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July 14, 2010 Issue
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010 • Photos
The Blanco High School Varsity Cheerleaders, along with the Varsity mascot, attended the Universal Cheerleader Association (UCA) Cheer Camp at the University of Texas in Austin from July 6-9. The Varsity squad, which consists of Briar Koehl and Kaitlyn Walla (captains), Hillary Calzoncit, Sidney Oliver, Presley Savarino, Callie Culton, Paxston Koehl, Kelsey Schwind, Megan Andrews, and Katy Petri, received seven superior evaluation ribbons for their chants, cheers, and dance routines.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010
At the July 12 meeting of the BISD trustees, chairs of the recent Blanco High School Reunion committee Yalene Hobbs and Johnnie Mae (Kneupper) Barnett, thanked BISD maintenance director Tony Petri and his staff for their help in setting up chairs and tables for the reunion, attended by over 500 people.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010
The Johnson City community is rallying to help one of its own, 37-year-old Shannon Beal, who was diagnosed with inoperable, stage four, pancreatic cancer. Shannon and her family, husband Bobby and their children Trevor and Brooke, are in need of our help to offset mounting medical bills. Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 24, for the Shannon Beal Benefit at the Blanco County Fair Grounds in Johnson City.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010 • Photos
The Blanco Streetscape project has taken a big leap forward! Last week, the full Committee agreed on the selection of an urban planning company to develop the Master Streetscape Plan for our city. The next step is to present the Committee’s recommendation to the City Council for their approval. That will happen at the next Council meeting in August.
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Columns
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010
As a seventh grader, I played the cornet in my junior high school band in Salt Lake City. The band director, Mr. Beckstead, arranged for the band to attend a young people’s concert presented by the Utah Symphony Orchestra which, at that time, was housed in the old historic Mormon Tabernacle downtown. Our school bus arrived just before the concert was to begin and the only remaining seats were those usually occupied by the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010
AUSTIN — Tar balls washed up on Crystal Beach on Bolivar peninsula north of Galveston on or about July 4. The U.S. Coast Guard soon after confirmed the presence of five gallons of the stuff. On July 5, the Texas General Land Office confirmed those tarballs came from BP’s Deepwater Horizon well.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010 • Photos
The Highland Lakes Texas Master Naturalist presented the re-certification pins to 34 of their members. This is the largest group to receive the award in the history of the chapter. Re-certification is received after 40 hours of community volunteer hours and 8 hours of advanced training. Congratulations to Connie Barron, Susan Bartoli, Terry Bartoli, Sherry Bixler, Judy Bloomquist, Marvin Bloomquist, Betsy Bouchard, Margaret Butler, Mike Childers, Sammye Childers, Lyn Davis, Sharon Drake, Sus ...
, Blanco Church of Christ
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010
In John 12 the Greeks approached Philip and said, "Sir, we would see Jesus." The Greeks were natural seekers. It was not unusual to find a Greek who had passed through philosophy after philosophy, religion after religion, teacher after teacher in search of truth. Like those described in Athens as "spending their time in nothing other than telling or hearing something new"
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010 • Photos
After being postponed due to the welcome rainfall, the second Youth Play Day Buckle Series event was held on Sunday, July 11, following morning worship service and a covered dish lunch. Under the leadership of Dan and Hazel McCarthy, young cowgirls and cowboys in five age groups participated in four arena events for a great playday.
, agf-blanco.com
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010
Hebrews 12:1-4 says, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010
Walks (Genesis 3:8; Genesis 18:1-8 (see Part 4), Genesis 18:22 (see Part 4), Genesis 18:33 (see Part 5, 1st half); Genesis 3:8: 8And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. Genesis 18:1-8: 1And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; ...
, Trinity Lutheran Church
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010
It is a story told in the homes across this great land. It may be the most unpopular concept in all of our culture. Most people are overwhelmed and confused by the complex realities of living in a global, multicultural community. People feel insecure and unsure of how to live in this “new world” full of attitudes and controversies that have projected themselves into our nation.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010 • Photos
Charmian Katherine Tracy of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Monday, July 12, 2010 at Mercy Hospital, Scott County, Waldron, Arkansas, at the age of 85. She was born on Friday, May 22, 1925 to Curt Charles and Helen Catherine DeLallier Calmbach of San Antonio, Texas. Charmian was baptized at the First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio by Pastor P.
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Opinion
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010
Dear Editor, In response to last week’s article “Modern Agriculture Feeds Billions in a Sustainable Manner”- I’m neither a farmer nor an agricultural expert, but I do participate in the modern food supply chain (as we all do). This article posted by the TX Farm Bureau coincides with the arrival in the mail of the TX Farm Bureau’s “Texas Neighbors” magazine.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010
AUSTIN — Two individuals have been indicted for allegedly claiming more than $12,000 in combined Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits while employed by the Internal Revenue Service, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced today. A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Spencer M. Allen and Mona K. Alexander, both of Austin, with theft of UI benefits by making false statements to TWC.
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School
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010 • Photos
Sophomores Alex Gustafson and Maggie Dennis, along with freshmen Tyler Hardin and Will Byler, recently attended the annual Area VII FFA Leadership Camp at McKinney Roughs State Park in Bastrop. The four Blanco FFA members took part in leadership building exercises while also assisting with plans and activities for the upcoming school year for the Hill District FFA Association. Alex not only represented the Blanco FFA Chapter at this year’s camp, but also served as a Hill Distric ...
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010 • Photos
FFA members attending the Beltbuckle Bonanza in Waco over the July 4th weekend include Joanna Delevan, Skylar Itz, Trevor Hardin, and Tyler Hardin. Top honors go to Tyler Hardin for receiving his jacket from the Texas Junior Livestock Association (TJLA) for finishing in the top ten showers in the State. Hardin finished fourth in the Southdown division in TJLA for the 2009-2010 show year.
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Sports
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010 • Photos
Blanco beat Hill Country, a team made up of Comfort/Center Point/ Ingram, to clinch the district championship on Friday night in Burnet. Other teams in the tournament were Fredericksburg, Burnet, and Wimberley. This win advances the team to the Sectional tournament in Uvalde starting on Friday, July 16 . Good Luck All-Star team.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010
Two more members of the 2010 Panther Baseball Team have received All-State honors with the release of the Academic All-State Teams this past week. On the 2A Academic All-State Team, Blanco Panthers Keaton Dodd and Corey Dowlearn were among the 28 2A players chosen from across the state for this year’s team.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010 • Photos
The Hill Country Zoom Youth Track Club attended the TAAF regional meet in Kerrville Friday. Mackenzie Warner placed first in the 800M, 400M, and 200M runs. Devin Sauerhoff placed first in the 1600M and 800M. Sebastian Thomas placed second in the 1600M, and Morgan Linsey placed third in the 1600M. They will go on to run in the TAAF state meet at Baylor University August 5-8.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010 • Photos
This past month saw two Blanco Panthers take part in the Annual Valley-Hi Optimist All-Star Game in San Antonio on the campus of St. Mary’s University. Both Brooks Wyatt and John Pepper were members of the East All-Star team, which easily won the game against their West counterparts at V.J.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010
Things to do in July: 1. Raise mower height. Mow St. Augustine at 2-3 inches, and Bermuda, Buffalo, and Zoysia grass at 1-2 inches. 2. Several weeks before planting fall vegetables, place compost in the planting area, making hills, and let it sit before planting. Water them each time you think of it.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010
Year’s Rain Now Even 24 Inches July 14, 1961 An even 24 inches of rainfall has been recorded in Blanco by W.A. Byars, official weather recorder. At the end of June, 20.38 inches has been recorded. On July 10 a total of 3.22 was recorded, July 11 another .06, and July 13th had .34 inch for a total of 3.62 so far this month, bringing the first six and a half months up to 24.00 inches. Despite the dry months of March, April, and May when onl ...