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DONNY HOOPER, WIFE GAIL MOVING TO AMARILLO

JUNE 8, 2018 CITY OF PAMPA DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS AND VOICE OF THE PAMPA HARVESTERS DONNY HOOPER AND WIFE GAIL ARE MOVING TO AMARILLO WHERE DONNY HAS ACCEPTED A POSITION WITH THE CITY OF AMARILLO. DONNY PLANS TO CONTINUE BROADCASTING HARVESTER GAMES THIS FALL ON PAMPA RADIO.  GAIL HOOPER POSTED ON FACEBOOK THAT IT WAS A TOUGH AND EMOTIONAL DECISION TO LEAVE PAMPA FOR AMARILLO.   HOOPER THIS FALL WILL BEGIN HIS 25TH YEAR OF BROADCASTING HARVESTER GAMES ON PAMPA RADIO. HE HAS BEEN WITH THE CITY OF PAMPA FOR 22 YEARS.  IN ADDITION TO HIS RESPONSIBILITIES AS DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR THE CITY OF PAMPA HE ALSO IS THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER.  DONNY DEVELOPED AN INTEREST IN BROADCASTING AT AN EARLY AGE AND WHILE LIVING IN BORGER HE WORKED DURING HIS HIGH SCHOOL YEARS AT KBBB, KQTY AND LATER KDXR-FM.  PRIOR TO COMING TO PAMPA TO WORK SPORTS AND ADVERTISING SALES, HOOPER WAS EMPLOYED IN AMARILLO AT JOHN CHANDLER FORD AS A VEHICLE SALES REPRESENTATIVE AND AT KFDA TV. WHILE AT PAMPA RADIO, HE ALSO COMPILED, EDITED AND BROADCAST DAILY SPORTS REPORTS AND NEWSCASTS IN ADDITION TO BROADCASTING HARVESTERS FOOTBALL, BASEBALL, SOFTBALL AND BASKETBALL GAMES.  AS DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR THE CITY OF PAMPA DONNY SUPERVISES SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING ENGINEERING, CODE ENFORCEMENT, SANITATION, LANDFILL, RECYCLING; THE HEALTH, WATER DISTRIBUTION, WATER PRODUCTION, AND WASTEWATER COLLECTION DEPARTMENTS; WATER TREATMENT PLANT, STREETS AND PLANNING AND ZONING. THE HOOPERS ARE MEMBERS OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN PAMPA WHERE HE ALSO TEACHES SUNDAY SCHOOL.  THEY HAVE FOUR CHILDREN: HEATHER, TYLER, JARETT AND ELLA.  THEIR GRANDCHILDREN ARE LEXIE, LOGAN, JADEN AND KEAGA

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