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Top Stories This Week - April 16, 2015

City enters last week of cleanup

So far, the City Wide Cleanup has been a tremendous success, as load after load has made its way out of the town, keeping both city workers and volunteers too busy to look up from their work. This week you should first fill your polycart, put out two extra bags of trash beside it, and then add one bulk item as well. This will save dumpster space for the cleanup.
Then, you can continue to carry your extra trash items and tires to the Animal Shelter (no paint, no batteries, no aerosol cans, EPC, and no chemical items) and your brush and nail-free lumber to the area behind the park.

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Railroad125th Anniversary of Comanche’s first railroad

By Bradley Wilkerson
One hundred and twenty five years ago several businessmen set the stage for the modern Comanche we enjoy today. Without the railroad being built 100 plus years ago many of the businesses and commerce that make the city of Comanche what it is today would not have happened. In the late 1800’s the Comanche area was considered the western edge of the frontier.
In 1885, under the leadership of Capt. B. B. Paddock, a Civil War veteran and prominent Fort Worth attorney, procured a charter for a standard gauge railroad to be built from Fort Worth to Brownwood.

Chamber of Commerce Banquet set for this Thursday

By Christine Tandy Perkins, Executive CoC Director
The Comanche Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will host its Annual Banquet Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Comanche High School Commons.
“SHOP COMANCHE: It All Comes Back to You!” is the theme of this year’s banquet, and our emcee is Terry Barnes. The Set will be providing dinner, and in addition to the regular banquet activities, guests are invited to The Chamber Showcase! On the night of the Chamber Banquet, businesses will show off their services, brands, logos or merchandise.

Relay for Life event this Friday, in City Park

By Sharon Lesley
The annual Comanche County Relay For Life event will be held, Friday, April 17 at the Comanche City Park from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
The theme this year is Hunting for a Cure, and the Relay Committee extends an invitation to all to come and participate in the wonderful family event.

First Completed Wind TurbineFirst completed wind turbine sits atop a hill on the Logan’s Gap Wind project. Construction is really starting to ramp up with many more towers visible off Hwy. 377/67 and the area around the wind farm is like a small city.

Economic Development Resource Forum set for April 20

By Christine Tandy Perkins, Executive CofC Director
The Comanche EDC and the Comanche Chamber of Commerce are partnering with the USDA to host a Community Economic Development Resource Forum on Wednesday, April 22 at the Comanche Community Center, located at 100 Indian Creek Drive in Comanche. The meeting will begin at 11:00 am and should conclude by 1:00 pm. Lunch will be served. Join us to learn what services are available in Comanche County for Community Economic Development.

Chamber hosting Candidate Forum

By Christine Tandy Perkins, Executive CofC Director The Comanche Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Candidate Forum on Thursday, April 23 at 6:00 pm at the Comanche Community Center.

CHS UIL Academic TeamCOMANCHE HIGH SCHOOL’S ACADEMIC TEAM placed second at the District UIL meet held in Bangs. There were 48 Comanche students competing in the various events. Eighteen of the students will advance to Regional competition in Abilene on April 23 and April 24. Leann Ingram is Comanche’s UIL sponsor. A photo of the Regional qualifiers will be featured in next week’s Comanche Chief.


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