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    Anderson News Gail Sowell

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will host a one-day Grimes County Leadership Camp Thursday, July 25, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Extension Office, 203 Veterans Memorial Dr. Navasota . This camp is free to all children in the community ages 8 to 18 years and includes outdoor and indoor activities, water games, craft activities and more. Lunch will be provided. For more information contact the Grimes County Extension office, 936-873-3907. Please go online at the extension office to the participant form to register by July 19. If you have problems getting registered in time, call Stacey Male at the office.

Mark your calendars for Anderson-Shiro’s meet the teacher night Aug. 12. The Elementary meet and greet will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the Junior and Senior High runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Blues is returning to the Blues Capital of Texas with the Navasota Blues Review. The event will be held at the Junction Dance-hall on TX-6 Business in Navasota, Saturday, Aug. 10, from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. The four-band concert lineup includes Paul James Band at 6 p.m., Randy Pavlock & Twenty Four Seven at 7:15 p.m., Eugene Eugene at 8:30 p.m. and the one and only Tubie and the Touchtones at 9:45 p.m. Barbecue sandwiches and tamales will be sold by the Navasota and Anderson Knights of Columbus. Admission is $15 and will benefit the Navasota Foundation for community projects.

Twenty years ago, July 1, 1999, Fr. Edward C. Kucera, Jr., better known as “Fr. Ed,” was assigned to the parishes of St. Mary’s in Plantersville and St. Joseph’s in Stoneham. In honor of his 20-year anniversary as pastor of both churches, parishioners got together and threw a big party Friday, July 12, to celebrate the special event. Approximately 500 were in attendance to enjoy a chicken and sausage meal with all the trimmings, homemade pies and beverages. Bill Mock and his collage of musicians provided the live entertainment to dance or listen to under the pavilion. James Smock, a longtime friend of these parishes, has taken pictures at so many events over the last 20 years and decided to put together a collage of over 1,000 photos he took. The presentation was running during dinner to enjoy which brought back lots of memories over the years. Congratulations to Fr. Ed who is so special to so many and loved by all Catholics as well as non-Catholics.

Laveta (Hoffart) Malek, wife of Bill Malek, turned 80, July 14. Her children honored Laveta with a birthday celebration Saturday, July 13, at the Broken Arrow Ranch in College Station. Family and friends gathered to enjoy the afternoon with this special lady.

Happy birthday this week to July 18- Marion Szymczak, Tony Pavlock, Frank Matejicek, John Reed and Alexia Nobles, July 19- Bailey Wehmeyer, Logan Shead, James Kubacak, Chris Hoffart, Trever Pavlock, Keaton Hare and Lizabeth Rankin; July 20- Denise Grube and Kristi Cleere; July 21- Jared Schroeder, Ricky Schroeder and Catherine George; July 22- Rheaghan Meyer, Tucker Foster, Norma Molitor, Chandler Katkoski, Nikki Sechelski and Bridget Kelley; July 23- LaNell Szymczak, Sharon Matney, Stephanie Lowry, Raley Nienstedt, Morgan Hitchcock, Cole Hacker, Quint-en Schweitz, Dennis Zonneveld and Lucia Core; and July 24- Nikki Zonneveld.

Happy Anniversary this week to: July 19- Donnie and Kaci Yargo, 16 years; July 22- Donald and Mary Yargo, 41 years; July 23-Don and Gail Sowell, 31 years; July 23- Jason and Ashley Andruss, three years; and July 23- Gerald and Laura Purcell, 53 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 gailm