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KNOX CITY – Most people love a summer birthday party and that’s exactly what we get to enjoy on Independence Day when the nation observes its 246th birthday.  July 4th means fun and …
MUNDAY – Carolyn Stroud, District Governor of Lions Clubs, from the Graham, Texas Evening Lions Club, visited the Munday Lions Club noon meeting last Tuesday.  She presented a pin to Lion …
MUNDAY – The 4th of July Thing will be even bigger this year, with both new and returning events and vendors. Events kick-off at 3 p.m. with the Cornhole Tournament registration for an …
Schools & Sports

New teachers at Munday

MUNDAY – In a special called meeting on June 6, the Munday CISD Board of Trustees approved the employment of Madison Wooten as a teacher-coach, Melisa Haynes for elementary special education, …

Lunches of Love

MUNDAY – Mark your calendar for the 5th Annual Lunches of Love program in July.  When the school lunch programs end in June, the churches in Munday step up to provide free lunches Monday …

Law Enforcement Softball Tournament

ANSON – The Bluebonnet Detention Center (BDC) in Anson hosted the 2nd Annual Law Enforcement Softball Tournament May 5 – 6.  This year’s tournament included BDC, the Jones …

Munday school board welcomes new member

MUNDAY – The Munday CISD Board of Trustees welcomed new member Michael Loper at its meeting on May 23. Elementary Principal Kristi Bufkin reported the elementary school ended the year on a …
Lifestyle

Knox notes

Community singing scheduled KNOX CITY—"then Sings my Soul", the quarterly community singing and fellowship of First Baptist Church of Knox City is scheduled for Sunday, July 10, starting at …

Knox County Aging Center Menus

Menus for week of July 4-8 Monday: HOLIDAY   Tuesday: Beef tips with gravy, egg noodles, salad, dessert.   Wednesday: Chef’s salad, pasta salad, crackers, yogurt.   …

Aging Center to provide breakfasts

KNOX COUNTY – The Knox County Aging Center announced there is a temporary breakfast program sponsored by the West Central Texas Council of Governments, Area Agency on Aging. This program is …

Vehicles broken into on M Street

MUNDAY – Several vehicles were broken into on M Street in Munday in the early morning hours on June 11. Assorted items were stolen along with four firearms. A security video of the …
Obituaries
Julius J. Pennartz, 91, of Rhineland passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022 in Wichita Falls. He was born May 23, 1931 in Windthorst, to Albert J. and Irene Pennartz. He married the love of his life …
Evelyn Brockett went to sleep on June 14, 2022 to awaken to the sight of Jesus welcoming her home. She fought hard to battle the dementia that was robbing her of her life and memories. She won that …
0tis Paul Smith 74 of Vernon, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Vernon.   Services were held Friday, June 17, 2022 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Gib Baskerville officiating. …
David Becker Neal DDS passed from this life on May 25, 2022 at the age of 73, at his home in Evant, after a prolonged battle with cancer. David was born in San Marcos, Feb. 21,1949. He graduated …
News
MUNDAY – Plans are progressing rapidly for The 4th of July Thing, and the steering committee is asking for volunteers to work short one-hour shifts helping at various activities beginning at 3 …
MUNDAY – Newly elected City Council members in Munday ran unopposed, and were sworn in at the council meeting on June 14.  Council members were John White, Trey Singleton, and Karen …
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The story of Hershel the Snake is from years ago, but I still have fond memories of Hershel.  Back when I was a sophomore at Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas, my roommate was a great …
With cryptocurrencies so much in the news, you might be wondering if you should invest in them. But “invest” may not be the right word – because, in many ways, cryptocurrencies, or …
Risk is a normal part of investing. If you didn’t take on any risk, you wouldn’t have the potential to achieve higher returns. But how much risk should you accept?   You …
Last month I had the good fortune to be in Chicago for several days for a trade show.  I’ve been there many times in the past and driven by The Field Museum, located on the Lake Michigan …
Agriculture

Higher temperatures mean higher risks for deadly water amoeba

WACO – It's that time of year when a deadly, but uncommon, water amoeba thrives, which means it's time to take extra precautions over the summer while enjoying our Texas waterways. Commonly …

Business

Amerigroup Texas is offering over $500,000 to rural healthcare providers

AUSTIN – Amerigroup, one of Texas’ largest coordinators of managed healthcare benefits, has launched an effort to distribute more than half a million dollars in grants to rural health …

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The Newest Diagnostic Exam Aging Adults Can’t Miss: The Elderoscopy
(NewsUSA) - Mammograms. Colonoscopies. Dental Cleanings. There are many diagnostic exams that we may not enjoy; however, we follow the prescribed regimen for our health and well-being. Health experts …