I hope everyone had a happy Mother’s Day on Sunday. I know it was busy around here! I especially love holidays on Sunday. I get to take all my sweeties to church. So does everyone else. Kathy Brockman had her kids there, Bev Cohn had her daughter, Pam Starr was missing one I think and there were many others there to swell the number of voices raised to praise the Lord! The corsage for the most mature mother was given to Mrs. Ruby Rogers, class of ’39. She was 88 years young. We also had several visitors who had come to attend the Alumni Banquet. One entire group came from Washington, near the Canadian border. I’ve made that trip, so I can tell you that is quite a hike! God bless you all as you travel back home.
Congratulations to Tana Lusty and Thurman Saxon. They were elected to school board positions. We regret to say the bond lost by about 16 votes. I was told recently that we did not need this bond. The school has been in dire straits before and pulled out, so it will again. I sincerely hope so for everyone’s sake. I’m not sure the issues are the same as they used to be. Now we have governments far away, mandating programs for kids, but not providing the funds to get the job done. It costs much more to educate a child than it used to cost.
Either way it is a dead issue. If those who voted no are correct, everything should be fine. If they are wrong, then we better find about 40 more kids, or next year or two will see sad days in Richland.
That is the beauty of this system, as well as the drawback. I doubt that any school board will want to put this issue to the voters again, but they might. Other than the reason I stated earlier, no one would ever tell me why they wouldn’t vote for the bond. Now it’s out of the hands of the voters and in the hands of the Lord. Long may our school live!
The entire elementary spent a great day at Lake Brownwood Friday. Unfortunately, due to the swine flu thing, there were only a few exhibitors and schools. There was just enough wind to make the day comfortable, if you stood in the shade. Faced with an early return and grumpy kids, we split the group down the middle. The little kids went back to school, and the bigger kids stayed to paddle in the water. Once we were sufficiently wet, we crawled back onto the bus and headed for home. It’s amazing what wonders a little water can achieve. The trip was pronounced a resounding success!
This week the seniors are being feted to the max! The sports banquet on Friday was wonderful. Coach Burkhart changed the format, so that the program covered everyone, but wasn’t quite so long. We all scattered in time to avoid the big storm. Russ and I caught some of the hail coming back from Brady. I was afraid my garden would be destroyed, but the hail missed the farm. We had a little less than an inch, but every little bit counts with summer breathing down everyone’s neck!
Les Hammitt definitely has sleep apnea. That was good news to all concerned!
Charlene’s granddaughter prematurely delivered a tiny 2.5 lb baby. Both mom and baby are doing well at this point. I have no more details regarding this matter.
The blood drive for June McPherson is this Thursday. I think there may be some spots left to fill. You can go on the website, or call Valerie Gossett at the school. The kids have become vampires in training. They get a gift if they sign someone up to donate, so no one is safe from their hungry little hands. Hope to see you on Thursday. That is also field day, so it should be a long draining day, literally! There are also AR parties and top reader field trips to navigate this next week! The luncheon honoring the teachers will be on the 29th at my house. The ladies of the First Baptist Church usually help out at this event honoring our teachers.
I hope everyone has a blessed week. Please pray for our government, our President and our precious troops. We have many sick in the community that need our prayers. The Sunday lunch is this coming Sunday. They are doing a wonderful job, and I hope you can find time to come by and chat. Have a great week.