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Valentine Dance at St. Mary’s this Friday

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Anderson News

How many of you remember the days of boot scootin’ at the Navasota VFW Hall years ago? I do! Many a Saturday evening you would find all the locals and some out-oftowners having a good time visiting and dancing the night away. Now, the VFW holds music Friday nights for dancing, but if you haven’t been in awhile you might want to re-kindle those memories by coming out to St. Mary’s Parish Hall from 7 to 11 p.m. this Friday night Feb. 15. The St. Mary Guardian Angels Senior Group will hold their annual Valentine Dance in Planters-ville. The public is invited to attend, but only if they are 50-years-old or older. Music will be provided by our local musician, Bill Mock and his Hwy. 105 Band. Admission is $10 per person and beer, wine and snacks will be available. (No ice chests allowed inside the hall). “Let the good times roll!” See you there!

•Thursday is Valentine’s Day – a day to show lots of love to not only your family but others around you. Love doesn’t give only to those who are able to give in return but rejoices in giving to those who can’t. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things; love never fails. Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust, but giving the gift of love will endure. And it’s free – it just takes a piece of your heart. Happy Valentine’s Day!

•The Grimes County Mobile Food Bank will be open from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. You must be a resident of Grimes County to participate. Proof of residence is required.

•Are you interested in genealogy – then you’ll want to attend this workshop. Marie Fuqua is scheduled to present another of the Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s genealogy workshops Thursday, Feb. 21. It will be held at Lynn’s Rendezvous Room beginning at 5:30 p.m. Those attending, who have laptops, are urged to bring them to the workshop for hands on use.

Ms. Fuqua spent several days this holiday season at Salt Lake City in Utah, where the Latter-Day Saints’ vast genealogy collection is located and openly available to researchers. Those searching for ancestors have easy online access to the Family Search website. It is a free website and it continually has new digitized genealogical information. Those wishing to attend this workshop should please contact Ann Fuqua, Two Rivers Genealogical Chairman, at annpfuqua@yahoo.com. Space is limited to approximately 20 people. You do not need to be a member of Two Rivers to attend this workshop. The public is welcome. There is no charge.

•Presently, Two Rivers Heritage Foundation is holding the 2019 membership drive. To view the dues schedule, log on to the Two Rivers’ website at: www.tworiversheritagefoundation.org, click on the ‘Membership Form’ tab for a membership form and mail to Judy Reynolds, Treasurer, at P. O. Box 66, Navasota, Texas 77868, or 3213 Red Robin Loop, Bryan, Texas 77802-3030.

•Happy birthday this week to Allison Garthoff and Wayne Culpepper, Feb. 14; Marie Kitkoski, Brenda Godfrey, Carol Sullivan, Jennifer Parrott, Colby Martin, Austin Lechinger and Richard Hoffart, Feb. 15; Bradley Klawinsky, Karen McDuffie, Greg Backhus and Gavin Szymczak, Feb. 16; Laura Korenek, Carley Lee and Timothy Willett, Feb. 17; Erica Borski and Seth Ojeda, Feb. 18; Johathan Sexton, Lisa Sexton, Jamie Klawinsky, Jacy Teston, KerriAnna Lavender and Mason Cleere, Feb. 19; and Timothy Szymanski, Feb. 20.

•Happy anniversary this week to: Feb. 14, Clyde and Cheryl Bachmeyer, 43 years; Feb. 14, Rick and Donna Lemons, 19 years; Feb. 15, Brian and Leslie Crabb, 5 years; Feb. 16, David and Mary Pasket, 11 years; and Feb. 19, Scott and Britney Ketkoski, 8 years.

If you have special news about what goes on in your family or life, let me know by calling 936-870-6842 or emailing me at gailmsowell@yahoo.com .