Knox Junior Livestock Show set Saturday

By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier— MUNDAY—Knox County youngsters will be showing their animals when the annual Knox County Junior Livestock Show is held here Friday and Saturday at the Munday Event Center. Participants can begin moving in their sheep, goats and swine at 3 p.m. on Friday. Weigh-in starts at 5 p.m. and the…

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Knox treasurer Ake will retire

By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier— BENJAMIN—Rosie Ake has announced plans to retire as the treasurer for Knox County after 14 years, effective in March. The county is searching for a replacement that it can hire quickly to allow for time to train under Ake, said Judge Stan Wojcik. Ake will stay for training purposes…

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Making health and wellness a priority in 2021

Knox County Hospital District— KNOX CITY – With the New Year upon us, it is the perfect time to optimistically look ahead. This year offers a chance for new beginnings and new reasons for hope. With a couple of COVID-19 vaccines promising to offer relief from the pandemic, we have much to look forward to…

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Local school trustee elections

By Sara Throckmorton— Three local schools have school trustee elections this year. Munday, Knox City and Benjamin ISDs each have trustee positions that will be voted in on May 1, 2021. According to school officials, the first day to apply for a ballot position is Jan. 13. The last day to apply is Feb. 12.…

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Harlin opens law office in Munday

By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier— MUNDAY—Attorney Robyn Harlin has opened an office here in Munday at 139 N. Munday Ave. where she handles wills, probate, guardianships, paroles, criminal defense, civil cases and real estate closings. Harlin previously clerked for a lawyer in Houston for 25 years after graduating from South Texas College of Law…

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Knox didn’t get additional doses

By James McAfee— KNOX CITY—Stephen Kuehler, the administrator for the Knox County Hospital District, reported Monday morning that he didn’t receive any additional vaccines last week. “I’ve gotten a total of 200 and have been able to get shots for all the medical providers and enough for both the Munday Nursing Home and the Brazos…

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Mac’s Views

Beware, scammers working the phones Robo calls are infuriating and you do need to take some steps to keep safe from scammers, who had a banner year in 2020. So filter your calls by entering all your trusted contacts into your smartphone. Only pick up the phone when their names show up on caller ID.…

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Opinion: By Hunter Throckmorton

‘Capitol’ Offense In the past few days, we have seen many unprecedented things, not the least of which was protestors storming buildings at the capitol. The reactions to these events have been almost as unprecedented. One such reaction was the rapid purging of certain conservative figures from major social media platforms. Another was a large…

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The 501 by Hanaba Munn Welch

No plums, no flu The year 2020 will go down in history as the year the wild plums didn’t make and nobody got the flu. Back in 2019, for the first time ever, I concocted some spectacular plum jam. My one jar was amazingly good. I could hardly wait for 2020 plums to make lots…

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