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June 4, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014 • Photos
Seventy years ago the greatest military operation in history unfolded on the Normandy coastline of France. The Allies began their long awaited crusade to liberate Europe which had been under Nazi occupation since 1940. America’s strategic focus from the beginning was a cross channel invasion to liberate France and then drive towards Germany.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco Non-Profit Coalition, otherwise know as Wild Woman Weekend, is dishing out again to four non-profits in Blanco. This time they are dishing up $40,000. That is an increase of $12,000 from last year. Thank you to all of the volunteers and the Blanco community for making this second event even more successful than the first one. On June 2nd, Cyndy Granberg Hounsell, treasurer of BNPC, presented checks for $10,000 to each of the non-profits: Marilynn Lageman, Friends of the State Park; ...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014 • Photos
Lucky Leaf 4-H Club members celebrated their end of year party at the Blanco Bowling Alley. The club has had a very successful year and would like to thank the club sponsors Sheila Mercer and Terri Waxler for their hard work and support throughout the year.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Blanco will have a wonderful opportunity on July 13 to hear well known birder and traveler, Bob Warneke, speak on the subject Migration: Birders Should Do It Too. The event will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. The talk will be followed by a gourmet dinner.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014 • Photos
Dr. Kenneth Schramm, Debbie Schramm, and newly-arrived associate, Dr. Scott Jurica, were presented the Blanco Chamber of Commerce’s Night Sky-Friendly Business Certificate of Merit by Curtis Knutson, Chamber President, on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The outdoor lighting fixtures on Dr. Schramm’s office on Highway 281 just off Blanco’s Square now comply fully with Blanco’s Unified Development Code in that they do not shine above the horizon to cause light pollution in Blanco’s skies nor do ...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Hey Kids! Join us for our Fizz, Boom, Read Summer Reading program! Kids ages 6 and younger, you can win prizes for every 10 books you read! Kids ages 7 and older can win prizes for every 10 hours you read! We have programs for kids ages 4-10 every week this summer: June 1st – August 2nd, 10:30 a.m.
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Features
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
I would like to reflect on and give my gratitude to the Patriots of WWII; living and deceased. In Remembrance of all you gave and sacrificed, for our country, We Thank You. This week in history; we remember D - DAY, June 6, 1944. The Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy, France - resulting in a devastating blow to Germany.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
“1 Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people! 2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them!
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Toward the end of 2008 what was billed as the world’s most expensive new book went on display at the New York Public Library. There are more expensive old books, but this is a new book produced by the Italian publisher Marilena Ferrari. It’s cost: over $100,000! The book depicts the life and work of Michelangelo, including photographs of his drawings and sculptures, creations from the Sistine Chapel, and his personal poetry.
, Agf-blanco.com
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Read Acts 20:28-32. Verse 32 says, “And now, brethren, I commend (commit, entrust) you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up (edify), and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.” Last week we talked about the fact that by God’s grace (goodwill, loving kindness; and unmerited favor) - through faith - we are declared righteous (justified, in right standing with God).
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014 • Photos
The final go-round of the Buckle Series Youth Play Day at the Blanco Cowboy Church was held Sunday, June 1st, following the morning worship service and lunch. We were blessed with many cowboys and cowgirls competing for the five buckles and all of the youth are congratulated for their great sportsmanship as they “rode for Jesus.” Thanks also go out to the leadership and helpers who made it all possible. Psalm 118:24..”This is the day the Lord has made.
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Opinion
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Editor, I’d like to say Thank You to the Blanco Police Department for providing support in regards to a potentially dangerous situation with a tenant agent at one of my properties. Sincerely, Janet Fisher Blanco, TX
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Dear Editor, While there has never been a fatality, accident, or flooding issue on Middle Creek Road, County Commissioner Paul Granberg seems bound and determined to have his way, with a proposal for an 80’ concrete bridge to be erected over Middle Creek, all in the interest of “safety”. About the only “safety” issue for folks living near Middle Creek right now is the occasional horse or cow that escapes from the pasture for greener grass along the road. The construction of a brid ...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Dear Editor, I recently attended a very interesting neighborhood meeting at Middle Creek Ranch concerning the proposed development of a Bridge over the creek. Most those attending, were not in favor of building the bridge for many legitimate concerns and issues. Paul Grandberg attended this meeting and gave his justification for building the bridge, which seemed to mostly concern his view of our safety.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
AUSTIN — Republican voters picked Dan Patrick to face Democrat Leticia Van de Putte in the race for lieutenant governor in November. Patrick received 65 percent of the vote to incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s 35 percent in the May 27 runoff. Sen. Patrick, R-Houston, and Sen. Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, have seven years and 15 years of experience, respectively, as members of the 31-member Senate.
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Sports
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014 • Photos
The BHS Cheerleaders with host a Bar-B -Q Fundraiser at the Panther Stadium Concession Stand on Sunday, June 8 from 11am to 2pm. Pre-sale Tickets are $8. Tickets at the door are $10.
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Fit Tips
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
I sustained various and sundry injuries today and have been left feeling as if I’ve been tossed about in a washing machine. During the process of sustaining my injuries, I cried out for help…you know “Help!” Funny thing is; the person to whom I cried out gave no aid. So I was left to manage unassisted.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
This is the beginning of spring produce harvest. Pick your vegetables in the cooler part of the day. Pick your produce in their prime before they grow too large and become tough and bitter. Your tomatoes may have black and brown spots on the bottom. This is called Brown root disease.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
As graduation approached, a high school senior wrote on the whiteboard, “11 days until graduation!!” Someone drew a line through “graduation” and changed the sentence to read, “11 days until freedom!!” In one U.S. History course a study packet was prepared and handed out to the students. It was designed to help students prepare to pass the state required “End of Course” exam.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Ten years ago I donned a cap and gown, marched myself down a long walkway, shook a couple hands, and received my high school diploma on stage. This year I got to watch two people I love do the same; my sister graduated from High School, and my son graduated from Kindergarten. As a society, we make a big deal out of graduations.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Planning the closet in your new home can be simple or it can be pretty involved. Closets are a big thing to me. I am one of those females that loves her big closet. Having a closet with plenty of room to hang my clothes (and lots of them), purses, built in cabinets, shoe bins, mirror, bench, and plenty of lighting makes me smile.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Purchasing or selling property takes time and effort, and it’s something you’ll want help with. Hiring a real estate agent means you’ll have an expert who can explain the transaction process while ensuring you get the best deal. But how do you find an agent who gives you the service you deserve?

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