Football, pep rallies, volleyball, basketball, lunch with the kiddos; is everyone ready? I really don’t think I am. As of now, I have a junior high cheerleader who also does competitive cheer and most of the sports, a junior high football and basketball player, a Diamonette and a new junior high grand who does karate and golf. Wow! I probably need to get a part-time job to be able to afford the fuel.
Several members of Veterans of Foreign War Post 4006 traveled to the Bryan VFW Post Saturday to attend a district meeting. Little did Janis Frenzel and I know we were scheduled to do training on a program that we were assigned. You see, we agreed to do this as a pair, but I really don’t think we understood what all it entailed. We “winged” it but I hope we don’t get this surprise again any time soon.
Saturday night was back to Whiskey Tango and no there was not a winner. There are 13 cards remaining to choose from thus the anxiety of some players is increasing.
Congratulations to the Igo Family for having an elementary school in Jarrell, Texas named after them. Maybe “congratulations” is not the correct word as Lee Igo lost a cousin and his entire family during the May 27, 1997, EF-5 tornado that demolished the town of Jarrell. The pictures Beverly posted on Face-book indicate a beautiful school and gracious honor to Lee’s family.
I received a message Wednesday that Michael Serres’ father, Leonard Serres, passed away. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.
If you are looking for a church, consider attending Salem Lutheran Church in Whitehall. They have been having some wonderful pastors visiting for the vacancy. Church begins at 10 a.m. each Sunday and I am sure you would enjoy the services.
The rain was nice, and the slightly lower temperature was great also. Hopefully, we will get some additional rain soon.
Note the following reminders:
• Salem Lutheran Ladies Circle is collecting socks for the nursing homes. If you are interested in donating these items, please feel free to call me and I will help arrange collection. Thank you.
• In addition, Post 4006 Auxiliary are collecting grocery items to assist the GHRC in replenishing the pantry. If you can help with a few nonperishable staples that would be great.
• Lynn Grove UMC congregation is working to complete the expansion to their church and will be having their homecoming October 13 at 11. I will get more information from my friend, Laurie Shine, as soon as I can.
• Oct. 20 is the annual WHCVFD fundraiser.
Our sick and homebound friends include Sue Kolojaco, Lawrence Lieder, Dorothy Mahaffey, Mary Bauer, Lillian Shimshack, Albin Finke, Rosa Finke, Lois Bell, Rickey Binford, Charles Wellman, John Lawrence, pastor Wayne Schumpe, Doug Taylor, Garry Wise, Glenn Binder and Alexander Hanna, grandson of Curtis and Darla Kolojaco. Please add these friends to your prayer list.
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
Sept. 8– H.O. Raesener; Sept. 9– Kellie Kainer, Darla Kolojaco; Sept. 10–David Feldmann; Sept. 11- Alissa Lowrey, Betty Jean Feldmann; Sept. 13–John Brak, Creed Rice; Sept. 14– Caleb Bell, Justin Mock. Congratulations to each of you!
Sept. 7– WHCVFD first Saturday BBQ, 11 a.m. till sold out.
Sept. 7– Texas Pickers, downtown Whitehall, 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. (new times).
Sept. 9- WHCVFD monthly business meeting, 7 p.m. at the station.
Oct. 13– Lynn Grove UMC Homecoming at 11 a.m.
Oct. 20– Annual VFD BBQ fundraiser.
Don’t forget to call me if you have anything to add to my column. My number is 936-870-5284 or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .