FFA students attend convention

Salazar recipient of two awards

Colorado FFA students traveled to Fort Worth last week to attend the 86th Annual Texas FFA State Convention. 

Tourney benefits baseball teams

16 teams came to play ragball last weekend

Approximately $4,200 was raised from the Fun in the Sun Ragball Tournament held last weekend at the sports complex. The funds helped send the Phillies and Tigers baseball teams to state tournaments.

Scam calls asking for debit card numbers

Using names of local banks

Local residents have received phone calls saying their debit cards from City National Bank have been locked. The recording prompts recipients to enter their debit card numbers for more information. THIS IS A SCAM! DO NOT ENTER ANY PERSONAL DATA! HANG UP IMMEDIATELY!

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  • The First United Methodist Church in Colorado City has a new face in the pulpit, and he’s already growing fond of the congregation and community. Larry Bass and his wife, Kathy, have moved here from the Lubbock area, and he’s looking forward to serving local citizens.Bass originally hails from Canyon and comes to the Colorado City church with 10 years of experience as a pastor. After serving nine ...
  • Isabel Salazar of the Colorado FFA Chapter was awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree at the 86th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 14-18 in Fort Worth. The Lone Star FFA Degree is the highest degree bestowed by the Texas FFA.The Lone Star FFA Degree recognizes FFA members who have received the Chapter degree, been active FFA members for at least two years, complete at least four semesters of ...
  • The Fun in the Sun Ragball Tournament was held at the Mitchell County Sports Complex last weekend, and $4,200 was raised to help two youth baseball teams offset traveling expenses to the state tournaments held this week around the state. The Freshman Phillies and Midget Tigers teams split the funds evenly.Over 16 teams registered and competed in the tournament, with a team from Coahoma taking 1st ...
  • There were more than a few visitors in Colorado City this weekend. Some were in town for the first time, but for many, this was a homecoming of sorts. Over 90 former students and teachers of the D.W. Wallace School gathered this weekend for the bi-annual reunion of the school.The weekend’s activities kicked off with a fish fry Friday evening in the Colorado City Civic Center. As this year’s theme ...
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Obituaries 7-24-14

Mary Lucille Jarratt Frazier
LORAINE-- Mary Lucile Jarratt Frazier passed gently into the next life on Thursday morning July 10, 2014, at home at the age of 99.
Lucile was born on May 21, 1915 in Loraine to parents A. Ervin Jarratt and Mary Jena Norcross Jarratt. During her early life, she was raised in Loraine attending Loraine High School and was of Christian faith joining the Methodist Church. On February 17, 1936, Lucile married John Wiley Frazier in Loraine. John and Lucile Frazier lived most of their married life in Brown County owning a photography studio in Brownwood. They were also involved in ranching and real estate. After John’s death in 1994, Lucile spent the remainder of her life in Loraine with her sister Marie Jarratt Hare.
She is survived by her dear sister, Marie Jarratt Hare of Loraine; 13 nieces and nephews, Arnold Jarratt of Las Vegas, NV, Art Jarratt of Odessa, Jena Prince of Midland, Ruth Jarratt Ewing of Ruidoso, NM, Kathy Walker of Ruidoso, NM, David Jarratt of Austin, Mary Jarratt Gomez of Ruidoso, NM, Marcie Jarratt Muschiano of Tucson, AZ, Janine Jarratt Baley of Houston, Jolene Jarratt Scofield Houston, Ann Hare Hebisen of Lubbock, Betty Hare Smith of May, Dean Hare of Canyon Country, CA.
She was also preceded in death by her beloved brothers, Irving Jarratt of Midland, William Jarratt of Ruidoso, NM, John Jarratt of Loraine and Dudley Jarratt of Houston.
Graveside services were held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in May, under direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home.
Carolyn Weaver Witten
COLORADO CITY-- Carolyn E. Weaver Witten, 88, died July 18, 2014 in Lubbock. Graveside rites were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Rosehill Cemetery in Cleburne.
Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at Rosser Funeral Home in Cleburne.
Carolyn Everett was born to Alice and Dewey Everett November 9, 1925 in Cleburne. She graduated from Cleburne High School in 1943 and from Texas Christian University in 1947. She married Martin Weaver, also of Cleburne, in 1948 and they moved to Colorado City where Mr. Weaver was administrator of Root Valley Fair Lodge until his death in 1975.
In 1991 she married George Witten, a Colorado City businessman. Mr. Witten preceded her in death in 2006.
Mrs. Witten was an elementary school teacher for 25 years, having taught third grade at both Kelley and Hutchinson schools in Colorado City.
She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Colorado City for many years. Mrs. Witten was also a member of the Agape Circle, Colorado City Garden Club, Retired Teachers Association, and Beta Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.
Mrs. Witten is survived by two daughters, Melissa Rosson and husband, Jim, of Lubbock, Amanda Shurtleff and husband, Clay, of San Angelo; a son, Scott Weaver and wife, Virginia, of Whittier, California; a sister, Susan Cathey of Llano; two step-children, Ron Witten and wife, Tish, Lynne Morgan and husband, Melvin, all of Dallas. Mrs. Witten was affectionately known as “Nonnie” to her grandchildren, Christa Rosson Greene, Seth Martin Rosson, Haley Catherine Shurtleff, Hillary Shurtleff Loyd, Melanie Anne Weaver and Joseph Scott Weaver. Other survivors include two great grandchildren, four nieces, three step- grandchildren and two step- great-grandchildren.
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Sanford Yates “Shug” Bowlin
COLORADO CITY-- Sanford Yates “Shug” Bowlin passed away gently on Sunday, July 20, at peace with the life that he lived. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Colorado City Cemetery.
Shug was born May 2, 1941 in Loraine to Ben and Lela Bowlin.
He worked for Texas Electric for 40 years before retiring in 2000. He was a member of the Sweetwater Jaycees for many years where he served as president and organized the Rattlesnake Roundup. He loved to fish and hunt, especially with his sons. He refereed high school and college football for 20 years. He loved people and never met a stranger, and he always had a great attitude on life and was always cheerful and happy. He was a devoted husband, dad and granddad.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Patricia Bowlin; son, Kevin Bowlin and wife, Kim and their sons Brannon and Britt; son, Kendal Bowlin, his wife Erika and their children Megan, Cole, Luke and Sadie; by a very special father-in-law, Rush (Pap) Neff; by brother, Fred Bowlin and his wife Barbara; and brother, Delmas Bowlin and his wife Betty; and by many other relatives and great friends who miss him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Ben and Lela Bowlin.
He will be missed very much by all that knew him.
Visitation will be Friday, July 25, 2014 at Kiker-Seale Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Colorado City Cemetery.

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