Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mitchell County Reunion a big success despite the rain!

The Mitchell County Reunion was a big hit again this year, former resident Joe Kirshbaum was the guest speaker and had lots of stories to tell.  He even named some names and kept the crowd laughing for some 45 minutes!  Joe has also bought Summer's Out West from Lana Vardeman in Westbrook, and is planning on moving back to Colorado City soon.

Joe takes the time to visit with the crowd.

Kay and Dimple Sue McCarley enjoy catching up with friends during the dinner.

Drew and Camille Ballard take time to enjoy the meal, catered by Gas and Grub!

Joe Kirschbaum catches up with classmate Linda Baum at the reunion.

Frontier Days in Colorado City!

A petting zoo and County Fair were highlights at the Frontier Days, held yesterday at the Railhead building in downtown Colorado City. 

This young lady had fun at the petting zoo!

Lots of animals were on hand at the Railhead Building!

Taking 1st place for the 2nd year in a's Ray Ritchey in the Ice Cream Freeze-Off!  Mike Ratliff and Amanda Jo Ritchey also entered the contest, Mike took 2nd place!

New Gun Collection on display at Museum!

There is a new display at our Heart of West Texas Museum!  It is an antique gun display, on permanent loan from Richard Wistrand. 

That's Richard Wistrand cutting the ribbon at the dedication of his gun collection at the Museum. 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

CHS Wall of Honor Inductees!

Congratulations to the new CHS Wall of Honor Inductees!  Ceremonies were held September 28th and the Colorado Middle School. 

Holly Neff O'Neil, now one of the nation's leading attorneys and a 1980 graduate of CHS.  She is seen here being presented the award by former CHS Principal Jerry Reynolds, with current Principal Mark Merrell looking on.

1953 CHS graduate C.A. Wilkins, who served as a jet pilot in both Korea and Vietnam.  Seen here with long time friend Buster Aycock, members of his family and Sharon Davis, Curator of the WASP Museum in Sweetwater!

Kyle Hains shows off a wrist watch that belonged to his late father, Charles Hains.  The watch was given to Charles during his time training at NASA.  The late Charles Hains was added to the CHS Wall of Honor.

Luis Rios, Pulitzer Prize Winner, and a graduate of CHS recieves his award, along with former teacher Earline Sellier. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Night and Day.....

Night and continues at the location of the new Family Dollar Store, located on Hickory Street, right across from Fuller Foods!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

City gets a new Bull Dozier!

The City recently purchased a new bull dozier for the landfill..Mayor Carol Sue Dakan is seen here about to give it a test drive!

Wolf PAC hosts a Hamburger Bash!

The Wolf PAC hosted a Hamburger Bash recently, with the hopes of giving more information to the public on the proposed bond election for a new school facility for Colorado City.  Over 100 citizens came out for the meal!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Groundbreaking for the new Loraine School!

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held last night at the site of the soon to be new Loraine ISD school building. 

A welcome from Brooke Womack, Senior class president at LHS.

Opening remarks from Geory Martin, school board President.

Superintendant Travis Edwards says this is a big step forward for Loraine.

School board members were on hand for the groundbreaking, shown left to right, Geory Martin, Ricky Bailey and Marsha Rickard.

Turning that first shovel of dirt!

A sneak peak of the new school.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Loraine reunion!

The Loraine Homecoming and Reunion brought back lots of folk for this past weekend!

Twin sisters (in blue) Nadine Gunnels and Geraldine Faulkenberry still talk everyday on the phone.  They are show here with their daughters Twila and Pam.

Annette Cooper (left) and Katrina Robinson catch up at the reunion.

Weldon McCullum and his wife Joan took a moment to smile for our cameras!

Darwin Hamilton seen here enjoying himself at the Loraine reunion!

Tom Palmer and Joe Coldeway catch up on the good old days!

George Hoover and Evelyn Land were also on hand for the festivities!

Westbrook Mud Bog brings the rain!

The Westbrook Mud Bog had no shortage on mud, but fell a little short on spectators due to the cold and rainy weather. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Brittany Valdiva preparing for a journey.

Meet Brittany Valdiva, she is raising money for an 11 month journey to 11 foreign countries.  Her mission is to share the word of Jesus.  She is shown here with her four-legged friend Milo!

Jack Hollis visits KVMC/KAUM!

Former Chamber of Commerce Manager Jack Hollis was back in town recently.  He and his friend Mary Alice visited with Linda Baum at KVMC/KAUM.  Jack is now a very spry 94 years old!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

MCH Health Fair a huge success!

It was a busy day Saturday at the Mitchell County Hospital, as they held a Health Fair in the East Atrium.  Various booths offered everything from cardiac screenings to cholesterol checks.  The Air Evac team was also on hand with their helicopter. 

David Seiwell (seated) and Santos Rodriguez are pilots for Air Evac.

Busy day at Mitchell County Hospital.

Steve Lee and Karen Doherty with Cardiac Screening.

Juice Plus representatives Sharon Schobel and Mrs. Johnny Tammen were on hand for the Health Fair.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Reggie Spencer speaks at the Wallace Senior Citizen Center.

CISD Superintendant Reggie Spencer was the special guest at the Wallace Senior Citizens Center yesterday, talking about the proposed school bond election. 

A good crowd was on hand for the presentation and meal.

Reggie Spencer gives information on the proposed bond election.

This is the picture of a school the architect will pattern the new school after in Colorado City, if the bond election is approved by voters.