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Wed
27
Jun
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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Thank you to Jonathan Lord and Nick Taylor, two young men who stepped up to help their hometown of Richland Springs. There were many others helping, but too often we don’t see the younger generations stepping up. Jonathan continued their mission with the advice of his pastor, Bro Sam, and arranged for management of donated funds.

 

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Wed
20
Jun
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The Bend News

By Jo Price

Father’s Day is over and hope all the father’s had a very good day and looking forward to next year. It may have been the first Father’s Day for some new dads and hope it was a good one.

Rain is in the forecast for some and just hope that folks around the Bend get some much needed moisture.

With all the wind and the dry conditions it makes it very dangerous for anyone to be burning anything outside and if you cook outside be sure you put your fire out with plenty of water.

 

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Wed
20
Jun
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The Richland Springs Report

By Sue Ransom

I want to start this week’s column with a report about the Disaster Relief fish fry this past Saturday. Many thanks to all who participated, but a giant thank-you to Johnathan Lord for his excellent organizational skills. He used an enormous amount of his own personal time and resources to get this relief fund established. I know he relied on many people to help him, but his was the persistence that ruled the day. It was estimated that over 700 meals were served.

Wed
13
Jun
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Hill Country Naturalist

I assume that folks who read these columns are at least somewhat interested in Nature and our native habitat. If this describes you, then there are two brand-new books out that will interest you.

The first book is "Seasons at Selah: The Legacy of Bamberger Ranch Preserve." This book was so much anticipated that I put my name on a list to buy a copy even before the actual publication. Why was it so anticipated? Because of the subject involved and the people who made it happen.

The subject is J. David Bamberger and his legendary work to restore a worn-out ranch in Blanco County into the showcase Bamberger Ranch Preserve we see today, and to educate thousands of Texans on how to manage their land.

 

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Wed
13
Jun
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From Rylander Memorial Library...

By Nancy Bannister

Reading Recommendations: Marie Thérése, Child of Terror: The Fate of Marie Antoinetté's Daughter, Susan Nagel -

In December 1795, on the midnight stroke of her 17th birthday, Marie Thérése, the only surviving child of Marie Antoinetté and Louis XVI, fled Paris's notorious Temple Prison, kept in solitary confinement after her parents' brutal execution during the Terror, she had been unaware of the fate of her family, save the cries she heard of her young brother being tortured in the next cell.

 

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Wed
06
Jun
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Letter to the Editor

It’s human nature to think that things won’t happen in your town. For those of us in San Saba County, especially Richland Springs, it’s also human nature to think that the storms will always go around us. It seems that every time there’s a good rain headed right toward our little town, it always splits and goes around us. It’s the stuff of lore from all the old timers around here.

When a massive historic storm had a bull’s eye right on Richland Springs two Friday’s ago, I think I can speak for many, that we were shocked to say the least. Fortunately, it is also human nature to help your neighbor in times of crisis. And help they did. The community of Richland Springs has so many people and organizations to thank. If you’ll grant us the indulgence of thanking them here, I’d be appreciative.

 

 

Wed
30
May
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Quilter's Round-Up

By Sharon Hayes

San Saba Sew-N-Sews are hosting a Quilter’s Round-up next Saturday afternoon, June 2nd, 2-4 p.m. at the Parkview Baptist Church in San Saba, Texas. We want to give an invitation to those interested in quilting, and experienced quilters to come and share one quilt at this event.

The quilts will be displayed on the pews in the sanctuary and each quilter will have an opportunity to share the story of that quilt. You will be able to see ideas and techniques that are truly unique and special. The combination of colors and quilt patterns for blocks will be a great learning time for all attending.

 

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Wed
30
May
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The Richland Springs Report

By Sue Ransom

This has been a Memorial Day to remember in more than one way. Praise God for our precious troops, and thank God that no one was seriously hurt this weekend. The weather service says it was sheer winds not a tornado. The damage throughout the area and especially in town has been extensive. In times of adversity the good folks step in and help out. That has certainly been the case here as supplies have come in from Brady, Brownwood and San Saba. I believe some came in from Rochelle as well. The response has been a blessing for all involved. Donations are coming in for those who have no insurance to pay for their repairs. Once things settle down a little bit, the information will be posted for those who require help. I hate for our little community to finally make the local news in this fashion.

Wed
23
May
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The Richland Springs Report

By Sue Ransom

I don’t know what it is about simultaneously watching a rain shower at the same time as the sun is shining, but it just makes my heart happy. It shouldn’t, because I know that means the rain that we need so desperately is going to stop. Still, watching the rain this morning with the sun making each drop sparkle was a joyous way to start the day.

Wed
23
May
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The Bend News

By Jo Price

The rain came down early Sunday morning. It was just a small amount two-tenths, but any moisture at all is more than welcome. Monday is cloudy with a promise of rain.

This is the last week of school and of course there are all sorts of things going on. The first year band students are having their first concert Monday and then the grade school will have their awards given out, which is always a big thing for the students.

 

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