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Local teen drowns in Mill Pond

Justin Levi Germer, 18, of Richland Springs, apparently lost his life by drowning in Mill Pond in San Saba, Sunday, March 19th.

According to San Saba Police Chief Ray Riggs, San Saba Emergency personnel responded to a call of a possible drowning at 3:04 p.m. Witnesses stated Germer went under water and never resurfaced.

 

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KSSB recognized with National Award

By Sharon O’Neill, Keep San Saba Beautiful

Keep San Saba Beautiful (KSSB) was honored for distinguishing itself as an exemplary 2017 Keep America Beautiful affiliate winning one of sixteen Affiliate Awards of Excellence at a National Awards Ceremony held January 24th in Washington, D.C.

This award acknowledged KSSB as a stand out leader whose enthusiasm and dedication focuses on the national organization’s vision of “a country in which every community is clean, green and a beautiful place to live.”

 

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San Saba High School athletes selected for 2017 FCA All-Star Games

Five San Saba High School Athletes were selected to play in the Big Country FCA All-Star Festival this summer.

Raylee Pannell, daughter of Jeff and Dana Pannell, was selected to the Cheerleading Squad. Hannah Hibler, daughter of Teri and Russell Ellis and Troy Hibler, was selected for Softball. Saveria Vasquez, daughter of Dena and Macario Vasquez, was selected for Basketball.

 

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Wed
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Richland Springs One Act Play advances to Bi-District

By Patsy Hall

The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare was named the first place play at the District 16A contest in Bangs, on March 9th. The play advanced to the Bi-District meet to be held in Sterling City on March 22nd.

Kenneth Faught received an Outstanding Technician Award; Nathan Stevens and Jacey Gos- Richland Springs One Act Play advances to Bi-District By Patsy Hall sett received Honorable Mention All Star Cast Awards; Cody Pardy received All Star Cast; and Peyton Sloan received the Best Actor award.

 

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Jordan Gossett selected to 18th Texas Roundup All-Star Game

Jordan Gossett, a senior at Richland Springs High School, has been selected as one of the top basketball players in Texas and invited to participate in the 18th Texas Roundup All-Star game to be held on March 18th in Maypearl, Texas.

The Texas Roundup, considered one of the state's most prestigious events, selects the state's top 24 boys and 24 girls from Class 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A schools. Players selected are chosen from hundreds of nominations statewide. Recruiters across the state participate as advisors in the Texas Roundup selection process.

 

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Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit wins National Championship

Texas A&M University's Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit (CCMU) took the Scholastic Action Shooting Program Collegiate Pistol Championship's top prize this past weekend in Talladega, Alabama. The four-man winning squad was composed of Kyle Post, Nick Mrak, John Burton, and Wade Ledbetter.

Kyle Post also won first place in the best overall time and Wade Ledbetter won second place for best overall time. CCMU member, Savannah Butters, won Top Woman Best Time. Other teams competing included West Point, Florida State University, Michigan State University, Bob Jones University, the University of Vermont, and John Brown University.

 

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Scottish Rite Club to meet March 14th

by Jan K. Huffstetler, 32°, President

The San Saba Scottish Rite Club will hold its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, March 14th at the Lodge hall in San Saba. A meal of pulled pork will be provided by Gary E. Farley. Supper will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Members are asked to provide a complimentary covered side dish, bread, salad or dessert. All Freemasons and their guests are invited.

Scottish Rite Masons are reminded to wear their hats and regalia.

 

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San Saba Tennis Team qualifies for the 3A & Under State Team Tennis Tournament

By Coach Ralph Cox

The San Saba Tennis Team qualified for the 3A & Under State Team Tennis Tournament for the 21st year in a row and 25 years altogether. In the regional semi-final match San Saba defeated Academy High San Saba Tennis Team qualifies for the 3A & Under State Team Tennis Tournament By Coach Ralph CoxSchool 12 to 7.

In the finals San Saba lost to Early High School 7 to 12. The top two teams from each region advance to the State Tournament on March 10 & 11. There will be 16 teams from 8 regions at the State Tournament.

 

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San Saba 4-H Members compete in District Food Challenge Competition

By Melanie Potter

The opportunity to be creative and demonstrate cooking skills has come around again for our local 4-H members with the annual District Food Challenge competition, held this year in conjunction with the San Angelo Stock Show.

Our local team from the Cherokee Club consisted of Kendall Johnson, Gracie Perry, and Dillon Sandlin.

 

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Night at the Museum this Saturday

by Lynn Blankenship

Are you ready to celebrate Texas Independence Day with us in Mill Pond Park? Tents are going up. Lights are being strung in the trees and beginning Saturday morning, the street between the Museum and Gazebo will be closed to traffic. If you have not already bought your ticket at Alamo Pecan, Harry’s, J. C. Campbell’s or any of the three banks, they will be available at the Ticket Tent located in the street between the museum and gazebo.

 

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