Summer is officially here by the time this paper gets circulated on Thursday morning. I thought it arrived about a month or more ago, based on our temperatures we’ve seen. Electric bills are getting higher and we are still in great need of rain. The weather forecasters are predicting that this week we might have a pretty good chance to get some of that moisture. Outdoor plants are beginning to shrivel up unless they get a regular watering. Crops are suffering in the fields and ponds can sure use a replenishing, too.
The group of folks that worked so hard on helping to make our town look better, was treated to a lunch by Laura Jackson at The Parlor on Saturday a week ago. There was even one individual that was not a member of the group, that drove down from Oklahoma City, just to help with the clean up around Ryan. He got up early Saturday morning to arrive in Ryan by 7:15am to get with the group. He worked all morning and into the afternoon in the scorching heat. This individual is Rick Blanchard, son of Theresa Blanchard. Rick grew up in Ryan and graduated from high school here, too. If this doesn’t make us feel guilty, that there are folks that live in this town, that wouldn’t bother to begin to help make this town look like a town with a lot of pride and people that care about how their town looks. Thanks to Rick, and again to all the rest of the folks that worked so hard together.
Next thing on my list is the Ryan cemetery dinner that took place on Father’s Day. There was about $12,000 taken in from the meals, auction, and the raffle tickets that were sold. There was a good crowd that came in for the dinner. Macy Lovett won the rifle and Norman West won the Yeti cooler. Congratulations to those two. Thanks to everyone that helped make this event as successful as what it was. There were a lot of hard workers before, during, and after this event. Dustan Bryant put out some really good tasting smoked meats for the dinner. There were a great number of desserts for the meal and for the auction. The auction brought in $1150.00 and the raffle tickets brought in $2000.00. The rest was generated from donations and money from the dinners that were served. There are a lot of people that deserve a pat on the back for making this happen, and thanks to all of them. It was a great meal and our cemetery can be taken care of a little while longer without having to dip into our city’s moneys.
There is a shower box for Macie Jo Wright’s wedding at the Ryan Drug Store. Macie is marrying Austin Masoner from Waurika. Their shower is July 29th from 2-4pm at the Ryan Church of Christ Fellowship Hall.
Kim’s news for this week:
I’m so glad for all our Dad’s. By the way, Happy Father’s Day!
This week, I can’t complain, but, we could sure use a rain. For that, the Lord we should seek. Everyone have a blessed week.
Please remember to continue to ask for blessings of rain, and as Kim said, everyone have a blessed week. Please pray for each other, too.