The Bastrop Advertiser (Bastrop, Tex.), Vol. 155, No. 95, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 22, 2009 Page: 2 of 13
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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
news(a)b a strop advertiser,
com. To send informa-
tion to the chamber, e-mail
Thursday, Jan. 22
9 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. - Web
site workshop, "Is Your
Website Working for You?"
Three-hour sessions aim to
help people identify a tar-
get audience, rate their site
and optimize search engine
results. Free, but donations
are accepted. Seminars held
in the Chamber Board Room,;
WiFi is available for laptops.
Sign up with Lori at !ori@thec
call (512) 968-6065.
7 p.m. - Support Group
for lap-band, gastric bypass,
etc. at Argent Court Assisted
Living, 508 Old Austin Hwy. in
Bastrop. Call Brenda at (512)
Friday, Jan. 23
9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. -
Stargazing at the Roughs
for all ages. Join other night-
sky revelers for a chance to
marvel at the beauty of the
planets and be awed by our
Earth's place in the galaxy.
Program cancels for inclem-
ent weather. Call before 5
p.m. to confirm. Registration
not required. Free. Call
(512) 303-5073 or email
Jan. 23-24, 30-31
Fridays & Saturdays
7:30 p.m. - "Big Bad
Musical" plays at the
Bastrop Opera House, 711
Spring St. You be the judge
and decide the outcome as
the notorious Big Bad Wolf
goes on trial in a class-action
lawsuit. Fairy tale characters
have never been so fanciful
or fun! Call (512) 321-6283 or
Saturday, Jan. 24
4 p.m. - "A Simple Task,"
plays at the Bastrop Opera
House, 711 Spring St. A com-
edy of the absurd, performed
by Bastrop teens. Call (512)
321-6283 or visit www.bastro-
Saturdays & Sundays
"Down in the Dumps,"
at the Bastrop Opera House,
711 Spring St. Fun and music
as neighborhood kids try to
keep Pinks Junk Yard from
being closed by a new beau-
tification ordinance. Various
show times on both days, call
(512) 321-6283 or visit www.
Sunday, Jan. 25
3 p.m. - Bastrop Church
of New Beginnings invites
the public to the church
dedication for their new
building at 256 Green Valley
Dr. Rev. Charles Darnell from
Greenville, MS is the guest
speaker. Call 321-7729.
Monday, Jan. 26
7 p.m. - Meeting of the
Bastrop County Republican
Party at the First National
Bank in Elgin, 1312 Hwy 290.
Call Albert Ellison at 512-796-
Tuesday, Jan. 27
9 a.m. -1 p.m. & 2 p.m. - 5
p.m. - Blood Drive at Mina
Masonic Lodge, 601 Main St.
Must have photo ID and SSN.
Call (512) 308-1951.
Saturday, Jan. 31
6 p.m. - Annual Family
Crisis Center Dance at
KC Hall in La Grange. The
Triumphs will play and the
dance theme is "Where were
you when the ship went
down?" Come dressed as
someone shipwrecked. Social
hour & silent auction start at
6, Dinner at 7 and music at 8.
Tickets $35 per person. For
tickets or sponsorship infor-
mation, to donate an auc-
tion item or to volunteer, call
Charlotte at (512) 321-7760
or email charlottep@familycri
7 p.m. - Bastrop
Sportsman's Banquet at
Sacred Heart in Rockne. Call
Ashley at (512) 321-2508.
Monday, Feb. 2
noon - Meeting of the
Healing River Alliance at
the Wild Fire Coffee House
& Restaurant at Alum Creek.
Call Cy Labat at 970-3705
or visit http://health.groups.
Wednesday, Feb. 4
11:45 a.m. - Bastrop
Chamber of Commerce
monthly luncheon at
Center. Program: Beverly
Seffel of the Ronald McDonald
House. Caterer: Smithville
ui d to learn about grandma s qui ts
The Colorado Valley Quilt
Guild will meet Tuesday,
Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church in
The program will be
" Grandma Made ' S trang'
Quilts, Aunt Rosie Made the
Pretty Ones" presented by
Jackie Cantrell Asbill and
Kristi Asbill Grigsby.
Trudy McGlaun and
Rosie Ballard were sisters
who made very different
kinds of quilts that reflect
the personality and lifestyle
of each, and the program
will compare their efforts.
On Wednesday, Jan. 28
from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at
the Fayette County Library
meeting room, Asbill and
Grigsby will conduct a
Cuddle Quilt." This quilt-
as-you-go project uses basic
string piecing techniques.
The blocks are pieced on
a foundation and quilted in
Since this workshop calls
for precutting fabric and
batting, pre-registration is
required. Cost of the work-
shop is $20 for members and
$25 for non-members and
Bastrop County's Bank... Since 1889
489 Hwy 71 W
118 Hwy 21 W
1312 Hwy 290
1021 Main St
512-321 -2561 or 512-303-1003
A New Year
2009 is roaring down the tracks and the
Austin Steam Train will be roaring to
Bertram every Saturday for the months
of January and February. The Bertram
Flyer is a three-hour, round-trip excursion
that highlights the Central Texas
landscape.There is a new 2009 schedule! Visit
www.austinsteamtrain.org to find the best time for
you and your family to relive this nostalgic form
of transportation. Hop online, then hop aboard!
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includes the pattern. Call
Kay Marburger at (979) 968-
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Asbill and Grigsby are a
mother-daughter team who
started a pattern business
in 1992 for their founda-
tion pieced miniature quilt
patterns. They continue to
design and market their line
of "Easy-Does-It" patterns
Asbill has been quilting
since 1960 and began teach-
ing basic quilting courses in
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Publisher: Emmett McKinley
Editor: Cyndi Wright
Advertising: Debbie Denny, Penny Sharp
Assistant Editor: Terry Hagerty
Sports Editor: Michael Adams
Staff Writers: Jacqueline Davis
Contributing Writers: Ellen Moore, Ernest Simmons,
Donald Williams, Joan Russell, Donna Davis, Michal Hubbard
Contributing Photographers: Charles Bell, Michael Amador,
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71. $12 if RSVP by noon
Monday, Feb. 2, $15 for late
RSVP. Call 303-0558 or email
Monday, Feb. 9
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Wildlife
Educational program for land-
owners in Bastrop & Caldwell
counties who want to know
more about eligible practic-
es for wildlife tax valuation.
Registration at at 8:30 a.m.,
at the Dining Hall at LCRA's
McKinney Roughs Nature Park
(1884 Texas 71 West, Cedar
Creek, TX 78612, 1-800-776-
5272 X8041). Cost is $12 pay-
able by check or money order
at registration, and includes
all materials and lunch. RSVP
by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 by
contacting Meredith Longoria
with TPWD at (512) 332-7280
Saturday, Feb. 21
4:30 p.m. - 3-N-1
Volunteer Fire Department
holds its Fish Fry and Auction
at St. Mary's Church in String
Monday, March 9
7 a.m. - Goliad day trip
for seniors. $35 pays for
the bus and the guide. Bus
departs First National Bank
in Bastrop at 7. Tour requires
40 people by Feb. 18. Tour
includes Presidio La Bahia
and Mission Espirita Santo,
Presidio Museum, Our Lady
of Loreto Chapel, Fannin
Memorial Monument and
more. Free time for lunch
on your own in the square.
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1974. She has been active in
quilt guilds since the mid-
1970s and continues to be
involved in her local guild,
as does Grigsby.
Grigsby has been quilt-
ing since the mid-1970s and
has taught quilting and sold
her quilted items since the
1990s. She owned a quilt
store for five years in La
Grange and has recently
started a machine quilting
business. Both have received
numerous awards for their
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Debbie Denny or Penny Sharp in the advertising department.
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■ 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, North Lake Travis LOG, Cedar Park Citizen
and Leander Ledger. If you have any questions, call Ginny Pickering for
classified ads or Debbie Denny or Penny Sharp for display ads.
■ 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.
■ 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
■ 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.
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■ 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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