It’s Sunday and winter blew back in to town! I had to dig out a long sleeved shirt! I was hoping the heat would cause a rain storm, but there will be no heat generated storm tonight. The skies are pregnant with unshed rain, but just not willing to give us the relief we need here in Richland. It’s as if the clouds get to our area and hold their breath until they pass us by. The weather channel did not give me too much hope. Not that I trust the accuracy of the weather channel. The last rain we had wasn’t on the forecast. All I know is many people are praying and many farmers need rain for their crops.
At this writing, another Junior Senior Prom has passed. Mr. Fowler will give us a run down in his article. I know Friday the entire school was just buzzing with excitement. The Las Vegas theme was a great success. Mrs. Hall and the Juniors did an outstanding job on this event. Congratulations to everyone attending. I hear the fake slot machines were a work of art thanks to Lyn Green. On the flip side of the party buzzing was the relief that all the tests were over. We’ll know in a few weeks whether or not all the months of teaching and learning panned out. I have a few retakes on reading, but hope all will pass the science.
Donna Hill called me right before she left for the Templeton family reunion. She asked me to put out the call for cakes for Saturday the 7
The Coyote memorabilia wagon is parked in front of the McKinnerney Real Estate office. They are selling last year’s merchandise for terrific prices. I’m headed that way Monday for a few shirts before they’re all gone. I’m sure it will be in the parking lot of the school for the sports banquet on Friday. So, if you haven’t picked up your championship shirt, or cap, or whatever, Friday evening would be a good time. Flyers and posters should be out by the time this column comes out. I believe the cost for everyone will be $3.00, athletes and booster club members eat free. The athletes have requested chicken spaghetti, salad, and the inevitably good desserts. You can’t beat that for dinner and a show. Please come out and support our young men and women. We have had another extremely successful year in football, basketball and track. Go Coyotes!
Team Kids on Monday will have its last Monday meeting on the 9
Gladys Powell gave everyone a scare last week. She had a reaction to her medication that put her in the hospital, but we’re glad to say she is doing just fine. Clara Wash fell and broke her pelvic bone I believe. She is in Brownwood, but they are hoping to return her to Eventide soon. I was told Annie Granados needs assistance with her daily living activities, and no doubt misses her husband Mike who was moved to Eventide. T.A. Wilton was rushed to the hospital, but passed away the next day. Services will be delayed due to the fact his daughter will be undergoing heart surgery this week. So I was told. Bev Cohn was under the weather. It seems she will be wearing a boot on her foot for a while. Bernice left me a message to say she and her niece Bonnie Stacy enjoyed a great visit with her aunt in Fredonia.
On a happier note, Thurman Saxon is the proud grandfather of Tag Godfrey Saxon. He said this will allow the Saxon name to be carried on for a while longer. Parents, you should have several permission slips to sign for field trips. Grades k-6 will attend the Lake Brownwood event. 5
Please pray for the victims of the recent rash of horrendous tornados. We seem to turn from one disaster to another. I’ve begun looking over my shoulder for either the Rapture or the return of Jesus Christ. The scenes of destruction are unbelievable! Please pray for our government, our President, our legislators and our country. Hug your Mom on Sunday, and pray for our precious troops and their families. God bless America, and please bring us some rain.
th. The Preservation Society needs cakes for their sale. I’m sure everyone has seen the improvements to the old bank building. Those improvements can only continue if we support this worthy society. Their bake sale will start at 8:00am. Your cake donation will be greatly appreciated. While you’re at it, perhaps you can make one for the alumni banquet Saturday night. We have to remind all of our folks who have had to move away that the world’s best cooks live right here in town!th. The rest of the month of May is just way too hectic to continue. They will regroup and meet again when school starts in August. Keep your eyes open for news about vacation Bible school this summer. Coyotes for Christ is also having a great turn out on Sunday nights. I’m not sure if they will have one on Mother’s Day. I’m sure they will send notes home with the students. The 8th grade luncheon will be held on May 3rd at the First Baptist Church. The blood drive for Susan Luna will also be held on the 3rd. The senior class luncheon will be on the 10th at the First Baptist Church. I regret to say the Maribeau B. Lamar dinner will be in San Saba. We will all miss the all inclusive family atmosphere the Masonic Lodge of Richland Springs promoted all these years. Recession has hit even the our community organizations. The booster club, the Masons, the Eastern Star, the Stars and Stripes and event he Preservation Committee are all hurting for active members. The infusion of young blood needed for our community just isn’t there. Too many of our young graduates have to move to the bigger cities to get jobs. It’s hard times all around. I think the only group that isn’t hurting for working members is the rodeo association. th grade will not attend, but will stay behind to help out with the sports banquet. The Strawberry Field Trip will cost $7.00. This allows the kids to pick berries and get an ice cream. Don’t forget the Paul Gibson fund raiser on May the 21st at the rodeo arena. Hang tight everyone; we’re in for a busy month! This is barbeque month, and I’m looking forward to some of that delicious Robin Crisp cooking!