PALO PINTO —
By Betty Allison
Special to the Index
GORDON – At a recent Lion's Club Dinner, four Gordon High School students were honored for their outstanding achievements. Teachers selected students Emery Allen, Michael Spraggins, Amber Proctor and Kyla Proctor. Each briefly told of their high school achievements in the community and school activities. They were questioned by the Lions Club members. One will be honored with a $200 bond and a bronze Lion award at graduation services.
Members present were Jon Hartgraves, Jimmy Hunt, Jerry Edwards, Calvin Stoner, Ann Stoner, Bill Hopkins and Norman Hall. Absent were Max Wheeler, Betty Baker, Steve Ezell and Ross Hefner.
The Lions lamented losing one of the most faithful members, Harold Burgett. Harold had been a longtime member and will be missed. The Lions have a yearly pancake supper to raise money for their philanthropy projects. Harold had received a pancake "shooter" from his children. It made perfect shaped pancakes. Their hope is that he willed that to the Lions for their future suppers! His vest will be hung on the wall to honor him. A donation will be given to the Community Center fund in his memory.
While we are addressing the Lions, I want to personally thank them for making communication in Gordon possible. We have no newspaper or any way to communicate other than e-mails, flyers, etc. They have set up a large "Bulletin Board" (actually two), which allows anyone to place letters in the slots to get their message "out." This is at the corner of highways 193 and 919 at the stop sign. Thanks Lions!
PALO PINTO —
By Betty Allison
- Gordon News
A look back at Thorp Springs Christian College
GORDON – Thorp Springs Christian College was chartered in 1910 by members of the Church of Christ. Thorp Springs has been the site of several educational institutions.
Thurber High School, circa 1923
GORDON – The Gordon Library and Museum received an email from Avalon Bruce of Imperial, Texas. She is moving and found an annual that belonged to her mother, Faye Davis Bruce. She wondered if we would like to have it and I immediately responded that we would LOVE to have this bit of history.
Rhonda Patterson named ‘Citizen of the Month’
The Gordon City Council recently selected Rhonda Patterson its “Citizen of the Month.” We normally put this information out on the marquee by the bank, but she wanted no part in that.
Despite technology advances, car batteries relatively unchanged
We have so many interesting, talented people in and near Gordon!
News from the new Gordon Community Center
Gordon is so proud of its new Community Center. The only thing lacking were new tables and chairs to grace the lovely interior!
Gordon Gala ushers in new year
A Gordon Gala was celebrated Dec. 30 at the New York Hill Restaurant. This was an attempt to recognize Gordonites that have contributed to the betterment of Gordon.
Public invited to Gordon Library's Appreciation Tea
The Gordon Community Library is having an Appreciation Tea 2-4 p.m. this Saturday at the library.
Backroads Bakery celebrating grand opening in new location
The latest addition to Gordon's Main Street is the Backroads Bakery. They are having a grand opening on Thursday, Nov. 18, beginning at 6 p.m. Their bakery is located at Main and State Highway 193.
Gordon's new community center nears completion
Back around 1948, the American Legion No. 544 of Gordon acquired an Army mess hall from Brownwood. (They were unable to get one from Fort Wolters because of difficulty crossing bridges).
New community center going up fast
The new Gordon Community Center, under the auspices of the Gordon Development Corporation and the City Council, is being built at a rapid pace.
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