Last week I heard from my neighbor up the road, Sue McClure. She and husband, Bob, live on FM 275 across from the Hatchers. You probably don’t recognize Bob’s name but do the words “Banana Man” ring a bell to anyone? If you are ever out-and-about in Miller Grove in the mornings and see a man in some sort of banana looking contraption you will know what I am talking about. All of the kids at school have nicknamed him “the Banana Man.” Bob is actually riding a bike with a yellow cowling. If some of you are like I am, I have wondered for quite some time what is going on with them building a house behind their current home. Sue told me that after 14 months of work they are finally about to make the move into their yellow house (the new home). After their move they plan to demolish the old brick home. She told me that the new house has been in the works for five years now. I know they will be so proud to move into the new house.
Did you know that the McClures also own their own business? It is called Bobcat Open Systems, Inc. It is a web design and web hosting service. Sue does the designing and creating of logos. Bob is the software engineer. You can check out their work by going to: www.bobcattexas.com. Sue also told me that the incident report for August has been posted to the volunteer fire department’s website. You can access the report and see how many calls the volunteers have responded to throughout the month.
You know it is the beginning of the school year when you hear about the local law enforcement officers starting the D.A.R.E. program with the area fifth grade classes. This year Deputy Sheriff Brad Cummings will be instructor of the Miller Grove D.A.R.E. Program. In case you don’t know, the program’s acronym stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. For Miller Grove’s fifth grade class the program began Sept. 8. Deputy Cummings will guide the students in making safe and healthy decisions that will hopefully impact them for the rest of their lives. After completion of the course there will be a graduation for the students.
This weekend Kathy and Dwayne Wren had their annual Labor Day get-together. There was a pretty good crowd this year. They had all kinds of food, from brisket to beans and all of the trimmings. The house and porches were full of people eating and visiting. Faye Tipps, Billy and Jean Wren, Billy Paul Wright, Stevie and Cheri Tipps, and Demp and Marlene Strudevant were just a few of the people who were in attendance.
Mrs. Irby returned Tuesday from a trip to Arizona over the Labor Day holiday to see her family and especially her new granddaughter.
Happy birthday to Virginia Bishop on Sept. 5, and Jackson Darrow and Julie (Clark) Hauser on Sept. 8.
Happy anniversary to Johnny and Joni Burns on Sept. 5 and George and Bonnie (Ferguson) Callan on Sept. 6.
Next week Mrs. Bryant’s Drama Class will have a wax museum that is open to the public. If anyone in the community would like to attend, please feel free to come. I know the students would like to have as many people to come as possible. The museum will be open Monday, Sept. 13, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the high school. I’m sure the students will have a wide range of costumes as they act the part of wax figures. There will also be a volleyball game that afternoon. You can come for the ball game and stay for the museum!
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