County Seniors Awarded Scholarship

Lira named sweepstakes winner               FLOYD COUNTY— The Floyd County Junior Stock Show Scholarship Winners were announced before the Stock Show Sale last Saturday night. This year’s scholarship recipients are Ruth Ramirez, Senior FHS, Andrez Suarez, Senior FHS, Sweepstake Winner Jose Lira, Senior FHS and Kaylee McInvale, Senior LHS.…

Lockney Senior Citizens Center in need of donations

LOCKNEY – Have you ever thought about all that Lockney Senior Citizens has to offer? Laverne Carthel had a dream to start a Senior Citizen Center in Lockney right after he attended a meeting in Hale Center at their Senior Citizen Building. On Thursday, January 29, 1987 his dream came true with the firsts meeting…

First National Bank makes donation

Mangold Memorial Employee of the Month

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— Shedia Benton is the WJ Mangold Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month for January 2020.  She began working at the hospital in February 2006 and has held many roles in her time at WJMMH. Benton is currently the Accounting and Human Resources Specialist, working with Accounts Payable and Human Resources. What…

Between the Lines by Bruce Green

Learning how to live over biscuits and coffee In the late 1980s, Robert Fulghum wrote a popular book called “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” It was on bestseller lists for a couple of years and it contained some good insights. “Share everything, play fair, don’t hit people, clean up your…

The 501 by Hannaba Munn Welch

Goodbye tractor, hello guitar My husband and I have a new lease on life. We are cutting our losses and selling our tractor. Our mechanic died. Seriously. Transmissions are like that. They can outsmart you. But our tractor should soon be bound for Missouri with hope itself for a new lease on life. People in…

School and News—Winter

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Valentines Date Night Ball…a night to remember

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD CO. — Jason Nutt & Highway 70 are local artists and always a crowd favorite, wherever they go! We are very excited to have Jason and the rest of his guys out to play their new album and some of their older favorites, as well! Riley Adams is also a…

Co-Citizens, Business of the Year Named at Chamber Banquet

By Jennifer Harbin/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA – Despite inclement weather last Thursday, local business members gathered for the Floydada Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet, taking part in business, food and fun. The annual banquet and business meeting convened at the Massie Activity Center on January 16, with a catered meal provided by the Floydada Masonic Lodge.…

Producers needed for Playa Basin Focus Groups

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— LUBBOCK TX — (January 17, 2020) — Are you an agricultural producer with one or more playa basins on land you own or rent? If so, Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) invites you to participate in upcoming focus group meetings to provide input on  new calculator tools that can convey potential impacts…

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