What a view! I looked out this morning and the view was stunning. Our recent rains have made this new green. The whole view is clean and crisp. I love it! I hope this will help all the farmers and ranchers. Times have sure been tough for them lately. Maybe we can get enough rain to let them put up some hay for the winter.
I attended the Junior-Senior Prom on Saturday. Mr. Isbell deserves a great big hurrah. The theme was a night in Paris. The front entry of the cafetorium was beautifully decorated to be a walk in the park. Mrs. Starr was busy taking pictures of guests on the benches or by the trees. The Jr. class under Mr. Isbell’s guidance is to be congratulated for an outstanding event. The big limo was rented by the Lynn Green family, but they wholeheartedly shared it with everyone for pictures. Every time I turned around someone different was exiting the limo. Our ladies and gents were stunning in their evening wear. I can’t say I was taken with the baseball caps and fancy dress but maybe I’m getting old. My vote for most unusual outfit was to Miss Maultsby, who wore a yellow lace baby doll dress complimented by yellow converse sneakers! Several girls wore Cinderella dresses which I loved but there were elegant slim line gowns in gorgeous colors. I was reminded of my prom days. The scenes were much the same, boys sitting and girls wanting to dance. Boys/men still haven’t learned the way to a woman’s heart is on the dance floor! For now at least, later more important things like provision and commitment count, but for now, take her to the dance floor. I couldn’t see who the break dancer Trevino was but he did a great job! I left a little early but I’m sure the program was as wonderful as the decoration. The Sr. table was a little dull but we love them anyway! The commemorative glass was gorgeous. It was a replica of the Eiffel Tower with the wine glass on the top. Wonderful job everyone and especially to the parents who stayed to work.
The 3rd Sunday luncheon was a success also. This is a super idea to get people together. The Stagecoach was the Sunday meeting place before it closed down. This may not be open every week but it is appreciated. We had a delicious spaghetti dinner, complete with salad and garlic bread. I think the sauce was one of the best sauces I have eaten! Arlene Stratton and her crew of volunteers said they had about 100 people last month but were expecting to be having many more this month now that people had spread the word. They were putting out more tables as I left. Thank you so much for this ministry. As usual, the folks from the fire department were there serving our community. They are a fantastic group of people. See you next month.
The elementary students are headed to the Symphony in San Angelo on Friday. We’ve asked the kids to dress in their best clothes. The staff at the symphony always does a great job of entertaining our students while educating them.
The Women’s Fellowship meeting will be held at the First Baptist Church in San Saba. The date is April 23rd. Guest speaker will be Sam Crosby. Mr. Crosby will speak about his recent trip to the Holy Land. Everyone is welcome to attend the fellowship and meal. The event will start at 11:30 a.m.
The Kindergarten open house is also on the 23rd. Letters should have gone out to all candidates. If you did not receive a letter, and your child is starting school in the fall, please call the school and secure your spot.
The second and final meeting of the bond election will be held on the 23rd in the cafetorium. Start time is 7:00 p.m.
I hope everyone has submitted their questions to Mr. Winn so that he can answer all questions. I realize they promised to answer questions but it would be nice to have time to get numbers together. I took several questions to Mr. Winn given to me by citizens. I regret to say I received no messages on my phone or email regarding this issue. I can state clearly that those who are voting yes are doing so to save the school. Those who say they are voting no have their reasons for voting no, but don’t seem to want to reveal them. I believe that resentment over the last bond election is the major stumbling block. I would still like to hear an alternative solution from anyone.
Just to clear the record, there will be no new pool at the parsonage using school funds. That was a poor attempt at humor, meant to draw a laugh, which backfired, and caused confusion.
All monies from the bond are being used for the cafetorium debt. It is against the law to use school funds to build private pools. The election is for one thing only; no extras. Please bring your suggestions to the meeting so that all sides of the issue can be discussed.
Woody Carroll’s daughter Delaney was in a serious car accident in Dallas. Woody says she is recovering but God was working overtime to protect her.
Karalee’s sister will be going home this week. She will still be in the halo but that in itself is a miracle. Karalee will be flying to Tallahassee to assist her at home.
Pete Smith will be leaving the hospital and entering Eventide Nursing Home.
Praise God James Ralston is home and doing so much better. They were at church today. He thanked everyone for the cards, meals and prayers. He commented that it was wonderful to be living in such a loving caring community. Jim and Vera are faithful attendees at the First Baptist Church.
The Drapers asked for prayer for their son Josh. He had the scan of his brain, but has yet to hear the results.
We had two other bashes downtown this weekend. Babe Edwards had a giant birthday party on Saturday at the Community Center, and the Smith family held a two day reunion. There were people everywhere! I thought I was in San Saba for a minute! Congratulations and many happy returns Babe. Life must be good here in the heart of Texas. We seem to have more than our fair share of healthy folks. Did Pearl Cantrell dance at your party? Have a good year both of you!
April has dashed past us and we are very close to May. Basketball may have March Madness, but schools have May Madness! Monday the 4th is the date for the 8th grade graduation luncheon. Monday the 11th will be the class of 2009 luncheon. Somewhere in there is field day for the elementary, and please don’t forget the blood drive for June McPherson. It will be held at the school, details will appear as the date gets nearer.
The ladies quilting and Bible study has decided to shut down for the summer. They will resume in the fall. The teacher’s luncheon will be the end of May, plus we have all the graduation hoopla, sports banquet, and any other last minute festivities. No wonder everyone is tired when school gets out! Did I forget to mention the Alumni Banquet? Donna Hill is planning the event and we are all looking forward to the get together.
I tried to respond to the TAKS question in the paper, but I can see why people get frustrated with the TEA site. I ran around trying to get the answer I knew was available, but came up empty. I can tell you that most of the results for this year have not come back yet. 5th grade reading was good, of the 9 students who started the year with me all passed. We have no results from math, and science has not been tested yet. I have a challenge with my 7th graders. They tricked me into agreeing to dye my hair pink if all of them passed. Talk about catch 22; I want them to pass, but I’m not keen on pink hair! I may have to attend field day with sunglasses and a hat!
I’m still looking for someone to take over this column; someone who knows the people and can remember names.
I hope everyone has a blessed week. Please pray for our precious troops and their families, our President and our rather sorry government.
The TEA Party in Brownwood was well attended by people of both parties.
Please add our economy to the prayer list. Remember our sick and homebound in your prayers. Take care, and spread a smile wherever you go!