Miller Grove News
By Brandon Darrow
Is everyone as full as I am? I had a good Thanksgiving with lots and lots of food.We didn’t have a turkey for Thanksgiving this year. We cooked a ham and had all of the regular trimmings to go with it. My grandmother, Lela, and my brother and sister-in-law came to our house and ate supper Thanksgiving afternoon, then visited for a while. My grandmother was really making the rounds since she ate lunch at my uncle’s house before coming to our house!
One day, while I was off for Thanksgiving break, I was in the bank and met a teller that lives in the neighboring Divide community. She said that she was related to the McWilliams family and she always reads about Miller Grove news. She updated me on a few of her cousins that I went to school with. Speaking of McWilliams family, I read in last weekend’s News-Telegram that Josh Kerby was engaged to be married. He is the son of Tim and Vonda (McWilliams) Kerby. Josh graduated a couple of years after I did from MG.
I saw Sam Speed in Sulphur Springs the other day. He said he was ready to go to some of Miller Grove’s basketball games. Sam has always been an avid basketball fan and a big supporter of Miller Grove school.
II’ll send happy birthday wishes out to Tyler Lennon (Dec. 5), Darrell May (Dec. 2), Kip Knowles (Dec. 4), Jeremy Darrow and James Oler (both on Dec. 5). Jeremy is my Uncle Johnny Darrow’s middle son. He will be turning the big 3-0 this year. He now lives in Cooper with his growing family. He has a little boy (4 years) and girl (2 years) and a step-daughter. James Oler and I graduated together in 2001. His grandmother is Belle Renshaw. His mother, Lisa Renshaw Oler, lives in the Woosley Community of Rains County. James lives next door to Belle.
Several people have asked me about the ATV accident Saturday that occurred west of Miller Grove. The only news I have heard about the children was that they were at the Gray family’s property. The Gray brothers, Marvin and Henry, have a farm down County Road 1131. I don’t know if the children were their grandchildren, relatives or friends of the family.
Faye Tipps has had a house-guest this week. Our cousin, J.W. Melton, has been visiting from Tyler. He is looking for a house to rent in the area, but hasn’t had much luck.
I have heard that County Line Baptist Church on FM 275 will host a Ladies Night on Friday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center with "The King Is Coming" as the theme. There will be a salad supper, with special speakers and music ... and also door prizes! All ladies in the Miller Grove community and area are invited to attend this free event. Please RSVP to Gail Garmon at 903-459-3312.
MGVFD is gearing up to pour the slab for the new fire station. Monday afternoon I passed on my way home and saw several of the volunteers working.