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Miller Grove News for Jan. 19, 2011

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Last week’s snow was really something. It wasn’t that big of a snow, it just stayed on the ground for such a long time. I can’t even remember a snow staying on the ground for that many days. You know the old saying, “If snow stays on the ground three days it will snow again before winter is over.” And we still have quite a bit of winter to put up with before spring gets here.

Just a reminder about the upcoming Homecoming basketball game that will be Jan. 28. All Miller Grove alumni are encouraged to come that night and see the crowing of the 2011 Homecoming King and Queen. This year’s homecoming court nominees are Jena Burns, Kaitlynn George, Mareyna Gallegos, Hege Melby, Haley Potts, Alex Craze, Tim Heijligers, Mason Kerby, Andrew Steele and Cayle Watson.

Happy birthday to Misty Briggs on Jan. 16, Dalyn (Petty) Beck and Clark May on Jan. 17, Hope Garrett on Jan. 19, June Watson and James Ragan on Jan. 20, Cheri Tipps on Jan. 21 and Misty Smith on Jan. 22.

Last week, I missed wishing a happy 12th birthday to Ashley Purser on Jan. 12. Happy birthday Ashley!

Clay and Dichele Smith are the proud parents of a little girl. Charleigh Kate Smith was born Sunday morning, Jan. 16, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Paternal grandparents are Barry and Julie Smith of the South Liberty community. Charleigh was also welcomed by an anxious big brother, Canyon Smith, and aunt Callie Glover. Congratulations Clay and Dichele on the new addition to your family!

I would like to let the Miller Grove citizens know how proud I am of the basketball teams after Tuesday night’s games against Roxton. Our JV boys and varsity girls each won their games. Unfortunately, at the end of the varsity boys’ game, Roxton won by only eight points. As I sat in the crowd, I watched our students play the hardest they have all year long. They pushed themselves to the limit until the last seconds of the game. The varsity boys played hard from the first whistle that started the game until they walked off of the court. Did they miss shots? Yes. Did they have several fouls? Yes. Did they make mistakes throughout the game? Yes. But our students displayed better sportsmanship than most schools will ever see. Despite Roxton students’ slanderous remarks; their players yelling curse words and profanities at our players on the court as well as the Miller Grove fans seated in the stands; and Roxton’s fans’ and coaches’ horrendous behavior throughout the night, our boys played with dignity and displayed true sportsmanship. And that, folks, makes me feel like Miller Grove won the ball game even if our students didn’t score the most points. They gave it their all and were still respectful to Roxton’s team. So the next time you see one of our players, give them a pat on the back. They deserve it. Each and every one of them.

This group of students actually reminded me of the Miller Grove Hornets basketball team of 1983. They received the Horley-Neely Sportsmanship Award for having the best sportsmanship that year.

As you travel the highways and byways, don’t forget that all roads lead back home and back to Miller Grove. Please send me any newsworthy information. My email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .





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