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Anderson-Shiro Homecoming is Friday and lots of activities are planned for the week. Spirit dress up days will be Monday through Friday, Sept. 16-20. A community pep rally is set for Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in front of the courthouse on Main St. The sophomore class will hold a dinner from 4-7 p.m. on the high school parking lot Friday, Sept. 20. Dinner tickets are $7 and include a pulled pork sandwich, chips, cookie and a drink. The varsity volleyball team will play at 4:30 p.m. in the high school gym and the varsity football game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. The Little Owl cheerleaders will perform and presentation of the homecoming court and crowning of the king and queen will take place at halftime. The classes ending in “0” will be honored: 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010.

The Knights of Columbus Council #4054 recently elected and installed new officers. The following include: grand knight Richard Hicks, deputy grand knight Henry Ostermann, chancellor Ron La-hue, treasurer steven Paskett, advocate James Hennessy, recorder Dale Simoneaux, warden Johnny Pasket, Jr., inside guard Dominick Adamo, outside guard Clyde Bachmeyer, one-year trustee Charles Posinski, two-year trustee Gerald Fontaine, and three- year trustee James Moran. Appointed positions include chaplain Fr. Eli Lopez, financial secretary Jarl Renn, lecturer Patrick Murphy, program director Henry Ostermann, membership director Deen Miller and past grand knight Anthony Olivieri. This council is a vibrant and involved organization lending support to three parishes, St. Mary’s in Plantersville, St. Joseph’s in Stoneham and St. Stanislaus in Anderson.

Christ Our Light Catholic Church’s annual bazaar is set for Sunday, Sept. 29, starting at 11:30 a.m. This event takes place at the Grimes County Expo Center in Navasota each year. Activities include a barbecue dinner, live and silent auction, booths and games for all ages will highlight the day.

The Cemetery Committee at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church has proudly purchased and installed a beautiful 64-space Columbarium and is now in place. A Columbarium is a respectful place for cremation remains to be stored. For more information contact Charles Posinski, 936-494-5353.

Don and I and his sister Denise and husband Joe Shead of Santa Fe attended the Aggie football game Saturday. We have two daughters that attended and graduated from Texas A&M and during those years we never attended a game. Watching the games on TV was so much easier and less stressful. They have been to a game before, but Don and I have not. We started the day visiting friends at their tailgate party, then watched the spirit walk before entering the stadium. The day was filled with Aggie traditions that you don’t get to see on TV. The spirit walk was amazing, but our favorite part was watching the performance at halftime of the Aggie precision marching band. That was an awesome experience that I will never forget. They are the best! The day was one for the memory book.

Happy birthday this week to Sept. 19- Jason Busa, Cindy Brandt, Carson Lemons and Grant Ghazi; Sept. 20- Brandon Coronado, Chris Ordaz, Sandra Pasket and Kelli Belinowski; Sept. 21- Josh Ray and McCray Profili; Sept. 22-Kirk Wichman, Bill Mock, Ashley LaFlash, Connie Kimich, Colton Waitz, Denise Shead and George Wells; Sept. 23- Jordan LeFlore, Thomas Floyd, Jr., Easton Walkoviak, Beverly Igo and Charlie Aikin; Sept. 24- Joy Walkoviak, Kyle Molitor, Clinton Cook, Diana Branch, Kim Ross, Shalla Roesler, Lauren Theriot and Joe Toler; Sept. 25- Wesley Schroeder.

Happy Anniversary this week to: Sept. 21- Sam and Sandy Nobles, 34 years; Sept. 22- Dave and Brandi Waitz, 7seven years; Sept. 23, Travis and Brianna Tomkivits, two years; and Sept. 24, Jimmy and Kimberly Winningham, eight years.

Another quote from my “Joys of Friendship” book: “Friends are the family we didn’t start out with who make us feel likable, funny and clever.”

If you have special news about what goes on in your family or life, let me know by calling (936) 870-6842 or email me at gailmsowell@yahoo.com .