May is always a busy month. Everyone is ready to get out of school for the summer, summer league baseball is starting, and there is always plenty of yard work to be done. The rain has been really nice, but now our yards are growing quicker than we can get them mowed.
I don't know if you all heard about the robbery of the First National Bank of Emory last week. A man came in earlier in the day looking around inside of the bank foyer. Later he came back and robbed two of the tellers. One teller was MG local, Misty Briggs. Everyone said that she was very calm and handled the incident very well. One person told me that the police stopped the man in Lone Oak and then escorted him back to Rains County. I'm just proud that no one was hurt and the suspect was later arrested and is now in the Rains County Jail.
Saturday was Miller Grove Cemetery's annual Memorial Day services. Attendance was low this year. I think it was partly because of the weather. We ate lunch in the school cafeteria, but it didn't start raining until the end of the afternoon song service. Old and new business was discussed at the business meeting, and reports were given from each committee. Edward Clark was our Master of Ceremonies this year and did a very nice job. Sammy Calk delivered the sermon and Danny Calk entertained with special music.
There were a few new faces at this year's memorial day services. I met T.S. Lamb's son, Nick. We visited for several minutes, and it was really nice to get to know him. I also spoke with Jerry McGowan. We talked for a while about the McGowan family. Jerry's grandfather was Joe McGowan. It was nice to meet him as well.
Happy Birthday to Ray Sparks and Johnny Burns on May 3, Junior Millsap and Tara (Russell) Spencer on May 5, Dianne Sparks on May 6, and Tim Potts on May 8.
Happy Anniversary to one of my cousins that lives in Sulphur Springs, David and Donna (Millsap) Neal, on May 8.
Last week I received a graduation invitation from one of my old schoolmates, Ashley Gerondale Tate. She is graduating Tyler Junior College's nursing program this Friday, in Tyler. I know her family is proud of her accomplishments. She will work at East Texas Medical Center in the emergency room unit. I remember when we were in school and she was always a big fan of the TV show "ER", so I guess now she will be living it. I'll send out congratulations to her and hope that she will enjoy her new job.
The Dwayne Wren family moved into the old Orval Wren place recently. They have worked on remodeling the house for quite a while and they are all settled in now. Their son, Jeff, is living in their old house down the road.
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