Cooking Country

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I began last week’s column lamenting the fact that I had walked out on the Cowboys game only to hear, from an amused husband, that they had pulled off the victory in the last second or two. Well this week I hung in there; until the bitter end, and we see how that worked. So seems best if I just […]

Hilltop Lakes Golf News

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The format for the September 16, 2020 golf outing was a Shamble counting the best 2 net scores on each hole. It is called a Shamble because all of the other good golf words were taken. In a Shamble all players tee off, and then all players play their own ball from the best tee shot. A total of 37 […]

Betsy J. LaGrone Bergstrom

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Funeral services for Betsy J. LaGrone Bergstrom, age 90, was held on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Rev. Richard Gillet officiated. Interment followed at Jewett Cemetery. There was no a visitation. Ms. Bergstrom passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Fairfield Nursing & Rehab. Betsy was born on December 23, 1929 […]

Shirley Ann Carmichael

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Shirley Ann Carmichael, age 85, passed away September 20, 2020 in Fairfield, Texas. Funeral services were held 2 P.M., Sunday, September 27, 2020 at First Baptist Church, Buffalo, Texas. Rev. Alan Grisham, pastor of the church, officiated the service. Interment followed in Buffalo Cemetery. A brief visitation will take place before the service from 1 P.M. to 2 P.M. at […]

Leslie Nell Lee

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Funeral services for Mrs. Leslie Nell Lee, age 89, were held 2 P.M., Monday, September 28, 2020 at Flo Community Baptist Church. Bro. Mark Thrift and Bro. John Murray officiated the service. Interment followed in Wheelock Cemetery. Pallbearers: Men of Flo Community Baptist Church. Mrs. Lee passed away September 24, 2020 in Centerville, Texas. She was born May 13, 1931 […]

Virginia Rosier

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Funeral services for Virginia Rosier, age 78, were held 11 A.M., Friday, September 25, 2020 at New Salem Cemetery Chapel in the Centerview Community of Leon County, Texas. James Rosier and J.R. Morris officiated the service. Interment followed in New Salem Cemetery. Pallbearers: Cory Siegel, Ronnie Langley, B.J. Kelly, Cody Wood, Carl Tanner, Harvey Wood. Virginia Katherine (Woodiel) Rosier was […]

Santos Orona

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A rosary and funeral mass for Santos Orona, age 81, was held 11:30 A.M., Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Centerville, Texas. Mr. Orona was laid to rest in St. Leo the Great Catholic Cemetery, east of Centerville. Santos Montoya Orona was born January 28, 1939 in Chihuahua, Mexico. He served in the U.S. […]

Leon County Sheriff’s Report

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09/16/20 At 1:15 AM, Sgt. Michael Merchant was dispatched to Hwy 7 in Centerville, in reference to a report of an assault. A report was made of the incident. At 12:13 PM, Deputy Mike Brown was dispatched to CR 149 in Centerville, in reference to a report of suspicious activity. A report was made of the incident. At 12:55 PM, […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report: Pecan production above expectations amid uncertain market

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Texas pecan production appears better than expected, but market uncertainty amid the pandemic looms, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Larry Stein, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, said expectations were for a below-average year, especially since 2019 production levels were above average. Pecan tree performances are historically down following boon production seasons, he explained. Pecan producers have […]

Buffalo Livestock Report

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Sale Date: 9-26-20 Head Count: 2234 Last Week: 2140 Sellers: 238 Buyers: 62 Cutter Cows………………….50-64 Fat Cows………………………48-62 Canner Cows…………………25-45 Slaughter Bulls Steady/Down Heavy Bulls………………..78-89 Light Bulls………………….55-80 Cow/Calf Pairs & Bred Cows Choice Pairs…………………………….N/T Good Pairs……………..1200-1475 Plain Pairs……………….750-1100 Bred Cows 3-6 Yr Old………..750-1350 Steer/Bull Calves & Yearlings Some plainer, hard to place calves below these figures. 150-200 lbs……………….135-195 200-300 lbs……………….130-190 300-400 […]