Society

Recent donations made by the Martha Ann Cogdell Trust

Special to the Hesperian-Beacon Connie Cogdell Clark, chairman of the board of the Martha Ann Cogdell Trust, announces that donations were recently made to the following entities: City of Turkey Ambulance Fund, City of Quitaque Ambulance Service, W.J. Memorial Hospital Foundation, City of Lockney Ambulance Fund, Motley County Ambulance Service, Hall County EMS Ambulance Service,…

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National Ranching Heritage Center adds Spur Ranch Church to Historic Park

By Sue Hancock Jones/Communications Coordinator, Editor, Ranch Record— LUBBOCK – Donors have contributed more than $100,000 to add the Spur Ranch Church as the 52nd structure in the 19-acre historic park of the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. “The 1912 church will be an excellent addition to our historic…

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THE FLOYD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM MEMORIES 1979

THE STAPP FAMILY RAYMOND AND SYBLE TEEPLE Raymond Teeple came to Floydada in Floyd County in December of 1917.  He was the eldest son of Robert and Nellie Teeple from Speegleville in McLennan County near Waco, Texas.  He was born May 26,1904.  He attended schools there, walking the 1 ½ miles with his older sister…

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Payne Family Pharmacy earns No. 1 ranking

Being a Good Neighbor By Jackie Zimmerman/Publisher— For 26 years, Denice Payne has lived by serving her friends and neighbors with honesty, integrity and accuracy. And it’s those attributes that helped earn Payne Family Pharmacy & Gifts, and hundreds of other small, independent pharmacists like her that belong to The Good Neighbor Pharmacy Program, the…

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THE FLOYD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM MEMORIES 1979

J.A. AND NORMA WELCH J. A. and I have lived in Floyd county most of our lives.  We grew up about 15 miles apart but did not meet until 1944 when we began dating. Although J. A. was born in Briscoe County, January 12, 1927, he was reared on Roberts Creek, at the foot of…

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Hank the Cowdog Podcast Series has launched

By Sue H. Jones/Communications Coordinator, National Ranching Heritage Center— “It’s me again, Hank the Cowdog!” This opening statement has appeared in more than 74 children’s books written by John R. Erickson in an ongoing series that has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. That same opening line introduced a new podcast series that launched…

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Alzheimer’s research

Dressing and Dementia By Scott Finley/Media Relations Mgr., Alzheimer’s Association® in Texas— Believe it or not, despite COVID-19, there is every reason to hope that we’ll be entering into more traditional fall weather in Texas soon. Tuesday, September 22, is actually the “official” date, but of course, it’s Texas, so who knows? Cooler weather also…

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Lockney Rotary

Lockney City Manager Buster Poling, left, speaks at the Lockney Rotary Club meeting on Friday at the Lockney Senior Citizen’s hospitality room. Poling gave a report on the challenges of city government during COVID-19. He also reported on the water well coming back online after the upcoming work on it.  Shown with Poling is Lockney…

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