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Texas Super Country Roundup

NEWS & EVENTS IN SURROUNDING COUNTIES
Thursday, August 9, 2018

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HERMLEIGH HIT MAN Luis Gonzalez, #3, is known for his defense and was selected by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football as the preseason district’s defensive player of the year.

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HOGG HARMONY The Hogg Maulies which includes Casey Maines, one of the next generation of Maines brothers, will be appearing August 12 at the Post Stampede Rodeo.

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‘RETURN TO THE REMUDA’ is just around the corner. Shown is Salt Creek Lad, 2017’s high seller and Dusty Burson.

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POST PASTOR Korren Guillermo has accepted the position of minister at the First United Methodist Church of Post and began her duties July 1.

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GARZA

First United Methodist, Post announces new pastor

POST—Korren Guillermo has accepted the position of pastor at the First United Methodist Church and began her duties July 1. Guillermo comes to Post from St. Luke UMC in El Paso, where she had been a pastor for four years.

Growing up in South-Central Colorado she graduated from Florence High School and Colorado School of Mines with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Guillermo and her husband Carl have been married 31 years and have two grown children and one grandchild.

--The Post Dispatch

SCURRY

District 4-1A Division I rivals, Hermleigh, Ira, started football practices Monday

Ira, Hermleigh, Aspermont, Rotan and Spur make up District 4-1A, Division 1 in football competition this fall, and Ira and Hermleigh also appear on Jayton’s non-district schedule as well.

Ira returns five offensive and six defensive players from a team that went 6-4 last season. “Most of the players who were here last year gained a lot of game experience,” Ira head coach Toby Goodwin said. “I’m hoping the maturity of the returning players leads to improvement. We also have a good freshman class coming in.”

Ira returns one of the area’s most explosive players in Karson Valentine. In 2017, Valentine completed 69-of-123 passes for 1,116 yards while rushing for 933 yards. Anthony Coy excelled in the running game with 856 yards. Matthew Brazil caught 22 passes for 492 yards.

Hermleigh returns three starters each on offense and defense. “One of the biggest obstacles last year was inexperience,” Hermleigh head coach Sam Winters said. “We can’t use that as an excuse any more. We need to play like a veteran ball club. They have to go out and prove it to everybody.”

Hermleigh will have plenty of firepower in the backfield with Devin Hildebrand and Payton Rivera returning for their sophomore seasons. Hildebrand rushed for 1,277 yards and completed 45-of-82 passes for 695 yards. Rivera ran for 695 yards, connected on 13-of-19 passes for 100 yards and caught six passes for 49 yards. “I expect Devin and Payton to have good seasons again,”Winters said. “Both players are good backs. We will go with the hot back. I’m looking forward to the team not making freshman mistakes like last year. They need to take more responsibility, so we can expand our playbook.”Tucker Barton is a player that Winters expects to make an impact. Barton caught 13 passes for 113 yards and was one of the leading tacklers on defense.

Luis Gonzalez is known for his defense and was selected by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football as the preseason district’s defensive player of the year. He was the team’s leading tackler last season, but also helped on offense. Gonzalez rushed 25 times for 187 yards.

--The Snyder Daily News

KING

‘Return to the Remuda’ set for October 6 in Guthrie

GUTHRIE--The Return to the Remuda sale, known for its quality ranch horses and cowboy reunion atmosphere, will be hosted at the Four Sixes Ranch in Guthrie on October 6, 2018. The 2017 ‘Remuda’ saw the highest gross and sale average in the history of the sale.

“The Return to the Remuda sale is always a highlight of the fall at the ranch,” said the Four Sixes’ Horse Division Manager Dr. Glenn Blodgett. “Each year, participating ranches choose some of their top horses to offer to the public.”

2017’s event saw record sales of more than $1.4 million with an average of $8,450, and 166 horses were offered. The year’s high seller was Salt Creek Lad, the 7-year-old gelding, consigned by the Four Sixes Ranch came from the string of Dusty Burson, and fetched $60,000. Circle Bar Ranch had two aged geldings bring $50,000 each, Circle Bar Sonofagun and Anchorspocopepsmoke. Complete sale results are available at www.6666ranch.com.

“Return to the Remuda” sale is held each autumn in partnership with Pitchfork Land and Cattle Co., Tongue River Ranch and Beggs Cattle Co.

--Four Sixes Ranch press release

MOTLEY

TXDOT widening FM 94 in Motley, detouring to Hwy 70

MATADOR – The Texas Department of Transportation began a project on July 30 to widen and realign a portion of FM 94 in Motley County. The project will begin at the Middle

Pease River northeast to 7.357 miles south of Northfield for a distance of 9.818 miles.

This portion of FM 94 will be widened with some sections being realigned. According to Matt Herbstritt, Childress Area Engineer, “TxDOT is realigning portions of FM 94 to update the corridor to current design standards.”

FM 94 will be closed for the duration of this project, with local traffic only allowed to use the contractor work road. The official signed detour for the traveling public is from US 83 to US 62/70 to Paducah, and US 70 from Paducah to Matador.

Gilvin-Terrell Ltd. of Amarillo is the contractor for this $7.5 million project. Weather permitting, this project will be complete in 13 months or July 2019.

--The Caprock Courier

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