South County News June 18

Charlie Carmichael

Educated hunters
South County youth were part of the Roosevelt County Hunter Education Challenge Team 2003 (YHEC) that competed in the state competition in Raton recently. One area youngster finished third in an event and all represented the area well.

Round about
Linda Bittick, Mendi Thompson and I left early Friday to attend the funeral of my youngest brother, Bill Wilson, in Roby, Texas. He had his third open-heart surgery Tuesday in Amarillo and died during complications of the surgery. He was a retired Methodist minister having pastored over much of West Texas and the Panhandle.
We drove on to Anson, Texas, to visit another brother in a rehab center, Tom Wilson, who is recovering from his third heart surgery and a stroke.
We just missed some stormy weather, but ran into a sandy cloud out in south Roosevelt County as we returned. We had just passed Garrison Road when we met the wind and sand. It got progressively worse on through Dora and about two miles north of the Rogers road we ran into a solid red bank of sand.
The only guideline I had was a short distance visibility of the freshly painted white line at the edge of the pavement. There was no stopping possible since a couple of bright headlights were just a few feet from my rear bumper. They had to be following my tail lights to stay on the road.
Thank God we made it safely and I’ve not heard of any wrecks out that way.

Annual reunion
The Milnesand Community Reunion is set for July 6 at Milnesand Community Center. The patriotic program starts at 10 am, with a covered dish luncheon at noon. All veterans will be recognized and there will be a display of historical pictures. All singers and musicians are invited to come play and/or sing in the afternoon.

Church news
Jeremy Johnston was the guest preacher Sunday for the Dora Baptist congregation. He is one of our former young people now in the ministry. He is pastor at Merkle, Texas, Baptist Church, near Abilene, Texas.

Charlie Sez
This is from an unknown author: “A well-used Bible that is falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.”

Charlie Carmichael can be reached at 356-9104.