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Jordan Cattle Auction

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Receipts totaled 595 head and were limited due to the good rains all over the area, and no sale at Mason on Monday due to the Labor Day Holiday. The stocker steers sold steady with 10 steers 440 lbs at $171.00 ($752.40). The stocker heifers were $3-$5 lower. The feeder steers and heifers were $2 lower. The real fleshy calves 500-700 lbs were $2-$5 lower. Packer cows were $3-$4 lower, and bulls were steady. Pairs and bred cows were steady.

USDA Reminds Farmers of September 30 Deadline to Update Safety-Net Program Crop Yields

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USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners that they have a onetime opportunity to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields for covered commodities on the farm. The deadline is September 30, 2020, to update yields, which are used to calculate the PLC payments for 2020 through 2023. Additionally, producers who elected Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) should also consider updating their yields.

Farm Bureau Feeding Texas program has statewide impact

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Through the Farm Bureau Feeding Texas Co-op Contribution Program, Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) and county Farm Bureaus donated $350,648 to feed families in local communities. The program, established by TFB in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, paired food banks and other food-relief entities with local restaurants and caterers.

Doug's Doorstep

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As I was unpacking some boxes, I found a can in one I opened. It is just a regular tin can. It could have had spinach or green beans or perhaps corn. The outside of the can had a beige piece of paper around it. On the can someone had taken time to cut out may different eyes from magazines and pasted them all around the can. Also pasted on the can were cut out the word “I” and pasted on it. It is an “I can”.

Cry Out to God

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In Luke 18, Jesus told the story of an ungodly judge who was continually bothered by a widow woman who demanded justice concerning a matter. The woman’s persistence troubled him. He finally complied with her request, not because he sympathized with her need, but because he was weary of her visits. The woman’s persistence is compared to the prayers of God’s people who “… cry out day and night to Him...” (Luke 18:7). The lesson of the parable is found in verse 1: “… men always ought to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1).

La Palabra de Dios Dice

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Juan 6:60- 71 Al oírlas, muchos de sus discípulos dijeron: Dura es esta palabra; ¿quién la puede oír? Sabiendo Jesús en sí mismo que sus discípulos murmuraban de esto, les dijo: ¿Esto os ofende? ¿Pues qué, si viereis al Hijo del Hombre subir adonde estaba primero? El espíritu es el que da vida; la carne para nada aprovecha; las palabras que yo os he hablado son espíritu y son vida. Pero hay algunos de vosotros que no creen. Porque Jesús sabía desde el principio quiénes eran los que no creían, y quién le había de entregar. Y dijo: Por eso os he dicho que ninguno puede venir a mí, si no le fuere dado del Padre. Desde entonces muchos de sus discípulos volvieron atrás, y ya no andaban con él. Dijo entonces Jesús a los doce: ¿Queréis acaso iros también vosotros? Le respondió Simón Pedro: Señor, ¿a quién iremos? Tú tienes palabras de vida eterna. Y nosotros hemos creído y conocemos que tú eres el Cristo, el Hijo del Dios viviente. Jesús les respondió: ¿No os he escogido yo a vosotros los doce, y uno de vosotros es diablo? Hablaba de Judas Iscariote, hijo de Simón; porque éste era el que le iba a entregar, y era uno de los doce.

Armadillos shut out the Punchers

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San Saba ends 47-year drought! For the first time since 1973, San Saba came out victorious over the Mason Punchers at what is commonly known as “The Puncher Dome.” Since 1924, the Dillos and Punchers have squared off 55 times; of those 55 games, San Saba’s luck has not been too good, going 3-15-1 in Mason. A stifling defense along with a strong run game finally saw San Saba bring home a victory from their long-time rivals.

COVID-19 update for 9-15-20

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Information was provided by Dr. Craig Whiting, Texas Department of State Health Services Local Health Authority, and Marsha Hardy, Emergency Management Coordinator for San Saba County CASES: Total = 54 San Saba County = 24 San Saba County = 24 City of San Saba = 30 RECOVERED: San Saba County = 21 City of San Saba = 26 ACTIVE: San Saba County = 3 City of San Saba = 4 NO DEATHS Reminder from Marsha Hardy: Keep trying to protect yourself and those around you! Simply: Wash your hands, wear your mask, pay attention to your surroundings and, mostly, be kind! You can see updates during You can see updates during the week on our website: www.