I’m not one of those professional archers who shoot their bow year-round. I am a hunter who has to wipe the dust off of it during this time of year. I know this is the period where I have to begin shooting in order to feel comfortable in various hunting situations when deer season comes about. But it’s so hot right now. And because my wife is not too keen about me setting up an indoor range down the hall in my house, I am going to have to endure the August heat for a chance at October meat.
People used to come from miles around to watch me train my black lab Leroy. Not because he was so smart, it’s just nobody had ever seen a dog swim the back-stroke.
Like all labs, Leroy loved to fetch. He just happened to be deathly afraid of water! It was sure something to see when those two driving forces collided. If I’d of had any business sense I’d have charged people admission to watch him go. I’d have gotten richer than whoever owns that talking Gecko.
Special to the Citizen
Many people around the world recite a prayer asking for God’s kingdom to come, yet they have little idea of what they are asking for. In sharp contrast to the often conflicting, confusing and complicated explanations of that kingdom, Jehovah’s Witnesses promise a clear and refreshing approach to the topic at their 2011 “Let God’s Kingdom Come!” District Convention. The convention begins Friday and runs through Sunday at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center Arena, Gainesville.
n First UMC hosts epic summer bash
First United Methodist Church Chiefland will host the First Epic End of Summer Bash on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the community.
In addition to free food and drinks, there will be games, children's clothing tent (K-12), kids' fingerprinting and haircuts, Jumpy House and wet slide, games and more.
For more information, call 352-493-4627.
n Gospel music festival Aug. 5-6
WE SOAR, Inc./Gospel Fest Committee is inviting soloists, choirs, ensembles, instrumentalists, quartets, dance and mime ministries and Christian step teams to participate in the 10th Annual Williston Gospel Music Festival on Friday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m. –6.p.m. This event is a celebration and promotion of traditional, contemporary, rap, and southern style gospel music.