We have plenty of news in the community this week. Between basketball games, barbecue suppers and birthdays, I think I have it all covered.
Happy birthday to Kelly (House) Mabe on Feb. 22, Shelly (Ragan) Crow on Feb. 23, and Jack Smith of Brashear on Feb. 25. Since I’m speaking of births, Willie Bob and Lauren Stracener had their baby last week. I never did hear a name or if it was a boy or girl. Now Cathy and Randy have their first grandbaby. Congratulations to the proud parents and the grandparents.
Friday night was a warm-up basketball game between our MG hornets and a school from the other side of Fort Worth, called Graiford. We played on neutral territory at the new school in Royse City. The boys played hard, and we were tied for a while during the fourth quarter. With three seconds left on the clock Seth Roberts made a smooth-sailing three-pointer to win the game. Be sure to come to the bi-district playoff game this coming Friday night. The last thing I heard is that we are going to play somewhere in East Texas. I haven’t heard who our opponents will be, or what time the game is scheduled for.
Saturday night was Miller Grove Water Supply Company’s annual meeting. Before the business meeting we had a great meal that was catered by Murray’s BBQ in Cooper. Ed Bayse told me that he has known Rick Murray for several years and he has always been able to make good barbecue. We had a pretty good turnout this year. It seems like you see so many people at the meeting each year that you don’t see every day. It was good to see Peggie and Joe Weatherly, Johnny and Kathy Lennon, Jesse Weaver, Patsy Yates, Ralph Middleton and several others. During the meeting, Doug Hall and Lewis Russell were re-elected to fill their expiring terms on the water board. Mac and Sandra Garrett were recognized for their hard work all year long. Then, the auditor briefly went over his report.
There was quite a crowd in the cemetery after school Monday at the graveside services of Guy Johnson Jr. His parents were Guy and Connie (Bone) Johnson. At one time, this Johnson family lived in Miller Grove. But, like many other families, they moved to Dallas several years ago.
I have heard that Junior Potts is doing better. He is home now and going out to check the cows with Jim nearly every day.
Wednesday night is the Miller Grove International Livestock Show at the Ag. building. The FFA kids have this livestock show to get a little bit of experience before the Northeast Texas Livestock Association’s market show at the Civic Center in Sulphur Springs this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
While I was at the water board supper, I got compliments on the Miller Grove Community News column from Rita Freeman, Ed Bayse and Kathy Lennon. I appreciated their kind words.
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