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Oct 21, 2014   07:10 PM

October 25, 2014


In the Novice school gym

Fun for the whole family!

Game booths, Cake walk, and Bingo!

There will also be a concession stand.

Oct 21, 2014   07:05 PM
Opening Set 2014 UIL

The Ballinger Bearcat Band competed Saturday, October 18 at the UIL Region 7 Marching Contest in Early,TX. The BBB was under the field direction of drum majors Augustine DeHoyos, Alexandra Lemus, Thomas Luna, and color guard captain Jordan Ramos. The band took the field for competitionat 4:15pm performing their UIL marching show "The Bells" with confidence and pride. 

"Bands are given a minimum and maximum time limit to fill with music and performance," said BBB assistant director Matthew Cleveland. "Only those who have spent the countless hours in preparation for that small snapshot of time understand how much effort and self-discipline it takes to fill that time and even fewer bands understand how to fill that time with excellence and pride. It is wonderful to be a part of the BBB where this attitude is maintained and achieved year after year." Janet Wilson, BBB head band director added, "It is so amazing to watch a show come together. From picking out the music back in the spring, drum major, color guard and band camps throughout the summer, and finally summer band in August all in preparation for 6 1/2 minutes of performance time.  Watching students take the field with pride in their eyes and knowing they have truly done all things possible in order to continue the legacy of the BBB is an indescribable feeling as their director."

The BBB received Division 1, Superior Rating on Saturday.  This is the top rating available at UIL competitions. Every other year bands are eligible for advancement to area and state competitions. The advancement classifications for this year are 4A and 6A so the BBB marching competition season has come to and end. Band members are already looking forward to next year, which will be an advancing year for 1a,2a,3a and 5a schools. This gives the possibility to advance to area competitions and state. In the mean time, the BBB will continue to support the Bearcats on Friday nights and provide halftime entertainment.

Wilson said she would like to thank all those who have helped with the BBB this season including bus drivers, parent sponsors, chuck wagon crew, Bearcat Band Boosters, BISD administration, Amy Alejandro (guard choreographer), Julie Gray and Kimberley Dunn (guard sponsors), Luke McMillan (music composer), Brian Owen(drill writer), and Matthew Cleveland. Without all of these people, the success and the hard work of the students would not be as smooth as it looks. And finally, thank you to the parents who give up time to allow their students to strive for excellence and be a part of the legacy of the Ballinger Bearcat Band! 

Oct 18, 2014   03:12 PM

Click here for the flyer for this year's Hunter's Appreciation Dinner.

Ballinger Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Hunters Appreciation Dinner 2014 Raffle List:
1. Toliver BrothersDPMS Panther Oracle 308 16” (AR-15)
2. The First National Bank of BallingerBrowning X-Bolt Hunter 243 (Rifle)
3. Ballinger National BankRuger HM77R 7MM Remington Magnum 24” Walnut Stock (Rifle)
4. Sklenarik’s Smoked MeatsIO Inc. Impact AK-47 7.62X39
5. A-B Distributing/BudweiserRemington Model 11-87 12GA 28” Sportsman (Shotgun)
6. West Texas Outdoors-Kevin BurlesonCustom made Bow
7. KRUN-AM Radio StationSavage Stevens Model 555 12GA Over & Under Walnut Stock Shotgun
8. 1st Community Federal Credit UnionSmith & Wesson Bodyguard 38 SPL Black (Pistol)
9. Blair Realty$500 Academy Gift Card
10. Moore’s PlumbingRuger American Bolt Action 17 HMR (Rifle)
11. Lange Funeral HomeRuger American Bolt Action 22-250 REM (Rifle)
12. Parson’s Heating & Air ConditioningTaurus G2 Millennium Stainless 45 ACP 3.5” Semiautomatic (Pistol)
13. Raymond James Financial Services- Steve Smith FinancialAdvisorMossberg 4X4 30-06 (Rifle)
14. Agri-Plex Heating & CoolingPink Lady 38 Special Revolver
15. Executive Inn & Coleman County ElectricSavage Model 11 204 Ruger (Rifle)
16. Buddy’s Plant PlusChiappa C6 12GA Pistol Grip Home Defense Shotgun
17. Grindstaff Law Office & Short StopRemington 700 SPS 308 WIN Varminter Heavy Tapered Barrel
18. Dixie HardwareStihl Chainsaw 16” MS170
18. Travis Tax ServiceHipoint 9MM Carbine Semiautomatic W/Laser Sight
19. DLC RealtyGlock Model 17 9MM (Pistol)
20. Raymond James Financial Services- Jim Woodruff FinancialAdvisorCrickett Laminated Stock 22 LR (Youth Rifle)
21. Tractor Supply2- Mosey Oak BB Guns
22. Shoppin BaskitDeer Feeder
23. Paske Tire & Lube & Byler DozerDPMS Panther Oracle 223 16” (AR-15)
24. West Texas State Bank , Tractor Supply, &Ballinger Printing and GraphicsSavage 110 270 Winchester Wood Stock W/Scope (Rifle)

Oct 16, 2014   03:12 PM

Students at Angelo State University, Jerrie Rice from Junction and Carolyn Currie from Paint Rock were in the same business classes together. Both girls planned on teaching careers in the future. Soon, a friendship developed that has lasted almost 50 years. Carolyn was dating Danny Slaughter of Ballinger, and introduced Jerrie to Milford Wiley, also of Ballinger. Romance flourished and both couples married and started their teaching/coaching careers.  When Danny became head football coach/AD at Sterling City High School, he chose his good friend Milford as his assitant. The couples worked together there for five years, before Milford and Jerrie pursued a career in the cattle business.

The friendship remained strong over the distance and while Jerrie was living in Leveland, she began selling 14K gold and diamond jewelry as a home party business. Soon, Carolyn joined this endeavor while living in Winters.

Milford and Jerrie moved back to Ballinger in 1982, and Danny and Carolyn were in Winters. While both girls continued their teaching careers, they decided to take the next step in their jewelry business and in 1984, Jerrolyn's Jewelry & Gifts opened its doors on Railroad Avenue in Ballinger.  In 1987, Jerrolyn's Jewelry & Gifts of Winters opened with an added partner, Gloria Poehls. Danny's coaching career brought them to Ballinger in 1993, and Jerrolyn's in Winters closed.

In 1991, Curisoities opened its foors, and Jerrie and Carolyn were the first vendors to rent space from Iris Bryan. In 1992, Jerrolyn's in Ballinger closed, and they became invovlved in more craft malls.  Through the years they have been in over 30 different locations. In 2009, they acquired Curiosities from Alisa Plumley and you know the rest of the story. Four kids, seven grandkids, and the same two sweet husbands's time to celebrate! 

The friends are having a 30th anniversary celebration October 20-24 at Curiosities.

Oct 16, 2014   03:09 PM

Texas Dept. of State Health Services

Immunization/Flu Clinics for:

Children with Medicaid, no insurance, or underinsured

Adults with no insurance

For questions or to schedule an appointment

please call 754-4945 if no answer leave a message


Friday, November 14th

10-12 & 1:30-3

Professional Building

110 South Main, Suite 108

For Your Convenience please use Rear Entrance (Grant Street)


Thursday, November 13th  

10-12 & 1:30-3

600 Strong

(Corner of 6th and Strong)

Please bring child's immunization records   

If Child has Medicaid please bring card 

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