No rain in the past three weeks and we are really in need of some. The burn ban is on again so I hope everyone will be extra careful. In spite of the dry conditions, we are having some beautiful weather.
Another new month begins this week. The 42 tournament will be Oct. 11th at Elm Grove and the Busy Bee quilters will meet on the 14th. Instead of the community meeting we will be having the gospel singing on the 18th. Please come and join us, all singers, musicians and listeners are welcome.
Marilyn Suber and I attended the Mask-Till scholarship benefit fish fry Saturday night. The food was really good. The crowd could have been better but a lot of the folks were out fighting fire in the Holt community as well as other things. There was a nice auction following the meal. I hope it was a success and it will be bigger and better next year.
The Richland Springs Coyotes had an open date last week. They will travel to Buckholts this week. We were interested in the Bangs-Early rival game which Bangs won 27-29. Theron Parson is now attending Sul Ross at Alpine. Howard Payne went there to play football last weekend and Sul Ross won 17-0. I haven’t heard if Tyler Etheridge and Mark Williams are seeing much playing time but they are both on the roster at Sul Ross.
Theron was home last weekend visiting his family, Ken and Lanell Parson, Kelton and Hannah. The highlight of his weekend was going wild hog hunting and killing one. According to the newspaper, there are approximately 3 million feral hogs in the state of Texas with their numbers increasing all of the time. They are a real problem for the farmers and ranchers.
Lanell Parson called Sunday night to report that the Bangs community was shocked to discover their brand new school building had been severely vandalized, perhaps as much as $200,000 worth of damage was done. All of the Bangs school district was dismissed on Monday while all teachers and staff members gathered to help with the clean up. I hope they catch the criminals who did this and prosecute them fully.
Wilma Lee is in Dallas at the time receiving treatments. Curtis says she will have one every day this week, then come home for 18 days. He said she is feeling good, out watering flowers and so forth and worrying about her work at home piling up on her. That sounds like Wilma! We wish her and Curtis the very best.
Keep in mind the workday at the Holt Cemetery this Saturday, Oct 4th, with the business meeting at 9:30 AM. If you cannot attend, memorial donations may be sent to Pat Nehr at 29 CR 416, Rochelle, Texas 76872.
Marilyn and Michael Suber and I attended 2 soccer games in Brady Saturday where Georgia Tucker was competing. I had not watched a soccer game in years. The little kids were pretty good and I enjoyed the games. Georgia’s team won the first one by a score of 5-0 and lost the second with a score of 3-1.
The rattlesnakes are on the move, heading back to their dens so keep an eye out for them and keep praying for rain.