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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Spring 2015 semester catalog now available with non-credit classes for learners age 50+ Lifelong learners over the age of 50 living in the Hill Country now have access to a variety of non-credit courses, events, and activities, thanks to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offered through Texas Tech University (TTU). Steps to bring OLLI at TTU into the Hill Country–Fredericksburg, Marble Falls, and Junction–began in the summer of 2014.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
It’s almost time for the Annual “Souper” Supper Smack Down – and you want to be sure to mark your calendar so you won’t miss it! Where else can you try about twenty different soups, vote for your favorite, listen to some great jazz music, and have a chance to win some hand-dipped chocolates?
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Virginia Walker, the Llano Woman's Culture Club's own "tea expert" presented the program "The World in a Tea Cup" at the January meeting, appropriately since January is "Hot Tea Month." She told the club that tea is the second most popular beverage in the world next to water and shared details about the customs of drinking tea in other countries. Guests at the meeting were Judy Miller, Diane Thompson, Lynda Boss, Gayle Beckman and Marnie Powell. The January hostesses Barbara Heldridge, Gail J ...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015 • Photos
The Llano Meats Team recently competed at the Western National 4-H Roundup in Denver, Colorado bringing home the title of Champion Team. The contest was held at the JBS and Pilgrim’s Pride Headquarters in Greeley, Colorado. Team members include Julianna Ball, Kathryn Cunningham, David Forrister, and David Meier. Individually, Kathryn was 1st high individual, Julianna was 3rd high individual, David F.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015 • Photos
On Friday, January 23, in the Llano High School Gymnasium, the Llano Yellow Jackets played host to the Lampasas Badgers in the opening of district play. While this was the objective of the evening, another story was playing out on the court with no fanfare, no announcements and well, just the way he would want it to be happening. Long time Llano Yellow Jacket sports broadcaster, Art Dlugach, was preparing to share his eight-hundredth radio program with Yellow Jacket fans across the radio airwa ...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Llano’s lead dwindled more than socks in a dryer, but the Jackets finally repelled a furious Brady rally to down the Bulldogs, 53-47, January 9. “We got in a hurry,” head coach Aidan Callahan said. “I tried to slow ‘em down.” In a hurry, indeed, after crafting a 38-18 monster message late in the third quarter. Yes, Baylor led Michigan State by almost the same numbers at the same time—41-21—in the Cotton Bowl and lost.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
A hot hand from the line dealt the Llano boys a basketball victory at Lago Vista, January 2, and that success was repeated at home against Brownwood, January 6. The result was a 52-47 decision after being down by five with 4:55 to go. “Overall it was solid,” said head coach Aidan Callahan.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
After a Broadway dinner theater, a Mystery dinner theater and many bags of Costa Rican coffee sold for fundraising, the Llano community now has the chance to hear first hand about the work going on in Costa Rica.  Ray and Lidia Zirkel, full time missionaries in Costa Rica will be here to present all the many facets of their work there.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Recent press releases on the length of life for men in Iceland took many by surprise. Conventional wisdom had touted the value of a warm climate in causing one to live longer. Now, it seems, the facts prove that heading for cooler climbs may be a better idea. The average lifespan of a man in Iceland is currently 81.6 years which is the longest in the world, though the current Icelandic eruptions of smoke and ice may temper the enthusiasm of any who had suddenly been motivated to retire there. ...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
I must confess I do have some old-fashioned biases. I would be the first to admit I’m not up to date on the latest fad or trend. Reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the year before me, I have to take some calculations. To be a well-dressed man today, according to the latest fads and trends I have noticed, I need to throw away my belt and let my trousers drop all the way down to my knees. Let me go on record as saying, never in a million years will that happen. Then there is ...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Statistics indicate that foodborne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000 will die due to a foodborne illness. If under the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) jurisdiction each food establishment is required to have one certified food manager on site.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Adalene Olga Amanda (Tischler) Tomlinson, age 76, of Llano (formerly of Coleman, and Priddy), passed away, Tuesday, January 6, after a lengthy illness. Adalene was born to Monroe W. and Annie (Rackow) Tischler on March 31, 1938 in Hamilton, Texas. She was the eldest of their 10 children. She attended high school in Midland-Odessa area and Winters.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Daisy Belle Speed Becker departed her home on earth, to ascend to heaven to join her heavenly Father and those who have passed before her, on December 30, 2014 in Kingsland, Texas. Daisy was born October 13, 1914 in Clinton, Texas to John and Annie (Palmer) Speed. After graduation from Goliad High School, on June 12, 1933 she married Rufus E.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Edward Michael “Mickey” Long, 72, of Odessa passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 at his home. He was born December 29, 1942 in Orange, California to James and Ruby Long. He retired from OFM Pump, Inc. as a machinist. He is preceded in death by his wife Barbara Nell Kelley Long on July 24, 2014.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
James (Jim) Preston Barton, 84, of Kingsland, Texas passed away January 5, 2015. He was born to Wilson and Alta Marie (Watson) Barton on June 8, 1930 in Shady Grove, Texas. Jim married Billie Jo Box on January 21, 1950 in Burnet, Texas. He loved to garden, hunt, fish, and BBQ. His gift for frying fish cannot be copied and was enjoyed by many.