On November 18, the Olney Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly luncheon. The Chamber luncheon was sponsored by Stewart’s Grocery Store. Chamber members gathered at Hometown Coffee and Tea to enjoy a gourmet lunch and a special reading from an upcoming play.
The Young County Historical Commission (YCHC) met in an open meeting Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, to discuss the current threat to the 1921 Young County Jail. The 1921 jail was recognized as a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark by the Texas Historical Commission in 2020, but the building’s future is uncertain.
Tracy Wales ( L ) & Kathy Woodall shopping for Christmas at the Olney Floral Open House 11/11/21, Olney Floral provided delicious treats for hungry shoppers. Photos by Will Sadler
When I sat down for dinner with Neal and Jana Welch in their lovely home, I expected to have a good steak, because that is Neal’s thing. I didn’t expect to walk away with a new perspective on ministry as the center of one’s life. Many of us say that we always put God first, but do we really? If God is first, we should overflow with His demeanor. If God is first, it would be evident in the way we treat others. Putting God first means being selfless and always willing to pour into the lives of others who may need an encouraging word. For the Welches, their lives revolve around God’s purpose for their family. It is refreshing to see a couple attempting to follow God’s will while enjoying every moment.
The Amity Club held its third meeting of the 2021-2022 season at the Museum of North Texas History in Wichita Falls Thursday, Nov. 4. After the meeting, the members had lunch at Casa Mañana, located across the street from the museum. Club president Gail Spears was the hostess and program leader for the meeting themed “The Tie that Binds our Heroes.” Judi Winslow as the co-hostess.