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Persistence pays off

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    Ever Johnson

Plantersville News

Attention Blackberry community: I was informed by Grimes County road and bridge engineer Harry Walker that the contract for the 2016 General Land Office (GLO) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) was received and signed by county judge Joe Fauth III. There will be a kickoff meeting in a couple of weeks.

I have been working on having improved roads in our community since I moved back home in 1996 and I was determined to get our roads up to standards. I have spoken with many judges, Pct 2 commissioners and attended commissioners court many times. I was told by many that it was a lost cause and we would never improve the roads in our community. I chose not to give up because I was taught as a child “can’t” isn’t an acceptable word. Perry Ealim told me he would assist in the project. There were many obstacles along the way, but I knew God was up to something when I couldn’t attend commissioners court on a regular basis. God has shown our community favor and He is still answering prayers.

High Point Elementary School is hosting Meet the Teacher Aug. 22 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Navasota ISD is hiring bus drivers. If you or someone you know is looking for a job call 936-825-1813. No previous experience is necessary, and they will train you to obtain your CDL. Drivers begin at $17 per hour.

The Guardian Angels of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Plantersville is sponsoring a five-day, four-night trip to Biloxi and New Orleans Sept. 23 through 27. The price is $499 per person based on double occupancy. A deposit of $74 was due in May. Contact Nancy Schlottman, 936-597-8327.

The Magnolia Farmers and Artisans Market is held the first, third and fifth Sunday at Walgreens, 18850 FM 1488 and 1774 in Magnolia. Call 936-206-8595 for more information.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Plantersville will celebrate its 125th Homecoming Bazaar Sunday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The church is located at 8227 CR 205.

American Idol will be in Houston for auditions Sept. 4 at the George R. Brown Convention Center

A reminder that I will be traveling to the Holy Land Sept. 3 through 14. If you have any news during that time, please try to get it to me before then. Thanks in advance.

Attention all BlackBerry Community members: Minister Taylor at the Point of Grace is willing to let us use their facilities for a homecoming celebration in September. The program will start at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. This is an opportunity for former residents to come home, share their memories and let everyone know the goodness of God in their lives. For more information contact Ron and Diane Taylor, 281-380-8696.

Thank you in advance for sending me your Plantersville news, events, birthdays and anniversaries.

Please send all news, birthdays, anniversaries me by noon Thursday. Send to or call 936-894-2094. Thanks in advance.