Society

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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THE FLOYD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM MEMORIES 1979

THE ROBERT W. SMITHS Robert Wright Smith, the son of Robert and Margaret Ellen Smith, was born in Tennessee, in 1864. His father was killed during the Civil War just a few months before he was born. He had two brothers and two sisters older than he. Robert’s Wrights wife, Florence Laura Huckabay, was born…

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THE FLOYD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM MEMORIES 1979

THE SAMS FAMILY By Betty Bruce— Andrew Jackson Sams and Addie Owens were united in marriage in Greenville, Texas.  A.J. (1849-1932) and Addie (1867-1941) came to this country with A. J.’s brother, (Name Unknown) and his mother, Jenne, (1819-1894).  The brother left, settled around Benjamin, and was never heard from again. A.J. and Addie were…

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Golden Spread Electric Cooperative names new President and CEO

By Mary Coyne/Golden Spread Electric Cooperative Spokesperson Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— AMARILLO — The Board of Directors of Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. has elevated Kari Hollandsworth to the position of president and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 2, 2020. Hollandsworth joined Golden Spread in 2009 as an Energy Analyst. She has gained broad experience…

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Grandmother’s lessons leads entrepreneur into business

Oh, For Goodness Bakes By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – Shawn Hill credits his grandmother for his love and passion to bake. Elsie Clark worked in the school cafeteria for more than 30 years and taught Hill about baking. “That was when the school lunch ladies made everything by hand,” Hill said. “It’s because of…

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New pool sign being built

Floydada City Pool managers are expecting a new sign to be up this summer. Construction on the sign is continuing. Pool hours are noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Private parties are held on Tuesday through Sunday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Cost of a private party is…

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Local Girl Scouts donate to SOS

By Teresa Bigham / The Hesperian-Beacon— Members of the Girl Scouts on Floydada donate canned food to the Spirit of Sharing. The food was purchased with the money they earned from the Girl Scout cookie sales. Girl Scouts, front row, from left Ta’Kyria Briley and Ella Snowden. Middle row, from left, Taniah Briley, Zaybree Back,…

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