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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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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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Flags to be placed on veterans’ gravesites

Special to The News-Courier— Curtis Schrader, pastor of the Benjamin and Knox City Methodist churches, announces there will be a short Veterans Day ceremony Saturday. The public is invited to attend. Flags will be placed at the gravesites of veterans at 8 a.m. at the Knox City Cemetery and at 10 a.m. at the Benjamin…

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New Bride

Courtesy photo— Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Cude are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Callie Suzanne to Clark Lee Kaupke of Millsap. The couple were married on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Springtown, at the Oak Knoll Ranch Wedding Venue with a reception following. The couple will reside in Millsap at their CK…

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Tips for utilizing pumpkins for décor and in recipes

Texas A&M AgriLife— Pumpkins are a big part of fall decorations and diet, so here are a few ideas to help you best utilize them during the season, according to  Odessa Keenan, AgriLife Extension wellness initiatives coordinator for the Healthy Texas Program, Dallas. “There are many ways to maximize the usefulness of pumpkins,” she said. “They’re…

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Munday church welcomes new minister

By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier— MUNDAY—Leroy Torres presented his first sermon Sunday morning in his new role as the minister of the Munday Church of Christ. Torres and wife Carline moved from Ohio where they had served as house parents for the Midwestern Children’s Home in Pleasant Plains, a facility for troubled teenage girls.…

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MEAL CANCELED

RHINELAND–The annual Knights of Columbus Sausage and Fried Chicken meal scheduled Sunday, Oct. 11 has been canceled.

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Cathedral in a Cotton Patch

Courtesy photos— The St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rhineland is celebrating its 125th anniversary after being formed in 1895 by a group of Germans. The current edifice of German-Gothic architecture was designed by Rev. Boniface Spanke and dedicated Nov. 8, 1951. More than 80,000 bricks were made by dedicated parishioners.

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Gov. Abbott loosens COVID-19 restrictions

Visits possible to nursing homes From The News-Courier staff— AUSTIN—Gov. Greg Abbott announced last Thursday that he would allow businesses to expand capacity in much of the state, citing a decline in coronavirus hospitalizations that he credited to Texans taking the pandemic seriously. The order allowed businesses operating at 50% capacity to move to 75%…

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