FirstBank & Trust ribbon cutting

Bank held grand opening last week

FirstBank & Trust held a ribbon-cutting and official grand opening last week. Chamber of Commerce officials welcomed the new company to town.

House on Colorado St. burns

Family of 7 lost everything

Donations are being taken for a family that lost everything in a house fire at 1819 Colorado St. Monday. Donations accepted at police and fire stations.

Railhead Trade Days held Saturday

Arts & crafts show deemed successful

The Railhead Building was full of vendors and non-profit organizations giving shoppers ample ideas for gifts last weekend.

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  • LEARNING TO SERVE – KeAndrea Emerson and Zack Stone were part of a group of National Junior Honor Society students serving Thanksgiving lunch to parents, faculty and fellow students last week at Colorado Middle School. Under Coach Harold Sowa’s direction, 7th graders actually cooked the meal.
  • RANGER, Texas – Ranger College added more than a few names to the nation’s list of brightest young minds last Sunday during a special induction ceremony for Phi Theta Kappa. A total of 26 Ranger College students were recognized for their scholastic abilities by being inducted into the academic fraternity in front of a large crowd in the college auditorium.Among the inductees was Heather Merket, a ...
  • The varsity Westbrook Lady Cats competed in the Wildcat Classic basketball tournament at home last weekend, and Brianna Lathers was named to the All-Tournament Team for her outstanding performances on the court.The girls started with a convincing win over Veribest before dropping two games to Robert Lee and Ira. On Thursday, November 19th, the Lady Cats took on Veribest. The Westbrook team jumped ...
  • New and current members were sworn in at a meeting of the Mitchell County Hospital District’s Board of Directors last Thursday. Newly-elected Brodie Harris joined veteran board members, Jerry Reynolds, Patty Pharis and Cheryl Warren on the board. County Judge Ray Mayo presented the oath.Shortly after the swearing in process, officers of the board were elected. Warren moved to keep the same officer...


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Obituaries 11-26-15

Mildred Allen Bell Howard
COLORADO CITY-- Graveside services for Mildred Allen Bell Howard, 93, were held on Monday, November 23, 2015 in Colorado City Cemetery in Colorado City. Mildred passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. She was born on June 19, 1922 in Corsicana. She moved to Wink in 1935 with her nom and dad. She was elected school queen and graduated from Wink in 1939.
She received her teaching degree from Sul Ross State University. She married Ira Milton Howard, June 8, 1942 in Junction. She taught for 39 years in the Wink and Monahans schools. She and Milton moved from Wink to Stanton, then to Colorado City in 2002.
She was preceded in death by parents, Reno W and Rosa Jane (Way) Bell; sisters, Joyce W. Bell and Madeline L. Bell Kulp; and daughter, Karen Elaine Howard White.
Survived by husband, Ira Milton Howard; son, Glenn Howard and wife, Nancy of Victoria; daughters, Carol Ann Morton and husband, Allen of Wink, Beth Brannan and husband Lee from Nacogdoches; son-in-law, Jim White and wife Jill from Colorado City; grandchildren, Allen Calvin Morton and wife Tracy of Midland, Jimmy Wayne Morton and wife Donna of Silver Creek, MS, Teresa Morton of San Angelo, Sherry Jo Morton from San Angelo, Scotty Oneil Morton and wife Leah of Stockton, MO, Mecca Smith and husband Chris of Carrolton, Jason Brannan and wife Brandy of Longview, Lindsay Schrader of West Palm Beach, FL, Amy Jo Brown and husband Chipper of Nacogdoches, Clay White and wife, Erin of Muleshoe, Rebecca Howard of Victoria, Clint White and fiancé Liz of Colorado City, Glenn Howard Jr. of College Station, Clancy White of Colorado City; nephews, Dudley Cardwell and Phillip Kulp, niece Paula Kulp of Austin; 24 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren
Minnie Bell Haygood Anderson
DELTA-- Minnie Bell Anderson died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 86. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 13, at Delta United Methodist Church with Rev. Carol Rahn officiating.
Mrs. Anderson was born in Sparenburg, March 22, 1929, to Homer and Cautaz (Berry) Haygood. She spent her childhood and attended school in Loraine and Colorado City. On May 30, 1971, she married Robert Anderson in Cortez. They lived in Grand Junction before moving to Delta in 1977. Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Southern Baptist Church and Emblem Club. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, sewing and traveling. She visited every state west, and two east, of the Mississippi.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Robert “Bob” Anderson of Delta; two sons, Ron (Sandy) Morgan of Valparaiso, Fla., and Raymond Morgan of Aurora; two daughters, Cheryl (Bob) Arbuckle of Palisade, Colorado and Janet (Stan) Jennings of Kearns, Utah; two sisters, Ethel Head of Snyder, and Johnnie Gainey of Sweetwater; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Tavia Marricle and Ina Aerl.
Joe William Vincent
FORT WORTH -- Joe William Vincent, 88, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015.
 Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27 in Greenwood Chapel. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, in Hillside Memorial Gardens in Snyder. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26 at Greenwood.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Easter Seals of North Texas or North Central Texas Alzheimer’s Association.
Joe was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Talpa, Coleman County, to George Churchill and Connie Fay Vincent. He married Muriel Jean Hammons Aug. 1, 1946.
After serving in post-World War II Japan, Joe and Muriel moved to Snyder in late 1948 during an oil boom. Joe worked for Texas Electric Service Company his entire career, retiring from that company after 38 years. The couple raised their children in Snyder and Colorado City, where Joe was an active Boy Scout leader. They resided in Fort Worth for the last 10 years.
Joe was preceded in death in April 2015 by his wife of 69 years, Muriel; two children, Lavada and Jay Mitchell; his parents; and his brother, Max.
Survivors are his children, Letha Bell of Fort Worth, Retha Fielding of Austin and Joe of Tulsa, Okla.; grandchildren, Kevin Lindsey of Clinton, Okla., Kerry Bell of Fort Worth, John Aaron Bell of Austin, Julianna, Savannah and Parker Vincent, all of Tulsa, Okla.; great-grandchildren, Chandler and Reed Lindsey of Clinton, Okla.; sister, June Presley of Abilene; nephews, Ted Presley of Abilene and Scott Vincent of Midland; and niece, Nancy Sutphen of Fort Worth.

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