Here it is Labor Day and I am laboring! My computer is still in a state of death, and so I am forced to come to school and use my computer here. I’ve been pondering the whole faith thing where our rain issue is concerned, and I still believe the Lord is going to send a bounty of rain. I can’t see it yet and our weathermen can’t see it either. Still, I have no doubt God will send us rain, so I’m still looking for my cloud.
The football game Friday was another crispy hot, but deadly unchallenging dual between two very unequally matched teams. Suffice it to say that everyone was able to play and we 45’d the poor Panthers before the half. The junior high cheerleaders sold out of programs before the first quarter. There will be more at the next game. A wonderful surprise to everyone especially Bonnie Evans was the full page portrait of Junior Evans. Junior will be missed by so many people. He and Bonnie have been avid fans since time began. The 5
The Coyotes for Christ will begin this Wednesday. Coach Brand and his wife Amanda are doing a wonderful work with our kids. The plan this year is to provide pizza on Wednesday around 6:30, followed by a time of fellowship and learning. Everything I hear from the kids is positive. Thank you Brands, from the community. The Coyote Big and Little Program was a stunning success. Forty-five students signed up to be a part of this spirit building program. Shirts have been ordered and hopefully will be here before the next pep rally. Students have also been signing up for community basketball programs. From the sound of it, you parents are going to be as busy as the kids. Don’t forget Monday Church for grades k-6 will begin on the 12
The Ladies Bible Study and Quilting begins on Wednesday as well. We are studying a Max Lucado book and working from a quilting book called Quick Quilts around the World. This Wednesday we will bring material, cutting boards and cutting wheels. Kay has assured me that I will enjoy this quick and easy quilt. I am almost inclined to believe her except for the fact you have to have a planning sheet to put it together. Ignore me everyone, I’m just a chicken.
Another one of our young men is headed for Afghanistan. My son will be headed that way as well. I am very proud of the fact we have so many young people willing to sacrifice for this country and our wonderful way of life.
I received a personal note from someone. This is the second one of its kind. Someone in Austin wants me to know about events that effect community members. Note number two says that Kay Petty Ulrich , daughter of Jess Petty and Eva Thaxton Petty, passed away on August 20, 2011. This may be from my cousin Flo, but there is no name or address, so I can’t tell. Community members such as Thomas Lee Alston, Vynoma McKinnerney and Panzy Fikes will remember Kay. I suspect Thurman may recall Kay as well.
Alfred Garrett is in the hospital in Brownwood. They are deciding on treatment for his circulation problem. If you have a moment or two, why not stop by one of our homebound members. School is in full swing. Candi Lewis is doing well after her back surgery. Bonnie Burkhart is doing well after her surgery and our kids are buckling down for a good year in school. This will be the first year for the new STAAR test for my kids. I guess we’ll do our best and leave the rest up to God.
Please pray for our sick, our legislative members, and our President. Please pray for our precious troops and their families. Please God, hear our cry for rain and for peace.
th Quarter after the game had more action than the game. Many community members turned out to wish the boys well and partake of some delicious chopped beef tacos. For those of you who missed there are two more home games. This Friday we will be serving taco salad and plenty of slimming homemade desserts. You can ignore the slimming word if you want to have truth in journalism. I intend to enjoy the atmosphere, the fellowship and the food. Come on out and support your Coyotes.th.