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City-Wide Fall Clean up scheduled

The City of Hearne will be holding the fall clean up in the City on Wednesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 14. Large bulky items can place on curbside on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 until

 7:00 am Wednesday, Nov. 13. All large Piles will be recorded by date and time of pickup at each address, any pile that shows up after that will be treated as illegal dumping and violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Basic restriction will be no roofing materials/shingles, no paint, no tires, no batteries, no asbestos, no household trash, or hazardous waste.

Also there will be a pick up at the Citizens Collection Station located out on Vaughn Lane at Eagle Disposal.

Hours of operation are from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. You must bring a current light bill to use the facility free of charge.

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07
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Library drawing slated for Nov. 25

The Carnegie Library will be having a Christmas basket raffle to benefit daily supplies, programs, books, and special projects needing completion around the library. Raffle tickets cost $5.00 for six of them or $1.00 each. To purchases the tickets stop by the library. The Drawing will be held on November 25 after 5:00 p.m.

The Carnegie Library is also hosting a Gingerbread House Contest. Entry forms for the contest have been sent out to the school for ages 4-11. Entries forms are due on November 15. If you bring your entry forms back to school they are due at 3:00 p.m. and if you bring the entry forms to the library they are due by 5:00 p.m. The library hopes that at least 20 children participate. If you have any questions you can call Melanie Redden or need an entry form come by the library.

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07
Nov
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Veterans Day returns to 11/11/11

Holidays often morph into something other than their original concept, and that has certainly happened to Veterans Day. At first it was Armistice Day, a day to commemorate the signing of the Armistice Agreement that ended the First World War, an agreement signed at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month—November 11 at 11:00 a.m.

Then it became Veterans Day—a day to honor the service of all of our veterans, still scheduled for 11 - 11. Next it morphed into one of those Monday holidays used to extend a weekend and all reference to 11, 11, 11 disappeared. But sometimes it comes back.

This year on Monday of next week, Veterans Day falls on November 11, and if you celebrate in Hearne, you can honor our veterans at the 11th hour. Returning to tradition can be pretty cool.

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07
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Chili Cook Off never tasted better

On Saturday November 2, the Bremond Public Library and the TSGWarehouse hosted a very delicious success.

The judges for the chili cook off were Lori Kimbrough, Jessie Koenig, Melanie Stellbauer, Greg Allen, and Larry Muehlstein.

There were 16 teams that participated and made their own kind of yummy chili.

Third place went to the Backwood Country Gals with their “real Texas chili”. They won $50.

Second place went to Tessy Crawford, who won $75 and first place went to Melinda Jackson who won $100.

The spoon award for best presentation, décor, and theme went to Brother Stan Ortner. He also won the Best Chili in Bremond through Donations.

“Come on out next year for some great chili!” Officer Jacob Luna exclaimed.

Suezan Hoskins | Robertson County News

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07
Nov
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Cuddlie Lion spotted at Trunk Or Treat

Local Photo / Robertson County News
Jake Vega was a little lion for Halloween at the annual Trunk or Treat hosted by the Hearne Police Department at the Hearne High School Football Field.

Thu
31
Oct
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Ace Hardware is now officially open

On Thursday, October 24 Ace Hardware staff, the Hearne Chamber of Commerce, and many friends and family members joined together to have the official ribbon cutting.

The ceremonial ribbon cutting signifies that the store has been accepted into the community. Keith Jentsch, the store owner, was very thrilled to finally have the stores grand opening ribbon cutting, especially after all the hard work it took to get the store up and running.

Suezan Hoskins | Robertson County News

Thu
31
Oct
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Semi-annual DEA RX Pill Round-up a success

The Robertson County Community Coalition and the Drug Enforcement Administration held their 6th semi-annual prescription pill round-up last Saturday in Hearne and Franklin. The event collected 30,843 pills, or approximately 150 pounds of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over the counter drugs. The event also collected 4,888 milliliters of liquid medicine. This is an increase of over 7,000 pills from the event held last April.

Coalition members and local law enforcement encouraged community members to drop off over-the-counter and prescription medications for safe disposal. This event is held nationally to combat rising teen prescription drug abuse, according to the 2010 Texas School Survey, one in three Robertson County students reported having abused prescription and over-the-counter medications. Seventy percent of these teens report that they get their drugs from friends and family, often right out of the home medicine cabinet.

Thu
31
Oct
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Sugarloaf Mountain Historical Marker Dedication

Sugarloaf Mountain is located near the confluence of the little river and the Brazos River. The red Sandstone rock was a path for a large Indian group known as the Rancheria Grade De Los Ervipiame. Early American settlers learned of the trails and used then when traveling.

Sugarloaf Mountain was a very important landmark on the old road system. The mountain is recognized by Milam County, the state of Texas, and the National Parks Service as an important landmark.

On Saturday October 26 a dedication was held to present a new marker for the bridge and the mountain.

Jackie Thornton was the mistress of ceremonies and Johnnielyn Brown welcomed the large crowed to the ceremony.

The Gause 4-H students did the posting of the colors and lead the pledges. Kelly-Lee Cooper sang the National Anthem and Rev. Kenneth Byrd gave the invocation.

Geri Burnett did the introductions and Joy Graham gave a brief history of Sugarloaf Mountain.

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31
Oct
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Jamboree to be held November 2 featuring the Sowell Family Pickers

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Robertson County News

Saturday, November 2 is going to be a musical event in New Baden.

The first group to play is the Sowell Family Pickers from Hempstead, Texas. These are one of the most talented group of kids in the country. All of them play many different instruments and are traveling constantly performing at different venues including churches, jamborees, festivals and private functions. They have been to New Baden several times and have been a crowd favorite. We are excited to have them back once again at New Baden.

The second group to perform is Marvin Webb and the New Baden Drifters. Marvin and his group are local musicians from the Franklin and New Baden area and have a excellent variety of old Country Music and have played at New Baden for many years, and is a crowd favorite.

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31
Oct
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Countywide Breast Cancer Awareness gift basket drawing

As most of our readers have noticed this is our Pink Breast Cancer Awareness issue and as part of this we will be hosting a countywide drawing. This drawing is for a basket of gift certificates and goodies from our wonderful advertisers that have participated in our Breast Cancer Awareness issue.

To enter into the drawing all you have to do is visit one or more of the advertisers listed below to register your name. We will be giving away gift certificates from local restaurants, pharmacies, hardware stores, and more.

We will be picking up the registration slips from all businesses on November 11, 2013 and a winner will be drawn and announced in the Robertson County Newspaper on November 14, 2013. The basket is valued at over $200.00 worth of countywide gift certificates.

Please take a look at the list of businesses that advertised in this newspaper.

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