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Hello from THE COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM! Today is October 12, 2019.

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Ben Campbell of Palestine is a baseball fan. But there was a gentleman in his town who was a legendary baseball fan. Since Ben is a historian he looked into this man. His name was Hyman Pearlstone who owned a wholesale grocery business in Palestine. He was a successful businessman and a civi…

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The Comanche Public Library, located at 311 N. Austin in Comanche, is sponsoring the following programs on Friday, October 18th! Anyone who is interested in attending any of these programs is encouraged to call the Library at 325.356.2122 or email us at comanchepl@verizon.net to register. I …

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There are 8 planets orbiting the Sun. The inner 4 are vastly different than the outer 4. The inner planets, or terrestrial planets, are rocky and relatively small. Found closest to the Sun is Mercury, only 0.4 AU (36 million miles) from the Sun. It has no atmosphere and is the smallest of al…

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Hello from THE COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM! Yes, it seems pretty cool outside. I thought it was so nice and cool both Saturday and Sunday out at the POW-WOW. Of course, we were sitting under the PECAN TREES, and also under the tents for the Museum displays. We had a wonderful time out …

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Hats off to all our Comanche County 4-H members, their parents, leaders, and those businesses and individuals in our community who continue to support our youth. Thank you to all. (Please see our Special 4-H Section in this week’s Chief.) Thanks also to those loyal advertisers who support th…

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When Cynde Aguilar was growing up in Colorado City she had thoughts of becoming a teacher. But when her mom became a police dispatcher she had second thoughts. “These law enforcement guys were so nice,” says Cynde.

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You don’t need to spend a fortune to be physically active. In fact, you can be active in many ways without spending any money. You don’t need special exercise equipment other than comfortable walking shoes. Here are a few ideas to help get you moving for free!

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Pat Neff was governor of Texas from 1921 to 1925. His accomplishments include establishing Texas Tech and the Texas State Parks System (the first park is Mother Neff State Park). “He was followed by Ma Ferguson as governor,” says David Scott of Gatesville, who spent 15 years doing research a…

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On average, Americans spend about 12 minutes eating breakfast each day, with more and more of those eating occasions happening on the go. Living in such a high-paced society, it can be hard to spend enough time making sure “the most important meal of the day” is well balanced with nourishing foods.

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The Birmingham Forest Golf Club is on 100 acres of land on the edge of Rusk. It has mostly been known as the Birmingham Golf Club, because it is located on what was once a community named New Birmingham that produced iron ore. “We’re thinking about changing the name back to its original, Bir…

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There are more things happening in Cranfills Gap, Texas than in most major cities. It was settled by Norwegians and four families from Norway maintain homes in Cranfills Gap. “They come here about 4 times a year,” says Gap resident Sandi Carlson. “They travel all over Texas and know more abo…

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Hello from THE COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM. No, I am not trying to write another LONESOME DOVE, but many in our area will be surprised to learn about how many cattle drives were formed in Comanche County, most of them going to Kansas.

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Were you happy and celebrating over the outcome of last weekend’s football games? There was jubilation in the air after the Indians’ very exciting overtime victory over the Breckenridge Buckaroos!

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To our area crafters: if you love animals and would like to help our animals, animal control officer and local animal shelter out, please donate a craft item for the Comanche Animal Shelter booth at the Comanche County Pow Wow.

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Hello from THE COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM. I apologize that I was ill and missed being at the Museum last Weekend.

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Robert Lewis of Colorado City collects bottles, arrowheads and coins. But of all his hobbies, there is one he likes the best. He makes fiddles.

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There’s a guy who rides a horse around the Fort Worth Stockyards who looks, talks and acts like John Wayne. He also takes part in a staged gunfight by the Legends of Texas group. His name is Jack Edmondson and he is more than a cowboy. He is a scholarly historian who has portrayed Travis, Bo…

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Food packages often feature words and claims that can be misleading. If you know the definitions of those words, you can avoid being misled or confused by package claims. Here are a few common words you may see on food packages:

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I asked my wife where she wanted to go this summer. She said, “Someplace cool.” So we went to Iceland, the western most part of Europe. The capital city of Reykjavik is the most northern capital city in the world. In preparing for the trip we watched several videos but none were as beautiful…

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Congratulations and many, many kudos to those who orchestrated the emergency plan after the major water line break in Comanche.

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With many thanks to RADIO STATION KCOM, Comanche, they have invited me to come in on Friday at 12:00 am to tape a radio program about Comanche County history. I have tried to keep these stories told in a time line. Right now, I am on the WAR BETWEEN THE STATES. Yes, The Civil War. Many peopl…

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Growing up, everyone ate PB&J sandwiches and an apple for lunch. Today’s lunch boxes (or recyclable bags) look a lot different - especially for kids like my own who have no interest in sandwiches. Whether your kids simply don’t like sandwiches or can’t eat them because they’re allergic t…

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Good Morning from the Comanche County Historical Museum. Yes, it is still very hot outside, but, as I have mentioned before, here it is August, and what can we expect?

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When Bill Cole of Midland was in high school in Abilene, he delivered telegrams for Western Union.

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School bells are ringing across the area, and we wish all the students and personnel the best school year ever! Don’t forget to drive cautiously through the school zones. As we all know, sometimes children are not paying attention when they cross the street!

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Usually on an interview trip I’m gone about 3 days. This time I took an entire week and it proved worthwhile. I came home with 30 interviews and they were all stellar. The trip started in Milford near Waxahachie where I interviewed Cliff Yeary, a colorful blacksmith who lost an eye to an arr…

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Good afternoon from the Comanche County Museum! It is Saturday and we just wrapped up the second annual “KIDS DAY AT THE MUSEUM”.

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Our nearest star, the Sun, lies roughly 93 million miles from the Earth. Having a diameter of 880,000 miles it is 100 times the size of Earth. Over a million Earth-sized planets could fit inside it. It’s the largest object in our Solar System, but it pales in comparison to many of the stars …

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One of my favorite magazines I get is the Texas Coop Power magazine, which is celebrating its 75th Anniversary (1944 – 2019). It has very interesting, informative, well-written articles (some written by Comanche’s Shirley Dukes) and good recipes, as well as always supporting farm and ranch f…

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Good Morning from THE COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM.

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The thing about having a temporary setback (like my broken foot) is when you start telling someone about your situation, many of them will start telling you their experiences with broken bones that make yours seem trivial. I was in a wheel chair for about 4 months. During that time, some peo…

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We went to see the movie ROCKETMAN the other day. Matinee. Didn’t know what the crowd would be like, although we didn’t buy tickets before getting to the theater. The movie had been out a couple of weeks. At the box office, there was a seating chart and we chose to sit in the middle about 3 …

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Summer vacation is winding down for all our students, including those off to college campuses again for the fall semester. Families are trying to fit in family vacations and prepare for the new school year.

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Good afternoon from THE COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM!

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The Dog Days of Summer are here, but we surprisingly woke up to some of the lowest temperatures ever on Tuesday morn. Ah . . . it was nice, sitting outside drinking my coffee. But, as we know, August is almost here and the summer temperatures will heat up.

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Good Afternoon from the Comanche County Historical Museum.

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“I got in the cow business in 97 and it quit raining. Got out in 2017 and it hadn’t quit raining yet.”

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Can’t believe it’s time to start getting ready for another school year! Are the summers getting shorter, or what!?

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Good Morning from the Comanche County Historical Museum. I know that the fourth of JULY is over, but I am still on Fourth of July time. For instance: our family enjoyed another JONES FAMILY REUNION, this time at Lake BUCHANAN. We had the best time. Let us proceed:

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When the temperatures rise, getting enough to drink is important whether you’re playing sports, traveling or just sitting in the sun. It’s critical for your heart health.

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Hope you all spent the 4th of July doing just what you wanted . . . whether it was just having a quiet day at home or celebrating by attending fireworks displays or picnics. It has been reported to us that there were a number of outstanding fireworks shows from Rising Star to Proctor Lake to…

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“My policy for everything is to always listen to people because they have so much that they can teach you. Everybody knows something that you don’t. And I always like to follow my policy of listening. It’s kind of my golden rule.”

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