We’ve certainly had a changeable weather week! It never pays to put away your seasonal clothes here in Texas. I hauled out winter clothes at the beginning of the week, then changed to summer clothes and then back to winter by Thursday. Folks were scrambling for jackets at the junior high game against Robert Lee. I left around 3rd quarter. The Coyotes had the game well in hand.
Wednesday and Thursday, Peggy Tompkins and I had workshops in San Angelo. I haven’t figured out yet why you come home so tired after sitting all day. I just know I’m worn out. Peggy and I had a very productive workshop. As happens most days, talk veered around to our political situation. On the one hand, you can understand why no one wants to pay even one more cent than you have to, but on the other hand, you don’t want your school to shut down.
Many in the community don’t believe that will happen. Just as many are still mad that a building was built without taxpayer input, and now we are being asked to foot the bill. The building has certainly been useful, but we could have continued to eat in the old lunchroom. I can’t honestly say who is right. I just know that the cost of being right or wrong could be the end of a wonderful way of life. I was watching the little cheerleaders in their cute blue and white uniforms. They were introduced as the cheerleaders of the future. I wish with all my heart that they get that opportunity. I encourage everyone to get out and vote in this election.
Speaking of this election, I just noticed that there are a few amendments on the Texas ballot. Two of them are going to be extremely important. The amendments are asking the taxpayers to approve a measure that will allow the state to tax residences. I hope everyone reads those amendments carefully, and casts their vote on this very important issue! The state lawmakers are looking for ways to pay for all these federally mandated programs.
The First Baptist Church threw a surprise birthday party for Pastor Barry Fikes. After a wonderful meal, we all went home to take a good spiritual nap. Of course, the men watched football. It was a busy football week.
Our pee-wee team won their game against Cherokee in double overtime. The junior high team won their game against Robert Lee as did the varsity players. The rodeo association had their last play day for the year. Carol reports that it was a great day for everyone. Bralei Lewis proudly announced her 1st place barrel award. Congratulations to all of the participants.
The Elm Grove singing was Saturday night. I believe there were about 30 people give or take a few just making a joyful noise unto the Lord. We had two lovely young musicians as a special treat. Arlene Stratton and Nell, whose last name I don’t know, relieved Kay at the piano. We had a rousing good time. Did I forget to mention the excellent snacks? Ladies in this neck of the woods know how to cook! Al Behrens even had a Splenda made dessert that he could eat. Come on out next time, there is nothing like old time gospel music!
The prayer list is still painfully long. George Martinez says his surgery went well. Brittany Bush has graduated to a removable cast so she is almost mobile again. Tommy Hollon is recovering from his ATV accident. Hopefully he will be better before play off season is here. Elisa Draper is doing better, but has requested prayer for her son Josh’s family. I can well imagine the worry that comes with having family that far away. If you want someone added to the list, please let Kay McKee know and the ladies prayer group that meets on Wednesday will pray for your special need.
I hope everyone has a blessed week. See you at the game next week.