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Jarvis makes us proud

August 09, 2023 - 00:00
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Last week I forgot to mention that each year when Don and I go to the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas conference, we always take a silent auction item. We like to take something from our county and this year we asked 17-year-old Landon Jarvis, son of Constable Blake and Aleida Jarvis, to make a special handmade knife for the occasion.

Growing up in a law enforcement family, Landon took special pride building the knife to honor men and women of law enforcement. He crafted the handle of burnt oak wood found on his home place and inlaid it with a blue epoxy resin. He imbedded Sheriffs’ Association of Texas badges on both sides as in his words “to blend the thin blue line in the design.” He self-taught himself using YouTube to make knives last year and made the blade of 1095 steel quenched for peak performance. Don and I were very proud as his knife sold for $350. Landon is going into his senior year at Anderson-Shiro and is also enrolled in an aviation school taking flying lessons with aspirations of becoming a commercial pilot. Thank you, Landon for making us proud to represent Grimes County.

I received a message from Patricia Cozby who is now in charge of the Grimes County Mobile Food Bank. She took the place of Chris Albright and wanted to inform me that because the food truck is having a hard time getting to the fairgrounds on time, the time has changed. Grimes County Mobile Food Bank will be open Thursday, Aug. 10 from 10-11:30 a.m. in the back-parking lot of the Grimes County Fairgrounds in Navasota. Any resident of Grimes County will be served and will only need to show their driver’s license when they complete the once-a-year Client Assistant Intake form. For more information contact Patricia,

Grimes County True Blue Foundation will hold their annual fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Grimes County Expo Center beginning at 6:45 p.m. There will be a fajita dinner, live and silent auctions and entertainment by Mark Chesnutt, John Schneider, Payton Howie and Brian Sacco. This year’s guest speakers will be Grimes Co. District Attorney Andria Bender, Texas Ranger Captain Wende Wakeman and Country Music artist and actor John Schneider. Tickets are $65 each and table sponsors are available. Buy your table or tickets at https://grimescountytrueblue. org/events.

Knights of Columbus Council #4054 will hold another blood drive Sunday, Aug. 20 at the St. Stanislaus Parish Hall from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you are able to give the “gift of life” register at www.commitforlife. org and enter the code STKR or call Henry Ostermann, 936-873-2291.

Zion Lutheran Church, 455 FM 149 in Anderson, will host Carnival Sunday Aug. 27 beginning at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to join the parish for brisket sandwiches and sides, ice cream sundaes, dominos and carnival games. For those interested, Sunday School is from 9-10 a.m. and their worship service is from 10-11 a.m. For more information contact the church, 936-873-2175.

Happy Birthday to those celebrating this week: Aug. 10 – Linda Schroeder, Logan Kimich; Aug. 11 – David Dobyanski, Kaylee Pittman; Aug. 12 – Vonda Stem, Baylee Brzozowski; Aug. 13 – Natalie Perry, Mark Sechelski, Linda DeNina; Aug. 14 – Summer Sechelski, Lisa Cliett; Aug. 15 – Cindy Lavender, Aaron Shead, Velma Smith, Beckett Borski, Sara Simmons, Jan Walz; Aug. 16 – Leah Moy, James Busa, Jennifer Corzine and Payton Sowell.

Happy Anniversary to those celebrating this week: Aug. 11 – Drew and Jenny Ladd, 11 years; Aug. 12 – Jeffrey and Shetal Mentlewski, 17 years; Aug. 12 – Scott and Tammy Rabun, 34 years;Aug. 12 – Trey and Deanna Harrison, 23 years; Aug. 13 – Ricardo and Ines Negrin, 24 years; Aug. 13 – Ray and Katelynn Smith, 1 year; Aug. 15 – L.E. and Sharon Murry, 26 years.

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 I would love to share with others.