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Angel trees provide Christmas for kids

By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier— The Knox County Child Welfare Board will continue its Angel Tree program, allowing county residents to help children have a special Christmas. The Munday and Knox City-Benjamin chapters have collected wish lists from deserving children and placed names on Christmas trees at Casablanca and First Bank Texas in Munday…

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MCISD approves plan with School for Deaf

From The News-Courier staff— MUNDAY—The Munday Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees approved an agreement to utilize the Abilene ISD School of the Deaf if needed and the consent agenda at its regular monthly meeting lasty Thursday. Public hearings were held for the Elementary TIP program and the district’s FIRST rating. Two of the…

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KCOCISD to take bids for awnings

From The News-Courier staff— KNOX CITY—The Knox City/O’Brien Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees approved taking bids for awnings around the Knox City Elementary campus and cafeteria during its regular monthly meeting last week. These awnings will eliminate students and staff from having to walk about campus in the rain or other bad weather.…

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Knox City will send Blackburn to academy

From The News-Courier staff— KNOX CITY—The City Council of Knox City approved sending William Blackburn of Haskell to the police academy during its regular monthly meeting last Tuesday. After graduation, Blackburn will join the city’s police department. Currently, Police Chief Richard Candelario is seeking a deputy after Paul Davis left the department to move to…

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17 active cases

Knox County Judge Stan Wojcik said Monday morning the county has 17 active cases of COVID-19, raising the total to 193.

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DCOM takes over new properties

From The News-Courier staff— MUNDAY—The Development Corporation of Munday board announced that it had assumed ownership of the old Munday Chamber of Commerce building, now the office of The Knox County News-Courier, and the park across the street from City Hall following a meeting last week. Travis Floyd also reported general liability insurance had been…

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BISD hires architect for school project

From The News-Courier staff— BENJAMIN—The Benjamin Independent School District board of trustees authorized Moffitt & Grimes to begin architect/engineer services during its regular monthly meeting earlier in the month. The trustees officially canvassed the results of the $21 million bond election, showing 98 votes for and 28. Supt. Gordon Thomas reported on student enrollment, district…

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Breakfast With Santa canceled

From The News-Courier staff— MUNDAY—The Munday Church of Christ elders announced they decided to cancel Breakfast with Santa, scheduled for Dec. 6, because of safety precaution concerns related to COVID-19. The annual event where children and families could come for breakfast, visit with Santa and learn about crafts had been held for the past 10…

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Mac’s View

It’s time to be thankful While 2020 has been an unusual stressful year with the current pandemic, it’s time for everyone to be thankful for what we do have. Having a big festival meal with family and friends may not be the best way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year as it appears COVID-19 is still…

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