Vivian Gardner braids her horse’s tail before the 2020 Lometa Benefit Trail Ride. CHRIS YBARRA | DISPATCH RECORD

The fresh morning dew wet the boots and hooves of riders and their horses as they arrived at Lometa Regional Park early Saturday morning. One by one, riders drove in with their trailers, their horses adorned with all sorts of purple decorations for the 2020 Lometa Benefit Trail Ride to aid the Lometa Senior Center.

Catherine Hill of Kempner was named to the spring 2020 Dean’s List at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

The Browning Community Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. at the Clear Creek Baptist Church Social Hall on FM 2657 in Kempner.

Playscape added to new library park

The Library Foundation of Lampasas, Texas commissioned the installation of a Lampasas Public Library playscape, which was completed Oct. 2.

The Lampasas Independent School District Board of Trustees voted Monday night to approve the $107,037 purchase of one 77-passenger school bus and a 14-passenger bus. All board members were present except Dan Claussen.

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Cub Scout Pack 100 invites all kindergarteners through 5th-graders to the annual Pecan Valley District Cuboree. This will be the first of many “adventures” the cub scouts will participate in this year. The Cuboree will be at Reisen Park in San Saba on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 1-5pm. Events will include a zip line, archery, BB-shooting, leatherworking, bottle rockets, and much more. The event is free; onsite registration as well as scout membership is required for participation. For more information contact Larry Eddinger at 254-458-1581.

Coffee group gathers

This group of local men meets regularly for coffee. Front row from left are Merritt Romans, Roy Smith, William McLean and Harold Harton. Back row from left are Gene Dunning, George Gondorchin, Dan Britton and John Fingerhut. HAL HARTON