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By James Henry Frazar

New fire truck coming
The Medina Lake Volunteer Fire Department has ordered a new fire truck and they hope to receive it by their Saturday, April 26, barbecue fundraiser. But there's not guarantee of that date. It might arrive as last as May.
The truck will be a mini-pumper with a 300-gallon water tank. While it's the size of a brush truck, its primary function will be at structure fires and vehicle extraction. The pump on the truck is also fast.
The department is finding that larger trucks are not as useful as they could be at structure fires. The larger trucks have a hard time getting down many of the tight, steep driveways in Lakehills, Medina Lake Volunteer Fire Department fire chief Ben Hicks III said. This truck will be stationed between where the firefighters are fighting a fire and the larger tanker trucks are stationed. "It will lay a supply line to where the firefighters are doing their job," Hicks said. "A big engine will pump water to the mini-pumper."
The new truck will be kept at the main firehouse in Lakehills and the existing pumper there will be relocated to the department's station at Valentine Ranch. The 32-year-old pumper at Valentine Ranch will then be retired.
Library fund-raiser set Feb. 15
The annual Lakehills Library Dinner and Auction fundraiser is set Saturday, Feb. 15, and will start at 5 pm. On the menu is Gerry's Famous Chicken Spaghetti, salad with bread and beverage all for only $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.
The silent auction will start at 5 pm and the live auction begins at 7 pm. All proceeds will benefit the local library.
Lakehills Library doings
• The Lakehills Area Library will host their monthly booksale Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 am to 2 pm. "We have a huge selection of hardbacks for $1 and paperbacks and children's books for 25 cents," head librarian Dianna Landes said.
• The library's Arts and Technology club will host a gamer night Monday, Feb. 3, and Thursday, Feb. 6, from 5:30 to 7 pm. Xbox and Wii consoles and laptops will be set up for gaming. "If you have games you would like to share with others please bring them along with controllers you may want to use," Landes said. If you are a DS gamer, bring your DS and connect with others.
The Monday night gamer party is for folks 18 and over as it may contain mature content.
The Thursday night party will be for all ages content, so bring the kids.
Feel free to bring your own refreshments. The Arts and Technology club will be hosting Anime nights, gamer nights and other brainy fun content nights. If you would like to be a part of the planning, please call Dianna at 830-510-2777.

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Here's the quilt! The Lakehills Area Library will have a drawing for this quilt made by Barbara Hover, Jane Malone, and Sharon Robbins at the library's upcoming fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Lakehills Civic Center. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. You can get your tickets at the library until Feb. 14. Other locations will include the Hill Country Grocery Store Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 1- 2, and at Gone Quilting in Bandera Saturday, Feb. 8.