Well, I cheered up a little bit last weekend. Sure enough, things got worse. I really thought (for a little while) that I was having a good weekend, but I realized my mistake before I was halfway through it.
I don’t want to bore you with a litany of my miscues, but I do want to apologize for one of the smaller ones. I somehow replaced the “N” in Kaiden Winskey’s last name with an “R.” He was the Student of the Month at the Kingsland Boys and Girls Club, and I wanted to give him some positive publicity. I’m sure the misspelling didn’t help.
For the rest, I’ll just have to ask that you don’t rely on me too much. I haven’t yet forgotten to publish a paper, and there haven’t been any empty pages in the papers I’ve published, but everything else that I could possibly forget, I have (and some things that don’t even seem possible). I’m hoping that you’ll enjoy what DOES get into the paper, and don’t worry too much about the many things that don’t.
I have quite a few items to mention here, so I’ll try to get back on track.
This will be the last weekend for the Western Trappings on the Llano art exhibit at the Llano County Historical Museum in Llano (open 11 to 5 Wednesday through Saturday).
There are several family-friendly Halloween events that desrve mention. Of course, Kingsland will hold its big Halloween Carnival from 4 to 7 p.m. this Saturday (see ad on page 7). Bertram will hold its community event on Vaughan Street next Tuesday (Halloween Night), and Sunrise Beach will hold a community Trunk or Treat event at McNair Park from 6 to 8 p.m., also next Tuesday.
The Highland Lakes United Methodist Church is holding a blanket drive to help those in need. If you would like to donate a new blanket or throw, drop it off at the church (near the intersection of 1431 and 29 in Buchanan Dam) between 9 and 3 Monday through Thursday, before November 15.
There will be a Humanities Texas exhibit called “Lone Star and Eagle: German Immigration to Texas,” at the Llano Library from November 3 until November 22. It will feature reproductions of archival photographs, newspaper headlines, maps, and paintings. In addition to this exhibit, local historian Patty Pfister will have a series of exhibits that display the history of Germans in Llano County. Also, the local Daughters of the Republic of Texas have made arrangements for Kevin Klaus, from the Texas General Land Office, to discuss the contributions made by German immigrants in Texas, and how to find your ancestors through the General Land Office. That free program will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 13.
Packsaddle Fellowship (on Hwy 2900 in Kingsland) is hosting a “Walk Thru the Bible” exhibit from 9 to noon next Saturday (November 4). I’m intrigued, but I really don’t know anything about it. I’ll let you know what I think (IF I remember to go!).
That same Saturday, U-TOO Ministries will be holding a “block party” at their lot on RR 1431 in Kingsland. In addition to the good food, they’ll have a lot of good music there (see ad on page 10) and activities for the kids.
The Falls on the Colorado Museum (FOCM) is joining with the Rotary Club of Marble Falls again this year to honor area Veterans at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, at the museum. The program this year will feature the Bluebonnet Chorale singing a medley of patriotic songs. Marine Staff Sgt. Reckless’ proxy, Dixie, will again attend to pay homage to one of the greatest Marine heroes of the Korean War. The original Sgt. Reckless was a chestnut horse that carried needed ammunition to the Fifth Marines during a five-day battle.
It has been 100 years since the United States entered World War I: the 1917 draft list of Burnet County men will be displayed and FOCM will show the WWI uniform of William Leon Whitman. After he returned from war, Whitman and his wife Grace continued to live in Pleasant Valley. The World War II draft list of Burnet County men also will be on display, along with the World War II uniform of J. H. Frasier, who was a prisoner of the Japanese from 1942 until he was rescued in August of 1945.