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Thu
08
Oct
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Growth, other factors changing the future of EMS volunteers

MARTIN COUNTY - With the growth of both medical services and the numbers of potential folks to be served by those medical facilities, changes have come in emergency medical needs and personnel. Recent changes at Martin County Hospital, brought on by the demands of both government via the IRS and private insurers, have meant a decline in the number of volunteers who can man emergency vehicles.
 
Fri
02
Oct
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Growth and volume increases are welcomed but challenging

MARTIN COUNTY - It hasn’t gone without notice in the medical community - and it’s time Martin County residents realized just what’s going on out there at the new county hospital. Ever since Martin County voters decided it was time to make some changes, it’s almost gone under the radar just how busy and how much business is being generated at the new hospital. Consider these stats for just this year:
 
 
Fri
02
Oct
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Homecoming Queen

Carli Richard was crowned 2015 Homecoming Queen during Grady’s halftime festivities last week. She was escorted by her dad brad Richards.
 
 
Fri
02
Oct
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Martin County Courthouse

Despite the downturn in the oil field, dozens of extra chairs were brought into the Martin County Courthouse hallway to accommodate the abundance of landmen.
 
 
Fri
02
Oct
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TDA announces Boll Weevil eradication successes

WEST TEXAS - Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller recently announced an update to the status in the fight against boll weevils in Texas. Commissioner Miller is excited to report the West Texas Maintenance Area has been declared eradicated, and the Northern Backlands, Southern Backlands, Upper Coastal Bend and South Texas Winter Garden zones have been deemed functionally eradicated. Texas ranks No. 1 nationally for cotton production, and this announcement comes as a milestone in the efforts to eliminate the boll weevil from Texas.
 
 
Fri
02
Oct
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Pumpkin picking fun Oct. 4 downtown

STANTON - A “Taste Of Grace Christmas Banquet” is being planned for Dec. 15, at the Martin County Community Center in Stanton. A Pumpkin Patch Extravaganza fundraiser took place Sep. 28 to help fund the banquet. It was such a huge success that another Pumpkin Patch Extravaganza has been scheduled for Oct. 4 from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Downtown Memorial Park in Stanton.
 
 
Fri
25
Sep
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Military convoy descends on Stanton Oct. 8

STANTON - Not a lot of folks will remember the Bankhead Highway - but those who do also know it was the interstate highway across Texas long before there was an interstate highway system.
 
Fri
25
Sep
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Annual Lenorah volunteer firemen’s benefit Saturday

LENORAH - Dinner and a dance with a big auction in between is on the menu in Lenorah this weekend when the volunteer fire department sponsors its annual fundraiser.
 
Fri
25
Sep
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2015 Grady Homecoming Queen Nominees

GRADY - Homecoming 2015 activities have been announced for Grady High School. This week, four Grady students will vy for the Homecoming Queen crown, which will be awarlded at the Grady vs. Water Valley.
 
Fri
25
Sep
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Big winds

Big winds either a microburst or a small tornado blew through Stanton Friday evening, ripping up roofs, trees and scattering dumpsters, outdoor furniture, trampolines like this one and other items all over parts of Stanton, mainly near the elementary school.
 

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