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4-H bake sale Saturday, Nov. 21

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The crazy week began with that awesome NHS football game Friday. I had the pleasure of being by three cheerleaders (mamas) and one additional substitute mama for the kiddos with a hand-held cowbell, a big one too! It’s all good. I love when the crowd gets into the game and shows spirit for the players, band, drill team and cheerleaders.

Saturday was the first Saturday barbecue fundraiser. Coronavirus has really taken a toll on people. I apologize for any inconveniences that our customers may have had to endure. I promise, we are all working to make the necessary money to update the station with another bay for the rescue boat. All of our profits are used to maintain our volunteer operation and keep the community safe.

As you probably heard, Mayor Charlie won his second term in office. His campaign donations were given to the Whitehall Community VFD. Thank you, Mayor Charlie and thanks to all the people who helped to make this possible.

The Courtney-Whitehall 4-H will have a bake sale Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Whitehall Store beginning at 9:30 a.m. These mamas are fantastic cooks and I do not think you could go wrong by helping these young people. They will also be serving Chicken Spaghetti lunch bowls (pint) for $5 each. You can request hot or cold. All proceeds benefit this 4-H group. Freewill donations are appreciated. If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Linda Robbins, 979-219-0579.

Sunday around my house was church, a visit from John and Laurie Shine and home decorating for the Robbins. I had just a bit of fun getting to boss Billy around.

Monday and Monday! That’s right, two Mondays in a row for me. I told a friend I felt like the Energizer Bunny but running on only one battery. It seems like sometimes everything hits at the same time. At least the orthopedic surgeon said my left hip had at least 100,000 miles remaining. In addition, he told me what sweets he really likes. I do believe he is spoiled.

Condolences to Donna Kurten and her family members for the loss of her mother, Mrs. Alice Thane. I worked at Holsum Foods with her one summer and really enjoyed getting to visit with her. Years ago, she and her husband would dance the night away at the VFW. They were true supporters of the organization.

Veterans Day came and went, but not without wonderful Grimes VFW Post 4006 Auxiliary members taking time out of their day to pass out Buddy Poppies. Mary Fontaine and post member Wanda Creeks were at Brookshire Brothers while Brenda Storey, Michele Bryan and Verdell Jessie were at Arlan’s. Thank you to all the community members who made the Buddy Poppy donations, to those who purchased baked goods and especially to all the people who purchased books of tickets for our fundraiser. The best thing about this is all proceeds are used for veterans’ programs. Again, if you know of any veteran who may need assistance, call me and we can see what we can do to assist.

The first play-off game for Navasota was against Austin Achieve. Navasota won huge! We will be headed to another game soon. The team should find out after Friday night.

During all the pandemic people may get down and depressed, so be sure to check on older relatives and neighbors who may live alone. A brief call can be uplifting.

Please continue to keep our sick and homebound friends on your prayer list. These friends include Sue Kolojaco, Dorothy Mahaffey, Mary Bauer, Rosa Finke, Lois Bell, Beau Cavanaugh, Pauline Kaspar, Jean Fleischhauer, Delores Mitschke, and Alexander Hanna.

Birthdays and Anniversaries:

Nov. 22 – Miranda Schroeder; Nov. 23 – Karen Winter; Nov. 24 – Susie Busse; Nov. 25 – Johnny Alvarez, Pauline Kaspar; Nov. 26 – Scott Hulgan, Reed Schaefer; Nov. 27 – Valerie Offutt, Amanda Clepper; Nov. 28 – Carol Serres. Congratulations to each of you.

Upcoming Calendar Events:

Nov. 19 – Sonshine Sisters, 10 a.m. Bring your own lunch.

Nov. 19 – Grimes VFW Post 4006 and Auxiliary, meal, meeting and District inspection for the Auxiliary.

Nov. 21 – 4-H Bake Sale and Spaghetti bowls, 9:30 a.m. till 1 p.m.

Dec. 5 – WHCVFD First Saturday BBQ, 11a.m. till sold out.

Dec. 5 – Texas Pickers, Downtown Whitehall, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dec. 14 – WHCVFD business meeting, 7 p.m. at the Post.

Don’t forget to call me if you have anything to add to my column. My number is 936-870-5284 or you can email me at