Club donates to historical marker effort at Sugarloaf
Gause 4-H Club met on Feb. 7 for their monthly meeting at the Gause School cafeteria. The meeting was conducted by club president, Cameron Cooper. After the 4-H Club motto, pledge and prayer, the group said the pledges to the U.S. and Texas flags. Club secretary/treasurer Calla Vinton read the minutes from last meeting and gave the financial report. The February 4-H County newsletter was reviewed for upcoming activities. Some club members will be in San Antonio on Feb. 18 for the SALE Consumer Decision Making Contest.
In March several members will be participating in the Milam County Junior Livestock Show and the home economics division of the show in Cameron.
Club members voted to pledge $250 to the Milam County Historical Society to help finance a Historical Marker to be placed for Sugarloaf Mountain out from Gause. 4-H member Abigail Olson and her great grandmother, Martha Newman led members in making valentines for the Hearne Nursing Facility.
March community service is collecting can tabs, paper items, toiletries, individual packed snack foods, etc., for the Ronald McDonald House in Temple. 4-Hers invite members of the community to participate in this activity with them. Just contact one of the members to be a part of this activity. Next club meeting date is March 6.—Jaxon Hayles, reporter
All you around my age who grew up here in Gause—remember all the fun times we had hiking out to and then climbing to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.
Following the Sunday morning worship service at the Gause Baptist Church those attended were invited to a Valentine Luncheon of Mexican food prepared by Louise and Arthur Carpenter and family. Ladies of the church furnished desserts.
Shelle and Waylon Sheppard are the parents of a new addition to the family. Their third son, Case Jordan Sheppard born Thursday, Feb. 9. He is welcomed by brothers, Cole and Clay. Maternal grandparents are Beverly and Johnny Nigliazzo and paternal grandparents, Sondra and Kenny Sheppard. Great grandmothers are Lois Wilkins and Geneva Gandy and great-great grandmother is Mildred Ely. The new arrival weighed six pounds, six ounces at birth.
Kelly and Chris Cooper, Connelly and Cameron and Leah Lee spent the weekend in San Antonio with Craig Lee. They went at this time for the boys to participated in the San Antonio Livestock Show calf scramble Saturday afternoon. Connelly caught a calf but the one Cameron caught got away. Better luck next year.