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Top Stories This Week - October 16, 2014

Heavy rains move over County

Heavy rains and thunderstorms over the weekend have brought some reports of heavy rainfall and wind damage some areas of Comanche County. Damage included downed trees and roof damage.
Rain reports ranged from a high of 4.50 inches at Hasse and Duncan Creek, to 2.20 inches at Democrat. The City of Comanche saw about 0.3 of an inch of rain.
With this rainfall, the county has an official total of 21.11 inches for the year, which is 4.50 inches below the normal annual rainfall through the second week of October (total reported by Corp of Engineers).

Welcome RainsWELCOME RAIN: A very welcomed rainfall covered all of Comanche County last Friday and Saturday nights. Reports ranged froom a high of 4.5 inches at Hasse to a low of 2.2 at Democrat. Reports in the City of Comanche ranged from 3.5 to 4 inches. Pictured is the “dip” on S. Houston Street.

Early voting to begin on October 20

Early voting for the November 4, 2014 General and Special Election will begin on Monday, October 20 in the Comanche County Courthouse Basement – Room B 102.
You may vote by personal appearance between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Additional early voting will be located at the De Leon City Hall on October 28 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Comanche National Bank is celebrating 125th Anniversary

Comanche National Bank’s directors, officers and staff are inviting the community to join them this Friday in celebrating their 125 years in banking. They hope you can join them as they spend the day tying the history of Comanche and their bank together.
Activities open at the bank at 9:30 a.m. on Friday with a free breakfast.
At 10:00 a.m. they will host their “Coaches Show” followed by a “A Look Back” radio show. They will also have video footage on the Comanche 1954 playoff games against Monahans and Littlefield.

Kailee HansmireHansmire competing in World Powerlifting Championships

Kailee Hansmire, a CHS senior, will be competing in the AAU World Powerlifting Championships in Las Vegas this Friday, October 17. She will be competing against lifters representing 72 countries.
Hansmire will be in the 18-10 year-old division in the 105-pound class. She is currently ranked number two in the world behind a Ukraine lifter. Kailee hopes to break her class world records in the bench press and dead-lift.
Hansmire is the reigning Class 3A Texas Power Lifting Champion. She qualified for the World Championship by winning her division in the AAU National High School Powerlifting Championships.

Silent auction now underway for injured fireworks firing team

The Comanche Noon Lions Club is now holding a silent auction with 100 percent of the money raised benefiting the Kiwanis Club fireworks firing team that was injured in the July 3rd tragic explosion.
The silent auction opened Tuesday, October 14 in the Comanche National Bank lobby. You may bid on items throughout the week. Bids will be taken until 1:30 on Friday, October 17 at the bank.

Comanche Town Hall Meeting, Oct. 21

By Christine Tandy Perkins, Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture
It's OFFICIAL! There will be a Comanche Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, October 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Comanche Community Center.
The event is being hosted by The City of Comanche City Council and The Comanche Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of getting input from all citizens about their vision for Comanche.
From a very small group of interested folks, the efforts to Revitalize Comanche are showing with our Courthouse lawn and adjacent areas being beautifully landscaped. There are many other things that can be done to support our local economy by keeping our own citizens shopping in town as well as having some of the 12,000 cars that pass through our square daily become visitors to conduct business in Comanche. Every time we lose a business, the trickle-down effect is significant. It is imperative that our empty buildings house a viable business. It is up to US to make things happen!

Peanut HarvestPEANUT HARVEST: Mark Allison and Tommy McGinnis are currently combining peanuts (runner variety) on the Allison farm in the Gustine community. Mark said, “The yield appears to be good.” More than 800 acres of peanuts were planted in Comanche County this year.

Indians take on McGregor Bulldogs

The Comanche Indians travel to McGregor this Friday to take on the Bulldogs in a must win game for the Indians. Comanche head coach Stephen Hermesmeyer says we will be playing for our playoff lives. “We are in a must win situation and we can still control our own destiny.”
McGregor enters the contest with a 1-1 district record. They opened with a 54-35 victory over Grandview and then fell to Whitney 35-53. They were open last week.
In pre-district play the Bulldogs were 1-3 with their win coming over Marlin 37-8. Losses were to Mexia 31-27 , Mart 23-54, and Clifton 35-53.

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