Coats grandkids go on ‘4-H Adventure’

By WANDA LEE Reporter correspondent
Alfred and Wanda Coats’ grandchildren have been busy this summer having a good time in the process. Last week Phillip Rasco and Caitlin Coats participated in the Texas 4-H Adventure Trek. They met and started their adventure from the Texas 4-H Center in Brownwood.

The trip was down the Brazos River to Possum Kingdom Dam. One night was spent camping on an island in the river and another day they relaxed and made a trip to dinosaur Valley Park before the river trip back to the 4-H Center. Phillip and Caitlin are Junior Assistant Trek Guide Managers. They have been taking this adventure for several summers. It’s a different adventure each summer. They do a lot of “roughing it.”

Kane Coats plays on a traveling 204526A01

baseball team out of Bryan and Wanda and Alfred have been attending some of his games. On Saturday and Sunday, he played in the National Organization State Baseball Tournament 2010 in Spring. Grandparents joined Kane and his parents, Lori and Kevin on Saturday and then on Sunday, Alfred and granddaughter Kristin made the trip, along with Kane’s great aunt Blanche Bale of Katy.

Wanda and Al’s great grandson, Hayden Rasco and his dad, Wesley, were in Seminole, Oklahoma for the weekend where Hayden and his dog Tater participated in the State Youth Coon Hunt. Hayden and Tater won second place with a score of 225 plus points.

His prizes included a coon hunting light, 110 pounds of dog food, a jacket, hat and a trophy. Congratulations Hayden. His mom Melanie and sister Gracie didn’t make the trip, but are beaming with excitement as are grandparents Rev. Jimmy and Karen Sanders and James and Sherri Rasco.

As I mentioned last week the Gause School Junior High cheerleaders were at Texas A&M to attend a cheerleading camp. GJH cheerleaders for the 2010- 11 school year are Kendall Lee, Madison Powell, Keely Lagrone, Kayla Wall, Kali Salazar, Marilyn Christansen, Britnie Walker, Lindsey Grenwelge, Alisa Roth and Holly Kornegay. Coaches/ sponsors are Renee’ Vinton and Kelly Lee-Cooper. The girls report having a great time and learned a lot.

A reminder that Vacation Bible School at Gause Baptist Church is from 6-8:30 p.m. July 12-16.

Had a call from Shirley Todd this week and she is much improved from her recent hospital stay and is hoping to be home by the first part of July. She said all the notes, calls, visits and prayers from her friends made things so much better during this time.

We still have several here in town not feeling very well, bad allergies, coughs, walking pneumonia and other things and we hope all are better really soon.

Edith Smith spent the weekend in Cypress with her sister, Lucille Anderson, and they attended their 68th year class reunion. There were 33 in the graduating class of 1942, 18 are still living and 10 attended the reunion. Edith saw two girls she hadn’t seen since they graduated 68 years ago, wow. She had a great time.

Diane Gandy is excited these days, as her daughter and son-inlaw, Laurie and Darrell Chandler, and their sonTravis are moving to Gause. The Chandlers will live in the Wayne and Sharon Jones house until they get their home built. Welcome home.

Kristi Lee spent the weekend in Longview with friends. Her son Jaxon has been visiting in Conroe and League City with relatives.

Hope you all have a fun and safe Fourth of July weekend.

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