Health

Floyd County COVID-19 report

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD COUNTY —   Floyd County officials announce four additional active cases and three additional recoveries in Floyd County. As of Wednesday, Oct. 21, there were 137 total reported cases with 122 cases reported as fully recovered and five active cases along with 10 deaths ________________________________________________________________________ CASE #137: UNKOWN RESIDENT –…

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Students donate to FISH as part of the SHINE Project

By Jonathan Petty, MAM Director of Communications Wayland Baptist University— PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University students continue to lend a helping hand to the community through various service projects as part of the SHINE emphasis on campus this year. Led by Donnie Brown, director of spiritual life, Wayland is focusing on Matthew 5:16 to “let…

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Trump Administration’s Interior supports $336 billion in economic activity, 1.9 million jobs

By Erika Archie/Public Information Officer Rural Development – USDA TEMPLE – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $72 million in grants to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities. These investments will benefit more than 12 million rural residents. State…

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Lockney tries new method of teaching

Hybrid learning started By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – Lockney ISD is experiencing its most significant COVID-19 outbreak to date.  The contact tracing circle is significant with this outbreak has gone very well according to Lockney ISD officials. “Approximately 75 students and several adults have been quarantined,” said Lockney ISD Superintendent Jim Baum. Students that…

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Alzheimer’s research

Alzheimer’s Association invites public to join 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s By Scott Finley/Manager Media, Alzheimer’s Association The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’ Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Oct. 31. Instead of hosting a large gathering, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging participants to walk as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks,…

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Breast Cancer awareness month

Breast Cancer awareness month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Some of the top Breast Cancer Charities are Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which was founded by Evelyn…

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Lockney Salvation Army needs donations

By Denise Doucette/Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY— Due to COVID-19, there will not be a Community Thanksgiving Service in November. The Lockney Salvation Army is currently holding a canned foods, blanket and coat drive that will continue through November to help prepare for the upcoming holidays and the coming new year. The Salvation Army needs…

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