News from Matherville

Stephanie Surr/Correspondent

Hope all are enjoying the summer season.  I think it's just great that everyone has the opportunity this year to enjoy the water so much.  Not even the inconvenience of having to go to a pool, keeps people from that cool refreshing pleasure.  Merely stepping out your front, back, or side doors can give you all the water one wants most days.  Ah...rain.

I'm going to get to my beef before I go on to more pleasantries. Why is it that it is so difficult to find low sodium foods? I mistakenly purchased a name brand package of ground turkey last week. Five hundred and thirty milligrams of sodium. Don't even get me started on cottage cheese, my favorite.  I discovered that one brand did make a low sodium, but took it off the market.  Perhaps not as many people buy low sodium foods, but what about those of us that need to?  I can't find the low sodium in health food stores. Go figure that one.

If anyone has a means of locating low sodium foods, please...let us know. Give me a call with the information. We can get it out to the public. Great services.

Another beef. Matherville will be celebrating its 100th anniversary the first weekend in July. A parade will take place on Saturday, July 2. The event has grown. Not much is a band.

All area school bands had been notified of this need, but all turned down the chance to participate. Not during the school year was the reason. What about a community service? Or just the chance for the kids to get some time in honing their talents? A shame there is little community thoughtfulness any more.

As for Matherville's centennial, July 1st through the 3rd the town will host a multitude of activities throughout the day. Friday will start off the events with a beer tent, food vendors and a band. Vendors will be strewn through the downtown. The Little Store of Matherville will host a spot. Another will be near Cooters. A third will be in front of Krusteez where pizza by the slice will be among the foods sold.  Inside breakfast will be served from 8 in the morning and will consist of biscuits and gravy and breakfast pizza. The Dani Lynn Howe Band will perform at 8.

A History of Matherville will be available to see at the Eagles Hall starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday night. Pictorials and artifacts from the town will be on display.

Spend some time in Matherville that weekend. I'm sure someone not seen for some time will pop-up. Enjoy and have a good chat.

Saturday will bring on a 5K race starting at 8 a.m. A children's race will follow at 8:30 a.m. The parade will begin at 11 a.m.  at the Big League Ball diamond.  Myrna Rae's Studio will perform at the Old School Park at 1 p.m. From one to four children's activities will be held. Tug of war and Mud Volleyball will begin at 2 p.m.  A car show will be held at 4 p.m. The band Crossroads will perform at 8 p.m.

Sunday will see the Aledo Meat Market set up a vendor's booth with a variety of meats. At 12 there will be a baseball game at the Big ball diamond.  Again starting at 1 p.m. there will be kids' games. The band Jordon Daniels will perform from 4-8 p.m.  The Eagles will host hot dogs, brats, and burgers from 5-9 p.m.  

Fireworks will begin around 9 p.m. Find a spot near the lake and enjoy the reflections.