.

 

A group of local volunteers want help marking veterans’ graves in Plainview cemeteries. The group plans to disburse flags to the graves of veterans on Memorial Day weekend. The volunteers will be available the weekend prior to Memorial Day to help mark graves. Those interested in having a loved one recognized can use the provided markers free of charge.

 

A group of volunteers wants to find someone to keep track of veterans laid to rest across Plainview cemeteries.

 

Unger Memorial Library is open again. The regular hours are set for Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The library is also now accepting book donations again. Those with donations can bring the books to the back door of the library on the west side, ring the top bell and bring them in. The donations will go to Friends of the Library for the book sale in May. Any unused donations will be passed to another library if they can’t be used in the sale.

 

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Lubbock will offer four Auxin Specific Certification Trainings in coming months. The online trainings are scheduled for May 14, which is a Friday. The hour-long training will start at 9 a.m. and will be CEU eligible. Those interested can register and find out additional information at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/organizationListings/209.

 

The Plains Art Association has resumed its monthly meetings. The group will meet on the first Monday of each month through May. Meetings will start at 7 p.m. and are expected to last an hour. It’s open to anyone. People under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Meetings are scheduled as follows: May 3 – The meeting will be at the Abraham Art Gallery in the basement of the library/learning center at the WBU campus. This meeting will include a review of details of the upcoming 60th Annual Juried PAA Show.

 

The Floyd County Country Christmas Ball…



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