Gause residents busy with Spring Break fun

By Wan da Lee
Reporter correspondent

Seems to be a nice week for Spring Break. Hope all of you who had these days off have had an enjoyable time. Several went on weekend trips, some gone for the week and others probably made day trips.

Donnie McBee, son Keith and grandsons Dustin and Blake spent the weekend in Sonora where they went deer hunting. Keith got a huge axis deer.

Weekend guests here with Maxine McBee was granddaughter and family, Amber and Donald Goolsby, Kindy and Tyson of Montgomery.

Youth and sponsors from the Gause Baptist Church left Sunday afternoon for a ski retreat trip in Colorado.

Connelly Cooper and his parents Chris and Kelly Cooper went to Houston last week for him to show his calf scramble heifer at the Houston Livestock Show. Family members joined them on Friday night. Friday he showed and placed second in his class. Saturday he joined the other scrambler winners and showed and placed third in his class.

At the Calf Scramble Awards Ceremony held later Saturday morning Connelly received the third place Supreme Scrambler Award and won a belt buckle and money. A great week for him. Proud of you grandson.

On Saturday afternoon, Wayne and I went and spent the remainder of the weekend with his brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Mary Lee in Houston. Sunday morning their daughter Cathy and granddaughter Lindsey came over and visited. We had an enjoyable weekend.

Granddaughter Kendall Lee was a guest of her friend Jaylyn Barcak and parents for a trip to Oklahoma City over the weekend to attend a Miranda Lambert concert. I understand this was a Christmas present for Jaylyn. Kendall reports having a great time.

The Gause C ommuni t y Improvement Program (CIP) met March 4. The annual Founders Day fund-raiser was discussed and it will be held Saturday, Aug. 31. That is Labor Day weekend.

Applications for the 2013 CIP college scholarships are being updated and will be available shortly. Next meeting date will be April 1.

Gause Elementary School students had a great time Friday as they celebrated “Go Texan Day.” There were lots of fun activities for all of the students and they were dressed in official “Texas attire.”

Call me with your Spring Break news for this next week’s column.

4-H NEWS—Gause 4-H Club met for their monthly meeting on March 5 in the Gause school cafeteria. Kendall Lee opened the meeting with members saying the pledges to the flags and 4-H motto, pledge and prayer. Abby Miller read the minutes from previous meeting and they were approved.

Members reported on projects that they had recently participated in and upcoming activities were discussed. Some members will be participating in the Milam County Junior Livestock Show March 21-23 in Cameron.

The next club meeting will be April 2 and all interested youth are encouraged to attend.—Jaxon Hayles, reporter

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