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Top Stories This Week - September 22, 2016

Pow-Wow CrowdExpecting over 11,000 visitors to take in the 35th Annual Pow Wow

This coming Saturday and Sunday in Comanche at the 35th Annual Comanche County Pow Wow both days are full with a huge variety of events. City Park is definitely where you should be to have good ol’ fashion family fun.
Admission is only $3.00 and children under five are free. And for your convenience, the parking is free, as well as the shuttle ride. You can catch the shuttle at the Community Center and on Cherokee Street.
Most of the activities will take place in City Park with the exception of the Tribal Trot which will start at 8:00 a.m. on the square on Saturday. The Art and Photography Show will be in the Community Center near the park, and on Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. the Callahan Divide Band will perform at the Rodeo Grounds, which is also near the park. This band’s venue will be changed in case of rain.
Gates open at the park on both Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
The artisan and craft vendors, as well as the food vendors will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Be sure to see Comanche National Bank’s ad in this week’s Chief to see the Pow Wow schedule of events. Cut it out and plan your day at the Pow Wow. Also, see the map of the park in this week’s Chief that will assist you in finding the locations to the various events.

Sahawe DancersSahawe Indian Dancers perform Saturday and Sunday





Pow-Wow CamelsTexas Camel Corps, always a crowd favorite

2016 Homecoming Queen Carly Mazurek2016 CHS HOMECOMING QUEEN: Carly Mazurek was elected by the CHS student body as their 2016 Homecoming Queen. She was presented at halftime by her father, Wayne Mazurek.

Man’s body discovered in storm cellar on E. Central

A man’s body was discovered on the 700 block of East Central Avenue in Comanche, Thursday, September 15.
The man was identified as Luther Byrd, age 50, of Comanche. The body was found in a storm cellar on the Floyd Ballard property.
According to the Comanche Police Department, there were no indications of foul play.
The body has been sent to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner where officials there confirmed there were no signs of foul play. However, it will be six to eight weeks before a toxicology report will be available from the Medical Examiner for the official cause of death.
Luther Byrd was last seen by the Comanche police while out on patrol at 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13.

5K Tribal Trot to kick off Pow Wow

The Comanche County Pow-Wow weekend will get kicked off with a fun walk, jog or run around the Comanche Square and other areas of Comanche Saturday, September 24 at 8:00 a.m.
Comanche County Area Go Texan will once again hold their annual Tribal Trot 5k the Saturday morning of the Pow Wow. All proceeds go to Comanche County Area Go Texan County Scholarship. They are also selling event T-shirts in advance for the scholarship fund if you’d like to help but are unable to participate. Join in for the 5k and then head over to the city park and enjoy the Pow-Wow festivities!
Pre-registration fee is $25.00 for 18 year-olds and older, and $20 for 17 year-olds and under. On race day add $5.00 to the above prices. Award categories and age divisions for both male and female will be 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-20, 21-25, 26-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & over.

Indians travel to Eastland for final pre-district contest

The Comanche Indian football team will wrap up their pre-district schedule this Friday night when they journey to Eastland to take on the Mavericks. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
Eastland enters the contest with a 2-2 season record. Wins came over Merkel 50-0 and Breckenridge 55-6. Losses were to two unbeaten squads, Clyde 15-20 and wall 14-28.
Coach Stephen Hermesmeyer says this is our last big test before our quest for a district title begins. “We need to get better this week and keep our momentum heading toward district play.”
Eastland returned four offensive and four defensive starters and just 11 lettermen from last year’s 10-3 team. They expect lots of help from last year’s 9-0 junior varsity squad.
Coach Hermesmeyer says they run the football 60 percent of the time and pass 40 percent. “They do both very well.”

2016 Varsity Volleyball Team2016 MAIDEN VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM: The Maidens open district play this Saturday in Eastland. The JV game is at 1:00 p.m. and varsity at 2:00 p.m. Pictured are players on the 2016 Comanche High School varsity volleyball team. They are, back, l-r, McCayla Courtney, Melannie Victoria, Coach Jamie Salinas, Kennedy Harms, Linda Landa, Mandy Carter, Brianne Davis, and Coach Traci Pettit; front, l-r, Ashley Jones, Emily Tindol, Arlene Aguinaga, Ali Cotton and Maritza Lopez.

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