Homecoming week is over, and what a week it was! I can‘t begin to explain the energy it requires to keep the week going, or the exhausted feeling when the last event is done! It was a grand week. I hope everyone had a chance to go to the downtown pep rally. I looked down the street, bustling with life and adorable kids, and wondered if anywhere else in America did school kids get to block off Main St. and hold a street rally? The culmination of a busy week came Friday night. Our Homecoming Court ladies were beautiful. Reigning queen Ashley Ferguson proudly turned over her crown to Miss Stormie Davies. Coming Home flowers were presented to Press and Bobbi Adams, long time Coyote super fans and graduates of Richland Springs High School.
I thought we might be in for a little trouble at the game, but after a shaky start our Coyotes buckled down and took control of the ballgame. It seems a certain number 3 wasn’t featured in any of the films that were sent to Coach Burkhart. As usual, adjustments were made at half-time and the Coyotes came out to hunt. The crowd was a little restless, because no one is used to staying past the half. About half-way through the 3
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Speaking of our church community, and by that I mean all of our churches, we sent another one of our community members home on Saturday. Edna Irene Williams went home to be with the Lord. To say that she will be missed by her family is to understate the issue. Please remember her loved ones as they struggle to cope with their loss.
So kick back and enjoy this beautiful weather. We’ll be serving chili at the 5
Please pray for our country, our government, our sick and our precious troops and their families. God bless America.
rd quarter we met the magic 45 number, and the festivities began. You see, this was Coach Burkhart’s 100th career win. Hopefully in a few weeks we will celebrate his 100th Coyote win. Ex-players and current team members gathered on the field and released 100 balloons in his honor. He has one more beautiful trophy to put on his trophy shelf. At the 5th Quarter, a banner proudly proclaimed his accomplishment and a cake, beautifully decorated by Kay McKee, was eagerly eaten. Friends, family and community fans shared in the excitement of this special occasion. It was a grand week, but I’m glad it’s over and life can settle down a little around here.th will be the fish fry for the Joey Tharp Memorial Scholarship Fund. Dinner will be served at the Firehouse at 6:00pm. The Stars and Stripes fund raiser will be held at the end of the month. I hear they are going to have a spook house for the kids. I also hear they are looking for volunteers to help make this event a great success. I’m sure something else will pop up before too long. The fundraiser for Shannon was immensely successful, as somewhere around $20,000 was raised for her medical expenses. Unfortunately, many of you here know how quickly medical bills add up. Of course, the flip side of that is fortunately, we live in a great and loving community. You just have to look at the 5th Quarters. How many years has the church community gladly prepared food for our kids on Friday night home games? This year, due to the change in districts, we have had five home games in a row. I haven’t heard one single complaint about it being too much work. That’s just what gets done. We have no restaurant, so our kids come over to the church for a good home cooked meal. You just can’t get any better than that.th quarter this week thanks to this cool spell. The Monarchs are coming so be on the lookout for these migrants. Elections are just a month away. Please don’t forget to get out and vote. We have local issues as well as national issues. Whatever your opinion; please get out and vote.