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January 1, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014 • Photos
Blanco Middle School, with strong performances across all grade levels and categories, out performed five other schools and won the District 27-AA UIL Academic Meet held Wednesday at Blanco Middle School. “I am super excited and proud of how well the students did at the meet,” said middle school UIL coordinator Stephanie Taylor.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014 • Photos
On Thursday, December 19, 77-year-old Eugene Raymond Barrett of Johnson City was found guilty of one count of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child and six counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Disabled Individual. After three days of testimony, a Blanco County jury found Barrett guilty of sexually assaulting his mentally handicapped granddaughter between 2007 and 2010. In October of 2010, the victim told school officials of the abuse, law enforcement was called, and the victim was remo ...
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014
Happy New Year to Everyone! Live Oak Medical Center wishes to thank the community who helped our residents have a Very Merry Christmas! Thank you to Cattleman’s National Bank and Angles Under the Tree, Blanco National Bank, The Masonic Lodge group and Jan who let us put the Angel Tree in Brieger Pottery, Santa and Mrs.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014
Saturday January 25, 2014 is the date for the 5th Annual Blanco County Youth Show Salsa Contest. Winner will have year-long bragging rights as the best Salsa maker in Blanco County and will receive an engraved Cutting Board by Creative Awards in Fredericksburg. The winner of the 4th Annual BCYS Salsa contest was Alvin Lopez. You must live in Blanco County, or have a child who qualifies to show in the Blanco County Youth Show, to enter.
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Community Announcement: Blanco County has an Affordable Care Act Navigator. This person has been trained to help people navigate the government HealthCare website and apply for the health insurance. If you need help, you can contact them at 1-800-960-5201 to set up a FREE appointment. The county trainer will be here January 9th at 6pm to give a presentation and overview of the program. Our calendars have arrived and are on sale for $5 each!
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014
The Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association is accepting applications for its 2014 class. The deadline is Tuesday, January 21, 2014 and the class will begin on Tuesday, February 18. This 12-week certification program provides a comprehensive background in horticultural principles and practices with an emphasis on conservation and sustainability. Equally important to Master Gardeners, however is service to the community.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014
A work day to set up pens, clean the show barn and make other additional preparations for the upcoming 2014 Blanco County Youth Show is scheduled for SATURDAY JANUARY 11, 2014 AT 9AM at the County Livestock Show Barn in Johnson City. ALL PARENTS OF EXHIBITORS, 4-H & FFA MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO COME AND HELP GET THE BARN READY FOR THE 2014 SHOW.
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Our last two Blanco Woman’s Club meetings have been quite delightful. In November we had a wonderful Zentangle class presented by Wendy Watson and the Art Department. Ms. Watson is a creative artist who enjoys making Zentangle paintings, shirts, bags, ornaments, and just about anything you can draw on! What is Zentangle?
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014
Gillespie-Kendall-Blanco County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Rick Neffendorf announced that producers now have until January 15, 2014, to report crops that have a November 15, 2013, or December 15, 2013, reporting deadline without paying a late-file fee. Crops under this waiver include wheat and native and improved grasses intended for grazing or haying.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014
Sunday our pastor preached on the milk and solid food of God’s Word, and it’s true; God’s Word is both milk and solid food (meat). Hebrews 5:12 “For even though by this time you ought to be teaching others, you actually need someone to teach you over again the very first principles of God’s Word.
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014
In Medieval times, the jester would tell funny stories, perform tricks, and do most anything to amuse and distract the king in his difficult moments. The jester was called the king’s “fool.” A certain king enjoyed his jester’s performances the king handed the royal scepter to the jester and said, “If you ever find a fool greater than yourself, give this scepter to him.” After a while, the king grew deathly ill.
, agf-blanco.com
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014
Habakkuk 2:2 says, “And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that reads it.” To expound on this verse in Hebrew, it says, “..inscribe the mental sight, dream, revelation, etc. and engrave it upon tablets (carve it in stone); that he may run who proclaims it, cries it out, reads it aloud, speaks it.” From this verse, I would like to point out three things about vision (and the goals that accomplish it): 1.
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Claude Wayne Wicker, 78 of Blanco, Texas, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Wayne was born on June 9, 1935 in Mills County, Texas to Claude A. and Ima Virginia (Roberts) Wicker. He grew up and attended school in, Goldthwaite, Texas. Wayne entered the US Army serving his country as medic and paratrooper.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014
AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Dec. 20 delivered charges for the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services to tackle before the 2015 Texas Legislature convenes. Dewhurst, who presides over the Senate, ordered the panel of nine senators to study what is being done by the state to enhance the health of Texas women.
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014 • Photos
Blanco Elementary finished a close third at the District 27-AA UIL Academic Meet held Friday, December 13 at Lago Vista. “We were competing against four other schools that came prepared to win this year, and the contest was very close, point wise.” said UIL coordinator Linda Miller. “We had some incredible individual successes.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014
The 1956 movie “Giant” starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean and Carroll Baker was partially filmed near the west Texas town of Marfa. The motion picture people created a Victorian mansion that represented the headquarters of the sprawling Belmont Estates. When I worked in the area in the 1980’s, whenever I drove to Marfa, I would look for the ruins of that old movie set.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014 • Photos
Published January 2, 1991 Who’s that “Gal” riding around in Victor Seymour’s Truck?... It’s “Cindy” that’s who. And she really knows how to “put on the dog” - so to speak. When she came to visit the newspaper New Years 1991, she was all decked out in a red hat, matching beads, and silver spectacles.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014
Before you submit an offer on your dream home, get pre-approved or pre-qualified for a mortgage loan. Either one can make your offer more attractive to the seller, but they mean different things. What are your qualifications? To get pre-qualified for a mortgage loan, you provide a lender your approximate income, current debts and any important details from your credit history.

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