Doing some spring cleaning? Unger Memorial Library accepts donations of books and magazines all year. Bring your items to the library at 825 Austin St., Monday through Friday. For more information call 296-1148.
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 $30. Make checks payable to the Plainview Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 684, Plainview, Texas 79073.
The South Plains AA Group meets at 803 S. Columbia in Plainview. A Big Book Study (open meeting) is held from 6-7 p.m. Monday. Closed meetings are held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Sunday.
Office hours for the Hale County Veterans Service Office, staffed by Karla Glowicki, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The office is at 111 W. Sixth, in the northwest corner of the Courthouse Annex. Call 806-291-5301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fitness for Life, a program of Paragon Healthcare, offers a fitness class for senior adults at Covenant Hospital every Monday from 10-10:45 a.m. on the fourth floor. The class is free of charge and is open to all ability levels, including those with walkers and wheelchairs.
Free ESL classes are held Monday through Thursday at The Hale County Literacy Council. Contact 806-293-6186 for more information.
Covenant Health Plainview hosts the cancer survivors prayer support group “We Fight to Live” from 7-8 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month in Room B. The sessions will consist of a monthly topic and presenter, and a structured segment, allowing time for group sharing. The support group is open to those with a cancer diagnosis and anyone affected by their diagnosis. The group is led by Andrea Ingram, a cancer survivor, as well as Sherry Wall, hospital mission services. There is no charge for the group. For more information contact Andrea Ingram at 806-293-7614 or Sherry Wall at 806-291-3364.
The Salvation Army of Plainview is serves hot meals and offers hot showers Monday through Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Center of Hope, The Salvation Army community center. The center is located at 201 Ash. There are no cost, income, family size or age restrictions. Those interested in helping The Salvation Army of Plainview can email email@example.com or call (806) 296-6375.
Unger Memorial Library card holders now have access to more digital content. The library joined the West Texas Digital Consortium, which is a partnership between more than 15 libraries in the region. The partnership means card holders can have access to digital content at those other libraries as well as the content at Unger Memorial Library. Those interested in registering for a library card can do so at the library at 825 Austin St. Visit www.plainviewtx.org, call (806) 296-1149 or visit the library for additional information. The library is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. It’s also open Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Plainview Dance Club hosts dances at First Christian Church in Plainview once a week. Dances are Mondays from 7-9:30 p.m. at the third church off the east service road of Interstate 27. Snacks and live entertainment is available for those interested in joining in dancing and fellowship. No smoking and/or drinking permitted. The event is open to everyone. The entry fee is $5 for members, $7 for nonmembers or $10 for a yearlong membership.
The Hale County Literacy Council and the RADAR Foundations, Inc. will offer a Sensory Friendly Reading Night once a month. The reading nights will be at Pastor’s Class, corner of Seventh St. and Broadway. Subsequent reading nights are set for the second Monday of every month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Locations could change. The reading nights will be catered to individuals with sensory needs.
The 9th and Columbia Church of Christ will now offer community suppers once a month. The suppers will be every second Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 808 N. Columbia St. For additional information, call (806) 293-2616.
The United States Census Bureau is looking for individuals to join its team. The Census Bureau needs individuals to fill supervisor positions and lister positions from Plainview and the surrounding areas. The positions offer flexible hours, weekly pay and paid training. The job covers mileage for 58 cents per mile. Those interested can apply at 2020census.gov/jobs or call 1(855)JOB-2020.
The Hale on Wheels Cycling Event is set for Sept. 21.
City code enforcement sweeps are set for Sept. 16-20 in the Westgate and Westridge neighborhoods.
The Literary Lunch Bunch will meet Nov. 5 at noon at Wayland Baptist University’s Education Building, Room 104. Selections include: “Furious Hours” by Casey Cep; “Summer of 69” by Elin Hildenbrand; “Bonfire of the Vanities” by Tom Wolfe; and “Christmas Bells” by Jennifer Chiavernini. All are welcome. Read one book or all and join in the discussion.
Enactus Wayland Baptist University is preparing for the Plainview Holiday Home Tours set for Nov. 16 from 1-5 p.m. The tours will lead participants through six Plainview homes decorated for the holidays. Tickets cost $20 in advance. The tours are for people 12-years-old and over. Tickets will go on sale Oct. 28.
Plainview High School will offer a Fall Driver Education morning course through October. Students interested in in the course must register by 4 p.m. on Sept. 23. A $250 cash only payment is required to register. The class will start Oct. 1 and run through Nov. 1. Participants will meet Monday-Friday from 6:30-8 a.m. Requirements include full attendance for the course, copy of birth certificate and a verification of enrollment, which is provided by the school.
Wayland Baptist University is once again set to host the Focus on YOUR Health series. The sessions, which are held the second Monday of every month in the Laney Center room 208 on the campus of Wayland Baptist University, will run from 6 to 7 p.m. The series will include short, interactive session will help educate the participant by providing hands-on stations to practice. The sessions are free to attend and open to all Wayland faculty/staff, students and members of the community. The other session tops will be:
Oct. 14 â€“ Concussion: signs, symptoms and treatment options
Nov. 11 â€“ Understanding Sexual Misconduct â€“ facts about the matter
Dec. 9 â€“ Alcohol, Cigarettes/Vaping â€“ know the risks
Jan. 13 â€“ Sleep Deprivation â€“ latest research
Feb. 10 â€“ Marijuana, Cannabis and CBD Oil â€“ basic information
March 9 â€“ Ketogenic and Intermittent Fasting â€“ two popular diets
April 13 â€“ Spring Cleaning…is good for your Health! â€“ tips to get organized
May 11 â€“ Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies â€“ recognizing the symptoms
Petersburg will celebrate its annual Petersburg Day celebration on Sept. 28. The celebration is set to happen at the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. This year’s theme is “Petersburg â€“ We are outstanding in our field.”
Covenant Health Plainview, RHN Medical and Dental Group, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas and Abundant Grace Church are all set to host the third annual Health and Resource Fair on Oct. 5. The fair will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Abundant Life Church, 1011 N. Interstate 27. So far, the free event has 28 participating vendors. Covenant Health Plainview is also set to provide free diabetes screenings, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings.
The National Ranching Heritage Center will host a Fall Walk Through The Ranch to benefit the Southwest Parkinson Society. The event will be Oct. 12 with registration at the door set to begin at 10 a.m. You can also register ahead of time at wsparkinson.org. Those interested in learning more about the event â€“ which will feature food, a live band, miniature horses and games â€“ are encouraged to call (806)725-0941 or (806)725-0942.
The Hale On Wheels cycling event is set for Saturday.
The deadline to participate on the city’s Census Complete Count Committee is Sept. 30. The committee’s purpose is to encourage and reach out to people to get an accurate count for the 2020 census. Those interested in joining and/or learning more can contact Belinda Hinojosa at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (806)296-1100.
The Never Surrender MS Support Group is set to meet the first Monday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ, 808 North Columbia St. The meeting location could change to a local restaurant. Those interested in learning additional information or joining the group are encouraged to contact Casandra at (806)983-1862 or via email at email@example.com.
The local MS chapter will host an event called You and Your MS Fingerprint. The event is set for Sept. 26 at the Cotton Patch CafÃ©, 3314 Olton Road, Ste. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Mirla Avila is set to be the speaker. Those interested in attending this event or learning more can visit reevaluateMS.com or call (877)895-1136. Registration is limited to two people per RSVP. A photo ID may be requested to enter the event.
Friends of the Unger Memorial Library have begun a “Buy A Shelf” fundraiser to help the library purchase shelves for more books. Those interested can donate $45 to purchase a shelf and have a plaque with their name or organization name placed at the end of the shelf.
The next Friends of the Library Book Sale is set for Oct. 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the basement of Unger Memorial Library. Paperback books will be sold for $0.25 each and hardback books will cost $0.50 each. The sale is open to the public.
Those interested can support Friends of the Library through Amazon purchases. Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/75-2171222- or search for Friends of Unger Memorial Library at Amazon Smiles.
Iglesia Pentecostes Centro De Gracia will host Rugido Profetico at 1214 Galveston St. on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. and on Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m. Siria Munoz, with the Ministerio Internacional Rugido Profestico will be the guest speaker.
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