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Ryan Culwell’s “Red River” Shows the Real Texas Panhandle


Boone Pickens‘ house on a 68,000-acre ranch. Thirty more miles and you’ll be in Pampa, Texas, where Woody Guthrie experienced the Dust Bowl, and my grandpa taught math. “I worked with Amarillo, Texas, native Ben Rollins because I needed a director ...

New Tractor Supply Company store planned for Pampa


BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that construction is underway on a new location in Pampa, the Company’s 155th location in Texas. The Pampa Tractor Supply ...

James Louis Fitzgerald


He was born in Pampa, Texas on April 13, 1925, the son of the late James and Estella (O’Neal) Fitzgerald. James retired from the U.S. Navy and received five Navy Good Conduct Awards, The American Campaign Medal, The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ...

UPATE: Xcel Customers Power Restored


AMARILLO -- The Xcel is reporting outages throughout Texas and New Mexico. There are currently outages in Clovis, Plainview, and Pampa affecting around 142 residents. Xcel Officials say that crews are out and looking to restore power soon. It’s possible ...

Doris Haynes


brothers, Ronny Smith and wife Gail of Pampa, Texas, and Monroe Smith of Arlington, TX; grandchildren, Michael Shanks and wife Alicia, Ashley Brookshire and husband T.J., and Kaden, Tanner, and Keaton Haynes; one great-grandchild, Jaxen Shanks; and special ...

Cleta Wynona Lee


Cleta graduated high school at Wainwright. After graduation she went to Pampa, Texas to live with an aunt and work. She had a cousin her age at Wheeler and he had a best friend named Eldon Lee. Cleta and Eldon married on December 25, 1947. They lived in ...

Event Raises Money for Family of Police Officer Shot in the Line of Duty


PAMPA, TX -- The Amarillo Bulls will honor Pampa Police Sergeant Houston Lee Gass, 36, with an event called Back the Badge on the night of January 31 as the Bulls play Rio Grande Valley. Gass was shot and seriously wounded on January 6 during an armed ...

Kirk Huxall Vann


He was raised in Commerce, Okla. at the time when the hometown hero was Mickey Mantle. He later moved to Pampa, Texas and then to Coffeyville, Kan. where he graduated from high school. He attended the University of Kansas and graduated with an Engineering ...

Wreck near Pampa sends father and 3 year old son to hospital


Pampa, TX - A wreck west of Pampa sends a 3 year old to the hospital with life threatening injuries. Around 5:30 Thursday afternoon a truck was traveling westbound on U.S. 60 when it stopped before going over railroad tracks. A vehicle directly behind the ...

Pampa man arrested for intoxicated manslaughter - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports


AMARILLO - Two people are under arrest after an unusual car theft that ended in a police chase. Pampa, TX - Pampa man booked into the Gray County Jail for Intoxicated Manslaughter. Pampa, TX - Pampa man booked into the Gray County Jail for Intoxicated ...




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Capital to small businesses and entrepreneurs in PAMPA

The U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) today released a new Quarterly Report detailing how the program continues to help small businesses grow and create jobs. Since the beginning of the program, the Treasury Department has disbursed more than $1.1 billion to participating states.

“Through the State Small Business Credit Initiative, the Treasury Department, states, and private sector lenders and investors are supporting small businesses and creating a lasting impact on the economy,” said Clifton Kellogg, Director of the SSBCI program. “More than $1 billion in State Small Business Credit Initiative funds have been distributed, making a real difference at the local level. Because of these funds, businesses have been able to buy new equipment, expand their facilities, and hire workers.”

Small businesses and entrepreneurs need capital to build their businesses, and SSBCI is designed to help spur new private sector lending or investment in small companies by leveraging private capital along with the federal support offered by the program. Through SSBCI, the Treasury Department will award nearly $1.5 billion to state programs across the country that support small businesses, including small manufacturers. SSBCI funding is not repaid by participating states to the federal government. Instead, to help even more small businesses, repaid loans and investments remain with participating states to be redeployed locally. The SSBCI Quarterly Report shows that as of September 2014, participating states have recycled more than $60 million to support additional investments.

States have made considerable progress in deploying these funds to support economic growth locally. The states that have deployed the most SSBCI funds by percentage of allocation include: North Dakota (Mandan Consortium), Idaho, Arkansas, Colorado, Montana, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Michigan, Kansas, and Alabama. The states that have deployed the most SSBCI funds by dollar amount include: California, Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Alabama, North Carolina, Texas, New York, Ohio, and Georgia.

SSBCI was created when President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act on September 27, 2010. The Treasury Department awarded allocations to all fifty states by early 2012, based on a formula set by the Small Business Jobs Act that considered population and unemployment levels. Each state designs its own small business programs, and five types of programs are eligible for SSBCI funds: Capital Access Programs, Loan Guarantee Programs, Loan Participation Programs, Collateral Support Programs, and Venture Capital Programs. In the SSBCI 2013 Annual Report business owners reported that more than 95,000 jobs will be created or saved as a direct result of SSBCI support. [23]



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GET YOUR MEDICARE READY FOR 2015 IN PAMPA

Do you make resolutions for the new year? Here are some easy ones you can keep that will help get you ready for 2015:

1. Check to see that you have the right insurance card to use when you go to the doctor in 2015. Did you change your health or drug plan during Medicare Open Enrollment? If you did and you haven’t received your new card or welcome packet by January 1st, contact your plan for help. If you need to fill a prescription right away, find out how to fill a prescription without your card.

If you changed from a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) back to Original Medicare, use your red, white, and blue Medicare card when you go to the doctor. Get a new card if you lost or damaged yours, or need to update your information.

2. Budget for next year’s Medicare Part B deductible.

Remember, if you have Medicare Part B and you’re in Original Medicare, you’ll have to meet your deductible before your Medicare coverage pays for services and supplies. Next year, the Medicare Part B deductible will be $147, the same as it was in 2014. Plan your health care budget to account for the increased cost of doctor visits for the time that it will take to cover your deductible. Find out more about Medicare costs in 2015.

3.  Schedule appointments to get any preventive tests or screenings.

Medicare covers all sorts of preventive services to keep you healthy and screenings to check for health problems, and many are covered each year at no cost to you. Ask your doctor when you should schedule your wellness visit and other screenings. You can also use MyMedicare.gov to track your visits and make a calendar of preventive services.

Talk to your doctor about these covered preventive services to find out what’s right for your health needs.

4. Make sure your drug or health plan meet your needs.

If not, Medicare has a way for you to get the coverage you want instead of having to wait for the next Open Enrollment. At any time during the year, you can switch to a Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan that has a 5-star rating.

Plan ratings are based on member surveys, information from doctors and health care providers, and other sources. The plan ratings are scores that show the quality and performance of the plan, on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 being the highest rated plans.

You can make this change once per calendar year. Find 5-star health and drug plans in your area.

Remember to check www.medicare.gov for the latest Medicare news and information, and have a happy and healthy new year!

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6 Tips for Managing Portion Size

Eating healthy is about enjoying your food while also managing portion size. Most people eat and drink more than their bodies need especially when they are served larger portions. So, choosing smaller portions to begin with is important for maintaining your overall health and well-being.

Here are some tips to help you manage your portion size:

  1. Measure out 1 cup, 1/2 cup, or 1 ounce of some different foods onto the bowls, glasses, cups, and plates you usually use to see what these portion sizes look like on them.
    Remember:
    • 1/2 cup = light bulb
    • 1 cup = baseball
    • 1 oz. or 2 tbsp. = golf ball
    • 3 oz. of chicken or meat = deck of cards
    • 3 oz. fish = checkbook
  2. Eat you meals on a smaller plate. The smaller your plate, the smaller your portion.
  3. Finished your plate but think you’re still hungry? Wait 10 minutes before going back for seconds. You might not want them after all. If you do go back for seconds, aim for the same balance you had with your first serving and start with veggies.
  4. When ordering at a restaurant, ask for a take-home container as soon as your meal comes. Put half of the meal in the take-home container so you’re sure to let your stomach—instead of your eyes—be your guide. Or share the meal with a dining companion. Many restaurants offer a smaller or “appetizer size” of entrees, so when a smaller portion is available, go for it!
  5. Buy or portion out treats and snacks in small, single-serving bags or packages.
  6. Check out the food label for serving size info

Try This: Small changes like these can make a big difference. Commit to making at least one change to reduce your portion sizes this week.

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