South Plains Weather Delays and Closings for the Evening of January 22 and Morning of January 23

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Benny Joe Gehardt

Benny Joe Gehardt was born in Plainview, TX on September 26, 1943 to Max and Ruby Lee (Eden) Gerhardt. He married Claire Jane (Ballard) Gehardt on January 31, 1962 in Floydada, Floyd Co., TX. She preceded him in death on July 8, 2010. Ben was a retired ...

Floydada, TX

Floydada is a city in and the county seat of Floyd County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,038 at the 2010 census. According to the Texas State Historical Association, the community of Floydada, originally named Floyd City, was established on ...

Rain Delays Floydada Pumpkin Farmers Business

FLOYDADA, TX--The recent rain has really hurt business for the Floydada pumpkin farmers. Floydada, nicknamed pumpkin capital of the nation, sends thousands of pumpkins across the United States each year. But the week of constant rainfall has delayed the ...

Floydada's citywide Punkin Days festival is Saturday

Here in Texas, we celebrate the season much in the same way our neighbors across the country do. There is good food, fellowship with friends and relatives, and festivals. This Saturday, the City of Floydada hosts its 26th annual Punkin Days festival.

Texas High School Rivalry Goes Horribly Wrong

(KCBD) The football rivalry between Lockney and Floydada, Texas high schools dates back many years. They call it the Battle of Floyd County. But on Friday night, some Lockney students took this conflict to a whole new level. Lockney held on for a 38-36 win ...

Plainview medical group to open clinic in Floydada

West Texas Family Medical of Plainview will be opening Nov. 1 in the Cogdell Clinic building in Floydada. The clinic will feature a full spectrum of family medicine. The West Texas Family Medicine of Floydada-Cogdell Clinic will open with five employees.

Push Comes to Shove Over Water Restrictions

FLOYDADA — J. O. Dawdy ...
his land would not have produced a crop. Water is a contentious issue across Texas, but tensions have been especially high in a 16-county groundwater conservation district stretching from south of Lubbock into the Panhandle ...

Floydada woman celebrates 107th birthday

FLOYDADA, TX (KCBD) - A Floydada woman celebrated her 107th birthday Thursday. Bearie Coleman was born on September 30th, 1903 in Oakwood, Texas. Oakwood is between Dallas and Houston just east of Interstate 45. Coleman married 16 years later, and moved to ...

Is the great pumpkin patch in Texas? You bet!

In fact, Floydada, Texas is the “Pumpkin Capital of the United States.” The history of pumpkins in Texas dates back to 1841 when the Santa Fe Expedition (a commercial and military expedition to secure the Republic of Texas’s claims to part of ...


Health insurance on FLOYDADA

Young adults have several options to get coverage through the insurance market.

1. Special Enrollment Periods

Find out if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period. You may be eligible for registration under the Special Enrollment Period unknowingly. If your student medical coverage you finished, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period that will allow you to purchase a health plan through the Insurance Market. You might also grant a Special Enrollment Period if you get married or porced, have a child or adopt a child, moving to another area, and not old enough to be on the safe parent or have in your life some other event eligible to do so.

2. Medicaid and CHIP

Find out how to request coverage for Medicaid and CHIP . You can enroll in Medicaid or the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at any time of year. If you qualify you can now register.

3. coverage through the health plan of the parent

You can get coverage from their parents plan until age 26, even if married, not living with their parents or dependent on them economically. After age 26, you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

4. Catastrophic Coverage

These plans are an affordable way to protect yourself from the high costs of the worst cases, such as an accident or serious illness. If you are under 30, you can purchase a catastrophic plan coverage. Served three visits per year before you have paid the deductible and certain preventive services .



Two years of community college free for responsible students in FLOYDADA

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.

The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.

The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.


In FLOYDADA: Understanding Links Between Smoking & Weight

Maybe you quit smoking to do something good for your health, and now you’ve noticed the pounds adding up on the scale. Or maybe one of the reasons you’re not quite ready to quit is that you’re afraid of gaining weight.

Here are some of the reasons why some people gain weight when they quit:

  • Smoking lowers your appetite.
    Smoking cigarettes makes you feel less hungry. So, when you quit smoking, you might feel hungrier and then eat more than you used to eat.  
  • Smoking increases your metabolism.
    Smoking cigarettes increases your metabolism, so you burn more calories. So when you stop smoking, you may burn fewer calories which can lead to weight gain. 
  • Eating can be a substitute for smoking.
    Smoking gave you something to do with your hands and something to put in your mouth. For a lot of people, food replaces cigarettes. And the more you reach for food, the more likely it is that you will gain weight.
  • Eating may soothe the feelings that smoking used to soothe.
    Maybe smoking was your go-to when you were feeling bad. When you stop smoking, you may find that you turn to eating to feel better or to deal with stress—but this can backfire and result in weight gain.

The good news is that you can take charge of your weight even while quitting smoking. Check out Forever Free for more info about smoking and weight.



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