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June 11, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
The sold out audience was certainly “wowed” by violinist Julia Pautz’s masterful presentation of Beethoven, Brahms, Sarasate, and Gershwin at the last concert of Blanco Performing Arts fourth season on Sunday, June 1 at the Uptown Blanco Ballroom. Austin pianist Maimy Fong was a persuasive and intuitive partner throughout the program that evoked emotions of peace, sorrow, longing, elusive love, and sheer joy. Pautz’s powerful technique was up to the challenging “Zigeunerweisen” by ...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco County Commissioners Court held a Regular meeting on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The Commissioners met in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas. All four County Commissioners were present. Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie was absent because he is attending school at this time.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
Panther Stadium was filled with family and friends on Friday, June 6, as the Class of 2014 received their Diplomas. Student Speakers were; Kristin Watt, Alexandria Penshorn, Rance Dollahite, and Joshua McCaslin. Callie Jane Nance gave the Valedictory address and Cove Chick gave the Salutatory Address. Gina Blankenburg gave the Commencement address.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
The 10th Annual Lavender Festival kicks off Friday, June 13 at Noon. Make sure to visit the Information Booth on the Square for additional information. Lavender Festival Market -Friday Noon to 6 PM -Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM -Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM Events for Imagine Lavender Farm: Friday 13th: -Master Gardener’s present A Firewise Program all day Saturday 14th -Master Gardener’s present A Firewise Program all day -Artist David Mills painting en plein aire- Prairie Project -10am: Sha ...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
Lavender Festival begins this Friday, June 13 at Noon. On behalf of the Blanco Chamber of Commerce and Lavender Festival Steering Committee, our most heartfelt thanks to the many local businesses sponsors for this year’s event. The success of the festival is due, in large part, to the support we receive from our businesses and the support from our community volunteers and city officials.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
Seth Aaron Hepworth is the son of Roger and Marie Hepworth. His Achievements and Activities include; Eagle Scout, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, guitar, ALERT Cadets, active in church at Living Water Fellowship. Seth is graduating one year early after completing his high school requirements in only 3 years. After Graduation he plans to attend Yavapai College in Arizona to major in Advanced Gunsmithing.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
Dear Friends, Our 2013-2014 Year has wrapped up and our annual Luncheon was a blast! Our venue and meal was lovely out at Onion Creek Kitchen’s. Thank you to the committee that arranged the beautiful luncheon! The mini thrift fashion show was quite educational and entertaining. Everyone participating was challenged to purchase an outfit for under $20 from a thrift store.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
As leaders of the world gathered in Normandy on Friday to remember the D-Day landings, in north Blanco there was a similar gathering with the same mission. County Commissioners Paul Granberg, John Woods, and James Sultemeier, Mayor Chuck Homan and City Councilman Danny Ray, Kermit Roeder, County Inspector, the American Legion, and a variety of other folks came together to note the significance of that day 70 years ago when America began the campaign that would end with the surrender of Germany ...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
The Spangle Dangle 4th of July Patriotic celebration will be a two day event this year with fireworks and fun on Friday and a parade Saturday morning at 10:00 am in downtown Johnson City, Texas. If you would like to enter the parade and join the celebration please call Roxanna Avants at 512-627-0584 or email roxannaavants@yahoo.com.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
The Gem of the Hills Senior Citizens Community Center has received a grant from Pedernales Electric Cooperative Community and Economic Development to build a ramp into the exercise facility. On June 4, 2014 Karen Marshall delivered the $1000 check and dessert to the delight of the Skip–Bo players.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
Pedernales Electric Cooperative members are invited to the Co-op’s annual meeting June 21 in Cedar Park. The meeting and related activities will be held at the Leander ISD South Performing Arts Center, located on the Cedar Park High School Campus at 2150 Cypress Creek Road. At the annual meeting, PEC members will be able to participate in informative and engaging activities, meet with Co-op staff, make statements to the Board and attendees, and receive reports regarding the Cooperative’s a ...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
We need volunteers! Do you have free time on your hands? Do you want to get to know your neighbors? Then sign up to be a volunteer at the Blanco Library! We have many opportunities available. Stop by the library June 16th through the 21st during our Volunteer Sign-up Week to learn more!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
I don’t know about you but for me, sometimes it’s hard to find quiet time for God. I’ve had my morning alarm set for 5 am for the past 9 years for personal bible study, but it’s harder than ever to get up because I’m staying up later. Now, why do you suppose?
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 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 looked at these three aspects of God’s grace: 1.
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Opinion
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
Editor, In considering the schools latest scandal, about someone on the school faculty, who has broken our trust, we should take time to reflect and use this window of opportunity to make changes. This window will close quickly, and if we don’t take advantage of it, and be genuinely willing to better ourselves, we will find we are, again, back to our old habits.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
Editor, As a resident living on Middle Creek Rd, I have learned that Commissioner Granburg has decided to build a bridge over the creek on MCR. He never felt the need to discuss this with the residents living on this road. He says that his concern is safety. Facts are, there has never been an accident at the bridge site, nor do buses travel on this road.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
AUSTIN — The Obama administration on June 2 publicized what it termed “the first-ever plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.” The plan, a set of proposed actions to be administered by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, states that, “cutting carbon emissions will help prevent up to 6,500 premature deaths and 150,000 asthma attacks among children.” In a news release of his own, Gov.
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Sports
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco Intermediate Little League team traveled to Mason this past weekend to take part in the Mason Intermediate 50-70 Tournament. After a long day of baseball, Blanco came out on top, taking home the championship. In winning first place, Blanco began the day with a 14 – 5 victory over Llano.
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Fit Tips
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
If you’ve ever had the feeling you’re just not on your game, you understand how most of my week has been. When we become injured, ill, discouraged, we get too busy, or face any number of other proverbial speed bumps we inevitably will encounter during the course of our efforts to achieve greater health and wellness, we may feel set back a little.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
A woman was waiting at an airport one night, With several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shop, Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop. She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, That the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be, Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between, Which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene. So she munched the cookies and watched the clock, As the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock.
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Potpourri
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
Dear hearts and gentle people: Just a blast from West Virginia, and a thank you for my lovely note from Miss Ada recounting her well-attended birthday party. Florine is wonderful at keeping me updated on church goings-on and Kee keeps me in stitches with library antics. And I miss Leona something dretful!
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
The roofing business is booming right now, especially due to the hail damage we get here in the Hill Country. Roofing companies are moving into the Hill Country by the hundreds, okay, by the handful. How do you know whether to go with them or not? What type of materials do you want to use?
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
Easy, inexpensive ways to make buyers think your house is bigger You can’t change when or where your house was built. And unless you want to spend a lot of money that you’ll never recoup in a sale, now’s not the time to knock down walls or build an addition. But there are ways to make your rooms look bigger, and I recommend that you try some before you put your house on the market. You don’t have to be a professional home stager to accomplish this trick, and you don’t need a lot of ...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
Many people suffer from low back pain. One main culprit could be tight hamstrings. The tightness of your hamstrings causes your pelvis to be pulled down and away from the lumbar spine, which puts the lower back in a position of instability–the exact opposite of what it needs. Your back, especially your lumbar spine (lower back), is designed to be fairly stable.