Lady Wolves win!

C-City girls are quarterfinal champions!

With two solid victories over the Merkel Badgers last week, the Lady Wolves advance to the regional semi-finals. They face Presidio in Odessa this weekend.

Overturned semi spills candy

Only minor injuries resulted

The driver of this 18-wheeler turned his truck over on I-20 on Tuesday. He was transported to MCHD with minor injuries. TDCJ crews cleaned up the spilled load of candy.

Hotels going in!

Construction is underway on several hotels/motels

Construction has begun or is set to begin on several hotels and motels around Colorado City. The Super 8 is almost ready, and others going up include a La Quinta, Studio 6, and Holiday Inn Express.

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  • About 400 motorcyclists made their way through downtown Colorado City Saturday to, once again, take part in the Run for the Wall ceremony hosted each year by the students and staff of Colorado Middle School. All attending enjoyed a delicious meal cooked by the Kiwanis Club cooks, along with a patriotic ceremony where veterans and current service members were honored.Plaques were presented to the t...
  • FFA BANQUET - Two Colorado FFA members, Kaymey Russell (left) and Nadia Davila (right) were recently elected as Lone Wolf District FFA Sentinel and Student Advisor on Thursday, May 7th at the Lone Wolf District FFA Banquet held at Snyder High School. FFA members were required to submit an application and resume, interview before a panel of judges, and deliver a 2-3 minute speech to the Lone Wolf V...
  • A day after handing Merkel a 16-0 drubbing in the first game of a Region I-3A quarterfinal softball playoff series, the Colorado City Lady Wolves needed precision execution to close out the Lady Badgers on Saturday at Abilene Christian University.With one out and the tying run at third in the seventh inning, C-City shortstop Makaylah Rivera fielded a ground ball and gunned down Merkel’s Sydney Mor...
  • A day’s worth of somber activities all started with an idea that came to Mindy Hale during the first few days of March. Last Wednesday, the Shattered Dreams project was carried out for Westbrook and Loraine 8th through 12th graders.Hale said that as soon as she would mention the program, which seeks to inform students of the seriousness of drinking and driving, she would immediately get an offer t...
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Stock show set for Jan. 8-10

offendersatbarnPreparations are being made for the 78th Annual Mitchell County Livestock Show which will be held January 8th, 9th and 10th. According to livestock association president Brodie Harris, there are 109 students signed up to exhibit 303 animal projects in the show.
Harris said that 193 hogs, 41 steers, five heifers, 21 lambs and 43 goats will be exhibited by members of the Colorado City, Loraine and Westbrook FFA chapters, as well as the Lone Wolf 4-H chapter.
Of the 106 animals being shown by Colorado City FFA members, 76 are hogs, nine steers, three lambs and 18 are goats. Loraine FFA members are exhibiting 14 entries, including 10 hogs, three steers and one heifer.
Westbrook FFA is responsible for 118 entries, including 82 hogs, 14 steers, one heifer and 21 goats. Members of the local Lone Wolf 4-H will be exhibiting 65 entries, including 25 hogs, 15 steers, three heifers, 18 lambs and four goats.
It is the hope of the Mitchell County Livestock Association that by participating in the livestock show, exhibitors will use the experiences gained to continue to develop, promote and build a strong and diversified agricultural program in Mitchell County.
The Colorado City Area Chamber of Commerce will provide a full concession during the show on Friday.
Chase McPhaul will be judging sheep and goats, and Aaron Cooper will judge steers, swine and heifers.
In the cattle division, Strain Ranch will be donating the Grand Champion Steer Buckle, and the reserve buckle will be donated by Dalton Maddox. Champion Septic Services will donate the Grand Champion Heifer Buckle, and Hurst Farm Supply is donating the reserve buckle.
Both the grand and reserve buckles in the sheep division will be donated by 3K Livestock in memory of Frank Brownfield. C-4 Show Pigs will donate the Grand Champion Swine buckle, with the Rice family donating the reserve buckle in memory of Dee Dee Rice.
The Grand Champion Goat buckle will be donated by Jennifer Morris, and the reserve buckle will be awarded in memory of Mary Torres, donated by Pete and Allison Torres.
A Pee Wee Showmanship Goat Contest will, once again, be a part of the show. Youth less than nine years old and not yet in the 3rd grade are eligible to participate. Exhibitors will show goats furnished by the Mitchell County 4-H and FFA livestock exhibitors.
A Sportsmanship Award will be presented to the first year exhibitor who lends an extra helping hand and displays a sportsmanlike attitude toward the public, the show committee and his or her fellow exhibitors.
Brodie and Malarie Harris will present a Top Hand Award buckle to the exhibitor who, by decision of the show committee, makes the top hand and contributes most to the success of the show.
An overall showmanship buckle will be presented by the Mitchell County 4-H and FFA Livestock Association to the outstanding showman who exhibits in two or more divisions.
Several scholarships will be awarded also, including the $500 Lions Club scholarship and the $500 Brylenn Jo Stone Memorial Scholarship. Both will be awarded to Mitchell County high school seniors.
Raymond Fuller was a prominent supporter of the Mitchell County Livestock Show, and a scholarship was started in 2002 to honor his memory. Rick Alvarez and Judy Honeycutt will present a $2,500 college scholarship to a senior who exhibits in the livestock show and will major in agriculture.
The Virginia Fuller Memorial Scholarship will provide a $2,500 college scholarship for a Mitchell County high school senior, as well.
The entire show is set to take place on Friday, January 9th, with the buyers’ meal and premium sale held on Saturday beginning at 11:30 a.m. The meal is provided at no cost to all buyers and is provided by Matt Syler and Brandon Hale.

Blue Santa donations pouring in

citykidwithsantaDonations have been pouring into the Colorado City Police Station for the Blue Santa program, according to Administrative Assistant Donna Overton. While the program has been blessed with an abundance of donations, Overton said there is still a need for gifts for older children.
Blue Santa will be delivering toys and gifts to several families from 3 to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and this year Chief Aguilar will be acting as Rudolph, pulling Santa’s sleigh… or trailer.
Anyone wishing to make a donation, whether monetary or gifts, can do so at the police station, located at 201 W. 3rd Street. They may be taken to the station at any time and given to the dispatcher on duty.
Members of the local police department have expressed their intention to give back to families during the holiday season. So often, encounters with the police are because of some negative event that has happened in citizens’ lives. Blue Santa is a way for officers to give back to the community.
“In our hearts, we love our city and its citizens,” Administrative Assistant Donna Overton said.
Blue Santa is set to bring happiness to lots of families again this Christmas, and with the help of the citizens of Colorado City, he will be able to do so.

Toy drive deadline Dec. 16

Toys4MCKidsThe Kiwaniannes would like to remind everyone that toys are continuing to be collected for the Toys4MCKids program. Deadline to donate toys is Friday, December 16th and the toys will be distributed at the Community Mission on Saturday, December 20th.
According to Kiwanianne Jan Lemons, toys can still be dropped off at any of the drop boxes located in many businesses throughout the county. The toys will be distributed to several families at Christmas. Anyone wanting to donate a toy to the toy drive can purchase one and drop it in one of the many boxes placed around town.
Businesses with a drop box are: Family Dollar, Dollar General, Alco, City National Bank, Mitchell County Library, Mitchell County Hospital, Colorado Middle School, Hutchinson Elementary School, Kelley Elementary School, Western Bank in Loraine, Buck’s Café in Westbrook, Mary’s Café, and Colorado City Record.
Individuals or groups can “adopt” an entire family or families can be suggested or assigned by the Kiwaniannes, Lemons said. The charitable groups is also taking monetary donations.
For more information on the program, contact Lemons by calling 325-242-0075.

CMN benefits from drawings

credituniondrawingsEmployees of the Mitchell County branch of the Big Spring Education Employees Federal Credit Union collected over 50 prizes which were given away by drawings held last Friday in an effort to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. According to Margo Connell, over 1800 tickets were sold for the drawings.
Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) was established nationally in 1983 to help children by actively supporting improved healthcare for millions of young people around the world. CMN’s mission is to generate funds and awareness programs for the benefit of children served by associated hospitals, more than 170 nationwide.
Each year, the credit union picks someone who has benefitted from CMN in some way to help with the drawings. This year, Tinley Paige Franco was the helper. Tinley is the daughter of Josh and Suzanne Franco of Lubbock and the granddaughter of credit union employee Helen Edwards.
Tinley was born six weeks prematurely, due to her mother developing preeclampsia. Born at 34 weeks on February 4, 2011, Tinley weighed four pounds, three ounces and measured only 17 inches long. She was placed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
To help with her breathing, she was immediately given oxygen, and she had an intravenous line placed in her belly button along with a nasogastric tube. She faced many obstacles during her 19-day stay in the NICU but kept progressing toward the goal of going home.
Three and a half years later, Tinley is a witty kid who loves music, art, being outside and playing with her baby brother, Cohen. Because CMN contributes financially and provides equipment to neonatal units around the country, Tinley benefitted from the charity.
Many businesses and individuals around the area contributed to help make the drawings a success.

 

Toy drive deadline Dec. 16

Toys4MCKidsThe Kiwaniannes would like to remind everyone that toys are continuing to be collected for the Toys4MCKids program. Deadline to donate toys is Friday, December 16th and the toys will be distributed at the Community Mission on Saturday, December 20th.
According to Kiwanianne Jan Lemons, toys can still be dropped off at any of the drop boxes located in many businesses throughout the county. The toys will be distributed to several families at Christmas. Anyone wanting to donate a toy to the toy drive can purchase one and drop it in one of the many boxes placed around town.
Businesses with a drop box are: Family Dollar, Dollar General, Alco, City National Bank, Mitchell County Library, Mitchell County Hospital, Colorado Middle School, Hutchinson Elementary School, Kelley Elementary School, Western Bank in Loraine, Buck’s Café in Westbrook, Mary’s Café, and Colorado City Record.
Individuals or groups can “adopt” an entire family or families can be suggested or assigned by the Kiwaniannes, Lemons said. The charitable groups is also taking monetary donations.
For more information on the program, contact Lemons by calling 325-242-0075.

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