Much to my dismay, my computer crashed as I was completing the last paragraph of the column. So here I am, on my conference period rewriting the column for this week. It has been warning me for a few days that it was going to get ugly, but I chose to ignore the danger signs. Isn’t that pretty typical of everyday life? So now I pay the price for my ignorance.
I’m not discouraged about my cloud even though it keeps teasing me by coming close then disappearing. I know it’s coming. I know God will bring us rain, because my God is good. Does that mean we won’t ever have a drought? No, unfortunately this is a fallen world and bad things sometimes happen to good people. I choose to believe my cloud is going to dump a giant load of wet on this poor parched land. Hang on everyone and keep praying.
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We had our first pep rally of the season. It was a humdinger. We have some super good cheerleaders. They work hard and don’t settle for mediocre; nothing but the best. The 5
I didn’t attend the game since I was still recovering from our bus trip, but I’m told the Avalon team gave us a run for our money. Once again our coaches made changes and overcame any issues that would keep us from winning. The final score was 66-20. We all know equipment is important. Chance Bush had a deep cut from a helmet that had rough edges. I’m sure he will be fine for Friday’s game, but it sure made a mess last week.
Saturday was the hot wings eating contest. Thankfully, it was not quite 100 degrees when the kids started the competition. Coach Burkhart ordered 1600 wings and I can tell you that there were none left to throw away. Of course that was because you could buy some at the end of the evening. Even the adults were conscripted to gorge themselves on wings. This was a disgustingly fun night that allowed the athletes to earn almost $2000 to pay for their new uniforms. We want to thank everyone who participated and everyone who sponsored an athlete. The event was a great success.
We have several in the hospital who need our prayers. T.E. Parsons is in the hospital in Tomball. He had complications after his shoulder surgery. James Adams is in the hospital and Kim Jones is not doing well. The Draper family in Australia needs our prayers as well as Paul Gibson. I never heard how the softball fundraiser went. I hope it was a good amount. I know a bunch of people participated in this all day event. We have a great community.
Teen kids will start next Wednesday the 7
Please pray for rain, for our community, our President and our legislators. We need to have a good dose of commonsense applied to Washington. Please lift our precious troops and their families up in prayer. We have at least 15 young people from this community in the military. May God continue to bless America and bring us rain. Have a good week everyone.
th and 6th graders hopped on the bus and headed for Irving. Our prayers were heard and we travelled in cooler weather. I can tell you several communities received a nice little rain. We arrived an hour early, but the Art center personnel were very accommodating. They found a docent for us, and we went early. We had a 1:00 p.m. appointment to tour the Genghis Khan exhibit. Shelly Whitfield was our docent. She took us around the center and explained many of the marvels that we witnessed. Our students were praised several times for their good behavior and preparation. It made me puff up something fierce when they answered questions correctly. Overwhelmingly, the students picked the mummy exhibit and the dancers as the favorite parts of the tour. The boys naturally preferred the war room. All the students were allowed to try on some serious helmets and practice with the traction catapult. I wish our trip home had been a little better. The kids were great, but 107 degree heat in a hot bus is not friendly. We had a few kids get sick, but almost everyone managed to hold onto their lunches. If there is a generous person out there who wants to provide a/c for at least one of our busses I would be eternally grateful. I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am of our kids. I highly recommend this exhibit to you. Can you believe it will only be in four cities here in the US before it returns home? That makes our kids very privileged. Thanks to the Keys Foundation, our children were able to put this in their learning experience.th grade started off the year right by winning the spirit stick. It helps if you have a crazy teacher. Last year we won so many times that we began sharing our candy with other kids. So the challenge is out to the rest of the classes; ramp up your spirit and rock the halls!th. The quilting and Bible study group will start next Wednesday also. They will be reading a Max Lucado book. I had a call from Barbara Smith, she is settling in and ready to take part in some of the community happenings. Water is a problem these days, so please be careful and watch how you use your water. They tell me the snakes are wandering. Two rattlesnakes were killed at the football stadium on Saturday. Levi told me he killed a baby with a gold club at this tank. The coons are hitting my bird fountain and making a mess of it. Everything is looking for water, so please don’t waste. We have also been asked to cut down our electricity usage during the hours of 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. This heat is putting a strain on the electrical grids.