Health

Covenant Health to acquire West Texas Family Medicine, including Floydada clinic

STAFF REPORTS Covenant Health Plainview has announced the acquisition of the Plainview-based West Texas Family Medicine, which operates clinics in Floydada and Hale Center, effective Monday, April 19, 2021. “Acquiring West Texas Family Medicine clinics will have a great impact on our community and the surrounding communities that we serve,” said Covenant Health Plainview CEO…

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Older adult health and the benefits of physical activity

By Lizabeth Gresham Potter County Extension Agent Family and Community Health— The new year is here and many of us will be excited to start a healthy living goal. Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Everyone can experience the health benefits of physical activity –…

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Floyd County COVID-19 report

As of Friday, Jan. 15, Floyd County officials have reported 280 total cases (+1)3 with 244 cases (+13) reported as recovered.  Floyd County has 17 active cases (-1) and has had 19 deaths (+2) and one unknown status.   CASE #280: UNKNOWN – Male 70. Deceased. CASE #279: UNKNOWN – Male 70-79 years of age.…

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Heater safety

By Ryan Bowman— Summer and fall have faded in to a blur, and winter is in full swing across the Texas plains. While most imagine scorching heat, dusty plains, tumbleweeds and record high temperatures, winters across the Texas plains are among some of the coldest reported in the country. According to Amarillo.com, the town of…

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COVID-19 vaccine now available at Payne Pharmacy

By Yelena Serrato/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA—Payne Pharmacy has officially received their first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to administer to the community. Payne Pharmacy has worked tirelessly over the last 90 days preparing to provide the vaccine to local customers. According to owner Denice Payne, the pharmacy will administer the vaccine according to CDC protocols…

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COVID-19 vaccine expected to arrive at Payne Pharmacy

Yelena Serrato /The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA – Payne Pharmacy in Floydada will receive the COVID-19 vaccine this month, according to Denise Payne, owner of Payne Pharmacy. “However, the exact date is not known at this time,” she said. Payne stated the Texas Department of Health and Human Services will notify her when the vaccine is scheduled…

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Floyd County COVID-19 report

As of Wednesday, Dec. 30, Floyd County officials have reported 248 total cases (+3) with 224 cases (+10) reported as recovered.  Floyd County has 6 active cases (-10) and has had 17 deaths (+2). CASE #248: UNKNOWN – Female 50-59 years of age. Recovered. CASE #247: UNKNOWN – Male 50-59 years of age. Recovered. CASE…

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Be prepared for winter weather

By DPS— AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to remind Texans to make preparations now for potentially hazardous weather still to come this season. “Weather in Texas can be hazardous and unpredictable,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “It’s important to be prepared for winter weather and take steps now to ensure…

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