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This is a scary topic for me, but I thought I would share anyway. In another town a grieving mother went to the cemetery to place flowers on her very young son’s grave. She was approached by a large man and, when she tried to walk away, he attacked her. Being a small woman, the struggle was horrific and she suffered a beating, but she did manage to get away. This is not the first time this type of attack has happened in cemeteries. Women, please be careful and watch your surroundings. This mother finally had her day in court and she is healing physically, but I can’t imagine the mental pain she carries with her. Grimes County has many cemeteries in secluded spots, so be careful.

•The Courtney-Whitehall 4H will be holding their bake sale to benefit a graduating senior March 23 at the Whitehall Store. Please consider stopping by and purchasing a baked good. It may be wise to take lots of cash with you, because I understand that there are some really good sales kids in that group!

•The Indian Paintbrushes and the Texas Bluebonnets are beautiful, unless you have a grandson like I do. Chucky loves for me to mow around those orange flowers, so that he can pick them for me. He is a sweet boy!

Mowing is tough now with the ground so saturated. Well, one day it will dry up and I can mow more.

•There will be 9 a.m. Sunday morning worship March 24 and March 31 for Lynn Grove United Methodist Church.

•Alright, alright, alright … don’t forget April 27 to celebrate the fourth annual Birthday Bash at the Whitehall Community Center. This fundraiser is to help fund and complete any needed upgrades. Music, cars, motorcycles, barbecue, vendors and bucket raffles will be waiting for you.

•Our sick and homebound friends include Sue Kolojaco, Lawrence Lieder, Dorothy Mahaffey, Betty Nigliazzo, Carole Robison, Mary Bauer, Lillian Shim-shack, Albin Finke, Charles Waters, Leonard Serres, Richard Shimshack, Margaret Finke, Lois Bell, Jerri Ripper, Al Ripper, Rickey Binford, Doris Binford, Charles Wellman, Carolyn Wellman and Alexander Hanna, grandson of Curtis and Darla Kolojaco. Please add them all to your list.

Birthdays and


March 31 – Cherie Bauer and Joseph Davis; April 2 – Tatum Falkenbury; April 3 – Bethany Netardus; March 4 – Seith and Jodie Trullinger; March 5 – Farron Eickenhorst and Joe and Jane Clepper; and March 6 – Kori Frenzel and Kathy Harris. Congratulations to each of you!

Upcoming events:

March 20 –Spring Begins

March 21 – Sonshine Sisters, 10 a.m. Salem Educational Bldg

March 21 – Grimes VFW Post and Auxiliary 4006, meal at 6:30 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m.

March 23 – Courtney-Whitehall 4H Bake Sale, Whitehall Grocery

April 4 – Quarterly Business Meeting, WH Community Center, 7:30 p.m.

April 21 – Easter Sunday

April 27 – Annual Birthday Bash at WH Community Center

If you have news or additions for the birthday calendar, I would be most happy to share with our community. Call me at 936-870-5284.