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SS Water Supply Corp. is accepting applications for a full-time Administrative Assistant. Minimum qualifications: Five years in an office environment, proven organization and computing skills and above average communication ability required. The ideal candidate will have some financial management experience, ability to understand and interpret legal documents, become a notary, acquire skills to support the water utility industry and work independently on occasion. Person selected will be in an environment dealing with a variety of situations while serving the public. Starting pay depends on experience. Great benefits! Applications and resumes will be taken until position is filled! Apply in person at 10393 U.S. Hwy. 87 W., La Vernia, Texas, 830-779-2837.
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Trainers compete in rescue horse training challenge

Trainers compete in rescue horse training challenge
JOHN CANN/Contributor Floresville resident Tracy Cann coaxes Annie, a 2-year-old Pinto filly, to jump over barrels in preparation for the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge Oct. 20 in Austin.

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Two Wilson County residents participated in the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge held Oct. 20 at the Travis County Expo Center in Austin.

Floresville resident Tracy Cann showed her foster horse, Annie, a 2-year-old Pinto filly who was orphaned and turned over to the Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society. She was adopted out, but her adopted family returned her earlier this year due to behavioral problems.

Cann fostered Annie for the Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society and worked with her for three months in preparation for the challenge. She showed the horse in the foster horse in-hand division, in which she remained on the ground and led the horse. The pair competed with other rescue horse/handler teams from throughout Texas.

La Vernia resident and professional horse trainer Cyd Birns showed rescue horse Nattimana, an approximately 6-year-old mare that was found as a stray and turned over to the Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society. She barely allowed humans to handle her when she arrived at the rescue center.

Birns, who won the 2011 challenge, trained Nattimana for three months in preparation for the challenge. The returning champion rode Nattimana in the professional trainer division.

The teams are allowed seven minutes to complete an obstacle course and five minutes for a freestyle presentation. The teams are judged on the current condition of horse, and performance of the obstacle course and freestyle presentation.

The Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge is open to anyone willing to become an approved foster home for Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society. Contestants spend three months working with a horse from the rescue and then show off the horse’s skills. Cash prizes are awarded to division and grand champions and reserve champions.

For more information regarding the Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society, visit

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