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‘Locals Love Us’ celebration continues

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — With such an outpouring of support and interest in the 2013 “Locals Love Us,” The Picayune is continuing the celebration of our readers, businesses and organization throughout March.

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Llano County Farm Bureau Office gets a patriotic facelift

The Llano County Farm Bureau Office has a new look. A new flag pole was set Feb. 23 by the Llano County Farm Bureau board of directors. Pictured are board member Joe Freeman, office agent Shane Lynch, board Vice-President Ron Duckworth, board President Les Hartman, office agent Elaine Schuessler, agency manager Kirk Winfrey, ISR Jennifer Buchanan and Jaycee […]

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Cultivate your green thumbs at Llano Lawn and Garden Show on March 16

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — If you’re looking for a place to exercise your green thumb, or develop it a little more, you need to check out the Llano Master Gardener’s 2013 Lawn and Garden Show on March 16.

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South African singer joins with Burnet Gunfighters in Old West train heist, shootout

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When Tex Copsetta and his crew of Burnet Gunfighters organize a train robbery, they don’t mind dragging a major South African recording artist into the heist. “We just want to have a good time, and she wants to be a part of it,” said Copsetta, who plays the […]

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Coffee Talks program at Burnet library to feature famous Texas trees

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE BURNET — Texas A&M Forest Service’s Pete Smith will talk about famous Texas trees during a Coffee Talks presentation March 14. The program is 2 p.m. at the Herman Brown Free Library, 100 E. Washington. Refreshments will be served at 1:30 p.m. Program organizers advise attendees to arrive early.

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The Picayune readers vote for ‘Locals Love Us’

ONLINE VOTING NOW OPEN FOR 2014 DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The March 13 edition of The Picayune is dedicated to you, the readers. You took time out of your schedule to vote on your favorites around the community, from plumbers to school teachers.

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Highland Lakes gets snapping for Texas State Parks Photo Contest

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — With seven state parks or natural areas in the Highland Lakes, you’re in the hot spot for the Texas State Parks Photo Contest.

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Burnet Boy Scouts Troop 282 builds boxes for bluebirds at Balcones

Burnet Boy Scouts Troop 282 offered a helping hand to the bluebirds that nest in the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. Scouts Mario Frausto (left), Jack Dykowski, Dillon Orrison, Josh Orrison and Dalton Orrison, along with troop leaders Kim Dykowski (left), Scott Orrison and Tommy Phillips, built seven new bluebird boxes and cleaned and repaired […]

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Curtain closes on monthly country, bluegrass pickings, but organizers say ‘thank you’

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — For almost a decade, Jane Markley and her friends gathered at different locations across the Highland Lakes to celebrate bluegrass and country music with a live “pickin’.”

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Smithwick man collects and restores fire trucks for fun and emergencies

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SMITHWICK —  The problem with many collections is the items just sit there, something to be looked at but never touched. Jeff Sellers takes a different approach with his “collectibles.”

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Buck Trent of ‘Hee Haw’ headlining Llano Country Opry on March 9

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE LLANO — Award-winning instrumentalist Buck Trent, who entertained audiences on “Hee Haw,” is headlining the Llano Country Opry on March 9.

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Highland Lakes communities join together for Relay for Life

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — It takes a community to fight cancer. And, for 2013, Highland Lakes residents are coming together to support cancer patients and survivors. “Last year, Burnet and Marble Falls held their Relay for Life together for the first time,” local organizer Tana Aiken saod. “This year, Kingsland and Llano […]

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‘Girls Night Out’ in Burnet

Several local attorneys and staff members enjoy ‘Girls Night Out,’ a pajama party March 2 benefitting the Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center and Open Door Recovery House. Some of the women who participated included Aurora Argo (front, left), Cheryll Mabray, Kayla Argo (back, left), Anne Little, Ann Argo, Angela Dowdle, Jennifer Dickison and Mandy McCary. […]

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Donations recharge Burnet County VetRides

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — A string of donations has breathed new life into a transportation program that helps veterans gain access to medical care and services.

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