*****If anyone is interested in training to be a volunteer to teach elementary school students about YelloDyno, a program in school districts to “teach your children to recognize deceptive behavior of Tricky People who mean them harm”, please contact Wendy Smith 210-842-1555 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This project is supported in Blanco County by the Blanco County Child Protection and Family Advocacy Board.*****Have you bought your Lady Bird stamps yet?*****M Style is sponsoring “Santa’s Helper Toy & Coat Drive” to benefit children of Blanco County. Please deliver unwrapped toys or new and gently used coats to M Style at 302 E. Main in Johnson City through December 20th. Serving children of all ages. Contact Morgan Moreland at 830-868-7600 with questions.*****The Johnson City Library held a Fourth Anniversary and Holiday Celebration on December 8 at 501 N Nugent Avenue. Patrons & supporters visited your library which is a remarkable community resource. Holiday music was played by Hill Country Community Band. Guests enjoyed hourly door prizes. There were activities for the children. There was abundant food and fun! Flint Knapping Demonstration was presented. All festivities were enhanced by the presence of a Fire Truck from the Johnson City Volunteer Fire Department (JCVFD).*****Still time to see Santa! Santa will be at the Memorial Park on Saturday, December 22 6-9 PM. Jingle bells!!!! Jingle bells!!!! *****Just wanted to let everyone know that if you need to get a hold of Christmas Joy, LeAndy Pletcher or LuCydne Lynn are the ones that are the people to go to... Christmas Joy, PO Box 1330, Johnson City TX 78636*****Glory Girls held their Christmas party at the home of Rosie Danz on Tuesday, December 4th. Twenty one awesome ladies enjoyed finger foods, fun & fellowship. The Chinese Christmas Gift exchange was pretty rowdy & some ladies had to be escorted to their cars for fear of retaliation! Just kidding! It was all in fun! *****St. Michael’s Episcopal Church of Blanco is having an Advent Service of Lessons and Carols on Tuesday, December 18th at 7:00 PM. The service will last about an hour and will be followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. If you enjoy the special music of the season, this will be a good opportunity for you. Elizabeth Hodges, Joan White and Susan Marshall will present music accompanied by mandolin, guitar and Celtic harp.*****Did you see the funeral procession for Captain Randy Trinkle of Austin/Travis County EMS and Fredericksburg EMS on Thursday? Austin-Travis County EMS staff along with other local and Central Texas public safety colleagues left Austin in a procession at 10am Thursday morning from Austin via 290 West in route to Fredericksburg to attend the services for Captain Randy Trinkle of Austin/Travis County EMS who was killed on Saturday on his way home to Fredericksburg.*****Trivia question for long time residents – Who made & bottled the LBJ BBQ Sauce in 1965? It was copyrighted by L. B. J. Products, PO Box 259, Johnson City. Who & where was that?*****Pearl Hedlund, Joy Watson, & Pat Dildine attended the play A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol on Friday evening in Marble Falls. As long as the cough drops held out, Joy & Pat did fine. They also enjoyed dinner at China Kitchen.*****A group from First Baptist Church travelled to Fredericksburg to enjoy the Christmas production at the Rockbox Theater on Saturday, December 8th. They had dinner afterwards in Fredericksburg.*****Congratulations to Taylor Summy who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin on Saturday. Way to go, Taylor!*****The District 10 4-H Food Challenge was held at Texas State University on Saturday with several Blanco County students participating. *****Get well wishes to Don Farmer, Laura Farmer’s dad, who was run over by a Freightliner as he was working on it! You will have to get updates from Laura or the Dentons.*****Johnson City High School held a production of”The Grinch” on Monday, December 10th. Good job, student actors!*****You might be a Johnson City native if you can remember when Lenn Crider & the Line Riders played Country Western music at Ed’s 281 Club!*****Happy Birthday wishes to: December 14th – Charles Koch, Brooke Renfro, Donna McKennis & Jerry Sultemeier; December 15th - Janie Moreland, Orval Knight, Carryl Henson, LaVonda Renfro & Mark Butler; December 16th – Camilla Wenmohs, Grey Grote, Dan Holland & Kristine Urbanovsky; December 17th – Kaci Gumbert & Butch Phillips; December 18th – Jim Odiorne, Colleen Mace, Melissa Bucholz, Brittni Young, Jane Phillips, George Barnette & Fabian Weirich; and on December 20th – James Wittkohl.*****Anniversary congratulations to Chad & Kristalle Erwin on December 15th.*****Tip for the week: Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can’t reach a phone. My aunt has suggested to my uncle that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn’t hear him. He can activate the car alarm and then she’ll know there’s a problem.*****I’ll see you again when there’s more news! Speaking of news, if you have some, email it to email@example.com.