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Goree is a quaint, quiet town with easy access to the lake, guided hunting/fishing, hunting lodges, RVing, camping and extremely affordable real estate for your very own hunting headquarters. Finally, Goree has the last stop for bait, beverages and snacks before heading to the lake, Millers Creek Reservoir.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

In Loving Memory...

Anna Ruth Rodgers

Posted by Shannon Rigsby on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 12:35:47 pm
Funeral services will be held for Anna Ruth Rodgers, 77, of Ninnekah, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in the Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel with Wayne Sharp officiating.

Anna Rodgers

Anna Ruth Rodgers was born on Sept. 19, 1934, in Munday, Texas, the daughter of Lyle and Lucille (Shaw) Stodghill.  She died on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at home in Ninnekah.  

Ruth grew up in Munday, Texas, and graduated from Munday Public Schools.  She married Jimmy Peek in 1952, and to that union her three sons were born.  During that time Ruth was primarily a homemaker although she did work for a time at a bank in Houston.  

On Dec. 6, 1982, she married Charley Rodgers in Wellington, Texas.  They eventually settled down in Ninnekah and she gained employment at Johnston’s Auto Supply, retiring in 1998.  She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Chickasha.  

Ruth loved the outdoors and spent many hours in her garden tending to her flowers and plants.  She loved to spend time with her family and was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. 

She was preceded in death by:  both parents; one son, David Peek; two sisters, Jane Rose and Betty Lemaster; and one brother, Herbert Stodghill.  
Survivors include husband, Charley Rodgers of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Selena Peek of Santa Fe, Texas, John and Joy Peek of Houston, Texas, and Mike and Brenda Rodgers of Chickasha; one daughter, Terri Hayes of Pioneer; two sisters, Marie Williams of Wheeler, Texas, and Sue Groce of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  

Interment will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in the Johnson Memorial Cemetery in Munday, Texas, under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Remember the Quilt & Food Show Last Year...? It's almost that time, again...

“It (speaking about the Quilt & Food Show) was even better than last year. There is something around every corner. I didn’t think it could get better”, was one comment overheard. Another, “See what can happen when two great groups work together for a common cause.”

Well it was way more than two great groups involved, but she was right...two were instrumental in pulling it off. Going for Greatness in Goree Group did the Quilt Show and Munday Chamber of Commerce did the Food Show. The Knox County Visioning GroupKnox City Chamber of CommerceKnox County Historical CommissionBadlands Productions and Ranger Creek Ranch were among the rest.

It was mesmerizing to see over 100 quilts decorating the gym. Vendors were everywhere! The Home Ec Building was the spot for food vendors and cooking demonstrations. Gourmet Food Shows with “Yo Momma”, Cynthia Kinsey were well attended with standing room only. The first, “From Fridge to Fabulous in 30 Minutes”, was amazing. The other demonstration, “Puff Pastries—Breakfast, Dinner, Appetizers and Desserts”, wow’ed the crowd with extra pizzazz due to her warm, witty and fun personality. The east wing held four more rooms packed full with vendors.

If the next generation doesn’t take a hankerin’ to quilt, then it will be a sad day on the farm. The lost art isn’t lost, yet though. Thanks to groups like the Brazos Valley Quilt Guild. A “Log Cabin Challenge” was issued to their members. The Guild’s quilts made this year were required to incorporate the log cabin pattern and were judged by Donna Mizer. First place ribbon for the hand quilted category was awarded to Lula Baty and second went to Geraldine Koenig. First place in machine quilted went to Jan Carver and second to Mary Huffman. And finally, first in the wall hangings went to Carol Dickson and second went to Susan Spake. Experts, for certain.

Another endangered trade is canning. Lorrie Coop demonstrated “Canning & Food Preservation” techniques twice that day. And something that IS popular with the younger generation is scrapbooking. Ronda Thompson put her skills to work for everyone interested in scrapbooking with Creative Memories Products. Mrs. Penny Kizer demonstrated a new measuring tool that would make any sewing job a breeze. And Trainham Ice’s Caroline Garcia was on task sharpening scissors.

Quilt viewers were given the opportunity to vote on the quilt they liked most…the Viewer’s Choice Award went to Judy Hubbard who entered a Pinwheel Quilt given as a retirement gift from Munday First United Methodist Church which was pieced by Mary Huffman, hemmed by Penny Kizer and custom quilted by Amanda Bibb. Her prize was a beautiful rocking chair donated by Lake Creek Beverage Store of Goree, Texas. Joni Smith of Erick, Oklahoma won this year’s Raffle Quilt donated by Geraldine Koenig, pieced by Susan Spake & Friends, quilted by Jo Heard.

And finally, Agape Tours brought a group of forty-four clients on a Mystery Trip to experience the Knox County Adventure Tour. They met at the Bank Building in Goree for coffee and donuts, spent hours at the Quilt & Food Show and then were off to tour Knox County. They saw the Cathedral in a Cotton Field, were impressed with the fruits of Keep Munday Beautiful, gawked at tractor art and wall murals, ducked under the ‘almost-none-like-it’ bridge while headed to tour the jail and museum, flew by The Narrows (our little Continental Divide) and finally roosted at Ranger Creek Ranch for a marvelous dinner joined by Wyman and Sylinda Meinzer, our state photographer. An Agape Tour traveler is seen here with her door prize, an autographed copy of his latest, "Under One Fence: The Waggoner Ranch Legacy"

Great day in the morning! Job well done to ALL who made an event like this HAPPEN! It just gets better with age. Thanks, thanks, thanks…

Thursday, January 5, 2012

In Loving Memory...

Vergue Mae Reagins, 77, died Wednesday, December 28, 2011 in Munday, Texas.
Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2011 at the Munday First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Goree Cemetery in Goree, Texas under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home in Munday, Texas.
Mrs. Reagins was born July 3, 1934 in Paris, Texas. She was a dietary cook, She married Johnny Garrett Reagins April 4, 1954 in Benjamin, Texas. Mr. Reagins died August 12, 2005.
Survivors: Five Sons: Frankie Lee Hearon of Plainview, Texas; Johnny and Mary Reagins of Levelland, Texas; Robert and Jennifer Reagins of Tyler, Texas; Virgil and Iris Reagins of Duncanville, Texas and Randy and Millicent Reagins of Duncanville, Texas; Five Daughters: Ann and George Hairston of New York, New York; Joyce and Billy Thomas of Houston, Texas; Isabelle Reagins of Goree, Texas; Cindy and Jamie Dews of Tyler, Texas and Cathy and Grady Weaver of Goree, Texas; Daughter-in-law: Sonja Allen ;Twenty two grandchildren and many, many great grandchildren.