Marble Falls Rotary Club


Youth embrace future with Marble Falls Rotary Career Day

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The Rotary Club Career Day/Job Shadowing program Nov. 7 gave Marble Falls High School juniors and Faith Academy students a glimpse at potential careers. Pictured are: Trey Gilpin and Marble Falls Fire Rescue firefighter/EMT Bobby Amik utilizing a spreader used for emergency extrication to demonstrate tool control techniques.





By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

As Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen explains, giving students an opportunity for an up-close look at their chosen field – if only for a day – can prove to be an invaluable and potentially life-changing experience.

“These experiences confirm occupational goals for students and inspire continued efforts toward the educational attainment needed for success in those fields,” Allen said. “If the student has an experience which discourages him or her, this allows the student to consider other pursuits earlier in the course of their educational path.” . . .


Marble Falls and Sandy Harbor mark 9/11 anniversary with ceremonies

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Various entities are commemorating the 18th anniversary 9/11 terrorist attacks with memorials and ceremonies. In Sandy Harbor, Stephanie Langseth concluded the community's 9/11 memorial ceremony this morning with the reading of a poem about the infamous day. This was the third year of the tradition in Sandy Harbor. A prayer was recited, the memorial bell – made from metal from the towers – was rung at 7:46 a.m. the moment the first airplane struck one of the Twin Towers. Marble Falls Rotarians are hosting an "Day of Remembrance" event at 5:30 p.m. today at Lakeside Pavilion to commemorate the attacks and to honor local first responders.








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Marble Falls will observe the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93 with a Day of Remembrance this Wednesday, Sept. 11.


Marble Falls Celebrates Veterans Day Saturday


Krissy Sralla adjusts a World War I uniform for the Veterans Day exhibit at Falls on the Colorado Museum (FOMC) in Marble Falls. She is a member of the FOMC Board of Directors who will join with the Marble Falls Rotary Club for an annual Veterans Day observance on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Veterans Day again will be celebrated by Falls on the Colorado Museum (FOCM) in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Marble Falls but a month-long exhibit honoring veterans is opening at the museum at 2001 Broadway Street.

At the Veterans Day program at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, the warhorse Reckless and the Bluebonnet Chorale will return to add to the recognition of all U.S. military veterans.

Marine Staff Sgt. Reckless' proxy, Dixie, commemorates one of the greatest Marine heroes of the Korean War. The original Sgt. Reckless was a chestnut horse that carried needed ammunition to the Fifth Marines during a five-day battle.


Sgt. Reckless here for Veterans Day

A modern day stand-in for Staff Sgt. Reckless receives the Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victora Cross, from the The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) in England in July. Another of the four-legged stand-in representatives for the U.S. Marine Corps. hero of the Korean War will visit the Veterans Day Ceremony in Marble Falls Friday, Nov. 11.

The Falls on the Colorado Museum and the Marble Falls Rotary Club are inviting the public to their annual Veterans Day Ceremony, at 11:30 a.m., today, Nov. 11, at The Falls on the Colorado Museum, 2001 Broadway Street,, Marble Falls.

It will be one of several observences of all the members of the U.S. armed services Friday. Another youth-led program will be held from 9-10 a.m. in the chapel of Faith Academy, 3151 East Ranch to Market Road 1431.

Since Nov. 11, 2008, the Marble Falls Rotary Club has hosted an annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony honoring armed service veterans, and for the last two years, The Falls of the Colorado Museum has observed one. This year, the have joined forces to honor the armed forces.

The Invocation will be by Jason Cullison, a U.S. Army veteran deployed in Iraq in 2004-05. The Bluebonnet Chorale Choir will provide music and the colors will be posted by Marble Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10376.


9/11 observed on Lake Marble Falls


At the 15th Annual 9/11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony, held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Marble Falls Lakeside Park, members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10376 post the colors.



The 15th Annual 9/11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony of the Rotary Club of Marble Falls was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Lakeside Park.

Mayor John Packer read the proclamation that followed the national designation of the day as Patriots Day and Burnet County Judge James Oakley, a proclamation of the State of Texas designation of 9/11 as First Responders Day. Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10376 posted the colors and, as the flag was lowered to half staff, Marble Falls Fire Chief Russell Sander performed the 200-year-old "Ringing of the Bell" ceremony--three times repeating the sounding of a bell three times for fallen firefighters.


Remember 9/11 at Lakeside Park tomorrow

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks carried out against our nation on September 11, 2001.

With support of the mayor and city council of the City of Marble Falls, the Marble Falls Rotary Club holds a ceremony each year on September 11th, for personal reflection, prayer and thought in remembrance of the victims and their families and rescue workers involved in the 9/11 tragedies, and to honor, remember and reunite with the first responders or this area.

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