Society

Mon
16
Feb

Herbal Forum to Celebrate 20th Year

By WILLIAM DOMINIC ZELUFF

 

On March 20 and 21 the Round Top Festival Institute and the Herb Society of America, Pioneer Unit will host the 20th Annual Herbal Forum at Round Top on the Festival Hill campus. The theme for this year’s event is “Savoring Herbs” and Savory, the Herb of the Year for 2015 will be highlighted, said Garden Director and 12-year employee at Festival Hill, Henry Flowers. “The Herb of the Year is selected by the International Herb Association.”
 
Thu
12
Feb

Houston Earns Masters

Whitney Houston, a 2009 graduate of La Grange High School, graduated with her Masters Degree in Accountancy from The
University of Houston on Dec. 19. She is the daughter of Bobbie Houston of La Grange and David W. Houston of  Schulenburg. Whitney has already begun working for a firm in Houston.
 
Thu
12
Feb

Fresh From That Little Creamery

Two Blue Bell spokesmen not only brought their story to La Grange, but a little ice cream as well. Patrick Ervin, left, and 
Ricky Seilheimer gave La Grange Rotary Club members a stroll down memory lane as well as an insight into one of Texas’ 
most successful businesses. Joining them for one more scoop are Denise McBride, club president, and Sarah Bertsch of the
program committee. The Rotary Club meets each Wednesday at the Texas Czech Heritage Center.
 
Mon
09
Feb

Nittsche-Four Generations

The Nittsche family gathered recently and took this photo of four generations. Top left: Lauren (Rasmussen) Lehmann (mother), son Daniel Erich Lehmann (4-year-old), brother to Caleb and John, Pamela (Nittsche) Rasmussen (grandmother);
seated: Herbert Nittsche, great-grandfather, Junelle (Kasper) Nittsche, great-grandmother, and Caleb and John Lehmann, two weeks old.
 
Mon
09
Feb

Confirmation Retreat

A Confirmation Retreat was held for thirty-two candidates from Sacred Heart, St. John the Baptist and St. Mary Catholic Parishes at Pax Christi Retreat Center on the weekend of Jan. 31- Feb.  1. Pictured the candidates: Haley Bertsch, Olivia Castillo, Allyson Hoffmann, Megan Wells, Dal Brackman, Damon Gerik, Stephen Korenek, Reid Kubala, Lyle Muesse, Braden Rohde, Jacob Schley, Travis Neumann and Christopher Neumann from Fayetteville; Larissa Barcenas, Valeria 
Gaytan, Elana Ledwik, Tory Borgstedte, Stacey Galindo, Mary Matula, Alex Mueller, Janet Soto, Maria Robles, Sophia Solorzano, Brittany Weyand, Cordale Ellison, Greg Matocha, Ivan Ramirez, Julio Ramirez, Jose Romero, Dalton Ward and Zane Dean of La Grange; Emily Bowlin from Bastop; two of the group leaders, Karley Kasmiersky and Kayla Meredith; and Transitional Deacons, Darrell Kostiha and Alberto Carbajal.
 
Thu
05
Feb

K.J.Z.T. Society No. 23 Holy Rosary Hostyn Hold January Meeting

The Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas K.J.Z.T., Society No. 23 Holy Rosary Hostyn  members met on Saturday, Jan. 24 in the Holy Rosary Church narthex for their first quarterly meeting. President Lillian Kallus called the meeting to order. The
junior members led the opening prayer and pledges to the United States and Texas flags
 
Thu
05
Feb

Harold Pieratt Master Gardener of the Year

On Jan. 26, Harold Pieratt of La Grange was named the Master Gardener of the Year at the Awards Ceremony for the Bluebonnet Master Gardeners. Pieratt is a retired Pharmacist from Giddings and has been a certified Master Gardener
since 2005.
 
Mon
02
Feb

Ellinger VFD Receives Check

Secretary Jerry Krenek presented Bruce Kubena of the Ellinger VFD with a check for the use of the fire department for meetings during 2014. Pictured left to right are Harry Werland-Vice President of Investments Grand Lodge, Bruce Kubena-Ellinger Volunteer Fire Dept., Jerry Krenek Ellinger Lodge Secretary and Audrey Krenek Ellinger Lodge President
 
Mon
02
Feb

Poncik Receives Humanitarian Award

The Plum Hermann Sons Lodge No. 238 recently presented their 2014 Humanitarian Award to Linda Poncik, a member
of the lodge for 48 years. Presentation was made by Verlene Hobratschk, at the Lodge’s annual Christmas party
 
Thu
29
Jan

National Lutheran Schools Week

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Preschool is celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week Jan. 26-Feb. 1. The national theme for 2015 is “Securing Each Child’s Future: Mercy Forever.” Mt. Calvary Lutheran Preschool is licensed under the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and is a full-year school offering Christian education to children ages two to five. There is an after-school program for children in kindergarten to second grade. Each week begins with a chapel service beginning at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor William Qualman leading the service.
 

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