You have to know you’re in Texas when you think 96 is a cool front! I actually enjoyed Saturday outdoors. I have no front lawn, it is fried crispy brown! We did get a little kiss of rain last week, but it was less than 1/10th of an inch. Some of you had a little more, most had less, if that’s possible. It’s time to get in the prayer mode again, and talk to God about a little moisture in this area.
Should you ever want to know why I don’t write one of those lovely columns with all the visits and names I’ll tell you why right now.
The three people mentioned in the column last week, all new staff at the school, were all wrong. Yup! I had them all wrong, every last one. Marta Martin didn’t even know I was writing about her, since the last name didn’t ring a bell with her. Fortunately Susan Luna has a wonderful sense of humor.
She’s assisting in the special education department. Joel Yantis doesn’t read the paper so he didn’t know I renamed him. I think he’ll probably have to start taking the paper just in case I decide to write about him again! It’s one of the unfortunate kinks in my brain. I work very hard with my students making sure I have the right name the first day of school. Heaven help me if I get them mixed up!
Thursday was Meet the Coyotes night. The weather was perfect after that little shower. We have a bunch of new boys suited out this year. Paula Miller opened the game by singing the National Anthem. I visited the souvenir truck, and they have the cutest shirts this year! Those little pink Coyotes shirts are too precious for words!
Mrs. Robbins introduced the junior high cheerleaders and Mrs. Pam Starr did the honors for the Varsity Cheerleaders. They brought home a superior trophy from camp this year. Brianna Bradley was awarded a trophy for outstanding cooperation. Good luck ladies and gentlemen.
Just in case you didn’t know it,’ it’s brisket time again! Oh, I should say “Are you ready for some football!” As Tommy said to me after Friday’s game, “Of course we won.” I love all that confidence. Go Coyotes!
I did meet Pearl Cantrell’s relatives at the game. I shan’t tell you his name because I will get it wrong. We spent a little time talking about what a wonderful person she is. I expect we’ll be seeing her at the home games. They keep a parking spot for her so that she won’t have to get out in the weather. I’m sorry about the name thing, I’m working on it.
I missed the Preservation Society meeting. They’re making plans for their fundraiser. I’ll get more information to you shortly. I know Jewel is making a beautiful quilt that will either be auctioned off, or they’ll do the ticket thing. I did attend the Christmas Cantata meeting at the First Christian Church.
Mary Kate is looking for more singers, young and old. The next practice will be Wednesday, September the 9th at 6:30 p.m. This is a city wide musical and everyone is welcome. The more voices we have the richer this beautiful musical will be. Do something different this year. Come on over to the First Christian Church and be a part of praising the Lord!
The children’s after school program will be on Mondays this year instead of Wednesdays. Kay told me it used to be Mondays in the past. All school aged children from K-6 are welcomed. They will be treated to a snack and a program. The church will have a bus waiting at the school for anyone who needs a ride.
The quilters Bible study will start a log cabin quilt on
Wednesday. This year we will be working from a book called “What Happens When Women Pray” by Evelyn Christenson. Don’t worry if you can’t sew or quilt, Kay is the world’s most patient and gentle teacher. She has the gift of exhortation. It is a delight to be in her presence. Come on over and see
what I mean. Meetings are at 4:00pm on Wednesdays.
I think I’ll throw in another of my; “what makes this community nice” thoughts.
We all grieved with the Robbins and the Lords, at the tragic death of their daughter. In the midst of that grief, Maxine took the time to request that as many flowers as possible be sent from Ruthie’s so that the business could get a good start. That’s good community!
David Evans is responding to the latest round of chemo. Bonnie and Junior say they are encouraged by the latest tests.
Eloise Jacobs, great-grandma Burkhart, seems to be responding well to her treatments. Everyone in the family is cautiously optimistic.
Elisa Draper needs our prayers. She is trying to get enough strength to undergo surgery on her gall bladder, I believe.
Jim Ralston is off to San Antonio for another doctor’s visit. We are praying for a miracle in his eyes. Donald Skelton is having kidney issues, so he is in for a round of tests. Marilyn Johanson fell and broke some bones. Debbie Maxey will be having surgery for a fall she took.
Brittany Bush will be in a cast some time thanks to some careless go-cart driving. I suspect I have spelt several names wrong. The prayer list is long and the needs are grave, but we serve a big God. Here is a short list of those in need of our prayers: Mike Danallo, Fred Overstreet’s niece, Gayle Allen, Justin McCollister, Pete Smith, Donna Blossman, Lottie Brockman. There are many more on the prayer list.
Please pray for our sick, our government, our president and our wonderful troops. May it please God to bring them home safe to their families. Have a wonderful week everyone; see you at the football game.