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Funds raised for local food pantry

By Don Thompson MUNDAY – The Fruittaria on Main Street in Munday hosted a fund-raising event Oct. 14 in memory of Jacob Alexis Armendariz with all donations going to the local food pantry. Armendariz was an ambitious young man who wanted to become a chef and feed the world.  He was lost in a traffic…

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Development Corp of Munday to assist new business

By Don Thompson MUNDAY – The Development Corporation of Munday met last week and voted to assist Lee Rowland remodel a building on Main Street in which to set up production of essential oils and candles. The assistance will be in the form of a loan with favorable terms, while the benefit to Munday is…

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Veterans Day event set in Benjamin

BENJAMIN—The Knox County Historical Commission invites everyone to meet at the Veterans Memorial site in Benjamin on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, at 11 a.m. to honor all Knox County Veterans. This year the Historical Commission added 102 more names to the Veterans Memorial, including 2 names added to the WWI “Killed in Action” list. That…

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Broadband survey update

By Don Thompson   KNOX COUNTY – Knox County officially hit triple digits surveys last week, with 100 surveys received.  The goal is 203 so the county is just under 50% of the goal.   The survey will close Nov. 19, leaving three weeks to reach the goal.   This survey to determine the broadband…

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Commissioners tackle busy agenda

By Don Thompson BENJAMIN – Knox County Commissioners met last Monday to tackle a demanding agenda. Commissioners reviewed two trust property bids, accepting one and denying the other because it did not meet the minimum bid. The extension office reported it needs new pens and is seeking help with funding.  The commissioners agreed to pay…

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Support group meetings resumed

By Don Thompson MUNDAY – The Healing Hearts Grief Support Group has resumed meeting after a hiatus due to the pandemic.  The Healing Hearts group meets the second, third and fourth Monday evening of the month, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) fellowship hall at 630 W. Main…

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Annual Pancake Supper Oct. 29

By Don Thompson MUNDAY – The Munday Lions Club announced the Annual Pancake Supper event will be Oct. 29 at the Munday High School cafeteria, before the football game between the Munday Moguls and the Seymour Panthers. Pancake suppers will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with both dine-in and take out available.…

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Dry September recorded

By Don Thompson KNOX CITY – Brandon Carr, Manager of the USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service reported only 0.28 inches of rain in Knox County in September, making it much drier than average compared to the 2.99 inches normally received. Even though the month was drier than average, this brings the year to date…

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Weinert homecoming a big success

By Don Thompson WEINERT – The homecoming celebration on Saturday Oct. 2 was well attended by Weinert exe’s, families, and friends. 101 attendees registered, with many more attending the different functions. “The tiny town of Weinert put on quite a celebration for three days,” said organizer Mary Murphy, “and we’re tickled so many people came…

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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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