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Reserve Champions of the 62nd Pecan Food Show

Lee Murray prepared Pecan Apple Fried Pies which earned him a Pecan Food Show Non-Club Division Reserve Champion rosette.

 

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Fikac named Dave Campbell Coach of the Year

Dave Campbell Texas Football Magazine has named Jerod Fikac as Texas Football Coach of the Year. Announcement was made during the radio show last week and can be seen at this link: Dave Campbell's Texas Football was live. It's UIL State Week! Plus, Mr. Texas Football announcement and Coach of the Year announcement! Dave Campbell's Texas Football.

 

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Final Four setback can’t diminish Super Season

ABILENE—New Deal’s hand was loaded with a full house. With a big help from an Ace for a quarterback, the Lions stormed past San Saba, 35-6, December 14, in the Class 2A, Division I, semifinals.

“{Give} credit to them,” Armadillos’ head coach Jerod Fikac said. “Not on our kids—put that on me,” and, in a signature postgame statement, he added, “Our kids fought all season long; {they} have nothing to be ashamed of.” As accurate as a Spelling Bee champion: 14-1 record after winning three games in 2016-2017 combined, and going farther in the playoffs than anyone else in the school’s gridiron history.

New Deal—near Lubbock and now 15-0—was led on a 78-yard drive—at historic Shotwell Stadium—in the opening quarter by quarterback Jett Whitfield. On secondand-22 from the San Saba 26, he threw over the middle to D.K. Blaylock, and he ran in for a 7-0 lead with 3:59 to go in the first.

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Happy Herman's Hideaway

My Use Of Being Adorable

Well hello there dear San Saba friends, so very happy to see you! Now if you say to yourself, Herman, you are a bit loco in your dachshund head because you are writing to us and not able to see us at all…you would be wrong about that as I imagine you as I write. Yep, mom told me when I began writing, it is always important to imagine your audience and so I do. Oh, I see ranchers, shopkeepers, school teachers, students, caregivers, doctors, lawyers, housewives and everyone! You are so real to me that one time I got too close to a rancher’s spurs and could actually smell the cows! Ha ha ha! Now you know I am teasing but isn’t that just fun to imagine? Anywho, I do write as if I am right there with you.

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San Saba Food Bank volunteers treated to spaghetti lunch

The volunteers of the San Saba Food Bank were treated to a spaghetti lunch in appreciation of their work distributing food to the residents of San Saba and surrounding counties. Carol Littlefield, Volunteer Coordinator for the local body, made sure that there was plenty of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and desserts for all that attended. The food was prepared and served by the Thinking Of You group of First United Methodist Church San Saba.

The local Food Bank is sponsored by First United Methodist Church of San Saba and relies on volunteers from that church, as well as the Bend/Lometa United Methodist Church and others in the community. Some of our City employees were invited to join the luncheon for their willingness to step in and assist with food distribution this summer when the Civic Center was not available.

 

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Hill Country Naturalist

When most people think of the winter landscape, they tend to think of brown, dead-looking foliage. While a lot of our trees, shrubs and perennials do in fact lose their leaves in the winter, we in the Hill Country have greener winters than folks in many other parts of the country.

Most of the greenery we see in the winter is due to our two most common woody plants, juniper and live oaks, and since these two species make up so much of our landscape, our winters are not as dreary as some other places. Mexican white oak, which is not locally native but grows in Val Verde county and into Mexico, and is commonly planted in this area, has leaves that persist into the spring like live oaks.

But, those are not the only evergreens we have, so sprinkled among the junipers and live oaks are many other green shrubs. Here are some of them.

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Pierian Study Club met on December 13th

The Pierian Study Club and guests celebrated their Christmas Guest Tea on Thursday, December 13th, at the historical Cunningham-Turner house. The Entertainment Committee, composed of Celia Bell, Chairman; Audrey Smith, Marjean Henderson, Brooke Bagley, Leanne Holley, Anna Wilson, Cydney Pearce and Lynn McHenry, were hostesses for the event.

The historical house has been in Martha Leigh Whitten's family since it was built in 1916, when her family moved to Texas from Alabama. The home has been restored with much of the original furniture and hardwood. It is used for many different functions.

 

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Richland Springs boys basketball wins Rochelle Tournament, upsets 2A Junction

Six days after walking off the gridiron for the final time in 2018 the Richland Springs Coyotes found themselves in unfamiliar territory, they were trailing. Down 7 late in the first quarter to Lingleville the Coyotes, with merely 2 days of practice under their belt, went to work. Lead in scoring by Sophomore Matthew Rigdon (35) and defensive stops by Senior Cameron Parham, the Coyotes ended the next three quarters on a 43-21 run to win 62-37.

The Coyotes never seemed to cool off in the coming days as the average of margin of victory exceeded 35 points while defeating Rochelle, Lometa, and Brookesmith. Multiple double-digit rebound games from Junior Wade Appleton and scoring outbursts of 32 by Freshman Chase Rigdon and 31 from Matthew Rigdon saw that the Coyotes would play in the tournament final.

 

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Lady Dillo Basketball Report

The Lady Dillos got their week started when they traveled to Comanche to face the Lady Maidens. From the opening tip off, the Lady Dillos overwhelmed Comanche with their defensive pressure. They held a 17-0 lead after the 1st quarter and would never look back. The Lady Dillos defeated Comanche by a final score of 71-16.

The Lady Dillos then traveled to Coleman on Thursday morning to play a tough Cisco team in the opening round of the Coleman tournament. We knew that Cisco had a great team and would test us for 32 minutes.

Cisco, in many ways, is very similar to us. They have great defensive pressure and have a lot of weapons to hurt you offensively. They also push the ball really well in transition.

Cisco came out and took an early six-point lead in the 1st quarter. Both teams would go back and forth trading baskets as the game went on, but the Lady Dillos could never really cut into their lead. Cisco went on to defeat the Lady Dillos by a score of 46-53.

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The Idle American

‘Tis a puzzlement. Can anyone on the planet engage us to the degree that a 20th century icon did?

More specifically, can anyone “grab” us visually the way he did--that prolific author, painter and illustrator who reached Americans’innermost cockles with a paint brush and canvas?

That icon re-defined sentimentality with engaging covers on The Saturday Evening Post 321 times during the publication’s 66 years of weekly magazines. His name was Norman Rockwell. Some well-known critics refused to take his works seriously, even failing to call him an artist. Rockwell agreed, but still turned out more than 4,000 original works, capturing the hearts of a grateful nation, up to and including U.S. presidents….

“Have you seen Rockwell’s Post cover this week?” was a question heard often from border to border and from shore to shore. His covers sparked convivial conversation across backyard fences, in barber and beauty shops and thousands of other places across the land.

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