The Bastrop Advertiser (Bastrop, Tex.), Vol. 156, No. 24, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 23, 2009 Page: 2 of 12
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Bastrop High School student Chance Stobaugh, right, receives a check from Rachel Brewer with Greater Texas
Federal Credit Union,
Seniors from Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville
high schools were awarded their B.E.S.T. schol-
arship checks from Greater TEXAS Federal
Credit Union on Wednesday, May 13.
The scholarship recipients received $500
each. The winning students were Chance
Stobaugh, BHS; Maria Arreola, EHS; and
Allison Moffatt, SHS.
Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville seniors sub-
mitted applications at last year's 2008 B.E.S.T.
(Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville, Texas) College
Night, underwritten and sponsored by GTFCU,
and the winners were chosen through a panel of
credit union representatives.
Blood drive on May 26
A blood drive will be held Tuesday, May
26 at the Bastrop Mina Masonic Lodge, 601
Main Street, to help bolster blood supplies
for the Blood Center of Central Texas.
The blood drive is open to the public
and the hours are 1-7 p.m. Everyone who
donates or attempts to donate will be eli-
gible to win a $1,000 Simon Mall gift card.
Bastrop donors will also be entered to win
a gift certificate for a complete oil change as
well as full tire balance and rotation.
Fifty-three donors participated in the
Tuesday, March 24 blood drive. In order
to serve the patients of Central Texas, the
Blood Center needs to collect over 250 units
per day from its five blood centers and mo-
bile blood drives.
"In 2008, the community of Bastrop was
awarded second place in the category of
Community Blood Drive," says Don Calvert
and Bill Taylor, blood drive coordinators.
"Lets continue the good work and move
Bastrop into first place this year while giv-
ing the most precious gift one can give - the
gift of life."
Top four reasons to donate at the up-
coming Bastrop Community blood drive:
■ In only 45 minutes of donation time, you
can save two lives.
■ You receive a mini physical.
■ Free cookies and juice after each dona-
■ Legitimate reason for not doing heavy
work that day.
Basic requirements for donating are:
be at least 17 years old, weigh at least
110 pounds and be in general good health.
Please bring a photo ID and know your so-
cial security number.
To make an appointment, con-
tact Don Calvert at (512) 321-5557/
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Bill Taylor at (512) 308-1951/e-mail:
email@example.com. You can also
make an appointment online at www.in-
yourhands.org, click "Blood Drives & Ap-
pointments and enter sponsor code: Bas-
trop. Walk-ins are always welcome.
A< i:M honors De Leon
Billy Guillenno De Leon
of Bastrop has been honored
by his academic department
as an Alumni Ambassador
at Texas A&M University-
The department of mass
media, communication and
theatre has awarded the
honor to De Leon, who has
had more than 30 of his
plays produced in Texas and
He and 23 graduates were
honored recently at a recep-
tion and luncheon on cam-
While at A&M-Commerce
pursuing a master of arts
Due to misinformation supplied
to the Advertiser, two local youth
were identified as participants but
actually placed at the Star of Texas
Fair and Rodeo. Those were Hillari
Raemsch - 6th place goat and Holly
Raemsch — 10th place goat.
degree in theatre, De Leon
founded Cricket City Improv
and has performed in sketch
comedy with Dallas' Pavlov
Dogs and College Station's
Fie is a member of the
Latino Comedy Project, an
award-winning sketch com-
edy ensemble sponsored by
Texas' premier bilingual the-
atre company - TEATRO
Humanidad. De Leon has
performed in Seattle, Los
Angeles, San Francisco,
Chicago, and Vancouver,
Fie and his wife, Leona
De Leon, who designs
lights, sound, and video for
the Latino Comedy Project,
have a daughter, Zoe.
Fit Club Boot Camp
classes are here!
If you don't wanna sweat... then stay on the couch!
Starting June 2 for 6 weeks on Tues 8C Thurs 6:30 pm
$129 for 2 folks at Fisherman's Park-Bastrop
Lost Piines F tness is
Adding more classes starting June 2 - seven weekly classes available!
Tues/Thurs @9m-Cardio Fitness Camp (cardio fitness class!)
Located at Smithville Rec Center, childcare available for all AM classes
Jennifer Bezner (512) @80-4665
win in celebration
On May 15-16, the Elgin
Juneteenth Organization, in
cooperation with the City
of Elgin, presented the Miss
Juneteenth Phenomenal Queen
of Queens Pageant at Elgin
Three sisters from Bastrop
participated in the pageant
Hailey, Mariah and Ravyn
Meeks. Thirty-eight young
ladies between the ages of 6
and 18 years old from Elgin
and surrounding cities were
contestants. Contestants were
judged on oral presentation,
talent, an essay and evening
Hailey Meeks was crowned
Elgin Little Miss Juneteenth in
the 10-13-year-old category,
and Ravyn Meeks was second
runner-up in the Elgin Little
Miss Princess category for 6-9
The three sisters who par-
ticipated are the daughters of
Joseph and Shana Meeks of
Bastrop resident Hailey Meeks, center, was crowned Elgin Little
Miss Juneteenth last weekend. She is pictured herewith Destiny
Jones, left, and Bernacia Bryant,
Marian Meeks, 10, participated in the Miss Juneteenth
Phenomenal Queen of Queens Pageant at Elgin Middle
Ravyn Meeks, 9, was second runner-up in the
Elgin I ttle Miss Princess category.
PUBLIC NOTICE OF
VACANCIES ON CITY BOARDS
The City of Bastrop will be accepting applications for the
following City boards:
Bastrop Economic Development Corporation
Planning & Zoning
Historic Landmark Commission
Construction Standards Board
Board of Adjustment
Main Street Advisory
All interested citizens should contact Teresa Valdez, City Secretary at 321-4520 or
303-7305 for further information. An application to serve is required and may be
obtained in the City Secretary's office, Bastrop City Hall, 904 Main Street between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Individuals serving on
all boards except the Construction Standards Board must be residents of the City
of Bastrop. If you have previously applied please contact the City Secretary and
complete a new application.
Applications will be accepted through May 29, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.
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Publisher: Emrnett McKinley, ext. 10
Editor: Cyndi Wright, ext. 16
Advertising: Debbie Denny, ext. 15
Martha Chabot, ext. 20
Assistant Editor: Terry Hagerty, ext. 22
Sports Editor: Michael Adams, ext. 19
Staff Writer: Jackie Davis, ext. 21
Office Manager: Shirley Gibbons, ext. 10
Ginny Pickering, ext. 11
Production: Alicia Svetlik
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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 accu-
racy 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
ihe cost of the entire advertisement. We reserve the right to cor-
rect or republish an advertisement in lieu of any refund.
RECYCLING: The Bastrop Advertiser isrecyclable, 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 21 7 Pershing Blvd., around the corner from the former
County Recycling Station. For information, call 303-6665.
Advertising Deadlines for Thursday:
4:30 p.m. Fridays for the following Thursday
Advertising Deadlines for Saturday:
4:30 p.m. Wednesdays for the following Saturday
Deadlines subject to change for designated holidays
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and delivered in person or sent by mail. Be as concise as possible. Please include
a contact name and telephone number. Photos may be submitted by email or in
person. If you have any questions, call editor Cyndi Wright or assistant editor Terry
Hagerty for news items or sports editor Michael Adams for sports items.
CORRECTIONS: The Bastrop Advertiser makes every effort to provide fair and accu-
rate information. Should we make an error, please contact the news department
It is our policy to correct significant errors of fact.
OBITUARIES: Obituary announcements are published free of charge but are sub-
ject to editing (for "as is" obituary announcements, contact the ads department)
Photos may also be submitted. Obituary announcements are usually provided by
the funeral home or family. For questions, call editor Cyndi Wright or assistant editor
WEDDINGS, ENGAGEMENTS, ANNIVERSARIES, AND BIRTHS: Wedding, anniversary,
engagement and birth announcements are paid and have a set format. Contact
Ginny Pickering in the classifieds department for rates.
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. If you have any questions, call
Ginny Pickering for classified ads or Debbie Denny or Martha Chabot for retail ads.
BACK ISSUES: 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 hours.
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