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What new businesses do you want?

In talking with folks around Knox County, I often hear comments about businesses that are needed; retail stores, service providers, and restaurants. What new or additional types of businesses would YOU like to see in Munday, Knox City, Benjamin, Truscott, or Goree? These are some of the comments I’ve heard: Services Laundry that will press…

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Early detection of breast cancer is key to effective treatment

Knox County Hospital District KNOX CITY – Although treatment has improved, early detection remains key to beating breast cancer. The number of women who die from breast cancer has been steadily decreasing, but much of that decline is due to early detection thanks to frequent screening. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Knox County…

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Christmas Cantata planned, practice begins

Special to The News-Courier MUNDAY—The Munday Community Choir will begin practicing for the annual Christmas Cantata on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at 7p.m. in the Choir room of First Baptist Church. Everyone in the area is welcome to join them each Wednesday as they prepare “Messiah, Heaven’s Glory” for presentation in December.

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Gass, Key Announce Engagement

The engagement of Makenzie Gass and Jonathan Key is being announced by the couple’s parents Dave and Angie Merrell of Graham; James and Angela Gass of Wichita Falls; and David and Carla Key of Munday. Makenzie is a graduate of Haskell High School and a graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in…

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Watch out: New Vaccine Survey Scams

By Jennifer Salazar, Director of Texas Medicare Patrol We have received reports of a new COVID-19 vaccine email scam where people are asked to complete a survey. They offer a free reward but ask people to pay a nominal fee “to cover shipping”. Survey scams like this are a creative way to steal your identity…

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Participate in Texas Speaks online survey

The News-Courier staff BENJAMIN—Knox County Extension agent Jerry Coplen urges residents of the county to participate in Texas Speaks, an online, anonymous survey giving communities throughout the state an open forum opportunity to express both joys and concerns on behalf of their communities. The survey is being conducted for the first time online and takes less than 10…

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KC Chamber banquet canceled

KNOX CITY— Mark Tucker, president of the Knox City Chamber of Commerce, announced last week that the group’s annual banquet where a citizen of the year was named had been canceled because of COVID-19.

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Pregnancy center fundraiser under way

By James McAfee— HASKELL—The Pregnancy Care Center of the Northern Big County is giving churches and residents of Knox County along with six other nearby counties opportunities to assist with their fundraiser until Feb. 14. Center director Reba Waggoner reports that coin banks in the shape of baby bottles have been distributed to all who…

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New year, new resolutions

By Ryan Bowman/Special to The News-Cpourier— Happy New Year! The ball has dropped; 365 days, 365 new chances. All the cliches associated with ringing in a new year have made their appearance as we leave 2020 behind and take the first steps into a new year. Wait, all but one lingering expectation, the infamous New…

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Look back at 2020

By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier— While Knox County wasn’t hit as hard as other parts of the country with outbreaks of COVID-19, the pandemic turned 2020 into an unusual year. The three schools were shut down in March and again for two weeks in the fall. In the March primary election, Hunter Embesi and…

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