TINA LOEFFLER | COURTESY PHOTOS
Lee and Kathleen Hoffpauir hosted the annual Boys & Girls Club of Lampasas barn dance fundraiser May 18 at their ranch in Nix. It is estimated that after expenses are paid, the event will net $325,000 for the Boys & Girls Club, Lee Hoffpauir said.

The flag at Lampasas Police Department flies at half-staff in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day on Wednesday. The national observance started in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. 

McKensi McNeil | Lampasas High School

The Lampasas Flames Springs Show on April 27 featured colorful costumes and dancing.

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U.S. Congressman Roger Williams, left, visited the Lampasas Fire Department on Monday, April 22 to personally honor longtime volunteer firefighter Donnell "Duck" Rathman, right, for his 70 years of service.

LAMPASAS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO COMPETE AT REGIONAL UIL SATURDAY
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Lampasas High School UIL competitors competed at regionals in Corpus Christi on Saturday.
At the district level, LHS placed second overall, with a total of 480 points. Students who placed first, second or third individually in their category move forward to the regional competition at the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi campus. 

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Taylor Creek Elementary School fifth-grader Daphne Davenport -- pictured with her main show alpaca, Prince Dauntless -- took several top honors in alpaca competitions at the Houston Livestock Show.

Leon Dragoo and mother Victoria work on an imaginary volcano during Kline Whitis Elementary School's Jurassic Adventure Family Night on Jan. 28. The event featured a book fair and several dinosaur-themed activities for young participants. See related photos in the Feb. 1 edition of the Lampasas Dispatch Record.

Students in Vickie McQueen's classes at Hanna Springs Elementary and Taylor Creek Elementary had several special guests from the pages of history this week.

Abraham Lincoln, looking very similar to Randy Hoyer, spoke to students about his presidency of the United States during the Civil War.

Amelia Earhart, who bears close resemblance to Alicia Straley, told students about her life as a female pilot, aviation pioneer and author in the early 20th century.

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Boy Scout Troop 200 members and Eagle Scout candidates Logan Horn, left, and Devyn Moore stand next to their scoutmaster, Larry Eddinger, after Eddinger was named a Community Champion. The honor, presented during the Lampasas City Council meeting Oct. 22, recognized Eddinger for his leadership and dedication to local Scouts.

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