Area News

County Seniors Awarded Scholarship

Lira named sweepstakes winner               FLOYD COUNTY— The Floyd County Junior Stock Show Scholarship Winners were announced before the Stock Show Sale last Saturday night. This year’s scholarship recipients are Ruth Ramirez, Senior FHS, Andrez Suarez, Senior FHS, Sweepstake Winner Jose Lira, Senior FHS and Kaylee McInvale, Senior LHS.…

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Lockney Senior Citizens Center in need of donations

LOCKNEY – Have you ever thought about all that Lockney Senior Citizens has to offer? Laverne Carthel had a dream to start a Senior Citizen Center in Lockney right after he attended a meeting in Hale Center at their Senior Citizen Building. On Thursday, January 29, 1987 his dream came true with the firsts meeting…

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Mangold Memorial Employee of the Month

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— Shedia Benton is the WJ Mangold Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month for January 2020.  She began working at the hospital in February 2006 and has held many roles in her time at WJMMH. Benton is currently the Accounting and Human Resources Specialist, working with Accounts Payable and Human Resources. What…

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Between the Lines by Bruce Green

Learning how to live over biscuits and coffee In the late 1980s, Robert Fulghum wrote a popular book called “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” It was on bestseller lists for a couple of years and it contained some good insights. “Share everything, play fair, don’t hit people, clean up your…

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Upcoming Events

CAPROCK CROP PRODUCTION CONFERENCE The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold the Caprock Crop Production Conference for Crosby and Floyd counties on Friday, Jan. 24 in Floyd County. The event will take place at the Floyd County Friends Unity Center.  Contact Mark Carroll, AgriLife Extension agent for Floyd County, at 806-983-4912 to register or…

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A Christmas Blessing that will continue on

By Teresa Bigham The Hesperian-Beacon— What’s more comforting to a small child in a stressful situation than a nice comfy stuffed animal? “After the Christmas holiday the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department received a wonderful gift which will allow our deputies to hand out stuffed animals in cases where children are put into situations beyond their…

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Gov. Abbott Appoints Floyd County Judge to Broadband Development Council

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Juli Blanda, Frank Moreno, Lindsey Lee, Marshall Harrison, Marty Lucke, Kirk Petty, Thomas Kim, M.D., William “Bill” Sproull, Saurin Patel, M.D., Greg Pittman, Jennifer K. Harris, Kenny Scudder, Mike Easley, Edward Smith, and Steven Johnson, Ph.D. to the Governor’s Broadband Development Council for terms…

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Roaring Springs Hosts West Texas Flint Knappers

By Marisue Potts Special for The Hesperian-Beacon ROARING SPRINGS – Like the buzzards that return to Roaring Springs on the first day of spring, flint knappers will converge at the Community Center in Roaring Springs the last weekend in January to create masterpieces out of rock, volcanic glass, and flint, technically known as chert. Really,…

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