|Emergency Need For Blood Donors|
|URGENT NEED FOR BLOOD DONATIONS -- recent accidents and heavy blood usage have resulted in an urgent need for type O- and an immediate need for types O+ and A-. If you are one of these blood types, please donate at your earliest convenience. We are open at the blood center, 7500 Wallace Blvd., until 5:30pm today, 8:00am-4:30pm on Friday and 8:00am-12:00pm on Saturday. We will also be at Westgate Mall for our Annual Mother's Day Blood Drive this Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm at Center Court. For a complete list of mobiles in your area, visit www.thegiftoflife.org and click on blood drive calendar. Thank you, in advance, for your immediate help!|
|NewsDay Amarillo Now Three Hours|
|NewsDay Amarillo with Tim Butler is now on Monday-Friday mornings from 6am-9am. Tune in for the latest local news, weather, sports and agri-business.|
|KGNC Agri-Business Coverage Expands|
|The KGNC Golden Spread Agri-Business Update with James Hunt & Shannon Gray is now on Saturdays from 5am-6am. Get even more agriculture news.|
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|Listen to NewsDay Amarillo with Tim Butler every Thursday morning at 7:10 to join the KGNC Coffee Club. Each winner gets 2 KGNC Travel Coffee Mugs, our KGNC special blend coffee from Red Light Coffee - 3700 West 6th and a half-dozen Bagels from The Bagel Place - 3301 Bell.|
Amarillo native Ryan Palmer got off to a fast start at the AT&T Byron Nelson Invitational in Dallas as he is currently tied for third after one round. Palmer shot a five-under 65 for the round as he is just three strokes behind leader Steven Bowditch and one stroke behind Jimmy Walker for second. Palmer will tee off for the second round today at 12:40 pm.
After allowing 4 runs in the 11th inning, the Amarillo Thunderheads fell for the second straight night as the St. Paul Saints picked up an 8-4 win in extra innings. Geraldo Valentin went 3 for 4 with a solo homer in the first in the lost. The Thunderheads drop their overall record to 3-4 on the season. They will be back in action at home tonight against the Lincoln Saltdogs at 7:05 pm.
In high school baseball playoff action yesterday, Hawley defeated West Texas High 6-3 in game one of their series with game two Saturday at 1 pm and the Booker-Miles game was postponed twice as now the game will be played this morning at 11. Also in action today, Randall will take on Fort Worth Arlington Heights at noon and Canyon will take on Aledo in Wilder Park at 3 pm.
According to the Amarillo Globe News, former Panhandle head football coach Ricky Peacock has been named the new athletic director and head football coach at McCamey. Peacock coached eight seasons at Panhandle compiling a 51-37 record and five appearences in the playoffs. He has also coached at Sterling City, Leakey, and Nazareth earning 116 wins in 17 years.
With two games remaining in the regular season, the Amarillo Venom are in "win now" mode as they are on the road this Saturday against the Sioux City Bandits. The Venom enter the game at 6-4 overall and are sitting in sixth place in the league standings. Kickoff for the game will be at 7:05 pm.