What a busy time of year this is in our community!
Please keep my uncle, Johnny Darrow, in your prayers. Last week, he was cutting wood and fell about 15 feet while climbing in a tree.
His son, Justin, was working with him and he was rushed to the hospital. He will be off of work for a while and has fractured a vertebrae and compressed two discs in his back. He is very sore but, thankfully, the good Lord was watching after him and he should be able to recover.
Saturday, I went to my niece and nephew’s birthday party. They combined their birthday parties since they were born so close together (April 25 and May 7). There were kids running all over the place at the Brashear Baptist Church old fellowship building. Children in attendance were Lexi and Randy Rainey Jr., Kaitlin Hammack and Sarah Wilbur, Brycen and Logan Wright, Cari Idzi, Abella Poteet, and Lily Neidhart and Seamus Sparks. Parents and other family members were there as well. They received lots of presents but were most excited about their first bicycles.
Later Saturday I went with my cousin, Nathan Petty, to Bass Pro Shops in Garland and later we went fishing on Lake Fork. On the way home we stopped in Emory and ate at Don’s.
Congratulations to the MG Hornets track team who recently competed at the Regional Competition and have now advanced to state. I do not know the particulars on who won what races but I am proud of all of our students for the job they have done.
One last reminder that Miller Grove Cemetery’s Memorial Day services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at Miller Grove Methodist Church. Dinner on the grounds will be at 12 p.m. We have a good line-up on the program and I think everyone who comes will enjoy seeing friends and family. Hope to see you there.
I’m sure everyone has heard about the recent media attention that has surrounded the shooting of Cole Middleton’s dog, Candy. My news column is much too short to go in to all of the details but you may view information and the video taken by Cole about the incident online. In short, Cole’s home was burglarized and when Rains County law enforcement arrived the deputy shot Cole’s dog Candy. The officer claimed that the dog charged him and he had to shoot the dog. When Cole arrived home the dog was not dead and since his guns had been stolen he asked the officer to shoot the dog so she wouldn’t continue to suffer. The officer wouldn’t shoot the dog again so Cole had to drowned the dog in a bucket of water so that she could be laid to rest. The shooting occurred at Cole and Jayna Middleton’s home in the neighboring Daugherty community in Rains County.
Happy birthday this week to Fred Moseley Jr. on April 28; Natalie Darrow and Dwayne Wren on April 29; Aaron Baylus, Billy Wren and myself on May 2; and Johnny Burns and Ray Sparks on May 3.
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