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By Teresa Bigham/
Photos by Teresa Bigham/Hesperian-Beacon
LOCKNEY– At its annual banquet, held Saturday, January 25th, the Lockney Chamber of Commerce presented awards for the Business of the Year, the Citizen of the Year and Fireman of the Year.
Beth Bramlet, Director of Noah’s Ark, was honored with the 2019 Business of the Year award. Bramlet, was noted for the love she has for the children and how she encourages the children to be creative.
Casey Lambert has served over 15 years as a volunteer with the Lockney Fire Department and was selected as the Fireman of the Year.
Donnie McLaughlin, and Lonny Hooten, were recognized for the much-deserved achievements awards. McLaughlin and Hooten served over 40 years on the Lockney Volunteer Fire Department.
Bobby Jones received the 2019 Citizen of the Year award. His nominations noted that he moved to Lockney in 1969 and has lived here ever since. He graduated from Lockney High School in 1971. He was the 5th of 11 children.
Jones has worked and raised his family right here. He continued to work on the farm and would even help others with their harvest. Jones enjoyed spending his free time at the Plainview Bowling alley. In fact, that is where he met his wife. He retired from farming in 2017. The letters of nomination also noted the hours he has spent serving the Lord.
Bobby Jones was unable to attend the banquet. His brother, Archie Jones, accepted the award in his place. Archie said, “My only comment is to ask him about his biscuits because that’s my favorite memory of my brother. One time he served some biscuits that were raw and when I bring it up today, he stills gets his feathers a little ruffled.”
The evening’s entertainment was Mark Umstot of Lubbock. Umstot is a magician and mentalist.
The theme of the Chamber banquet was “Let’s Fiesta.” Everyone enjoyed the meal of Mexican Stack with chips, taco meat, beans, rice and all the trimmings. Dessert options were Sopapilla cake, Churros and Mexican wedding cookies.
Lucy Dean Record provided the beautiful music for dinner.
Lockney Longhorn athletes did wonderful as the servers for the night.
Emcee for the evening was Craig Setliff.
The flag presentation and the Pledge of Allegiance was presented by the Lockney Boy Scouts.
Door prizes presented were donated by various local businesses. One lucky family, Randall and Virginia Stapp, won the grand prize of the evening…a weekend trip to Farmhouse Vineyards in Johnson City, Texas.
Jason Rogers said the benediction.