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Volume 108 — Number 25

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Lometa ISD hires new head coach

WEATHER Date High Low Rain March 21 75 50 March 22 70 46 March 23 75 46 March 24 54 37 2013 rainfall to date: 4.90 inches. Same date last year: 9.08 inches. Normal through this date: 6.31 inches. Data from Lampasas Municipal Airport through National Weather Service.

BRIEFLY Easter fest The Lampasas Boys & Girls Club’s Community Easter Fest is Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden at Campbell Park. An Easter egg hunt begins at 5:30 p.m. There also will be face painting, games, crafts, photos with the Easter bunny, and bounce houses.

Library event The second annual Read and Wine to benefit Lampasas Public Library is Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the library. There will be live music, wine, hors d’oeuvres and readings. Tickets are on sale at the library, and each ticket includes six wine tastings. Entertainment will be provided by the Lampasas High School Speech Club and Lampasas Music Company.

Bake sale

By NICK FORRESTER Staff Writer Lometa has named James Richards as its new football coach. The hiring was made official at last week’s Lometa Independent School District board meeting. Richards is an assistant coach at Rankin, just outside of Midland. “I’m really excited,” Richards said about coming to Lometa. “I feel like there’s a lot of great people there to go build a strong program with the young men.” Lometa Superintendent David Rice said Richards was the best match for the school because of his high educational and moral standards. “He’s just a family-oriented type of guy, and we think he’ll blend right in with our school setting,” Rice said. Richards will look to turn around a Hornet football team that struggled last season to a 4-6 (0-4 district) record. In order to do that, the new coach said when he arrives in Lometa PHOTO BY NICK FORRESTER he will begin to build the program by having the athletes spend a lot of Lampasas junior Bailey Hilgenberg (left) celebrates with coach Tracy Brantley after the Lady Badgers time in the weight room. “That builds confidence and defeated Waco Robinson 4-2 on Friday to clinch the district championship. For a complete story and adprevents injuries right there,” the new ditional photos, please see Sports, page 8. coach said. “Then we just need to get the kids to believe in what they do.

District champions

First-quarter sales taxes strong for most area cities By GAIL LOWE Staff Writer

Lometa American Legion Post 116 Ladies Auxiliary will hold a bake sale to raise funds to send Lometa girls to Girls’ State. The sale is Friday from 8 a.m. to noon in front of Myrick Taxidermy, south of the traffic light. Sugar-free baked goods will be available.

Congressman District 25 U.S. Representative Roger Williams will meet with constituents April 4 from 1:302:30 p.m. at Nocked & Loaded, 306 E. Second St. Williams will discuss his stance on gun rights.

Relay for Life Lampasas County Relay for Life 2013 is May 3 from 6 p.m. until May 4 at 6 a.m. at the Lampasas Middle School track. The public is invited to take part as an survivor, a team member or as an observer. To register or for more information, contact Charlene Spencer, event chair, at (254) 216-0493 or Information also is available at



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After a strong economic start to the year in which the city of Lampasas posted sales tax gains of 12 percent and 10 percent for January and February, March statistics reflected a bit of a slide. This month’s sales tax payment showed a dip of 1 percent for Lampasas, as its check for $97,261 fell $750 short of the payment for March 2012. Cumulative sales taxes for the first quarter of 2013, however, remain strong at $355,168 – up 8 percent over the comparable period last year. March allocations to local cities are based on sales made in January and reported in February to the state comptroller’s office. “Sales tax revenues continue

to grow, but at a more moderate pace compared to recent months,” Comptroller Susan Combs said in commenting on the recent returns for Texas cities. “The latest increase was led by receipts from the construction and restaurant sectors.” Kempner continued its rebound after disappointing sales tax numbers in 2012. It recorded a 32 percent gain in March to go along with the 73 percent increase the city had in February. With a $8,947 rebate this period, the three-month sales tax total for Kempner stands at $35,608, for a 31 percent annual gain thus far. In Lometa, the March payment of $4,102 translated to a 10 percent increase over the comparable month in 2012. Its year-to-date collections total $13,645 – just $35 or 0.2 percent less than its previous-year total for

the first quarter. Lampasas County saw its sales tax allocation rise 2 percent for the month and 11 percent for the year with a March rebate of $43,365. The half-percent county tax levied on sales now amounts to $159,162 for 2013. The only cities in the surrounding counties to post a sales tax decline this period were Goldthwaite – down 4 percent – and San Saba – down 10 percent. They also are the only area entities to show decreased revenues for the year. At $79,999 through the first quarter, Goldthwaite trails its 2012 collections by 4 percent; San Saba is running 8 percent behind with a 2013 total of $95,270. The city of Burnet recorded its best percentage gain since October Please see MOST, page 12

James Richards But I believe every strong program begins with time in the weight room.” In addition to his tenure at Rankin High School, Richards was the head coach at Amherst from 20082010, and an assistant coach at Motley County. In his coaching career thus far, he has been to the quarterfinals, the semifinals and the state championship game in six-man Please see NEW, page 12


March Payments to Area Cities up 22% Burnet $139,938 up 8% Copperas Cove $291,880 up 4% Evant $1,847 up 3% Gatesville $114,102 down 4% Goldthwaite $22,687 up 7% Hamilton $36,840 up 32% Kempner $8,947 down 1% Lampasas $97,261 up 10% Lometa $4,102 up 4% Marble Falls $446,003 down 10% San Saba $26,029 GRAPHIC BY MISTY THEBEAU

For the second consecutive month, Kempner recorded the highest percentage gain in sales tax revenues at 32 percent. Most area cities continue to show growth over 2012 sales tax collections through the first quarter of the year.

Lometa’s Diamondback Jubilee Saturday is deadline to kick off with rodeo action to submit histories Lometa residents are gearing up Featured performer for the for their 43rd annual celebration this Diamondback Jubilee will be Steve Jubilee queen weekend when thousands of visitors candidate photos, pg. 3 Mitchell, “America’s Singing Cowboy” will make their way to Lometa Regional from Branson, Mo., and the Gene Park for several days of festivities. Autry Museum. The Diamondback Jubilee that has become a mainstay Other entertainment includes the Pausitive Band, and in the community was begun by a group of area residents the Family Band from Goldthwaite, who sought to reduce the rattlesnake population in Branden Benningfield & The Guadalupe Pirates will Lampasas County. Festival organizers included Clyde play for the dance Friday night. Glimp, Bo Brown, William H. Wittenburg, Robert Snake hunters will earn prizes and bounty for all rattlers Butler, Bunt Dean and J.B. Jennings. caught in Lampasas County and the Lometa school The jubilee is staged each year by the Lometa Lions Club. district area. Each hunter will be paid for snakes by the Rodeo events will be featured Friday at the park arena. show committee only. No outside sales are allowed. Other events include snake-handing demonstrations, Prizes and bounty will be paid Saturday at 4 p.m. arts and crafts booths, food booths, music, demonstrations Information is available from Lowell Ivey at 752-5386. by Fort Hood military personnel, an antique car exhibit, An open jackpot rodeo will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday a chili cook-off, a state-sanctioned barbecue cook-off with contractor Tommy Green. and more. Rodeo events include steer saddling, bareback bronc, In addition, the carnival will operate Thursday through ranch bronc riding, tie-down calf roping and ladies’ Saturday. Family nights are Thursday and Friday from breakaway roping. 6-10 p.m., when the carnival will offer unlimited rides Admission is $6 for adults, and free for active-duty Please see JUBILEE, page 12 for one price.



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The deadline for submissions of histories for inclusion in volume II of “Lampasas County: Its History and Its People” is Saturday. Around 400 stories already have been turned in, according to book committee chairman Lenora Isenhour. Lampasas County Historical Commission members plan to send postcards in late summer or early fall to those who submitted a history asking them to review their information before it goes to the printer. Computers will be set up to enable commission members to print stories for participants’ review to see if the edits are good, commission chairman Janie Potts said. Several days remain before the


deadline, and Mrs. Potts and Mrs. Isenhour are encouraging residents to quickly finish their stories and get them in. Stories may be sent to the Lampasas County Historical Commission, P.O. Box 528, Lampasas, TX 76550, submitted to the county judge’s office, or e-mailed to lampasascountyhistorical@ The pre-publication price for the county history book is $50, and it will remain the same until midsummer. After that, the new volume will cost $75. Add $6 to each order to have a book shipped. For more information, contact Mrs. Isenhour at (254) 547-0356, or LCHC member Jim Anderson at 556-2268.


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Lampasas Dispatch Record

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Guilty as charged


Female soldiers with the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood participated in the firt Moms in Combat Boots training at Tyson's Corner Retreat and Wellness Center in Lampasas.

Tyson's Corner hosts female soldiers By SGT. CHRISTOPHER A. CALVERT Public Affairs Officer 1st ACB, 1st Cavalry Division During March, the nation celebrates Women's History Month by honoring the contributions of females. while also recognizing the adversity they have overcome. For female soldiers in the 1st Cavalry Division, special recognition was given to mothers in combat boots, whose sacrifices are often overlooked. More than 30 female soldiers from Fort Hood attended the first Moms in Combat Boots training at Tyson's Corner Retreat and Wellness Center in Lampasas March 8. Training focused on troops who have children and at least two prior deployments. During the training soldiers interacted with and observed several horses on the ranch, while learning skills to address child-parent attachments, guilt, and shame resilience, to better help them face the challenges of mothering while in the military. "This small-group teaching will help soldiers deal with the trauma of having to leave their children during a deployment," said Sgt. Jessica Covello, chaplain assistant with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division and San Antonio native. "Today is an open forum and dialogue for mothers to learn and exchange coping mechanisms," she said. The goal was for female soldiers to self-assess their current situation through activities designed to reflect real-life issues, as well as discover those that are more effective for healthy living, Ms. Covello said. "We chose this group of soldiers because they're often overlooked," Ms. Covello said. "We wanted to get away from the normal, standard PowerPoint training, and do something different and fresh. This interactive training will assist by helping these mothers identify with each other in a smallgroup setting to help remove their feelings of isolation and fear." Since the center's beginning more than a decade ago, it has helped soldiers and civilians learn to develop strengthening skills, said Joanna Tyson, owner of the center. "My father, Gene Tyson, a retired Army chaplain, opened the doors 12 years ago for soldiers. Since my father passed in December, it's been difficult for me," she said. "However, I continue to serve my father's family of 20 years." Ms. Tyson said the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps brings her joy, hope and comfort. "I'm very excited to carry on my father's vision of serving our soldiers, as well as the members of our community. "I pitched the idea to III Corps, and they were awarded a special grant from the Chief of Chaplains Office to hold this training," Ms. Tyson said. "This is the first training geared toward female soldiers with children and who have had multiple deployments that I have ever heard of. I hope the success of this event allows it to reoccur, as I feel it's very important." Spc. Sarah Cox -- an automated logistical specialist with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st ACB and Corona, Calif., native -- attended the workshop. She said even though she's getting out of the Army soon, she will still take away many of the lessons she learned during the training. "It was nice to hear how other moms in the military deal with having kids," said Ms. Cox, a mother of two. "Learning different ways to deal with stress was great, and it was Thank you for reading the Lampasas Dispatch Record!

Joanna Tyson, owner of Tyson's Retreat and Wellness Center, is awarded a coin by Major Chaplain Muhammad Shabazz during the first Moms in Combat Boots retreat in Lampasas.

From left, Sgt. Corraine Harris, Sgt. Crystal Rose and Staff Sgt. Phyllis Magee interact with several horses at Tyson's Corner. nice to get new ideas about how to definitely recommend this for any explain to children that mommy is mother who puts on combat boots leaving for a deployment. I would for a living."

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My daughter-in-law, Courtney, had strep throat, and she was running a fever. She just didn’t feel well, so she stayed home from work a couple of days. She needed her rest, and she clearly was contagious, so my son, Zach, and Courtney decided it was best to take their toddler Myles to daycare. On the first day, Myles accepted his fate pretty well. He even walked into daycare on his own and barely made a sound when Zach left him there. While I was quick to celebrate the fact that Myles had a good drop-off after several weeks of bad drop-offs at his new daycare, Zach reminded me it was only one day. And boy, was he right. It seems the second day of Courtney’s illness made Myles an unhappy boy. It started when he wanted to cuddle with Mama in the middle of the night, and she had fever and was afraid to get too close to the 19-month-old who seems to catch just about anything from anyone who is sick. And it went downhill from there. When his Mama was too sick to snuggle him and worried he might get sick, Myles wasn’t having any of that. He let his displeasure be known – loudly. When he finally did fall asleep, only to be awakened to get ready for daycare, he wasn’t a happy camper. Myles didn’t want to put his clothes on. I remember when he was younger how strong he was when he fought me about getting dressed after his bath. He was slippery, but Myles was just having fun at Grandma’s expense then. But this morning, he was serious. And it can be hard to stuff stiff legs into a pair of pants, let alone put socks and shoes on a moving target. In an attempt to calm Myles down, Courtney gave the little guy a cracker

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Lisa Carnley – which the dog quickly snatched from his hand. That got Myles’ dander up even more, and he became inconsolable. And I imagine, by then, his Mama was, too. As Zach struggled to get Myles to the car without waking the entire neighborhood, all Myles wanted was his Mama, and he let his displeasure be known – loudly. Obviously, Courtney and Zach were upset. It upset me just hearing about it. I know it was a rough start to everyone’s day. But I quickly assured them (note: not reassured) that this was the first of many such situations. And I don’t mean Myles’ crying. I am talking about the parental guilt. I told Zach that as an experienced parent, guilt isn’t something to be taken lightly, but you have to pick which situations actually warrant it. And I promised him it doesn’t get any easier. From kids going off to sleepovers to leaving for college, there always will be someone leaving someone else behind. It is a fact of life, just not a pleasant

one. When my elder son, Jason, left for college, I had a gaping hole in my home and in my heart. I couldn’t imagine what I would do without him there every day. But then I still had Zach at home. As a parent, though, you know they don’t stay with you forever (well, most don’t), and soon it was Zach’s time to head to college. Again I experienced that lonely feeling. I had that terrible empty-nest syndrome, and it took a long time to get over it. But I did. My point is that children always leave – but only physically. They are always on your mind.You will always think about them, wonder what you should have done differently, and there will always be some guilt. A parent’s job is never done. From early morning to when I close my eyes at night, my boys are never far from my mind. I always think of them. That’s what a parent does. And that is what you will do, too. Down the road, you will forget how they cried when you hauled them to daycare, and you will not remember leaving them where the dog was able to get their cracker from their hand. That guilt will be replaced with more guilt that maybe you didn’t give them enough help when they were in college, or you didn’t assist more when they got their first apartment. Believe me, you will always feel guilty. That is what a parent does. That doesn’t mean you aren’t a good parent, though, or that you didn’t do your best. Guilt can be a heavy burden, but I told Zach it just means he is doing his job right. I think I did. And I am confident he is as well. Lisa Carnley is managing editor of the Lampasas Dispatch Record.

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Four girls vying for Diamondback Jubilee queen Miss Cora of the Courthouse Four girls are vying for honors in the Lometa Diamondback Jubilee's Miss Diamondback Rodeo Queen Contest. The winner will receive a $500 scholarship, and the runner-up will get a $100 gift card. Girls will be judged on horsemanship, rodeo ticket sales and interview. Contestants follow. Mikayla Lozano -- The daughter of Michelle Cook and Sammy Bocanegra, Mikayla is an eighth-grade Lampasas Middle School student. She enjoys barrel racing, horse training, swimming, and raising boer goats for breeding and show. Mikyala is on the A-B Honor Roll, and excels in solo and ensemble band contests. She is a member of the Lampasas Riding Club and Lampasas 4-H Club. She plans to attend college amd become an equine veterinarian. Mykah McKinnerney -- A 14-yearold San Saba High School freshman, Mykah is the daughter of Mike and Jennifer McKinnerney of Richland Springs. She is active in the family farming and ranching operation, and enjoys hunting, raising sheep and goats, and showing at a variety of stock shows. Mykah is a member of the FFA, and has participated in rodeos for the past six years. She is a member of the Richland Springs Playday Association. She is an A-B Honor Roll student, was a student trainer in football, and lettered in powerlifting and softball. She is a youth leader at Shiloh Bible Church.

Sierra Rash -- The daughter of Jeff and Tracy Rash, Sierra is a junior at Lampasas High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society and FFA. Sierra enjoys roping and goat-tying, playing basketball and soccer, and being around horses. She was the Riata Roundup Rodeo Queen in 2011. Sierra is a graduate of the Texas Horseshoeing School. She was in the National High School Rodeo Association and is a member of the Central Texas Youth Rodeo Association. She plans to enroll in Tarleton State University's pre-veterinarian program before transferring to Texas A&M for a degree in veterinary medicine. McKenzee Thornton -- A Lampasas High School sophomore, she is the daughter of Warren and Teresa Thornton, and Angela and Steve Stamness. McKenzee enjoys riding horses, taking care of her animals, and playing tennis. She is on the A-B Honor Roll, and earned Outstanding Citizenship Awards in 2010 and 2011. She is a member of the FFA Farm Skills Team and received the FFA Greenhand Award. McKenzee also is a member of the horse judging team. She was Riata Roundup Rodeo Queen in 2012. McKenzee plans to have a career working with animals.

Dear Miss Cora, I am in a dilemma. I need to buy two volumes of the new county history book, and I don’t know anyone to contact but you. What is the procedure for buying a book at the pre-publication price? Thanks for being available. Signed, Ready To Make a Purchase

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Mykah McKinnerney

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Dear Ready, I am always happy when someone needs me. Buying a copy of volume II of "Lampasas County, Its History and Its People" at the pre-publication price is a smart idea. The pre-publication price is $50, and in mid-summer, the price will increase to $75 after the material has been sent to the publisher. Add $6 to have the book shipped To order a book, clip the order form below, fill it out, and mail it with your check to: Miss Cora, P.O. Box 528, Lampasas, Texas 76550, or send your name, address, telephone number

and the number of volumes you are ordering along a check to the same address. Also, you may call 752-3544 or 556-2268 to place an order. I hope this helps you out. Miss Cora Remember, you can turn those finished stories in until Saturday at the Lampasas County judge's office in the courthouse, by e-mail or by mailing them to the address below. *** Miss Cora may be reached at P.O. Box 528, Lampasas, TX 76550.

Cancer support group to meet The Lampasas Cancer Support Group will meet today at 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church's old fellowship hall, on the west side of the sanctuary building, 2 Alexander Lane. Bobbye Behlau will facilitate a

discussion of chapter 10, "Triumph Over Trouble," in "When Your World Falls Apart: Seeing Past the Pain of the Present," by David Jeremiah. The group's purpose is to support cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and their families.

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From left, Kimberly Henion, Key Club Division 23 lieutenant governor; Emily Jones, Lampasas High School Key Club president; Katlynn Hankins, LHS Key Club treasurer; and Dr. Kevin Bott, Hanna Springs Elementary School Principal, look over plans for the first annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo Saturday.

LHS Key Club, police plan Bicycle Safety Day The Lampasas High School Key Club and Lampasas Police Department will sponsor a Bicycle Safety Rodeo at Hanna Springs Elementary School Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The free event is open to children ages 5 to 11 who want to learn about bicycle safety in a fun way. Children who bring their bicycles and helmets will attend a short safety

lesson presented by Police Department personnel, and then they will have an opportunity to ride their bikes through a short obstacle course. A “Bicycle Safety License” will be presented by McGruff, the Crime Dog. Safety lessons will be conducted each hour beginning at 9 a.m., and the obstacle course will follow the lesson.

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Jackson is a 2-year-old male lab mix who needs a home. He is 70 pounds of puppy love. He is people-oriented, and loves to play. We are not sure how he is with other dogs. Find Jackson and other pets that need homes at Donations, memorials and honorariums can be made to Friends of Lampasas Animal Shelter and sent to P.O. Box 41, Lampasas,TX 76550. Phone 556-3118 for information. Brick pavers are available to support the shelter. Cost is $50 each. Phone Mary Black Davis, or Carol Wright at 556-5559 to place


an order. The Lampasas Animal Shelter is in need of puppy food, dog food, fans, bleach, cat food, cages (for dogs and cats), pet toys, pet beds and paper towels.

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College rep to visit with students at LCHEC The Lampasas County Higher Education Center is expecting visits from Viviana Vera, allied health coordinator for National American University. Ms. Vera will be available to meet with Lampasas residents interested in a career in healthcare. She will offer input on the health-care industry, advice on academic programs, and information on how students can get started. She will be available April 2 at 3 p.m. and April 9 at 5:30 p.m., in conjunction with healthcare courses in session at LCHEC. LCHEC recently became partners with NAU-Georgetown, which offers online and campus classes leading to diplomas or degrees in healthcare, business, criminal justice, accounting and IT. Students may sign up for one-on-one 

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Words from George Washington and the Washington Monument George Washington was a Christian, a man of character, courage, and conviction who demonstrated a reliance on God. His trust in Jesus is literally written in stone on the back of his tomb as recorded in John 11: “I am the Resurrection and the Life; sayeth the Lord. He that believeth in Me, though he were dead yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.” The Washington Monument in Washington, D. C. has the following engraved on a metal cap on top of the monument: “Praise be to God.” Inside the monument the follow-

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ing words can be seen: “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not; for such is the kingdom of God.” Luke 18:16 “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 “Search the Scriptures.” John 5:39; Acts 17:11 “Holiness to the Lord.” Exodus 28:36; 39:30; Zechariah 14:20 “In God we trust: God and our native land. May Heaven to this union continue its beneficence.”

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David Limbaugh

CSCOPE designed to provide guidance

Radical appointees fill our institutions

No matter what progress Republicans may make in electoral politics over the coming years, it will be difficult to roll back the steady march of liberalism that has taken place inside our cultural, bureaucratic and legal institutions -- from academia to regulatory agencies to the Department of Justice -- but we have to try. A good place to start would be to oppose Obama’s radical appointees, the latest being his appointment for secretary of labor, Thomas Perez. Radical liberals are characteristically activists, strategists and organizers. Their plan to infiltrate and dominate academia was hardly spontaneous, and its effects have hardly been sporadic. Peruse any university course catalog and notice the kinds of political tripe that pass for core studies. The same phenomenon occurs throughout the nation’s regulatory bureaucracies. Liberals have managed to place so many ideologically charged people inside powerful administrative agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, that these institutions tend to be radicalized from the bottom up. The radicals pursue their radical agenda no matter how out of phase it is with the will of the majority of Americans -- as if the majority even has a clue or has time to apprise itself as to the kinds of things going on. But it’s not just that we have a disproportionate number of leftists populating our institutions and agencies. This imbalance wouldn’t matter so much if their every action weren’t driven by ideology and if they played by the rules. But they often see their calling as being not so much to perform their assigned tasks as it is to use their positions to effect radical societal changes. They don’t have the same reverence for the Constitution and the rule of law as conservatives. They view things through an ideological prism and act in deference to their ideology and their political ends more than their conservative counterparts. They see themselves as activist agents for change, as crusaders with the lofty goal of advancing an agenda so morally superior that they don’t think twice about bending and twisting rules and selectively interpreting laws and regulations to serve their agenda. These radicals will continue to pursue their mischief irrespective of the political appointees overseeing their operations, but let’s not fool ourselves; the appointees do matter -- some do more than others -- and can make a difference over the long haul. Justice Department and Labor Department appointees are two glaring examples. Department and division heads set policy and set the tone. Through their radical prism, leftist Justice Department honchos are often blinded to such legitimately noble principles as equal protection of the laws. To them, equal protection doesn’t mean equal protection for everyone; it means avenging past wrongs on behalf of historically aggrieved minorities (real and perceived) and not just according those groups preferential treatment but affirmatively discriminating against others -- e.g., whites -- who they believe are not entitled to equal protection. In his handling of the voter intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party alone, Attorney General Eric Holder proved that he believes civil rights laws do not exist for the protection of whites from infringement by other groups. Neither he nor his important lieutenants believe in enforcing voting laws in a race-neutral manner, equal protection be damned. Former members of the Justice Department’s civil rights division have attested to that fact. Columnist Quin Hillyer reports that though Thomas Perez wasn’t working in this division when the original decision was made to dismiss the case against the New Black Panthers, “his direct involvement in, and handson management of, what amounted to a cover-up of the decision’s origins should alone be disqualifying for any Cabinet post.” Do you think the American public, even rank-and-file Democrats, would approve of significant divisions of the Justice Department and Labor Department being turned over to radicals like Perez, who believes in using his position to install 113 fellow radicals in career positions at the civil rights division, to impose racial quotas when the law doesn’t permit it, to oppose voter ID laws on spurious, manufactured racial grounds, and to harass states such as Arizona merely for trying to assist the federal government in enforcing laws this administration refuses to enforce? We have to do a better job of exposing radicals and preventing them from overthrowing our constitutional guarantees from inside our government. Sean Hannity, Quin Hillyer, Michelle Malkin and others have stepped up to the plate to expose the radicalism of Perez and other Obama appointees who are dismantling our institutions brick by brick. Others of us need to do a better job in this regard. When a president appoints radicals who disrespect the Constitution and rule of law and believe they can be manipulated at will to serve their political ends, he forfeits any traditional deference to which his appointments might otherwise be entitled. Perez must be opposed.

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Reform time in America The Democrats have to be bent over in derisive laughter as the national Republican Party flagellates itself for irrelevance, backwardness and plain old stupidity. (Ow! Ow! Hee, hee, haw, haw!) The party’s Growth and Opportunity Project, in a report founded on extensive post-mortem interviews, consultations and focus group probing, says the party’s image is that of a “scary,” “narrow-minded” bunch, run by “stuffy old men.” Accordingly, Republicans must “change course, modernize the party and learn once again how to appeal to more people, including those who share some but not all of our conservative principles.” That’s at the national level. At the state level, what with Republican governors and lawmakers flexing muscle, reveling in new ideas and acts of leadership, GOP prospects brighten. Those national guys, nonetheless, get the hook or else a new mode of operation. The report, presented last week by GOP national chairman Reince Priebus, is damp with tears of mourning but alight with ideas -- e.g., embrace immigration reform, become “welcoming and inclusive” -- that could propel intra-party feuds for the next decade. A doddering analyst who cast his first presidential vote for Barry Goldwater believes he has seen this tent show before: hair-pulling, breast-beating and all. His thoughts flee to Heraclitus. Dead these two millennia and more, Heraclitus was a pre-Socratic Greek thinker who was best remembered for his observations on the flux that characterizes human affairs. “The only thing permanent is change,” he said. On it rushes. You can’t step in the same river twice. Deal with it, he likely added on pertinent occasions. The present occasion seems to be one of that kind. The U.S. of 2013 isn’t the U.S. even of a decade ago when George W. Bush reigned in some splendor at the White House. The U.S. of 2023 and 2033 and on and on will look even less like the country we live in now -- ethnically, least of all. What do we do? Can conservative Republicans move forward while keeping conservative principles and American freedoms intact? To such a query I expect a round of boos and jeers. I also expect, in the end, some artful reconfiguring of what it means to be conservative. It might be time to move from ancient Greece to 18th century Britain so as to remake the acquaintance of Edmund Burke, the acknowledged father of modern conservatism.

William Murchison As much as he disliked change for change’s sake, Burke counseled that “We must all obey the great law of change ... the most powerful law of a nature.” “All we can do, and that human wisdom can do,” is to insist on “a gradual course” that accommodates varied interests. “We compensate, we reconcile, we balance.” We do the best we can to smooth down the jagged corners of change, to keep our ideals and institutions intact. An intraparty knockdown, drag-out is likely to commence the process: conservatives of one sort or another beating up on conservatives of another sort. Rand Paul libertarians against Karl Rove “realists,” budget-cutters against economic growth types, each set of characters touting its claim to pre-eminence and respect. Among the likeliest bones of contention: gay marriage, which Hillary Clinton and Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio have endorsed just in the last couple of days. I do not know the means of transforming a historic institution, more religious than secular, from one thing to another thing. Burke would not have approved. Neither, in all conscience, will scores of millions of Americans in the event wish turns politically to reality throughout the nation. The times before us -- all of us, not just Republican conservatives but Americans of all stripes and none at all -- are perilous, as well as consternating. The shape of the old principles grows harder and harder to discern. Say what any of us will about the Growth and Opportunity Project and its objectives -- it invites us to an essential task: figuring out what’s essential in our national life, then figuring out, amid all dangers, how to keep it looking bright. William Murchison, author and commentator, writes from Dallas. His column is distributed by Creators Syndicate.

Lometa mayor takes on vendetta against municipal court judge In regard to this news report from the March 15 edition of your paper, I find Lometa’s Mayor Cynthia Kirby’s action an example of a personal vendetta. Judge David Ivey has worked for the city of Lometa for years as a councilman and other positions. Judge Ivey has no office, works for no pay and is a true representative of the people. I am sure Judge Brister also takes home paperwork to do his job to the best of his ability as well, but no mention of that is in this news report. It is hard to believe that Mayor Kirby is not guilty of ever taking any paperwork of the city of Lometa home at any time as well. Judge Ivey is a true patriot who respects our Constitution and is in office for the right reasons as a representative of the people and not just to raise revenue for the local government. We need more judges like Mr. David Ivey, who is fair and honest in his decisions regarding the laws of our state. Mrs. Kirby needs to concentrate on issues of the city of Lometa such as the terrible roads, stagnant growth of new businesses and the renovation of the deteriorating historic downtown area instead of stirring up nonsense such as she has done here. I am sure most of the people who live in Lometa and know Judge Ivey feel the same way. Robert Fullerton Lometa

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Recently, there was a letter to the editor published in the Lampasas Dispatch Record that was filled was factual errors regarding CSCOPE curriculum. This individual incorrectly represented the way CSCOPE is constructed and implemented in the majority of school districts in the state of Texas (including Lampasas ISD). CSCOPE curriculum was written and developed by classroom teachers in the state of Texas; it was not designed by organizations outside of Texas. It was designed to provide quality guidance and resources for classroom teachers to deliver instruction in the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills). CSCOPE is not a “state curriculum” and is intended to provide local school districts the opportunity to provide a quality aligned curriculum at a reasonable cost, and give more control to local school boards and local school administrators in how curriculum is provided and implemented in their schools. The curriculum structure provided by CSCOPE was previously affordable to only the largest school districts in Texas. CSCOPE has provided school districts of any size (and any economic or demographic makeup) the opportunity to provide instruction at a level that is commensurate with that which is provided in the biggest and best school districts in Texas. The concepts that are taught in Texas classrooms are dictated by state law, and any concepts taught to Texas schoolchildren are necessarily aligned with the TEKS. Teachers in the state of Texas have the flexibility to bring in their own resources and expertise when delivering instruction, but they do not have the flexibility to choose the learning standards, because those standards are uniform across all Texas schools. CSCOPE curriculum is aligned with the TEKS. Any concern that may exist about the content of curriculum which is dictated by the TEKS should be directed to those in government who have been given the authority by voters to change those standards. CSCOPE revises curriculum materials regularly to align to any newly adopted TEKS. CSCOPE is not a textbook; it is a curriculum framework that sequences the learning standards, provides specificity for the types of learning that should be occurring to ensure that students are mastering the TEKS of each course. There is no rigid instructional framework that is implied or intended in CSCOPE. There are exemplar lessons provided that teachers may choose to implement, but many districts (including Lampasas ISD) do not require teachers to utilize exemplar lessons. CSCOPE provides assessments and individual assessment items that are aligned to the TEKS of each course. These assessment resources also are optional. Lampasas ISD uses CSCOPE assessments and individual CSCOPE assessment items in conjunction with locally developed assessments, WebCCat, and STAAR Test-maker assessment resources. Assessment items used in Lampasas ISD (regardless of source) are reviewed locally. The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) has been reviewing and approving adoption of instructional materials (textbooks) for many years. CSCOPE has not been under the direction of the State Board of Education. State control vs. local control is an ongoing battle, but many districts prefer that local school boards, administrators and teachers have greater control over how the standards (TEKS) of their courses are taught to their students. CSCOPE has recently partnered with SBOE to review curriculum materials and assessments to assure that these are well-aligned with the TEKS in all subjects. Traditional textbooks are still used as a resource in most Lampasas ISD classrooms; but, textbooks alone are not intended to be used as stand-alone curriculum. Textbooks are not and have never been sequenced or structured to provide a TEKS- aligned curriculum framework. That framework must exist (in all cases) separately. The style of instruction that is modeled in CSCOPE exemplar lessons is aligned with the TEKS of the courses. The verbiage in the TEKS requires that students participate in learning activities that involve constructivism, exploration, conjecture, proof, reasoning, critical thinking, justification, problem-solving and more. Students are expected to complete work with accuracy and efficiency, and be able to communicate what they have learned with clarity. Group grading is not intended or implied in CSCOPE. CSCOPE is not “watered down” and is a much more rigorous curriculum than the type that was typically delivered in many Texas school districts prior to its development. I have been a curriculum writer and developer for three large school districts and several independent (curriculum) agencies in the state of Texas. I am very familiar with the TEKS and the secondary CSCOPE curriculum materials. CSCOPE is not a perfect curriculum (I am doubtful one exists), but it is a valuable resource for Texas educators. At this time, I do not believe there is any curriculum available that has been developed by Texas educators that provides resources of this scope and quality. Requiring local districts to develop their own curriculum frameworks and resources (at great expense) will hurt the students of Texas. I endorse the use of CSCOPE curriculum materials and believe that CSCOPE has provided students in smaller Texas school districts the opportunity to experience the type of learning models (and outcomes) that used to only be found in the most affluent school districts in Texas. Susan E. Petrey Lampasas ISD Secondary Curriculum Specialist


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Clinic to focus on recovering from drought By STEVE BYRNS Texas AgriLife Extension Service

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the multi-county Cattleman’s Spring Clinic April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building, 1793 North U.S. Highway 281. “We’ll be offering a well-rounded program for our region’s beef cattle producers with ‘Drought Recovery Strategies for Cattlemen’ being the theme,” said Heath Lusty, AgriLife Extension agent in Lampasas County. “Cattle prices have remained high despite drought and high feed prices, so our goal for this program is to help producers make a profit from their remaining cattle, while helping their pastures recover.” The program’s topics and speakers will include: • Market Update and Beef Cattle Economics, Dr. Jason Johnson,

Texas Deer Study Group to discuss management during two-day seminar

AgriLife Extension economist based in Stephenville. • Herd Management for Current Conditions, Dr. Rick Machen, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist in Uvalde. • Dealing with Flies and External Parasites, Dr. Sonja Swiger, AgriLife Extension livestock entomologist, Stephenville. • Helping Our Land Heal, Dr. Barron Rector, AgriLife Extension range specialist, College Station. The AgriLife Extension offices in Lampasas, Burnet and Llano counties are co-hosting the event. Participants may earn three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units -- two general and one integrated pest management. The $20 individual preregistration fee includes lunch. To RSVP, call the county AgriLife Extension office at 556-8271.

Additional training Those who cannot attend the Lampasas clinic but are willing to travel for training have another option. A beef and forage workshop will be April 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and

Extension Center at Overton, a few miles east of Tyler. Registration is $10, which includes snacks and lunch. Those who plan to participate are asked to RSVP by April 16 by calling (903) 683-5416.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A program slated April 4 at the county Farm Bureau building aims to help producers match profitability with pasture health.

The Texas Deer Study Group will host a seminar, titled “Navigating the Deer Management Continuum,” April 18-19. The event will be held at the Somervell County Expo & Texas Amphitheatre, 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd. in Glen Rose. The registration fee is $75 before April 10 and $100 after that date. There will be no refunds after April 10. Fees include meals and informational materials, as well as access to presentations from a variety of speakers -- including two with ties to Lampasas County. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. April 18. The day’s speakers include Lampasas County resident Warren Bluntzer, a retired Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden. Bluntzer -along with Dr. Charles DeYoung and Don Draeger -- will discuss genetic management strategies using breeder permits, DMP facilities and traditional culling. Also during the day’s activities, Warren Blesh is scheduled to speak about wildlife management association/ co-op perspectives. Blesh is president of Simms Creek Wildlife Management Association, which includes acreage in Lampasas and Mills counties. Other presentations include: • reflections on stewardship by Dr. Dan McBride.

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FFA students compete in Tarleton judging contest Lampasas FFA members joined more than 7,000 FFA students from across Texas in the annual Tarleton Invitational Judging Contest held March 21 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville. Lampasas High School FFA fielded five Career Development teams that included poultry, horse, livestock and meats judging teams, as well as a wildlife science team. The poultry team placed second in the San Saba District team brackets, and high point individual was Cassie Painter.

The meats judging team also placed second in the district standings. Highpoint individual was Hunter Webb. The horse judging team -- which consisted of Sierra Rash, Ashley Cross, Abbie Carson and McKenzee Thornton -- placed third in district. Miss Rash and Miss Cross tied for high-point individual score. The livestock judging team placed fifth, and top individual scorer was Kleg Kennedy. The wildlife science team placed second in district, and Doss Summers was high-point individual. COURTESY PHOTOS The poultry team took second in district. Pictured from left The meats team -- from left, Sara Jones, Hunter Webb, are members Cassie Painter, Kaitlen Knapke, Cory BywaMontana Jacobson and Danielle Dominguez -- took second ter, Jillian Seale and Stephen Byrd. in district at the Tarleton Invitational Judging Contest.

The wildlife science Career Development team -- composed The horse judging team placed third in district. Members are, of, from left, Doss Summers, Jessica Odom and Jacob from left, Sierra Rash, Ashley Cross, McKenzee Thornton and Marlee Dewald, left, Kleg Kennedy, center, and Makayla Martin Abbie Carson. Sparger -- placed second in district. helped the livestock judging team to a fifth-place finish.

Dorper sheep association offers college scholarships hair sheep developed in South Africa in the 1930s as a breed that would thrive in a low-rainfall environment and produce a high-quality carcass. The THCDA was organized in 2007 to promote Dorper and white Dorper sheep in Texas. Applications must be received by April 15. Applicants may complete a

Applications are available for the 13th annual Texas Big GameAwards Wildlife Conservation College Scholarship Program, sponsored by Carter’s Country Outdoor Stores and the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Texas. More than $15,000 will be awarded in college scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year. One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded in each of the eight TBGA regions, and the overall top scholarship applicant will receive a $3,000 college scholarship.

Any graduating high school senior, entering college sophomore, or entering college junior is eligible to apply for one of the available scholarships. All applicants for the TBGA scholarship program must be agriculture and/or natural resourcerelated majors. Applicants do not have to participate in the TBGA to be eligible for the scholarships. All applications must be postmarked by March 31. The scholarship applications will be reviewed and ranked by a statewide

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The Lampasas River Watershed Partnership, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture– Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a riparian anagement workshop May 2. The workshop, which is free and open to all interested parties, will last from 8 a.m. to 3:30 pm. Landowners and those who manage local streams and waterways on their properties, are encouraged to attend. The workshop will consist of a

classroom portion, held from 8:30noon at the Oakalla Community Center at 29111 FM 963. The field portion will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. at the nearby Duncan Ranch on Clear Creek. Workshop topics include the function of riparian areas, the role of riparian vegetation, assessment of riparian health, and assistance for improving or restoring impaired sites. Continuing education units will be offered to those who need them, and the city of Killeen will provide lunch

for all who attend. Please pre-register by April 30 by contacting Lisa Prcin, Lampasas River watershed coordinator, at (254) 774-6008 or by e-mail at lprcin@brc. The Lampasas River Watershed Partnership also is working with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District to host a Texas Well Owners Network training and screening. The program is for residents

who depend on household wells for their drinking water needs. Well owners who want to become familiar with Texas’ groundwater sources, water quality, water treatment and well maintenance issues should plan to attend. The program will be June 20 at the Texas A&M – Central Texas campus in Killeen. More information will be available soon for this workshop. For additional information, contact Ms. Prcin.

Singles in Agriculture members and guests will gather in the Burnet/Marble Falls area April 4-7 to participate in visits to attractions and enjoy dining and entertainment. The group will go to Pardner’s in Burchanan Dam for dancing, eat

breakfast at the Bluebonnet Cafe in Marble Falls, and tour LBJ Ranch and Longhorn Cavern. Contact Donna Chumney at (254) 681-2354 or dlchumney@yahoo .com (put “SIA” in the subject line) for more information and an itinerary.

Singles in Agriculture is a national non-profit organization for persons over the age of 18 with an agriculture background or interest. Founded in 1986, SIA has chapters from Ohio to the Rocky Mountains. The group is geared toward providing

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The scholarships were launched in 2012 in memory of Brad Bernhard, who died of cancer in 2011 at the age of 48. Bernhard, who lived in Fredericksburg, was one of the original founders of the THCDA and was one of the earliest owners of Dorper sheep in Texas. Dorpers and white Dorpers are





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The Texas Hill Country Dorper Sheep Association will award two college scholarships this fall in memory of one of the state’s pioneers in the Dorper sheep industry. The scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, are open to any Texas resident. One will be given to a high school senior who graduates this spring, and





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The Lampasas girls’ soccer team poses for a photo after Friday’s 4-2 victory over Waco Robinson that clinched the district championship for the Lady Badgers. Lampasas will open the playoffs tonight when it faces Waco High at Temple’s Wildcat Stadium. because we needed this game,” the coach said. “Not necessarily to go to playoffs but to be that No. 1 team out of district.” But Lampasas got the message. With just three minutes left in the game, Inga Frohlingsdorf knocked in a deflected shot off a corner kick to give the Lady Badgers a 3-2 lead. And just 45 seconds later, Bailey Hilgenberg sent the Lady Badgers into a frenzied celebration when she scored on a long shot from approximately 30 yards out. The ball went into the upper corner of the net to secure the win. “That was an absolutely amazing goal by Bailey,” Brantley said. “She’s been getting such a hard time all season from everybody that she hasn’t been able to score, and then she puts in a shot like that.”


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Lampasas scored first in the game with just under eight minutes remaining in the first half on a Drew Dekort free kick. Analise Watson then gave Lampasas its 2-0 advantage after she scored off a deflected shot with 19 minutes left in the game. “The game just went back and

forth, and we knew it was going to be a physical game like that,” Brantley said. “But they fought hard. They made it happen, and that’s all I can ask for.” Lampasas will open the playoffs tonight against Waco High. The game will be played at 6 p.m. at Temple’s Wildcat Stadium.




team secured a 4-2 victory over at a loss for words briefly. Waco Robinson in the regularBrantley sat down with reporters, season finale Friday night, Lady took a deep breath and yelled in After the Lampasas girls’ soccer Badger coach Tracy Brantley was excitement, “Oh my gosh!” The win clinched the district championship for Lampasas. Although the coach was excited after the game, moments earlier she and the rest of the Lady Badger team had been extremely nervous. Lampasas had built a 2-0 lead with 19 minutes left in the game, but Robinson came firing back, scoring a goal two minutes later and again seven minutes after that on a penalty kick. With time running out, even Brantley had to admit she thought the game would head to overtime and possibly a shootout after that. “I was a little mad at them [after Robinson scored its two goals] because I was like, ‘Wake up!’




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Track teams compete at Burnet Relays The Lampasas boys’ track team finished fifth at last week’s Burnet Relays, while Fredericksburg won the meet. Shonderius Howard was the only individual winner for the Badgers. He won the high jump with a personal-best jump of 6’8”. Manuel Koepper finished second in the event with a jump of 6’0”. Chase Birck took second in the 400m dash with a time of 52.76. Luke Moncus was fourth in the 110m hurdles with a time of 17.17.

In the 300m hurdles, Moncus finished third at 43.01, while Austin Reeves was fifth with a time of 45.46. Cale Walker placed sixth in the 100m and 200m dashes with his times of 11.79 and 23.97, respectively. The 4x100m relay team – consisting of Birck, Walker, Hunter Wilkinson and Moncus – took third with a time of 45.30. The 4x200m relay team – with runners Luke Argo, Jesse Uvalle, Knijan

Bell-Williams and Ricky Keese – finished sixth at 1.40.9. The 4x400m relay team – composed of Birck, Keese, Austin Reeves and Uvalle – garnered third place with a season-best time of 3:35.32. Manuel Koepper finished sixth in the shot put with a throw of 42’4.5”, while David Henry Straley came in fourth in the discus throw at 129’11”. Steffin McCarter was third in the triple jump with a jump of 42’6”.

The Lampasas varsity girls’ while Justin Moore and Collin The 4x200m relay team – with track team also placed fifth in the Bowen each jumped 10’ to finish Olivarez, Jaquette, Jenna Vann and Burnet Relays standings, behind second and third, respectively. Denis – also took second, as did Fredericksburg, Liberty Hill, Meanwhile, the Lampasas JV the 4x400m relay team of Olivarez, Burnet and Marble Falls. girls placed third in the team April Meeks, Vann and Jaquette. Sophomore Ashlyn Theus took standings behind Fredericksburg Jaquette and Denis brought home second in the 100m dash, while and Liberty Hill. second and third, respectively, in junior Faith Veroneau placed sixth Karli Wolfe finished fourth in the long jump. in the 200m dash. the 100m dash, while Kaitlynn Raegan Whitehead finished in The 4x100m relay team – O’Rourke was sixth in the 3,200m sixth place in the long jump, while consisting of senior Julie Mize, run. Olivarez came in fourth in the triple Theus, sophomore Qadrey Tolliver The 4x100m relay team – jump. and junior Kalea Bridgemohan – consisting of Stacie Olivarez, Sara Porter placed second in the finished in fourth place. Ashley Jaquette, Wolfe and high jump. Vann took third in the The 4x200m relay team – with Molly Denis – placed second. pole vault. runners Mize, senior Ann Ward, Veroneau and Theus – brought home third. In the 4x400m relay with Mize, junior Danesha Toro, and freshmen Messia Gondorchin and Ashton Straley, the Lady Badgers finished fourth. In field events, Veroneau garnered third place in the long jump. while Jim Hale Finleyfinished for Cityfifth Council, Place One sophomore Paige Economic Development - Cost of Living - Accountability - City Departments Lampasas Mayor in the shot put. Mize placed Economic Development - We shouldfourth invite companies who are looking to relocate to look at Lampasas. For retail in the triple jump. to expand we need the higher-paying jobs of manufacturing. We need to make it easier for companies to relocate to The Lampasas junior Lampasas by removing the obstaclesvarsity that turn companies I would vote to give the industrial park to a large boys finishedaway. fourth as company in exchange for overall, bringing new jobs to Lampasas. One example is Caterpillar is considering relocating one of its manufacturing which employs 22,000 people. Fredericksburg also plants won that Cost of Living - With the cost of gas, food and utilities division. on the rise the only item we can control is utilities. We shouldplaced look at lowering the cost of utilities. solar panLevi Malone third inThethe Pol. adv. paid for by James Finley. el project the city approved will add to your expenses. Les John Cole, T.J. Monroe and 44.54, Mayor Hetherly all 300m hurdles Gerhardt, with a time of voted for the solar panel project, with only Jerry Grayson, Evan Stubbs and Bradley Neely for voting against it. I also would have voted against it. Adding new expenses like the library and while Jesse Windham finished sixth civic center, which would be nice to have, but now is not the time to ask everyone to pay even more. I will not vote this. in the 110m hurdles atfor18.33. Accountability - If a department head causes additional The 4x100m relay team – expense or otherwise does not do what they were paid to do then he or she should be held accountable. If the City Council spends money on something you don’t approve of then you can vote them out. Like the solar composed ofpanel project. Anthony Pierino, After all it’s still your money, regardless of how the city gets it. Matthew Palacious, Elijah City Departments - City departments are doing the best they can with what they have, but Early Voting: May 2-10 departments should be reviewed with a plan to save money where possible. One issue Pol. adv. paid for by Jerry Grayson. Bienbenu andallI have Jarren Morua – came is the last time there was a raise only a few select people received one. I believe if can’t have a raise then no one will receive a raise. The ones who received a raise Pol. adv. paid for by Jerry Grayson. in fifth with everyone a time time of over47.46. last will be passed the next time. The Mayor Hetherly said she was proud the Police has grown as big as it is. I believe she would be happy with a police officer on 4x200m relayDepartment team –waywith every corner. That when you Pierino, are on your way to work or shopping or going to church Lampasas City Council, Place 1 or maybe just enjoying a drive around town and you happen to do something wrong then the Palacious, Bienbenu and Morua police can get you and make you pay. When this happens, be sure to send out a big thank you to Mayor Hetherly. Don’t get me wrong; we need the police. They provide a valuable service, – finished sixth And they provideat security1:43.13. for all of us, but at what price? More is not always better. the 4x400m relay ofissuesPierino, This is whereteam I stand on these and an example of how I will stand on others. Chris Guthrie,I moved Jesse Windham to Lampasas in 1990 and for the pastand 16 years my son and I have owned Lampasas Rental and Hardware. 1983 through 1993 I was employed as a design/engineer for compaKobie Cockrell finished fifth. nies building military aircraft and helicopters. Two of those years were on Air Force One. 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Cale Walker (left) receives the baton from Chase Birck during a relay race at a recent track meet.

Boys’ soccer defeats Robinson

The Badger soccer team defeated Waco Robinson 7-1 in its regularseason finale Friday night. After leading only 1-0 at halftime on a goal by Nick Lawson, the

Badgers came out strong in the second half. Lawson added another goal for Lampasas, as did Markos Terrazas, Juan Fuentes, Michael Brazell,

Hernan Torres and Charlie Woods. The Badgers will play Waco University in the bi-district round of the playoffs tonight at 8 p.m. at Temple’s Wildcat Stadium.

The Lampasas High School baseball team dropped a tough district game to Brownwood 4-2 Friday night. Coach Steven Hutcherson said a few defensive miscues turned what could have been a close Badger victory into a defeat. Offense was hard to come by for both teams, as Brownwood collected only five hits and the Badgers had just three. The game saw no scoring through the first 2.5 innings, but in the bottom of the third Brownwood took

advantage of two Badger errors to score three runs. The inning began with a great diving play. but the throw was off target and the Lion runner advanced to second base. Still, the Badgers had a chance to get out of the inning without giving up a run. Then an error extended the inning and opened the door for Brownwood to score three runs. The Badgers battled back in the fifth and answered with two runs of their own to cut into the deficit.

Trent Holloman walked to start the inning, then Gary Spencer was hit by a pitch. Holloman came in to score on a passed ball, and Spencer scored with two outs on an RBI single by Trey Beauregard. Brownwood then added a run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Hits on the night were collected by Beauregard who went 1-3, Cutter Estep who was 1-4, and Ralph Marez who was 1-3 for Lampasas. The Badgers will play Liberty Hill at home tonight at 7 p.m.

Baseball falls at Brownwood

Badger tennis


The Lampasas varsity tennis team competed Friday at the Waco Midway tournament. Michaela Ellison won her consolation match, while Alexi Kaufert/Carolyn Laborde finished sixth in girls’ doubles. Rhiannon Wright also finished sixth in singles competition. Meanwhile, the Lampasas junior varsity competed at Killeen Ellison Thursday. Katelyn Otken took first, while Leigh Adamski earned second, and Danesha Toro placed fourth. Shelby Hubbard/Audrek Kerenes finished fourth in doubles. The tennis team is off until April 8, when Lampasas will compete in the individual district meet at Llano.

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Cattles Pharmacy, Inc. Kenneth Cattles, R.Ph - Owner Charles McLaughlin, R.Ph

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Stockman's Headquarters in Lampasas

FeedSeedFertilizerInsecticides WirePostsHardware Pipe & FittingsVeterinary Supplies Burke Brown, Owner • 501 S. Pecan • (512)556-3432


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Zach Alexander

Community Liaison

109 W. North Ave., Lampasas

6 Miles West of Kempner • 8 Miles East of Lampasas on FM 580 East

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Advanced Termite & Pest Solutions Inc.

Charles “Choc” Gillen

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Termite Treatments w/Warranty Pest Control Plans w/o Contracts Residential & Commercial

VFW Post 8539




(512) 556-6885 (512) 556-6261 411 S. WESTERN AVE. POST OFFICE BOX 349 LAMPASAS, TEXAS 76550

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Hancock Park Hancock parK Golf Course

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Pre-need Specialists Linda Johnson Laurie Robertson

Account Executive Now serving Coryell & Lampasas Counties!

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Paul Hall, Owner

6919 FM 580 East • Kempner, TX 76539 512-556-1158 Call for appointment


Cherokee Mini Storage J&M Mini Storage M&R Mini Warehouse



Installing Seamless Rain Gutter Systems Since 1991



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Brandi’s Grooming, Boarding, Pet Boutique

The Branding Iron Cafe OPEN DAILY

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Russell Dixon ChFC, CLU, CASL Agent 106 N. Key Ave., Lampasas, TX 76550-1841 (512) 556-3668

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Tues-Fri 11-2:30 Lunch • 4:30-9 Dinner Sat & Sun 11-4 Lunch • 4-9 Dinner Closed Monday


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If It’s Plumbing we have it covered!

Mon. - Sun. • Lunch

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SanderS Plumbing Celebrating 34 years of Reliable Service

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PO Box 243 11294 E. Hwy. 190 Kempner, TX 76539

TRUCK ACCESSORIES • TRAILER PARTS & REPAIR Office: 512-564-1800 Cell: 512-734-1029

901 Naruna Rd. Lampasas, Tx. 76550


LANDSCAPING Serving Lampasas families and businesses for 12 years

Kevin Smart

Chinese Buffet Restaurant

PLUMBING State Farm®

Trailers, Truck Beds & Vehicle Accessories

Lampasas Rice

Affordable, reliable, convenient and efficient mobile dog-grooming service. We come to your location — house, work etc. — so your best friend will feel comfortable and secure in their own environment. We groom all breeds. Prices depend on size and breed.

Lampasas, Burnet, Marble Falls




• Now Pumping Septic Tanks & Providing Aerobic Maintenance • Installer II • Site Evaluation • Dump Truck Service

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ADVANCED WINDOW TINT "We Specialize In Automotive, Commercial & Residential Window Tinting." • Auto Detailing • Stereo & TV Screen Installs

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Computer Cutting Technology

Lampasas Dispatch Record Page 10

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


New coach looks to build program

Continued from page 1 football. “As we started looking for somebody to take over our head Mrs. Porter enjoyed golf, sewing, baking, yard work and bowling. coach position, we wanted somebody She was a member of Bend United with a strong background in raising Methodist Church. Survivors include a son and his wife, Harold and Angie Porter of Bend; two daughters, Ann Wagner and husband Bob of Bend, and Sherry McBryde of Lampasas; a Continued from page 1 brother and his wife, S.A. and Kathy 2011 with a 22 percent increase Baxter of Lampasas; grandchildren, this month. Its March payment of Stacey Hendrick and Jason, David $139,938 gives Burnet a three-month Parker and Beth, Colby Kelch and total of $420,372 – up 7 percent for Courtney, Kelsie Springer and the year. Kyle, Krysten Zauderer and Brock, Marble Falls showed a 4 percent Brittney Jones and Brad, and Robert rise in sales taxes for the period. It Wagner; great-grandchildren, Allison boasts the largest monthly check Hendrick, Alexi Kaufert, Lee Ann of any neighboring city, and its Parker, Mason Zauderer, Carson Zauderer, Addison Zauderer, Rylee Jones, Kanon Springer, Lexi Wagner and Laci Wagner; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cindy Parker; by a sister, Iva Landers; and by a son-inlaw, Bill John McBryde. The Texas Film Commission Memorials may be made to Bend has issued a casting call to area Cemetery, P.O. Box 130, Bend, TX residents who might be interested in 76824. participating in a German reality show. Casting director Marilee Lear is working on “Go West,” a reality series produced by Constantin Entertainment from Munich, Third & Chestnut • Lampasas Germany. She is seeking a Texas 512-556-1183 family with a ranch or farm that could accommodate a Germany family – husband, wife and four children ranging from 5 to 13 years old – in their home for six days and immerse them in the American way

good kids,” Lometa Athletic Director Jamie Smart said. “We wanted somebody that had been in some programs that had been successful. “He came highly recommended to us through superintendents in the

Panhandle and places he had been.” In addition to hiring Richards as the head football coach, the Lometa school board also hired his wife, Saunya Richards. She currently teaches second grade at Rankin.

The couple have four school-aged children who will attend the local school. “We interviewed a lot of coaches, but he was just the best match for the school with what we needed,” Rice said.

Most cities show increased sales

Mrs. Dufner Funeral services for Opal Marie Dufner, 85, of Lampasas were March 25, 2013, at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas. Burial was at Turtle Creek Cemetery in Kerrville. Mrs. Dufner died March 21 at Rollins Brook Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 20, 1927, in Izoro, the daughter of Edward Lee and Bessie Mae Ayers Meyers. She married William Allen “Bill” Dufner, and he preceded her in death in 1962. Mrs. Dufner was a home health nurse. Survivors include two sons, Allen Dufner of Briggs, and Terry Lee Dufner of Pollok; two daughters, Teresa Crockett of Claremore, Okla., and Elaine Queen of Cross Plains; 13 grandchildren; 32 greatgrandchildren; four great-greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, James Dufner; two grandsons; one granddaughter; two brothers; and one sister.

Casting call issued for new reality show


Llano Uplift Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will hold a free membership workshop April 6 from 1-3 p.m., at the Herman Brown Free Library in Burnet. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for the nation’s children. Members are descended from patriots who won American indepen-

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Funeral services for Amos Lee Van Hook Sr., 84, of Lampasas are March 26, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Van Hook died March 23 at Metroplex Hospital in Killeen. He was born Feb. 4, 1929, in Hodue, Ky., the son of Curtis and Ethel Leigh Van Hook. Mr. Van Hook was reared by Bailey and Ethel Morgan. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked for Civil Service at Fort Hood as a painter, and he did contract painting after retirement. Mr. Van Hook enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping, playing dominoes and animals. Survivors include his wife of 45 years. Ruby Van Hook of Lampasas; two sons, Amos Van Hook Jr. of Lampasas, and Michael Van Hook of Edinburg; daughters, Janice Jones and Debbie Alexander, both of Abilene; a stepdaughter, Judy Yacos of West Virginia; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and 11 step-greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Josie Brown Van Hook; and by a stepdaughter, Patsy Gass. Memorials may be made to Friends of Lampasas Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 41, Lampasas, TX 76550.

SNEED FUNERAL CHAPEL Third & Chestnut • Lampasas 512-556-1183

Jubilee queen crowning set Continued from page 1 military personnel with an ID card. Children under 6 also are admitted at no charge. A Diamondback Jubilee queen will be crowned Friday from among four entrants. The winner will receive a $500 scholarship, and the first runner-up will receive a $100 gift card. Rattler team roping is set Saturday. Books open at 5 p.m. Cost is $20 per entrant (3 header) for #9 roping, and $20 per entrant (3 header) for #12 slide roping. Concessions will be available at

dence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 165,000 members in around 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about DAR, visit Membership is open to any woman over 18 who can prove lineage to a patriot of the Revolutionary War. The workshop is free and open to the public. Reservations are required by April 1 to Georgi Brochstein at (830) 798-9685.

Toastmasters open house set Mr. Van Hook

Funeral services for LaFayne Porter, 86, of Bend were March 23, 2013 at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas. Burial was at Bend Cemetery. Mrs. Porter died March 20 at her residence. She was born Sept. 19, 1926, at Bend, the daughter of Luther Archie and Ora Helena Haynes Baxter. Mrs. Porter went to Little Bend Schoolhouse and later to Nix School, and finished in Lampasas. She attended Jackson Business College and became a bookkeeper. Mrs. Porter kept books for Producer’s Produce and Anne’s Ladies Shop and The Other Place, and ran Mr. Chips with Bernice. She married B.E. Porter on Sept. 11, 1943, and he preceded her in death in December 2011.

of life. Producers prefer a family that will allow the Germans to accompany the host family to all work, school and family activities during the week. Director Simon Tanschek will be in the U.S. to interview families in midApril. The production company will provide financial compensation and a nanny for the host family. Those interested should contact Ms. Lear at mlear@learenterprises. com or (702) 235-7876 for more information.

revenues after Copperas Cove earned a March rebate of $291,880. Gatesville was up 3 percent for the month after receipt of its check for $114,102. Payments to date for the city total $417,980, or a gain of 6 percent over last year. In Hamilton County, Evant was up 4 percent in March while the city of Hamilton enjoyed a 7 percent sales

tax increase. Through the first three months of the year, Evant has collected $5,999 for a gain of 1 percent – or $55 – over 2012 receipts. Hamilton, with strong first-quarter sales taxes, holds a 17 percent advantage over the comparable months last year with its 2013 total thus far of $133,555.

The Lampasas Volunteer Fire Department at its annual meeting, March 5, voted unanimously to support Wanda Bierschwale and Christian Toups for the City Council and Jerry Grayson for mayor. The election will be May 11. Pol. adv. paid for by Frank Lake

DAR workshop scheduled


Mrs. Porter

cumulative receipts already have topped the $1 million mark for 2013. Its year-to-date sales taxes of $1.63 million are running 10 percent ahead of last year’s collections for the first quarter. Like Marble Falls, Copperas Cove also enjoys a 10 percent cumulative gain this year. Its annual total stands at almost $1.04 million in sales tax

Gatesville Toastmasters will hold an open house to encourage membership in the new organization April 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Laerdal Medical Corp. building, 226 FM 116 in Gatesville. Participants should sign in at reception to receive a visitor’s pass. The local chapter is looking for potential members who want to meet

new people and find out what Toastmasters is all about. Regular meetings are Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m., and guests are welcome. Membership is open to anyone over 18 years old. For information, please contact Jill Brown at (254) 865-7221, ext. 7467.

Church to hold Easter services Kempner United Methodist Church Kempner. An Easter service is at 10:45 a.m. will hold a Good Friday service at 7 Sunday at the church on U.S. Highp.m. at the church. In addition, an Easter Sunrise ser- way 190 at the traffic light. vice is March 31 at 7 a.m. at the Dillard Ranch, 182 Kiowa Lane in

Bloomin’ Fest booths open to reserve Booths are available for the annual Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce’s Bloomin’ Fest April 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on downtown Courtyard Square. The festival will feature information on springtime gardening, exhibitors, arts and crafts vendors, and food booths. Booth spaces are 10x10 for $40, with a $5 electricity charge. Food booths are $80 per space with electricity included. Phone 556-5172 or visit www. to reserve a space.

Citywide Garage Sale planned

The annual spring Citywide Garage Sale is April 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Courtyard Square. each event. Booths are $30 each. Reservations For roping information, contact can be made by phoning Andy Berry Tyler Shaffner at (512) 540-2191. at 556-5434. In addition, a Little Buckaroo Rodeo will be offered with stick horse races and mutton busting. Contact Terri Harris at 7342818. Food vendors and arts and crafts vendors may contact Camron Brister at 525-6619. Barbecue cook-off information is available by phoning Cody Sheppard at 752-8657, and Larry Morrison is in charge of the chili cook-off. He can be reached at 752-3639.

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