The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm

Jeeter Ranch Tidbits
By Joyce Currington

It seems we are getting a bit of an extension on filing taxes. Check it out, you may have till May 15.

“The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm.”

helping hand

Speaking of taxes, if you need help filing, VITA will be available at the Zapata County Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2:30 till 5:30 p.m. This is for people who make under $57,000. per year, or are disabled, elderly or have limited English skills. Note, these are trained persons with VITA “not” the Library staff. This free service may be starting this Tuesday, March 23. 

The Library is making plans to open to the public again on April 6, with regular hours as before. Until then, free books are still available from the portable shelves at the front door – enjoy, stay healthy and safe.

Check out local businesses in Zapata, Texas

Even though some restrictions have been changed, common sense should tell you that it is still “smart to wear your mask”. Businesses can refuse service to those not wearing a mask and if the person insists on entering, they can be charged with criminal trespass! 

Read more on the end of the Texas Mask Mandate: Texas Tribune – Texas no longer has a statewide mask mandate…

Treat your family to some quick homemade fudge. This is an easy recipe that young cooks can be proud to make.

Quick Nut Fudge

  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 3 squares baking chocolate
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • dash salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 pound box Confectioner’s Sugar
  1. Melt margarine, chocolate and milk over low heat in heavy saucepan.
  2. Beat in sugar and salt gradually.
  3. Stir in vanilla and nuts.
  4. Press mixture in a greased 9×9 baking dish, pressing down with waxed paper.
  5. Chill. Cut into squares and enjoy.