When you read this it will be well past April Foolís Day. Were you fooled or did you fool someone? If so, call me and letís share it with the whole lot of us. When we were kids that day sure was fun for us, remember when the outhouses got moved every year?

A week ago a guy I used to work with at the airport in Cleburne passed away at the age of 65. During the funeral we were all encouraged to share stories about some of Bobbyís shenanigans. Wanda Hopson from Glen Rose told of the time she worked in fiberglass with him and he asked her to get something out of the freezer for the job. It was one of those old chest type freezers and when she opened it up and reached in to get what she needed, she was met with the body of another coworker laying in there with his arms crossed over his chest. They almost had to take Wanda to the hospital with a heart attack.

John Smith came by this week and told me about his grandson, John Smith III, graduating from the State Trooper Academy in Austin on March 27. He has already landed a job in Longview and is planning on living in Marshall. John said he sure is proud of him and he, his son and grandson all celebrated the occasion on Sixth Street in Austin, the place to be in that town.

The annual Easter Sunrise Service held at the Gordon Ranch each year will begin at 6:30 a.m. and you all are invited to attend. If youíve joined us before, just a small word of warning, it is addicting. Also, please dress warm. It is a good idea to bring a blanket to wrap up in along with gloves, toboggan and warm shoes.

If you donít have the pleasure of knowing the Trotters, it is time you do. Susan Trotter has been a very sick gal battling cancer. She is the wife of Timothy, our athletic coach who won Coach of the year in 2008. If you met Susan today you would see her attitude is absolutely fantastic! Even with her attitude and faith, she could still use a little support and love from the town she is a part of. So there will be a benefit auction and barbecue dinner held Saturday, April 18, to help with expenses. It will be held at the Community Center, with live music at 2 p.m. The first auction starts at 4, dinner and more music at 5:30 and the second auction at 7 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for those 5 and under.

There will also be door prizes, a cakewalk and a country store.

If you are unable to attend but would still like to make a donation to Tim and Susan, there has been an account opened at First National Bank Bosque County, P.O. Box 696, Meridian, TX 76665. You can also call 254-435-6100 to donate to the account. For more information, call 254-797-2305 or 254-716-8882.

The Walnut Springs Baptist Church will have their Easter Egg Hunt at noon at the church on the 11th and they will also have a Sunrise Service Easter Sunday to be held in the Tabernacle starting at 7:15. They would also like to invite the whole town to come join their Outdoor Movie night in the tabernacle if the weather permits on April 25.

Fireproof will be showing, which I have heard is really good. Registration will begin at 7:15, so get there a little early to get in line.

The Red Hatters finally got to go out to eat again. We love that food! Diane said that food is her mantra. We tried out a Chinese restaurant in Granbury and had a ball doing it. We also had the pleasure of meeting up with Ms. Schneider, one of our teachers here in Walnut and her daughter and friend. They had a very special new member of their family with them. Stella is Brandiís new baby, a really cute Australian Shepherd/Greyhound mix with Diabetes Awareness training. She will be able to alert Brandi when her blood sugar goes too high or low.

Well, thatís all folks. Now as the farmer said when he fell from the wagon, ďI gotta hit the road!Ē Call with your news at 254-797-8200 or e-mail rah991@valornet.com.