Happy Wednesday to everyone. Three days down, two to go. Just hang in there and you’ll make it until Friday!
This week we have a few birthdays in the community. Happy birthday to Darrin Petty and Linzy Harland on Aug. 24, Barbara Lynn on Aug. 25, Deck Romans of Cumby on Aug. 26, Anna Lennon Black and Amanda Ballentine Harrison on Aug. 28.
Happy belated 40th anniversary to Fred Jr. and Ann Moseley on Aug. 23. Congratulations to them for being able to celebrate 40 years of holy matrimony.
On Friday, Kathy Lennon e-mailed me and told me that she and Johnny are grandparents again. They had their second grandson Thursday, Aug. 20. His name is Eli Christopher Black and he weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His mother, Anna, is Johnny and Kathy’s middle daughter. I know they are both so proud to have another grandchild in the family. It’s funny how the Lennons had all girls and now they only have grandsons.
I have seen a lot of crazy things happen in our community over the years, but I believe what I saw Saturday morning took the cake. My brother came into our house around 8 Saturday morning and said that two buffalo were in the road by Johnny Lennon’s house. Well, you can imagine that I thought he had a delirious fever or something, because I have never seen buffalo in Miller Grove, Texas. Finally, he convinced me to go with him to see if they were still there. When we got closer to the end of FM 2653 we saw a Hopkins County sheriff’s truck parked in the road ditch of FM 275. Then I noticed Jim Potts and Johnny Burns standing in the road with the sheriff. I pulled up and asked about the bison and they said that they jumped the fence into Junior Dicken’s meadow. We drove a little farther down FM 275 and, sure enough, I ended up seeing the two buffalo standing out in the meadow grazing. I have no idea where they came from or where they are now but I do believe that’s a first for M.G.
Monday was the first day of school for everyone at Miller Grove. It was a pretty successful day, with enrollment nearing the 260 student mark. The only setback for the day was when one of the buses broke down during a morning route. At Monday night’s school board meeting there was discussion about the tax rate, which will stay the same as last year. The school board also approved the hiring of a new kindergarten teacher. This year’s kindergarten class was so large that it had to be split into two classes. Our new teacher is Miss Asheley Walker. And, we are proud to still have Mrs. Lennon as our veteran kindergarten teacher. She has been educating M.G. students for over 20 years.
I talked to Mary Lou Akins Tuesday, and she said that her granddaughter had a good-natured, 7-year-old blue heeler dog that she wanted to give to a good home. If anyone is interested you can all Mary Lou at 903-459-3310.
As far as sports for this week, there will be a junior high baseball game Friday afternoon after school. Come and watch if you have time.
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