Joyce Penaluna

Joyce Penaluna Joyce Nell Penaluna, 82, died on Nov. 18, 2019, in Sanger. She was born on July 27, 1937, in Spanish Fort to her parents Sam & Geneva Brown Sterling. Joyce worked for a few years as a teacher, after that she was a homemaker for the remainder of her years taking care of her…

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Terry continues installing markers at Nocona Cemetery

— Photo by Tracy Mesler Robert “Bobo” Terry checks the level on one of the stones he sat on what had been an unmarked grave at Nocona Cemetery. The Nocona City Council approved using some of the Cemetery Bequeath Funds to purchase another 13 headstones, adding to the 41 previously acquired. Terry researches city records, newspaper…

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Kleinhans tops Nocona’s All-District honors

Averee Kleinhans District 8-3A MVP District 8-3A champion Bowie dominated the All-District honors while runner-up Nocona fared will in the post-season accolades. With Bowie’s straight set defeat at the hands of #4 Boyd last Tuesday, the district’s coaches released the selections. Nocona, Holliday and Henrietta all were defeated in the first round of the state…

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Welding truck rear-ends turning tanker

A Dodge 3500 Heavy Duty crew cab pickup, with welder, rests with a broken frame following a high-speed rear end accident on U.S. Hwy. 82 Monday morning. A 42-year-old Sadler man had to be cut out of his Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup Monday morning after ramming into the rear end of a tanker truck…

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Deputies charge local with three burglaries

Sheriff’s deputies executed an arrest warrant early Wednesday morning charging Wacey Keith White, 39, of Nocona with three counts of burglary. Chief Deputy Sheriff Jack Lawson said the property owner on Crenshaw Road near Ringgold had security cameras in their barn which resulted in video of a man “fairly short, the tractor tire was taller…

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Blum eliminated Lady Dogs at regionals

By Tracy R. Mesler MIDLOTHIAN – Another year of firsts came to an end Friday afternoon in a dog and cat fight as the Blum Lady Cats downed the Prairie Valley Lady Bulldogs in straight sets 25-15, 25-18, 25-10 in the semi-finals of the Region II-1A Volleyball Tournament. Too many unforced errors by Prairie Valley…

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Texas-New Mexico awards grant to museum

Power’s territory have been awarded TNMP Power Grants for 2019. Facts about 2019 grants More than 50 applications were received from qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. $100,000 was available in amounts between $2,000 and $10,000. Grants are made by the TNMP Fund from shareholder dollars. No rate dollars are used for grants. “We continue to be…

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Donors half way to mayor’s challenge

The free Community Thanksgiving Meal is Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Veranda Event Center. It will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. For those who are unable to attend, meals can be delivered locally. This event is sponsored by Christ Community Church, but it takes God working through our entire community to make…

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Community dinner is thankful event

The free Community Thanksgiving Meal is Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Veranda Event Center. It will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. For those who are unable to attend, meals can be delivered locally. This event is sponsored by Christ Community Church, but it takes God working through our entire community to make…

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Council takes stand on re-sold dilapidated house

By Tracy R. Mesler The Nocona City Council “drew a line” last Tuesday when it comes to dilapidated domes as it ordered Frederick Goodwin to demolish the home, he purchased less than 30 days early not realizing the structure had already been condemned. On May 10, 2016, the city council, sitting as the City Building…

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