We have had no rain in the last two weeks and there is none in the forecast. Some farmers are sowing oats in hopes of having enough moisture to get them up.
Not very many turned out for the rodeo workers' appreciation supper last Saturday night. In the business meeting following the meal, Clay Miller was elected as director to replace Charles Tharp. Phillip Taylor and Wayne Gossett were re-elected. The other officers remained the same.
The Richland Springs Coyotes hosted Gordon last Friday night and let me tell you, it was a barnburner! The Coyotes came from behind in the fourth quarter to win by a score of 50-60. It was the first full-length game our boys had played in a long time. The Coyotes are open this week, then travel to Buckholts on Oct. 3rd. The Jr. High Coyotes also won their game against Brookesmith on Thursday night.
Speaking of the Coyotes, I noticed somewhere in the paper last week where the talented football players who graduated last year were mentioned. I did not see Patrick Couch’s name listed. Patrick was one of the outstanding players who contributed a lot toward winning those three state rings that we keep hearing about. We got a kick out of watching Patrick last Friday night as he paced the sidelines watching his brother, Randy, and the rest of the boys take on Gordon. I know he would have given his eyeteeth to be out there with them. Patrick is attending Angelo State University and we are proud of him, as we are of all our local young people.
Naomi Smith came over for a visit a few days ago. She shared with us that her sisters, Mary Frost and Gail Sloan, and Mary’s daughters, Sharon Rasco and Patti Smithwick, had lunch with her one day last week. They had a good time visiting and exchanging quilting patterns and ideas. Mary and her daughters drove out to the Holt Cemetery while they were here. Barbara Gober came by on Sunday and spent some time with Pete while Naomi attended church.
We want to remind everyone of the workday at Holt Cemetery on October 4th. The business meeting will be at 9:30 A.M. We urge everyone who has loved ones interred there to be in attendance. Last time we met there was not enough there to hold a business meeting. These cemeteries do not just take care of themselves and we all need to do our part.
Remember to mark your calendars for October 18th for the gospel singing at the Elm Grove Community Center. We would love to have a large crowd and lots of good music and singing.