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KCBD Covers Post and Garza County

Published Aug. 2, 2012 @ 10:16 p.m.

Lubbock television station KCBD originated its evening newscasts from the Post City Park on July 26, 2012.

The Community Coverage Tour activity began at 12 noon with the first clue of the location of hidden treasure somewhere in the county.  The first clue was mentioned on the noon news followed by two more clues on the station's web site.  Soon after 2:00 p.m., local veterinarian and Garza Post columnist, Kerry Wink discovered a cross  necklace at the Close City School west of Post.  The "Finders Keepers" game was sponsored by Anderson Brothers Jewelers.

The KCBD NewsChannel 11 crew arrived in Post to set up at the park at about 2:00 p.m.

Locals featured on the newscasts were Post ISD Athletic Director Steve Smith, new Girls Coordinator Shelli Crow, J. Cruse Christmas Gallery owner Jackie Cruse, Garza County Historical Museum Director Linda Puckett, Vibes Fitness and Tanning owner Rhonda Norman, The OS Museum's Marie Neff, the Hotel Garza, Glenn Polk of Ragtown Gospel Theater and more.    

The charitable organization receiving funds raised that evening was the Post Animal Refuge Center (PARC).  Local folks chipped in $215 for the animal shelter organization.

Over the years, the Lubbock television station has explored twenty different towns and shared their stories and uncovered interesting facts about the communities that make the South Plains great.  The 2012 tour was the fourth time it came to Post.  Enjoy the photos.

Photo by Jim Plummer

Post's Kerry Wink (center) is flanked by Todd Fields and Ann Winegar of Anderson Brothers Jewelers. Wink was the recipient of a $5700, 18K white gold "Repertoire Cross Necklace" by Hearts On Fire. It was the winning prize in the "Finders Keepers" contest on July 24. After three clues, Wink found it at the Close City School.

Photo by Jim Plummer

New Lady Lopes Athletic Coordinator and Head Basketball Coach Shelli Crow is interviewed by KCBD Sports Director Pete Christy.

Photo by Jim Plummer

KCBD Chief Meteorologist John Robison covers the hot weather from the Post City Park on July 24.

Photo by Jim Plummer

KCDB news anchors Karin McCay (left) and Abner Euresti wait for a cue from a staffer (right) to begin the 6:00 p.m. newscast from the Post City Park on July 24.

Photo by Jim Plummer

The Post Animal Refuge Center was the recipient of $215 in donations solicited at the Post City Park during KCBD's Community Coverage Tour on July 24. Pictured are some of the animal shelter residents and PARC volunteers.

Photo by Jim Plummer

Pepper, a resident of the PARC Animal Shelter, was at the Post City Park schmoozing prospecitive pet owners. His stylish bandana says "Adopt Me and I will love you forever".

Photo by Jim Plummer

South Plains John Deere Dealers joined the KCBD Community Coverage Tour and offered people a chance to enter and win a drawing for a John Deere Gator XUV 550 S4. Post's Trent McDonald was one of the five finalists for the prize. Unfortunately for Trent, the winner of the Gator was from Lamesa. Pictured, prior to the drawing, are hopefuls Janice and Harry Record in the front seats. Sitting in the back are Ty Jones and Chance Courtney.

Photo by Jim Plummer

Steve Smith (right), Post ISD Athletic Director/Head Football Coach, talked Antelope football with KCBD Sports Director Pete Christy during the 10:00 p.m. newscast from Post City Park on July 24.

Photo by Jim Plummer

KCBD news anchors Karin McCay and Abner Euresti interview Dr. Kerry Wink about his valuable finding: a cross necklace courtesy of Anderson Brothers Jewelers.

 
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