Obituary — Dr. David Brewer

Dr. David Brewer MONTAGUE — Dr. David Ray Brewer, 77, of Montague, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 9, 2020. Family will be receiving friends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 11, at the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie. A graveside service celebrating his life,…

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TxDOT acquiring property to widen US Hwy. 82

  The Texas Department of Transportation is actively working to secure rights-of-way for the widening of U.S. Hwy. 82 from Nocona to just east of Ringgold prior to opening bids early next year for the first of four phases in widening the roadway between Nocona and Henrietta. First proposed in 1972, the widening of the…

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Samples coming home as NHS volleyball coach

Former NHS volleyball stand out Tanya Samples is “coming home” as the new head volleyball coach for the Lady Indians. A 1999 graduate of NHS, Samples attended the University of North Texas on a volleyball scholarship graduating in 2003 with a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences and 18 hours of work at Dallas Baptist…

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PV planning outdoor graduation

After discussing the broad picture with their school board Monday night, administrators at Prairie Valley School have outlined graduation plans for their kindergarten, eighth grade and twelfth grade students. While the Kindergarten graduation will be held at the start of the next school year; an outdoor graduation is planned on May 22 for the eighth…

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MISD board gives employes $500 stipend

MONTAGUE — The Montague ISD School Board voted unanimously at the April board meeting to give back to their employees by providing a one-time $500 stimulus to all district employees. The board explained, “This is our way of saying thank you for your continued ability to show grit in the face of adversity throughout this…

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PV Board wants to see enrichment plan before approving flex-days

The Prairie Valley School Board tabled a proposal to go to a Flex-Monday, 4-day school week beginning with the  next academic year to allow the administration to present a proposed calendar of “enrichment” activities for the 19 proposed Flex-Mondays. “We’re not doing this to get the teachers a day off, or ourselves a day off.…

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Cars will cruise May 30 says chamber

The Covid-19 virus may have claimed the Vicari Car Auction for 2020, but it has not claimed Cruisin’ Nocona, announced the Nocona Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Originally scheduled for May 1-2,  in early April both events were moved to May 29-30 in hopes that life for the public would quickly return to normal.…

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Case count creeps up, as hospital resuming services

Nocona General Hospital will begin slowly phasing back in for all of its out- and in-patient surgical services starting next Tuesday, “We’re going to start next Tuesday with one out-patient surgical procedure a day,” reported NGH CEO Lance Meekins. “We’re doing that so we can monitor our PPE (personal protective equipment) usage and make certain…

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Kleinhans named to All-Star Team

Nocona junior Averee Kleinhans has been named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Start team and will participate in a summer basketball clinic and all-start activities to be held in Arlington later this summer. The junior, daughter of Wes and Angela Kleinhans of Montague, is an All-State selection in both volleyball and basketball. She is…

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Vicari cancles classic car auction

Pete Vicari, owner of Vicari Auction in Harvey, La., announced last week that the Tenth Annual Cruisin’ Nocona Vicari Auction was cancelled. “We were hoping to be able to move forward with our Nocona sale this year and bring some normalcy back into our lives,” he wrote. “Unfortunately, we have made the decision to cancel…

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