Third Blog
July 12, 2019

Small town contributions make huge differences in our growing community. Our local hospital helps contribute to our small town in many different ways. For example, if someone has an emergency such as a high fever or other illness, they can go locally for immediate care.  This avoids having to drive long distances to larger towns in seek of treatment. Our hospital also offers a helicopter service. In the case of an extreme emergency, such as a car crash or other life or death situation, they can be air-lifted to a larger hospital in a short period of time. Having a local hospital contributes in other ways aside from personal care. For example, having a local hospital also brings about employment opportunities for the community. This provides additional growth for the community and town as a whole.  

Our pharmacy is just as important as our hospital. The first advantage of course, is being just that, local. This avoids having to drive long distances to larger towns in seek of medication or to fill their prescriptions. The second benefit and by far one of the best advantages is home delivery. In a small town like Tulia, the pharmacy employees are able to deliver to those who are unable to pick up their medication, such as the eldery.  This is a huge benefit to the community and a wonderful service that is offered. Having a local pharmacy contributes in other ways aside from medications and prescriptions. For example, having a local pharmacy also brings about employment opportunities for the community.

Education is the future of growing our community, it is very important in a small town. In a smaller town like Tulia, job opportunities are few and far in between. We are primarily considered an agricultural community.  Therefore, if you desire to succeed in an area other than agriculture, it is important to finish school and continue with a college education to work in a field that you desire.