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August 7, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013 • Photos
Blanco Students began 2-a-day practices for fall sports and band this week. Scrimmages begin soon, see page 9 for details. The band will have a ‘Sunset Concert’, August 20 at 8:00 pm at the Courthouse. Photos by Diana Schwind
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At the regular meeting of the Blanco Lions Club on Thursday, August 1, Donald Miller, Past President of the Leos Club, was presented with the Texas Leo Council’s award for Outstanding District 2S3 Leo of the Year. The award is given to Leos who show “excellent achievement in leadership and service”.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013 • Photos
Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s employees brought more power to the communities they serve by collecting more than five tons of food for Central Texas food banks this summer. Employee donations, with contributions from PEC members at the Co-op’s Annual Meeting, far exceeded the initial goal of 7,500 pounds. Including food donations and an additional $1,100 in cash, checks and grocery gift cards, the total contributions are enough to supply 10,000 meals for local families in need. The mon ...
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013
The Highland Lakes Crisis Center is looking for sponsors for the 30th Annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction to raise funds to continue services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Llano, Burnet, Blanco, and Lampasas counties. The tournament and silent auction is set for Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Delaware Spring Golf Course in Burnet.
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American Legion Boys State is a fast-paced, week-long, resident experience in leadership and civics held at the University of Texas at Austin for boys who have completed their junior high school year. The boys campaigned, held elections and created mock governments. The many speakers included Governor Rick Perry. Recreational activities included sports tournaments, a marching band and a talent show.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013
Preparing a meal can be hectic from timing ingredients to the phone ringing to the kids calling. With these added pressures, it’s no wonder we can be distracted when cooking. Every day when we prepare meals, we are at risk of a cooking fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), on average fire departments respond to more than 150,000 home structure fires that involve cooking equipment each year.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013
Announcing a new feature in the library: Last Chance Shelf! Due to the need for more space for new items, we are weeding our collection of items that have not been read in a while or are falling apart. Materials up for consideration for deletion will be placed on the Last Chance Shelf for one month before they are decommissioned.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013
The Blanco Lions Club will again sponsor a community effort to help the kids who will be starting school in a few weeks. The Blanco ISD will be providing a bus on Saturday, August 10. The bus will be parked on the square from 9am to 3pm. It will be manned by Lions Club members and the Leos from the high school during that time. The Lions would like the community to help with the project.
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Local Boy Scout, Kenny Standridge, comes from three generations of military men. His family served in World War 2, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Panamanian Conflict. Understanding the sacrifices our service men and women make on behalf of our country, Kenny sincerely desired to serve our veterans through his last requirement for Eagle Scout. Kenny met with the Legion officers to present his project proposal in November of 2012.
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Features
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013
The local garden centers are receiving fall flowers and vegetable transplants. They invite you to choose your plants early. If you are transplanting tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, etc. you need to protect the you seedlings from the afternoon sun using shade cloth, wood shingles or your favorite shade material. Start seed flast of broccoli, cauliflower, chinese cabbage and other cool season transplants. Pecan trees need additional water in July, August and September to ensure kernel developmen ...
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013
Former President George H.W. Bush was sitting in a wheelchair with his head shaved and holding a little boy with a bald head. The 89-year-old President Bush saw members of his secret service detail suddenly walking around baldheaded. Upon investigating, Mr. Bush learned that one of the agent's sons, Patrick, was being treated for leukemia.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013
“Thus saith the Lord the maker thereof, the Lord that formed it, to establish it; the Lord is his name; Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:2-3 KJV Call out to God if you wish to know Him.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013
Romans 15:20-21 “Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation: But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.” These words were penned by the Holy Spirit, through the Apostle Paul, nearly 2000 years ago in his monumental letter to the Romans.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013
Brian Lutcher Winter died peacefully at home on Wednesday 24 July, 2013. The son of Joan Brown Winter and William C. Winter, MD, he was born in San Antonio, Texas on the 6th of April, 1960. Brian is the fifth generation of a family that had been fundamental in the development of the timber, pulp and paper industry in East Texas and Louisiana. He attended La Jolla Country Day School, the University of California at San Diego, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the University of ...
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013
Live pari-mutuel horse racing returns to the Gillespie County Fair Grounds in Fredericksburg on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11. Also taking place that weekend in the Show Barn at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds will be three livestock shows. For the races, the gates open at 11 a.m. and post time is 1 p.m.
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Thanks to a generous donation from Fredericksburg resident Peggy Cox, guests at the Hill Country Memorial Hospital’s Gala XV will have the opportunity to bid on some unexpected historical–as well as fashionable–collectibles. Cox is adding nine original hats from the collection of Emmie Kallenberg Schroeder. Known as “The Lady With The Hat,” Emmie Schroeder was a well-recognized figure in local, state, and national business, political, and social circles during the 1950s and 1960s.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013
AUSTIN — A second special session of the Texas Legislature ended July 30 without the House and Senate accomplishing the governor-ordered task of passing legislation to fund future public transportation projects. House Joint Resolution 2 failed on July 29. Had the proposed constitutional amendment passed, Texans would have voted yes or no to a plan to tap the state’s $12 billion Economic Stimulus (rainy day) Fund to the tune of $1 billion every year for use in transportation projects.
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School
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco High School Class of 1993 held their 20 year reunion on Saturday night, August 3, 2013, near Hamilton Pool Preserve at the home of Rachel and Chris Pepper (BHS ’93). Jason Wagenfehr (BHS ’93), son of Karen and Buster Wagenfehr, kicked off the event with the invocation. Dinner consisted of fresh sausage from Lester’s Meat Market (Blanco, TX), enchiladas from Mrs.
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Sports
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco High School Junior Varsity Cheerleaders attended a NCA home cheer camp where they received superior and excellent ratings for cheers and sideline chants. They also received a bid to compete at NCA nationals. From L-R: Shayna Srackangast, Hannah Hulburt, Gracie Edmondson, Denise Edwards, Katlinn Calzoncit, and Montana Wiseman.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013
Three of our thirteen grandchildren live close enough to regularly enjoy our farm animals. Mikaela is seven, Annabelle is five and Everlee is two. When Mikaela was about five years old I caught her chasing some little goats with a stick. “Now, don’t you go to chasing the goats like that,” I cautioned her.
, A Paragon Builder / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013
Why is a clean job site so important? As a builder, we take extra time to make sure our jobsites are always clean. This aids in safety and style of the builder. If we were building your house, would you like to come look at it with trash and debris all around it, stepping over boards and old food?
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013
You’re probably hearing that mortgage rates are at favorable levels and that now’s the time to buy a home. But maybe you’re also thinking, “I’ll never be able to afford a mortgage.” Many potential homebuyers feel this way, but the good news is that there is help available. Homebuying-assistance programs at the local, state, and federal level make homeownership accessible for more buyers.