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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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Mac’s Views

Resolutions might look different Let’s face the fact, many of us have been waiting for this year to end since March when the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted our daily lives. When we sit down to make our New Year’s resolutions, I’m sure they might look a little different compared to what our goals and wishes were…

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Shopping extravaganza

James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier Ben Sanford of Bears for Kids! in Childress assists a young girl getting a new toy for her birthday at the fourth annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza at the Knox City Community Center last Saturday.

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Family and low airfares too much of temptation

By Paul Schattenberg /Texas A&M AgriLife — In spite of various medical warnings and other attempts to persuade people to remain at home during the holidays, the draw of family and of discounted airfares is proving to be too much of a temptation for many. The roads have already been busy with people going to…

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