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Thu
17
Jan
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Rainwater Harvesting

By Anne H. Vincent

Rainwater harvesting is essential in many areas of the world, especially the USA's Desert Southwest, and includes the frequently drought-stricken parts of Texas that include San Saba, Lampasas, Brown, McCulloch, Llano and Comanche, as well as many other counties. The regularly scheduled meeting of the San Saba Garden Club was held on January 8th and the focus of the meeting was to study and discuss these critical issues and what is involved in critical use of harvesting rainwater.

San Saba county normally receives an average rainfall between 24-32 inches, but because of the unusual and extensive monsoon rains this past fall, San Saba has received between 40 and 50 inches this past year. Between 13 and 18 inches fell in the San Saba and Lampasas areas in October alone.

 

Thu
10
Jan
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Country Superstar T. Graham Brown to headline Llano Opry January 12th

Country Superstar T. Graham Brown will headline the Llano Country Opry on Saturday, January 12th, at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano, Texas.

The shows begin at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with admission of $20 per person. Tickets are now on sale online at www.heartoftexascountry.com, the Llano Chamber of Commerce, or by calling

(325) 247-5354.

T. Graham Brown was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Nashville in 1982.

 

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Thu
10
Jan
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Extra help with Medicare prescription drug costs

Paying out of pocket for prescription drugs can be a burden thatmany households can’tafford. The Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs program was designed to help people in getting the vital medicine they need to live healthy and productive lives.

Anyone who has Medicare can get Medicare prescription drug coverage. Some people with limited resources and income may also be able to get Extra Help to pay for the costs — monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments — related to a Medicare prescription drug plan. Extra Help can be worth up to $4,900 per year. To qualify for Extra Help in 2019, your resources must be limited to $14,390 for an individual or $28,720 for a married couple living together.

 

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Thu
03
Jan
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Free gardening program offered by Kingsland Garden Club

Local Expert and Highland Lakes Master Gardener Earth-Kind Specialist Sheryl Yantis will present "Hill Country Landscaping”.

This informative program discusses how to use landscape design principles to create or enhance your own hill country garden. A garden is a work of art that changes with the seasons and some of the same principles can be used to create a beautiful garden in your yard using native and adapted hill country plants.

 

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Thu
27
Dec
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Kaleigh Ellis

Kaleigh Ellis signed a National Letter of Intent on Thursday, December 13th, with the Tarelton Texans. Kaleigh will run cross country and track and field for the Texans. Her list of accomplishments is vast and has set the bar pretty high for all cross country and track athletes with seven appearances in state meets in nine different events (1600, 3200, CC).

 

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Thu
27
Dec
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Social Security and Small Businesses

Running a small business isn’t just a fulltime job — it can be a 24-7 endeavor. Managing employees, inventory, scheduling, and services, not to mention marketing, can be exhausting. Social Security can make your life easier with our suite of services that allows you to file W-2/W-2Cs online and verify your employees’names and Social Security numbers against our records.

If you run a business, make us your first stop for information on W-2s, electronic filing and verifying Social Security numbers at www.socialsecurity.gov/employer to save time. This service offers fast, free, and secure online W-2 filing options to CPAs, accountants, enrolled agents, and individuals who process W-2s (the Wage and Tax Statement) and W-2Cs (Statement of Corrected Income and Tax Amounts).

 

 

Thu
20
Dec
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San Saba Food Bank volunteers treated to spaghetti lunch

The volunteers of the San Saba Food Bank were treated to a spaghetti lunch in appreciation of their work distributing food to the residents of San Saba and surrounding counties. Carol Littlefield, Volunteer Coordinator for the local body, made sure that there was plenty of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and desserts for all that attended. The food was prepared and served by the Thinking Of You group of First United Methodist Church San Saba.

The local Food Bank is sponsored by First United Methodist Church of San Saba and relies on volunteers from that church, as well as the Bend/Lometa United Methodist Church and others in the community. Some of our City employees were invited to join the luncheon for their willingness to step in and assist with food distribution this summer when the Civic Center was not available.

 

Thu
20
Dec
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Pierian Study Club met on December 13th

The Pierian Study Club and guests celebrated their Christmas Guest Tea on Thursday, December 13th, at the historical Cunningham-Turner house. The Entertainment Committee, composed of Celia Bell, Chairman; Audrey Smith, Marjean Henderson, Brooke Bagley, Leanne Holley, Anna Wilson, Cydney Pearce and Lynn McHenry, were hostesses for the event.

The historical house has been in Martha Leigh Whitten's family since it was built in 1916, when her family moved to Texas from Alabama. The home has been restored with much of the original furniture and hardwood. It is used for many different functions.

 

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Thu
13
Dec
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Richeson Ops elects new Chairman of TDQ Board

Dallas Pooser has been elected Chairman of Texas Dairy Queen (TDQ) Operators Council by a vote of fellow Dairy Queen operators and their Board of Directors.

Pooser grew up in the Fredericksburg area, and at age 16, while still in high school, sought part-time employment with Richeson Management Corporation, a multi-unit Dairy Queen operation based in Graham, Texas. His first employment was as server and jack of all trades at Fredericksburg Dairy Queen.

After graduating from high school, Pooser sequentially managed several Richeson Dairy Queen locations until more job promotions came his way. From managing one Dairy Queen, he was promoted to District Manager in charge of eight units, and later became an area manager supervising all the company District Managers.

 

Thu
13
Dec
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The Richland Springs Report

I broke down and lit the wood stove today. It was not so much the cold as it was the damp feeling in the house. Russ loves the stove. It heats the whole house and he can wander around. Without the all over heat, he huddles in front of the heater and covers up with an electric blanket. I am not kidding when I say he loves summer and the 90 and up temperatures.

This world is full of crazy people. I used to think I was a heat person until I lived in Houston. Now I know I am really a temperate zone person. Still, I prefer being too hot as to freezing myself in the snow. The sun is shining, so perhaps my outdoor water won’t be frozen in the morning.

The elementary kids are headed out to Rochelle tomorrow to participate in the UIL academic competition. We are a little low this year, so school wise we may not progress as far as we normally do. Our kids will give it their best and that is what counts.

 

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