Area News

Happy State Bank Opens New Local Locations

Happy State Bank Opens Four New Locations AMARILLO, TX – June 4, 2019 – Furthering its footprint in the Texas Panhandle, Happy State Bank is opening locations in Matador, Memphis, Turkey, and White Deer on June 10. Happy State Bank has successfully acquired these locations from First Bank & Trust of Seymour, Texas, following an…

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Joe Melton “Buzz” Thacker

Joe Melton “Buzz” Thacker Joe Melton “Buzz” Thacker, age 92, passed into glory Tuesday, May 14, 2019 and joined his childhood sweetheart, LaVoe “Bodie” Mitchell Thacker in heaven. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Matador Church of Christ with Mike Crowley officiating. Interment will follow at the…

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Lanie Barton

Lanie Barton      Lanie Barton, 40, of Magnolia, AR passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at her residence.      Lanie was born August 22, 1978 in Little Rock, AR. Lanie was a friend to everyone. She loved animals, art, her family, and friends.      She was preceded in death by her father Randy Don…

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William Arnold Johnson

William Arnold Johnson William Arnold Johnson, 89, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019.  Funeral services were held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Faith Fellowship Church in Matador, Texas.  Interment followed at the Flomot Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral of Quitaque. Arnold was born May 6,…

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Mary Ellen “Dude” Barton

Mary Ellen “Dude” Barton    Mary Ellen “Dude” Barton age 95, slipped away on May 10, 2019 in Matador, Texas. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Matador with her great nephew officiating Danny Jones. Arrangements are under the personal care of…

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Rodger Wayne Evans

Rodger Wayne Evans Rodger Evans, age 76, of Matador TX was delivered into the arms of his savior on Tuesday April 23,2019. His last days were spent surrounded by family and friends, and he passed peacefully after battling illness and hospitalization for the last couple of months.  His family will welcome visitors on Saturday April…

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Jeffrey Mark Butler

Jeffrey Mark Butler             Jeffrey Mark Butler, age 36, of Turkey, Texas, passed away on April 18, 2019.  A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Church of Christ in Turkey.  Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Moore-Rose Funeral…

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6th Annual Festival of Tables for Crossview Christian Camp

The Festival of Tables is an annual fundraiser, the proceeds of which go straight into fulfilling their mission. Crossview raises over $100,000 each year to send at-risk kids to camp. Some of their funds come from grants, but 70% comes from individuals. This year’s Festival of Tables was themed “Cherish the Classics.” Twenty-four beautifully decorated…

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Valley and Silverton Little League Schedules

Little League Schedule (Silverton and Valley Teams that are playing in Floydada League)   T-Ball Sat. April 6: 12:30pm – Navy vs. Silverton @ Floydada Sat. April 6: 2pm – Opening Ceremonies @ Floydada Sat. April 6: 2:30pm – Blue vs. Valley @ Floydada Thurs. April 11: 6pm – Silverton vs. Valley @ Silverton Tues.…

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Debuts “Under the Texas Sky” Podcast

We are of nature and it is in us. That’s the premise of a new long-format audio podcast from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department called Under the Texas Sky. Former KUT-FM Austin (NPR) host and current Passport to Texas radio series producer Cecilia Nasti is “audio sherpa” of the new podcast, which presents stories about nature and…

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