Last week’s storm was very sporadic. Destruction was scattered across the Miller Grove, Greenview and Divide communities. Where we live the wind barely blew. We did get a little bit of rain and hail though. Some of the hail in our yard was the size of a quarter. In Miller Grove, Johnny Poteet’s hay barn was blown away. I think the worst damage was over on FM 3389, in Divide. Several folks had car-ports that were demolished, trees were down, and houses were damaged. I heard that one Greenview resident even followed the tornado. I think he was much more brave than I would have been.
Friday night was the first district basketball game of the season for Miller Grove. It was also the Coaches vs. Cancer ball game. The Saltillo Lions came out with a roar during the girls game, but were quickly reduced to a “mew” during the boys game. The Lady Lions put the bite on our Lady Hornets early on but we did put up a good fight. The boys (the Fighting Hornets) walked away with a 49 point lead during the end of the fourth quarter that brought victory to our hive. The boys were on their toes the entire game. Several three-pointers were made by senior Seth Roberts and just before the game ended freshman Ryan Dougan made three amazing three point shots. Congratulations to our boys.
If you can, please make arrangements to come to our Homecoming basketball game that will be played Friday, Feb. 5. This year’s Homecoming Queen nominees are: Kelli Claxton, Shaye-Lynn Emerick, Camila Fonseca, Ashley Millard and Michelle Perez. Homecoming King nominees are: Aaron Baylus, Joey Hegseth, Chance Lee, Dakota Regan and Seth Roberts. The annual honor of Basketball Beau and Sweetheart will also be named during the Homecoming activities.
This year the floral design class will be selling mums for Homecoming. If you are interested be sure to talk to Lindsey Potts.
Miller Grove local Patsy Hallman has just finished authoring a children’s book. The book is entitled “Grandad and his Horse Snip.” It has ten short stories (52 total pages) about Don Johnson, his horse Snip, his dog Tippy, and his grandchildren. The book is hard-bound and full of beautiful colorful illustrations by Patsy’s cousin, Kay (Gilley) Rork. The collaborating author of this book was Katherine Spurrier, Patsy’s granddaughter. If you are interested in buying a copy please let me know and I can put you in contact with Patsy.
Happy birthday this week to the following people: Erick Mabe on Jan. 24, G.W. Duckworth on Jan. 25, Trudy Mayers and my Uncle Johnny Darrow on Jan. 26 and Dalton Darrow on Jan. 30.
The Miller Grove Baptist Church is participating in “Angel Food Ministries.” Their last delivery was Saturday. If you are interested in buying some of the grouped foods that they offer please talk to anyone that goes to the Baptist church.
Remember to keep Fran Sparks and her family in your prayers. Fran has had a third brain lesion and her mobility has once again become very limited.
This week I received an update on Jean Akins. I heard that she is still in the nursing home in Dallas and her status is about the same as it has been for the last few months.
I saw Larry Mabe at a ball game the other night and he seemed to be looking much better. He said he is feeling better too.
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