With heavy heart this week I must report the recent house fire in the community. Keith and Vicki (Mabe) Lee who live just down the road from me, on FM 2653, came home to their house engulfed in flames Wednesday evening. Several fire trucks were on the scene but they were not able to save the home. A shell is all that is left – the family lost all of their belongings. Their sons, Chance and Chase, have both graduated high school but their two youngest, Chandler and Chandra, are still students at Miller Grove. Please remember to lift the family up in your prayers.
If you haven’t started your gardens, now is the time. I have planted my onions in the garden and started some cabbage plants inside. Next month will be time for potatoes. I see that Clinton Lennon already has his onion out and he always has a great garden at his sister-in-law’s house, Patsy Yates.
Little Dribblers Basketball is in full swing. I’m sure the county schools are playing their games. I know my niece and nephew both play in Sulphur Springs and have been for a few weeks now.
Remember the Daddy-Daughter Dance that will be held Saturday, Feb. 11 at Miller Grove School. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school at 903-459-3288.
Congratulations to Central Christian Academy’s student of the month, Rebecca Tipps. Even though she doesn’t go to Miller Grove school, Rebecca does have ties to MG. Her parents are Kevin & Michelle Tipps; grandparents are Stevie & Cheri Tipps; and great-grandmothers are Faye Tipps & Marlene Sturdevant, all of Miller Grove. Way to go Rebecca!
Happy Birthday this week to Stephen Sparks on Feb. 6, Jesse Ballentine & Linda Bailey on Feb. 8, Clay Smith on Feb. 9, Elaine Garmon & Nancy Edwards on Feb. 10, and Ty Holland, Vanessa Tipps, & Brian Evans on Feb. 11.
Congratulations to Bill and Betsy Stiles of Miller Grove! They will be celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary on Feb. 18. Happy Anniversary to my brother and sister-in-law, Bradley and Madison Darrow, on Feb. 9. This year will mark their 9th wedding anniversary. Happy 2nd Anniversary to Jay & Shelly (Ragan) Gaston on Feb. 7.
As you travel the highways and byways don’t forget that all roads lead back home and back to Miller Grove. Please send me any newsworthy information. My email address is [email protected].