The weather has been the main subject of conversation around the Bend. Thursday night the storm hit with lots of lightening and very high winds. There was over an inch of rain and lots of downed trees and broken limbs. Some people lost some very old huge pecan trees that had been around for years. There were several live oak trees that were also laid over.
Friday night was some more of the same, but not as much damage as the night before. Over an inch of rain was reported Friday in some places and less in other spots around the Bend. After the storms passed through, people were out getting fences back up that trees had fallen on.
Mebbie Eckhoff reported that she had seen a small funnel cloud near her place. A tornado may have been responsible for up rooting some of her big pecan trees. Across the road Jimmy Stinnett lost a couple of big pecan trees. Everyone was just thankful for the rain and that no one was injured.
Mebbie Eckhoff reported that Robbie, Amy, Ethan and Ory Eckhoff of Santa Fe were in over the weekend. They helped with removal of some of the trees that the storm had uprooted, then Amy and the boys went on to Hawley to spend some time with her parents. Mebbie reported that she and Leon had recently spent a weekend at Ruidoso where they enjoyed the horse races.
Sunday, June 21st is Father’s Day, must not forget that and will also be the first day of summer. This past week it has felt like summer had already arrived.
On Sunday, a welcome lunch was served at the Bend Methodist church for the new pastor Celia Ketchens. She presides over the Methodist church in Lometa as well as the Bend church. Members of the Lometa church attended the luncheon also.
Celia's family resides in Brady and she has a sister and family in California. She grew up in the small town of Marfa and coming to Bend and Lometa made her feel a lot like coming home.
Foy Gibson is seriously ill and is in need of prayers. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.
A correction for the Family Council of Eventide meeting. They will be meeting at the Rylander Memorial Library instead of the Housing Authority. The meeting will be June 27th, at 10:00 a.m. and everyone who has a family member or a friend in the nursing home is urged to attend.
The Bend Community meeting will be June 27th, at 6:30 p.m. with a covered dish supper. Everyone is urged to attend and bring a covered dish and/or dessert. There is to be an important business meeting.
It seems there is a person living in the Bend area who has a most interesting business. It is owned by Amy Vickers. She has the Del Jardin, which deals in natural beauty products for your health, beauty and peace of mind. Her products are for wholesale only and she is looking for some local shops to handle her products.
She already has customers in Austin, Fredericksburg, San Antonio and other places. If anyone has a retail store that would be interested in her products, she can be contacted by calling: 325-347-4709 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Some of the products she makes are lavender oat soap, goat milk and rose petal soap, bath salts, and honey.
A recent visitor in the home of Tommie and Jane Tinney was grandson, Jacob Freeland of Canyon Lake. While visiting he attended the First Baptist church vacation bible school.
Jane Clark reported that Doug and Kristi Messer flew to Las Vegas for a honeymoon that they never had. While there they enjoyed the different shows and sights that only Las Vegas has to offer.
Happy birthday greetings go out to Zachary Stokes who will be celebrating a birthday June 19th, to Colby Stokes who will celebrate a birthday June 20th, to Erin Henniger who will celebrate a birthday June 23rd.
Congratulations go out to Greg and Lavada McCoury who will celebrate an anniversary June 21st and to David and Autumn Edwards who will celebrate their anniversary June 23rd.