Brashear News 07/23/2014 by Debbie Young
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Brashear News 07/23/2014 by Debbie Young

Summer heat has arrived. I am so glad it hasn’t reached 100 maybe one time so far. Take it easy because heat stroke can creep up on you real quick. Out for a little run this morning, and just FYI, the morning are awesome. Nice and cool. Brashear is growing, specifically here on CR 1119. Don and Betty Beard are here and loving our small town. He has met Amanda at the Ole Store. She was very helpful in assisting him in finding the...

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Miller Grove, 07/23/2014 by Brandon Darrow

Can anyone remember the last time it was this cool in July? I was so thankful for the cool front that came in last week. It was great to get the rain and a least a few days of the milder-than-normal temperatures. I believe that I heard on the news that we broke a record for the coolest temperature for this time of year. I hate to see it leave but I know it is the dead of summer, so unbearable heat is to be expected. Sunday afternoon I...

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Tira News, 7/23/14

We want to express our sympathy to Tami Joslin and her family in the loss of her father, Martin W. Cooper, Sr. He passed away on Monday. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulkey Mason Funeral home in Denton, with family night on Wednesday, from 6-8, and the funeral service on Thursday at 10 a.m. A graveside service will be held at the North Hopkins Cemetery, Wednesday afternoon at 2:00. Please remember the family in your...

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Monkey Blood, July 24, 2014, # 1342

Ivan Eftink and some of his family come down from Missouri each winter to hunt hogs with me. Recently I got a text message from him asking if I ever heard of the antiseptic mercurochrome called by any other name. Sure, all we ever called it was monkey blood. Somehow that didn’t sound as scary as the longer, technical term of mercurochrome. Maybe he was having an argument with someone. Maybe he had heard of monkey blood and wanted to...

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn, 07/16/2014

Jackson Dailey, son of Lee and Kim Beck, is midway through his study abroad at King’s College in London, England. Kim reports that he visited a World War II Veteran’s museum and graveyard in Belgium. She comments, “He is a history major and this trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Debra Wood recently returned from a 6-day trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama, with her son Brad, daughter-in-law Kaylee, and grandsons Daegon and Chandler....

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Prairie Mounds July 17, 2014, #1341

Just about all my life I have observed little mounds in pastures with sandy loam type soils. Most are about the size of a Native American’s teepee so it seemed natural that these early Americans would want to build a mound to keep water from getting under them while sleeping. Friday, I stopped by the County Agent’s Office to see if they had any information on these mysterious mounds. Manning (or womaning) the office was Mrs. Willie...

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Tira News 07/09/14

The Tira Homecoming was held on Sunday, July 6th. Our gathering was smaller than normal and we missed those who couldn’t attend. Martha Payton shares, “We thank those that sent their donations by mail, plus it is always heart warming to read your notes and letters.” She reports that the regular contributions were $4,444.00 and a special offering, toward clearing more land for plots in the future, totaled $1,681.00. The church and...

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WILD HOGS IN SCOUT CAMP JULY 10, 2014, # 1340

Did anyone besides me get their days mixed up this July 4 weekend? Seemed like I was a day off one way or the other half the time. Most communities celebrated with activities including fireworks. Charleston had an all-day volleyball tournament then unbelievable fireworks after dark. There were hundreds on the Charleston Square. Thanks for our great country and let’s hope she stays strong. From my ledger in 1986. (Scoutmaster Marion...

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Tira News 07/01/2014

We want to express our sympathy to the family of Bobby Gene Lee. Floyd Payton reported that a graveside service at the Tira Cemetery was scheduled for Wednesday, July 2, at 11:00 a.m. He is survived by wife, Rosemarie Lee, of Fredericksburg; sons, Kevin Lee and Randall Lee; daughters, Susan Kargar and Diana Clayburne; sisters, Nell Crowson and Margaret Fletcher; brothers, Don Lee and David Lee; and several grandchildren,...

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OSMETERIUMS AND ORANGE DOGS JULY 3, 2014 #1339

B.G. Smith of Port Neches came to Cooper Lake a few years ago to catch largemouth bass. While he was here he bought a copy of The Cooper Review, liked the paper, and bought a subscription. Every few weeks he sends me an email and his love of the outdoors is evident. Recently he saw strange looking caterpillars on his lemon tree and after searching the internet found they change into swallowtail butterflies. These caterpillars have a...

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