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Thankful for the many blessings

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    Richards News

Often times as we go through difficult times it helps if we can stop and count our blessings. That is what I am doing today. Our blessings are many. We live in one of the most

We live in one of the most beautiful areas. There is beauty everywhere you look. My daddy has been gone about 42 years now. I think of him all the time and remember things we often talked about. They are such fond memories.

Daddy used to refer to Grimes County and surrounding areas as God’s Country. He was right. As I reflect on all the happenings going on in our world these days, both good and bad. I thank God for all my blessings - where I live, Grimes County, and surrounding areas of Montgomery and Walker counties have so much beauty.

I saw a post on Facebook where several Richards residents posted how beautiful the Bluebells are this year. The Bluebells are in full bloom in our area. I am thankful God has sent us so much beauty.

It’s been several years ago but I remember the day I was outdoors working when a tall beautiful young girl rode up on a horse and asked, “Have you seen a cow?” She said she was missing one and asked permission to come on our place and ride around looking for it. She must have read my mind before she said, “I am Christy, Will Foster’s fiancé.” I said sure, and she rode off over the hill looking for the lost cow.

Will Foster’s family has been in Grimes County a long time. In fact, Will’s Uncle, Buck Foster, is who daddy bought our place from many years ago. Will’s Great Grandpa was my school bus driver when we first moved to Richards many, many years ago. Will and Christy married several years ago and made their home on the family place next to us. We love having such good neighbors.

Our neighbors are growing here. I am so excited to announce Christy and Will Foster are the proud parents of a beautiful bouncing baby girl, Grace Foster. Momma, daddy and baby are all doing fine! Congratulations Will and Christy on your very special gift from God!

Congratulations to Tyler Calhoun for being the 2020 TJHRA Champion! Way to go!

Due to the growing COVID infection rate and its rising numbers in our local counties, Crossroads Fellowship will return to virtual service for July 5, and July 12, with no onsite service at the church either Sunday. A decision will be made for future services after those services.

A ladies fellowship was held at Shiro Baptist on Sunday with much fun, food and fellowship.

A bingo and ice cream social were held July 4, at the Roans Prairie Community Center for all to enjoy.

Vacation Bible School in Shiro has been cance led due to the rise in COVID-19 cases.

Last but not least, support all law enforcement officers. If you get a chance, thank them for all they do!

Please keep all the people suffering from the virus in your prayers. As always continue to pray for a cure. It is affecting so many, in many ways. And remember to continue to pray for our president.

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