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Obituary – Nathan Allred

Nathan Allred Nathan Eugene Allred, 96, died on April 28, 2020 in Nocona. He was born on March 1, 1924, in Nocona to Walter and Mary Powell Allred. Nathan was known as a “Jack of all trades” working for Diamond Shamrock, Nocona Boot Co., and having a mobile feed mill in Nocona. He was a…

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Obituary – Wayne Lewis

Wayne Lewis Wayne L. Lewis, 85, died on May 2, 2020, in Nocona. He was born on March 9, 1935, in Hamilton to A.D. and Norma Jameson Lewis. He was a hard worker working in construction most of his life. He was a member of the Polytechnic Masonic Lodge #925 and the Stockyard Masonic Lodge…

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Obituary – Mary Fuller

Mary Fuller Mary Ellen Fuller, 83, died on April 24, 2020, in Wichita Falls. She was born on Dec. 26, 1936, in Howe to Jess and Faye Steward Howell. Mary worked for the Nokona Athletic Goods most of her life and loved to be around her family. She married Darrell “Wig” Fuller on Nov. 26,…

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Obituary – James Mays

James Mays James William Mays ,78, born Dec. 24, 1941, in Nocona died on April 5, 2020, in Fort Worth. He is survived by his wife Peggy Mays, son, Jody Mays and wife Renée, and sister, Jo Patrick and her husband Roger. He was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Dell Stout and father,…

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2nd Covid-19 positive case reported

Montague County’s second positive test for novel Coronavirus-19 was reported Wednesday. Dr. Delbert McCaig, the Montague County Health officer, said he had just been notified of the positive test results. He was unable to release the sex, age range, home town or social contact information on the patient. “We have to wait for the state…

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Obituary – Pauline Parker

Pauline Parker SAINT JO — Pauline (Davenport) Parker, age 90, passed to her heavenly home, Saturday, April 4, 2020. Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, a private family graveside service will be held at Illinois Bend Cemetery with Reverend Paul McQuerry, grandson, officiating on Tuesday, April 7. The service will be under the direction of Scott…

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Old Bowie hospital on auction block; entities seize ventilators, equipment

Three tax entities, two in Bowie, took steps Wednesday to seize the personal property of Central Hospital of Bowie in an attempt to collect some $113,000 in past-due taxes. Among the items seized was the equipment and inventory left in the facility including ventilators and other medical equipment, masks and other personal protective equipment as…

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While ‘adequate’ NGH searching for more PPE

By Tracy R. Mesler While Nocona General Hospital has a “sufficient” supply of personal protective equipment (PPEs), masks and gloves, the staff is still trying to secure more in fear of an outbreak of Covid-19 in the community. NGH CEO Lance Meekins said he staff made efforts to secure more of the supplies they would…

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NISD to replace 104 of 118 HVAC units

While students may remain isolated at home for at least 10 more days, and most likely longer, the Nocona School Board voted Friday to undertake a $1,575,665 upgrade to the district’s heating and air conditioning systems hoping to have all of the work completed before the scheduled start of the 2020-2021 school year. Friday afternoon…

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PenTex Energy postpones members meeting

MUENTER – To protect the health and well-being of our members, employees and community PenTex Energy is following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is postponing the cooperative’s annual meeting due to the Covid-19 pandemic. PenTex, formerly Cooke County Electric Cooperative, released its annual report which was distributed to members…

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