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03
Apr
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Parents adjust to playing the role of in-home teacher

Parents adjust to playing the role of in-home teacher

Zach & Rose Yanez's home store they set up for their children to purchase items from after earning "cash" from completing their chores (Courtesy Photo).

Stonewall and Fisher County schools started their first days of distance learning shortly after spring break in efforts slow the spread of COVID-19, and as orders from the Governor extend school closures until May, parents are working with teachers to make sure kids keep up with schoolwork.

Distance learning is a form of online education that can be run through several different programs such as Google Classroom and Edmodo. In this way, teachers can still teach classes or assign students work and maintain social distancing, and each school has a different process when it comes to keeping in contact with their students.

Fri
27
Mar
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BCEC Actions to Minimize Covid-19 Exposure through April 3

Big Country Electric Cooperative offices are closed to all visitors through April 3, 2020 per Governor Abbot’s recommendation, but BCEC employees are working and abiding by recommended safety and distancing guidelines or working from home. We are striving to serve our members as normally as possible while trying to protect our employees and their families. The COVID19 situation and temporary closure of our lobbies will not interrupt delivery of electricity to our members.

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Fri
27
Mar
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Sheep prices steady, goats great amid uncertain market conditions

Texas sheep and goat producers are experiencing a mixed bag of good-to-stable prices amid increased market uncertainty as they get farther into 2020, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

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Fri
28
Feb
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New members of Roby CISD NJHS

New members of Roby CISD NJHS

Roby CISD inducted 7 new members into the National Junior Honor Society last Wednesday, February 19th. Those new inductees are (l to r) Lilly Benson, Maribel Carlos, Ivy Espinoza, Houston Few, Callie Hernandez, Carly Jimenez, Josselyn Williams. (Courtesy Photo)

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Fri
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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