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PaueM Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Burnet Bulletin Burnet, Texas Bertram Ente rise activities, Y and fundraiser to highlight February Bertram's Joann Cole Mitte Memorial Library will be a busy place next month. From Feb. 1-5, the library will have a "bag" sale. Fill a bag with outdated books, maga- zines and videos for only $2. Such a deal! On Feb. 13, from 5:30-10 p.m., the library will hold another of its popular Parents Night Out Programs. For only $10 per child (aged 18 months and older,) the Friends of the Library will provide games, movies and snacks in a safe environment. Parents may drop off their child(ren) and enjoy a "date night" with their spouses, dinner with friends or shopping without the worry. The library has provided this service several times recently, and it has been wildly popular. However, space is limited, so those inter- Marcie Masterson Out and About In Bertram or, family lifetime, $150. Donkey Day Bertram's annual Donkey Day is just around the corner on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bertram Elementary School pavilion. This ceremony is Bertram's wacky alternative to Groundhog Day. Nearly 10 years ago, the Bertram Chamber of Commerce and ested in participating on Feb. 13 are asked to call the library the City of Bertram decided at 512-355-2113 to reserve a that a northern mammal could spot. hardly be expected to forecast results in action. The library's StoryTime Central Texas' arrival of Many of our readers for toddlers continues each spring. So, a very smart local already know how the donkey Thursday at 10:30 a.m. This animal was chosen to do the makes his/her predictions, but free program features movies, honors. Used each year to per- the rest of you can find out on Feb. 2. a book reading and crafts, form the honors is a prize-win- The annual dues for ning miniature donkey from Friends of the Library mem- the Frontier Legends Oatmeal berships should be paid in Stable, owned by the Oertli February. For those who can, family. stop by the library to settle up Usually, the donkey is or, mail a check to: Joann Cole Mitte Memorial Library, 170 N. Gabriel, Bertram, TX 78605. The Friends ask that check writers include their name, address, phone and e- mail for the membership directory and to select from following available member- either "Starfire" or "Pawnee" and both make predictions considerably more accurate than Punxsutawney Phil, whose track record is around 50 percent. Bertram's celebra- tory donkey can actually pre- dict, with 73 percent accuracy, when spring will arrive in the local area. So, for all those ready for spring (and, hope- fully, no more winter), come to the ceremony to see the ships: individual membership, for $5; family membership, $10; business membership, $25; individual lifetime, $100; CONTRIBUTED I Am Uniquely Here are Bertram Elementary School's participants in the Elementary School on Jan. 12 and Jan. 14. Read up in University Interscholastic League meet at Packsaddle next week's Burnet Bulletin for pictures of the winners, Barbecue fundraiser Randy Selby is the spouse of one of the Bertram Nursing and Rehab Center's employ- ees. He needs a liver trans- plant, so the BNR staff, along with Darrell Brizendine, will host a barbecue plate fund- raiser for him on Friday, Jan. 29, in the BNR Outdoor Patio from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Plates, with drinks and all the fixings, will be sold for $7 apiece. All proceeds will bene- fit Selby as he faces a moun- tain of medical expenses asso- ciated with the cost of trans- plant. Proven Leadership! ,Integrity ,Experienced Conservative Republican Bertram Nursing Home is Bertram's Ministry located at 540 Hwy 29 East in Alliance will hold its annual Bertram. For more informa- fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 19, tion, ca11512-355-2116,at the Bertram Elementary Tony's update School cafeteria. This year, The owners of Tony's said the event will feature a soup they are thankful their loyal supper along with a silent auc- customers for their continued tion. Food will be served start- support. There are vendor ing at 5 p.m., while the silent spots still available at their auction will last from 5-6:30 location at 200 County. Road p.m. 258. In addition to barbecue of The Ministry Alliance all sorts, Tony's also has fire- helps needy families in the wood, deer blinds and picnic Bertram area with their water tables for sale. bills. Their funding comes Ministry Alliance from fundraisers and dona- p "!} : ~, tions. Anyone who has quality auction items to donate is asked to contact the following churches:Bertram First Baptist (512-355-2167,) Bertram First united Methodist (512-355-3210) or Cumberland Presbyterian Church (512-355-2182). That's all the news for this week. Email marcimaster- with informa- tion for this column. The dead- line is always on Saturday. CONTRIBUTED StoryTime at the Joann Cole Mitte Memorial Library entertains toddlers with the reading of a story, viewing of a short movie and then undertaking of a related craft project. These partici- pants learned about trains last Thursday, Jan. 21. The free program is held each Thursday, starting at 10:30 a.m. in the children's sec- tion of the library. 22 year career as a Texas State 6 year career as Bumet County Justice of the Peace Criminal Justice Degree Proficient in courtroom procedures Recipient of Wallace Riddell "Excellence in Law Enforcement" award Early Voting February 16th-26th, 2016 ~' Citizens for Calvin Boyd for Sheriff CALVIN ) COUNTY ~, Pal, A(Iv, Citizens for Calvin B0yQ for Sheriff, Jim Lott, ~eesurer, 111 CR 127A, Ktngsland, TX 78639, CONTRIBUTED Students in Mrs. Taylor's science class at learned about fossils from group leader, Bertram Elementary School recently Denton Taylor, a Texas A&M University enjoyed a field trip on Jan. 13, when they geology student. Bi RNi T CQU)NY' REPU L|CAN! CLU Meet the Local Candidates Night commissioners, Constables, JP and Sheriff races Thursday, February 4, 2016 Burnet Community Center, Burnet 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by 6th Annl d BURNET COUNTY REPUBLICAN CLUB BUIL'TBT featuring AUCTION to benefit Burnet County Republican Women