This and That – May 5

The Plainview-Hale County Health Department will now host Moderna COVID-19 vaccination clinics every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. The Health Department is located at 111 E. 10th Street. Appointments are recommended and can be made by calling (806)291-1201 or by visiting www.plainviewtx.org. Clinics will continue as vaccinations are available. Anyone 18 years or older is eligible to receive this two-vaccine series in Texas. Call the Health Department for additional information, (806)293-1359. 

Unger Memorial Library will host books sales each Thursday through May. The first sale is May 6 and it’s for Friends of the Library members only. Those without a membership can purchase one. The cost is $5 per individual, $10 per family or $20 per business. The rest of the scheduled book sales on May 13, 20 and 27 are open to the public. All sales will be from noon-6 p.m. Paperback books will cost $0.25 and hardback books will be $0.50. The library is located at 825 N. Austin. Call (806)296-1148 for additional information.

 


The City of Plainview’s Code Enforcement team will sweep the city for code enforcement violations throughout the month of May. The weeps will start in the neighborhoods of Ennis and Joliet from 11th to Southwest 3rd Streets. Property owners and renters will receive letters prior to the sweeps to allow citizens to fix any violations prior to evaluations.

 

The city will also have roll-off dumpsters available through May 14 at the following locations: 7th and Joliet, 9th and Utica, and Little Thomas Park (101 Aileen). The dumpsters can be used for furniture, tree limbs, appliances and unwanted household items. Items not accepted include: electronic waste; flammable, corrosive, toxic, explosive or hazardous materials; oil; items with Freon; batteries; construction debris; liquids like paint; and air conditioners.

 

The next 2nd Saturday celebration is set for May 8. The day’s theme is “Pop Up” Party and will include pop up shops of a handful of non-Plainview-based businesses. Grinnery Photo Booth, Frios Gourmet Pops, Stock Style Shop and Kerri’s Fresh Flowers will be present to participate. The recycle center will also be open that day from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

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

 

The National Ranching Heritage Center will host the eighth annual Summer Stampede Art and Gear Show on June 5 from 6-11 p.m. The show includes 31 artists and craftsmen. Tickets can be purchased by calling (806)834-0469 or by visiting ranchingheritage.org/stampede. The deadline to purchase tickets is May 28. The cost is $75 for Ranching Heritage Association members, $100 for members of the general public and $1,500 for a table of eight under the tent.

 

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 is set for July 17 at the Floyd County Friends Unity Center. The event, which benefits volunteer fire departments in Floydada and Lockney, was rescheduled from December as a result of local COVID-19 activity.

 

The American Legion chapter is seeking input from local veterans to decide whether or not the Hale Center post should be revived. Those interested in sharing input can call Lewis Field, district coordinator, at (806)463-4988.

 

The Plainview CARES grant program, a partnership between the City of Plainview, Plainview/Hale County EDC, Plainview Chamber of Commerce and the South Plains Association Governments, has grant funds available for local businesses affected by COVID-19. The grant amounts ranged from $2,500 to $20,000 with the stipulation that they be used for PPE, hand sanitizer, masks, overhead operations, payroll, rent, utilities, inventory and/or other necessary operations costs. Businesses must be in operation for at least one year, must show the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic has posed for the company and they must be located within Plainview city limits.

 

It’s more than a year away but tickets are set to go on sale next week for the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas live performance set for Dec. 29, 2021 at The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences in Lubbock. Tickets range in price from $55 to $80 plus taxes and fees. They can be purchased online at buddyhollyhall.com and at The Buddy Holly Hall Box Office by calling (806)729-8339.

 

Hale County farmers and landowners that need areas sprayed by the Noxious Weed Control District should either visit the board’s website at halecountynoxiousweeds.com or contact Lewis Senter, board supervisor, at 806-292-4750.

 

Show your patriotism by having a U.S. flag displayed outside your home or business on eight holidays throughout the year with the Kiwanis Club’s flag program! The club works with PHS Band Boosters, PHS Jr. Navy ROTC, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Elks Lodge. Proceeds benefit local scholarships. Cost is $40. Make checks payable to the Plainview Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 684, Plainview, Texas 79073.

 

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