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Photo of the Week        It’s been quite a while since I added to my normal 16 pages, but I really felt that this week’s paper deserved a little extra. For one thing, I’d had some extra ads the past two weeks, a mixed blessing which gave me some extra spending money but also left me with less space for the pictures and stories I’d hoped to be able to share. Also, I’ve made so many mistakes these past few weeks that I thought I’d better let everyone know that I still am interested in doing a really good job. And I think that this week I really needed to put together a paper that I’d be proud of.
John Hallowell, Editor       You know what they say about the “best-laid plans.” Even though I got off to a great start, several things came up during the week, and I’m here at the last minute once again, trying to put the finishing touches on another hurry-up job (and just hoping that it won’t look too sloppy when it’s finished). I hope the extra stories and pictures will make up for the inevitable mistakes!
       Because of the way the printing presses work, the only incremental change I can afford is to add four black-and-white pages. Since I have very few black-and-white ads, that means I need seven or eight extra pages worth of editorial content, none of which can be accompanied by color pictures. That gave me the rare opportunity to include two fascinating (to me, at least!) history stories and several press releases about good events in the near future (usually, I just don’t have enough space).
       So the jury’s still out, but all-in-all, I think it’s a positive thing. I hope you’ll agree when you read the finished product.
       I do have a few things that may not get proper coverage elsewhere in this paper, so I’ll mention them here.

       The Herman Brown Free Library’s Fall Expanded Book Sale began on October 1 and will continue through the end of the month. The library is open from 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Books will be displayed on tables, just inside the front door. Prices range from a quarter to a dollar for paperbacks, hardbacks and DVDs.
       The Bluebonnet Chorale, the Highland Lakes Men’s Chorus, and the Hill Country Community Theatre will present a very special “Pay-what-you-can” musical revue, “Reflections and Selections – 32 Years of HCCT Musical Productions,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 13, and Saturday, October 14. The show will feature hit songs from “State Fair,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “The King and I,” “South Pacific,” “Once Upon a Mattress,” “Annie Get Your Gun” and many more great shows.
       Commissioner Mike Sandoval (Llano County Precinct #3) will hold his next Town Hall meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, at the Kingsland Library.
       The Kingsland Chamber of Commerce Monthly Breakfast Club invites Chamber members and interested citizens to a meeting on Wednesday, October 18, at Putnam Funeral Home & Crematory; 145 Texas Avenue, in Kingsland. Doors open 7:45 a.m. Free Breakfast Tacos and Coffee will be provided; the program begins promptly at 8 a.m. and concludes at 9 a.m. Attendees get the chance to “speak a tweet” and get acquainted with Chamber members! This month’s Event Sponsor is Pedernales Electric Cooperative.
       The Kingsland Chamber is also sponsoring its big Fall Social at the Vineyard B&B at Lost Creek Ranch, on RR 2233 near Sunrise Beach. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19; John Arthur Martinez will provide live entertainment.
       The Multi-County (Burnet & Lampasas) Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is offering a professional food manager certification training course. This program will be offered for $125.00 on October 26 & 27, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on both days, at the Burnet County AgriLife Extension Office, located at 607 North Vandeveer Street, Suite 100, Burnet, Texas. Cost includes training, materials, and a national food manager certification examination. The food manager’s certification will be valid anywhere in the state of Texas for five years. Participants are asked to contact the Burnet or Lampasas County Extension Office by October 20, 2017 to make reservations. Fees can be paid by check or cash on the first day of the training.

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