April 20 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael

The weather is fine but would have been excellent with a little bit of rain. There were thunder clouds and lightning on Thursday night in the Garrison area but no measurable amount of rain.
Some oats have been drilled in on turn-rows and are up. This is to prevent the sand from burning young crops after they get up. It won’t be long before corn and peanuts will be planted.

Sympathy
Our love and sympathy go out to Joann and Buster Blakey of Garrison and Leslie Blakey and sons of Andrews, Texas, and also to Dick’s son in Clovis. There are numerous relatives and friends who were saddened when they heard of Dick Blakey’s death on Monday. He was laid to rest in the Causey Cemetery on Friday.
Also the son of Margie and Douglas Toombs had been seriously ill for quite some time and passed away last week. They had recently moved from near Ft. Worth, Texas, back to the Toombs ranch west of Pep. They had been with James a lot in his last few weeks. J.T. and Lillie Bell Toombs are the grandparents here and Douglas was raised there on the ranch until he graduated from high school at Dora.

Concerns
Rowena Preuit called to notify people about grandson, who is suffering from a chemical burn to his lungs after doing some cleaning some time ago on his job.
Kristi Ledbetter is doing well now, but said infection hasn’t cleared up enough yet for her kidney transplant.

Congratulations
To J.T. and Lillie Bell Toombs on their 65 years of marriage.