Society

Happy 80th Birthday

The Floydada community celebrates the 80th birthday of long-time Floydada resident and community legend Don Hardy. The celebration took place at the former City Auto building.  Friends and family gathered to enjoy birthday cake and sodas while visiting and sharing stories. (The Hesperian-Beacon/Teresa Bigham)

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Carstensen family takes appointed position in Big Springs

    By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – Following 12 years as pastor at Lockney’s First United Methodist Church, Rickey Carstensen is leaving to take an appointment at the FUMC in Big Springs. For many years, Carstensen and his family have been a major part of the community and stock shows as well as assisting…

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Floydada Chamber awards “Volunteer of the Year” scholarships to seniors Serrato and Lira

By Kortney DeBock/Chamber Manager— The Floydada Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture had two winners this year for the “Volunteer of the Year” scholarship. The Chamber understands the importance of continued public involvement and wants to develop that habit of community. Our ideal candidate is somebody involved in different activities, one that prioritizes exemplary character and a…

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Lambert named Mangold Memorial Hospital “Employee of the Month”

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— Amber Lambert is the Surgical Tech/Central Supply Tech and has been employed at Mangold Memorial Hospital for eight years. Her job responsibilities include helping with surgical procedures and processing instrumentation.  She is also busy with ordering supplies for the hospital and clinic, as well as stocking the supplies in each department…

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Lockney Board holds virtual meeting

The Lockney Senior Citizen’s directors held a virtual board meeting via Google on Tuesday. They decided for the health and safety of the staff and patrons the dining hall would not reopen until at least the end of May. They will still offer curbside and delivery services. (The Hesperian-Beacon/ Teresa Bigham)

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Community pays tribute to Claude Brown

On Tuesday, April 21, the community turned out to pay military honors to 99-year-old Claude Brown, who passed away Saturday, April 18. The community lined the highway with American flags, and the honor guard paid tribute with the 21-gun salute. Brown was a legend to all who knew him and will be greatly missed. (Aerial…

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Helping nursing home residents

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon AUSTIN—The Texas Health Care Association (THCA) announced the Adopt a Nursing Home initiative to connect willing Texans with a local nursing home to safely communicate during the COVID-19 outbreak to send words of comfort to both residents and their caregiving staff. “In a time when we must protect residents by restricting…

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The common cold vs flu vs COVID-19

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— FLOYD COUNTY – As the number of confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus continues to rise globally, people are finding themselves nervous and confused. Many people remain confused about the exact symptoms of the coronavirus, because they have been told to look for cold or flu like symptoms. What exactly does…

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Holy Distancing…

By Ricky Carstensen/Pastor, FUMC Lockney— LOCKNEY – During this past week of Holy Week, in the midst of a global pandemic, we have faced an incredibly difficult time. I am reminded at each moment, the difficulty of ministry and worship while we practice “social distancing”. Many of our local churches will have faced the most…

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