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Meetings 10.14.14

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Lampasas County Commissioners will meet this morning for their regular monthly meeting which usually takes place on Mondays, but was postponed to Tuesday because of the Columbus Day holiday. 
Lampasas City Council met Monday evening and handled a fairly light agenda in which all voting items were approved unanimously.
One of the “slow to call” items included the donation of $8,500 to the Lampasas County Higher Education Center (LCHEC). Amy McDaniel, Chief Operating Officer of LCHEC told the Council that the center had been granted a $120, 000 Texas Dept. of Agriculture matching grant, and that they needed matching funds. She heard the Mayor explain that no funds had been budgeted for the center and appeared to accept it, saying she'd be back next year with the same request, but then the tide turned and a motion to fund the $8,500 was made and approved.
Councilman Christian Toups and others made specific comments about wanting to see training for “blue collar” jobs such as welding or construction, but the $8,500 the Council agreed to fund was specifically to match a grant for medical training courses.
The Library Foundation was on hand to ask for, and got, additional funding for their renovation project. A number of 
 

Sports 10.14.14

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014
The Fall Ball softball league defeated Lorena yesterday 4-0.  
Volleyball will be at Burnet on Tuesday.
Middle School and Sub-varsity Football plays on Thursday with the freshmen and JV teams at home against Gatesville, the MS teams will be at Gatesville.
Also on Thursday, MS Volleyball will be in Llano and JV Tennis will be at Copperas Cove at 4pm. Friday night Badger Football will be at Gatesville with a 7:30pm kickoff. The Badger Volleyball team will be at Salado, and the District Champion Badger Tennis Team will be at home against Copperas Cove.

 

The Weekend Brought Rain

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Monday, 13 October 2014
Though it was a wet start at the downtown Herb and Art Fest on Saturday, it all worked well and dried out quickly for the large number of vendors and food booths. The Annual Quilt Show also reported a successful run in the courthouse with lots of visitors to view the handiwork of both local and out-of-the-area competition quilters. 
The rain was, as is common lately…spotty.  Lampasas airport’s rain gauge did not register as much as some 
 

Meetings 10.13.14

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Monday, 13 October 2014
Lampasas County Commissioners will meet this morning for their regular 9am session in the County Court Room on the 1st floor of the courthouse. 
Lampasas City Council will be in workshop at 5:30pm with discussions including closed door evaluations on the City Manager and City Secretary, along with discussions on the City Charter. In the regular session to start at 7pm the subjects will range from personnel policy to purchases of new equipment and disposal of old. There will be city contracts for engineering and grant administration, compliance tracking and the LEDC funding of water and wastewater
 

Sports 10.13.14

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Monday, 13 October 2014
The Fall Ball softball league that Lampasas girls are playing in was scheduled for this evening in Gatesville with Lampasas to play Gatesville at 5:30pm. As of this morning that was still on.  
No official Badger games are scheduled for today and there is early release at Lampasas schools for Columbus Day. 
Volleyball will be at Burnet on Tuesday.
 

Sheep & Goat Market 10.13.14

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Monday, 13 October 2014
At Goldthwaite last Friday 2,624 head came thru the ring, down from last week’s 2536. Light Kids were steady, slaughter kids $5-$10/cwt lower, as were slaughter nannies. Replacement nannies were steady. Some replacement billies were bringing $250-$350 per head.
Wool and Dorper lambs were $5-$10 lower and Barbado lambs were $5 lower. 
  
 
When it was all over on Sunday, the Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo had chosen Braedan Raub’s AOB(All Other Breeds) steer as the Champion in that division. On top of that it was chosen as the Reserve Champion Steer of the entire show.  Braedan is a sophomore at Lampasas High and a member of the local FFA chapter. He earned A $500 Heart of Texas Fair academic scholarship. Mom and Dad, Mary and Darryl Raub, were obviously pleased. 
 
Local Agriculturist Jed Dunning a LHS alumnist spoke to Agriscience /FFA students Wednesday on agricultural marketing Dunning spoke, among other things on his newest endeavor, honey production, to 65 students. 
 
Jed Dunning shows off his honey product harvested from his own local apiary. Levi Rainwater looks over Furs harvested in Montana.
 

Ebola Patient Dies

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Thursday, 09 October 2014
The 42 yr old Dallas Ebola Patient has died. This marks the first United States death from Ebola, but officials still say there is no danger to anyone except the people that had recent contact with him. Thomas Eric Duncan had come from Liberia to the US to visit relatives just
 

Cattle Market Report 10.9.14

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Thursday, 09 October 2014
On Wednesday Lampasas Cattle Action ran 580 head through the ring, up from last week's 536 head. Feeder Steers & Heifers were steady to $3 Higher, Slaughter 
Cows and Slaughter Bulls were steady to weak. 
The run was 92% feeder cattle. 
200 – 300lbs steers $3.25 - $3.75/lb. • heifers $2.92 - $3.25lb. 
300 - 400lbs steers $3.04 - $3.45/lb 
300 - 400lbs heifers $2.88 - $3.12/lb. 
 
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