We can chalk up another beautiful spring day in Richland Springs for the record books. Today groups from Cherokee and San Saba arrived at the church to start handing out CD’s containing the Gospel of John. It was a great day to drop by and visit folks. I hope those of you who were at home enjoyed a little company.
Brother Barry went by the rodeo arena and delivered some CD’s to the folks involved with the play day. I expect we’ll be having those on a regular basis now that the warm weather has arrived and school is about out. I know the kids are anxious to hit the saddle again.
Bob and Kathy Brockman are thanking God for keeping their daughter safe. It seems she and a few friends went out on Lake Cooper last weekend. A storm came up and the boat capsized. Mary and her friends clung to a cooler until help arrived. Mary had time to call her friend Cooper who was on the shore so he could let rescuers know that they were out in the water. They would flash a light from time to time to help the rescuers locate them. They were a little cold and exhausted, but wonderfully safe. I’m sure there were many tense moments in that water. Thank God for their rescue. Talk with Kathy if you want to know more, I’m sure she’ll be glad to share the details.
TAKS tests will be over by the time this edition comes. I hope everyone had plenty of healthy snacks. I wish everyone could do well on these tests, but some young ones just don’t. The new tests coming out are supposed to be an answer to testing problems, but I’m holding my opinion until after the first round of tests have come back.
Mother’s Day is round the corner, and of course, the Alumni Banquet. I have to admit, I haven’t had too much to do with the banquet. I didn’t realize the importance of this event. I have never attended one of my own Alumni Banquet’s because they are so far away. Kathy explainined how important this event is to the alumni. They look forward to revisiting their old school, and I understand the presence of the current graduating class is a special treat. So I hope all you 2010 seniors make a point of attending the banquet. I am putting it in my very busy calendar so that I can get a better feel for the history of this little school.
Don’t forget the Volunteer Fire Department fund raiser on Saturday. This is the major fund raising event that helps to keep our fire fighting department running. We all know how important this group of volunteers to this community. So tuck in your bib, and bring your wallet to this grand shindig. See you at the fire house!
I have to say that wandering around town gave me fresh insight into how many empty houses we have here in town. I wish the city council would at least notify home owners that they must clean up their property. I saw some pretty old houses out there, but it was hard to see the beauty under the mounds of trash! We need something done about the mess; this is too beautiful a town to let it die looking like a garbage heap. I honestly don’t know what the answer is, but I wish we would look for one.
I hear Imogene Hammett is still not feeling well. Lona Jo Jacoby is doing better, they tell me. Susan Luna says her Mom is recovering, but is still not well. There are many others on our prayer list, including a dozen of our local young people in the military. Please take a moment out of your busy lives and offer up a prayer for our government, our country and our local citizens. God bless America!