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7/24/2014 11:42:12 AM

The Natalia Veterans' Library will be hosting a gardening themed Story-time Hour on Friday, July 25 at 10:30 am.

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Attention Mustang Band Members
It's time to get back to work! Summer band practice start Monday, July 28 at 8 am. All members 8th-12th grade must attend.
The full schedule is on the school website at Please call 830-663-5100 with any questions. See you then!

Come visit the Natalia Veteran’s Library for “Story-time” hour
The Natalia Veteran's Memorial Library and the Natalia Community Garden will be co-sponsoring the Story-time hour on Friday, July 25th at 10:30 a.m.  The theme will be "Gardening".  The Natalia Community Garden volunteers will be providing a gardening project for those who attend.  Please RSVP no later than Thursday, July 24th at 4 pm.  Contact the library at 210-213-1990 or at
*Suggested donation to help the Community Garden defray the costs of the project is $1.00 per person participating.  We look forward to having the public participate, and learn more about self-sufficiency through gardening.

Time to Stuff the Bus!
  Devine Health and Rehabilitation is asking other local businesses to partner with them again this year to stuff a bus with school supplies for local students who need a helping hand getting ready to go back to school.
  Businesses (or individuals) who wish to help are asked to contact Brodie Koch, Marketing Coordinator for Devine Health and Rehab at 830-663-4451. The address there is 104 Enterprise, across the parking lot from Alco.

Benefit plate sale for local minister Gary Ansell
  The Devine Christian Church is having a benefit for our minister Gary Ansell and his family to help pay his medical expenses.
  "He and his wife, Erneva, are just kind of like a mom and dad to all of us here at Devine Christian Church. We think a lot of them. When they first came to Devine about two years ago, they asked families from the congregation to have dinner at their home in order to get to know all of us. They are very personable, hospitable people,” said the church secretary Susan Bowen.
  “They are very compassionate people—if anybody from the congregation is sick—he’s there. If you need help, if you need food—their door is always open,” Bowen adds, “and so we just want to show the love back to him that he has shown to all of us. He is a very caring man.”
  The benefit includes a barbecue plate with brisket, sausage, rice, and beans. Plates are $7.00 each. The benefit is scheduled for Saturday, August 2nd from 11am to 2pm at the Devine Christian Church on Hwy 173 just past the high school. For tickets, please call (210) 414-8783.
  On the same day, our minister’s family is having a yard sale at 8am on the church grounds. For details, see ad in the Classifieds section of the newspaper.

Natalia Cheer Camp scheduled
  Children from ages three to 12 are invited to attend the Natalia Cheerleading Camp starting August 11th through August 15thThe camp will take place at the high school gym beginning at 6 p.m. and going until 7:30 p.m. each day.
  The cost for one child is $40. A second child in the same family can get in for an additional $20 and the third child can join in for another $15.
  To register by phone, call 210-663-0562 or on August 11th, you can register at the gym.
  More information is available online at

Dual Credit Parent Night for Devine HS.
  Representatives from Coastal Bend College will be presenting at Devine HS Thursday August 21st at 6:00 pm. We will be sharing valuable information on the dual credit courses that will be offered this upcoming school year and a Q&A session for the parents and student of DHS.

GED classes in Hondo
  The Adult Education and Literacy program at Southwest Texas Junior College is offering free GED classes effective July 1, 2014. Classes are being taught at the South Texas Regional Training Center located at 402 Carter Street in Hondo, Texas, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. -12 noon and Monday-Thursday, 6-9 p.m. Call Norma Berrones at 830-278-4391 or Aleyda Moran at 830-591-2927 for more information.

Devine Health & Rehabilitation sponsoring Project Cool Community
  As the dog days of summer approach, Devine Health & Rehabilitation would like to give back to the community by partnering with local businesses to provide box fans to those in need. Please join Project Cool Community by donating box fans to Devine Health & Rehab from June 23 – July 18. Devine Health & Rehab is located at 104 Enterprise Ave. 

History of Medina County, Vol. II now available
  Castro Colonies Heritage Association’s new book, History of Medina County Texas, Vol. II, is here. For more info, call Suann, 210-872-7741.

Medina County Talent Show tickets on sale

  Contestants throughout the county are busy rehearsing their acts for the second level of auditions for Medina County . . . Show Us
Your Talent!  The 19 contestants are vying for a chance to compete as one of ten acts in The Show – the final level of competition of Medina County . . . Show Us Your Talent.
  The Show will be held Saturday, August 9, at the Hondo HS Activities Center starting at 7 pm.  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at a variety of locations throughout Medina County.  You can buy your tickets in Hondo at Lone Star Kawasaki & Ag Equipment or The Rustic Courtyard.  In Natalia you can stop by City Hall to purchase tickets, and in D’Hanis, The Country Mart has tickets.  Locations in Castroville and Devine will be announced in the very near future.  The final ten contestants will also be selling tickets.
  Kathy Blount, of Dramatic Diva Productions, is very excited about the variety of contestants and their diverse talents.  Contestants range in age from 5 to 60+.  There is a gentleman who plays the pan flute, a pianist, and young lady who does an acrobatic hula hoop routine.  There are several singers including one who sings acapella, four who also play the guitar, and a father-daughter comedy duet.  Kathy is positive the audience will enjoy an extremely entertaining evening!
  Adding to the evening’s excitement are the cash prizes that will be awarded to the top three contestants.  First prize, co-sponsored by The Rustic Courtyard and Dramatic Diva Productions, is $1,000.  Mumme’s, Inc. and Dairy Queen of Hondo are co-sponsoring the $500 second prize.  The $250 third prize is sponsored by First Klass Cleaners located in Castroville, Devine, Hondo, and Lytle.
  The winners will be chosen based on judges’ scores and popular votes.  Audience members will be able to vote for their favorite contestants by purchasing as many votes as they want for $1 per vote.
  Also adding to the evening’s entertainment will be recording artist, Gabe Garcia!  Gabe will be introducing each act and chances are we can count on him to sing a few songs from “Missing,” his latest album.
Be sure to stop by Lone Star Kawasaki & Ag Equipment, The Country Mart, Natalia City Hall, or The Rustic Courtyard to get your tickets. And follow us on Facebook at Got Talent Medina County for updates and announcements!

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