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A pickup truck crowded with nearly a dozen Mennonites left El Paso in 1977. When it reached a hill west of Seminole there was a big sigh of relief and the driver, when he saw the valley below, told his passengers, “We are Home.”

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HELLO, from THE COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM! Yes, it is very cold out this morning. The sun is shining, and you would think that it would be almost summer, but no such luck !!!!!!!

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Ring in a healthy new year by teaching kids the importance of food, nutrition and eating skills: food to fuel busy, successful lives; nutrition to nourish strong bodies and smart brains; and eating skills to enjoy the social aspect of meals with family and friends.

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“I like to think of Bear Creek as a boutique style smokehouse,” says Robbie Shoults, a member of a five generation family that owns and operates Bear Creek Smokehouse in a scenic rural area north of Marshall. Robbie’s mother Brenda Shoults lives in the old home place. Her husband’s parents s…

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Fruit fits easily into breakfast, but vegetables can be a challenge.

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COLLEGE STATION, Jan. 6, 2020 – The new year is an exciting milestone during which we often check in on our wellbeing and set goals for self-improvement. This year, consider using the holiday as an opportunity to evaluate and improve the health of your furry friend by including them in your …

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I was one of the early ambassadors of the Texas Folklife Festival that started 48 years ago on the grounds of the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio. It was designed to show off the state’s diverse cultural population. Jo Ann Andera was hired as a bilingual tour guide at the start an…

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Stars are colossal objects hundreds or thousands of times the size of Earth. Our Sun is a very average sized star. In fact, most of the stars in our galaxy are about he size of our Sun. Yet most of the stars we see at night are much bigger and much brighter than our star. The smaller, dimmer…

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Hello, from THE COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM!

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Mason is a hill country town of 2,500 residents with a courthouse square that’s hard to maneuver. It has an extremely dense population of characters. Perhaps that’s what makes the town so interesting. You can hardly go there without having some type of unique experience. One of my favorite e…

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Meteor showers occur pretty much throughout the year. They occur when Earth passes through a debris trail of a comet, much like bugs on your windshield. Earth’s gravity pulls the tiny rocks through the atmosphere causing them to heat up and glow. Ranging in size from grains of sand to severa…

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Comanche County Medical Center (CCMC), which operates a 25-bed, Critical Access Hospital (CAH) including a Level-4 24/7 emergency room, primary care clinic, pharmacy, physical therapy and other healthcare facilities, announces a community blood drive will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020, …

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This is the time of year when many people struggle to maintain their health and weight. The holidays often encourage individuals to overindulge and exercise less.

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Hello, from THE COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM!

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Rodney Watson of Plainview is an artist who paints western landscapes. He has also had careers as a museum curator and banker. The bank where he worked always had a huge Christmas event. Santa Claus was there beside a huge lighted and decorated tree. There were refreshments and customers and…

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The COMANCHE PROJECT SHOW is this Saturday, December 14 starting at 9:00 a.m. And first, we want to thank all our loyal advertisers who support this Special Edition, and all others who support the FFA and 4-H, organizations that continue to support the livestock industry in Comanche County. …

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It’s the holidays and you have lots of gift shopping to do. There are special people in your life that you want to give a little something to say thank you.

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So many Texas cities really put on the glitter and lights around Christmas. Big Spring, with a population 28,000 lights up the city park with displays and giant lighted poinsettias (it’s the lighted poinsettia capital of Texas) that attract some 20,000 visitors every December. Andrews has 13…

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We’re heading into the Christmas Season and shopping for presents for family and friends . . . so before you go out of town or purchase online, think about this: for every $1.00 spent locally in a locally-owned business, 67-cents returns to our community. That’s amazing and something we all …

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‘Tis the season for holiday cocktail parties with bountiful buffets. As you gather with friends, family and coworkers to celebrate - and chances are you’ll do this more than once - be mindful of healthy eating habits.

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Hello, from THE COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM!

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Gatesville is near Fort Hood, one of the largest military installations in the world and the military presence is always in the city.

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The Community Thanksgiving Service at Eastside Baptist Church was almost at full capacity, Sunday evening. There was much beautiful music and an amazing duet by two of our most talented pianists, Paula Howard and Pam Bates, inspirational words, and lots of fellowship among long-time-no-see f…

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I was on one of the dusty roads in Terligua’s ghost town riding in Mimi Webb Miller’s Checker Cab when a young girl flagged us down, ran over to Mimi and told her in an excited voice, “We’ve just found a house here. We’re moving from Austin next month.” There’s a reason Terlingua is known as…

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Hello from THE COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM!

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How about our CHS Indians last Friday! We couldn’t be prouder of the players, the coaching staff, our school, and our loyal fans! What a game . . . what a heartbreaker! To lose by one point when it was predicted that the Indians would lose by 20 something points is incredible!

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There’s a place in Stamford you just can’t pass by. You have to stop and go in. Big letters on the front of the building spell out Fried Pies. A big sign near the yellow front door advertises fried pies and laundry pickup. The building used to be a wholesale warehouse that stored candies and…

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I always like to be in Northeast Texas in the fall because it usually has outstanding autumn color. This year it didn’t. Mother Nature didn’t cooperate. People said it has been dry and windy and the leaves came down early. But that didn’t keep Winnsboro from holding its annual Autumn Trails …

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Hello from THE COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM!

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Hello from THE COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM!

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There are some important events and their dates to remember . . .

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“Last time I checked I think we have furniture in almost every state in the US and 14 foreign countries. We’ve even shipped rocking chairs to Poland.”

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Hello from THE COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM!

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The Fall season brings a lot of fun things - pumpkin spice, Halloween, com mazes and cooler weather! Another wonderful thing about fall is grocery stores tend to sell more winter squash!

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It’s time to put that extra blanket on your bed since the temperature has plummeted, and enjoy Fall, my favorite time of the year! And it’s a especially a good time to look around Comanche County for spectacular Autumn leaves. Please send us some photos if you see one of those special, spect…

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Some people say Terlingua has the brightest moon in Texas. “You can read a book by the moon out here,” says Bill Ivey, owner of the Terlingua Ghost Town. “At times you can almost read a book by the stars. I’ve seen people walking to their car at night, stop and look up. They’ve never seen th…

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I have a small horned toad made of spoons and forks. It is a clever piece of whimsical art produced by Roger Stanley who lives on a ranch near Cleburne. “We call it Bent Wheel because we found an old bent wheel and put it on a gate,” says Roger. When I met him for the interview, the first th…

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Hello from THE COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM!

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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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