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Wed
17
May
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Peculiar Habits - The ladies of the Auburn Hat Society

By Kevin Slimp´s

 

Outside church organizations, there were only three prominent civic groups in Lennox Valley during my teenage years. The VFW post was formed in the 1920s by local veterans who served in the Spanish-American War and World War I. In the 1960s, a few local citizens formed the Ruritan Club. Never quite as prominent as the VFW, the Ruritans’ motto was, “To serve The Valley with fellowship, goodwill, and community service.”

While both espoused civic duty, there was a third group in our community which seemed to attract more attention than either the VFW or Ruritans.

The Auburn Hat Society of Lennox Valley was made up of women, 50 years and older, who possessed qualities befitting members of such a society. One requirement of membership was to wear a bright auburn hat to each meeting.

Wed
10
May
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Hill Country Naturalist

By Jim Stanley, Texas Master Naturalist

How the Condition of the Land Affects the Amount of Runoff and Erosion

In the Hill Country, the amount of soil many of us have is minimal and somewhat limits what types of plants grow here and how much biomass can be produced in a single growing year. Some people, however, are fortunate to live in areas of deep soil, usually in the lower elevations along creek or river valleys where the soil from the uplands has been transported by erosion over many years.

 

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Wed
10
May
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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,

While viewing the spectacular, colorful Mill Pond Park, my husband and I quickly decided it was picture-taking time. Our four-year-old great- granddaughter, Isabella, was perfect! She exclaimed, "I'm so happy to be here!" Also, she's a third generation to enjoy the park.

 

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Wed
03
May
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The Richland Springs Report

By Sue Ransom

I don’t know if this week’s weather constitutes roaring like a lion, but the last few days have been quite a trip.

Saturday morning I went out and did yard work in short sleeves but the afternoon I went to Brownwood and wore a jacket. I was sad that we didn’t get much rain out of this violent system, but I'm very thankful that we did not get the weather that hit Canton. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families who faced those horrible tornadoes.

 

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Wed
03
May
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The Independent State of Spring Creek

By Cathy Ledbetter

For the first time since we moved to the ranch in Spring Creek, I am growing vegetables with some success. This iteration of my garden is built on the north side of my chicken run. I am hoping the wire chicken run will help dampen the prevailing wind a bit and the constant presence of the chickens in the area will help keep the insect population down. This morning’s check revealed tiny tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, and eggplants.

A couple of days ago I saw that the majority of the tender little lettuce plants had been eaten down the the ground. Last night I saw the reason—a cottontail was frozen in the corner of my garden, hoping to be unnoticed by my dogs. As soon as the dogs went past, the cottontail slipped through the corner of the fence and ran for the backyard shed. I guess I’ll have to fix the fence because I cannot stand the idea of hurting the rabbit. As my husband would say, I am just not hungry enough.

 

Wed
26
Apr
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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Easter weekend, my wife and I, having been invited to come to San Saba County, decided to visit some good friends that live in the northeast portion of the county. Having just purchased a new Nissan pickup and having never been to San Saba County, off we went. Our visit was two-fold: to see the beautiful wildflowers and to show off the new ride.

 

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Wed
19
Apr
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The Richland Springs Report

By Sue Ransom

Well that was a wild weather week to say the least. I think our spring is cooler than our winter weather. My thermometer said 77 today, but that wind just leaves you feeling a little chilled.

Yes, this girl from Canada feels chilled by cool April breezes. Monday there was an inch of hail storming down from black clouds. My yard and road are littered with oak leaves. The fruit on the peach, plum, plumcot and pear trees took a beating. All, that is, except the hardy pear tree.

Wed
19
Apr
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The Bend News

By Jo Price

The weather over the Easter weekend was as near perfect as you could ask for. Not to cold nor too warm. Just right for the Easter egg hunts that High Valley Baptist church had for the youngsters.

The home of William and Jane Clark was a very busy place over the weekend. Friday night they had hamburgers and hot dogs for members of the family. Those attending were Elsa Dean Shirley and her grandson Timber Rogers of New Mexico, Bobby Clark of Round Rock, Emerson and Gladys Brister of Thrall, Boyd Clark and sons Eli and Silas of Lubbock, Doug, Kristi, Jordan and Jaylee Messer of Lampasas, Matt, Jamie, and Andrew and A J. Clark from Bend, Anthony Henniger of Lampasas, Josh Anderson of New Mexico. 

 

 

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Wed
12
Apr
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Down Memory Lane

25 Years Ago
April 9, 1992

Front Page: "April's Fool Fires not a joke" - San Saba Police Chief Ray Riggs reported 4 arson fires set in dumpsters, Tuesday night, March 31st. The fires set from 8:30-10:15 were in dumpsters at Circle K, G&R Grocery, Mill pond Park at the Community Building, and behind Storms.

 

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Wed
12
Apr
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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor

Friday was Go Blue Day across the state of Texas. Go Blue Day is a day set up in April of every year for Child Abuse Prevention month. This is to make people aware of the problem of abuse that children face in some families. The San Saba County Child Welfare Board celebrated this day at all three schools in San Saba County, Cherokee, Richland Springs and San Saba. Elementary students were told about abuse and given items to help them be aware of the problem. The problem is one that several families in our county are experiencing at this time.

The San Saba County Welfare Board would like to thank the schools for allowing us to come and make this presentation. Cherokee would like thank the Rose Shop for providing helium for the balloons that were turned loose in memory of the 171 deaths that occurred because of abuse last year.

 

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