The groaning is getting a little louder, can you hear the farmers and ranchers calling out for rain? Prayers for rain are coming a little faster and certainly more fervently. It is almost crisis time for many crops. We are definitely having a dry start to our year! Working on the in like a lion out like a lamb, April should come in quietly, since March is blowing half the country away! The Finches and Cedar Waxwings are in town.
They are a sight to see when they all come in for a drink and a bath. The Waxwings do everything together, lots of together! We haven’t determined just how many are around, but each time they come in they hit the birdbath in groups of about 15-20.
The Richland Coyotes Booster Club will host a Little Dribblers Tournament. This is their last big fund raiser for the year. Jason tells me they will have their popular three point contest at the halftime of each game. Last year over $400 was given away. Games will begin at 5pm each weekday evening and then at 9:00am on Saturday. Mark your calendars for March 4th-8th. They need volunteers for concession stand, gate keepers, clock operators and book keepers. If you can help, please call 325-998-1503 or 325-452-3229. You may also respond to Jason’s email, email@example.com. The club would also like to remind you that if you need any Coyote gear you can call or email those same numbers and every attempt will be made to fill your request. Check them out; they even have 50% merchandise available.
The Ag Mechanics class is in Houston. They have taken their Ag welding project to two events, and so far they have won a red ribbon, and a blue ribbon. Congratulations and good luck in Houston. Track and tennis are in full swing, at least tennis is, and this week is TAKS testing. Please make sure your students get to bed early, and get a good breakfast to start their day.
The Ladies Bible Study and Quilting Club will stop meeting for the summer. They will take time once a month, to meet and eat in local restaurants. The first Thursday in April, they will meet at the church, and visit the quilting store in Brownwood. You are welcome to come along. The group will reconvene for regular Wednesday meetings in September. A new topic for Bible study has yet to be determined. Have a great summer ladies!
Don’t forget we are voting for a new Sheriff this year. We are still feeling the pinch of not having law enforcement here in Richland Springs. I know the county folks are busy, but so do the lawbreakers. We also need a truant officer here, but I can’t see that happening. I haven’t heard any news about our law situation. No one from the City Council has contacted me with the good news. Perhaps it’s almost a done deal? There are still a good number of lots that need some serious clean up. I pass one house with dead tree limbs all over the yard and in the ditch. Neither the city, nor the owner, has done anything in six months, to get the dead timber cleared. I’ve seen ads every week in the San Saba paper asking for old cars, I can tell you we have a few in Richland. Getting rid of those would be a large step towards making our town look better. There are several derelict houses that need to be cleaned up or torn down but nothing is happening. I’m not sure where the blame is, but I am sure something needs to be done about it.
Well, I hope everyone has a good week, and doesn’t get blown away before next week. I think my hill is two inches shorter! My son is due home in about 6 weeks and God willing we will have a family reunion when he returns. God bless you all. Pray for our elections, our President, our troops, and our country. Pray that God will bless us with some rain and bless everyone you meet with a big smile.