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Getchur Tomato and Pepper Plants

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Thursday, 26 March 2015
Marlee Dewald, a LHS FFA junior displays some of the pepper and tomato plants in the LISD AgSci greenhouse. The Lampasas FFA Horticulture students are raising pepper plants and tomato plants in the greenhouse. Pepper Plants and tomato plants are for sale for a dollar per plant and all proceeds are going to FFA Scholarships this spring. Please contact the LISD AgSci department at 564-2380.
 
 
The Lampasas County Higher Education Center (LCHEC) has announced that Patricia Swaney was awarded a $250 McLean Scholarship. The Scholarship is sponsored by W.J. McLean of Lampasas. Swaney is a student in the medical administrative assistant program. The total cost of that program is $1,000. 
Swaney has lived in Lampasas for 35 years. As a single parent who raised three children in Lampasas, Swaney is well aware of the importance of education and is grateful for the opportunity to pursue her own training now that they are grown. 
 

Funeral Notice 3.26.15

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Thursday, 26 March 2015
 Walter Lee Powell, Sr., age 76 of Austin, died Tuesday March 24, at his home. Walter was born in Houston, the son of Rufus Martin Powell and Ida Belle Hillard. He worked as a brick mason and a construction contractor for 20 years. Most recently, he owned and operated Lometa Tire and Lube for a number of years. Walter had lived in the area since 1997.

Survivors include his sons, Walter Powell Jr. and wife Michelle of Minnesota, Charles Powell of Austin, and William Eugene Tyson of Dallas; a sister, Margaret Evans of New Iberia, Louisiana and a  number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren that also survive. Walter was preceded in death by his sister, Michelle and his brother, William.
Funeral services for Walter Powell will be held on Tuesday, March 31st at 2pm at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas. Walter’s
 
  Jaton Wootton, below, is one of three young ladies vying for the title of Diamondback Rodeo Queen. The Rodeo kicks off Friday night at Lometa’s Regional Park arena and will feature all the thrills and glamour of Texas Cowboys and Cowgirls in rodeo competition.
 Jaton Wootton is a freshman at San Saba High School where she is active in tennis, she’s a varsity cheerleader, and she is active in 4-H and FCCLA, serving as a chapter and region II officer. 
 

The Daily Report 3.24.15

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015
The Weather
High Yesterday  80°        Low this morning  60°  
  • Today: Sunny with a high of 86º and S-SW wind 10-15 mph and gusting to 20 mph. 
  • Tonight: Mostly clear with a low about 59° with a south wind around 10-15 mph. 
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 83° and south wind 10-15 mph with possible gusts to 20.. 
  • Wednesday night: A 40% chance of rain and cloudy.
  • Thursday: A 20% chance of rain, then partly sunny with a high around 63° and strong north winds gusting to 30 mph.
The Blotter
  • Lampasas Police had one minor accident to work on Monday. It took place at Western and CTE at 12:36pm with no injuries.
  • There was one arrest as a 22 yr old Lampasas man was picked up in the 500 block of N. Ridge for theft by check at 8:46pm.
  • Lampasas Sheriff's Dept. blotter shows one arrest. A 50 yr old Lometa woman was taken into custody at 3:18pm on a capias pro fine.
  • Lampasas Firemen were out of the station for a medical assist for the EMS and for a grass fire call that turned out to be very minor.
The Burn Ban in Lampasas Co. is lifted until April 13th.

 

City Council

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015
At last night’s Lampasas City Council meeting, council members approved a few purchases. One of those purchases is a cantilever shade structure from BSN Sports in the amount of $31,042.71 for the 580 sports complex softball field spectator seating area, and another is a skid steer loader from Holt Caterpillar Waco in the amount of $42,728 for the Wastewater Plant. Council approved on a second reading a list of ordinances which had been previously discussed. The only disagreement on any of the ordinances was in two having to do with the relaxation of rules on mobile food vendors, in which Councilwoman Wanda Bierschwale voted against. The City Council will meet again next Monday, March 30 at 6:30pm to approve a bid for council chambers. 

 
The 46th annual Diamondback Jubilee Festival kicks off on Friday in Lometa with the Diamondback Rodeo, and that generates some interest in who the Rodeo Queen should be. 
Among this year's contestants for Queen is Savannah Phillips, a 15 yr old Lometa High sophomore. She is the daughter of Bobby and Suzanne
 

For the Golfers Among Us

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015
The Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers is having their 19th annual benefit tournament at the Delaware Springs Golf Course in Burnet this week. It kicks off on Friday at 1pm.  The tournament benefits the Crime Stoppers work in Lampasas, San Saba, Llano, Blanco, Mason and Burnet.



 
The 46th annual Diamondback Jubilee Festival kicks off on Friday in Lometa with the Diamondback Rodeo, followed by Saturday morning's opening of the midway and gathering of the snakes.
Friday's Diamondback Rodeo will include, among other things, the crowing of the 2015 Miss Diamond Back Rodeo Queen. 
Among this year's contestants for the honor is Lily Staley, who was born and raised in the
 
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