It’s been a busy month already and it’s almost gone. Wow, how time flies when you’re having fun. Last week I missed the column because I had a sick baby boy at home. Jerry had his right knee replaced and is getting around great now.

Last week, the Walnut Springs ISD held their MASH Christmas Program called “The Ultimate Thanksgiving Gift,” at the new gym. They had Allen and wife Heidi Asbury, The Brooks brothers, Randy and Bill as their special guests along with several girls from the Hanna House in Glen Rose with special singer Valerie Ferren. Admission to the program was to bring canned goods for the Hanna House. The children were great. They all signed to the Christmas songs and were dressed so neat. Thanks Merlyn Schneider, Jeanne Ferren, Chris Ferren and all their helpers for such a fantastic evening.

Phyl Hilliard is back in Walnut Springs after a couple of months in the Glen Rose Nursing Home after double hip replacement. She is doing super and is walking much better already than before the surgery. While I was visiting with Phyl I saw Novella Wilson again and finally got to see her paintings in her room. I was so impressed with her talent. Her last painting was of the Lana Mill Grist Mill built in the 1800s. It began as a saw mill, then became a grist mill and ended up as a cotton gin when it burned to the ground in 1898.

Larry Pullen tried to get out of work last week by having a heart attack. His wife Randy rushed him to Clifton Hospital and then he was transferred to Providence Hospital in Waco. Robert visited with him on Friday and found him in good spirits sitting up in a chair while still in ICU. He is waiting on getting into a regular room and hoping to be home by the time you read this. Larry you are in our prayers and we miss you coming in to drive us nuts at the Post Office.

The Basketball season is here again and they are doing great. The Junior High boys and girls will play at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at Waco Rapoport. The High School girls and boys will play 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at Aquilla.

The Walnut Springs Football guys played the Sydney Eagles Friday Nov. 21, for the Regional title and won 48 to 42. What a game it was, we got a touch down, they got a touch down, we got a touch down, and so on down the line. Then the Eagles had the ball and fumbled the ball right on the goal line and we recovered the ball. What a fantastic finish! Way to go Hornets! Aaron Herring told me the Junior High Football team won District last week and were undefeated and he said they would be doing the same in basketball!

Angel Tree forms may be picked up at the school or Baptist church office.

Contrary to what you may have heard, the Walnut Springs Volunteer Fire Dept. has not closed. They now have 12 members and some new applicants, reports fire chief Thurman Singletary. They had the fajita supper in September and would like to thank everybody for their support. A donation letter was mailed out in 2 phases since they can no longer get the donation envelopes. If you haven’t received a donation letter, you will get one shortly. Response has been good, but donations are needed to help run the department. Meetings are now being held at 4 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Anyone is welcome to attend and see what is going on.

Call with your news at 254-797-8200 or e-mail rah991@valornet.com. And as the farmer said when he fell off the wagon, “I gotta hit the road.”