Regardless of how much fun we have, it always seems that someone or something has to come along and spoil it. Well, the last few weeks there have been several break-ins reported in the Reilly Springs area of the county. Someone has been breaking into houses stealing jewelry, movies, tools and a variety of other items while people are gone or at work. This, of course, has everyone in our community concerned and looking for those responsible.
Be constantly watchful, and if you see anyone or anything unusual in our community, please contact the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office (903-438-4040). Watch your own and your neighbor’s property to make certain that those responsible are caught. There has been one arrest made in connection with one of the burglaries and a warrant issued for a couple more apprehensions, but we all need to continue to be watchful.
I heard from Dorothy Hinton this week. She and her daughters, Charlotte and Sharon, have just returned from a trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, where they enjoyed Victoria Gardens. Then they went on to San Francisco, where Dorothy celebrated her birthday “on deck” of the cruise ship. Reports are that they had a wonderful time and that Dorothy was surprised by “Romeo” being sent to her cabin. “But, he turned out to be a little old man,” declared Dorothy. “I guess my expectations were too high. But I was a little bit disappointed.”
Mary Koon had an enjoyable time over the weekend with a visit from Landri Lawrence. They had met Jana, Weldon, Jandi and Landri at the football game on Friday sight, and enjoyed the homecoming activities. Then, Landri spent some time with Mary, as she conducted a “tea party” with her very own set of play china, setting places for everyone and pouring the tea. Sounds like Landri is growing up to be a perfect hostess.
Continue to pray for Delores and Mary Koon, who both have some health issues, and remember them in your thoughts of concern.
Michael, Jandi and Landri Lawrence were in Hopkins County over the weekend to attend a wedding and visit with relatives. They returned home to Muleshoe on Sunday afternoon. They reported some temperatures in the 40s already in the Texas Panhandle. “The weather has been great for the crops,” reported Michael. “We’ve got all of the corn harvested and much of the wheat planted, but still have some milo to harvest, and will double-crop it with wheat, once it is off the field.”
Joyce McDonald is anticipating a visit from Jan Lawrence and Abby and Kobi Kirby this next weekend, as they are planning to come to East Texas and all go shopping at Canton for First Monday Trades Days. Abby is looking for items for the nursery, now that she’s certain it’s going to be a little girl.
I heard from the Fishers this week as they were headed to the Wood County Hay Show Monday night. J.R. is doing his student teaching in Winnsboro, and was helping with this year’s annual show, and was accompanied by Bryant and Marilee, to the event.
Speaking of hay, it’s time for folks in Hopkins County to be thinking about our own county hay show. Samples must be in the Extension office by 4 p.m. Friday, October 16th, to be included in this year’s show. The County Hay Show results will be announced Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Hopkins County Professional Ag Worker’s Breakfast.
Vera Harrington allowed this week that it had been a great year for hay production in Reilly Springs. “We’ve received adequate rainfall and most are reporting a good supply on hand for winter feeding,” advised Vera. “But some of it may not be of the best quality, as it got wet when we were attempting to get it harvested. However, you’ve got to have rain to make hay.”
I heard from Rhandi Fails this week, and she related that Cody had a “train wreck” while working cows this past week. He was thrown from a horse and unconscious for a time. Reports are that he will be OK but that he is still sore and has a “jammed” neck. He’s still moving mighty slow this week. This is wishing Cody a speedy recovery.
Como-Pickton is celebrating Homecoming this week. Congratulations to those young ladies who have been named to this year’s Homecoming Court.
Several from our community were in attendance at the Hopkins County Farm Bureau Convention on Tuesday night at the Hopkins County Civic Center. Our director is Delores Miller, and she and several of her family members were in attendance.
I was out in the woods yesterday and noticed that the trees are beginning to turn a little bit. Hopefully, with the adequate moisture and the cooler temperatures, they will soon be a “riot” of color for everyone to enjoy. There is truly no other place in this world prettier than Northeast Texas, when the trees turn their autumn colors.
Until next week, continue to enjoy the wonderful autumn weather. Remember our troops who defend our freedoms and ask for them an extra measure of safety. Pray for love in our hearts, harmony in our community, and peace in our land. God bless Reilly Springs, Hopkins County, and America.
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