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Thursday, September 25, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014
When I was in elementary school I enjoyed telling the story about the professor and the flea. The professor was studying the jumping ability of the flea. He set up an elaborate measuring device and then said to the flea, “Jump!” In his log book he wrote, “With all its legs the flea can jump 36 inches.” He pulled one leg off the flea and again gave the command, “Jump!” “With one leg missing,” he wrote, “the flea can jump 32 inches.” The good professor removed a third leg and ...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014
Due to the inclement weather last Saturday night the LBJ National Historic Park decided to postpone the performance of The Eggmen and the screening of “A Hard Day’s Night” At the LBJ Ranch. The new night will be Friday, October 3. At 5:30 pm The Eggmen will perform the first of two 50-minute sets.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 • Posted September 23, 2014
Edward and Mary Weirich as well as granddaughter Savannah Elkins recently returned from a Florida vacation--or was it a Water World vacation? The rain began before they reached Houston and continued off and on until the last couple of days of the trip. The Medieval Times museum in Kissimmee was of special interest because of instruments of torture that had been used to extract confessions and then punish those who admitted to witchcraft and other unchristian activities.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 • Posted September 22, 2014
I recently came across some biographies of some of my pioneer ancestors. They included a story about a Revolutionary War veteran who, in his old age, was driven from his home because of his religious beliefs. There was another soldier ancestor who, as a young unmarried man, took part in the longest infantry march in U.S.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Mary Garrett is out of the hospital and is doing well. Thanks to all for prayers and good wishes. It wasn’t as bad as it could have been. She also is going to have a birthday the last of this month. Remember the food pantry will need your on the 2nd.
Thursday, September 4, 2014 • Updated September 18, 2014 1:50 PM
In the year 1847 it took Brigham Young and his advance party of pioneers 111 days to travel 1,031 miles from Winters Quarters, Nebraska, to the valley of the Great Salt Lake. In that party were 143 men, 3 women and 2 children. In the next two decades prior to the coming of the railroad in 1869, more than 70,000 brave souls would follow that same trail.
Thursday, September 4, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Todd and Sandra Kneese recently took a trip to Grapevine, Texas, where they rode the Grapevine Vintage Train from Grapevine to the Fort Worth Stockyards, during the trip the train was also stopped by mock train robbers to show what it was like in the old days, after they stopped at the stockyards Todd and Sandra enjoyed a barbeque lunch and enjoyed the entertainment such as the longhorn cattle drive, the gunfight, and the going thru the many shops.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Eighteen lovely ladies celebrated the birthdays of three awesome ladies. Lucy Thomas, Jeanne Hardy & Joan Winters were honored for their September birthdays on Tuesday at El Agave. Funny how they all three turned 39!! ***** Josh and Nicole Henderson held a Housewarming BBQ Saturday to show off their new home. Family and friends came from all over Texas.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 • Posted September 16, 2014
Brandon Eller and wife Becky had a baby girl Isla Gail Eller early morning September 3. Joan Marasek is the proud grandmother. Opal Goebel (MeMe) now has 9 great grandchildren. Congratulations Addison, Ava, Becky and Brandon! Dilyn is here! She was born on September 8th weighing 7 lbs 13oz and 21in long!!!
Thursday, July 31, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014
Eighteen well-wishers helped Pat Dildine celebrate her “39th” birthday on Tuesday. They went to Lindig’s Café in Stonewall for good food & visiting. Katelynn & Haylee Williams of Burnet spent a few days with their Great-grandmother, Joy Watson. These girls had fun with “Grandma Joy”! Pecan Street Brewery was the site for another birthday celebration for Pat Dildine.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Posted May 23, 2014
Question: I am 66 and plan to wait for my Social Security until I turn 70 so I can get the highest benefit possible. My wife is 63 and wants to start receiving benefits on my record even though it is less than her own retirement benefit. Can she do this and then apply for her own retirement when she is 70 to receive her maximum benefit? Answer: Unfortunately, she cannot do this.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 • Posted March 7, 2014
I want to keep everybody informed about the Affordable Health Care Marketplace. If you or someone you know still needs help, call Mary Skillman at 1-800-960-5201. Mary represents Blanco County and her help is FREE. Lots of times Mary can help you over the phone and she is more than willing to travel to the Johnson City Library or Blanco Library or perhaps you have a better place to meet her.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 • Posted March 7, 2014
Recipes you will see in this column are recipes that have been tried and loved by many. This recipe came from a former Pastor’s wife, thus given her name. Snowie Teeter’s Italian Spaghetti 2 lbs. ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1 can tomato soup 1 can mushroom soup 1 can Ranch beans 12 oz. spaghetti 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated Brown meat and onion in a skillet.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 • Posted March 7, 2014
Condolences to the Beverly Daniels family on her passing on February 25th. Bill & Beverly lived in Johnson City a few years ago with son Brandon. Fifteen lovely ladies helped three awesome dames celebrate their birthdays last week. Mary Weirich, Dorothy Hair & Jeanette Stanton turned one year younger & wiser on Tuesday, February 18th at Lindig’s Café in Stonewall. On March 11 Learn to knit or crochet at FIBER ARTS at 7:00 pm at the Johnson City Library. Congratulations to Tyson Brussells ...
Thursday, January 23, 2014 • Posted January 28, 2014
My father had turned the driving over to my brother, Dale, and they conversed freely as they motored along on the divided federal highway just outside Mexico City on a lovely Saturday morning. They traveled a beautiful new four-lane freeway with a well-trimmed hedge down the median. All was well until Dale began to negotiate what should have been an easy curve.