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March 12, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
Murder charges against Shelby Moore and Brandon Harber, who were arrested in April 2010 in the November 2009 death of Trey Noah, have been dismissed by Gillespie County District Attorney Bruce Curry. The dismissal occurred Monday, March 3, after an appeals court ruled that a statement made during an interrogation during the investigation had to be suppressed because it was improperly taken.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
Blanco County Commissioners held a Regular Meeting on March 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. All four County Commissioners and County Judge Bill Guthrie attended the meeting. The Blanco County Commissioners met in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas. County Commissioner John Wood led the Court in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014 • Photos
Blanco High School has qualified five students to the Theatrical Design State Finals. Celia Kasberg (Costume) and Shelby Jester (Makeup and Hair) qualified in individual contest, while four students qualified in the Group Design State Final- Celia Kasberg, Talon Cain, Hannah Hulbert, and Riley Watt. “I’m so proud of these kids!” said Theatre Arts teacher Amy Arlitt.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
Responding to the increased number of citizens wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff Robert Morgan today announced that Blanco County Citizens are being invited to become Associate Members of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas. Membership invitations will go out in the mail over the next several weeks.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014 • Photos
The annual Blanco Baseball and Softball Camp was held Monday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 11. Young Panthers got a chance to learn from High School Coach Bryan Wyatt and practice with with BHS team members. Some skills they worked on were throwing, catching, sliding, and batting. The cloudy weather didn’t dampen their spirit during this Spring Break camp.See more photos, page .
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Red Bud Cafe will host an opening reception for local artist, Eric Harrison on Thursday, March 20 from 5pm to 7pm. Pictured above is the painting,“Verbena Spring”, by Eric Harrison. You will be able to meet the artist, see a collection of Harrison's recent work, and enjoy music by El Verde Boys during the evening.
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Lucia Uselton April 22, 1933 - February 16, 2014 A mass for the Repose of the Soul of Lucia (Lucy) Uselton by the volunteers of the Blanco Good Samaritan Center, will be held at St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church on Friday, March 14, 2014, at 8 am. All are welcome.
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This Thursday, March 13th & 27th, a state certified representative will be available to help people navigate and register on HealthCare.gov. They will be available between 5 and 8pm in our small conference room for free for anyone needing assistance or information. Sunny the Reading Dog will be taking the rest of the month off, but return April 7th!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
The presentation is an all day affair located in the Hoppe Room of the Blanco County Courthouse Annex in Johnson City. Beginning at 9:30 am on Sat. March 22, 2014 for welcome and introductions. The class is free but you MUST sign up on the following website www.texasinvasives.org/invaders Why are the invasive plants a problem?
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Dear Friends, Our February meeting was quite entertaining in the Lodge at the Landing. We had singers Rebecca Henricks and Greg Lowry perform wonderful music for us thanks to our Music Department. Rebecca is a delightful Bluegrass and Gospel singer and song writer. Her original songs are touching and sometimes funny!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
Are you spring cleaning? Do you need more space in your closet? The Blanco United Methodist Church is the collection location for used clothing for survivors of the disasters expected to occur this year. The church office is open from 8:30-12 and 1-3 on Monday through Thursday. What is needed is clean, used clothing.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
On March 15, 1919, the first Legion caucus, held by members of the American Expeditionary Force of the First World War, convened in Paris. This culminated in Congress granting the Legion a federal charter that September. Today there are 14,000 Posts in the US and 3 other countries that are open to all wartime veterans who have honorably served. The four main activity areas or pillars of the Legion are veteran’s affairs & rehabilitation, Americanism, national security & foreign relations and ...
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
Farmers in southern Alabama made their living by growing cotton. Then one year, the dreaded boll weevil devastated the whole region. The next year, the farmers mortgaged their homes and planted cotton again, hoping for a better harvest. Again the insects returned and completely destroyed the crop. The next year, a few farmers who survived decided to plant peanuts.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
I encourage you to read 2Kings 13:14-20 carefully. In these verses, we find the prophet Elisha’s final prophecy before he dies, as he encourages King Joash to fight back against Syria and utterly consume them. There are several lessons we can learn from these verses, and hopefully we can apply them to our lives and not make the same mistakes Joash did. First, we see in vs.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
Well, if you’ve heard of salvation, you may wonder what it is. Definition: Act of saving someone or something from harm; deliverance from sin through Jesus Christ. Do you realize when we are born, even though we’ve done nothing wrong, we are born into (or under) the curse of Adam, and therefore if we die, our spirit dies a spiritual death?
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Mary "Jane" Hewlett, 81 went to be with Jesus, family, and friends Monday, March 10, 2014. Jane was born in Holden, MO September 19, 1932 to Walter and Mary Surber of Holden, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tom Hewlett; daughter, Fonda Hewlett; two sons, Tom and Mitch Hewlett; and two brothers, Jerry and Jim Surber. Jane is survived by her daughter, Terri Burnside and husband David of Blanco; son, O.C.
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Opinion
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
I have been watching our local EMS and Fire working hard to make changes that will have our community blessed with outstanding training, staff and equipment. Little did I know how quickly I would experience the EMS-up close~~as I became seriously ill last week and my husband rushed me over to the waiting doors of our EMS.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
AUSTIN — Texas’ March 4 primary night returns confirmed Greg Abbott and Wendy R. Davis as nominees for governor. Abbott, current state attorney general, got 91.5 percent of the statewide vote in the GOP primary. Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, got 79 percent in the Democratic primary. “Ray” Madrigal of Corpus Christi got 21 percent. In the race for lieutenant governor, state Sen.
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School
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco Panther High School Band competed at the UIL Region 12 Concert and Sight-Reading Competition. The Band is given a score of Divisions 1 through 5. 1 is considered Superior, 2 - good, 3 - Average, 4 - Needs Improvement, and 5 is Poor. The bands compete at 2 separate competitions: A concert competition where there are 3 prepared musical selections selected from a UIL-approved list and a competition in Sight-Reading where the band plays a piece of music they have never seen before with n ...
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Blanco High School seniors showed off their pancake flipping skills at the annual Project Graduation Pancake Supper sponsored by the Blanco Lions Club. Seniors would like to send a special thanks to the Lions Club, the United Methodist Church and everyone who came out to support the seniors. The next Project Graduation event is the Annual Golf Tournament on March 23 at Vaaler Creek Golf Course starting at 1:00.
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The Blanco High School Leo Club recently volunteered at the Special Olympics in Austin. We drove to Austin to the bowling alley, were assigned to lanes, then we cheered on and helped the athletes compete. This event was a huge success and so much fun! This is our favorite volunteer opportunity every year!
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Sports
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Blanco High School hosted the Blanco Invitational golf tournament on February 24 and 25 at Vaaler Creek Golf Course in Blanco. “We had another great tournament this year at Vaaler Creek!” said golf coach Scott Balmos. “The weather was great and the golf course was in great condition.” Nineteen schools ranging in classification from 1A to 5A participated in the tourney, with 75 boys and 74 girls competing.
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On Friday March 7 and Saturday March 8, the Panther softball team turned up the heat during another cold front to go 4-0 for 1st place in the Fredericksburg Tournament. Facing Center Point on Friday morning the Panthers tallied 11 hits to beat the Pirates 9-0. Abbie Culton, Jamie McClinton, Cheyenne Klein, and Payton Savarino each hit 2 singles.
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Fit Tips
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
It’s estimated that 35 to 45 percent of otherwise healthy, community-dwelling adults, age 65 or older, fall at least once a year. (American Geriatrics Society, British Geriatrics Society, and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeon Panel on Falls Prevention, 2001) Sometime or another, whether we’re very young or old, middle of the road, an athlete or mostly sedentary; one thing is certain: we all fall.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
The exact words of one thoughtful young person were “Don’t be rude to the Earth” as she picked up a candy wrapper thoughtlessly discarded along a trail. Keep Blanco Beautiful April 12 by participating in the annual Trash-Off. Youth Groups, Scout Troops, High School and Middle School organizations form your teams for this year’s event! Volunteers will gather at Bindseil Park at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
Several years ago I received an email from a young Australian girl who asked why I used the name “Mustard Seeds” for my articles. When I got over my surprise that anyone was following “Mustard Seeds” in faraway Australia, and a pre-teen girl at that, I sent her a brief reply.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
Every time I went there he asked me the same question, and every time I politely refused. He was persistent, never missed the opportunity to ask, but I stayed firm in my standards. I would never give in to him, no matter what. A woman can only hold out for so long though, and one day, about four years ago, I broke.