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The Idle American

By Dr. Don Newbury

My Uncle Mort’s Sad Scene…

He stood there, gazing at the Salvation Army kettle on the town square. It was Christmas Eve, and my Uncle Mort--106 and counting--solemnly offered a “mental salute” to the woman as she joyfully rang her bell. Frail of body and warmed only by a tattered coat given to the Army last year, she seemed resolved to help the less fortunate.

Perhaps minding the kettle for last-minute shoppers as they joined the fray for final purchases was the noblest thing she could do.

Mort choked up as he described the scene. The kettleminder’s ringing set him to thinking about moments in 2018 when he blew his stack, usually because he didn’t have all the facts. And when he did, they were somewhat dyslexic--backwards at best in his “fire/aim/ready” life.…

 

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Robison Cloyd (R.C.) Edmondson

Robison Cloyd (R.C.) Edmondson, 86, of Goldthwaite, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018, in Round Rock, Texas.

R.C. was born on Jan. 18, 1932, in Mullin, Texas, to William Joseph and Willie Fern (Albright) Edmondson. He married Della Louise Reichert on August 20, 1960.

After graduating from San Saba High School, he attended Tarleton State College for two years and then Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, where he received his degree in agriculture. He spent two years as a pre-flight instructor at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio where he rose to the rank of Captain.

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Elsie Keele

Elsie Keele, 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 21, 2018. She was born to Allen Dewey Reed and Ada Onie Sims Reed on December 8, 1923 in Killeen, Texas. Her family and friends celebrated her life on December 23, 2018, at Heritage Funeral Home. Services were at 1:00 p.m. Burial was at the San Saba Cemetery immediately following services.

Elsie married Claude Franklin Keele on December 8, 1937. They had two beautiful children: Claude Larry Keele and Judy Faye Keele. Her husband and life-mate passed away in 2001. Elsie was a beautician until she retired in 2013.

Elsie had a passion for life and a deep love for all of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She also had a passion for serving Jesus Christ. She was always ready to serve Christ at The Father’s House in any way she could. Elsie will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

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Marjorie Gage

Our sweet and loving mother went to be with her Lord Jesus on December 25, 2018 in Brownwood, Texas. Marjorie Gage was born to Luther Neal and Johnnie Merl Brown on December 6, 1928. Visitation was held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba, Texas. Services followed at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel. Interment was at San Saba Cemetery.

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Commercial National Bank’s Christmas Giveaway

The children were in the pew in front of me.

We had not arrived early enough at my sister’s church for the Christmas Eve service to secure a seat in back, so we were in the fourth row. The first row is never used by anyone, the second row is only for people who arrive impossibly late. The third row is, for all intents and purposes, the front row and that’s where these two wild looking children were.

The children were provisioned with colored pencils and drawing paper but, other than that, looked rather neglected. Neither one had seen a comb in a long time. Both were dressed in a combination of outdoors wear and pajamas. Neither was actually sitting on the pew. The girl was sitting on the floor, using the bench as a drawing table, the boy was sprawled out across the bench, arms and legs akimbo. I felt myself making judgements. I get that way sometimes.

“Seriously,” I thought, “is getting out of their pajamas too much to ask?”

 

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The Texas Rangers and The San Saba Mob

By Ross J. Cox, Sr.

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.

8 June 1897

Fifty-third Court. The case of George Trowbridge of San Saba County, charged with the murder of J. R. Turner in June 1889 was called yesterday morning in the Fifty-third District Court, Judge Frank Morris presiding.

The case is an important one and 269 witnesses are under process in it, nearly all of them are present.

Of that number only forty are state witnesses.

Both sides announced ready for trial, and the work on impaneling a jury began.

 

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It’s time for the 87th San Saba County Livestock Show and Youth Fair

January 10th-12th, 2019 the San Saba Young Farmers will be having the 87th Annual San Saba County Livestock Show. Everyone is encouraged to come out and watch many of the youth of San Saba Co show their animals that they have been working with for the last several months. Several of these youth will be going on to represent San Saba County in major shows around the state at Fort Worth, San Angelo, San Antonio, Houston, Kerrville, and Austin. The barn will open at 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning so everyone can move their livestock in. The barn will close at 1:00 p.m. Weigh in starts at 2:00 p.m., so it is very important to have the animals in by 1:00 p.m. The show will start Friday at 8:00 a.m. with Steers, Heifers, Swine, Sheep and Goats. For all the buyers, there will be a meal Saturday starting at 4:00 p.m. with the sale starting at 5:30 p.m.

 

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The Richland Springs Report

Welcome 2019. We are welcoming the New Year on a frosty note. Now comes the post-holiday let down. As a grandparent and parent a house full of children is absolute heaven. The peace after everyone is gone is bitterly sublime but needed after the hustle and bustle. I know it is a little morbid, but when everyone leaves a sadness descends on my heart. Russ and I are getting up there in years and tomorrow is not promised. I feel as if this will be the last time I see any of my precious family. I know that is silly, and I certainly don’t stay in that state, but for a few minutes I shed my momma’s tears.

Our family has trickled in a few at a time this year.

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Free gardening program offered by Kingsland Garden Club

Local Expert and Highland Lakes Master Gardener Earth-Kind Specialist Sheryl Yantis will present "Hill Country Landscaping”.

This informative program discusses how to use landscape design principles to create or enhance your own hill country garden. A garden is a work of art that changes with the seasons and some of the same principles can be used to create a beautiful garden in your yard using native and adapted hill country plants.

 

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Coyotes Little Dribblers

The 5th/6th grade Richland Springs Coyotes won the Zephyr Basketball Tournament and took home the Championship!

Coyotes' coed team is playing against all boy teams and handling their business.

 

 

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