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Highway 350 runs between Big Spring and Snyder. About midway between the two cities is a small place called Vincent, founded in 1892 and named for an early settler. Vincent Vinson. Steve Wolf, whose family has ranched in the region for generations, built a fine café and convenience store a f…

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Whether you are meal prepping for yourself or meal prepping for you and your family, you have to know how to keep that food safe! Follow these few tips below to make sure you’re eating nutritious and safe food. Keep your weekly prepped meals fresh and safe with this simple guide to meal prep…

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Have you ever wondered how a cemetery gets its name? I never wondered - that is, until now. On Thursday evening, I attended a Comanche County Genealogy meeting and discovered that a cemetery may have a surprising method of naming and may have a now-mysterious beginning.

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Who could have ever imagined that our world would witness such a global pandemic as we have had with this deadly Covid-19 virus. Over 630,000 Americans, including over 60,000 Texans and counting, have been directly killed by Covid-19 pneumonia. Most of the 630,000 American deaths occurred be…

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I want to invite everyone to come to the Comanche County Historical Museum and visit us on Saturday, September 11th, 2021, for a special day. Governor Abbott has declared the second Saturday in September as Quanah Parker Day in Texas. Quanah Parker was the son of white captive Cynthia Ann Pa…

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For those of you who love to read the details of our new books, this one’s for you!

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No wall in Alpine is safe from artists. The town is loaded with murals. And a dedicated group of mural lovers figured out unique ways to pay for them. One of the 30 or so murals in Alpine is near the Sul Ross campus and shows the history of the Texas Rangers.

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Are you interested in artwork? Happy details? Bursting colors? Well, then, you need to make a trip to the library and have a look at our new bulletin board! Okay, you say, we’ve seen all of your bulletin boards, so what makes this one so special? The wonderful answer to that question is exac…

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Can you believe the kids have started school? Summer has flown by and it’s time to get back into a daily routine. Some people think it is impossible to prepare a nutritious lunch during busy mornings but here are a few tricks.

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THE STORY OF LITTLE FLOWER, A COMANCHE GIRL

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When some cub scouts toured Chuck Conrad’s radio station in Kilgore, Chuck showed them some equipment that dated back to the days when telephones were rare. One youngster asked a question: “If they didn’t have phones, how did they get on the internet?” Chuck realized that these kids needed t…

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Freezing is a great way to preserve excess eggs and reduce the amount of food we waste. Here is a safe, quality tested way to do it from the National Center for Home Food Preservation:

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The story of Little Bear, a Comanche boy

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Hello, again, dear readers! Are you looking for some inexpensive travel options? Then we are the place for you! We have two tables full of free books, and, when you read a book, you get to travel to beautiful and idyllic lands, wild and mysterious places, or majestic and mystical kingdoms - …

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The Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the United States. It is 1,200 feet deep, 120 miles long and over 20 miles wide in some areas. It covers parts of four counties in the panhandle and the number of visitors is increasing.

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Hello, dear readers, we have new books in the library, so this week’s column is all about them! As always, our new adult books are displayed on the shelves just to the right of our front entry. Just passed those, you will now find new acquisitions displayed for our early readers, juveniles a…

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This is the final installment from my dear cousin, William “Vernon” Cox, concerning his service in the U.S. Navy in WW II. I consider him a “HERO” and my son Mark left a picture at the Comanche Chief for this next week, of Vernon and his wife, Ruth, on their Wedding Day. He has on his Navy w…

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