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December 11, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
The Blanco County Commissioners held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 9 a.m. The Commissioners met in the Commissioners Courtroom of the County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas. All four County Commissioners were present. Blanco County Commissioner Paul Granberg conducted the meeting in Judge Bill Guthrie’s absence. Blanco County Clerk Karen Newman read the minutes of prior Commissioners Court meetings.
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At the December 9 meeting of trustees of the Blanco Independent School District several Certificates of Appreciation were handed out including the monthly Spotlight. The Student Spotlight was presented by High School Principal Dr. Dustin Barton to Student Athletic Trainers Diego Alegria, Austin Andrews, Robby Arlett, Merritt Johnson, Vanessa Skillman, and Riley Watt.
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A Court of Honor was held recently at the Blanco United Methodist Church to award Scouts with Merit Badges and Rank earned by the Scouts. Several of the Scouts are getting ready to begin work on their Eagle Rank. Troop 497 is comprised of Scouts ages 11 to 16. The Scouts in our Troop attend Middle School and High School in Blanco, Wimberley and Canyon Lake.
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Features
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
Yes, it’s time to brew and steep the Cedar Tea and begin to take a teaspoon to a tablespoon each morning in order to keep the effects of Cedar Fever at bay. Those Ashe Junipers (Cedar Trees) are just about to explode their pollen. The recent cold and wet weather postponed the Cedar Fever season for a couple of weeks.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
December 7, 1941 is forever etched in the history of the United States. The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and America entered the Second World War. Yet almost as important a date occurred several days later, on December 11, but that is largely forgotten. America was now at war with Japan, yet Germany was a far greater threat.
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Erika Fickle, a retired educator and current Blanco American Legion Post 352 Auxiliary member, has a love for education, history and patriotism. You may recognize the name of Erika's late husband, Robert Eugene Fickle, from the annual scholarships awarded by the American Legion Post to Blanco ISD High School seniors who are direct line descendants of veterans.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
For those who did not know, the Blanco Volunteer Fire Department was incorporated in 1990 as a volunteer department with the objectives of fire fighting, educating and training citizens, and providing other emergency services to the people of Blanco County. Although composed of volunteers, the department also has paid fire fighters.
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
At 5:16 pm on November 9, 1965, a relay was tripped at the Sir Adam Beck Power Station on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. By 5:27 pm New York City was without power. An estimated 8,000 people were trapped in the subways. Traffic lights went out and brought traffic to a screeching halt.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
Jesus said “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” John 15:5,8KJV The prince of the power of the air wants us to believe we’re independent and don’t need to take time out for God and His guidance through prayer and listening to the Unction of the Holy Spirit within all of us who believe in Jesus as ...
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
Last week I began a three part series on Mary, Joseph, & Emmanuel. As stated last week, the Bible dedicates no less than four chapters (Mt & Lk 1-2) to the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. Since all Scripture is given by the inspiration of God (2Tim 3:16) and is profitable for doctrine, instruction, correction, & reproof; It behooves us to know this story and take what lessons we can from it.
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On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, Joyce LaNelle Buckelew passed away at her home in Blanco, Texas. Born on January 6, 1934, Joyce graced this earth for 79 years before leaving this world and entering into the Glory Land to be with her lord Jesus Christ. Born to Willis and Ethel Purgason, she is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Buckelew.
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Carl Lee Fike, 56, of Blanco, TX, received his wings on November 30, 2013. He was born on March 30, 1957 in Dallas, TX. He was son of William Lee Fike and Naomi Ruth Fike. As a child he was a Boy Scott, played both the bugle and the trumpet, and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
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Bryan Stephen Edmondson, passed away December 5, 2013 at the age of 48 years. He is survived by his parents Steve and Phyllis Edmondson of Alvin, Texas, his brother Boyd Edmondson and his wife Gian of Bothell, Washington, and his former wife, Penny Harvey of Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by grandparents Morris and Alice Edmondson of Kendalia, Texas and Orville and Elvera Hill of Blanco, Texas. Bryan was born in Austin, Texas in 1965, attended his younger school years in Alvin, Tex ...
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Patsy Ann Patterson Youngblood, age 74, passed away on November 20, 2013, in San Antonio where she has resided since 1998. Patsy was born May 7, 1939 in Austin, Texas to Bruce and Ann Pfau Patterson. She was raised by her loving Grandmother Beulah Saunders Patterson, formerly of Blanco, who lost her husband, Patsy’s grandfather Lige Patterson shortly after she was born.
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Fifteen people were arrested in Burnet County on Wednesday morning, following an investigation of an area drug distribution and trafficking organization lasting more than six months, and involving local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The investigation began in May of 2013 by the DPS’ Criminal Investigation Division. It culminated in search warrants being issued on two Burnet County properties.
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Magical musical delights await you at the Mid-Texas Symphony’s 36th Concert Season presentation of “Out of This World – Heavenly Holidays” on December 15, at 4:00 p.m. at the Jackson Auditorium of Texas Lutheran University. Come celebrate the holiday season with Music Director David Mairs, as he leads the Symphony and local, young, all-star musical talents such as Soprano Ashly Neumann, the Community Music Academy Youth Choir, the Hill Country Youth Chorus, and the Seguin Area Children ...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
AUSTIN — Following the death of Nelson Mandela on Dec. 5, Gov. Rick Perry and other elected officials released statements in honor of the former president of South Africa whose message of racial reconciliation and leading role in breaking down apartheid in that country are acknowledged globally. Perry said: “Through his valiant struggle against the injustices of apartheid, Nelson Mandela became a symbol of what one person can do to change the world.
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Blanco High School FCCLA members had the chance to explore “A World of Opportunities” at one of the Region V Fall Leadership Meetings held at Gatti-land Pizza in Round Rock, Texas. The purpose of the Fall Leadership Meeting is to educate and introduce new and returning members to the wide range of FCCLA projects which they can take back and incorporate into their school.
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The annual Christmas band concert was performed by Blanco ISD students on Thursday, December 5. A selection of classic pieces were played as well as a medley of A Charlie Brown Christmas.
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This was the Blanco PTO’s 4th annual Poinsettia Fundraiser. It was a great success due to the support of our outstanding community; over 1300 plants were sold. The first year we started, we sold 520 and thought that was amazing, but every year we keep increasing our numbers. The money collected will go directly to the students to fund their field trips. The best part of this sale is that we keep everything local.
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Six Panther Band students were named to the Region 12 All Region Band following competition held Monday at Canyon Lake High School. “I thought our students did great!” said Band Director Brian Hecimovich. “There are over 30 schools at this competition, and all must compete against each other no matter the school size or grade level.” Blanco students who were named to the All Region Band were: Jeremy Kindla (Trumpet, Freshmen), Sebastian Thomas (Baritone Saxophone, Freshmen), Christina ...
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Sports
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The Blanco girls basketball team used a full-court press, stifling defense, and fast break scoring to overwhelm the Hyde Park Lady Panthers 85-48. Senior Meaghen Seales led the team scoring 26 points followed closely by Junior Lexee Jenkins with 21 points. Junior Charlsey Smith and Reagan Rogers each made 11 points.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
How quickly the year 2013 has passed. The annual Christmas lights of the downtown Blanco Square, November 29th, was exciting and beautiful. We had many out of town visitors. “Crazy” weather this year. The second freeze in November, froze many things. It’s time for trimming and mulching. Use two to three inches of mulch on perennials and shrubs.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
One day a great lion lay asleep in the sunshine. A little mouse ran across his paw and wakened him. The great lion was just going to eat him up when the little mouse cried, “Oh, please, let me go, sir. Some day I may help you.” The lion laughed at the thought that the little mouse could be of any use to him.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
By Debbie Vallone-Homeier, A Paragon Builders/Vallone Real Estate I am faced with a decision on what kind of fireplace I want. So I started thinking about and researching all the different types. I have had various kinds, from the Cast Iron Ben Franklin to a Stone/Brick types that can be wood burning or gas logs.