FTP: Sausage Fest Success

Bill Hancock
Runnels County Register
Gary Karschner is the pastor at Miles First United Methodist Church

Sunday was a great day in Miles as the Methodist Church held its annual Sausage Festival.

The weather was perfect as was the food offered to the folks driving up to get their meals. The members of the church rose to the occasion and worked hard and fast to get the food prepared and served to the waiting masses. I offer my apologies if the attendees had to wait very long before receiving their meals. I heard we messed up the traffic in downtown Miles for a few hours. Again, I offer my apologies.

Let me extend my deepest and sincerest thanks to all the folks who took the time to drive to Miles to get their lunch. I think the people traveling the farthest to pick up a meal were from Abilene.

To my knowledge the largest take-out order was for seventeen plates. That may have been a record order. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our event. I would be remiss if I did not thank the restaurant operators in Miles who closed their restaurants to support our festival. Thank you for your generous gesture.

Channel change. Because of technical difficulties, last Saturday evening I had to record my KCSA, ‘Miles Circuit Rider’. It was cutting it close for the Sunday morning broadcast.  Someone at the Cactus Hotel, where the station is located, killed all the breakers on the floor where the station is located. Kathy, the manager of KCSA Radio, lost equipment, data and files. Think of having to reboot your computer. Well do that several times over at the radio station and then you will see how much work is needed to get KCSA back on track. The engineer was there Sunday morning working to get things operating again. I see some new equipment on the horizon. To all those folks who listen to the ‘Circuit Rider’ and have heard some unusual things happening on the program, this is all a result of operating on older equipment, and now the power going down stretched it to its limit. Several pieces of important information are floating in the electronic never never land. Things will get better.

Random thoughts…. I give thanks for all the rain we have had. Remember to show respect for the flag during the playing of our national anthem at the game Friday night. I encourage you to call a friend you have lost contact with over the years. The call saying they have passed puts a tremendous amount of guilt on you for not having called them when they were alive. I speak from experience. Be Well, Gary K