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What’s this world coming to?

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It’s getting harder and harder to be nice these days. People are just ready to be done with this Covid-19 situation. Our lives have changed so much in everyday living. Whoever thought you would have a doctor’s appointment via zoom? It saddens me to even think about school starting – will it be in a normal way or not? It is so healthy for people to interact with each other – especially children. They need that time to make lifelong friends, play and wrestle on the playground, have lunch and conversations together, classroom discipline, and most of all, a structured routine. Actually, we all need that! To heck with Facetime – I need the real person in front of me. And these masks – they are the end of me – I can’t breathe! I need to breathe fresh air – it’s hard to even smell the roses. What’s this world coming to?

The Grimes County Mobile food pantry will be at the Expo center in Navasota Thursday, July 9 from 10 a.m. until noon. All eligible Grimes County residents may participate – proof of residence is required.

The Knights of Columbus Council #4054 is hosting a Blood drive Sunday, July 12 from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the St. Stanislaus parish hall in Anderson. The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is experiencing a critical shortage of blood due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Donors are needed now to meet the needs of patients in the Southeast Texas area. Donors are asked to sign-up in advance at www. To make an appointment log onto the website, click on schedule to donate; under quick links select city search and enter Anderson, scroll down to St. Stanislaus, click on schedule and select a convenient time between 8:30 am and 1:00 pm to donate. The Knights will serve a pancake breakfast available ‘to go’ or enjoyed in the hall (with plenty of social distance). Please join them and roll up your sleeve! Commit for Life!

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stoneham is getting low on their yearlong gun raffle tickets. Tickets are $100 each and you will have 52 chances to win. The first ticket will be drawn Aug. 30, and a ticket will be drawn every week for 52 weeks thereafter. The winning ticket each week will be put back into the drawing for another chance to win! If you are interested in purchasing a ticket or two, call Marcy Pavlock at 936-661- 6662 or myself, Gail Sowell, at 936-870-6842. You can also stop by the parish office at St. Mary’s in Plantersville to purchase tickets from me also. Tickets are going fast and don’t forget – only 500 will be sold!

Happy birthday this week to: July 9 – Audrie Busa, Angela Kubacak, Felipa Torres and Travis Neeley; July 10 – Chico Godfrey and Danielle Moriarty; July11 – Haley Bennett, Anthony Sicinski and Pearl Steinkuehler; July 12 – Rickie Lemons, Debbie Lero and Dianne Blair; July 13 – Susan Wisnoski and Kyleigh Backhus; July 14 – Joey Schulze, Cynthia Todd, Laveta Malek and Pam Evans; and July 15 – Maren Darst.

Happy Anniversary to: July 10 – Larry and Crystal Sechelski, 16 years; July 11 – Carl and Tina Schroeder, 33 years; July 12 – Jerry and Hope Moriarty, 23 years; July 12 – Matt and Kirby Borski, 11 years; July 12 – Gary and Bonnie Klodzinski, 40 years; July 12 – Jeffrey and Natalie Nobles, 17 years; July 14 – Tommy and Barbara Szymczak, 47 years; July 14 – Dennis and Pam Johnson, 30 years; and July 15 – Travis and Tammi Hughey, three years.

If you have special news about what goes on in your family or life, let me know by calling (936) 870-6842 or email me at