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Hammerfest Volunteers Mtg.

6:30pm / Blue Bird Cafe on Hwy 87 between La Vernia and Sutherland Springs

All volunteers for Hammerfest are encouraged to attend these meetings for important information. Another meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 20, also at 6:30 pm / Blue Bird Cafe on Hwy 87 between La Vernia and Sutherland Springs. Dinner is optional at your expense but we encourage you to buy something to show our appreciation to Blue Bird who allows us to meet in their clean dining room.

For more information call 830-253-2100 or or visit www.LaVerniaWildWestHammerfest.org.
Contact Person: Elaine Stephens
Guadalupe County Master Gardeners

7:00 pm / Justice Center, 211 Court Street

The meeting will start at 7:00 pm after a social function starting at 6:30. Join Master Gardener Specialists for a Round Table Discussion: Just-in-Time Gardening Refresher for Fall. Attendees will choose 3 small discussion groups to attend. Master Gardener specialists will lead each small group, discussing challenges, solutions, and successes in areas such as: plant propagation; growing herbs, vegetables, and native plants; efficient irrigation, composting; and tree care .For further information visit our website at www.guadalupecountymastergardeners.org or feel free to call us at 830-303-3889.

For more information call 830-303-3889 or visit www.guadalupecountymastergardeners.org.
Contact Person: AgriLife Staff
In-Depth Bible Study

7:00 - 8:00 pm / Verdi Community Center

In-depth Bible study on The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ.

For more information call 830-200-6678 or .
Contact Person: Armand or Gina Huizar
Master Gardener Monthly Meeting

7:00 pm / Justice Center, 211 Court Street

The meeting will start at 7:00 pm after a social function starting at 6:30. Join Master Gardener Specialists for a Round Table Discussion: Just-in-Time Gardening Refresher for Fall. Attendees will choose 3 small discussion groups to attend. Master Gardener specialists will lead each small group, discussing challenges, solutions, and successes in areas such as: plant propagation; growing herbs, vegetables, and native plants; efficient irrigation, composting; and tree care .For further information visit our website at www.guadalupecountymastergardeners.org or feel free to call us at 830-303-3889.

For more information call 830-303-3889 or visit www.guadalupecountymastergardeners.org.
Contact Person: AgriLife Staff
Alzafar Shriners "Pulling for Kids"

7:30am-6:00pm / United States

Have a blast shooting sporting clays for a great cause! The Alzafar Shriners will host the third annual “Pulling for Kids” Charity Clay Shoot at the world-renowned National Shooting Complex in San Antonio on Saturday, Aug. 23. All proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children, which provide treatment to children -- regardless of ability to pay -- with a variety of healthcare needs. The event, open to shooters of all skill levels, will award trophies for Best in Class. Participate as an individual or in a team of five people. This event will also feature a complimentary lunch, auctions and door prizes Up to 20 participants will win a shotgun. The fee is $175 per person or $875 per team of five. The National Shooting Complex is located at 5931 Roft Road in San Antonio, Texas 78253. Register at www.pulling4kids.org.

For more information call 210-348-8008 or or visit http://www.pulling4kids.org.
Contact Person: Robert Crowe
JK Memorial

6PM-Midnight / American Legion Hall #539, 14290 FM 1346

Dinner 6PM-7PM Dinner & Dance Dance 7PM-Midnight (2) Drink Tickets $40.00 Per Adult $10.00 (13-18) $5.00 (under 13) Check out our Facebook page JK Memorial

For more information call 830-391-4922 or .
Contact Person: Jonett Story
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Police investigate multi-vehicle crash

Charges are pending following an Aug. 7 multi-vehicle crash that snarled traffic on U.S 87 here. Full Story »

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An old BBC children’s radio show opened with these lines, “Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.” Full Story »

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Loyce McCarter, who pens the column for the La Vernia United Methodist Church, which can be found on page 7A, has consumed a vegetarian diet for 30 years. The health minister with Hallelujah Acres -- which promotes a healthy lifestyle based on Genesis 1:29 and a vegetarian diet -- has consumed a strictly vegan diet, nothing animal and mostly raw, for the past five years. Full Story »

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