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May 7, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
On Sunday, May 4th, the Blanco Cowboy Church held the first of three Buckle Series Youth Play Days at the Church arena following worship services and a covered dish lunch. Twenty-six youth participated, earning their awards and earning points for the buckles which will be awarded to high point youth at the third and final play day event.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
Last Sunday afternoon, May 4, First Baptist Church hosted a Family Reading Fair for students who attend their Community English Classes. The church wanted to bless these students and their families with beginning home libraries. Cinco De Mayo decorations set the tone for this festive event. Each family was given a bookcase and books to start their libraries.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
Danny Shuford and Kat Diamond have been on a life changing journey that has brought them to Blanco, Texas. Traveling in a Motorhome from their residence in Colorado, they have been on the road since the fall of 2013 weaving their desire to help others and their musical gifts together to create Vibradrumhealing.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
Pedernales Electric announced the 14 area high school seniors receiving scholarships from the Co-op during an April reception held in the students’ honor at the Co-op’s headquarters in Johnson City. “By helping our local students pursue their educational goals, we are investing in their future, as well as the future of our local communities,” said PEC Vice President of Member Services Eddie Dauterive, who also serves as the PEC Scholarship Committee President. For more than a decade, ...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
Kathy Copeland, Library Inc. Board, Pie Stone, Good Samaritan, Lions Club President Tom Davidson, Linda Howard, Pioneer Museum, Retta Martin and Judy Dorsett Keep Blanco Beautiful. The Lions Club donated $200 to each as part of the Lion’s Club’s continued effort to support the community.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
Sam and Margo Davis of Sam-Mar Ranch Realty would like to welcome Doug and Kim Moncure to the Blanco Community. Coming from Houston, the Moncures sought out property in the Hill Country in order to be closer to family. They have acquired the property at 101 Rolling Hills Road and bring two business to Blanco.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
It’s that time of year when we again invite you to join us at the Blanco Classic Car Show at the Blanco State Park on Saturday, May 17th. It is also Armed Forces Day and we cordially invite all Active-duty, veterans, National Guard, Reserves and retired military to attend our FREE show and allow us to thank each and every one of you and your families for your service and sacrifice to our country.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
Jack Petersen (left) and Ryan Behrends, both from the Hill Country Astronomers, adjust telescopes for viewing the stars, planets, and galaxies in Blanco's night sky. On a beautiful, clear evening with a perfect crescent moon, over 40 people enjoyed the semi-annual "Stars-in-the-Park" event at Blanco State Park last Friday night. The next event will be held in early fall.
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Features
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
Your Texas Realtor® can help you in selling and buying houses every day of the week. But they can’t make that house a home…That’s where Mom steps in… Thanks to all Mothers everywhere and everything they do to enrich our lives. When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking by Mary Rita Schilke Korzan; When you thought I wasn’t looking… I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one. When you thought I wasn’t looking… I saw you f ...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
One of Martha Dickman’s daughter’s, Brenda Fry, is a Florist whose designs and arrangements for weddings, etc… have inspired her to start painting. Due to illness, Martha is unable to drive. Also, being home much of the time, painting has become an important part of her life. Her other daughters, Beth and Martha Ann have bought her everything she needs with which to paint. Her friend, artist Tricia Banner, has been so nice to get her to Blanco from her lifetime home in San Antonio, maki ...
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
Before a young man left for his freshman year at college, his parents gave him a Bible and assured him it would be a great help as he transitioned into his new life. Within a month, he began sending them letters asking for money. Every time he did, his parents would write back telling him to read his Bible, citing chapter and verse.
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
Acts 20:32 says, “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.” As we started out with last week, we see in this verse Paul entrusting his beloved Ephesian Christians to God, and to the word of His grace.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
We studied Matthew, chapter 4 today in our church service. That’s where the Lord Jesus battles with the devil, using God’s Word. You know the devil will distort God’s Word, and use it to mislead us, so we have to seek God’s Word to wield it back at him, like Jesus did.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
AUSTIN — Toyota Motor Corporation on April 28 announced its decision to locate the headquarters of Toyota Motor North America headquarters to Plano. Toyota said the move is “designed to better serve customers and position Toyota for sustainable, long-term growth.” Within the next three years, Toyota’s three separate North American headquarters for manufacturing, sales and marketing and corporate operations will relocate to a single, state-of-the-art campus in Plano, just north of Dall ...
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School
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
Blanco High School Spanish Club members celebrated Dia de Los Niño’s with some of Peggy’s Playhouse’s children. The kids got to enjoy both a SpongeBob piñata as well as a traditional burro piñata filled with candies, toys, and other assortments and prizes. Both the Spanish Club members as well as the kids had a great time celebrating Day of the Children.
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Sports
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
The Blanco Panther softball team fell to the Boling Lady Bulldogs, 0-10, in an Area matchup at the Shiner Starplex on Thursday, May 1. The Panthers struggled at the plate with Abbie Culton getting the only Blanco hit with a single to right field. Kasie Dowdy got on base twice with a walk and a “hit-by-pitch”.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
The Blanco Panther baseball team played a best-of-three game series against the Luling Eagles in the Bi-District playoff round. Game one was played at Blanco on Thursday, May 1 with the Panthers grabbing a 6-0 shut-out win. Josh McCaslin got the win on the mound pitching 6 innings and scattering 2 hits.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
Senior Meaghen Seales and sophomore Bret Leigh Nance both qualified for the State Track and Field meet as a result of their performance at the Region IV track meet held last Saturday in Converse. Nance qualified in two events, first winning the 800 meter run in a school record-breaking time of 2:19, then finishing second in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:33. “It’s really cool,” said Nance when asked about her performance at the Regional meet.
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Fit Tips
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
How many times have you said or heard, “Time to do your chores?” Well, there’s something to be said for farm work, yard work and household chores. Think about it. For generations, the work of daily living revolved around moving our bodies under a load. Whether planting, hauling, squatting and lifting, climbing, harvesting; our bodies are made for movement.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
April was a stormy, unpredictable and drier month than expected. The hail and wind damaged gardens, blooming fruit trees, landscapes, homes and automobiles. Many fruit trees bloomed, froze and bloomed again. The hail knocked off fruit that had formed. At this time our trees are without fruit, the plums are beginning to from and fig trees are forming leaves.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
Before my father retired in Mexico City, he plotted on paper the placement of 14,000 apple trees and a sprinkler irrigation system on land he owned in the state of Chihuahua. However, as the time arrived for the actual planting of the trees he began to have second thoughts. “It will be five years before these trees come into production,” he told my mother.
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
At each season change, there are things we need to do to prepare our home. So as we are approaching summer, here are some things you might want to do to prepare your home for those hot days and nights. Yes, some items cost but others don’t. Just do what you can afford.