Lighthouse Youth Tour Contest Winners Chosen

By Jennifer Harbin/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA—Area youth gathered on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 16, at Lighthouse Electric Cooperative in Floydada for the annual Youth Tour Speech Contest. Every year since 1965, students from the Lighthouse Electric Cooperative service area compete for a week-long tour of Washington, D.C. to learn about the political process and meet their elected…

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FHS National Honor Society Welcomes New Inductees

By Yelena Serrato/FHS Corresponden— The A.E. Baker Chapter of the National Honor Society of Floydada High School welcomed ten new members on Feb. 13, 2020 during the NHS induction ceremony held at the Duncan Elementary cafeteria. The incoming members were chosen based on their demonstration of scholarship, leadership, service and character. They were pinned on…

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Four Lockney students chosen for trip of a lifetime

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – Four lucky students have a chance of a lifetime. Mary Jane Sanchez, Elias Alverez, Isabella Garcia and Ernest Alvarez were chosen by the Close-Up Foundation to take part in a non-profit program that aims to build students sense of political efficacy. The Close-Up Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan civic…

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Between the Lines by Bruce Green

I’d be a better man if I could still eat homemade biscuits The good folks (both of them) who regularly read this column, likely know what I think about small town cafes and biscuits. The fact that there are fewer local cafes these days that make a great breakfast makes me concerned for America. Most…

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The 501 by Hannaba Munn Welch

Missing since 1960 Insomniacs, do you wonder what happened to a long-lost college friend? Or that boy or girl you met on summer vacation? Try Facebook. Or a criminal record check, but that costs money. Good luck finding Mary Smith. (I’ve been trying.) But if the name is something like Max McMickle, go for it.…

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School & Sports (spring)

February 19, 2020                                                                                                        …

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Bertrand and Whitfield to marry

Jeff and Cindy Bertrand of Floydada announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Marie Bertrand, of Floydada, to Quinton Todd Whitfield, of Stephenville. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Carolyn Marble and Helen Bertrand, both of Floydada. The prospective groom is the son of Michelle & Don Haggart of Bridgeport and Michael Whitfield of Stephenville.…

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Tom Emert

Tom Emert, age 95, of Floydada, passed away February 12, 2020. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, February 21, 2020 at Trinity Assembly of God in Floydada. Interment will follow at Floyd County Memorial Park. Open visitation will be Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada. Arrangements are under the…

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Ofelia O. Guerrero

Ofelia O. Guerrero, age 86, of Lockney, passed away on February 12, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the San Jose Catholic Church in Lockney. Father Sylvester Dsouza officiated. Interment followed at the Lockney Cemetery. Rosary was held at 6:00 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2020 at…

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