Columns/Opinions

Wed
23
Dec

Christmas on the Farm

By Gene Hall

It’s always a mistake to paint a mythological picture of farm life. The Norman Rockwell image never really existed. However, there are pieces of my childhood on the farm that my children never experienced, nor will my now three-month-old granddaughter. Christmas is one of those times.

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Wed
23
Dec

The Bend News

By Jo Price

This Christmas you may have to dig out the Sun Screen instead of fur coats, gloves and such, as the weather man predicts weather in the 70’s. Santa may have to deliver toys and stuff by pickup this year. There is a chance of rain after Christmas and should cool off for a day or two. 

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Thu
17
Dec

I’m (Not) Dreaming of a White Christmas

By Cathy Ledbetter

Today I was talking to someone and he mentioned what a beautiful day it was, sunny and mild enough not to need a jacket. Then he said, “But I sure hope it cools off for Christmas! This weather just wouldn’t be right for Christmas!” Then he wondered aloud what all those people in the Southern Hemisphere do because Christmas is in the Summer there.

 

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Thu
17
Dec

The Bend News

By Jo Price

Sunday morning the wind blew in with gusto and the rain did come down leaving just a little over an inch. The weather was really nice for the rest of the day after the sun came out. Looks like we may be in for some cooler weather this week, but hey it is December you know. Jo Price would like to express her thanks to everyone who sent cards, flowers, prayed, brought food and visited after her knee surgery. It seems to be a slow process, but each day is better.

 

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Wed
09
Dec

Brother Jacob livens things up with “No Shoes”Church

In 1999, Reverend Billy Joe Raymond was universally recognized as the fieriest preacher in Lennox Valley, with good reason. Not a Sunday, or Wednesday night for that matter, passed at First Baptist Church without an altar call and at least two re-dedications by souls who had wondered astray, ultimately finding their way home during a latter verse of “I Surrender All.

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Wed
09
Dec

The Bend News

By Jo Price

No rain last week and the weather has been very pleasant and should be warmer this next week. Everyone should be taking advantage of the nice weather to do some of their Christmas shopping.

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Wed
02
Dec

No meeting for San Saba Lodge in December

by Lodge Secretary
 
There will be no stated meeting for San Saba Lodge on Saturday, December 8th. This is due to the Grand Lodge of Texas being in annual communication. The annual Grand Communication will take place in Waco on December 3rd, 4th, & 5th. Representing San Saba Lodge No. 612 will be the Junior Warden, Senior Warden and Secretary.
 

 

Wed
02
Dec

Pierian Study Club hosts speaker Tommie Worth Wood

By Lynn McHenry
 
The Pierian Study Club held its November meeting in the home of Patty Shaw which was beautifully decorated with fall themed floral arrangements. The telephone Committee, comprised of Joycelyn McRorey, Celia Bell, Sandy Kuykendall and Patricia Warren, chair, served members an espresso bean cheesecake with a caramel sauce, roasted pecans, grapes, pecan coffee and sparkling lemon water.
 

 

Wed
25
Nov

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley

The home of my childhood rests snugly between two lakes with names descended from ancient Native Americans. It’s been a while since I’ve had a mailing address in “The Valley” and through the years a lot of things have changed. In 1993, a traffic light was installed at the town’s main intersection, Bearden’s Corner.

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Wed
18
Nov

Dear Editor

Recently the postmaster of our local San Saba post office distributed a circular to the people in town, who have been receiving door to door mail, that they would have to install a rural type mailbox at the curb of their residence. Patrons were given a deadline of October 31, 2015 to accomplish this action or obtain a PO Box, otherwise, they would no longer receive mail at their residence after that time.  

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