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31
Jan
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Sara Meador Wins Stonewall SWCD Poster Contest

Sara Meador Wins Stonewall SWCD Poster Contest

Students from the Aspermont ISD Elementary Campus were given an opportunity to design a poster with the theme “Where would we BEE without Pollinators?"” for the Stonewall Soil and Water Conservation District Annual Poster Contest with cash prizes awarded of $50, $30, and $20.

The 2020 Poster Contest first place winner is Sara Meador a First Grade student at Aspermont ISD.

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Fri
31
Jan
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Student Spotlight: Joie Morris, Roby High School

Student Spotlight: Joie Morris, Roby High School

Joie Morris

Roby junior, Joie Morris was invited earlier this school year to attend the National Leadership Forum for Medicine, an honor only extended to a few students across the nation each year. She will be taking off for the forum in Missouri this summer, that is, if she can raise enough funds to cover the tuition cost for the event.

As a straight-A student, Roby CISD was happy to welcome Joie into the district when her family moved from the Trent School District at the end of last year. It took little time into the groove in her new school, joining FFA — where she shows pigs — participating in UIL public speaking events, inducted into the National Honor Society, and became the manager for “as many sports teams as they would allow,” said Joie.

While she has always done well in school and strives to make good grades, her mom said, “Joie has really come alive in Roby and wanted to be involved in everything she can.”

Fri
17
Jan
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County Conservation Partners Host Local Work Group Meeting

Roby, Texas, DECEMBER 10, 2019—The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas’ Fisher County and the Upper Clear Fork Soil and Water Conservation District cordially invite the public to attend their FY21 Local Working Group (LWG) meeting January 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM.

The purpose of this annual LWG meeting is to set local conservation priorities and bring conservation stakeholders together to discuss conservation topics and issues relevant to helping Fisher County farmers and ranchers better conserve on-farm natural resources.

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Fri
10
Jan
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4Ry, USDA, Texas A&M AgriLife to develop innovative spraying technology for cattle fever ticks

4Ry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research have signed a collaborative research agreement to develop a means to more efficiently and effectively spray cattle and kill cattle fever ticks, according to a 4Ry Inc. announcement.

Cattle fever ticks are vectors of pathogens causing bovine babesiosis, also known as cattle tick fever, and are the focus of the U.S. Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program.

Pete Teel, Ph.D., AgriLife Research entomologist, regents professor and interim department head, Department of Entomology, College Station, will lead the project and provide administrative guidance. Field testing will be conducted by AgriLife Research and USDA-ARS at the USDAARS Cattle Fever Tick Research Laboratory in Edinburg.

The project will adapt 4Ry’s Charge Injected Precision Spraying, ChIPS, for conductive fluids. Many cattle pesticides are water-based, which makes them conductive.

Fri
20
Dec
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Aspermont youth group delivers Sunday moring worship service

Aspermont youth group delivers Sunday moring worship service

Pictured, left to right, Walter (the puppet parrot), Colten Gentry, Sadie Gentry, Celie Gentry, Amilia Hecht, McKye Hecht, Patricia Murguia, Divina Murguia, Joseph Hecht.

MEMBERS OF THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF ASPERMONT YOUTH GROUP PREPARED AND PRESENTED A CHRISTMAS THEMED WORSHIP SERVICE THIS PAST SUNDAY. THE SERVICE INCLUDED 2 MUSIC VIDEOS, 3 SCRIPTURE PASSAGES, 5 HYMNS, A SKIT WITH A PUPPET, AND A SERMON MESSAGE TITLED "CHRISTMAS JOY.

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Fri
13
Dec
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SMHD Foundation: Pj's & Pop tarts

SMHD Foundation: Pj's & Pop tarts

The Stonewall Memorial Hospital District Foundation held PJs and PopTarts December 8 at the Stonewall County Community Center. Kids were able to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and hear them read "The Night Before Christmas" while enjoying Pop-Tarts and juice with friends. Funds and canned food raised from the event are being donated to the Stonewall County Senior Citizen's Center. To stay up to date on other SMHD Foundation events, follow Stonewall Memorial Hospital District on Facebook.

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Fri
06
Dec
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Rotan City takes next step toward water infrastructure funding

The Rotan City council approved updates to the city’s water conservation and drought contingency plan, the next step in grant preparations for the upcoming 2020 grant cycle.

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Fri
06
Dec
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Local 4-H teams cook it up at District

Local 4-H teams cook it up at District
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Three hundred and ten 4-H'ers from twenty three counties met in Jacksboro, Texas on Wednesday, November 20th to participate in the District Food Challenge Competition.

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Fri
29
Nov
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HAPPY Thanksgiving

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Marcus Sellers - Thankful for everything daily. “I live a blessed life, man. I couldn’t be happier.”

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Miguel Martinez - Thankful for my family and my salvation

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Melinda Garza & Sierra Amador - Melinda and Sierra are thankful for all of Gods gifts: family, health life, and their shared friendship.

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Don Rooms - Thankful to still be here and walking around.

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Joe & Annette Macias and Jamie Guadalcazar - Thankful for family and Jamie’s baby. Joe was on the road a lot when his children were growing up, but gets to spend every day with them now. “Family is everything to me,” said Joe.

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Fri
15
Nov
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Stonewall County 4-H District Food Show Results

Stonewall County 4-H District Food Show Results

PHOTO BY MELISSA RIBELIN

On Saturday, November 2nd, the Stonewall County 4-H District Food Show qualifiers traveled to Vernon, Texas and participated the the District Food Show competition.

This years theme was Food From around the World which challenged the kids to prepare a dish from any other country but the United States. Our entries came from Africa, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

This event allows the 4-Her to properly prepare a dish in one of four different categories, do an oral presentation including preparation techniques and nutritional information, food safety and proper food handling. Stonewall County had 8 District qualifiers and 6 of those placed.

Junior Division

• Madalyn Gonzales -1st / Bread and Cereal

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