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Wed
25
Oct
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San Saba County TEEA attends State meeting

By Melanie Potter

A few of our local members attended the annual Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA) state meeting this year held at the Horseshoe Bay Resort. Throughout the two-day event, the ladies participated in business meetings to help their clubs and communities, educational events with information they can bring back to our area, and the state Cultural Arts competition.

 

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Wed
18
Oct
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Byron Theodosis will run for re-election

Over the years that I have had the privilege of serving as your County Judge, I have worked to keep San Saba County the place where everyone wants to live.

During those years, I have accomplished the following:

1.kept Farm Service and NRCS offices that were under threat of being removed in San Saba, and they are now designated as headquarters for San Saba, Lampasas, and Burnet Counties;

2.the Hill Country Transit’s administrative office complex (seven counties), along with those jobs, were going out of county; but, after a hard-fought fight, we saw it built here instead;

 

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Wed
18
Oct
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Fellowship of Christian Women to hold luncheon October 26th

by Sharon Hayesand 

Fellowship of Christian Women’s Luncheon for next Thursday, October 26th is going to meet in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church, San Saba. The ladies of this church extend a special invitation to all the ladies in the county and encourage you to bring several ladies. The luncheon features “Foods we enjoy Around Autumn.” Ladies in their 40’s are treated this month and do not need to bring food for our meal, unless you just want to prepare something unique. Other ages are encouraged to bring foods from your Fall Garden or colorful foods. A nursery can be available, if you notify Sharon Hayes in advance, so arrangements can be made. Remember to bring food for your children if you want them to eat during the luncheon time.

 

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Wed
11
Oct
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San Saba Garden Club holds October meeting

By Anne Vincent

The October San Saba Garden Club, with Dianna Furlan, presiding, met Tuesday, October 3rd, in the historic Mill Pond Building. Seventeen members were present and were joined by new member, Georgia Harris.

Committee reports included an update on pumpkin sales and the "Decorate for Fall Challenge," followed by a report from Becky Whitley on the Open House to introduce the newly refurbished Mill Pond Building to the San Saba community. The Open House had approximately 100 visitors and guests on September 22nd.

 

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Wed
11
Oct
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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to offer Professional Food Manager certification training course

Statistics indicate that foodborne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000 will die due to a foodborne illness.

Central Texas County food establishments typically fall under the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) jurisdiction each food establishment is required to have one certified food manager on site.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, San Saba County, is offering a professional Food Manager certification training course. This program will be offered for $125.00 on October 23-24, 2017 at the San Saba Civic Center. Cost includes training, materials, and a national Food Manager certification examination. The Food Manager's certification will be valid for five years.

 

Wed
04
Oct
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Rylander Library's "Story Hour" begins October 11th

The "Story Hour" at the Rylander Library starts on Wednesday, October 11th at 10:00 a.m. and goes through December 20th. Every Wednesday, the children will hear a story and do a craft or other planned project.

Please mark your calendars and be sure to join us at the Rylander Library for an hour of fun for your young ones on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. The library is located at 103 S. Live Oak St. You may call 372-3079, Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for information.

 

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Wed
04
Oct
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Decorate for Fall Challenge

By Anne Vincent

To all the San Saba businesses that have accepted the Garden Club Decorate for Fall Challenge, the San Saba Garden Club members would like to extend a loud and hearty “thank you”!

Many, many of these businesses have gotten pumpkins from the club which will use the donated funds to further the continuing projects sponsored by the club.

The unknown pumpkin fairy will continue to deliver pumpkins to some downtown doorways and to public places courtesy of the generosity and requests of City National Bank and Commercial National Bank.

 

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Wed
27
Sep
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Armadillos score late to earn come from behind victory

By Coach Jerod Fikac

The San Saba Armadillos football team mounted a strong comeback in the fourth quarter on Friday Night in Cross Plains to earn a hard fought win. The Dills fell behind 19-0 after a couple stalled drives and turnovers only to fight back before halftime to get the score to 25-20.

The first half saw the offense get out to a slow start but get its footing in the second quarter scoring three touchdowns all coming through the air. Sean O’Keefe connected with Cole Tupin for a 55 yard touchdown first then added another after a turnover connecting with Klay Prew from 4 yards out

 

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Wed
27
Sep
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Cross Plains defeats Middle School Dillos 22-6

By Coach Ronnie Schulze

The Cross Plains Middle School Buffaloes defeated the Middle School Dillos by a score of 22-6 at Rogan Field Thursday evening.

Cross Plains had one speedyback that the Dillos could not  catch. He got loose three times against the combined 7th and 8th Dillo defense.

The Dillo offense scored once, but actually threatened three more times but could not get the job done. There were times when the seventh grade offense and defense outplayed the eighth grade offense and defense.

 

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Wed
27
Sep
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My Favorite Fall Flowers

When the subject of Native Hill Country Wildflowers comes up, most folks think about bluebonnets, Indian blanket, Indian paintbrush, winecup, white prickly poppy—all things that bloom in the Spring. While I certainly like our spring flowers, I happen to like fall even more. Here are some of my favorite fall flowers, in no special order.

Gayfeather or liatris (Liatris mucronata) grows with erect stems up to 2 to 3 feet tall. The leaves are very numerous, narrow and long, and the flower head is a spire-like structure up to about a foot long. The flower head is made up of many small purple flowers with tiny purple threads or filaments sticking out, giving the flower head an interesting texture.

 

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