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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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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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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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Students, citizens gently chide city for ‘slacking off’

While the criticism of the city of Nocona and the Nocona Council was couched in polite terms last Tuesday night, the message was the city of Nocona is coasting and not moving forward, and the Nocona City Council needs to step up its game. And the council was questioned and/or chastised by both greying businessmen…

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Dollar General reopening

Yes, Nocona shoppers, Dollar General is re-opening its store which was damaged by an exterior fire in August. Angela Petkovic, a spokesperson for Dollar General Corporation, confirmed Tuesday that the activity and merchandize residents had seen at the location was aimed towards re-opening. Dollar General has set plans for a grand opening celebration on Saturday,…

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Marine completes his mission 53 years later

By Tracy R. Mesler Fifty-three years, five months and thirteen days later, Vietnam veteran Cpl. James L. Farley (USMC-Ret.) completed ‘his mission’ bringing closure to himself and his family. In 1965 Farley and his best friend “more like brothers Garth Wayne “Rusty” Keck Jr., were on a trip from their home in Woodward, Okla., to…

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