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I pray everyone had a safe and blessed Fourth of July. These days, weeks and months are passing fast.

USDA Farm Service Agency is accepting applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistant Program to provide direct relief to farmers and ranchers affected by COVID-19. For more information visit usda.gov.

Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order mandating face coverings be worn in public if you are in a county with 20 or more active cases. A warning is issued for the first offense and $250 fine for the second offense. Take precautions to protect yourself, your neighbors and your friends and family.

Todd Mission Volunteer Fire Department is having a raffle fundraiser for a variety of firearms, custom made barbecue pit, 50-inch television and more. Tickets are $10 each and the drawing will be held live on Facebook at noon Saturday, Sept. 12. All guns include a one-year membership at the Renaissance Shooting Club. For more information call 936-894-1199.

Commissioner Sid Miller has asked Governor Abbott to specifically remove Texas Wineries and wine tasting room from the list of definitions as bars. He stated nearly 95% of Texas wine is sold through tasting rooms and are a critical part in the rural economy.

MidSouth Synergy is holding their 80th annual meeting virtually Monday, July 20. You can also enter to win a $500 credit on your bill. Ten names will be drawn.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church is accepting donations for their annual rummage sale back to school event. Drop-offs are accepted Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. or you can bring them to Sunday Mass. Thanks in advance.

Become a volunteer firefighter and help serve your community. The state of Texas needs volunteers. Go online, volunteerfirefighter.org or call 855-865-3473.

The Primary Runoff election is here, and early voting has begun. Voting hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Grimes County Courthouse and Navasota Center.

City of Navasota will host KidsFish Saturday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. till noon at Patout Pond, 2119 Dove Crossing in Navasota.

Navasota ISD began the Summer Feeding Program June 1, and it will continue through July 17. Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until noon at the curbside of the John C. Webb Elementary Cafeteria. Food is available for all students ages 0-18. Students will need to be present to receive the meals.

Due to COVID-19, IRS has extended the filing of federal taxes deadline until July 15.

Grimes County keep praying until something happens and this virus is gone.

Happy birthday to Debra Peterson, LaCelia Bradley, John Robert Palmer, Elvera Victor, Shaye Smith, Glen Jackson, Cheryl Stoneham, Priscilla Thomas and Cathy Rudel.

Please have all anniversaries, birthdays and news to me by noon Thursday. If you have any news, please send to 55mapj@gmail.com or call me at 936-894-2094. Thanks in advance.