Sunday night’s storm did a little bit of damage on some of the county roads around Miller Grove, but nothing major that I know of. Monday a few of the bus drivers couldn’t make it down some of the roads because of fallen trees.
Last week, I had an error in the information that I supplied about Mrs. Opal Burks’ funeral. I said that she was preceded in death by Sharon Tallant and a cousin, but I meant to say that she was survived by Sharon and a cousin. I guess that’s what I get for writing Miller Grove News late at night!
Our One Act Play students preformed at Grayson County Community College Friday afternoon but didn’t advance. I heard that they had some stiff competition. They had a good run. Maybe we will do just as well next year.
Friday night’s FFA Stew and Auction was a big success. Even though the heat in the old gym was nearly unbearable, we all had a good time, and the students came out the winners. The night started off with the usual chicken and beef stew. Both stews were seasoned to perfection. FFA Chapter President Jena Burns welcomed the large crowd and then turned the microphone over to the auctioneer. All three auctioneers did a great job. We started out with Clay Smith and later moved to Brian Wright, and Cole Middleton finished up the night of bidding. Auction items ranged from gift certificates to handmade items by the Miller Grove FFA students. We estimated that about $10,000 was generated from the auction items and stew. Thanks to the community for all of their help and support for making this year’s auction a success! I know Mr. Watson and Ms. Potts are breathing a sigh of relief, because it is 12 whole months until they have to worry about the next stew and auction.
On another note of school information, a new coach has been hired for next year. Corey Jenkins is his name. He is in his mid-30s and he and his family (wife and two children) will be moving to Miller Grove this summer. He comes to our school from the big town of Celina, Texas. Coach Jenkins is also a math and business teacher. He majored in marketing at the University of North Texas. I’m sure you will all be seeing more of him throughout the summer.
Mrs. Beulah Key passed away last week. She had lived in Miller Grove for several years before going to an Emory nursing home. She passed away April 8 and was buried in Donelton Cemetery on April 10. She was born Beulah Mae Carter in Greenville on Aug. 15, 1927, to John Luther Carter and Rosey (Lynch) Carter. She married Bennie J. Key in Sulphur Springs on July 3, 1956. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Key is survived by three sons, Billy, James and David. She is also survived by one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.
Happy birthday this week to Elaine Ragan on April 11; David Winstead, Erma Harwell and Cherrie Bessonett on April 13; and Mary Kate Burns on April 14.
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