Saturday night is the Reilly Springs Jamboree at the community center. It will be a great night of entertainment and refreshments, as well as a sweet potato pie contest. You don’t get any better than enjoying sweet potato pie, so it’s sure to be a wonderful evening.
I heard from Rhandi Fails this week, and she allowed that Case has received a new pony, a gift from Grammy and Pawdaddy. He’s a paint pony and has been named “Rusty.” Watch for Case learning to ride him pretty quick.
Braydon and Lexi Stribling spent the weekend with David and Deborah Stribling. On Saturday morning, Deborah took Lexi to cheerleading for the 7th grade football game and Braydon went to a baseball camp. Then they all went to Ramy Jisha’s baby shower.
Saturday night found the Stribling clan attending a stew at Rick and Marla Gilbreath’s in Yantis and going for a hayride. The Striblings spent Sunday riding around Reilly Springs in their wagon, enjoying the beautiful autumn scenery. Lexi was the “outrider” for the wagon train, and they were also joined by Bryce Ogle.
Word was also received that Steve Smith “crashed” the Jisha baby shower because he smelled cake. Reports are that Ramy received many nice gifts for the upcoming arrival.
Another baby shower was under way on Saturday for Jandi Lawrence. It was held at the home of Randy and Shelia Koon and attended by many friends and family members. Word is that “Baby Sam” is going to be one of the most outfitted little boys you know. I think about all he doesn’t have is a tractor of his own, and I’m sure that will be forthcoming.
Landri Lawrence accompanied her parents to the baby showe, and was a weekend guest of the Weldon Dewitts. Word is that she is looking forward to Baby Sam’s arrival and has already picked out several items that she thinks Santa will enjoy bringing him. Of course, they are things she will certainly like, too.
Jan Lawrence was a visitor with Joyce McDonald and Danny and Shannon Lawrence over the weekend and attended the baby shower. She reported on all the happenings in Muleshoe and that Jacy Lawrence was in Florida for the weekend with friends.
Jan returned on Sunday after joining several friends and family members to eat fish at Miller Grove on Saturday night.
I visited with Blake Fisher on the telephone and he reported that there wasn’t much going on around their place. He reported that he was very thankful for the nice weather and that things were beginning to dry up after all the rain last month. “It’s great to be able to get around the farm without getting stuck,” exclaimed Blake.
Vera Harrington received a nice visit from the granddaughters over the weekend. They came on Saturday, rode horses, played in the sand and were having so much fun they decided to stay over until Sunday. Vera said she was attempting to rest up this week following the weekend activities.
Vera and I had a nice visit Thursday night, when Mary called me from Waxahachie because she couldn’t get Vera on the phone. It seems that Vera’s phone had gone dead and Mary kept getting a busy signal. Of course, she was concerned and wanted me to go check to make sure that everything was OK. Vera was fine, and we sat and talked for about an hour and caught up on what all had been happening.
Vera was also telling about a strange sight in our community. There is a wild pig that has “taken up” with Kenneth Hyde’s cows. She said that you will drive by and the pig will be ne beside the beef cows and thinks that he is just one of them. Drive by and see this pig out in the pasture.
Many in our community took advantage of the opening of deer season and have been in the woods all week. Reports are that Cody Salverino and several of his friends have already gotten nice deer. Heather might be making deer sausage this week.
Danny Lawrence has joined a group of hunting buddies for a deer hunt to Kansas this week.
Basketball season is under way, so there is plenty of action to follow in Yantis and Como-Pickton Make plans to “get out” and support either the Yantis Owls and Lady Owls, or the C-P Eagles and Lady Eagles.
Both Sulphur Springs and Cumby are still in the football playoffs, and those games will be on Friday night. Make plans to support your favorite team and watch that action in either Van or Princeton. Go Wildcats and Trojans.
Today is Veteran’s Day, a day for our community, state and nation to thank the many individuals who have defended the freedoms that we enjoy and say “thank you” for the great sacrifices that have been made for us. These freedoms were bought at a price of great sacrifice, and we should never forget the price that was paid. This is remembering the many men and women from our community who have served and are serving in the U.S. military. We thank you all.
Until next week, continue to remember our troops, who defend our freedoms and ask for them an extra measure of safety and safe return home. 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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