Week before last the rains came leaving 6/10 inch of rain. There were reports of over an inch in other areas of the county. This past week the rain has been really good for the county. Some places received more than others, but who is complaining, it is rain and that is what was needed. As of late Sunday afternoon 1 ¾ inch of rain fell at Bend , no big run off just a good soaking rain.
Congratulations go out to R.J. and Patsy Henniger on the birth of a new grandson, John Harrington who weighed in at 8 pounds. His proud parents are Danny and Jill Harrington who reside in California . Patsy went out to be with the family and just barely made it before John arrived.
Jadon Mims, “honorary” grandson of Lesa and Hugo Preece, spent 3 days with them while his mother Malissa Mims was in training in Austin. The visit was enjoyed by all and Hugo and Lesa were kept very busy as it’s been a long time since they have had little feet to chase. Jadon’s mother, Malissa was named for Malissa Lemons.
Bill and Jo Price were in Midland September 3rd, attending the ARCO retiree dinner and while there visited with relatives.
Condolences go out to Bill Woodruff whose brother Don Woodruff passed away this past week. Don will be missed greatly by his family and many friends.
Labor Day brought many visitors out to the Bend. They were in all the fishing camps and the Bend State Park. It was the first three day weekend for the families that have children in school and it gave some a breather from getting back to school and the weather was good.
Last week Barbara Jones celebrated her birthday by spending the weekend with two of her friends, Brownie and Millie in Killeen. The ladies went out to eat and of course afterward had to do some shopping.
Dennis and Glenda Scroggins had their son and daughter-in-law Josh and Jen and their two boys visiting last week from Ft. Worth. Josh returned home and returned to retrieve his family this weekend. Glenda will be going in for surgery sometime this month. Keep her in your prayers.
Bernice Porter hasn’t been feeling well this past week. You know he is not well when he refused to go shuffle the dominoes. Rufus Cobern is back playing, but still weak. These two guys need to be in your prayers.
The Bend Community meeting will take place September 19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Sandwiches, chips, dips and ice cream will be served. Everyone is invited and asked to bring some of what is going to be served. A business meeting will be after the meal.
A belated happy birthday goes to Ashley Chalfant whose birthday was Saturday, September 12, to Allison Hendrick and Lloyd Henniger whose birthday was September 13, to Rebecca Dowdy and Robbie Eckhoff whose birthday was September14, to Megan Stewart and Monte Arms whose birthday was September 15 and to Chas Herd whose birthday was September 16.
Congratulations to Vernon and Loretta Lindsey who celebrated their anniversary September 13, to Leon and Mebbie Eckhoff who celebrated their anniversary September 14.
A happy birthday wish goes out to Janet Brister who will celebrate a birthday September 17, to Tommy Pulatie and LaFayne Porter who will celebrate a birthday September 19, to Patsy Hamrick whose birthday is September 21, to Sarah Lovejoy who will celebrate her birthday September 24.
Congratulations to Mo and Dean Brown who will celebrate their anniversary September 21.