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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
This past week, more than 100 members of the Blanco FFA cast their ballots for this year’s officer team. Leading the local chapter will be senior Logan Dodd, as he was elected to serve as president. Other officers will include: Kyle Gray – Vice President, Payton Savarino – Secretary, Dylan Bates – Treasurer, Kari Graham – Reporter, Katherine Biggs – Sentinel, Jamie McClinton – Student Advisor, Brenna Wallace and Jacob Robinson – Student Representatives.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
The Honor Flight organization of Austin,Texas is seeking veterans of WWII to be their guests on an all expense paid trip to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Airfare, food, hotel and transportation are paid for by Honor Flight Austin as its way of saying thanks to the men and women who literally saved our world.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
More than 220 Blanco County school children returned to classes this fall better equipped with school supplies, thanks to $6,800 worth of vouchers issued by the Blanco Good Samaritan Center. Parents used the vouchers to purchase school items at Lowe’s Market. Earlier this year, volunteers with the Blanco center, recognizing the drain on limited budgets that a new school year can bring, voted to increase the amount given to clients who have children in county schools. The Blanco Good Samarit ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
The Blanco County Sheriff’s Office has recently entered into an agreement with A Child Is Missing Alert System to assist with the recovery of missing children or elderly people who may wander off. A Child is Missing using a reverse dialing system to call numbers in the area to alert residents that a child is missing, and ask them to call of the child is seen.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
The Blanco Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau is now accepting applications and nominations for the Board of Directors. Election will be held the first week in October, with the new Board Members to be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on October 14, 2014. Currently, there are 7 seats available for the Board of Directors.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
The Cry Out America event in Blanco was held at the Old Blanco County Courthouse lawn on Thursday, September 11. Approximately 75 people, including Mayor Chuck Homan, attended the event to pray for our country and to honor our Blanco County First Responders. Representatives from the Blanco EMS, Blanco Fire Department, Blanco Police Department, and the Blanco County Sheriff’s Department were present. Many churches in Blanco participated in the prayer service and showered our first responders ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
Antelope for Africa Safaris has donated a ten-day South African Hunting Safari for 2 hunters to the Wild Game Dinner fundraiser. Outfitter, Melville du Plessis, is a life-member of PHASA with 29 years experience safari outfitting and professional hunting in South Africa. Base camp is located at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains on the conservancy area at Zwartkop District in the Limpopo Province. The hunt is valued at $13,500 and includes Round-trip economy airfare from a USA Gateway (includ ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Prior to the regular meeting of the governing body of the city of Blanco on September 9, a public hearing was held to discuss the proposed property tax rate of $.2583 per $100 of property evaluation. Mayor Chuck Homan explained that the property tax rate is the same as last year’s.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
It is that time of year again! The Llano County Junior Livestock Show Association will be hosting the 5th Annual Wild Game Dinner on September 13th, 2014, at the John L. Kuykendall Event Center. The newly constructed facility is 25,000 square feet, climate controlled with restrooms and concession stand, located at 2200 Ranch Road 152, Llano, Texas.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
On September 19, Uptown Blanco Textile Studio and Blanco Hill Country Retreat will be hosting a 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge event, a nationwide challenge. In its fifth year, the challenge encourages local quilting and sewing enthusiasts to help reach the goal of making and donating pillowcases to benefit local charities.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Join us on Thursday, September 11, 2014, from 7 to 7:45 pm on the west side of the Old Blanco County Courthouse near the flag pole for Cry Out America. Cry Out America is a united effort seeking deep transformation and a Christ Awakening in every state, every county, every church, and every heart in the nation.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
One of Blanco’s resident former astronauts, Retired Colonel Tom Henricks, will speak about his NASA experiences including his more than 1000 hours of space flight. His presentation will be at Trinity Lutheran Church on Sunday afternoon, September 28. The event will be held from 4:00-5:30p.m. and is open to the public.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
Mariah Newsome, age 7, is pictured here at the Blanco Good Samaritan Food Pantry where she recently donated several boxes of food items along with over $100 in cash. Mariah spent her summer collecting food as part of her responsibilities as a participant in the “Miss Heart of the USA” pageant, where each contestant is taught the importance of giving back to her community. The Blanco Good Samaritan Center would like to recognize Mariah’s hard work and thank her for all her contributions. ...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
In its continuing efforts to improve the efficiency and reliability of its electric distribution system, Pedernales Electric Cooperative has initiated a system-wide field inventory. The 12-month project, which began in early March, is moving into the Johnson City and Blanco areas. “The goal of this system inventory is to collect more comprehensive data that PEC will use to create accurate mapping information for all PEC facilities and equipment — from the PEC substation to a member’s me ...