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Caprock Courier Nov. 12 edition to be mailed Thursday

Nov. 11, 2020 CAPROCK COURIER PRINT SUBSCRIBERS: With US Post Offices closed in honor of Veterans Day Nov. 11, your newspapers will be mailed on Thursday instead of today, so you may receive your home delivery a day late. Newsstand copies will also be distributed tomorrow instead of today. We appreciate your readership! Be sure…

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Matadors to battle Jaybirds for district title

KAY ELLINGTON  |  CAPROCK COURIER All eyes in the Texas six-man world will be focused on a town 62 miles south of Matador Friday night. When the state runner-up Motley County Matadors travel to take on the perennially playoff-bound Jayton Jaybirds, it will be something for six-man fans to behold. In looking ahead to the…

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October surpr-ice: Winter Storm Billy slams region

Region recovers from arctic blast; 46K without power across state last week  LIZ ADAMS | THE CAPROCK COURIER Parts of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma are still recovering from the freezing rain that began last Monday from an unusually early winter storm that resulted in icy fallen tree limbs and power outages throughout the week. KLBK reported by Thursday morning…

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BACK STAGE When the lights go out

BACK STAGE When the lights go out LIZ ADAMS  |  CAPROCK COURIER The roads were still covered with ice on Wednesday when I started making my way from the Texas Spur headquarters to the Silverton post office to deliver the paper. As I approached Quitaque, I realized I was running low on gas and had…

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Dortha Davis Carson Grundy, 1939–2020

Dortha Davis Carson Grundy, 1939–2020 MATADOR—Dortha Davis Carson Grundy, 81, of Matador passed away Thurs., Oct. 8, 2020. A memorial will be held Friday, November 20. at 2 p.m. at the East Mound Cemetery in Matador.   Dortha was born March 6, 1939, to Commodore and Lena Chaney Davis of Matador. Dortha will be remembered…

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Shirley Reynolds, 1936–2020

Shirley Reynolds, 1936–2020 SILVERTON—Shirley Reynolds, age 84, of Silverton, Texas, passed away on Sat., Oct. 24, 2020 in Amarillo. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 29, 2020, at the Silverton Ceme-tery. Community viewing will be from 10 a.m.–noon Thurs., Oct. 29, 2020, at the Moore-Rose Silverton Visitation Center prior to the…

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles spice up the sweet for fall

You know I can’t resist a fall setting that looks like it came right out of a Hallmark movie. So any time I can visit a pumpkin patch, go for a hayride, decorate or bake with gourds, pumpkins and winter squash, I’m all in. Autumn brings the cooler temps conducive to baking, as many times,…

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BACK STAGE BY LIZ ADAMS I believe in music

“Whoever finds this, I love you.”   —Mac Davis The first hit song Mac Davis wrote was for Elvis Presley. In a 2015 interview, Davis said he wrote that song in one night in 1968. You can probably hear it in your head as you read the familiar lyrics “Memories pressed between the pages of…

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Bob Wills Day on for Turkey week of Oct. 6–11, after April delay

Texas Playboys slated for dance; full week of socially distancing music LIZ ADAMS AND BARBARA BRANNON    |  CAPROCK COURIER  In Turkey, Texas, folks have been waiting since April to rosin up their bows and get out their dancing boots. But when Covid-19 prompted a cancellation of the event’s traditional date, the board secured commitments…

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