Another beautiful week has passed and this coming week has the promise of more refreshing fall weather. I love the cool evenings and warm days of our Texas autumn. The trees are just beginning to get a touch of color; we may not rival the eastern states but we can still lift a weary spirit with a splash of color!
Chalk up another Coyote win. Our news stations didn’t bother to mention us. I don’t know where we would be without KBAL. I watched as Channel 10 featured two other 6 man teams who were having winning seasons but no mention of that little town with the giant football program.
The halftime ceremonies were dedicated to the Susan G. Komen Society. A half dozen brave ladies were heralded as heroines, having survived that dreaded disease.
The Domestic Task Force had a bake sale to raise money and the 7th Grade hosted a, “Hats On” day. Students were allowed to wear their hats on Friday, for a donation to the cause. All in all, over $300 was raised by the two groups, and presented at the game. Thank you students and teachers, for your wonderful show of support; we are very proud of you!
The Stars and Stripes Committee will be hosting a Barbeque meal from noon until the foot runs out this Saturday. The meal will be held at the Richland Springs Community Center. Cost of the meal is $5.00 per plate. All monies raised will be put towards the July 4th event. Come one, come all and make this event a huge success.
Our 5th grade students will be attending the annual Farm Safety Day Conference on the 22nd. This is an all day event designed to educate children on the dangers of their environment. This will be my first time to attend so I’m geared and ready to go. The students enjoy the day away from school and all the fun stuff they get to take home!
The Elm Grove Community Center was host to this Saturday’s Gospel Singing evening. There were between 35-40 area citizens who showed up to sing their hearts out! I can’t explain the joy of this type of evening. All I can tell you is to show up at the next event, and experience this country style community entertainment.
Not only do you get to sing for hours but they even treat you to some luscious desserts! Anyone can get up and sing or lead a song. You can bring your own sound system, instrument or group. The whole evening is devoted to gospel music. How can you go wrong?
I haven’t mentioned this lately, but we still have a number of friends who are fighting cancer; David Evans, Jeffrey Bates, Justin McCollister, Bobbie Lusty and young Miss Estrada. This illness is a financial disaster, and debilitating to a family’s mental, physical spiritual and financial resources. Any of these families would welcome a word of prayer, financial gift or even a home cooked meal from time to time. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
George Hill is still in the hospital in San Antonio. He developed complications after his surgery, so the doctors are letting him get a little more stable before they turn him lose. Floyd Gossett has been a good neighbor and tended to his stuff here. Donna ran home this weekend to take care of a few things. We’re hoping they will be home before Wednesday.
The ladies quilting group has changed its meeting time. They will be meeting at 4:00 p.m. instead of 5:30 p.m. This will allow some of our senior citizens to get home before dark.
This year’s study is from the book, Fifteen Minutes of Prayer. We are getting ready to start our Christmas runner. Kay McKee has presented us with at least four different designs to make! Yours truly is still not one of your better quilters, but I love the fellowship and Bible study. Everyone is welcome; if you have an hour free on Wednesday, why not join us?
We have close to a dozen young men and women from our community in the military. Katie Bates, Richard Sliger, James Muncy, Jacob Gibson, Patrick Wayne Bush, Dale McNett Jr., Donald Cohn, Casey Cohn, Patrick Nelson Smith and Scott and Heather Ransom. We are very proud of these wonderful soldiers and pray for them constantly. They are part of our success in keeping the terrorists at bay. Thank you everyone, you are our heroes.
I know we are all tired of these elections and the interminable nitpicking but whatever you do, take the time to vote in November. These elections are very close and every vote is needed. Should your candidate lose it may temporarily be the end of the world but elections come around again in four years. That is the beauty of our system. We don’t have to shoot people, or start a war; we just vote again when the next election comes around. Right now none of our politicians deserve much more than a slap, but save that for later, for now go vote!
I hope everyone has a wonderful week. Make someone’s day and say something nice.
There will be a Fifth Quarter after the game with Rochelle on Friday. See you at the game. Don’t forget to pray for our country, our government, our President and our wonderful troops. May God bring them home in victory!