Kingsland news

Burnet County fatality total hits 11

Burnet County logged its 11th COVID-19-related fatality this week after a 64-yearold Horseshoe Bay man died at Baylor Scott and White Marble Falls Wednesday, July 29. The number of fatalities reported in Burnet County had climbed from six prior to this week to 10 on Monday, July 27, after the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) changed how it tabulates fatalities to include information from death certificates.

Putnam certified as life Tribute specialist

Special to The Highlander Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory is proud to announce that Jessamyn Putnam, also of Cremation Advocates by Putnam, has recently earned her Certified Funeral Celebrant accreditation through InSight Institute, making her the on ly Certified Celebrant in the Highland Lakes area. Certified Celebrants, also known as Life Tribute Specialists, have been trained in the specific area of conducting funerals for families who wish to have a personalized and individualized funeral service experience; and as people move away from traditional funeral ceremonies, the demand for funeral celebrants has increased.