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My, my, my the Texas temperatures are crazy! But it does always seem to be cold around the County Stock Show time!

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I had the genuine pleasure to meet Tamra McAnally Bolton, a gifted and respected writer who lives near Jacksonville. I have 3 of her books now and each one shows her amazing talent. When I interviewed her I asked her to read from her book WHEN I WAS SMALL, a book for children. She read these words:

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We had a couple of special visits during the last few weeks. Thanks to Nancy Wilkerson for bringing her two nieces, Rachel and Emily Durham to visit the museum last week. The old one room schoolhouse was their all-time favorite! Also, the Nuce family of the Hazel Dell Community visited the m…

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Carroll Choate drills water wells all over west Texas. He has had his business since 1957. He started it while he was working at the oil refinery in Big Spring. Prior to the official start of Choate Well Service he did the work for his family and friends at no charge. He knew the procedure w…

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Good morning out there, Comanche folks! I hope you’ve been staying toasty warm! Winter isn’t over, so I thought I’d recommend a few good reads for the family during this indoor weather.

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Marion “Dad” Joiner was a wildcatter in 1930 and drilled for oil west of Henderson near a little place called Cyril. “He rented land from Daisy Bradford,” says oil historian Stephanie Osteen. “He drilled twice and missed his mark. Dry holes. He drilled in the third location and hit the large…

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If you watch, there are advertisements out already from the local nurseries for onion sets! Sweet Red, 10/15, Yellow Granex and White Bermuda. Can you believe it is time to start gardening!

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Delnor Poss had a 40 year career teaching and coaching sports at Midland College. He grew up playing sports at schools in California, Oklahoma and Texas. Later he coached at high schools. At Midland College he worked his way up to Athletic Director. His teams won 12 National Championships in…

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Good morning, Comanche! Are you ready for the holidays? I confess, I am woefully behind in my personal preparations. However, the library has jumped right into the holiday spirit! We had Santa in the library on Saturday and he even brought an elf helper with him! What a jolly time everyone h…

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When Donnie Pitchford of Carthage was in college, the campus radio station played old time radio programs. Donnie became a big fan of Lum and Abner, a radio show that was on the air from 1931 to 1954. The program began with the ringing of an old timey telephone. Lum picks up the phone and sa…

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Our Comanche County Historical Museum is so thankful for dedicated friends in our area. A friend of the Museum brought items from the CHOICE BAKING COMPANY, also known as THE COOKIE SHOP.

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We had a great time at our event on Saturday! We wish to thank the Comanche High School Drama Club students who performed a dramatic reading of A Bit of Applause for Mrs. Clause. What a tremendous job they did! The story surely backs up the expression, “behind every good man stands a good wo…

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In the early 1960’s I attended a meeting of the Big Spring Little Theater in Dr. Milton Talbot’s house. On the way in, along the brick walkway leading to the center of the house, I felt like I was entering a work of art. I don’t remember what happened at the meeting but I do remember that ho…

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This is a pretty Sunday afternoon. I have gotten the information that it is to be a lot cooler soon. Such is the weather!

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