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Wilma Faye Fry, 1935–2021

  Wilma Faye Fry of Lubbock, Texas, passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the age of 85. She was born December 1, 1935 in Missouri to the late Horace and Glenna (Pharr) Williams. She married Dan Truitt Fry in April of 1954 in Petersburg, Texas. Wilma worked as a bookkeeper at her husband’s…

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OBITUARY Erlinda Isaias Ascencio, 1968–2021

Erlinda Isaias Ascencio, age 53, of Floydada passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021 in Dallas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Templo Getsemani Assembly of God Church in Floydada. Interment will follow at the Floydada Cemetery. Visitation was held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July…

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OBITUARY Lois Glenna Colvin, 1926–2021

Lois Glenna Colvin, 1926–2021 Lois Glenna Colvin, 95, passed away on July 16, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Lockney Cemetery with Auggie Aguilera, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment is under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview. A visitation will be…

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OBITUARY Karen Sue Ring Bain, 1942–2021

OBITUARY Karen Sue Ring Bain, 1942–2021 Karen Sue Ring was born on Christmas Day in 1942, the youngest child of Claude and Lee Ring of Dougherty, Texas. She was a beautiful little girl, blue-eyed and tow-headed. By the time she was a teenager, she was six feet tall, like her brothers, Kenneth and Hubert. Valedictorian…

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#2 Lady Winds claim bi-district; playoff games move to Thurs., May 6

In light of scheduling conflicts arising from changes to the primary administration testing calendar, the Commissioner of Education has determined, pursuant to 19 TAC §101.5001(d), that baseball, softball and track and field post season contests, scheduled to take place on May 5-8, need not be canceled or rescheduled, as long as the following requirements are…

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Floydada Wind Symphony gets high ratings at Festival

Floydada Wind Symphony gets high ratings at Abernathy Band Festival BARBARA ANDERSON | Hesperian-Beacon ABERNATHY – The Floydada Collegiate High School “Wind Symphony” ensembles received a Division 1 rating (“Superior”) and Division 2 rating (“Excellent”) at the Abernathy Band Festival held on Thursday, April 27, 2021. FCHS Director of Bands Mr. Piland commented, “We did…

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Doris Rape Nixon, 1938 – 2021

  Doris Rape Nixon, 82, of Floydada passed away on April 27, 2021. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Aunt. A celebration of life was held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Floydada. Interment followed at the Floydada Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday, April 30,…

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Alfredo “Freddy” Rodriguez, age 57

Alfredo “Freddy” Rodriguez, age 57, formerly of Floydada, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 3, 2021 at Calvary’s Cornerstone Fellowship in Floydada. Interment followed at the Floydada Cemetery. Visitation was held from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Calvary’s Cornerstone Fellowship…

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Glass advances to State UIL competition

BARBARA ANDERSON | Hesperian-Beacon FCHS senior Ryder Glass won the Regional UIL in Extemporaneous Persuasive Speaking and will be advancing to the State UIL competition. The Regional competition was held on April 16 at West Texas A&M University in Canyon. Glass will be competing virtually for the State UIL contest, which is scheduled for Tuesday,…

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Holcombe advances to 2-A State Track Championships

in two events   BARBARA ANDERSON | Hesperian-Beacon CANYON – FCHS senior Luke Holcombe won first place in the shot put at the Region 1-2A Track and Field meet held Friday, April 23 at the WTA&M Track and Field Complex in Canyon. Holcombe has been battling a sprained ankle for the last two weeks but…

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