Saturday I was working in the cemetery and noticed three women getting out of a car and looking around. Later, I went over and started a conversation with them. Turns out that it was Nell (Corbet) Miller and her two daughters. They were waiting for Nell’s monument to be set in the cemetery. Her brother, Alton, and his wife arrived at the cemetery after lunch. It was nice to get to meet them and visit. I have seen Alton several times, but we had never formally met. Alton and Nell’s mother was Mrs. Laura Corbet. My dad always talks very highly about Mrs. Laura. When he was growing up she was his Sunday School teacher.
Wedding bells were ringing in Miller Grove on Saturday afternoon. Casey Millard and Travis Zimmerman were married in the Miller Grove United Methodist Church. Casey was a 2009 graduate of Miller Grove ISD. Travis is from Cumby. His mother, Karen Zimmerman, works at Cumby Telephone. From what I have heard, it was a very nice wedding. Maid of honor was Renee Flecker, and bridesmaids were Mari DelCastillo and Brandi Crowson. Casey’s brother, Levi, was an usher. The Rev. Howard Strickland officiated over the service, and Mary Lynn Ferguson was pianist. Following the ceremony was a reception with Ashley Millard, Rebecca George, Richelle Flecker and Evelyn Echeverio being servers. The couple went to Hot Springs, Ark., for their honeymoon. They will reside in Cumby, where Casey and Travis both work at Cumby Telephone. Congratulations and best wishes to this young couple.
I talked to Emily Alexander Sunday afternoon, and she filled me in on the recent “Walk for Autism” their family participated in Saturday. They were joined by Greg Hegseth and his wife, Dena, who came from their home in Nacogdoches for the event. The walk was held at the Rangers’ Stadium in Arlington. The Alexander’s group raised a total of $4,292 for this worthy cause and Emily said she wanted to give a big thanks to Brashear Baptist Church, Sulphur Springs ISD, and Miller Grove ISD for helping with the fundraiser. Their group came in 7th overall in the walk. The entire DFW walk generated $290,000 to help families who have loved ones with autism and will help aide in autism research. For those of you who don’t know, Neal Alexander’s son was diagnosed with autism a year or two ago. If anyone would like to participate in the walk next year be sure to contact Emily Alexander.
While Emily and I were talking she said that she wanted to send out a special birthday wish to Neal. His 26th birthday is Nov. 18. Neal, you’re catching up to me! He is now preaching at Hagerman Baptist Church in Pottsboro, near Sherman.
Here are the other birthdays for this week. … Happy birthday to Mildred (Akins) Wheat on Nov. 15, E.A. Junell on Nov. 16, and Matt Garrett on Nov. 17.
I have heard that the official grand opening of Miller Grove Volunteer Fire Department’s new fire station is coming up this Saturday, starting about 12 :30 p.m. IEditor’s Note: See related story on Page 1.)
Since Veteran’s Day was last week the school had several veterans come to visit. Two veterans came to Mrs. Morgan’s sixth grade class as guest speakers. Also, Mrs. Kerby’s third grade class had one veteran to visit with her students and bring some interesting memorabilia for the students to see. Mrs. Parrish’s first grade class took a field trip to the cemetery to learn about veterans. Her students made rubbings of various military grave markers to help the students learn about the different branches of servi.
Last week Gladys Burns, Frank Burns’ wife, fell and broke her hip. She is in the Sulphur Springs hospital now.
Monday night the Junior High Basketball players had a game against Avery. The boys’ “B Team” and the girls team won their games, but the boys’ “A Team” lost.
Tuesday afternoon Miller Grove played three games against the Yantis Owls. The JV boys started out good, but lost their game. The girls game followed the JV boys’ trend. Then, the varsity boys game nearly went into over time with our MG Hornets winning by only one point! Good job boys.
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