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MEMORIAL DAY: Burnet’s Patrick Goble gave all in Vietnam

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Despite the unpopularity of the Vietnam War among some people during the late 1960s, Burnet teenager Patrick Michael Goble didn’t see it that way. While he might not have fully understood the things that led to the war, he knew the importance of service to his country. (more…)

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Boaters enjoy Lake LBJ on a holiday weekend. Photo courtesy of Keith Bedard/Down to Earth Aerial Photography

Residents brace for Memorial Day weekend boaters, possible storms

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —  As the recent rains feed area lake levels, officials anticipate a busy Memorial Day weekend May 22-25 and warn about the potential for severe weather. (more…)

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Meadowlakes honoring military with annual Memorial Day picnic

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MEADOWLAKES — To the Meadowlakes Property Owners Association, Memorial Day is incomplete without its annual picnic. That event is 5 p.m. May 25 at the Meadowlakes Lakeside Park Pavilion — no matter what kind weather the area is experiencing. The event will be catered by Kingsland’s Spyke’s Bar-B-Que. The event […]

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MEMORIAL DAY: Burnet’s ‘Stubby’ Baker received Purple Heart

MEMORIAL DAY: Burnet’s ‘Stubby’ Baker received Purple Heart

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — In 1942, the country was in the middle of a war on two fronts against the Japanese in the Pacific and the Germans in Europe. Joining the military in 1942 pretty much guaranteed you a trip to either area — and one’s safety was not guaranteed. (more…)

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MEMORIAL DAY: Green Beret Ronald Fike died by side of wounded soldier

MEMORIAL DAY: Green Beret Ronald Fike died by side of wounded soldier

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — They were the men who took on the most challenging and dangerous operations: the U.S. Army Special Forces, also known as the Green Berets. (more…)

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MEMORIAL DAY: Michael Bird came from 'long line of warriors'

MEMORIAL DAY: Michael Bird came from ‘long line of warriors’

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Michael DeVerne Bird epitomized the role of “big brother.” As the oldest of six, Bird had a lot of eyes on him. “He loved fast cars and beautiful girls, but not always in that order,” said his brother Kelly Bird, who fell third in line as the children […]

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Carry the Load
WHEN: May 24
WHERE: Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 CR 114 in Burnet
TO REGISTER: Go to carrytheload.org

An ocean away, Irish town reinforces Memorial Day message

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — While Kinsale, Ireland, and Burnet are thousands of miles and an ocean apart, they are linked by one thing: remembering those who died in the service of the United States. (more…)

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Carry the Load for true meaning of Memorial Day

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The significance of Memorial Day often gets lost among the sales and barbecues. While it’s OK to have fun and enjoy the day, some people believe the reason for the holiday has become trivialized to the point many Americans simply see it as the kick-off to summer. (more…)

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Carry the Load on Memorial Day weekend is a walk to remember, honor veterans

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Ashley Kamrath remembered the moment during last year’s Carry the Load at Reveille Peak Ranch when the meaning of the event really struck her. She and her fellow walkers watched a big, strapping Marine shouldering a full pack pass them by a couple of times. But as the […]

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Balloon release in Buchanan Dam brings Memorial Day message to the skies

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF KINGSLAND — World War II Veteran and ex-prisoner of war Donald James Huisenga, 89, said hard work on a farm as a youngster prepared him for survival in a German prison camp. (more…)

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Carry the Load 20.13 at Reveille Peak Ranch goes the distance for those who serve

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Former Burnet County Commissioner James Holbrook understands the reason for Memorial Day on a personal level. So when Reveille Peak Ranch owner Vol Montgomery shared the idea of Carry the Load 20.13 with Holbrook, the former commissioner kept his opinion simple. (more…)

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Carry the Load event in Burnet shows true meaning of Memorial Day

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — For almost 10 months a sense of loneliness hung over Kim Kelsall following her brother’s death on Aug. 6, 2011. But as she trekked along during the first ever “Carry the Load” event on Memorial Day of 2012, her brother Jonas Kelsall came back to life through the […]

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