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    Local 4-H’ers compete in Plant ID contest

Local 4-H’ers compete in Plant ID contest

Five Stephens County 4-H Plant ID members competed at the Hackamore Ranch Open Invitational Contest on April 14 in Thorndale. Mykel Walters competed as senior individual and placed seventh. The junior team of Hannah Moreno, Nathan Tatum, Kason Burchett and Levi Adams placed second, behind Milam County 4-H. As junior

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    Governor declares drought disaster for Stephens County

Governor declares drought disaster for Stephens County

Stephens County is one of several that Gov. Greg Abbott declared on Friday, April 13, to be disaster areas due the threat of drought. The 72 Texas counties are currently experiencing extraordinary drought conditions resulting in an increased threat of wildfire. The drought conditions pose an imminent threat to public health,

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    FFA plant sale continues Saturday, April 14

FFA plant sale continues Saturday, April 14

The annual Breckenridge High School Plant Sale will from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until they sell out) today, Saturday, April 14, at the BHS Greenhouse (500 W. Lindsey St). For sale are a variety of hanging baskets, bedding plants, succulents, tomatoes, and more. Prices range from $2 to

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    UPDATE: Fire chief halts burning at least until Monday

UPDATE: Fire chief halts burning at least until Monday

UPDATE: Less than 36 hours after the Stephens County burn ban was lifted, brush burning in the area has gotten out of hand and Breckenridge Fire Chief Calvin Chaney has once again halted all burning at least until Monday, April 16. He said fires in Stephens and Eastland counties have

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    Ag lawyer offers some insight to area landowners

Ag lawyer offers some insight to area landowners

An agricultural law specialist met with a group of area residents last week in Albany regarding the rules and regulations that govern the land and its owners. Tiffany Dowell Lashmet is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Ag Law at Texas A&M. Her seminar was co-sponsored by the Stephens

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    Commissioners hear Extension Office report, extend burn ban

Commissioners hear Extension Office report, extend burn ban

During Commissioners Court on Monday, Stephens County Extension Agent Sumer Russell presented her 2017 year-end report  and the county commissioners voted to extend the county-wide burn ban. Russell gave commissioners an overview of her department’s community programs and activities for the 2017 and a look at the local 4-H and

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    Local 4-H Plant ID teams place at PK, Houston

Local 4-H Plant ID teams place at PK, Houston

The Stephens County 4-H Plant Identification Team competed at the Possum Kingdom Area SWCD Contest on March 2 in Graham. The team of Hannah Moreno, Nate Tatum, Miley Roberts and Kason Burchett placed first. Team #2 of Levi Adams, Abby Otts and Josiah Moreno placed second. Hannah Moreno was high

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Extension service to offer ag land law seminar March 14

The Stephens County Extension Service, along with the Lower Clear Fork of the Brazos Soil and Water Conservation District and the Leon Bosque Resource Conservation and Development Council, will sponsor a presentation on Ag Property Law at noon Wednesday, March 14, in Albany. The presentation by Tiffany Lashmet, an assistant

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    Herdsman Awards winners, others honored at awards banquet

Herdsman Awards winners, others honored at awards banquet

At the awards banquet for the 2018 Stephens County Junior Livestock Show and Sale, the annual buckle presentations were made and the checks from the sale were distributed. Additionally, many of the volunteers who assisted with the event were honored for their work. One of the first things on the

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    Harvick takes home Jacob Jackson Master Showman Award

Harvick takes home Jacob Jackson Master Showman Award

The last event before the sale at the 2018 Stephens County Junior Livestock Show was the competition for the Jacob Jackson Master Showman Award. Halle Harvick, who originally showed sheep at the stock show, won the Master Showman Award. The Jacob Jackson Master Showman Award contest includes the senior showmanship

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Announcement

QUILT SHOW The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center’s 2018 Quilt Show opened May 8 and will continue through June 29. The BFAC is located at 207 N. Breckenridge Ave. and is open to the public.

BHS GRADUATION The Breckenridge High School Class of 2018 will graduate at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25. The ceremony will be held in the BHS Athletic Facility (aka the “new gym”).

BRECKENRIDGE AIRSHOW The 21st Breckenridge Airshow will take place May 26-27 at the Stephens County Airport. For more information, visit the website www.breckenridgeairshow.com.

KIDS SOAP MAKING CLASS The Stephens County Extension office will offer a Soap Making Class for kids in grades 2-12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Extension office, 2622 Highway 180 East (at the intersection of State Highway 67 and U.S. Highway 180). The fee for the class will be $35 per student, and the class is limited to 15 kids. Attendees will need to take a sack lunch. For more information or to register, call Sumer Russell at 254-559-2313.

BATTLE OF THE BADGES BLOOD DRIVE The Rotary Club of Breckenridge will host a friendly competition between the Breckenridge Fire Department, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and the Breckenridge Police Department via a blood drive. Those donating blood can do so in the name of one of the three emergency offices. The blood drive will take place over three days at three different locations: Thursday, June 7, 1-5 p.m., First National Bank; Friday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stephens Memorial Hospital; and, Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First National Bank. For more information, call Sherry or Les Strickland at 254-522-1959.

NON-PROFIT SCHOOLS MEETING The Breckenridge Independent School District will hold a meeting for private, non-profit schools and home schools with tax-exempt status. Participants will discuss available funding to eligible private school students and the conditions for participating in programs paid with Title I, Part A funding. The meeting will be at the BISD Administration Building Board Room, 212 N. Miller Ave., at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7. For more information, contact Molly Johnson, BISD director of curriculum and instruction, at 254-522-9600.

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