The North Hopkins FFA is having their annual hamburger supper and auction on Saturday evening in the North Hopkins school cafeteria. Serving will start at 6 p.m., with the auction to follow at 7 p.m. Your support is always appreciated.
Suzan Miller and Sandra Wester attended the wedding of Cassie Miller and Matt Clayton on Saturday night in Royse City at Occasions at Stone River.
Mick and Rick Petty met Ken Chapman in Arlington to attend the Ranger game Saturday. The Rangers won and they had a great time. Linda was in Quitman to watch her granddaughter, Reagan Humphrey play basketball. Linda and Mick cooked lunch for Bet Lawson for her birthday Sunday.
The North Hopkins School Alumni Homecoming will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, in the North Hopkins School cafeteria. A barbecue dinner will be served at a cost of $8 per person. All former students, teachers, and their guests are encouraged to attend the event and enjoy visiting with old friends. We will start gathering around 5:30 p.m. Serving of the meal will start at 6 p.m., with the auction to follow at 7 p.m. All classes will be recognized and the Class of 1960 will be honored for their 50th reunion.
Tommy and Patti Wiebold had Patti's brother, Ricky Miller from Rio Rancho, N.M., and his daughter, Sara Miller from San Antonio visit them from Thursday until Monday. Sandra Wester joined them for dinner on Thursday night. On Friday, Tommy, Patti, Ricky and Sara attended the Rangers game at Rangers Stadium in Arlington, Texas. They had a great time even though the Rangers did not win that evening. On Saturday morning, Tommy cooked up a big breakfast and Sandra came over. After breakfast, they enjoyed sitting on the porch, as the weather was very pretty that morning. On Saturday afternoon, they all traveled to Royse City. Ricky picked up his wife Nora, and his younger daughter, Samantha, and they all met up to attend the wedding of their niece, Cassie Miller, at the Occasions at Stone River in Royse City. The wedding was beautiful, and everyone had a great time. Tommy left for his deer lease in Coleman, Texas after the wedding. Patti, Ricky and his family stayed the night in Royse City. On Sunday, Patti, her brother Ricky, his wife Nora and her nieces Sara and Samantha went to the State Fair of Texas. It was a perfect day for the Fair, and they had a great time, although Patti believes that she has gotten a little too old to ride the rides she once did in her younger days, as she was pretty sore on Monday morning, but said it was well worth it. Patti's husband Tommy arrived home from his deer lease very early on Monday morning. Ricky took Sara to the airport on Monday morning for her flight back to San Antonio, where she attends college, and he returned to New Mexico.
Two weeks ago, Robert and Laura Jones went to see their daughter, Meagen, in Waco at college. They shopped most of the day together and later went to Cricket’s for dinner. Robert did some work on her car before heading home that night. They really enjoyed their visit with her. This past weekend on Friday night, Robert and Laura had a camp out in their backyard with their grandsons, Kieagen and Acie. They first had movie night, with “popcorn and PJs”, and then went outside to the fire pit and roasted hot dogs and made s’mores. Laura reports, “The boys had a blast the whole night.” On Saturday, Robert and Laura went to Rockwall and did some shopping at Ross then went to eat at Applebee’s, and last went to the Redline Raceway to watch the car races. She says, “It was a really good day & evening.”
Debra Wood, Tommy and Carolyn Long, Barbara Cockrum, Joanne Covington, and Lynda Williams have been on a trip to New England and Canada to see the sights and view the fall foliage.
They flew into Boston and spent the night in Braintree, Mass. The next day the group toured various sites in Boston, including Paul Revere House, Old North Church, U.S.S. Constitution, Boston Harbor tour, Bunker Hill, Faneuil Hall, & Fenway Park. They also walked part of the Freedom Trail.
The entourage then traveled to Concord, had dinner at Main Street Market and Café, and spent the night at Colonial Inn (it was Hawthorne's house originally).
Early that Saturday morning (around 6:30) they ventured out to Walden Pond where Thoreau lived from July 1845 to September 1847 and also Alcott's House — Wayside, Orchard House and, in Lexington, they toured Minuteman National Historic Park, and walked across the North Bridge where the "shot was heard around the world". A section of the original bridge was on display at the visitor's center. In addition, they toured Battle Green, Buckman Tavern, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery where they visited the graves of Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott and her father.
On the way to Montreal, the group stopped at Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, N.H, and in Warner they visited two of the seven covered bridges they saw on the trip.
At the Quechee Gorge, Lynda and Tommy climbed down to the bottom of the gorge to be near the Ottauquechee River, flowing 165 feet below the viewing points while the rest of the travelers visited a general store. This focal point is Vermont's deepest gorge, formed by glacial activity approximately 13,000 years ago.
In Barre, Vermont, the group drove through Hope Cemetery where the monuments were extremely large and all were made of light grey granite. This cemetery contained several unique tombstones. Barre is known as the Granite Capital of the World. In Montpelier, Vermont, they drove by the state capitol building.
Finally, they arrived in Canada. Crossing the border was an experience for most, especially Barbara, who was very nervous! With no difficulties, they arrived in Montreal and had reservations at Au Berge Du Vieux Montreal apartment loft.
On Sunday, they toured Notre Dame Basilica. This chapel was built in 1771 and was built over the ruins of the first stone chapel of pilgrimage whose foundations were recently uncovered. This is the site where officers of the British regime considered setting up barracks to house the military. They also visited Chapel Notre Dame, where Lynda climbed the 67 stairs to the top. They also viewed the Clock Tower and then drove on to the Fort Chambly National Historic Site.
This fort is located at the edge of the Richelieu River at the foot of the Chambly rapids. Built in 1711, this imposing stone fortification protected New France from a potential British invasion.
In Montgomery, Vt., they viewed four covered bridges, and in Irasburg, Vt., two more covered bridges were viewed. Accommodations for Sunday night were at Applebrook Inn in Jefferson, N.H. On Monday, they viewed two more covered bridges and visited Fuller's Sugarhouse, where they purchased maple syrup and visited with the owner. He described his operation of harvesting the maple trees.
As they were driving on through Grafton Notch State Park, Maine, a moose was spotted in the woods, so they stopped and did more photographing. They also viewed Screw Auger Falls in Maine, and later they passed by a home where three men were skinning and processing a moose! What a sight! They found Newry Bridge, which is known as the Artist Bridge, because it is frequently painted and photographed.
Their last night was spent at King’s Port Inn-Kennebunk, Maine. There in Kennebunkport, they viewed Wedding Cake House, Scenic Ocean Avenue-President George H.W. Bush's compound, Parson's Beach, and ate dinner at Hurricane's. On their last day of this incredible trip, they viewed Cape Neddick-Nubble Lighthouse, Fort Constitution, N.H. , and ate lobster at Brown's in Seabrook, N.H. . They ended the six-day excursion with a trip into Salem and viewed the House of Seven Gables, and Salem witch trials memorial. They report that the foliage was incredible with vivid golds, oranges, reds and deep greens.
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