The man who was being sought by the police last week was actually arrested Wednesday in the Dallas area.
Lots of news as far as sports goes this week. Katelyn McCreight finished the state golf meet on Friday. She ranked 12th in state! Everyone at school is very proud of her. She and her father, Bryan, are avid golfers. Her mother, Ginger, is the second grade teacher at MG Elementary School.
Thursday night the Miller Grove baseball boys played McLeod in the first of two games to see who would walk away with the title of “Bi-District Champs.” The game was pretty lengthy, ending after 9 p.m. in the 9th inning. Needless to say everyone was a little draggy the next day after having to drive back home from Mount Pleasant that late. Saturday’s baseball game in Hughes Springs found our boys defeating McLeod in a second game. I believe we won the game 7 to 2. The last time our boys were bi-district champs was back in 2007. We will play Carlisle ISD on Thursday night at 7 o’clock in Van. It will also be the best two out of three games, with the second game being scheduled for Friday night in Van. Congratulations boys, and keep up the good work!
Friday night was the Miller Grove Prom at the Billboard House in Cumby. It was very nice, and students were so dressed up that a couple of the teachers were stunned and asked, “Who is that?” Prom Prince and Princess were Cody Marler and Kelsey Steele. Prom King and Queen were Dylan Sims and Holly Miller.
There was a very good show of people for Miller Grove Cemetery’s Memorial Day services this year. The offering for cemetery upkeep was over $3,000, which was more than last year. We honored several World War II veterans during the morning services. Veterans that were present included Alton Corbet, Jack Ferguson, Hollis Garmon, T.S. Lamb, Luke Stripling and Bill Ward. After the morning service we had our usual dinner on the grounds. It was nice getting to visit with some of the folks that I don’t get to see every day. I had good conversations with Luke Stripling, Nick Lamb, Gary McGowan, Frieda (Johnson) Wallace and Emma (Lamm) Bone just to name a few. The preacher, Bro. Charles Ethridge, did a great job with his message and Monty Tipps’ special music was enjoyed by everyone.
I got a phone call from Pat Pillard last week, and she was telling me that her car broke down in front of the school and two of the students were kind enough to come out and assist her. Caleb Schones and Grayson Smith looked at her vehicle and took their time to use their jumper cables to start her car so that she could drive home. You know, sometimes we talk about how terrible the upcoming generation is and how things aren’t like they used to be, but in Miller Grove we still have some good young men and women. That we should be thankful for.
Miller Grove Fire Department’s annual car show will be Saturday, May 12. Mark your calendars for the big event. I know they always have a great crowd and many participants in the show. From what I have been told, the car show is the biggest fundraiser that the MGVFD has each year. Donations are always welcome, but the car show reels in quite a bit of money to keep our fire station up and running.
Happy birthday this week to Diane Sparks on May 6, Seth Roberts and my nephew Brody Darrow on May 7, Tim Potts and Leon Hallman on May 8, Jessica Arledge on May 9, my mother Lynda Darrow on May 10, Travis Lennon on May 11, and Laryn Cummings on May 12.
Happy fourth anniversary to Tim and Melanie Clem on May 10.
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