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Thu
31
Jan

FBC Burnet to host Care Nights

FBC Burnet will host the spring sessions of GriefShare, DivorceCare, DivorceCare4Kids (DC4K), and Single & Parenting programs Tuesdays, starting Feb. 5 and continuing through April 30.

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg
Staff Writer

When faced with the death of a loved one, divorce, or single parenting, everyone pushes through the grief and struggles in a different way. Many people need support and guidance when faced with difficulties in their lives, and Care Nights at First Baptist Church Burnet are designed to help these individuals cope in their own ways, with the support and guidance of caring individuals.

FBC Burnet will host the spring sessions of GriefShare, DivorceCare, DivorceCare4Kids (DC4K), and Single & Parenting programs Tuesdays, starting Feb. 5 and continuing through April 30.

The four seminars are designed to guide participants in coping with the effects of divorce, single parenting, and grief through informational videos, group discussions, and personal workbook exercises which cover the week's topics.

Fri
25
Jan

Hill Country Blenders offering singing Valentines

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Members of the Hill Country Blenders will perform as a barbershop quartet to deliver Singing Valentines on Thursday, Feb. 14, as a fundraiser.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

A really nice love song is a great way to express love for your best gal or guy. If you are not that confident of your singing voice, the Hill Country Blenders have a deal for you!

Fri
25
Jan

Disabled, elderly Kingsland woman receives gift of hearing due to Estes donation

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Dolores Kasper (center) poses for a photo with Estes Audiology staff (from left) Rayleen Nelson, Dr. Katherine Sonnamaker, Tricia Hastings and Dr. Jacob Keup after receiving her new hearing aids.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

One Hill Country resident is able to hear life with a little more clarity after a generous gift from a local business.

Dolores Kasper, 88, of Kingsland received a free pair of Phonak Bolero B90-SP hearing aids from Estes Audiology on Tuesday, Jan. 22 as part of the company's gift of hearing program.

“These are top-of-the-line,” said Tricia Hastings, patient care coordinator at Estes. “They are strong enough to fit the severity of her hearing loss.”

Kasper is a retired small business owner who now lives alone in Kingsland; she has been a patient with Estes for over five years. She is blind and wheelchair-bound, but still finds joy in life. Throughout the entire appointment with Dr. Katherine Sonnamaker, Kasper told jokes and laughed as if nothing ailed her.

“It's so nice to be able to do this for her,” Sonnamaker said. “Hearing is all she has left to connect with the world.”

Tue
22
Jan

MFHS cheer team showcases Mustang spirit at UIL competition

Lauren Berkman/Special to The Highlander
Marble Falls High School cheerleaders stayed focused and pumped up behind the scenes Jan. 18 during the UIL Spirit Competition in Fort Worth.

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

The Marble Falls High School Mustang cheerleaders reached new heights Friday, Jan. 18, with a sixth-place finish in Class 5A Division II at the UIL Spirit Competition in Fort Worth — the program's best finish ever.

Thu
06
Dec

The Here & Now brings Celtic Christmas to Nollaig

The Austin-based Irish traditional band The Here & Now are returning for the third annual Nollaig, a Celtic Christmas celebration and concert, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 909 Avenue D, Marble Falls.

Tickets are $20 for this special, family-friendly Celtic Christmas concert benefitting Phoenix Center and are available for purchase online at thehereandnowmusicatx.com/store.

Tue
14
Aug

A Shepperd of men: Doctor's legacy remembered

By Savanna Gregg

The Highlander

The memory of Marble Falls resident and well-respected physician Dr. Ivan Shepperd will forever hold a spot in the hearts of the members of the community he impacted for 61 years.

Tue
07
Aug

Act of forgetfulness leads to Lion Latch invention

Richard Zowie
The Highlander
Lerin Lockwood's invention, the Lion Latch, comes from her lifelong love of alliteration and helps people not to lose valuable items. Lions are also her favorite animal.

 

 

 

 

By Richard Zowie

The Highlander

Many of the world’s great inventions, such as champagne, penicillin, and Teflon were discovered by accident.

Tue
17
Jul

Rollin', rollin', rollin'

Lew Cohn/The Highlander

 

Ryan Counts, Jennifer Brust, and Abigail Storm paint backdrops for the upcoming Hill Country Community Theatre musical production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "State Fair," while Nina Price watches in the background. The musical premieres this Thursday, July 19, at the theatre and runs through Aug. 6.

Tue
17
Jul

Boys and Girls Club paints

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The Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes have been in art camp all week at the Gallery at Pecan Creek. Officials say the kids worked in all mediums and will be presenting their work.

Tue
17
Jul

Norwood remembered for community involvement, columns

Norwood

 

By Richard Zowie

The Highlander

Martha Norwood may not have been from Spicewood, but in her service to the community and her lifelong love for dogs, she made her mark on Spicewood and the rest of Burnet County.

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