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Vacation Bible School beginning soon

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The monthly meeting of the Keith Civic Club was held at the Keith Community Center Thursday, May 26, with a fair number attending. The meeting began with a covered dish meal that was enjoyed by all. There were two guest speakers, Mark Boehnke, the chief appraiser of Grimes County and Shannon Sanders, the assistant chief appraiser. They spoke about county taxes and how things are appraised. It was also announced Iola 4-H painted the Keith helipad which is located across from Keith Community Center. The work is appreciated. Also, a new bid for a roof at the center which needs to be replaced was received. The amount is $12,900. Any donations for or toward that amount would certainly be appreciated.

The Orphans Friend Masonic Lodge No 17 will meet at their lodge hall in Anderson Monday, June 6. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a covered dish meal, followed by their business meeting. Bedias Masonic Lodge No. 651 will meet Tuesday, June 7. The meeting will begin with a covered dish meal at 6 p.m. followed by their business meeting. All masons are invited to attend either of these meetings.

Iola Missionary Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School Sunday, June 12 through Thursday, June 16, from 6-8 p.m. Contact the church for more information, 936-394-2701.

Evergreen Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School July 17-20. More information will be released later.

Justin and Alexis Morgan were united in marriage Saturday, May 28, at Evergreen Baptist Church. The wedding was performed by the groom’s father, Rev. Jeff Morgan, pastor of Evergreen Baptist. Following the ceremony, a meal was served in the fellowship hall. Join me in wishing them many years of happiness together.

Eugene Estrado joined the membership of Evergreen Baptist Church Sunday, May 29. It is good to have him as a member.

I recently visited Zion Methodist Cemetery in Iola and saw that four small tombstones had been placed. They are as follows: John Howell Neely, 1870-1942; Mark Young, 1833-1896; Sarah Wood Young, 1834-1901; Thomas Young, 1872-1942. I was glad to see the tombstones after all these years.

Happy birthday this week to the following: June 5 – Alisa Galvan, Cara Stewart; June 6 – Brooke Smithey, Jackson Trant; June 7 – Don Hair, Lance Anderson, Jason Eugene Snook; June 8 - Carolyn Williamson; June 9 – Jim Murray, Tracey Nicole Gibson; June 10 – Jameson Beck Wright, Rebecca Topping, James Dixon, Brenda Messerly; June 11 – D’Lynn Shaw Creamer, Sandra Cook Rotello, Patricia Ann Jarvis Grey. Do hope your special day was a happy one.

Happy anniversary this week to the following: Doyle and Sandra Robertson Finley, married June 8, 1980; Buddy and Pam Bushman, married June 6, 1970; Mike and Sue Ellis, married June 6 ; Don Holly and D’Lynn Shaw Creamer, married June 10, 1995; Dr. Philip and Janice Finley Bryan, married June 9, 1961. 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.