There has not been much to talk about as far as the weather is concerned. We have had some nice little showers that would have added up to less than an inch of rain.
Richland Springs celebrated the 4th of July in a big way last Saturday with their annual Stars and Stripes celebration. It began with the parade down town. There were activities in and around town all day and wound up with the fish fry at the fire station followed by a really nice fireworks display at dark. It wasn’t too terribly hot and everyone seemed to be having a good time visiting and taking in the fun.
I saw some folks at the fish fry that I had not seen in years. Evelyn Parks Barrett and her sister, Margaret Parks Connors, were there. They are the daughters of Earl and Emma Parks of Locker. Mrs. Parks will be remembered as the homemaking teacher at Richland Springs for many years. Joyce Bush was there with some of her family. Joyce lived in Richland Springs for many years and now lives in San Saba. It was good to see all of these folks and they tell me that they are all readers of this newsletter. Marilyn Suber and Evelyn Barrett teamed up at the 42 tournament Saturday afternoon. They did not win any prizes but they had a good time.
The Richland Springs Coyotes were well represented in Saskatchewan, Canada last weekend where they played in the 6 man football CanAm Bowl. The USA won the game with the score of 42-31 and our own Tyler Etheridge was named the game’s MVP.
Richie Daniels also did a great job for the USA. It sounded like the boys had a great time and we are proud of them. Some of the Coyotes will travel to Garden City this Saturday for another all-star game.
Nick Taylor leaves Monday for Belgium where he will be taking some classes working on his degree from A&M. This is a great opportunity for Nick.