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$1,200 Meals on Wheels grant will help Burnet County clients feed their pets as well

GEORGETOWN — Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties’ Meals on Wheels has received a $1,200 grant from Meals on Wheels America to support its client pet support program. Funding will be used to provide food, supplies, and care for pets, which can often be a financial and physical challenge for clients to do so on their […]

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The new home of Meals on Wheels of Williamson and Burnet Counties at 602 N. Wood St. in Burnet. The Meals on Wheels staff will prepare meals and deliver them from the facility. Staff members hope volunteers will step forward to lead programs that teach a skill such as gardening or art or fun programs such as games. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Meals on Wheels opening new center in Burnet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Meals on Wheels of Williamson and Burnet Counties will celebrate the official grand opening of its new location with a free lunch for attendees and a ribbon cutting. The Burnet center will open at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at 602 North Wood St. At 11 a.m., people can […]

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City leaders, business owners volunteer in Meals on Wheels awareness campaign

GEORGETOWN – Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties is participating in the 14th annual March for Meals, a month-long, nationwide celebration of the service that delivers meals to homebound seniors. (more…)

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Lake Area Meals on Wheels serves Kingsland

Meals on Wheels seeks help to serve Kingsland and Buchanan Dam

KINGSLAND — For many senior citizens in the Kingsland area, the Lake Area Meals on Wheels program offers them a hot, healthy meal during the week. But after 24 years, the program is always looking to help more. (more…)

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Meals on Wheels drivers needed for Marble Falls, Burnet deliveries

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Burnet County Meals on Wheels isn’t simply about delivering a hot, nutritious and delicious meal to elderly residents. It’s also about serving those who usually have little contact with another person on a daily basis. (more…)

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Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers in Burnet, Marble Falls

BURNET — Meals on Wheels is looking for delivery drivers, kitchen assistants and other volunteer help in Marble Falls and Burnet. Paul Hicks, the Meals on Wheels manager for Burnet and Marble Falls, said drivers are needed for routes in both locations to serve homebound seniors Monday-Friday. (more…)

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Jeff Matera (center left), president-elect of the Marble Falls Noon Rotary Club, presented a check for $9,250 to Bill Drake, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes, on March 17. At the presentation were Rotary assistant district governor Mandy McCary (front row, left), Rotarian Stefanie Suggs and Heike Jost (front row, far right); and Bruce Jackson (back row, left), Rotary assistant district governor Rick Stacy, Rotarian Jim Gallagher and Boys & Girls Club board vice president Mike Atkinson. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Rotary Club donation helps Boys & Girls Club, Meals on Wheels

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Three organizations have combined their resources to better serve the needs of the Marble Falls community. The Noon Rotary Club of Marble Falls, on behalf of the Rotary Foundation, presented a check for $9,250 to Bill Drake, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of the […]

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Paul Hicks is the new Burnet site leader for WBC Opportunities’ Meals on Wheels programs. Courtesy photo

New Meals on Wheels site leader in Burnet answers call to service

BRAD STUTZMAN • SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM BURNET — Meet Paul Hicks. He moved a lot when he was very young. And now he works for an organization whose employees and volunteers also take to the road. Hicks, 59, is the new program manager for WBC Opportunities’ Meals on Wheels programs in Burnet County. He succeeds longtime site […]

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Barbecue benefit will help fund Bertram-area Meals on Wheels

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Budget cuts have put the future of the Bertram-area Meals on Wheels service in question. But those concerns don’t worry a group of people fighting to continue helping those who need the service. (more…)

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Marble Falls VFW donation gives Meals on Wheels breathing room for Bertram deliveries

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Members of the Marble Falls VFW Post 10376 called all the right numbers recently, and Meals On Wheels officials gladly shouted out, “Bingo.” The post donated $1,000 to the Burnet County wing of the meal-delivery program. The money comes from the VFW’s three-times-a-week bingo games. (more…)

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Bertram losing Meals on Wheels service because of federal funding cut

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — A vital service to homebound seniors in Bertram faces an uncertain future as a cut in federal funds has put an expiration date on the city’s Meals on Wheels route. (more…)

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