Business

W. J. Mangold Memorial Hospital December Employee of the Month

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – Elean Mae Abatol was named the Cogdell Clinic Employee of the Month for December. Abatol is employed as a medical technologist. She conducts laboratory testing which helps in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Abatol has been employed with Cogdell Clinic in Lockney since January 2019. “What I like…

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Wayland Celebrating ‘Graduation in a Box’

By Jonathan Petty, MAM/Director of Communications— PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University once again conducted graduation from a distance to comply with COVID-19 protocols calling for social distancing and discouraging large group gatherings. December graduation for the Plainview campus was scheduled for Dec. 12. In May, the university canceled its traditional graduation ceremony and sent graduates…

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Toy drive under way in Lockney

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – This holiday season may be like no other due to COVID-19. This pandemic has affected the communities in so many ways. Lockney Salvation Army will be hosting a drive-through toy drive on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the parking lot of the First United…

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Discovery Center Holiday Happenings

By Sarah Silva/Marketing Specialist— AMARILLO – The Don Harrington Discovery Center is revamping their holiday offerings this year in order to give families opportunities to make memories and to do it safely. New Holiday Hours The Don Harrington Discovery Center will expand its hours back to normal hours for the holiday season. DHDC has been…

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Floydada graduate now an internationally recognized artist

By Ryan Bowman/The Hesperian-Beacon— AUSTIN – Larry Smitherman, Texas native, and now internationally recognized artist recalls some of his earliest memories of being a young boy in grade school with a love for drawing. After a childhood spent on the Texas Plains and graduating from Floydada High School in 1958, Smitherman left for the Colorado…

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Floydada Chamber will hold annual ‘Santa on the Square’

By Kortney DeBock, Chamber Manager— FLOYDADA – The Floydada Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that this year’s ‘Santa on the Square’ will be Thursday, Dec. 10 at Nutthouse Designs. Santa will arrive at 5:30 p.m. to start welcoming all the children and will stay til 7:30 p.m. A fun craft for the kids…

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