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Agrilife Extension Assists With COVID-19 Medical Supply Distribution

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Responders from the Disaster Assessment and Recovery Team of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have been deployed throughout the state to help ensure urgently needed personal protective equipment and medical supplies get to those on the front lines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jordan Cattle Auction

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Receipts totaled 4,357 head. Demand was strong, and the market was very active. The stocker steers were $10 higher with 16 steers at 569 lbs $152.00 ($864.88) and 23 steers at 439 lbs $163.00 ($715.57). The stocker heifers were $5 higher. Feeder steers were $5-$7 higher with 11 steers at 649 lbs $154.00 ($999.46), and feeder heifers were $2-$3 higher. Packer cows were $5 higher, and bulls were $3 higher. Pairs and bred cows were steady to $100 higher.

USDA reports record enrollment in key farm safety-net programs

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Producers signed a record 1.77 million contracts for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2019 crop year, which is more than 107 percent of the total contracts signed compared with a 5-year average. USDA also reminds producers that June 30 is the deadline to enroll in ARC and PLC for the 2020 crop year.

Doug's Doorstep

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When I was a child, I thought it would take forever for some things to happen. I couldn’t wait till I was 16 because then I would be able to drive a car. Eighteen would be better as I would be out of school. Twenty-one took about 10 years (or at least it seemed like it) and I could do even more things that you had to be a certain age to do them. All through my life there have been different things that seemed as though they would take forever, and now I can’t seem to slow them down.

Love Paid It All

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Many stories have been shared this past weekend of the heroics of our men and women in uniform who gave their lives to protect our nation. Jim Dennison shared a story originally shared by Chuck Colson of a soldier by the name of James Caudill, who fought in World War II.

La Palabra de Dios Dice

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Proverbios 4:1-15 Oíd, hijos, la enseñanza de un padre, Y estad atentos, para que conozcáis cordura. Porque os doy buena enseñanza; No desamparéis mi ley. Porque yo también fui hijo de mi padre, Delicado y único delante de mi madre. Y él me enseñaba, y me decía: Retenga tu corazón mis razones, Guarda mis mandamientos, y vivirás. Adquiere sabiduría, adquiere inteligencia; No te olvides ni te apartes de las razones de mi boca; No la dejes, y ella te guardará; Amala, y te conservará. Sabiduría ante todo; adquiere sabiduría; Y sobre todas tus posesiones adquiere inteligencia. Engrandécela, y ella te engrandecerá; Ella te honrará, cuando tú la hayas abrazado. Adorno de gracia dará a tu cabeza; Corona de hermosura te entregará. Oye, hijo mío, y recibe mis razones, Y se te multiplicarán años de vida. Por el camino de la sabiduría te he encaminado, Y por veredas derechas te he hecho andar. Cuando anduvieres, no se estrecharán tus pasos, Y si corrieres, no tropezarás. Retén el consejo, no lo dejes; Guárdalo, porque eso es tu vida. No entres por la vereda de los impíos, Ni vayas por el camino de los malos. Déjala, no pases por ella; Apártate de ella, pasa.

San Saba native graduates from Texas Tech School of Law

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On May 23, 2020, Maria Ortiz graduated from Texas Tech School of Law. While at Tech, Maria was enrolled in the dualdegree program and also served as an Articles Editor of the Texas Tech Law Review. In addition to earning her Juris Doctor degree, Maria also earned a Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning.

Lil’ Dillos making a difference

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The San Saba Elementary students (K-4th) once again teamed up with the American Heart Association in an effort to raise funds and help millions of Americans affected with heart issues. This was our fifth year to participate in the Kids Heart Challenge (KHC) event, otherwise known as Jump Rope For Heart (JRFH). As a campus, $7,856.34 was raised in donations to help the cause, with a grand total of $44,455.58 for the combined five years.

Happy Herman's Hideaway

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Hello there, my sweet San Saba friends, and how are you? I missed you last week. And I am not quite sure what happened because I wasn’t absent, and yet I was! I wrote my article as usual, sent it in, and yet pulled a disappearing act in the paper. Who knows, perhaps I will appear this week.