Health

New Floydada dentist following in father’s footsteps

 By Yelena Serrato/The Hesperian-Beacon — FLOYDADA—Following in her father’s footsteps, Dr. Summer Ketron Roark has pursued a career that makes people smile. “My dad is a dentist in Lubbock. I was inspired to go into dentistry because of him. I grew up around it and got to see the benefits of it,” Roark said. Her…

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Lockney Senior Citizens under new management

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – Bambi Session was named manager of the Lockney Senior Citizen Center on Tuesday, July 28 by the board of directors. Session was raised in Floydada and she and her husband, Chris have three boys, Shi who will be sophomore at Lockney High School and twin boys, Payton and Parker,…

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Alzheimer’s research

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s scheduled By Scott Finley/Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place as scheduled this year but will look different due to concerns about COVID-19. Past walks have always been a gathering of a large group of participants who then traverse a set course. Due…

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RSVP offers volunteer kits

Elsa Cooper of Lockney, left, and Sherry Hacker of Floydada show the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program “Volunteer Kits.” The two will be passing these kits out in their respective communities.  The Volunteer Kits are for protection while volunteering or as you go about your day around town and include three masks, a pair of…

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3 new virus cases, 10 recoveries, 2 deaths in Floyd County

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD COUNTY –   Floyd County officials announced there has been three additional active cases in Floyd County along with 10 recoveries and two additional deaths due to COVID-19. As of Friday, July 24, there were 79 total reported cases with 50 cases reported as fully recovered and 25 active cases along…

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SPC Workforce Development to offer basic phlebotomy class

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— LEVELLAND – South Plains College’s Workforce Development will offer a basic phlebotomy course from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 124 of the Technical Arts Building. Enrollment for the course is limited to 10 students. Students will be required to wear face coverings at all times.…

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Man discovers career sitting in a barber’s chair

By Yelena Serrato /The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYDADA—Anthony Garza’s dream job came to him while he sat looking at his reflection in a barbershop mirror. “I was actually getting a haircut, sitting in a barbershop, when I thought it was a pretty cool environment,” Garza said. “The barbers were able to make their own schedules and dress…

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It’s big, but it’s not a ‘murder hornet’

Kay Ledbetter / Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— Since the release of information about Asian giant hornets, Texas A&M AgriLife entomologists are being inundated with cicada killers and other lookalike insects submitted for identification as a possible “murder hornet,” which thus far has only been found in Washington State in the U.S. Many insects are being…

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Chamber Business of the Month

Congratulations to Floydada EMS for being named the Floydada Chamber’s Business of the Month for June. Chamber officials said the EMS staff works hard all year round, but this spring has been especially challenging. Let them know how much they are appreciated for all they do to keep the community safe. The Floydada EMS staff…

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