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By Kathy Anderson
This week once again our hearts were saddened as we lost too many people in our area and former residents of our valley.
Former resident Calvin Gann passed away this week. He and his wife, Beth, raised their children, Kevin, Kam, Kay and Kasey, in the Daisy community. Calvin and Beth had lived the last few years in Antlers. All the years I knew Calvin, I never heard him say a bad word about anyone.
When I was a teenager, we would visit Calvin and Beth. We always enjoyed looking at Calvin’s scrapbook. He had gone to school with Jeannie C. Riley in Anson, Texas and I liked her song, Harper Valley PTA and he had a lot of memorabilia in his scrapbook from that time.
Please continue to keep his family in your hearts and prayers.
Our hearts also go out to the Rickie Thompson family. I was in high school when Mrs. Thompson began her teaching career at Stringtown and I considered her one of my best and favorite teachers.
Mrs. Thompson started our Future Homemakers of America program at Stringtown and encouraged me to run for president of our chapter. She then persuaded me strongly to run for our Regional Southeast District President of which I was elected and through those positions and experiences I honed my leadership skills that would become so important to me later in my career.
Please keep Susan and Gari Isom and their families in your hearts and prayers. Susan’s mother also passed away this past week.
We are glad to see that Wendy Isom is doing well during what will be a long recovery. Hopefully she will get a cast within the next two weeks, that she will have to wear for about 4 weeks. Then if all goes well, hopefully she can move to a boot, which she will have to wear for several weeks.
Wendy’s sister Donna comes out every weekend to check on her and Wendy is enjoying having her mother visit this week.
My mother and I enjoyed having my sister visit this week. Kenni came and took momma to the doctor one day and we all enjoyed a nice dinner before she had to go back home. I think she just took momma to the doctor so I could stay home and get some things done during my Fall Break.
Brother Bob and Dorothy Muncy and daughter, Dottie Burkhalter, all enjoyed a nice family reunion in Ballinger, Texas this past weekend.
Don’t forget about “Operation Christmas Child” if you want to participate. We have several of the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes available. We have also had a very generous individual donate the $9 that is now required to send with each shoebox.
We are also still needing some to help with the nursery and Children’s Church, if you’re interested contact Brother Phil.
Here is a very simple recipe of Honey Bars that might hit the spot on these soon to be cold days. Honey Bars: 1 Cup Sugar, 2 C. Flour, ¾ C. Wesson Oil, ½ C. Honey, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 beaten Egg. Mix all ingredients together. Pat into a greased cookie sheet. Cook at 350’ for 20 minutes. Icing: 1 C. Powdered Sugar, 1 TLB Salad Dressing, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 TLB Milk or Cream. Mix ingredients and pour over bars while they are still hot. Cool and Cut.