LaFayne Porter reported that her eleven year old great granddaughter Allison Hendrick is developing quite a following. She has been singing the Nation Anthem at the girls volley ball games in Lampasas and at an out of town game at Burnet. Wednesday on Veterans Day she sang at the grand opening at Kempner of the Veterans State Park. She received a medallion from the Sergeant Major who was in charge of the event. From the sound of things Ashley will be performing more and more around the country and is an up and coming young star. She may live in Lampasas County, but Bend claims her as one of their own.
Jane Clark is still having some medical problems, but is working on getting well so that she will be able to celebrate with her family Thanksgiving, Christmas and family reunion this next week. Everyone who knows Jane knows that a little thing like a medical problem or a bad back problem will not slow her down when she sets out to do something.
No new report on Glenda Scroggins except that she is still at home and improving a little bit everyday, but still has a long way to go. The family still needs your prayers.
You learn something just about everyday around the Bend and today is no exception. For all of you who have a computer you might be interested in checking out the website: badbobsbendstore.com, there are some very interesting characters shown sitting on the porch of the store. You will also see some more characters and some pictures of the results of hunting and fishing along the Colorado River. The warm weather has fooled some of the white bass as they seem to be biting. The cold front that moved in Sunday night may slow that down, but it is supposed to warm up again and should be nice by the time you read this.
Bill and Jo Price along with Harrison Hamer of the China Creek community attended an all day training session held at Belton for the Ombudsman program which they belong to. The luncheon was in celebration of Thanksgiving. Members came from Hamilton, Gatesville, Copperas Cove, Temple, San Saba, Hico, and Belton to attend the session. Everyone that attended contributed something for the luncheon and the Regional Ombudsman Margaret Matthews provided the turkey.
The Bend Community meeting will take place November 21, at 6:30 p.m. and the featured meal will be Mexican food. Everyone is welcome to attend and asked to bring their favorite dish and /or dessert. Be prepared to enjoy some delicious entrees, desserts and of course conversation.
Happy birthday goes out to Boyd Clark and Bill Arms who will be celebrating a birthday November 21, to Silas Clark whose birthday is November 22 and to Greg McCoury who will celebrate a birthday November 23.
Congratulations go out to Don and Eileen Portie who will celebrate an anniversary November 20.