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New name for biker run, same mission
news-journal.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
MARSHALL — Though the Boo Run Benefit had its final ride last year, a new event will begin in October to continue benefiting burn victims.

Burn benefit to continue under new name
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
After 15 years of biker runs that netted more than $1 million for burn victims, the Boo Run Benefit came to an end last year, leaving supporters questioning how the event’s void would be filled.

Covenant offers Saturday Injury Clinics through football season
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:45:10 +0000

Covenant Sports Medicine is offering Saturday Injury Clinics at Covenant Health Plus, 7601 Quaker Ave.

The clinics are 9 to 11 a.m. every Saturday through Nov. 8.

The injury clinics are available for adults and children with athletic-related injuries including high school athletics, junior high athletics or adult weekend warrior injuries, according to a news release from Covenant Health.

Service will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Lubbock Chamber unveils Employer Health Plan
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:24:39 +0000

In light of the Affordable Care Act taking effect, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and FirstCare Health Plans unveiled their new Chamber Employer Health Plan on Monday.

Member companies with two or more employees automatically qualify for the Chamber Employer Health Plan, with open enrollment beginning Oct. 1 and going until Nov. 14.

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Central-Pemberton celebration this weekend
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Members of the planning committee for the Central-Pemberton High Reunion are finalizing preparations for the weekend’s celebration anniversary at the Marshall Convention Center.

Amarillo suicide prevention workshop scheduled for Wednesday
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:39:15 +0000

A workshop about suicide will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 in Amarillo.

The workshop, “Kids in Pain: Suicide, Self-harm, and what to do,” will be held in the Cal Farley Training Room at 600 SW 11th Ave.

The workshop will cover topics including suicide gatekeeper training, self harm and cutting, coping strategies for adolescents, teens facing the STIGMA and community and online resources.

Sessions will be conducted by Amarillo ISD, Department of State Health Services, Cal Farley’s and Family Support Services officials.

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Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:53:00 -0500
WASHINGTON — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria.

Gulf team rescues baby dolphin netted while swimming with mother (Warning: Graphic photo)
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:05:00 UT

A young female dolphin ensnared in heavy fishing line in the Gulf of Mexico has been set free by combined human effort.


ETBU presents fall musical
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
East Texas Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts presents their fall musical, Urinetown, by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman as a benefit to raise money for Hope Springs Water.

Health Department to host vaccination clinics this week
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:47:12 +0000

The city of Lubbock Health Department will host immunization clinics Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The clinics will be at the Health Department, 806 18th St.

Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s clinics will be from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and the clinic on Friday will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Vaccines for children 2 months old through 18 years cost $15 for one dose and $20 for two or more. Adult prices vary.

Flu vaccinations are now available.

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Survey: Earth has 155 new billionaires, new record
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:01:00 UT

A new report from Wealth-X and UBS shows more than 100 people in the world just reached "Richie Rich" status this year by becoming billionaires.


Race for the Cure scheduled for October 4
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:42:59 +0000

The 20th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is scheduled for Oct. 4.

The race will be at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

For more information or to register for the race, visit www.komenlubbock.org.

Online registration will be open until Oct. 3 at midnight.


County to draft renewal of Horseshoe contract
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:54:00 -0500
A contract renewal with Horseshoe managers Dooley Management Co. for up to four years entails increasing the county’s annual payment to the company to $140,000.

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