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The Comanche Chief is a weekly newspaper serving Comanche county, Texas. First established in 1873, it is the oldest business still operating in the west central Texas town of Comanche. Owned and operated now for three generations by the Wilkerson family it is a main stay of the community.

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Top Stories This Week - November 20, 2014

ACCEPTS WALTER ZELLER FELLOW AWARD: Sherry Reynolds, center, accepted the Walter Zeller Fellow Award in memory of Dr. Russell Reynolds at Tuesday’s Kiwanis Club of Comanche. The Award is to honor a “kindred spirit of generosity.” Presenting the award were Nancy Miller of Abilene, past Governor of Texas-Oklahoma District, and William “Will” Smith, Lt. Governor Division 35 Texas-Oklahoma District. Sherry was presented a medallion, certificate and commemorative lapel pin. Fifty members of the Kiwanis Clubs of Abilene were in attendance at the meeting.

 

 

Kiwanis honor memory of Dr. Russell Reynolds

By David Bacon, Account Executive, KTAB/Bigcountryhomepage.com
At the regular monthly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Comanche, Tuesday, November 18, the memory of beloved Dr. Russell Reynolds who was killed in the July 3, 2014 fireworks explosion was honored with a special award by the Kiwanis Club of Abilene and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Abilene.

Olen Ray Perry named interim city manager

The Comanche City Council has hired a new interim city manager, replacing former interim manager Doug Box.
Petty, of Goldthwaite, comes to Comanche with over 50 years experience in city government at both city manager and interim city manager. Cities where he has served include Sinton, Morgans Point, Giddings, Clyde, Corinth, Van Alstyne, Bonham, Suphur Spings, Conroe, Deer Park, Mineral Wells, Tulia, Floydad, and as an administrative assistant to the city manager in Lubbock.

Community Thanksgiving Service at East Side Baptist Church

The Annual Community Thanksgiving Service at East Side Baptist Church will be this Sunday evening, November 23, at 6:00 pm. All churches in our community are invited and encouraged to attend.
Many parts of the service will be represented by pastors/layman of the churches in our county. Sean Bridges, pastor of Proctor Baptist Church, will bring the message. There will be a community choir led by Vic Watson of FBC Comanche.

Thanksgiving release times for schools and government offices

The following are the dates and times that local schools and government offices will be releasing for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Comanche ISD
All campuses will release at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25. Buses will run at this time, and parents will be permitted to pick up their children at that time. Classes will resume at the normal time on Monday, December 1.




WINS BEST OF SHOW AT TEXAS STATE FAIR: This exquisite quilt with its many intricate designs was made by Connie Hansen of the Newburg community in Comanche County, and it was named Best of Show out of the hundreds submitted at the 2014 State Fair of Texas. Connie, who learned from her mother her many seamstress skills, has been making handmade and machine-made quilts for many years. A few weeks ago in The Comanche Chief it was erroneously stated she won prize money, but Connie clarified that statement by saying there was no prize money that went with this award. She said the pride and joy of winning was her prize.

50 years ago, Comanche claimed record for pretty women – still true today

From Oct. 15, 1923 Dallas Morning News column “50 Years Ago”(from an 1873 Edition of The Comanche Chief and reprinted in the 1923 Golden Anniversary Edition of The Comanche Chief) . . .

“The town of Comanche claims to have more handsome women than any town of its size in the United States.”
We knew it! After fifty years the same statement can still be made.


Bradley Wilkerson joins Chief staff

James Bradley Wilkerson, son of Jim and Nancy Wilkerson, has joined the staff at the Comanche Chief. He will be serving the newspaper as an associate editor, along with editor Lance Wilkerson, and publisher Jim Wilkerson.
Bradley is a 2001 CHS graduate and a 2008 of Texas Tech University. While living in Lubbock he was employed by First United Bank and Lowes,

CHS SENIOR SOFTBALL PLAYER, Madison Hagood, has signed with Oklahoma Christian University to play softball. The Lady Eagles compete in the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference and finished with a 42-16 record, reaching the NCAA championship game last year. The OC softball team finished in GPA in NCAA Division II and had the top team GPA in the nation for the NCAA. Madison has received All-District, All-Big County and TGCA and TSWA All-State honors for solftball and has been a part of three CHS Maiden playoff team, including Regional Finalists in 2013 and Area Finalists in 2014. Last season she was Pitcher of the Year for District 7-2A, with a 15-1 record, 150 strikeouts, 99 innings, and a 1.84 ERA. She also plays select softball and is a member of the Texas Glory organization. Madison said she looks forward to being a part of the Lady Eagles softball team and making OC her home next fall. Pictured are, front, l-r, Leann Hagood, Madison Hagood, Brent Hagood; and back, from left, CHS athletic director and coach Stephen Hermesmeyer, coach Drew Cleavinger, Austin Hagood, Kay Hagood, Kenneth Hagood, Dwain Bill, and CHS girls athletic director and coach Diana Salinas.

 

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