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MIXED ADC 750 1399 05-28-20 22P 6S SMALL TOWN NEWSPAPERS "*C005 217 W COTA ST 4373*" SNELTON WA 98584-2263 'll"l'l'lNIlal'"lllm'lllIMIIl'l"""ll'l""h'lO,IIHj Wednesday May 9, 2018 Vol. 145 No. 26 2 sections, 20 pages 'Thank a veteran or emergency first responder o every day!' I 16 of 17 Burnet propositions approved By Lew K. Cohn Glynis Crawford Smith and Alexandria Randolph Burnet BuRetin Bertram City Councilman Adam Warden will become the next mayor of Bertram, while Jane Scheidler joins Kim Klose on the City Council in final but unofficial results from the Saturday, May 5, election. In Bumet, voters approved 16 of 17 proposed City Charter amendments on the ballot, most by a very healthy margin. And in Granite Shoals, newcomers will take all three spots on the Granite Shoals City Council. Bertram Warden, who did not seek re-election to his City Council seat, took a 19-10 lead in absentee and early voting and then coasted to victory on Election Day, winning by a 92-30 margin over Danielle Armknecht. Incumbent mayor Cynthia Shell Anderson did not seek re-election, but instead ran for Warden's City Council seat against Scheidler. With Klose seeking re-election, voters had to select two of the three council candidates. In the City Council election, Scheidler jumped out to the lead in early and absentee voting with 23 votes to 12 for Klose and 5 for Anderson. On Election Day, Klose overtook Scheidler on Election Day to finish with 75 votes to Scheidler's 73, while Anderson finished third with 29 votes. On Wednesday, May 2, Warden held a forum called "Ask Adam" at the Globe Theatre in Bertram where he answered questions from an audience in a final attempt to reach out to voters. Asked about how the city plans to supply water to all new homes in the city's incoming subdivisons, Warden said, "We get our water from the Felps ranch and pipe it 13 miles. We're looking at another way to get our water from the same place [|0CtiOII see Page 12A Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin Ruby White, left, and Jessica Thompson place the slices of brisket in the tray to deliver to the judges at the end of the third annual State of Texas High School BBQ Cook Off at Burnet High School. White and Thompson competed on the BHS team, Backyard BBQ, along with fellow students Chris Anderson and Christian Clark, not pictured. LI , BRIDGES Contributed/Rachel Bryson The old iron bridges over North Fork and Russell Fork will be the site of historical marker dedications this Saturday, May 12. The bridges were built more than 100 years ago with proceeds from bond sales approved by county reSidents. Joppa, Russell Fork marker dedication Saturday By Savanna Gregg Burnet Bulletin A years-long dream will finally come to fruition for the community of Joppa and the whole of Burnet County on Saturday, May 12. The Russell Fork and North Fork bridges in Joppa will receive their well-deserved Texas Historical Registry recognition at two dedication ceremonies which will be held at the bridges' locations. The North Fork Bridge, also known as the Joppa Bridge, was built in 1907 and is located at the intersection of County Roads 210, 272, and 200. The Russell Fork Bridge, built in 1911, is located two miles south of the Joppa church on County Road 272. After the construction of the railroad in the area, the demand for certain goods grew, and the two bridges were built to provide inhabitants with a safe, efficient path to their destinations after inconveniences like flooded low- water crossings in inclement weather. The bridges were also used to the advantage of commerce, economic development, and transportation to schools and churches, but these purposes were not the only ones served by the iron structures. In her booklet "North of Joppa, Volume One," third- generation Joppa resident Rachel Bryson says that as time passed, "the bridges and the water that ran beneath it allowed people to enjoy the tranquility, friendships, romances, and just plain fun that the bridges provided." Today, Bumet County's Iron Bridges are accompanied by modem bridges, but not overshadowed. Visitors and residents alike are still able to Brlllgos see Page 12A O O By Savanna Gregg Burnet Bulletin Bull riders and barrel racers, cowboys and cowgirls, and rodeo fans of al]l ages will once : again take the portunity ~o come to~ether for the good of their sport at the 52nd annual Burnet County Rodeo this Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12. Always a family oriented weekend, the Burnet County Rodeo will feature a variety of enjoyable events, including the much loved kids' calf scramble, shoe scramble, and two heats of mutton bustin' and entertainment from the humorous, hardworking rodeo clowns. "We wan( everyone to have fun," said BCRA Vice President Brent Nichols. "They're not just coming to see a rodeo, but to see a production that we can all enjoy." Another favorite among rodeo fans is the Rodeo Queen contest, of which Nichols stressed the importance. "The Rodeo Queens is one of the traditional parts of the rodeo," Nichols said. "You have to have your Rodeo Queen. It's a pageant, but it's a pageant on horseback where you prove your skills and knowledge of horses." The contestants will be introduced on Friday night, while the 2018 Bumet County Rodeo Queen will be crowned during the event on Saturday night. In addition to the rodeo festivities, live music will be provided by Fast Movin' Train on Friday night and Kenny Orts & No Chance on' Saturday. Though the rodeo begins on Friday, the II0dO0 see Page 12A By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Burnet Bulletin Early voting in the May 22 joint primary runoff election will begin Monday, May 14, and end Friday, May 18, in both Bumet and Llano counties. Polls also will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, on Election Day at various polling locations in both counties Burnet County There are three contested races on the Republican side of the ballot in Burner County, Ilii![1! !!IIU!!U!IIII 8 5 while there are two contested races on the Democrat side. Damon Beierle and Tom Stephens will face off against each other in the GOP runoff for Bumet County Precinct 2 Commissioner as they each seek to succeed incumbent Precinct 2 Commissioner Russell Graeter, who did not seek re-election. The two men were the top votegetters in the March primary. The winner between Beierle and Stephens will be elected commissioner as there is not a Democratic candidate on the November general election ballot. Jane Marie Hurst and Jeff Sellers are the two remaining candidateS in a very heated GOP runoff for Burner County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace. Incumbent Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Peggy Shell Simon did not seek re-election. The winner between Hurst and Sellers will be elected commissioner as there is not a Democratic candidate on the November general election ballot. The Third Court of Appeals Place 6 race features GOP candidates Michael "Mike" Toth and Donna Davidson, who were the top two Week ended May 6: 2.10 inches Month to Date: 2.10 inches YTD" 7.17 inches Eny--w-e-a{i e-r - co a i ogs- occurring after 8 a.m. Sunday will be reported the following Burnet County 4-H hits the mark week. HamS urce:iltonHUghcreekMCC YDrive at archery tournament Sit0 Illlgil loll votegetters in a five-candidate primary. The winner faces Democrat Gisela Triana in the November general election. One Democratic race in Bumet County features a runoff between Julie Oliver and Chris Perri for the right to square off against incumbent District 25 U.S. Rip. Roger Williams, R-Austin, in the November general election. Oliver and Perri emerged from a field of five challengers in the March prunary. The other Democratic. race is for governor and the runoff pits former Dallas County Sheriff nUll0[[ see Page 12A Wayne Craig/Clear Memories lan Carter will compete at the state track meet Saturday.