Warm Spring weather is now with us once again. Some wind, but nothing you couldn’t live with, after all it is March. More and more fruit trees are
beginning to bloom, just hope a late Easter freeze won’t come along and kill the fruit.
If the weather reports are correct there will be some rain later on this week, which of course we can always use.
The Bend community lost one of their oldest and dearest person this past Wednesday when Lola Morris pasted away. She was a friend to everyone and was
full of history of this area and was also a great cook. She loved cooking for people and enjoyed having coffee and cookies with visitors. She was buried at the Sands Cemetery Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. beside her husband
Lamar. She will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends.
Prayers are needed for Jane Tinney’s daughter-in-law Melinda Freeland of Canyon who has breast cancer.
Charlene Brister is recovering from the leg surgery she recently had.
Tommie Tinney reported that a young Lacy dog showed up at his place and if anyone has lost one call Tommie at 628-3551. She is in good shape and he feels sure someone is looking for her.
The Bend community meeting went off as scheduled Saturday in spite of the competition at the bottom of the hill. The two girls sang their hearts out and the third girl wasn’t able to come because of sickness. After the singing everyone including the guest who came with the girls enjoyed the
meal. Next month KayLynn will be bringing a gentleman out who sings Elvis Presley’s songs. He will not be imitating Elvis, just sings his songs. His name is Wayne Harris who is a retired Chaplin.
Jo Price received a surprise visit from her brother Jerry Don and his wife Neal who came from Denison to be with her on her birthday. Another brother Larry Max and his wife Donna and two boys Daniel and Trent came from Midland to help celebrate the event. The cake was large, but everyone was afraid to light candles for fear the house would burn down. Gage’s Bar-B-Q was served for the birthday supper and Larry cooked steaks for everyone Friday night. Everyone went back to their homes Saturday morning.
William and Jane Clark made it back from their trip to their place in Colorado in one piece. William wasn’t wearing any kind of brace or sling, so it was apparent that either he didn’t ski, or if he did there was no accident.
Laura Beth Hicks started celebrating her 12th birthday Friday night with a dinner of Frogmore Stew. Those in attendance were grandparents Raymond and
Lewvon Hicks, her parents Bobby, Debbie Hicks, Uncle Jim and Aunt Orabeth Hicks, Mary and Catherine Anne Hicks, John Brooks, Pat and Bonnie Millican.
She received several nice and interesting gifts.
On Saturday Bobby Hicks took Laura and Catherine to explore the Gorman Caves at the Colorado State Park. Laura and Catherine explained to their
grandparents Raymond and Lewvon that they should not schedule a tour because
they wouldn’t be able to crawl through the caves. Boy! How does that grab you? When young kids decide you are too old to cut the mustard, but I am sure they were just thinking of you not wanting to get your clothes dirty.
Sunday, March 17, Saint Patrick’s Day was really Laura’s real birthday. She was honored with a party at the Bend United Methodist church and received gifts and cards and of course everyone enjoyed lots of good food. That afternoon she celebrated her birthday with grandparents’ Joe and Ruthy Witten-berg of Lometa. Whew! What will her 13th birthday parties be? Stay tuned and next year we will all find out.
Happy birthday greetings go out to Autumn Edwards whose birthday is March 22, to Justin McCoury who will celebrate a birthday March 24, to Nolan Hicks who will celebrate a birthday March 27.
Congratulations go out to Jim and Edna Machen who will celebrate an anniversary March 25, and to Dennis and Glenda Scroggins who will celebrate
their anniversary March 27.