Lampasas Volunteer Fire Department’s annual toy drive is underway. New toys and bicycles will be accepted through Dec. 11 to be donated to children in Lampasas and nearby areas. Firefighters

Edward Jones financial adviser Mark Storm and his assistant Stephanie Wilcken will host a Christmas Open House on Thursday from 2-6 p.m. for clients and community residents. The office address

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Lampasas County Museum held Christmas tree and gingerbread house contests Saturday as part of the Carol of Lights festivities. Results follow. CHRISTMAS TREE CONTEST Children’s Division 1st place: Kline Whitis

Fire Marshal Ronnie Withers holds a backpack as Kline Whitis Elementary kindergartner Canton Weiser and fifth-grader Maylene Lauthen prepare to step off the Lampasas Fire Department’s Ladder 1 truck at the start of the school day Friday. As their reward for winning their respective grade levels in the Fire Prevention Month poster contest, Canton and Maylene got to ride to school in the fire truck.

Fire Marshal Ronnie Withers holds a backpack as Kline Whitis Elementary kindergartner Canton Weiser and fifth-grader Maylene Lauthen prepare to step off the Lampasas Fire Department’s Ladder 1 truck at

The Lampasas County Retired Teachers met Nov. 6 in the LISD Board Room. Second Vice President Margaret Oberender presided in the absence of President Jerry Christian. Karon Brown gave the

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