Courtney Loper and P.K. Harlin are playing on the Hopkins County Debs Dixie Softball Team. The team went to Coldspring, Texas, on the 16th to play in the state tournament. Annette Loperreports, "The team is now the Texas State Champs and will be going to Vancleave, Mississippi, to play in the World Series. The team consists of 12 girls — Courtney Loper, P.K. Harlin, Ashley Bryant, Regan Martin, Kimber Thompson, Kirsten McClane, Erika Mobley, Alexsa Burkett, Candace Wilkes, Taylor Eastwood, Morgan Shearer and Erin Gray — and three coaches. The coaches are Leroy Jackson, head coach; Joe Politte, assistant coach; and Chastin Smiddy, assistant coach." She also says that the team will be leaving on the 30th of July and donations to help them get there would be greatly appreciated.
J.R. and Donna Durst had weekend guests from Sachse, Texas. Kennith and Vicki King came Friday night and went home Sunday evening. On Friday night, they all went to White Oak Buffet for delicious fish. On Saturday night, they all went to TaMolly's in Paris. As always, they had a great weekend with them.
Tommy and Patti Wiebold had Patti's brother, Ricky Miller from Rio Rancho, New Mexico come on Saturday for a visit. Patti and Ricky's sister, Suzan Miller joined them for dinner at Tommy and Patti's home on Saturday night. Patti smoked brisket and chickens on the smoker and Suzan brought a yummy dessert.
On Sunday, Tommy, Patti and Ricky went to Arlington to attend the Texas Rangers baseball game. Patti's best friend, Brenda Raney joined them there. Although it was a very hot on Sunday night, it was a big win for the Rangers, and they enjoyed watching the game very much. Tommy and Patti returned home to Tira on Sunday night and her brother returned to New Mexico Monday morning.
Candy Wischerman reports that Sulphur Springs Gymnastics will reopen in their new building next week (in the old Fred's building).
Robert and Laura Jones spent their vacation in New Braunfels. They drove down Thursday early and settled in the cottage. Later that evening they played some shuffleboard and ping-pong, and even got in some foosball and swimming. On Friday, they took a four-hour trip down the Comal River on tubes. Laura says, "The water was just the right depth and was moving fairly swiftly. We decided before we put in that it would probably be our last tube trip. After so many years some things are better left to the younger ones to do! Saturday we went to Natural Bridge Caverns and took the Discovery Tour. Later we ate a nice lunch at Friesenhaus German Restaurant. Sunday we made a stop on the way out at Naegelin's Bakery and then made the long trip home."
Tiffany, Landon, Morgan, Kenden and Jaidyn Joslin and I went to Hot Springs, Ark., last Wednesday. We stayed at Sunbay Resort on Lake Hamilton and enjoyed swimming daily. We also fed the fish, ducks and geese. We went to the Maxwell Blade Magic Show on Wednesday night. On Thursday, we went to the Mid America Science Museum. Morgan and I went on the National Park Duck Tour on Friday morning, while the others swam. Chip and Malcolm joined us on Friday and we went downtown and toured the Bath House Row, had a late lunch at Granny's, and then went up the Hot Springs Mountain Tower. That night we went to see the musical drama "The Witness." On Saturday, we all went to Magic Springs and Crystal Falls. It was really too hot to enjoy the rides, so we spent most of our time in the water park. We visited the Arkansas Alligator Farm on Sunday and then enjoyed a delicious lunch at Red Lobster before returning home.
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