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CTC offers technology skills certificate

The Central Texas College (CTC) Continuing Education department is offering a variety of technology courses leading to a certificate of completion in technology skills. To earn a certificate, students need to complete only five of the nine available computer-related classes which are offered January through May. Each class meets Tuesday/Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and offers eight credit hours. Each class costs $49. All five courses must be completed within a 12-month period.

The courses in the technology skills certificate of completion program are:

ITSC 1012 Beginning Computers: this beginner’s course introduces computer systems and their uses in today’s business communications. Students will learn to describe components of a typical computer system and gain a basic understanding of the software productivity suite (word processing, spreadsheets and database). The class is Tuesday/Thursday, January 29 through February 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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Coyote Pride

The future workforce in Texas will need to be workready. Many seniors are currently making plans for college or work after graduation.

Here is some food for thought. Studies show that foregoing postsecondary training and education can mean a tremendous loss of income over a lifetime. A student who earns an associate degree, for example, will earn an average of $340,000 more over a working lifetime than someone with just a high school diploma — and nearly $600,000 more than a worker with no diploma.

Four years of college is not for everyone. More parents and students need to be aware of all postsecondary educational options, including career and technical education (CTE), and the availability of financial assistance.

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The Texas Rangers and The San Saba Mob

SELECTED PASSAGES FROM VOLUME II

Editor’s Note - Part 44(d) of a continuing series

The State of Texas vs. Louis Davenport The following testimony was taken at the examining trial

in the above mentioned case.

This March 21st 1888

Objection overruled, and the witness continuing, said: “For two nights before he was killed we heard a noise in the yard.

Some time before that, at night, a crowd of sixteen men rode up and called for Papa.

My brother went out to see them and they asked him if Papa was at home. He said no, and then they told my brother to tell papa that he must leave within three days or he would be killed.

 

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The Richland Springs Report

I’m snuggled up on the couch watching my favorite player of all time getting ready to lose his match to a young man almost half his age. Although Roger is not playing well, he is still staying close. Everyone must lose; that is part of the game. I just hate to have him lose to someone who is brash and not quite the same genre of gentleman as Roger.

One of the qualities that makes Federer beloved of all tennis fans is his quiet sportsmanship and excellent playing skills. He is not braggadocios or wild. He just plays the game nicely. I really wanted young Tiafoe to win his match, but I disliked his outlandish display of bare chest pounding antics. Those just don’t go with the tennis I know. I expect to see soccer players throw their shirts around and strut their stuff, but not tennis players. I guess I am just a little old school person. I hope all these young athletes coming up take a good solid look at the manners of the men who have held this game for so long.

 

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Notes from the Spring Creek Arts Guild

Last night was the Super Blood Wolf Moon, but no one in my house stayed up late enough to see it fully eclipsed. I did go out to see it after it first rose, again about a half hour later when it was almost dark, and once more when it was partially eclipsed. The great thing about celestial events this time of the year is that not only can you see them through the bare branches of the trees, those same bare branches make very picturesque frames for full moons, sunrises, and sunsets. Yes, I am going to once more extol the glories of winter.

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Hill Country Naturalist

The Legume family has many interesting properties and is represented by many species of Hill Country plants.

The scientific or Latin name for this family is Fabaceae, and is also known as the Pea family. In Texas, Legumes are the third largest plant family after the Aster or Sunflower family and the Grass family. Flowering plants are classified and placed in families by scientists according to the, sometimes minute, structures of the flowers so the general appearance of the plants as a whole may have little in common with other members of the family.

The most easily recognized characteristic of the Pea family is that its seeds are enclosed in a "pod" composed of two halves which split apart when dry. Think sweet peas, black-eyed peas, or green beans.

 

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Teacher of the Month at Richland Springs ISD

Sue Ransom was born in Canada and grew up in a low income area speaking French and English. At the age of 21, she migrated to Australia to pursue a singing career. She met her husband, Russ, in Australia and returned to Texas to become a wife and mother. She has two sons and two stepdaughters.

She has travelled through Europe, Asia, Canada, the United States, Australia and Central America. She loves to travel. She believes that seeing first-hand the conditions of other countries or places helps to broaden the life experiences of all people. That is why she takes students on trips. . . to give them memories.

 

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Rotary Club hosting organ donor program this Thursday

Organ donation saves thousands of lives every year. One person can save eight lives through the gift of organ donation and can save or enhance the lives of up to 75 with the donation of corneas and tissues.

The Rotary Club of San Saba will host Sandra Sanchez as their program speaker this Thursday. Sandra is Communications Coordinator for Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA), based in Austin. This nonprofit organ procurement organization is one of 58 federally regulated Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) in the United States, which help to save lives through the power of organ donation.

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PAL Patrol goes to Austin!

Twenty-two San Saba High School high school PALs attended state conference in Austin Friday and Saturday, January 11-12th. Our students presented two workshops.

The first was one called “Getting to Know Each Other Through Ice Breakers and Games.” This workshop was so popular that the room could barely hold all the students who came. Our second workshop was entitled, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” and got its inspiration from the children’s show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." A skit was performed showing the interaction between Mister Rogers and his friend the police officer (played by Erik Argote and Sean O’Keefe).

 

 

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San Saba County Basketball

Lady Indian Brissa Baugh bringing the ball down the court.

 

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