Bringing in new year with fun

By Wan da Lee
Reporter correspondent

Happy New Year. Hope you all had a great New Year’s Eve. We visited with family members in the home of Renee’ and Jerry Vinton and children and had a great time. When we went Wayne said, “I don’t want to stay too late.” Well, by the time we got home and in the bed it was 2 a.m.

School is back into full swing by the time you read this. I don’t have the January calender but the basketball schedule says they have a girls and boys game at Allen Academy on Thursday, Jan. 10. There will be the annual Gause Basketball tournament later this month.

It seems there were a lot of people having viruses during the holidays. Hope all are better.

Talked to Lois Wilkins Monday and she is still feeling bad. Hope she gets to feeling better real soon. Son and daughterin law, J.D. and Rita Wilkins visited with her this past weekend.

My sister Kay Lagrone had some surgery the first part of last week and all went well and she is at home.

We are sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Verna Rachui of Hearne. She had cancer. Sin- cere sympathy to her family. Hearne will miss her as she was very active in the community.

Blake and Dustin McBee had good luck on their hunting trip to Sonora last week. Blake got a huge Axis, a smaller Axis and a huge white tail. Dustin got a large Axis and Dad Keith got a hog. All that will help fill the freezer.

Our sincere sympathy to the family of Chris Holcombe. She lost her battle with cancer last week. Chris was really special to our family. She was the 4-H county agent for our five children. She always had “opportunities” for the Milam County 4-H members. Some time the kids hated to hear that word, but Chris knew best. They had a lot of opportunities that they never would have had if it hadn’t been for her encouraging them.

Sunday evening when we went to the viewing I saw so many of these youth that I carried across the state to those opportunities. Knowing Chris and these former 4-H members helped me have a fuller life. It was so exciting to hear what they are doing now, and Chris had a part of that. She was always there for them.

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