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Top Stories This Week - October 2, 2014

2014 Pow Wow CrowdPow Wow draws near record crowd

The 33rd annual Comanche County Pow Wow drew an estimated crowd of eleven to twelve thousand, making it the second highest in attendance. In 2005, the crowd was estimated at nearing 15,000.
Christine Tandy Perkins, Chamber of Commerce executive director, said it was the smoothest run in her 10 years. “People enjoyed the event, there were no complaints, and we had a great group of volunteer workers.”
The Comanche County Car Club’s show is always a very popular drawing card. They had 225 beautifully restored cars. A complete car show results will be in next week’s Chief.
The Vietnam Moving Wall was a great and inspirational attraction to this year’s Pow Wow. An estimated 5,000 people viewed the Wall.

Lowery murder trial underway

The jury trial in the Michael Lowery murder case opened on Monday with the selection of a jury.
There 240 potential jurors called, packing the Comanche Courthouse square. The final juror and two alternates were selected by 4:30 p.m. on Monday.
The trial got underway at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday. Wes Mau, special prosecutor from the Attorney General’s office, is head of the prosecution. Angie Hadley, De Leon, is Lowery’s defense attorney.
The prosecution expects the trial to last into early next week. Mau states they will call 20 witnesses.

Moving WallLest we forget their sacrifice. . . Kids Visit Moving Wall

A steady stream of visitors both young and old made their way to view the 58,000 plus names on the Moving Vietnam Wall during its five-day stay in Comanche. An abundance of respect, sadness, and patriotism was observed. In addition, it became a learning experience for many. It was this community’s rare opportunity to better understand what an unbelievable sacrifice the United States military gave during this very long and controversial war.
The Moving Wall, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, Tunnell Construction, and David and Deb Twiford, was officially opened for viewing, Thursday, September 25 with a ceremony held on site.

Lions Club CarvingParker’s vision helping to save beloved liveoaks

Eddie Parker’s vision is helping alter the tragic loss of the many liveoak trees scattered around Comanche City Park. Over the past ten years over half of the liveoak stand in the park has succumbed to oak wilt for which there is no cure. The result of this “cancer” to the park’s more than 50 beautiful oaks became a real eyesore and a safety threat to those visiting the park.
Currently, six of the eyesores have been turned into works of art through tree carvings.

Kiwanis Club CarvingTMRA Carving

Indians take on Zebras

Both the Comanche Indians and the Grandview Zebras will be hoping to bounce back from district opening losses when they clash this Friday in Grandview. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
Grandview is a new opponent for the Indians. It is 101.16 miles from Comanche. The shortest route to Grandview is: Take US 377 to Stephenville; turn right on US 67N and continue through Glen Rose to Cleburne. At Cleburne, take right on W. Henderson St/US 67 Bus. N. for 3 miles. Turn left onto E. 2nd St/FM-4 and continue on it for 13.5 miles when FM-4 becomes FM 916. Proceed .1 mile into Grandview.

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