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Miller Grove News for May 11, 2011

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Last week and again this week it seems like there is so much going on in our small community. Maybe that’s a good thing. But it is usually like this throughout the month of May.

Last Friday night I went to Fort Worth to see one of the Bill Gaither gospel singings with my family. It was a good concert, but we ended up getting home after 1 a.m.

Saturday was the cemetery’s Memorial Day. There was a good crowd this year, probably because of the nice weather. I was able to see lots of folks that I don’t get to see on a daily basis, and I met a few new folks that I look forward to seeing again next year. Two new trustees were elected to the board; Phyllis Haywood and Russ Garmon. During the morning service we had a dedication ceremony for the cemetery’s historical marker that was installed in November of last year. The dedication service was followed by a short business meeting and then lunch. After lunch was the afternoon singing until about 2:30 p.m.

Later Saturday afternoon my little nephew, Brody, had a birthday party. I think his favorite present (as well as his big sister’s favorite) was a little slide that my brother and sister-in-law gave him. They probably went down that slide a thousand times that night.

My sympathies are extended to the family of Dorothy Watson. She passed away Saturday, May 7, in Sulphur Springs. Dorothy Lee (Proctor) Watson was born the first child of Otha D. Proctor and Verna Mae (McQueen) Proctor on Nov. 21, 1922. She married Leonard Everett Watson on June 7, 1941, in Sulphur Springs. Leonard preceded her in death on March 8, 1988. Funeral services will be with Tapp Funeral Home on Friday, May 13, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the services. Burial will take place in Brashear Cemetery. Dorothy is survived by one daughter, Brenda McCleskey, and two grandchildren, Hope McCleskey and William Watson. She was also preceded in death by her son, Everett Watson, in 1977. Dorothy was also a graduate of Miller Grove High School.

Tonight is County Line Baptist Church’s hamburger supper for this year’s graduating seniors. They have been sponsoring the hamburger supper for several years now. I remember that they had it back when I was a senior in 2001.

Okay readers, I expect to see just about all of you at this year’s End-of-School Stew on Friday, May 20. We hope to have a lot of the parents and community members to come and eat a big bowl of stew at this year’s 72nd annual stew. We are the last school in the county to continue this time honored tradition. This year school officials have decided to hold the stew in conjunction with a celebration of the ending of the school’s 150th year of service to the community. kindergarten graduation and awards assemblies will be held during the day. There will also be cake and ice cream at 1 p.m. and a “Faculty vs. Seniors” softball game starting around 2:30 p.m. That night there will be several alumni basketball games. Some local businesses have agreed to donate various things to the stew and Lewis Russell will be our chief stew cook. Donations collected that day will go toward Miller Grove’s Alumni Association, which will start giving scholarships at graduation. There will be someone at the alumni ball games to accept dues for anyone who would like to join the Alumni Association. I hope to see you next Friday!

Last but not least, we have a few birthdays this week. Happy Birthday to Tim Potts on May 8, Lynda Darrow (my mother) on May 10, Travis Lennon on May 11, and Tommie Jean (Clark) Lennon on May 14.

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





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