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First cotton modules harvested in county

Three growers harvested the first cotton of the year Wednesday in Hockley County.

Monty Rodgers Jr. stripped seven cotton modules in the Whitharral area.

Heath Gresham harvested one round module while Derik Pearson harvested four modules.

The modules were hauled to United Cotton Growers at Arnett, where they may be ginned this weekend, said gin employee Lucretia Gresham.

The first cotton to be ginned this fall in the county was produced Thursday at Citizens Shallowater Co-op Gin.

Gin manager Johnny Shepard said the cotton was harvested Wednesday in Lubbock County by Two Dan Farms.

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