After the nice rain of last week there was a light shower that came through early Sunday morning with lots of thunder and lightening. The day remained on the cool side with some wind. We couldn’t live without some wind. Monday appeared to clearing off and should be good weather for the Pecan Field day.
The Yankee LeMaster annual fish fry, horse shoe pitching and domino games went off as scheduled this last weekend. There were more than 150 people who attended the event. The results of the horse shoe pitching are; first place Henry Lemaster and Ced Scoop, second place winners were Joe LeMaster & Matt Kalito, third place winners were Lester LeMaster III and Dean LeMaster.
In the domino games first place went to Dean & Jerry LeMaster, second place to Lester LeMaster III and Jary Patton, third place was Henry LeMaster and Lloyd Ellison.
People came from Alaska, Florida, Louisiana and Michigan to enjoy the event. Denita Elinn came the farthest, she came in from Afghanistan where she serves in the military. The weather was pleasant and everyone had a good time.
The big fish and steak supper that was served down at the Barefoot fishing camp Saturday night to celebrate Jackie’s birthday was well attended. It looked like it was going to rain any minute but didn’t. There was just enough wind to keep the mosquitos at bay. Folks came from near and far to attend the annual event. First time campers from around Austin came and were already putting the date down for next year.The entertainment was wonderful and everyone that stayed around listened to the Country Gospel band made up of folks from Cherokee and San Saba. It was reported that close to 350 people attended the bash.
The Gibson family lost a cow sometime last week during the rain. They have been looking and haven’t been able to find her. It might be possible that the cow fell into the river and went down the river before being able to reach dry ground. It is black with a broad wide white strip around the middle. Looks like an oreo cookie with legs. Anyone that may have any information please give a call to the Gibson family.
Happy to report that Jimmy Light did find his red mule that had washed down the river. He is still missing the paddle boat, which could be anywhere along the river. He reported that he caught a yellow catfish that weighted 45 pounds right after the rise in the river and that seemed to ease the pain of losing the paddle boat.
Deidra Nixon, and her children Sean and Ethan of The Woodlands were in over the weekend and attended the birthday bash for Jackie Brister.
It has often been said by some that Bill and Jo Price are for the “Birds”, well there is some truth in that, as they do feed and watch the birds. This year was the first time for the Blue Indigos to feed at the feeders, which are beautiful little birds. They are about the same size as the Painted Bunting that also eat wild bird seed at the feeder. Keeping the humming bird feeders filled is a never ending job, but well worth the labor in order to watch them. A variety of little yellow and black finches have also been feeding on the thistle seeds. Cardinals, Titmouse, Chickadees, Inca doves, the Purple Finch and Blue Jays are some of the more common birds that eat at the feeders. Some four legged bandits that has been visiting the sunflower feeder at night have been relocated.
Happy birthday greetings go out to Kenneth Shirley, Lola Morris and Eli Clark who will be celebrating a birthday May 8, a special greeting goes out to Belle Marley who will be celebrating her birthday May 11, and to Handy Andy Gibson and Lynn Hamrick who will celebrate a birthday May 12.