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31
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Hunting With Soldiers event held in San Saba County

Submitted by Alice Smith

The 3rd annual Hunting With Soldiers event was held in San Saba County the weekend of Friday, January 12th. Winfield Basham, Cleburne, Texas, arranged the hunt with Gordon Melton, Paducah, Texas. Larry Lee Smith helped with the setup in the County.

 

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Cherokee ISD Debate Team advances to State

Debate team District Champions: Kohlton Harding, Coach Jim Wheeler, and Crista Paik.

 

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Wed
31
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Keep San Saba Beautiful and San Saba ISD bring home community awards

The partnership between Keep San Saba Beautiful and San Saba ISD was recognized last Thursday at the annual Keep America Beautiful Convention in Dallas, TX. San Saba ISD has participated in a community involvement day for the previous two years with the City of San Saba to provide opportunities for students to give back to their communities. Every student participated in a project that helped the community or school in October 2016 and 2017. The community of San Saba brought home three total awards. The City of San Saba won two awards while San Saba ISD was awarded the “Youth and Education Award” for a school district. The district will continue to look to collaborate with the City of San Saba and Keep San Saba Beautiful Keep San Saba Beautiful and San Saba ISD bring home community awardsto provide opportunities to install service and “grit” in our students.

 

Wed
24
Jan
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Clovia Ketchum named President-Elect for Texas Young Farmers

Clovia Ketchum was recently elected to President-Elect for the Texas Young Farmers where she served as Secretary for the past two years. Ms. Ketchum also has served on their Board two previous times during her Secretary tenure.

Ms. Ketchum has been a member of the San Saba County Young Farmers for 25 years. Prior to becoming a member, she was actively involved for 17 years, making a total of 42 years involvement with Young Farmers. Ms. Ketchum is actively involved in farming and ranching operation, raising wheat, oats, and market sheep and goats.

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24
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Hill Country Memorial opens immediate care clinic in Llano

On January 22nd, the Hill Country Memorial Medical Group opened an Immediate Care Clinic in Llano at 1310 Ford St.

The clinic serves patients of all ages, providing immediate care for:

•Colds & flu

•Injuries & sprains

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Wed
24
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City Council holds regular meeting Monday, January 8th

By Donna Webb

The San Saba City Council held a regular session on Monday, January 8th, in the City Hall Chambers. Mayor Pro-Tem Mark Amthor called the Council to order at 6:00 p.m., announced a quorum and welcomed everyone. Alderman Charles Peeler gave the invocation and led everyone in the flag pledges.

The following Council members were in attendance: Ken Jordan, Mayor; Mark Amthor, Mayor Pro-Tem; Shawn Oliver, Alderman; Charles Peeler, Alderman; Robert Whitten, Alderman; and Stan Weik, City Manager. Oleta Behrens, Alderman, did not attend this meeting.

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Wed
17
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San Saba High School Cheer named UIL State Spirit Runner Up

By Elizabeth Chambers

The San Saba High School Cheerleaders attended the UIL State Sprit Championships in Ft. Worth on January 11, 2018. The contest consists of three preliminary rounds in Band Dance, Crowd-Leading Cheer and Fight Song. The girls competed against 38 other schools for an opportunity to enter the top 20 for the final round. The girls ended up 17th overall in the preliminary rounds. However, in the final round, the Game Day Performance, scores are started over. The girls have 3 minutes to present a true game day sideline performance. After prelims, our girls worked on getting a threeminute performance perfected for the final Game Day Competition. They must perform their band dance, react to an announced situation and respond with the correct offense or defense cheer, execute their crowd-leading cheer and end with their fight song.

Wed
17
Jan
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The Texas Rangers and the San Saba Mob

Submitted by Ross J. Cox, Sr.

SELECTED PASSAGES FROM VOLUME I

Editor’s Note – Part 25 in a continuing series.

Soon thereafter McCarty haunted the Ranger camp. The old man finally gave in as his conscience could stand it no more. He told all he knew and made a full confession to Mc- Donald. In a letter to Mabry on 26 September 1897, McDonald Wrote:

Another one of the Mob has unfolded to me and made affidavit to it, of the signs, passwords and of the murder of Jim Brown and who he says was killed by the Mob. He testified for Bill Ogle in the examining trial and stated things that were not true, but he says he was made to do it and that he would be killed by them if he refused to obey their bidding. But that it had been worrying him so badly that he thinks he would die. And he unfolded everything and that as he had got a chance to tell on them or loose his place and probably his life.

 

Wed
17
Jan
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Central Texas Farm Credit declares record $6.3 million patronage refund

The Board of Directors of Central Texas Farm Credit, a rural financing cooperative, recently approved the payment of a record $6.3 million cash patronage refund to its customers, based on its solid earnings in 2017.

Checks will be mailed to customers in March.

 

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Wed
10
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San Saba City Council holds regular session December 11th

City Honors December's Employee of the Month

Minutes provided by Sabrina Maultsby, City Secretary

The San Saba City Council held a public hearing, as well as a regular session, on Monday, December 11th, in the Council Chambers. Mayor Kenneth Jordan called the meeting to order, welcomed everyone, and announced a quorum present at this meeting. Mayor Pro-Tem Amthor gave the invocation and led flag pledges.

 

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