Hasn’t it been nice to receive some seasonally cool temperatures that reflect autumn in Hopkins County? It hasn’t gotten cool enough for me to drag out the “long pants” yet, but I’ve been tempted to get a sweatshirt a morning or two.
Many in our community are still celebrating the rain that our community received on Saturday. “It was absolutely wonderful,” said Vera Harrington. “Just what we needed to drive away the heat and bring the autumn season to our fruition. I’m almost certain that we’ll experience some more hot weather, but I think autumn has finally arrived.”
Roy and Yvonne King reported about 3.5 inches of rain at their place just south of Vera, and those in the “downtown” area of the community said their gauges reflected about 3 inches.
“It’s great to drive over Running Creek of a morning and see the fog lifting from the waters and to be comfortable with the window rolled down,” said Kenni Jo Wallace. “That’s when you know that fall has arrived and the hot days of summer are behind you for another year. I’m not ready for it to get cold yet, but I certainly enjoy the autumn season in Reilly Springs.
“Or, walk out on the back porch of a morning and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, with a piece of pumpkin bread, as the temperatures are pleasant and the sun rises in the east,” added Sandi Wallace. “[Those are] just some of the great blessings that the autumn season brings.”
Many in our community were in Sulphur Springs last night for two events. The first was the TAMU-C Alumni Reception at Holiday Inn Express that brought a crowd out in support of the university. After such a great success, plans are in the making for other events designed to offer support and encouragement for the Hopkins County students who are attending TAMU-C now.
The 58th Annual Hopkins/Rains County Farm Bureau Convention also saw many from this community in attendance at the Civic Center. Our own Delores Miller is one of the directors on the Farm Bureau Board. A great BBQ meal was served, and policy to forward to the state Resolutions Committee was adopted.
Vera Harrington allowed that she spent the weekend in Waxahachie with the granddaughters, and that Charlotte had been named “Student of the Month” at Felty Elementary.
I spoke with Marilee Fisher and she reported their family hosting the Fisher Family Reunion at their farm on Saturday. More than 60 descendants of Lloyd and Lucille Fisher were in attendance and enjoyed the great autumn weather and sharing family memories.
J.R. and Vanessa Fisher made it back from their extended vacation to the Pacific Northwest and points in-between in time for the reunion. They reported a great trip.
Rhandi Stribling Fails reported that the Stribling family will be in Stephenville this weekend to see one of David Stribling’s bulls buck in a PBR Futurity event. In preparation, little Case Fails has heard them talking about it and is riding his stick-horse like a bull this week.
The Striblings also will travel on Thursday night to Sulphur Springs to attend the Sherman vs Sulphur Springs football game to watch Lexi Stribling cheer.
I haven’t heard much from the Koon family this week. I think most of them are still trying to recuperate from the wedding. However, I did receive word that Kyle and Misty have returned from their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic and that they are back at work and home in Hopkins County. I’ve heard loads of compliments on the wedding, how beautiful it was.
Kaylynn and Danny Ray Moss decided to “take a break” and are visiting family in Utah. They took the wedding photos with them.
Several members of the Hurley family have been busy looking for their relatives in the Reilly Springs community lately. They’ve been combing the information at the Hopkins County Genealogical Society and visiting the Reilly Springs Cemetery as they uncover information from the past.
Until next week, take advantage of all the activities and enjoy the season. Pray for love in our hearts, harmony in our community, and peace in our land. God bless Reilly Springs, Hopkins Count, and America.
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