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Wed
08
Oct

Ebola dangers low, but hospital takes steps


Connie Falk, RN; Rick Rogers, RN, and Nurse Educator Gina Enderlin, RN, take a moment in the emergency room to review Hill Country Memorial’s Ebola preparedness information for staff and patients. — Submitted photo

By Lindsey Bertrand —

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sept. 30 confirmed the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas from Liberia.

“Although the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is very low, it is important for Hill Country Memorial to remain vigilant and be as prepared as possible to protect our communities,” said Kelly DiCuffa, Hill Country Memorial Public Information Officer.

Ebola is a virus that is spread through direct contact with the blood or body fluids, including but not limited to saliva, sweat, feces and vomit, of an infected person. A person must come into contact with the virus directly through an open cut, broken skin or mucous membranes like the nose or mouth.

Wed
08
Oct

Oktoberfest Dosey Doe


Dressed as a German beer maiden, Hannah Ramos of Houston and her husband, Raul, learn to dance the “Cotton-Eyed Joe” at Saturday’s Oktoberfest activities. The three-day German-flavored party — the biggest event of Fredericksburg’s activity-laden calendar — drew huge crowds to the city’s Marktplatz and featured bands, schnitzel and sausage and plenty of beer. See more photos on page D1 of the Oct. 8, 2014 edition. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
Wed
08
Oct

5th annual Kraut Run races into town


Five-year-old Golden Retriever Duke beats Joe Hannon of Fredericksburg at the finish of the 5th Annual Fredericksburg Kraut Run 8K race. Hannon and Duke finished with a time of 42:51. The two have raced in every Kraut Run so far. The race, sponsored by the Fredericksburg Morning Rotary, raised funds to support local literacy programs. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
Wed
08
Oct

West End Pizza hosts fundraiser for Wounded Warriors program


Hal, Will and Janet Degenhardt celebrate the Wounded Warriors at Nebo fundraiser with Ms. Texas, Rachel Fikes. – Photo by Lindy Segall

“Pizza for a Purpose” was the theme of a Sept. 27 event, organized to honor and support the Wounded Warriors at Nebo (WWAN) program. 

West End Pizza Company owners, Janet and Hal Degenhardt, hosted the fundraiser in their sunlit patio where over 100 patrons enjoyed pizza and pasta by donation, along with entertainment provided by country artist Aaron Kothmann.

All proceeds were directed to the WWAN program, dedicated to bringing wounded veterans and their families to the Texas Hill Country for healing retreats.

Wed
08
Oct

Stonewall VFD sets fish fry Saturday

Fried fish with all the trimmings will be served by the Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce grounds.

Serving begins at 5 p.m. at the 34th Annual Fall Fish Fry.

Cost is by donation.

The menu includes fried fish, French fries, sweet rice, beans, cole slaw, all the trimmings and a dessert.

There will also be a prize drawing, live auction and music.

The prize drawing will be held throughout the evening, and the live auction will begin around 7 p.m.

The grand prize is a $1,500 VISA gift card.

Other prizes include overnight stays, fishing trips, wine tours and tastings, guns, furniture, gift cards, gift baskets and more.

Tickets for the prize drawing are $5 each or six for $20, and are available in advance from any SVFD member. Tickets will also be sold the night of the fish fry.

Wed
08
Oct

Animals to be blessed Sunday at St. Barnabas

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church will host an event in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.

The church will bless animals during the event at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12 in the courtyard at the church located at 601 W. Creek St. 

All animals are welcome, but they need to be on a leash or in a cage.

Pictures of each animal being blessed will be taken and will be available for pick up (at no cost) in the Parish Hall the following Thursday.

For more information, call the Rev. Jan McGrath at 830-997-7690. 

Wed
08
Oct

St. Mary’s to host Alumni Tailgate Party Saturday

St. Mary’s Catholic School is hosting an Alumni Tailgate Party from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the St. Mary’s Holy Family Center.

The party will be prior to the Apaches’ homecoming football game against the St. Anthony Saints.

Alumni, parents of St. Mary’s students and friends of St. Mary’s are all invited to the event. Officials encourage alumni — whether high school or eighth grade — to invite classmates to join them.

The event will feature appetizers and heavy hors d’oeuvres, as well as beer, wine and tea.

At 4:45 p.m., there will be special recognition given to the St. Mary’s School Benefactors at the event. The benefactors have been longtime financial supporters of various SMS programs.

Besides recognizing the benefactors, former St. Mary’s Coach A.J. Loth will be there to tell about the history of St. Mary’s football. Previous St. Mary’s homecoming queens will be at the event along with the cheerleaders.

Wed
01
Oct

Voter registration deadline is Monday ahead of Nov. 4 ballot

Deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election is Monday, Oct. 6, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s office.

Early voting will be held Oct. 20-31. A photo ID is currently required for voting in person.

Persons wishing to register to vote may do so at the Gillespie County Clerk’s office. Persons also may download voter registration forms at www.votetexas.gov, though potential voters are advised it may take up to 30 days to register through state channels.

Eligibility

Persons are eligible to register to vote if they are a U.S. citizen, a resident of the county where the application is submitted, at least 18 years old on election day, not a convicted felon and have not been declared mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

A Voter Unique Identifier (VUID) may be obtained in any Department of Public Safety office.

Wed
01
Oct

Gillespie County residents to join National Night Out

Residents of Gillespie County will have a chance to show their solidarity against crime on Tuesday, Oct. 7, during National Night Out.

National Night Out is a program designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for local anticrime programs, strengthen the relationship between police and the community and show criminals neighborhoods are organized against crime.

On Tuesday evening, several communities around Gillespie County will be getting together to meet their neighbors and learn about safety. 

In addition to fire departments hosting open houses, apartment complexes will partake in the event.

National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. Last year over 37.8 million people in 16,462 communities across all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide took part in the event.

Wed
01
Oct

Oktoberfest to open taps at Marktplatz

Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg will once again feature three days of singing, toasting and dancing, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 3-5.

Sponsored by the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, the 34th Oktoberfest takes place on Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg.

Oktoberfest hours are from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, from 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is $7 for adults, $1 for children 7-12, and free for children under six.

Two-day passes are $12, and three-day passes are $16.

Advance ticket sales are available on the website at www.oktoberfestinfbg.com.

Oktoberfest continues to grow and more seating has been added in the Strassen Zelt (Street Tent), located on Adams Street.

This area will include a souvenir booth, photo booth, German beer, bands, a domino tournament and more.

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