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Top Stories This Week - April 17, 2014

COMANCHE’S WOMAN OF THE YEAR: Sharon McKinnon, left, owner of Wonderful Things gift shop, was honored as Woman of the Year for her hours of volunteerism in the community and her service as a Hospital Board member as well as president of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Presenting the award at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet is Sherry Reynolds. Last year’s recipient was Kelly Baker.

MAN OF THE YEAR: Rick Howard, left, was honored as Comanche’s Man of the Year at last week’s Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Howard, superintendent of Comanche ISD and Area Director of Gideon’s International, has served this community through his dedication to the education of our youth, as well as through his volunteerism as member of the Kiwanis Club. Presenting the award is Marvin McKinnon, last year’s recipient.
2014 AGRICULTURE AWARD was presented to Charles and Kaye Williams, center, owners of Brook Acres Organic Farm and Dairy. Presenting the award at last week’s Chamber of Commerce Banquet were last year’s recipients, Benita and Elton McDonald. As stewards of the land, the Williams have practiced limited use of pesticides and chemicals. The dairy farm has been in the Williams family since 1915. HONORED AS CORNERSTONE OF THE YEAR: William Kirkland, left, a barber on the north side of the courthouse square for 54 years, was awarded the Cornerstone of the Year award at last week’s Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Presenting the award was Steve Clemons. Kirkland has been a longtime civic leader and volunteer in both Comanche and Gustine. Kenneth Hagood was last year’s recipient.
ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR: Receiving the award for Organization of the Year, the Comanche County Car Club, was Eddie Parker at last week’s Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Presenting the award were Kate Denning, left, and Teleisha Tucker, members of Girls Running Wild running club, last year’s award winner. BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: The Dairy Queen of Comanche was named the Business of the Year at last week’s Chamber of Commerce banquet. Pictured, from left, Myra Sojourner, David Fritts, co-owner with his father James Fritts, and Cynthia Diaz, DQ manager. Presenting the award was Randall Clark was last year’s recipient for Clark Tractor Co.

Biggs wins prestigious Bass championship

James Biggs, the son of Jerry Biggs and the late Judy McCorkle Biggs, both CHS graduates, the grandson of Dr. Robert McCorkle, the late Peggy McCorkle, and the late Charlie and Ruth Biggs, won the Boater Division of The Bass Federation’s prestigious 2014 National Championship held at Grand Lake in Grove, Oklahoma.
In a testament to his faith and fishing skills, Biggs charged from 17th place on day one to be the eventual victor.
Biggs built on his 10-lb., 1-oz. day one with a monstrous 19-lb., 5-oz. bag on day two. That catch vaulted him into second place with 29 lb., 6 oz., hot on the heels of leader John Talton of Georgetown, Tennessee, who finished day two with 29 lbs., 10 oz.


Comanche Sales Tax Rebate increases again

For the third consecutive month the City of Comanche has shown a large increase in sales tax rebates. The city received $48,868.85 in April, up 14.02 percent from April 2013. Year-to-date the City of Comanche is up 4.24 percent with a four month rebate total of $226,784.56 compared to $217,543.72 in 2013.
The City of De Leon had a 4.36 percent increase over last April with a rebate of $17,006.22. De Leon has a four month rebate total of $78,359.77 up 5.21 percent over the previous year.

Holiday Closures

The following are closures and release dates for area schools and government offices:

Upcoming deadlines for 2014 at the Central Appraisal District

By Jo Ann Hohertz, R.P.A., Chief Appraiser
Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, disabled veteran or taxpayer, it’s important you know your rights concerning the property tax laws. You can contact the Appraisal District about property tax issues and we will provide you the most complete, accurate and up-to-date available information to assist you. This includes information about the following programs:

Comanche-Wide Garage Sale April 26

By Christine Tandy Perkins, Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture
Come find your treasures and great deals at the Comanche-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, April 26.

COMING SOON: Tractor Supply Co. has purchased land on Hwy 377 just east of the Best Western Comanche Inn. Reportedly construction will begin in the next couple of weeks and the store plans to be in operation by September 1st.

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