The rain is still scarce in this area. The lack of tank water is getting to be a very serious matter.
Football is still in the air. Last Saturday night, the All-Star Texas Bowl was played in Garden City. The Richland Springs Coyotes were well represented by Mark Williams, Patrick Couch and Shelby Smith. Mark was named MVP of the game and led both teams in yardage. Patrick was named outstanding defensive player. Shelby Smith played an outstanding game also. Division I, which our boys were playing for, won the game by a score of 38-14.
Friday night, July 25th, another all-star game will be played in Lubbock at Lowery Field at 7:30. Tyler Etheridge and Mark Williams will represent the Coyotes in this game in Division I East vs. West. This should be a good game to see. I understand Mark Williams will be going on to play for the Sul Ross Lobos in the fall. We wish all of these recent graduates the very best.
As I mentioned last week, Nick Taylor is in Belgium taking some waste water management courses as he pursues his degree in Ag Engineering. He reports that diesel is selling for over $8.00 a gallon over there. He says he sees a lot of bicycles and small cars. I wonder if we will eventually come to that here!
There were six members of the Busy Bee quilters present last Tuesday. They were Grace Hardman, Irene Hammett, Fay and Gloria Lusty, Marilyn Miller and Viola Deland. Marilyn Miller was elected as president to replace Irene Hammett. Irene has held that office for several years and has done a good job of it. We appreciate all she has done for us.
Remember the community meeting this Saturday night. Hostesses will be Wanda Dennis and Nelda Teague. Every now and then, people are asking about the dates for the upcoming rodeo. We will continue to remind everyone that it will be Aug. 7, 8 & 9.
Marilyn and I went down to the arena here in Richland Springs Monday and watched the playday for awhile. There was a good crowd and a large number of participants. We remarked that it is good to see the interest in riding and roping continuing on. Our family spent many happy years on the rodeo and playday circuit. We believe that it is a very good past time for the young and the old.
Michael Suber will be filling in as speaker Sunday at Holt Baptist Church in the absence of Dean Snoddy. We would like to invite you to come and join us. The Snoddys will be attending a family reunion in Kerrville.