As of the publication of this week’s paper wife Nancy and I are in sunny Cabo having the vacation that was set to happen last year and never did.
We had booked the trip and daughter Anna Lauren and husband Brooks were going to join us. Last time it was set for May so June a year later is not so bad after the year we’ve had.
That said, it sure is time for a little vacation and fun in the sun. Anna Lauen was down with the family and we had fun on Memorial Day. Over the course of the weekend I was able to slip in a round of golf.
On Monday there was a tournament at the country club. I volunteered to help Stephen Yelverton with the event and cook. We had sausage dogs on the turn and culminated with hamburgers at the end.
Seems I was a bit slow on getting everything done to perfection but you just can’t rush a good thing. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
This was also the inaugural opening of the pool. It was a good thing that the pool did not open last year, but thanks to the diligence of Kannan Stubbs it is now operational again. I was able to take the first plunge of the year. Though it was a little cool it was nice. I heard the ladies chattering about their plans to have the pool furniture re-painted.
Despite the fact that Chef Darwell was not with the club very long, it was clear that our community would support a nice place to eat. It seemed that the country club was the perfect setting for one. Two hundred plates were served for a couple of the club events.
The ladies are still hosting Bingo once a month and are getting some regulars. The board is working hard to show improvements. They are focusing right now on a master plan that will involve the club house as well as the swimming pool that will vastly improve what is there now.
The course is in the best shape it has been in for at least the last 30 years. Grass is growing everywhere it is supposed to and things seem to be going well.
The board is in the process of finding a new club manager. Stephen Yelverton is taking the lead on finding a replacement. Meanwhile they have good help in keeping things in operation.
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Last Thursday we had a chance to drive up to Jackson and watch the Trojans battle it out with Booneville. They won the first round. We went on Thursday night and watched them battle it out and even though they ended up losing they played well.
They got beat on Saturday so they ended the season in second place in the state. That is not a bad way to end the year--way to go, Trojans!
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I was getting gas at the Pacesetter on Highway 540 the other day. I was getting ready to leave and a green car with yellow side mirrors came fish tailing out of the gas station across the road and headed out of town on 541.
If you are going to do something like that you should not have a car that is so easily recognizable. I decided to go by the Police Department on the way back to the office, but I stood there thinking how stupid it was to think something would be done. The police have already told the city in a board meeting that there is nothing they can do if they don’t see it. I was there ready to fill out a complaint, but until the city is ready to stop this kind of recklessness it will continue to happen.
Cars downtown often vibrate the windows in our office right across from the Police Department. Old 149 sounds like a raceway as the trucks and motorcycle race through in the evenings.
It could be stopped if the city really wants that to happen. The question is do they want to make our community a good place to call home?