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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 16, 2008 10:00 PM

On August 27, the residents at Live Oak celebrated the Monthly Birthday Party hosted by the Lutheran Church. Darlene Kiernan came to play the piano for us. A thank you to Rebecca Howerton, who delivered gifts and balloons for all Honorees. They were Daniel Mitchell, Julia Dechert, Margaret Atkinson, Edna Costigan, Buna McKinnon, Donald Warrington and Lana Waters. Everyone enjoyed ice cream and punch and a slice of Dorothy Troppy Cake.

Our residents at Live Oak Nursing Home enjoyed an afternoon of music from the Oscars, sung by Sylvia Van de Loo of Spring Branch. She sang songs from famous movies like The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella and many more. She brought props of large Oscar figures of gold. Sylvia will be taking a needed rest in October but will return for music from the 40’s on November 3rd. And thanks to Doris Collins for picking up Lois Wicks from the Henry House so she could enjoy the program.

The 11th of September brought the Methodist group for our Monthly Birthday Party. Margaret Herst and Margaret Parmer celebrated their birthdays in September. They received gifts, thanks to Rebecca Howerton, and enjoyed cake, ice cream and punch. Cakes by Dorthy Troppy. Darlene Kiernan played a medly of wonderful songs and singing were: Nancy Stephenson and Frank, Dorothy Dillon, Mary Ann Hoffman, Bill Wood, Pastor Ken Green, Martha Wallace and her sister Mary. Serving refreshments were Willie Olfers, Doris Collins and Pauline Walker, Activities Director.

A very happy birthday to Leona Smylie!

Judy and Bobby Brewer were scheduled to go to Colorado Springs for their vacation but a couple of days before they were to leave, Judy got a call from her brother in Southern Illinois saying her dad was not doing well.Her dad had been in the nursing home for 10 years with Alzheimer’s disease.They were able to get some hiking in the first week at four beautiful state parks. They also visited Shawneetown and Cave in Rock. The second week they spent most of their time at the nursing home. The hurricanes kept following them, so not knowing where “Ike” was going to come in, they decided to come back to Texas. On their way home, Judy’s brother called and said her dad had passed away. Even with the circumstances as they were, Judy and Bobby got to see some beautiful country in southern Illinois and visit with family.

Ada Cooley was sighted at the beauty parlor.

Rufus Murrah was sighted too, but not at the beauty parlor.

Don’t forget the Blanco County Community Choir has started rehearsals for their Christmas concert! Sundays at 4:00 PM at the Baptist church.

Congratulations to Liz and Nelson!!!

Don’t forget all the Blanco County events over the next few months.

This weekend there is a big to-do in Johnson City on their square on Saturday. On Sunday, there is a quilt show and reunion at Twin Sisters Hermann Lodge.

The following weekend is THE BLANCO RANCH ROUND-UP AND BLANCO’S 150TH BIRTHDAY BASH, starting at 10:00 AM on September 27, with a huge cake in the shape of Blanco County by our own Dorothy Troppy. There will be 150 balloons let loose by Pam Meier and her class and that sweet songbird, Dorothy Dillon, warbling “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “A good time will be had by all!” Yett Park is going all out!!!

Ada Cooley was sighted under the dryer!!

Think fall and cooler temperatures (and rain)!

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