Health

COVID-19 vaccine now available at Payne Pharmacy

By Yelena Serrato/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA—Payne Pharmacy has officially received their first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to administer to the community. Payne Pharmacy has worked tirelessly over the last 90 days preparing to provide the vaccine to local customers. According to owner Denice Payne, the pharmacy will administer the vaccine according to CDC protocols…

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COVID-19 vaccine expected to arrive at Payne Pharmacy

Yelena Serrato /The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA – Payne Pharmacy in Floydada will receive the COVID-19 vaccine this month, according to Denise Payne, owner of Payne Pharmacy. “However, the exact date is not known at this time,” she said. Payne stated the Texas Department of Health and Human Services will notify her when the vaccine is scheduled…

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Floyd County COVID-19 report

As of Wednesday, Dec. 30, Floyd County officials have reported 248 total cases (+3) with 224 cases (+10) reported as recovered.  Floyd County has 6 active cases (-10) and has had 17 deaths (+2). CASE #248: UNKNOWN – Female 50-59 years of age. Recovered. CASE #247: UNKNOWN – Male 50-59 years of age. Recovered. CASE…

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Be prepared for winter weather

By DPS— AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to remind Texans to make preparations now for potentially hazardous weather still to come this season. “Weather in Texas can be hazardous and unpredictable,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “It’s important to be prepared for winter weather and take steps now to ensure…

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DPS to Increase Enforcement for the Holidays

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced today its annual Christmas and New Year’s holiday traffic enforcement campaigns will kick off on Wednesday, Dec. 23. DPS is reminding drivers to celebrate the holiday season responsibly by practicing safe driving habits and obeying all traffic laws. “Another year is…

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Quilantan prays for a Christmas miracle

By Ryan Bowman/The Hesperian-Beacon— Floydada native and 1986 Floydada High School graduate Mary Ann Quilantan is praying for a Christmas miracle. Mary Ann is the daughter of long time Floydada residents Reynoldo “Smokey” Quilantan and Mary Quilantan. The Quilantans raised their five children in the Lakeview community, and were well known and loved members of…

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Hunter Wells receives days at home with family

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— Hunter Wells, four-year old son of Robert and Kayla Wells has been in the hospital in Lubbock since Nov. 6 fighting acute myeloid leukemia (AML). On Monday, Dec. 14 he got to go home for a few days. The brave four-year-old did have to return to the hospital again on Thursday,…

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