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Wed
07
Aug

Livestock judging begins Saturday

While the 125th Gillespie County Fair may still be two weeks away, livestock judging gets an early start this weekend at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.

Three livestock competitions are planned for the Show Barn, including the Meat Goat Futurity on Saturday and a Lamb Futurity along with the Gillespie County Race Day Classic Steer Show on Sunday.

Judging will take place in the Show Barn at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.

Award presentations are scheduled as part of each show.

In addition to the livestock judging this weekend, there will also be live pari-mutuel horse racing on both Saturday and Sunday as part of the Gillespie County Race Meet.

The horse racing and livestock shows are sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association.

(For more on the horse racing, refer to the separate article found elsewhere in this issue of the newspaper.

 

Meat Goat Futurity

Wed
07
Aug

Messina Hof to host final summer harvest

To end a summer of harvesting grapes, Messina Hof Wine Cellars will host the final Saturday harvest on Aug. 10.

Saturday’s festival is a first for the Fredericksburg location and the day will feature live music and a $10,000 donation made by Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo, owners of Messina Hof, to the Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts, Inc. (TCWCA).

A portion of the day’s ticket proceeds will be donated to the TCWCA. 

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Thu
01
Aug

Daily Update for Monday, August 5

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Wed
31
Jul

Top marksmen to compete at annual Schuetzenfest

Gillespie County’s top marksmen will gather Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3-4, for the 118th annual Gillespie County Schuetzenfest, hosted this year by the Hubertus Shooting Club at the Bear Creek range.

Shooters can sign up through Wednesday, July 31, at Stroeher and Olfers, Inc. Cost to sign up is $35.

When Fredericksburg was founded in the mid-1840s, inhabitants relied on sharpshooting skills to put food on their tables as well as to insure safety. And, while methods of providing sustenance and common welfare may have modernized over the years that followed, the commitment to expert marksmanship still lives on.

This 170-year-plus tradition is remembered with the scheduling of several events by six groups that make up the Gillespie County Schuetzenbund (Shooting Club). Those clubs are Bear Creek, Tivydale, Hubertus, Grapetown, Barons Creek and Scharfschuetzen. In addition to Bear Creek, the group’s shooting ranges are located at Grapetown and Tivydale.

Wed
31
Jul

Mision de Candelilla Fiesta fundraiser this Saturday

Fiesta 2013, the sixth annual fund-raiser for Fredericksburg-based Misión de Candelilla, will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Oak Hills Church and Event Center on Tivydale Road beginning with a silent auction at 6 p.m.

Honorary chairmen for the event will be long-time supporters Jim and Estela Avery, with special guest Carol Smith to be honored as one of the founders of the medical missions to Coahuila and Chihuahua in Mexico 27 years ago.

“We designed this event not just to raise funds, but especially to be fun for everyone who attends,” Sara Allerkamp, the organization’s associate director, said. “It’s a celebration of what we’ve been able to accomplish so far, and a promise of accomplishments to come.”

In its 27th year, Misión de Candelilla will conduct 10 missions to 10 different ejidos, or villages, each being visited several times, in the two northern Mexican states.

Wed
31
Jul

Bikers rally for deputy, family


EMOTIONAL APPRECIATION – Sheri Judd, center, wife of injured Gillespie County Chief Deputy Jim Judd, flanked by daughter Linda and son-in-law Mike Goy, thanks a crowd of about 50 riders at Saturday’s benefit motorcycle ride to help the family recover medical expenses after a June 25 auto accident. Jim Judd remains in a quadriplegic state from injuries sustained in the wreck, which also claimed the life of David Charles Meurer, 24, of Fredericksburg. Goy said riders and many others donated to help the Judd family cover medical expenses. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Ken Esten Cooke

Motorcycle riders and many others in autos rallied on Saturday to show support for injured Gillespie County Chief Deputy Jim Judd and his wife, Sheri.

About 50 motorcyclists, riding about 30 bikes, took part in a benefit ride on Saturday to help cover medical expenses after the deputy and his wife were severely injured in a June 25 wreck that claimed the life of the driver of the other auto involved. The chief deputy remains in a quadriplegic state and wife Sheri, wearing a neck brace, was scheduled for surgery on Tuesday.

“The fundraiser was very successful and it’s still bringing in donations, which will help with medical bills,” said Mike Goy, organizer and son-in-law to the Judds. “We are extremely thankful for all the support. This is an awesome community and the Lord really makes it a blessing to live here.”

Wed
31
Jul

Digitization program under way for WWII veteran interviews


TAPES with more than 4,000 interviews of World War II veterans are being digitized in museum archives.

By Austin Eck

In the front lobby of the George H.W Bush Gallery is a door that reads “Staff Only.” Those lucky enough to be granted access behind the door will climb a small staircase to the archives of the National Museum of the Pacific War.

This repository, called the Nimitz Education and Research Center (NERC), is the home of the archives collected for this museum. Like the museum, the NERC is state property under the Texas Historical Commission, and managed by the Admiral Nimitz Foundation.

The museum’s archive personnel began collecting oral histories 30 years ago — cassette tapes, VHS tapes, DVDs and even a couple of Betamax cassettes of interviews with World War II veterans.

In 2000, a group of volunteers were activated to gather as many interviews as quickly as possible. Today, an entire wall of filing cabinets are now filled with about 4,000 interviews.

Wed
31
Jul

4-Hers, adults honored at banquet


GOLD STAR AWARDS — Winning the highest awards given at the county level and presented at the 2013 Gillespie County 4-H Awards Banquet on Thursday night were Rachel Howell and Mattie Lastovica. Held at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau Event Center, the banquet honored 4-Hers and adult leaders for their successes and accomplishments during the past year. — Standard-Radio Post Photo

Recognition of the achievements and successes of local youth highlighted the 2013 Gillespie County 4-H Awards Banquet on Thursday night.

The program and catered barbecue dinner were held at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau Events Center.

Among the honors presented were the Gold Star Awards to Rachel Howell and Mattie Lastovica.

As part of the evening, the new 2013-2014 Gillespie County 4-H Council officers were installed including Mackenzie Spisak, president; Kasie Vestal, vice president; Baylie Vogel, secretary; Dylan Sione, reporter; Braden Bowers, parliamentarian, and Elaine Lochte and Mason DeLong, council delegates.

A slide presentation by Lochte was also given.

Serving as mistress of ceremonies was Mattie Lastovica, the current council president.

Wed
31
Jul

Food Pantry in new home

The Fredericksburg Food Pantry is now helping local families from its new facility at 701 Mustang Street.

A ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday with the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors marked the official opening of the 3,000-square-foot building.

“Thank you. We’re here,” said Tommy Moose, president of the board of directors of the Fredericksburg Food Pantry.

“But don’t forget us. We still need to feed the people of Gillespie County and we need to fill the shelves back up,” Moose said. “Don’t slow down.”

He added, “We need to thank the City of Fredericksburg and all of those who donated to help make this possible.”

“Fredericksburg and Gillespie County got behind us and we got this done.”

The Fredericksburg Food Pantry moved into its new home from North Llano Street the last week of June.

The 40x75-foot building “conforms to our needs,” Moose said.

Wed
31
Jul

First Friday Art Walk Friday

Eleven art galleries are planning special events for Friday, Aug. 2, as part of the First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg celebration.

In most cases, the galleries will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday.

Each of the participating galleries are located within the Historic Shopping District.

The galleries will be showcasing various artists and mediums through demonstrations, opening receptions and casual art talks.

Wines from Becker Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyards and Torre di Pietra will be served.

For more information, visit www.FFAWF.com.

Participating galleries include Agave Gallery, Artisans At Rocky Hill, Beckendorf Gallery, Cowboy Bronze, Fredericksburg Art Gallery, Fredericksburg Art Guild,  InSight Gallery, Larry Jackson Antiques, Art & Estate Services, RS Hanna Gallery, River Rustic Gallery and Whistle Pik Galleries.

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