Sugarloaf to get historical marker

By Wanda Lee
Reporter correspondent

Sorry there was no news last week. I had it on the computer all ready to go and when I hit the send button I don’t know where it went—not to the newspapers I later learned. I could not find it anywhere I tried. What I know about a computer will fit on the end of a straight pin.

Got some news this past week that there will be Historical Marker Ceremony held on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Sugarloaf Mountain. I remember growing up and our church group walked to Sugarloaf many times for an outing. Adults would take the food, carry it to the top of the mountain had have our meal ready when we got there and then when we were ready to go home the adults were there to take us back in cars.

I think our grandchildren would enjoy that experience but time and people change everything.

Soccer games start this Saturday. I think the first games will be in Cameron. If you don’t know by Friday give me a call and I will know for sure.

The sports activities are well underway in the schools. Gause Junior High volleyball games are well underway with some good wins. Their next games are at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 at Brazos Christian in Bryan. The football team will play at 5 p.m. Thursday in Coupland.

The Gause Bears played their first six-man football game on Thursday against Buckholts. They didn’t win the game with points but did a great for their f irst time at six- man. There were times when some of us in the stands didn’t understand what was going on the field. Of course with me it’s that way in all sports. I go to support my grandchildren and their teammates.

On Thursday, Sept. 26 they wi ll play in Giddings with Immanuel Lutheran.

We have a number of our Gause youth playing sports in the area high schools. I don’t know who is playing what, but if you will get me their names and sports I would like to report on their activities.

Our high school grandchildren, Kendall, Connelly and Cameron are playing sports with St. Joseph School in Bryan and Wayne and I get to attend some of the home games. Right now Kendall is playing volleyball and Connelly and Cameron football.

It is good to see Lois Wilkins out and about after recent hip replacement surgery. She was very fortunate to have her children and grandchildren making themselves available to help her during her recovery. I had the results of the recent Cross Country meet that our school members participated in the column I had prepared for last week, but when I finished with my notes that day I put them in for trash pick-up.

Our prayers go to all those involved in the f loods in Colorado.

4-H NEWS—The Gause 4-H Club met for their first meeting of the new 4-H year on Tuesday, Sept. 3. First vice-president Calla Vinton presided the meeting. Members said the pledges to the f lags and the 4-H motto and prayer. Members gave a review of 4-H activities that they participated in during the summer.

Members were reminded that it is time to sign up for the new 4-H year.

Members discussed and voted not to have a fall carnival fund-raiser this year and will have a spring fling fund-raiser in the spring.

County extension agent Jon Gersbach gave a program of the opportunities available to the members. Afterwards the group played a game directed by Abigale Miller, second vice-president.

All interested youth and parents are invited to the next meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Gause ISD cafeteria.—Katelyn Trowbridge, reporter

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