Lampasas County RSVP volunteers donate hours

Re: Community volunteer service hours – Hill Country RSVP Program volunteer statistics for Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2017, RSVP volunteers in Lampasas County.

RSVP (55+) volunteers provided 2,897 hours of service at two volunteer stations, performing 10 job assignments for the community in various service categories.

These 20 volunteers contributed hours based on the minimum wage scale of $7.25 (2012) an hour, which amounted to $21,003 in donated revenue for the community.

Using $25.15 per hour, the dollar value placed on volunteer time by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, RSVP volunteers contributed $72,859 in donated revenue for the community.

If 20 RSVP volunteers reached at least three people per month, that would be 60 people, times 12 months would be 720 people who have been reached/served/ helped this program year. This is a conservative number, as many will reach/serve/help more than three people per month.

The bottom line is that volunteers are able to provide services to the community that would go undone without their generous donation of time and talent.

(Note: The RSVP Program year runs from April 1 – March 31)

If you would like to join this group of people participating in the RSVP State and National Volunteer Program, call Ronnie Ault at 325-372-5167 ext. 253 in San Saba, or for more information visit the national CNCS (Corporation for National & Community Service) website at and click on senior corps programs/ RSVP or go to

Ronnie Ault

RSVP Program director

for Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills,

San Saba, Llano and Mason counties

Time for Congress to support Life at Conception Act

Isn’t it past time to protect the unborn and overturn Roe v. Wade, and end abortion on demand? This is the number-one priority of National Pro-Life Alliance, Martin Fox, president, and all other prolife organizations, I’m sure.

We, the human race, should be for protecting the innocent from being murdered – and body parts sold. We desperately need Congress to pass the Life at Conception Act.

Now is the time to write or call our senators and representatives and those running for office before the upcoming elections – to encourage them to stand up for life. If every member of Congress who claims to be pro-life would vote for the Life at Conception Act, there would be a majority!

The Supreme Court admitted that once the personhood of the unborn is established, the so-called right to abort will “collapse.” The fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution states “nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law.”

Science is clear that human life begins at conception when a new human being is formed.

It belongs to Congress to resolve the question the Supreme Court said it cannot resolve. They have the responsibility to defend the sanctity of life and protect the unborn.

Just to think that more than 61 million innocent and defenseless unborn babies have been legally killed by abortion since 1973 is beyond comprehension.

Please write or call your congressmen now. Roe v. Wade must be overturned.

Joyce Allison