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Top Stories This Week - December 11, 2014

Get set for local Christmas events

This week there are a number of holiday events scheduled, Friday, December 12, Saturday, December 13, and Sunday, December 14, in addition to the Courthouse Musical Light Show that will be every night until the end of the year.
Shopper’s Night is on Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., a convenient time for people to shop after they get off work. Stores that are participating are: ALCO, Wonderful Things, Courthouse Square Mall, Granny’s Place, Delisa’s and Tiffany’s Tanning & Boutique.

FFA Project Show set for Saturday

The 2014 Comanche ISD sponsored Project Show will be held this Saturday, December 13, starting at 9:00 a.m. at the County Livestock Barn. On Friday, December 12, all swine entries will be weighed and checked from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, sheep, goats, and cattle, must be weighed and checked in from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Horses should be checked in by 1:00 p.m.

Benefit set for Steve Clemons, Sunday

Friends of Steve Clemons are hosting a benefit for him this Sunday, December 14 at Melody Oaks in Priddy, Texas.
Serving will begin at 4:00 p.m. for the Fajita Dinner. There will also be an auction, followed by a dance..

An 1874 Christmas in Old Comanche

(From The Comanche Chief’s 100th Anniversary Edition and written by J.W. Hill, December 20, 1897)
In full keeping with the precedent of the last century, Comanche celebrated Christmas with firecrackers, fun, frolic, and fuss. The Christmas tree was an interesting feature of the eve before Christmas. It was beautifully decorated with countless presents, whose glitter in the light of countless wax tapers was only exceeded by sparkling eyes of rosy-cheeked children eagerly regarding the distribution.




Christmas open house at library, Dec. 17

You are invited to a Christmas open house celebration on Wednesday, December 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Comanche Public Library.
Please come to enjoy a special reading and story time with Dawn Cobb the morning of December 17 at 9:00 a.m. She will be full of surprises and you will enjoy every minute.

TUMBLEWEED SMITH was in the area last week and stopped by the Comanche Public Library for a signing of his recent CD, “Tumbleweed Smith Top Picks!” Tumbleweed, who has a popular column in the Comanche Chief, has spent practically a lifetime of interviewing thousands of Texans, reporting on small towns, unusual events, and the people who live in these small towns. Pictured with Tumbleweed is Margaret Waring, librarian.

A TOTAL LOSS: A weekend fire in the Sidney community totally destroyed this mobile home. One person in the home suffered burns and was taken to the Comanche Medical Center. Both the Comanche VFD and the Sipe Springs VFD fought the blaze with fourteen firefighters and Comanche County Sheriff’s deputies assisting.

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