Central Texas Opportunities receives grant from CEAP

Central Texas Opportunities receives grant from CEAP

Central Texas Opportunities, Inc. has received an additional $328,175.00 for the Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP).

CEAP provides assistance to targeted households with priority given to elderly, disabled, families with young children and high energy cost related to income.  Additionally, eligible households receive education and coordination of resources.

Household Crisis - Provides Utility assistance, service and repair of existing heating and cooling units or portable units in an energy related crisis.

Utility Assistance - Provides energy payments to assist low-income household to reduce their home energy needs.
Central Texas Opportunities, Inc. serves Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, McCulloch, and Runnels counties.

For more information on grants available in your county, please visit our websitewww.ctoinc.org or the administration office at 325-625-4167.

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"Beef for Father's Day" Drawing

Cattlewomen Carla Fair and Ginger Sneed drew the winning name (pictured left), Angelita Stephenson, for the cooler full of beef related gifts (pictured right). The drawing was held on June 9th. There were 713 entries this year.

Circle C Cattlewomen would like to thank the Coleman Rodeo Association for donating 4 tickets to the Rodeo.

Special thank you to the Shoppin' Baskit for donating a $50.00 gift card and for the use of their store.

Heartland Chiropractic now open in Coleman

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Heartland Chiropractic is pleased to announce that we are now open in Coleman, Texas.  For the past five years we have served Brown County with exceptional chiropractic care.  Now we feel blessed to have the opportunity to open an additional clinic to better serve Coleman County.  At our Coleman location, we will offer traditional chiropractic adjustments, intersegment traction, electro therapy and corrective home exercise programs.  On-site X-ray is available to further evaluate your condition, if necessary.  In the future, we plan to add a massage therapist to our team.

Heartland Chiropractic’s doctor is Lorin Wolf, D.C.  He graduated as Valedictorian from Coahoma High School, and then went on to obtain a degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M.  He furthered his education at Parker College where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic.  He practiced in Lubbock Texas for 3 years before opening his own clinic in Early, Texas.  Dr. Wolf, his wife and two sons are active members of Coggin Avenue Baptist Church.  Dr. Wolf is currently serving as the president of the Brownwood Kiwanis club, board president for Hope Home Ministry, and state director for the Texas Chiropractic Association.

We look forward to serving the chiropractic needs of Coleman County for many years to come.

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Heartland Chiropractic now open in Coleman

Chancellor of TX Tech donates $5,000 to Friends of the Coleman Public Library

Mr. Bob Turner is presenting Friends of the Coleman Public Library Sandra Stith, a check in the amount of $5,000.00 given by Chancellor of Texas Tech University Robert (Bob) Duncan, a former Texas Senator.

While a Senator, Mr. Duncan visited the Coleman Public Library and was very impressed with the efforts our community has made to support the library.  The Friends of the Library are debating between a couple of major projects that will help provide additional services for our community. 

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Chancellor of TX Tech donates $5,000 to Friends of the Coleman Public Library

Finlay and Hinds Reelected to Central Texas Farm Credit Board of Directors

Each year, shareholders vote to elect their peers to serve Central Texas Farm Credit and continue to advance the Farm Credit’s mission to provide financing for rural America. This year, shareholders voted to reelect Mr. Mike Finlay and Mr. Philip W. Hinds to serve three year terms.

As board members, Finlay and Hinds both bring valuable insight and experience from their own agricultural operations and businesses.

“Our board members are essential to this organization’s success,” says Jimmy Chambers, chief executive officer of Central Texas Farm Credit, “Our nominating committee always provides a slate of quality candidates to choose from in selecting representatives to serve on our board of directors.”

Finlay and Hinds rejoin fellow board members Robby A. Halfmann, Chairman; Kenneth D. Harvick, Vice Chairman; Burl D. Lowery, Director; and Steven R. Lehrmann, Director.

Mike Finlay was first elected to the board of directors in 2008 and currently serves on the Association’s audit and compensation committees. Mr. Finlay is a farmer and rancher in McCulloch and Coleman counties. His principal business consists of various crops along with cattle and sheep operations. He is a member of the McCulloch County Conservation board and the McCulloch County Tax Appraisal District board. Mr. Finlay has also served on the Lohn Co-op Gin board, the McCulloch County Soil and Water Conservation board, the Lohn School board, and the Millersview-Doole Water Supply Corporation board.

Philip W. Hinds was first elected to the board of directors in 2009. Mr. Hinds owns and operates the Bargain House, a furniture business, and a small stock-farming operation in Coleman, Texas. He has been a member of the Coleman County Farm Bureau and the Coleman County Rodeo Association. Mr. Hinds currently serves on the Association’s audit and compensation committees.

About Central Texas Farm Credit 
Founded in 1916, Central Texas Farm Credit is dedicated to providing a reliable source of financing for agricultural producers, agribusinesses, and recreational property. Member-owned and part of the Farm Credit system, Central Texas Farm Credit maintains a portfolio of 2,700 loans for over $430 million in a 20 county area in central and west Texas. It is headquartered in Coleman, Texas and has branch offices in Brownwood, Texas; San Angelo, Texas; Comanche, Texas; Brady, Texas, and Haskell, Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.ranchmoney.com.

Coleman PD - June Employee Recognition

Coleman PD - June Employee Recognition

Richard Dulin is a 9-1-1 Dispatcher & Communications Supervisor for the Coleman Police Department.  He has been married to his wife Terry Dulin for 38 years. They have 1 son and 5 grandchildren. He started as a dispatcher in August of 2006 and was promoted to Supervisor in February of 2014.

Richard holds an Advanced Telecommunicator Certificate and is licensed through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Richard graduated from the Department of Defense High School in West Germany, received his Associate of Applied Science degree from Vincennes University Indiana and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Illinois University.

Richard retired from the U.S. Army after serving 22 years of active duty, served as a Juvenile Correctional Officer with the Texas Youth Commission for 8 years and was employed as a civilian contractor with Lear Siegler Services as a Small Arms repairer technician Foreman for American forces in Mosul Iraq from 2004 – 2005 and 2007 – 2009.

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Coleman has a new Police Officer!

Coleman has a new Police Officer!

Adrian Huddleston began his employment with Coleman Police Department on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Adrian Huddleston has been a police officer for 40 years, and previously worked for years for the West Central Texas Inter-local Drug Task Force.

Explaining Voting Practices in the House

Explaining Voting Practices in the House