County Life

Fri
14
Jun
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Yardmothers break ground on school beautification project

Hornet Fairy Yard Mother, Lola Gholson, Karter Morris and Caden McLaury get the flower bed ready to plant.

It has taken the better part of the past couple of months, but the Hornet Fairy Yardmonthers began to really get things moving with its citizen-run beautification project, addressing the grounds at Aspermont ISD.

The Yardmothers is a community group consisting of nine local women led by Belinda Hecht, as well as several volunteers, donators, and business owners with a goal of improving the curb appeal of the school district.

Students became involved prior to the summer break and several community members have reached out by making cash donations, purchasing plants like red yucca, desert willows, or double knockout roses — which can be planted in memory of a loved one — or by grabbing their tools and lending a hand.

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Fri
31
May
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Roby Ex Student Association have 2019 Homecoming all planned out

Calling all Roby Alumni to mark you calendars and get ready for the 36th Biennial Homecoming. The dates are September 13th and 14th, 2019 and are full of activities for everyone to enjoy.

"We have new things on the schedule that we believe will be lots of fun." said RESA President, Gay Nell Cherry." There will be an Exes Concert on Saturday at 1, before the Program, in the auditorium with featured "artists" Jack Terry (Class of '62), and his Texas High Band - Doug Simmons (Class of '57), Hershey Cordell (Class of '57), Kirk Williamson (Class of '83), Darlene Coker Moore (Class of '55) and Betty Joy McGinnis Vaught (Class of '62). We have lots of talented Roby exes and we think the show will be very entertaining."

Fri
24
May
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Roby Lions Club Presents Scholarship to Senior Riley Branson

Roby Lions Club showed their support of community youth by awarding Roby High School Senior Riley Branson $250 for continued education.

According to President Carolyn Hargrove, “Riley submitted the winning essay on “Lions Club and the Value of Community Service”. He is a deserving recipient of this scholarship. We appreciate the interest and efforts of all scholarship applicants. Helping young people continue their education is one of the challenges our community faces, and it’s a need our club continues to address. We are also extraordinarily grateful for the support and contributions we receive from members of the community. You are helping us make a difference.”

Fri
24
May
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2019 Aspermont High School Graduating Seniors Receive Masonic Scholarships

Pictured L-R: Alex Long, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, Gracie English, Mady Milloy, McKayla Coplen, Kenadee Shugart, and Rusty Harris, Lodge Master

On Monday, May 20th, 2019 four outstanding graduating seniors from Aspermont High School were awarded scholarships from Aspermont Masonic Lodge No. 1382 A F & A M. Each of these seniors will receive their scholarship check upon enrollment at their chosen college. This year’s scholarship awards were for $500 each.

Funds for these annual scholarships come from individual donations from Masons as well as endowment funds from the Grand Lodge of Texas and revenue from water sales at the ice house in Aspermont situated next to the Lodge. The Grand Lodge awards over $2 million to local Lodges each year for scholarships. Steve Pepper, a Mason from Knox City, who owns the ice house, generously gives the water sales revenue to the Aspermont Lodge for this purpose.

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Fri
03
May
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Debbie Moorhead for Aspermont School Board

I, Debbie Moorhead, would love to have your vote for the upcoming Aspermont ISD Board of Trustees election. Before my current 25 year employment at FNB, I worked at Aspermont ISD for 7 years, 3 years in lunchroom and 4 years as a Teacher's Aide.

I am married to Ronnie Moorhead and together we have 4 children and many grandchildren. 2 of our kids are Aspermont High graduates and one of our grandsons is currently enrolled in Aspermont Elementary. So, when I was asked to fill a position on the board back in July, I was more than honored. I have so much pride for our school, faculty, the students and our community. I would love to have the opportunity to continue serving on the Board of Trustees. There are great things happening with our school and if elected I promise to have an open mind and to work as a team for the betterment of the school, students and faculty.

Fri
03
May
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Community Action Network Celebrates 55 years of Service

2019 Marks the 55th year since the Community Action Network was established to help American families and communities overcome obstacles to poverty. Over 1000 agencies across the country are working every day to create opportunities and transform the lives of their neighbors making communities stronger and helping families across the US thrive. Double Mountain Outreach Services (DMOS), an agency of Aspermont Small Business Development Center, is a proud member of the Community Action Network, and is helping families throughout its service area of Stonewall, Kent, Throckmorton, Haskell, Knox and Jones counties. Each May, during Community Action Month, DMOS reflects on the impact the agency and the network has had on families. Last year alone, DMOS served over 3000 people in our service area, and the Community Action Network served 15 million across the country with immediately needed services such as shelter and food, and also long-term solutions like education and job placement.

Fri
19
Apr
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Stonewall County 4-Hers Bake Sale & Raffle was a success!

Stonewall County 4-Her’s showed off their baking skills as they held a bake sale on Saturday, April 13th. Due to inclement weather preventing an outdoor sale, the kids were able to join the Stonewall County Senior Citizens in their building as they participated in the City-Wide Garage Sale. In addition to the Bake Sale, the winner of our month-long raffle sales was announced.

Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, Texas donated 4 one day pass tickets to Stonewall County 4-H to use as a fund raiser to help raise money for summer camp. 4-H added $ 200.00 in gifts cards and raffled them as a mini getaway package. Congratulations to Stacy Senn as her name was drawn as the winner of our raffle and thank you to everyone who purchased tickets.

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Fri
19
Apr
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Pulling the Sack in Fisher County Texas

To the Reader: This is column #12 a series “Pulling the Sack”. We continue the journey of a 15-yearold girl named, Joselyn Garza, as she shares the routine of pulling bolls and the anxiety of the rumored coming of the “cotton stripper” that will change her way of life. Readers are encouraged to comment on the narrative, please call Brother Jim at (512)216-9519 or email

brotherjim@grandecom.net
. Photos of downtown Rotan and cotton fields are requested/welcomed.

Beginning of a Romance

Narrator: Lionel, son of Sonny Bevers and about the same age as Joselyn, had a plan focused on the bird nest in the chinaberry tree outside the door of the migrant house, where she lived. After rehearsing it, he tried it out on Joselyn.

Fri
12
Apr
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Stonewall County 4-H Bunny Box Deliveries

On Friday, April 5th Stonewall County 4-Hers prepared and delivered 38 Easter Bunny Boxes today to the local food pantry. Each Bunny box contained a juice box, a pudding cup, a mini rice crispy treat and a mini chocolate Easter bunny. The bunny boxes will be distributed by the food pantry to all children whose parents receive food distribution in April.

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Fri
12
Apr
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Pulling the Sack in Fisher County Texas

To the Reader: This is column #11 a series “Pulling the Sack”. We continue the journey of a 15-year-old girl named, Joselyn Garza, as she shares the routine of pulling bolls and the anxiety of the rumored coming of the “cotton stripper” that will change her way of life. Readers are encouraged to comment on the narrative, please call Brother Jim at (512)216-9519 or email

brotherjim@grandecom.net.
Photos of downtown Rotan and cotton fields are requested/welcomed.

In Route from Rotan to Sylvester…Attending a Dance

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