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Looking Ahead is provided
by the Bastrop Chamber of
Commerce. It is published
as space is available in The
Bastrop Advertiser as a
public service. To have an
event listed in the newspaper
only, call 321-2557 or e-mail
com. To send informa-
tion to the chamber, e-mail
Thursday, August 14
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The
Texas Leadership Institute
presents "Strategic Planning
for Cities, Counties &
Organizations" at the LCRA
Riverside Conference Center.
Discusses the benefits of stra-
tegic planning, tools and tech-
niques for developing a plan,
developing and using a stra-
tegic plan and more. Call at
(512) 303-0558 to register.
7 p.m. -8:30 p.m. - Bastrop
County Democratic Party
Meeting at the Aqua Water
Building in Bastrop. Call Mitzi
at (512) 581-1812 for more
Friday, August 15
10 a.m. - Ribbon Cutting
at The Bridal House &
Company, 1004 Main Street.
Call (979) 540-0645 for more
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Grand
Opening at The Bridal
House & Company, 1004
Main Street. They are a full
service bridal salon.
Saturday, August 16
7 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Light O'
the Moon Float Trip for adults
and children ages 7 and up.
$50 per person. Pre-registra-
tion required. Visit www.lcra.
org/parks or call (512) 303-
5073 for more info.
8:45 p.m. - Bastrop Movie
in the Park, "Willie Wonka
and the Chocolate Factory",
at Fisherman's Park, spon-
sored by the City of Bastrop
Public Works Department.
From 7-9 p.m, Ms. Poppy
the Clown will make balloon
animals for kids.Caricature
artists and face painting also.
Call (512) 321-3597 for more
11 a.m. - noon - "Safe
Kids/Safe Dogs" Program at
the Bastrop Public Library.
Topics include safety around
loose and strange dogs, safe-
ty with the dogs you know, dog
body language and other gen-
eral safety tips. Geared toward
young children, but anyone
can learn from it. Program
lasts about 30 minutes, and
then the children will be able to
meet and pet two of Bastrop's
Therapy Dogs. Speaker will
be Joycelyn Schedler, a certi-
fied canine training specialist
in the Bastrop area. Call (512)
308-0063 for more info.
Sunday, August 17
11:30 am - The Smithville
Ministerial Alliance will hold
a benefit BBQ Lunch with pro-
ceeds donated to Combined
Community Action/Meals on
Wheels. It will be held at the
Smithville Recreation Center
106 Royston. There will be
prizes and auction items to bid
on. A donation of $7 for adults
and $4 for children is appreci-
ated so that "No Senior Goes
Wednesday, Aug. 20
10 a.m. & 11 a.m.-
Children's art lessons at the
Smithville Recreation Center.
Lost Pines Artisans Alliance
will share knowledge and help
complete an original art proj-
ect. First session is for 5-8
year olds; second session is
for 9-12 year olds.
Thursday, August 21
11:45 - 1:15 p.m. -
Free "Smart Choices in
Retirement" seminar at
Baxters on Main. Learn 10
principles to help make your
money last with the goal of
providing a steady retirement
income. Seating limited. To
reserve a place, call (512)
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Open
House at the Bastrop
Chamber of Commerce's
newly expanded boardroom,
927 Main Street. Call 303-
0558 for more info.
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Happy
Hour at the R.A. Green
Mercantile, 1022 Main St.
Light snacks. Call (512) 321-
0202 for more info.
Call (512) 438-91
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Bastrop Power and Light, Time Warner Cable & Befco Engineering
Education Safety Course at
Bastrop County Courthouse.
Texas hunters born after
September 2, 1971, or those
planning to hunt out of state,
must successfully complete
this course. Teaches safe
firearm use. Minimum age is
nine. Course is in the Court-
At-Law room from 6-10 p.m.
Friday, and then from 8 a.m.-5
p.m. Saturday. Must attend
both dates and pass final
test for certification. Youth
ages nine-17 free. Adults
ages 18+ $15. RSVP by Aug.
21. Call Meredith Longoria
at (512) 332-7280 or email
due upon arrival.
Saturday, August 23
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
- Bastrop ISD's 4th Annual
Back-to-School BASH, a
event that presents an excel-
lent opportunity to provide
our students with the motiva-
tion and encouragement they
need to succeed in the class-
room. Call (512) 321-2292 for
6 p.m. - The Bastrop
County Emergency Food
Pantry's annual gala, Hula
in the Pines, will be at the
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines
Resort and Spa. The Gala
social hour begins at 6 p.m.,
dinner at 7 p.m., and dancing
with the Reunion Band starts
at 8:30. Advance tickets are
$75 each. For additional info.,
call Anna Ray or Tresha Silva
at (512) 303-0033.
Monday, August 25
7 p.m. - Meeting of the
Bastrop County Republican
Party at the First National
Bank in Smithville, 312 Main
St. Call Albert Ellison at (512)
796-4560 for more info.
Wednesday, Aug. 27
8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. - The
Texas Leadership Institute
Recruitment, Retention &
Incubation" at the LCRA
Riverside Conference Center.
Teaches how to design an
effective business retention
program, key factors in starting
a successful incubator, helpful
export assistance programs
and more. Call the Bastrop
Chamber at (512) 303-0558 to
register or for more info.
Thursday, August 28
noon - The Bastrop
Business & Professional
Women's monthly lun-
cheon in the Bastrop Public
Library meeting room. Lunch
is $10. RSVP by Aug. 26 to
Dolores at (512) 303-6347 or
Wednesday, Sept. 3
1:45 a.m. - Bastrop
Chamber of Commerce
Monthly Luncheon at
the Bastrop Opera House.
Program: Texas Workforce
Commission. Chamber net-
working from 11:15 a.m. to
11:45 a.m.. Sponsor: Curly
Pines Ranch. Caterer: Deli
Depot. $12 if RSVP by noon
Friday, Aug. 29; $15 for late or
no RSVP. Call 303-0558.
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Texas' Oldest Weekly Newspaper
Since March 1,1853
Semi-Weekly Since Sept. 5,1977
Devoted to the welfare of the people of Bastrop County.
Published 104 times a year on Thursdays and Saturdays by
Austin Community Newspapers, a division of Cox Newspapers, at:
The Bastrop Advertiser Phone:
908 Water St. (512)321-2557
P.O. Box 459 Fax:
Bastrop, Texas 78602 (512)321-1680
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (news)
or email@example.com (retail advertising)
Subscription rates: $52.00 per year or $37.44 per six months deliv-
ered in comity, $62.40 per year or $43.16 per six months delivered
out of county, and $74.88 per year delivered out of state (all are pay-
able in advance). Periodic postage paid at Bastrop, Texas 78602.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to:
The Bastmp Advertiser, P.O. Box 459,
Bastrop, Texas 78602-0459
Publisher: Emmett McKinley
Advertising: Debbie Denny
Assistant Editor: Terry Hagerty
Staff Writers: Jacqueline Davis
Contributing Writers: Ellen Moore, Ernest Simmons,
Donald Williams, Joan Russell, Donna Davis, Michal Hubbard
Contributing Photographers: Charles Bell, Michael Amador,
Karol Rice, M.D. DeHart
Office Manager: Shirley Gibbons
Classifieds, Subscriptions: Ginny Pickering
Production: Alicia Svetlik, Angel Rosa
The Bastrop Advertiser (USPS045-020)
Member: National Newspaper Association
Texas Press Association
South Texas Press. Association
Bastrop Chamber of Commerce
Texas Press Association winner:
1964,1981, 1983, 1985, 1986,
1987,1992, 1993, 1997, 1998,
2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006
Best of Cox winner: 2004
South Texas Press
1991,1992, 1994, 1997, 1998,
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002,
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Democrats to hold
The National Democratic
Convention is being held
in Denver, Colorado from
Aug. 25 - 29 and Bastrop
has two residents attend-
ing as National Delegates:
Clara Maynard and Dock
The public is welcome
to join them at Magnolia
Inn on Main Street on Aug.
14 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. as
friends and supporters give
them a send off and con-
tribute to their expenses for
The duo are responsi-
ble for their own expenses
for the convention and the
trip could cost as much as
$3,000 each with hotels, air-
fare, food, shuttles and inci-
The event will feature
refreshments in a relaxed
setting with entertainment
as the delegates prepare to
make their journey.
Contact Clara Maynard at
303-4088 or Dock Jackson
at 303-0950 for more details
on ways to make contribu-
tions or to assist with the
reception and fundraiser.
Do you have issues?
Write a letter to the editor!
Wk Bastrop Idocrnscr is seeking
The Bastrop Advertiser is seeking contributing writers
for interviewing and writing for the news and sports
departments of Texas' oldest weekly newspaper.
Assignments could include some night and/or weekend
Call or e-mail Assistant Editor Terry Hagerty at
(512) 321-2557 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
: (512) 321-1680
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available until 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.
■ Street: 908 Water St., Bastrop, Texas 78602-3834
■ Mailing: P.O. Box 459, Bastrop, Texas 78602-0459
HOW TO SUBMIT A NEWS OR SPORTS STORY:
■ The best way to get your news or sports item in the paper is to
submit the information in writing and delivered in person or sent by
mail, fax, disk (Microsoft Word format preferred) or e-mail. Typed and
double-spaced copy is preferred, or if you're using a computer, leave
some space between each line. Give us the basic information, and
try to be as concise as possible. Please leave a contact person and
daytime telephone number in case we need more information. There is
no charge for news or sports stories. Photos may also be submitted.
Color photos are preferred, but black and white photos are accepted.
Please, no Polaroid pictures. Photos need to be sent as separate JPEG
attachments. If you have any questions, call assistant editor Terry
Hagerty for news items.
■ News deadlines: Thursday issue, 3 p.m. Monday; and Saturday is-
sue, 3 p.m. Thursday. Early deadlines are announced prior to holidays.
■ The Bastrop Advertiser makes every effort to provide fair and
accurate information in its news articles, pictures and captions.
Should we make an error, please contact the news department.
It is our policy to correct significant errors of fact. Corrections are
generally placed on Page 2.
WEDDINGS. ENGAGEMENTS. ANNIVERSARIES. BIRTHS & OBITS:
■ Obituary announcements are published free of charge but are
subject to editing. Photos may also be submitted. Color photos are
preferred, but black and white photos are also accepted. Obituary
announcements are usually provided by the funeral home or
family. For questions, call assistant editor Terry Hagerty. Wedding,
anniversary, engagement and birth announcements are paid. Contact
Debbie Denny in the advertising department.
HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED OR DISPLAY AD:
■ The best way to place a classified or display ad is in person during
regular business hours or by telephone. You may also use the classified
ad form in the classified section, and you may also send ad copy by fax.
Rates and special offers for classified ads are listed in the classified ads
section of each issue. Media kits are available for advertisers, which also
include information about our other Austin-area newspapers, including
The Smithville Times, Westlake Picayune, Pflugerville Pflag, Round Rock
Leader, Lake Travis View and North Lake Travis LOG. If you have any
questions, call Ginny Pickering for classified ads or Debbie Denny for
■ Advertising deadlines: Thursday issue, 4:30 p.m. Friday for
display ads and classified ads; and Saturday issue, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday for display ads and classified ads. Early deadlines may
be announced prior to some holidays.
ADVERTISING ACCEPTABILITY: '
■ The Bastrop Advertiser reserves the right to reject or edit any
advertisement submitted for publication, in its sole discretion.
■ We will not knowingly accept any advertisement that we consider
potentially misleading, deceptive, offensive, discriminatory, that may
infringe the rights (including trademark and copyright) of any person
or entity, or that otherwise may be inappropriate for general circulation
publication. We will not knowingly accept, regardless of ad content, any
advertising for any product or service that itself may be unlawful, harmful,
or inappropriate for inclusion in a general circulation publication.
■ We do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of any published
advertisement, and urge readers to contact the advertiser directly if
they have any issue with either the content of the advertising or the
product or service advertised.
■ The Bastrop Advertiser is not responsible for errors or omissions
in advertisements, for failure to publish in a timely manner, or for any
damages caused thereby. The sole remedy for failure to publish in a timely
manner shall be refund of any monies actually paid by the advertiser for
the desired publication. The sole remedy for errors or omissions shall be
refund of monies actually paid by the advertiser for the space in which
the error or omission occurred, which may be less than the cost of the
entire advertisement. We reserve the right to correct or republish an
advertisement in lieu of any refund.
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE:
■ The rates are $52.00 per year or $37.44 per six
months in Bastrop County, $62.40 per year or $43.16
per six months outside Bastrop County or $74.88 per
year or $49.40 per six months outside Texas. All are
payable in advance by cash, check or money order or
credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover). Payment
can be made in person during regular business hours or sent by mail.
All county subscribers should receive their papers on Thursdays and
Saturdays. Copies of the newspaper are also on sale at locations
around the county. If you have any questions, call Ginny Pickering.
■ Back issues of The Bastrop Advertiser are kept for about a year and are
available at our office while supplies last. There are also bound copies of
certain years at our office and copies available on microfilm at the Bastrop
Public Library. If you are looking for a specific article or advertisement, you
are welcome to browse through our back issues during regular business
■ The Bastrop Advertiser is recyclable, and we encourage you to recycle
your newspaper when you are finished with it. The city of Bastrop has
curbside recycling (321-3941), and Recycling Options is located at 217
Pershing Blvd., around the corner from the former County Recycling
Station. For information, call 303-6665.
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