Since our last writing we have had a little over 1 inch of rain around the area. We enjoyed a few cooler days but it has been hot again lately. Helen Deeds reported a fire on her place recently. It was possibly started by a spark from a hay baler. Helen wanted to send a very special Thank You to all who responded to the fire. Seems like our area has been plagued by deaths lately. We send our sympathy to the families of June McPherson, Kenneth Powell and Carl Horne. June and Rusty McPherson moved to Elm Grove many years ago and she will be missed by many. Kenneth had battled cancer for about a year. He was the son of Gladys and Wayne Powell of the Holt community. He is survived by his wife, Velita Smith, his sister, Kay McKee, and several other family members and many friends. Carl Horne was a resident of the Milburn community and went to school with Jesse and Andy Cummings. The Richland Springs Coyotes continue on a roll by defeating Gustine last Friday night. They will host a team from San Antonio this week for the Coyote Homecoming. Lanell and Theron Parson came for a visit with us last Saturday. It is very interesting to hear Theron tell about some of his experiences at the State Trooper Academy in Austin. We commented that it sounds like prisoners get treated much better than the men and women in the academy! We were sorry to find out that Michael Suber’s dad, G.H. Suber, has been diagnosed with leukemia. He will begin treatments soon in Odessa. He and I could both use your prayers. I am having some health problems of my own. I will be seeing two doctors this week and we will know more after that. The report is that the rodeo workers appreciation supper went over real well. A profit was made on the rodeo even though the crowds were smaller this year.