High points from El Camino Real

by Chris Davis

Folks along El Camino Real are putting the finishing touches on summer and are turning their thoughts to school supplies and back to school clothes.

It seems like the summer flew by in a hurry this year, but then again they always do. The kids are usually getting bored by this time anyway, so its time to get them back to school with all their friends.
When everybody gets back into the swing of things it will be a lot easier for me to find your six bits worth of news. News seems to dry up like everything else during the summer.
Please continue to pray for the Dwain Grogan and the family of Barbara Grogan.
Billy Sessions is recovering from open heart surgery. I saw Billy at Barbara Grogan’s funeral on Thursday and patted him on the shoulder as I left the church. I had no idea he had even been having any heart trouble and then he had bypass surgery on Saturday. Billy is good folks so I am glad he came through everything with flying colors. Please keep praying for him until he is completely recovered.
Pastor John Black celebrated a birthday on Saturday. He has been working really hard as the new pastor at the A. Frank Smith Methodist Church and the Cold Springs Methodist Church.
The past week or so he has been washing the outside of the church with a spray washer. I guess he has given up on cleaning up his congregation, so he went to work on the building. Happy Birthday to John Black.
Alto Yellowjacket football practice started this week, so I know that there is lots of enthusiasm in the air as the guys hop out of bed early to start getting ready for the season ahead.
The Alto Yellowjacket Band has already started practicing and getting geared up to blow the fans away during another great year. We have lots of young people who work really hard to do their best to support their school in many different activities during the school year.
I’m anxious to hear about the Yellowjacket football season under the direction of a our new Athletic Director Coach Meeks. Good luck to all our new coaching staff and our student athletes as they start the football season up this week.
Teachers will return to work on Friday, August 10, so they have only a few more days before they get back into their old routine. I’ve been listening to all the moans and groans from my wife about having to readjust to getting up and going to work everyday.
Thank goodness she has such a wonderful, understanding husband that always helps her through this yearly transition.
Meet the Teacher and Meet the Jackets will be on August 16. This will be your chance to go and introduce yourself to all the new faces on our campuses and help kick off another Yellowjacket football season.
I try not to think about going to the football field this year and not seeing my friend J. C. Dover. He was one of our biggest Yellowjacket fans and he will be greatly missed.
I haven’t even mentioned all the young folks that will be leaving home for the first time and heading off to college this fall. This will be the first taste of independence for many of them and parents will be sitting at home praying they raised them up right. Going off to the big city can be a pretty scary situation for small town kids. We’ve seen a lot of them go on to be doctors and lawyers and become productive citizens, and then again we’ve had some that just threw away a lot of money and had a good time.
I pray all of your kids will travel down the right path. I must admit I did a little of both. I’ve only got one left in college now, so I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel. Good Luck to all our young people heading off to college.
I guess I have just about covered everything I know about this week. If you have news everyone needs to know get it to me and I’ll get it in the paper as quick as I can. If I don’t know it, I can’t tell it.

I’ll see ya next week! And remember, Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job.