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January 10, 2013 Issue
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Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013 • Photos
Carol Summy buckled the three-year-old Spence twins, Colt (right) and Cody, into their car-seats. But were their seats designed, sized and installed correctly? The First United Methodist Church is offering a free car-seat check by an expert from Scott & White Healthcare from 11 to 1 Saturday at the church.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013 • Photos
Blanco County Commissioners conducted a regular meeting on January 8, 2013. All four commissioners were present. After approving the minutes of the last meeting, commissioners agreed to take no further action regarding the burn ban that had been lifted as of 9:00 am, January 8. County Judge Bill Guthrie asked the commissioners to consider approval of the bonds for elected officials.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
On Tuesday, January 8th the city council of Johnson City met in regular session at City Hall for the first time this year. They had a myriad of important agenda items to discuss including the appointment of a new city council person, as well as welcoming a new police officer to town. The meeting began promptly at 6:00 with petitions from the public.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
On December 13th, 2012, the new Blanco County Jail underwent a surprise inspection by Texas Commission on Jail Standards Inspector Fred St. Amant. This was the first inspection the jail facility has had and according to Lt. Bob Shelton of the Blanco County Sheriff’s Office “the jail passed 100% in all categories.” All county jail facilities must conform to minimum standards of construction, maintenance and operation.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013 • Photos
Once your child moves into first, second, and third grade, being able to read fluently and comprehend what he or she reads become critical for future success in school. Here are some things to watch for that may suggest that your child is a struggling reader. Does your child: *Have difficulty remembering lessons?
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
Benefiting the Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center and Open Door Recovery House Burnet, Blanco, Llano and Lampasas: Plans are underway for the Second Annual Girls Night Out event which will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Burnet Community Center from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. This event benefits the Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center and Open Door Recovery House. “We moved the event to a bigger location this year,” said Mandy McCary, Chair for the Girls Night Out Committee.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
Saturday January 26, 2013 is the date for the 4th Annual Blanco County Youth Show Salsa Contest. Winner will have year-long bragging rights as the best Salsa maker in Blanco County and will receive an engraved Bar-B-Que Set by Creative Awards in Fredericksburg. The winner of the 3rd Annual BCYS Salsa contest was Toby Lopez. You must live in Blanco County, or have a child who qualifies to show in the Blanco County Youth Show, to enter.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013 • Photos
Although the skies were overcast, the wind was blowing and the temperature hovered around 45 degrees, over 70 people showed up at the Pavillion at Blanco State Park on New Year’s Day to “experience” the Eagle Lady and visit with her birds of prey. Doris Mager, who founded the non-profit organization Save Our American Raptors (S.O.A.R.) is a nationally recognized raptor rehabilitator.
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Columns
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
J. Frank Dobie (1888-1964) was a teller of tall tales, a spinner of yarns. In 1949 he wrote a story about a certain Brother Coyote who, while hunting for food one day, happened to tread on the living quarters of a little cricket. When the cricket objected to having his “palace” desecrated and accused Coyote of insulting him, Brother Coyote arrogantly replied, “Insult you!
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
This vitamin continues to be in the news. I get news articles from Life Extension, a company that sells vitamins and nutrients but has science behind them like a pharmaceutical company has for its products, lef.com. This website also has searchable articles that show “double placebo based human trials” for many human conditions.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013 • Photos
My late Daddy B was raised in the (Old) Deep South and his respect for tradition was legendary. As related to holiday cuisine, he had two hard and fast rules which I honor to this day. One, we were never allowed to enjoy watermelon prior to “Juneteenth” (June 19th) aka Emancipation Day, the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
Well here we are on January 7th, 2013 and it is hard to believe that another year has started. I did not see any snow, but I heard that parts of Round Mountain, TX saw some. Not much to their account, but at least they saw some snow. We felt the cold weather and staying warm was our main objective around here.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
*****Student council members at the high school go to the Johnson City Christian Food Pantry every month to help carry out bags and boxes of food to recipients. But would they remember their commitment January 2nd? It was during the winter break, when routines are disrupted, and it was freezing (literally) in the unheated county barn.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service in Blanco County will sponsor a Private Applicator License training and testing program on Tuesday January 29th in Johnson City. The program will be held at the Hoppe Room, Courthouse Annex, beginning at 8:00am. The training portion will conclude at 12:00 noon. Lunch will be on your own, and we will resume at 1:00pm with the testing.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
Texas Wildlife Association has teamed with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to host a series of webinars covering a wide array of wildlife and land management topics. These FREE online webinars are held during the lunch hour (noon – 1 p.m., CST) so that anyone interested may tune in during the work day.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
Training, Service, Learning: a few openings still available for Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association Certification Program – begins with February 5th Orientation Meeting. Find 2013 Application Form and full information at www.tiny.cc/hlmg . Questions: contact Ray Buchanan, Coordinator, 325-379-1455.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
Learn to attract and host purple martins in a free program at the Marble Falls Library, 101 Main St., on January 19th at 10:30 A. M. This is a free Green Thumb program presented by Robert Yantis of the Highland Lakes Master Gardeners.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
Peggy N. Vickers, 91, of Johnson City, Texas passed away Tuesday, Januaray 8, 2013, at West Oaks Health Center in Austin, Texas.A visitation will take place from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Harrell Funeral Home at 4435 Frontier Trail in Austin, TX 78745. A Chapel Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
Winnifred C. Roser, 97, passed away January 1, 2013 in Johnson City. She was born in Johnson City July 19, 1915 to Nugent Cox and Emma Bruckner Cox. Winnifred was preceded in death by her husband Robert Charles “R.C.” Roser, Sr.; her brothers, Elmo and Feldmon Cox, and her sister, Meribell Miller.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013 • Photos
Johnny Brooks Casparis passed away on January 1, 2013 in Austin, Texas at the incredible age of 104 ½! At a very early age, he was baptized into the Methodist Church in Johnson City, Texas. He attended Johnson City High School and graduated on May 8, 1925. He and President Lyndon Baines Johnson were classmates. In 1924, he and Lyndon comprised the debating team, which represented the Johnson City High School in the Literary Events of the Interscholastic League Meet held that year in Johnson C ...
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
Hill Country Memorial (HCM) was awarded a 2012 Five-Star Hospital/Birthing Center/ Midwife Registration award by the Texas Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics Unit for meeting state criteria registering births. HCM has received the Five Star Award in 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2011. They have also previously won the Exemplary Five Star Award in 2010. HCM was one of only 18 hospitals to receive the honor in 2012. Medical Records Director Bonita Mathisen with Guillermina Balderas, ...
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center is offering a “Weight Management” Good Health School on Thursday, January 24th, from 12 to 1 pm. Our country has studied obesity for decades and we do know how to fix it. The fix requires each individual resolving to change their lifestyle enough to move their weight down.
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Religion
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
The subject of Christian baptism has long been a controversial one and consequently there are many differing viewpoints. Some believe that the sprinkling or pouring of water on a person is baptism. Others believe that babies should be baptized and still others believe that baptism is nothing more than a sign of salvation. Many will say that baptism is not essential for salvation.
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School
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013 • Photos
Nina Goodwin, pictured with Donnie Garrett of Johnson Sewell Ford, is the November Perfect Attendance Winner for Johnson City ISD. Nina is an English Teacher and has been with the district for 25 years.
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Sports
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
JV wins a close tough battle against Blanco 25-22. Leading the team was Lydia Yachimski with 18 points. The team played very well on defense and transition. Baliegh Scott had good ball control and we got the shots we needed to win the game. Varsity suffered a tough loss to Blanco 56-22.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013 • Photos
The LBJ Eagle boys basketball team played San Saba on Friday, January 4 in their last non district game of the season. The game was close throughout with the Armadillos holding a slight 21-19 lead at halftime. San Saba held onto that lead going into the 4th period at 36-32 and came away with a 51-43 win. Chase Klaerner was high scorer for the Eagles with 18 points followed by Jade Cones with 14 points.