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Keith Civic Club resumes meetings

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The monthly meeting of the Keith Civic Club was held Thursday, June 25 at the Keith Community Center. It was the first meeting held since February due to coronavirus. The meeting was well attended, and the covered dish meal beforehand was enjoyed by all. During the meeting a lot of business was discussed and acted upon. A lot of work has been done on the building and grounds since February and everything looks good. Hopefully the membership of the club will improve, and everything will get back to normal.

Congratulations to J.D. and Ashley Gwinn on the birth of there son Jesse born June 17. He is also welcomed by big sister Grace. Best wishes to all of them.

We will be having a runoff election for the state. Those wishing to vote early may go to the Grimes County Courthouse or the Navasota Center. Early voting began June 29 and continues through July 10. The Keith location will not be open Tuesday, July 14 (election day) so you will have to vote in Iola or one of the other various locations in Grimes County. Voting will be from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on election day. Do your civic duty and vote. If you did not vote in the previous election you aren’t allowed to vote. Hope to see you there.

The annual meeting of the Iola Cemetery Association was held at the Zion Methodist Church in Iola Saturday, June 27 with several members in attendance. The membership of the Zion Cemetery and Enon Cemetery are in charge of this association. The meeting was called to order by President Charles Wendt. Other officers are Richard Gressett – vice president; Katie Compian – secretary; and Michael DeHaven – treasurer.

The meeting was called to order by a memorial service to honor the following who passed away and were buried in one of the two cemeteries: Kenneth B. Page; Mary M. Knox; Marjorie Gressett; and John Byron Kay. A red rose was presented to family members of the deceased.

Business discussions in the meeting included new signs for the two cemeteries, consider changes to rules and regulations, reviewed requirements for burial and the financial records and upkeep of the two cemeteries. Following the meeting, refreshments were served in the church fellowship hall. Thanks to all who attended.

Area friends of Wayne Lewis were saddened to learn of his death on Tuesday, June 23 following an illness. Funeral services will be private. Survivors include his sister Cynthia Trant and her husband James Ray. He is also survived by his brother Harold Lewis. Do remember his family in your prayers.

Area residents were also saddened to learn of the death of Deborah Bassette who passed away Monday, June 22 at her home here in the community. Her services were held at Zion Lutheran Church in Anderson Monday, June 29 and she was buried in College Station. Remember her family and loved ones in your prayers.

Happy birthday this week to: July 5 – Christopher Shane Trant, Brinley Adele Wright, Christal Goza Wall, Ein Compian, Tammy Sanford, David Padron, Will McCaul Cannon; July 6 – Beverly Gail Finley Law, Edith Walpope; July 7 – John Allen Hensley, Joan Alayne Hensley McKown; July 9 – Tammye Gonce, Shelby Williamson; July 10 – Gary Glenn Coneley, Cabina Kay Walker, Elaine Lorance; July 11 – Elijah David Topping. Hope your special day was a happy one.

Happy anniversary to Michael and Megan Williams, married July 6; Kalem and Kristie Wendt Evans, married July 7, 2001; Jeffrey Randall and Traci Rekieta Trant, married July 9, 2011. Do join me in wishing them many more years of happiness together.

If you have any Keith news, call either my cell phone at 936- 870-6094 or my house number at 936-394-8273.