Tri-Bee News • Rachel Harper
This weekend: Labor Day, opening of dove season
I am still watching for the fog, but so far just some light ones here on our road. Labor Day and the opening of dove season is this weekend, so lots of activity will be afoot, I am sure. I know all of you are loving these cool mornings and nights, now I know I am. You can begin to feel a touch of fall in the air, too. On Aug. 31 there will be the second full moon we have had in August, according to the Farmer's Almanac. It is called a blue moon, which is where the expression comes from, "Once in a blue moon." That is when there are two full moons in the same month.
Everyone's gardens are winding down; it's now time to plant your fall garden. I am not sure we will get that done, but some turnip salad would be good! Someone gave us a huge bottle of pepper sauce and we do need some greens to put it on. We do thank you!!
We send out get-well wishes to some ladies in our community who need our prayers: Dot Fordham on Barrows Grove Road, Sylvia Hanson who is now in hospice care in Athens, and Faye Walters of the Bethany Church family who is having some hip troubles and also Jason Kilpatrick's mother, Necia Silvers in Indiana, who had surgery this past week. I hear that Reid Alliston is continuing to improve at his home and is still receiving home therapy. We pray that all of these will receive healing and better days ahead.
Several of Trey Bruce's family were on hand to see him graduate from the Army Ranger School this past weekend. Congratulations, Trey, on this achievement.
Joann Cathey and Jeri Smith of West Point, visited with Frances Brewer down at The Lake Oconee House on Saturday morning. Jeri with her family were guests of her parents, Jack and Joann Cathey this past weekend.
Dale and Howard Thompson of Buckhead celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary this past week. They enjoyed dinner out to celebrate. Congratulations!!
Ben Porter won Reserve Champion Market Lamb at the Morgan County Farm Bureau Show this past Thursday night. Claire Woodard won Grand Champion in the show. Gracie, daughter of Brooke Pittman, and the granddaughter of Ray Pittman, also showed a goat in the show. She won Grand Champion and Reserve Champion in her class. On Saturday, at the Ag Center here in Madison, they held the North Central Lamb Show and Ben won Reserve Champion Breeder Ewe. Congratulations Ben and Gracie!!
Gatewood had their first football game of the season this past Friday night, but lost to Flint River Academy 27-24. Ben is a freshmen on the team. Raegan is cheering with the Gatewood elementary school girls and they cheered at halftime. This is right up her alley with her gymnastics!
Thrasher Wilkins is playing football at his school, Westminster Academy in Watkinsville. He had a game this past Saturday morning and many of his family were on hand to watch him.
Clay Porter is settling in down at ABAC in Tifton. He had friends visit him this past weekend, but he is planning on being home this weekend for opening dove season. With all of his shooting experience, he should get his limit in no time; that is if the birds come in!
Printed in the August 30, 2012 edition