Area youth are on target at state shooting sports contests

Reporter correspondent

Wasn’t the weekend weather beautiful. Wayne and I accompanied our Gause 4-H Club members/ grandchildren, great niece and nephew and their families to Brownwood for the State Shooting Sports Extravanza at the State 4-H Center. The wildflowers are beautiful, trees so green and the first cutting of hay was in the fields and baled. And the weather was perfect.

Our family youth who participated in these events were Jaxon Hayles who placed third in the junior division, A class basic archery compound; Seth Vinton, intermediate division, second in A class 3D recurve; Kendall Lee, intermediate division, third in A class 3D recurve; Connelly Cooper, senior division, second in A class 3D archery, compound. This may not be the exact wording but I don’t know one bow from the other as names go. I just enjoy watching these youngsters. Cameron Cooper and Calla Vinton were also participants.

Milam County 4-H Shooting Sports Club came home with a number of placings. Congratulations goes to all of the club members participating from our county. Other family members attending were Renee’ and Jerry Vinton and Isaac, Kim Lee, Kelly and Chris Cooper.

In March the Texas 4-H Indoor archery Championship was held. We went to Bay City and the next weekend a meet was held in Graham. The totals from both places were combined and the winners have been announced. Milam County was well represented at these games. From Gause, Jaxon Hayles placed first in junior division 18 meters compound class A unaided; Cameron Cooper placed sixth in intermediate division compound unaided class A ; and Connelly Cooper placed 11th in senior division compound aided B class.

Funeral services were held in Cameron on Saturday for Eddy Simmons and burial was in the Gause Cemetery. Eddy grew up here in Gause and lived here until a few years ago when he moved to be with relatives. Our sincere sympathy to this family.

The Gause ISD Athletic Sports Banquet was well attended Thursday evening with many awards given these youth for their accomplishments.

Trisha and Gary Shaw spent last week at Bastrop State Park where they were joined by friends for a week of camping and playing golf. Trisha said things are slowly recovering from the wildfire this past summer.

Gause 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 in the Gause school cafeteria.

Gause ISD Pre-K and Kindergarten classes and teachers took a field trip to the strawberry patch in Rockdale on Friday and had an enjoyable time.

This week the Gause ISD students will be having more STARR testing.

On April 30 through May 4, the Gause school will be have its annual book fair in the gym.

Rev. Dr. Lester Curtis will conduct his first Sunday morning worship service at the Gause Baptist Church as the new pastor on Sunday, April 29. The church invites you to join us and welcome him to our community. He will be joined by his wife, Natalie later that week and the church will be hosting a luncheon and “pounding” for them on Sunday, May 6 following the morning worship service.

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