CIP Christmas program, meal Saturday

Reporter correspondent

Hope to see you all at the Community Improvement Program (CIP) annual Christmas program and dinner on Saturday, Dec. 3. Things get underway at 11 a.m. at the Gause Community Center.

Gause Junior High boys and girls basketball teams are starting off great. Coach Jordan Dent is the boys coach and in the first game against Buckholts the Bears won 37- 24. Patrick Pierce scored 17 points, Justin Gosch nine and Brian Juston nine. The boys “B” team won over Allen Academy 15-14. Nick Castilleja scored seven points. The “A” team beat Allen Academy 28- 26. Gosch had 13 points, Pierce six and Juston four.

The “B” squad lost to Brazos Chr istian 27-12 w ith Mat t Edgar scoring eight points and Chase Silvey four. The “A” team beat Brazos Christian 43- 26. Juston had 11 points, Gosch had six, Pierce scored six and Hayden Rasco ad three. The boys will play at Allen Academy at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1.

The Lady Bears team have a 3-0 record and are coached by Chad Lagrone. They won their first game against Buckholts 35-8. Alyssa Brooks had 12 points, Keely Lagrone 11 and Kendall Lee six. The team also beat Allen Academy 38-9. Books scored 20 points, Lagrone had six, Lee had four, as did Alyssa Laine.

The g irls defeated Bra zos Christian 34-24. Lagrone had 13 points, Brooks 10 and Kaleria King six. The girls’ next game is at Allen Academy on Thursday, Dec. 1.

Donnie and Maxine McBee spent Thanksgiving Day in Magnolia with granddaughter Amber Goosby and family. Other family members joined them there.

Mildred Ely and family gathered at the Family Life Center at Gause Baptist Church for their Thanksgiving get-together. Approximately 65 family members and friends were in attendance.

My brother-in-law Roy Gene Miller, sister Edith’s husband, suffered a major heart attack on Tuesday of last week. He had open heart surgery on Wednesday and as of Monday morning is still on life support. He has also had a stroke during this time. Please keep he and his family in your prayers.

Milam County had five participants in the Distinguished Youth of Texas Scholarship and Recognition Program that was held over the weekend in San Antonio. Calla Vinton and Natalia Smith represented Gause, Abigail Olson and Mary Brown represented Milano and there was another young lady from Thorndale. I do not remember her name. We are very proud of these young ladies. Kristi Lee and Jaxon, Kelly Cooper and Cameron, Leah Lee and I joined Renee and Jerry Vinton, Seth and Isaac at the Sunday af ternoon program in which Calla was a part of. She placed first in the scrap booking category. Calla came home with a big trophy and a beautiful smile on her face.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday. Ours was nice. Visiting and having dinner with us were Desiree’ and Allen Reese, Lilly and Lucy of Thorndale; Marie and Buck Bakken, Bradley and Hannah, Claude and Kay Lagrone, Sandra and Edward Dworaczyk, all of Milano; Lance Lee of Carmine; Terri Musia, Ry Rose and Verna Rose, all of Bryan; Ray Cass, Renee’ and Jerry Vinton, Seth, Calla and Isaac, all of Gause.

Chris and Kelly Cooper, Connelly and Cameron spent Thanksgiving day at Lake Conroe with Dan and Maxine Cooper and family members. Connelly spent the weekend w ith his Uncle Lance in Carmine to go hunting. Sunday morning when they went out, Connelly killed a bobcat. I’m sure he is still hoping to get a deer.

Jaxon spent his Thanksgiving holidays in Seabrook with grandparents Kathy and David Hayles and dad Bryan in Texas City and they all had Thanksgiving dinner with PJ and Donna Johnson in Dickinson.

Kim and Kendall Lee spent the holidays in Temple w ith relatives.

On Friday afternoon, Kristi and Jaxon, Kelly and Cameron, Leah and I went to San Antonio and celebrated the holidays with Craig Lee.

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