Jailbirds raise funds

Local citizens "jailed" for a cause

Several Mitchell Co. citizens were arrested and taken to jail last Friday, as part of the fundraising for Relay for Life. Each raised their bail, and the group collected over $5,000.

Loraine Farm Sale Saturday

Annual fundraiser coming up

Organizers of the sale say that items are coming in to the gin yard in Loraine by the truckloads. Saturday's sale will kick off at 9 a.m.

Railhead Trade Days successful

Local citizens enjoyed shopping, eating

Last weekend's trade days were a success, as vendors and shoppers poured into the Railhead Bldg. for the bi-annual event.

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  • Two members of the Colorado City Volunteer Fire Department completed Introduction to Firefighting training recently, the first of three steps to becoming a certified firefighter. Chief Rick Goodney served as an instruction of the training, as well.Jody Wilder and Ricardo Soto have been attending instructional training every other Saturday since the first week of January. Classes were held in five ...
  • On Friday, March 20th, the CHS Principle of Health Science class (a class of 19 freshman interested in the health care field) took a field trip to the new simulation center in the Texas Tech University Health Science Center  School of Nursing in Abilene. Students explored the life-like simulation center that has an ICU, medical/surgical unit, and a labor and delivery. The students got hands-o...
  • NATIONAL QUALIFIERS – The Colorado City 6th grade girls traveling basketball team placed 2nd this past weekend in the 4th annual West Texas Hoops tournament, qualifying them for a trip to the Small Town National Tournament in Lubbock this coming weekend. Team members are: (l-r) Coach Marcus Monroe, Emmaly Rivera, Madie Sims, Alina Hernandez, Mia Monroe, Lina Rivera, Breshannon Williams and Kayla C...
  • Years of planning by the Mitchell County Hospital board and administrators has come to fruition, as dirt work has begun at the site of the planned new rural health clinic. An official groundbreaking ceremony will be held Thursday, March 26th at 2 p.m., and the public is invited to come out and celebrate with hospital personnel.According to hospital administrator Robbie Dewberry, the new 11,000 squ...
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Obituaries 3-26-15

Judy Brooks
1952-2015
FORT WORTH-- Ms. Judy Brooks, age 63, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in a Fort Worth hospital. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2015 in the Loraine Cemetery with Rev. Carter Edmundson officiating. Arrangements were under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Ms. Brooks was born March 15, 1952 in Loraine to Robert and Frances Miles Brooks. She worked as an administrative clerk for a petroleum company.
She is survived by a son, Joseph Graniczny of Randle, WA; a daughter, Katrina Seals of Golden; a brother, Robert Brooks Jr..; two sisters, Irene McDonald of Alvord and Anne Lee of Wheeler; several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Anita.
Mary Margaret Greenfield
1930-2015
STERLING CITY - Mary Margaret (Rich) Greenfield, 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, March 17 2015.
Margaret is survived by her brother, Presley Rich of Shreveport, Louisiana; sister, Sue Townsley of Alvin; brother, Lynn Rich of Sterling City; sister, Ruth Davis of Benbrook; daughter, Kathy Greenfield Williams and husband John of Sterling City; daughter, Karen Greenfield Cupp and husband Bobby of San Angelo; daughter, Billie Greenfield Rushing of Sterling City; daughter, Janice Greenfield Neeley of San Antonio; son, Lonny Greenfield of Sonora; daughter, Jerri Greenfield Martin of Sterling City; son, Randall Greenfield and wife Janette of Lubbock; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband, William Earnest Greenfield; son, Earnest “”Ernie”” Greenfield; and several cherished family members.
Margaret was born April 18, 1930, in Westbrook, to Curtis and Jewel Rich. She graduated from Loraine High School in 1947. She married William Greenfield Aug. 2 1947, in Colorado City. She loved the Lord with all her heart and dedicated her life to his service. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, fulfilling all those roles joyfully and gladly talking to anyone about her family. She was a faithful member of the Sterling City Church of Christ.
A celebration of her life was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at Sterling City Church of Christ.
Burial followed at 2 p.m. in Colorado City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Geneva Hospice of San Angelo, who gently cared for Margaret and gave her great dignity and care as she faded in health.
Laura Hooper
1966-2015
SNYDER-- Laura “Missy” Hooper, 49, formerly of Big Spring, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Snyder Oaks Care Center in Snyder. The family received friends from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 at Myers & Smith Chapel with Rev. Joey Bacon, associate pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was held at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born January 23, 1966 in Big Spring to Brenda Sue (Henry) and Larry Gene Chandler. She graduated from Forsan High School in 1985. She was a longtime resident of Howard County. She was a homemaker and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Mitchell Hooper and wife Brittney of Big Spring and Robert Hooper of Big Spring; two granddaughters, Scarlett Hooper and Sophie Hooper also of Big Spring; mother, Brenda Rolo and husband Larry of Colorado City and her father, Larry Chandler of Big Spring and one brother, Michael Chandler of Kermit and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Mitchell Hooper, Codee Barraza, Jeremy Bedwell, Billy Kinsey, Michael Chandler, Frank Marsh and Keith Fontana.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com.

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