All Around Bradleyville

Can you believe it is already the middle of January? How time flies, whether you are having fun or not. Seems like flu and viruses are running rampant as usual this time of year. We have missed any sickness so far and I am thankful for that. I’m so glad the snow is gone, but the mud is knee deep. I won’t complain though, Garrett loved the snow and I am sure there are lots more that love it!

As for our family, we are having tons of fun. We had a houseful of grandchildren over the weekend and were we ever busy! Julie and her kids stayed with us while husband Scott fulfilled a duty weekend with the Air National Guard at Whiteman Air Force Base.

Garrett is here for a little while almost every day, but this weekend he decided to take it up a notch and explored every nook and cranny in Granny’s house. He found old, incomplete board games I had forgotten all about. Granny has decided to do a little spring cleaning a little earlier than usual and get rid of stuff like Monopoly houses and game pieces that don’t need to be dragged out with eight month old babies. It is long overdue but the packrat in me was convinced somebody might need the extra game pieces sometime.

On Saturday we all went to Seymour to watch the boys play in the Seymour Tournament. Our boys played Bakersfield for the Consolation game and ended up losing, but played a hard game. The girls were playing in the Sparta Tournament Saturday and were more successful, bringing home the Consolation trophy. Alexis Landis and Ellie Combs also received “All Tournament” recognition. Congratulations girls and coach, Autumn Thomas, good job.

The girls will be playing a home game with Forsyth on Thursday, January 16 and the boys will play a home game with Mansfield on Friday, January 17. Both games are scheduled to start at 6 p.m. If you want to watch some good, clean exciting basketball, come out to watch our kids and support them. They play hard and are doing very well this year.

Sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Earlean Evans who passed away last Friday, January 10. Earlean lived her whole life in the McClurg and Crossroads communities, living and working on the farm with her husband, Paul, and raising their four daughters. Earlean always had a smile for everyone and I know she will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

Congratulations to Jordan Gilbert and Shannon Lair on the birth of their son, Kayden Paul Gilbert. Kayden was born on January 10 and weighed 4 lbs. even and was 17.5 inches long. Kayden was born a little early and has to spend some time in NICU, but baby and mother are doing well. He is a beautiful little boy.

Birthdays for the coming week include: January 17: Kim Compton, Edie Puckett, Candy Schreier, Robyn Tweedy; January 18: Sue Bettis, Carla Braden, Marlana Bryne, Brad Hodges, Brittany Lumley; January 19: Jess Cook, Tucker Lux, Emma Marsh, Donetta Terry; January 20: Riley Combs, Gene Pool; January 21: Ethel Metcalf; January 22: Megan Howie.

Anniversaries for the coming week include: January 16: Alva and Edna Mae Johnson; Brenton and April Whittaker; January 21: Lee and Sue Bettis.