Another wonderful week of cool evenings and refreshing rain! Can life be any better than this? I guess it could for some, but I just love this weather. I think we’ll just have to put up with spring being a little late this year. The grass is getting long so Russ is out there mowing so that my little car won’t get lost in the weeds.
Speaking of weeds, that corner in town that goes up over the railroad tracks is a little scary. I came up over the hill to turn and someone else was coming my way. The weeds hid both cars until the last minute, so please be careful and keep to the inside of the road! Nothing like a little near miss to keep your heart pumping strongly!
I keep meaning to say this and each week I forget so here goes. I want to thank the police for being visible here in Richland. I know these guys have a big territory, but it sure keeps some of the nonsense down when a cruiser takes a little trip around town! Sheriff Brown came over at lunch time last week. He and his officers will be running a program at lunch to encourage kids to be civil and proactive in the community. Mind you, here in Richland Springs, most folks tend to their neighbors, which is kind of nice. I suspect some of you are saying otherwise, if your neighbor tends a little too much, but usually we have nice neighbors.
The Christmas musical is in full practice. If you’ve been wondering if you’ve left it too late, don’t, just come on over next Wednesday, and lend your voice to the production. It’s sounding really good, but your voice will only make it better!
5th Quarter was a huge success. Although the other team did not stay to eat, we had plenty of folks there to enjoy Barry’s delicious barbeque beef tortillas. The ladies of the church pitched in with the fixings and desserts. You never leave feeling you haven’t eaten enough to make you really full! As of this Sunday, there were no plans for a homecoming meal, so the church will put on another 5th Quarter. I believe the menu will consist of chili and stuff. Whatever the menu choice, it will
be great. If you want to contribute, please contact Louise Hyman or Bev Cohn.
Junior and Bonnie celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary this
week. What a wonderful example of everything that is good about this community. We wish this very special couple many more years of love and joy. Please continue to pray for their son David as he battles the cancer that plagues his young life.
It’s report card week. That means smiles and frowns around town. It also means in a little school with limited students that some sports and extra curricular activities will have problems. I hope everyone does well. Parents, if you don’t see a card by the time this issue comes out, you might
go searching. It’s also homecoming week! What a wild and wacky week that is for everyone!
We had a really great turn out for Open House this year. Thank you parents for your excellent turn out. As Mr. Fowler says, it takes everyone participating to make this school a success.
Don’t forget the election coming up in November. The site based committee is working on a flyer to explain the ballot. The ballot will read for or against. If you vote for, then the tax rate will stay the same as it has been the last two years. If you vote against, then you will have voted for a tax rollback to the 2007 rate. This will save a few dollars but may mean financial difficulty for our school. The vote is in your hands; so is the future of our school. San Saba and Comanche I believe are doing tax options in this election also. San Saba is slightly different, due to the debt they incurred when the new facility was built. Either way, the issue is up to the voters.
Bev Cohn’s grandson will be shipping out for Kuwait and Iraq shortly. I’m sure the new troop surge will send even more young soldiers that way. Please pray for them and their families. I know from personal experience how nerve-wracking that deployment can be. If you know a young family, why not check and see if they need anything. The 5th grade will be sending a care package over for one of our local soldiers.
We have many folks on our prayer list. Please add the Brand family, especially Gayle, to your list. The Robbins and Lord families are still grieving for their daughter Cheryl. So many, but not one missed by God. He knows our grief, our pain and our worry. Each circumstance is an opportunity for wisdom. The Bible states “Seek and you shall find me, knock and I will answer.” If you’re a little lost and frightened, turn your heart and will towards the answer. Jesus will answer. Have a blessed week everyone.