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HCH board approves 2020-21 budget, tax rate; increases room rates at Mesa View facilities

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In the Sept. 15 meeting of the Hemphill County Hospital Board, the directors approved a $19.9 million budget and the effective tax rate for fiscal year 2021, and instituted daily rate increases for both Mesa View Assisted Living and the new Mesa View Senior Living.
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City billing error for commercial sewer service threatens $116,000 revenue loss; council votes to bill retroactively

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A recently-discovered error in the city of Canadian’s billing process resulted in a failure to bill most commercial accounts for sewer service over the last eight months, and a loss of $116,000 in revenue.
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Artifacts are recovered in Ranch Ramp search for lost Military Trail

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Members of the Ramp family and their guests rose to the challenge of the Lyman’s Wagon Train Battle Heritage Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 12, dedicating the day to a search for artifacts from the 1874 battle to document a “lost” section of the Military Trail on ground belonging to Patty Walker, part of the original H.M. Ramp ranch.
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Four new positive COVID-19 cases reported here this week—only one in-county resident

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This week, the Hemphill County Hospital District announced that it had received results for four additional positive cases of COVID-19— one local resident, and three residents outside of this county, all test results that were returned yesterday. These are the first new cases reported in the last week, and bring the total lab-tested coronavirus case count to 73 inside the county, and 37 outside.