It looks like the rain and cold weather is here to stay for a little while longer. An additional inch of rain fell this past week and Sunday light drizzle fell off and on. Monday the rain came down once again with the promise of more rain and possible sleet. Watching the snow that came down in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. on TV this weekend makes you appreciate the weather we are experiencing here in Texas. It just goes to show if you look around, there is always someone somewhere worse off than you.
A Bend community resident, Doris Newberry passed away at her home Friday, February 5. Her funeral was held in Comanche, Wednesday, February 10. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family.
Brady, Nicholas and Erica Freeland of Grand Prairie were visitors in the home of grandparents Tommie and Jane Tinney over the weekend while their parents, Donnie and Mindy Freeland, were in Kentucky.
Rufus Cobern reported at church that Bernice Porter was some better and was able to take a couple of steps, but still has a way to go. LaFayne Porter was to have surgery this week as is her granddaughter, Stacey Hendrick. The family needs to be kept in your prayers.
Kerry Marley of Katy was in visiting parents, Rufus and Tommye Cobern this weekend.
Last December Kristi Messer was named as the Burnet Middle School teacher of the year. Saturday, February 6, she was awarded the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Educator of the year at a banquet hosted by the Burnet Chamber of Commerce. She was presented with a framed article relating all the things that she had accomplished with her students.
Sunday after church, lunch was provided for members of the Church of Christ and family in the home of William and Jane Clark. Attending was Doug, Kristi, Jordan, and Jaylee Messer of Lampasas; Jamie, Andrew and A.J. Houdyshell; Toni Mayben, and Chee Chee Brockman, Thomas and Sheila Smithhart; B.F. and Ginger Underwood; and LaNell Daniels of Bend; Bob Collins of Temple; Frank and Janice Edwards of Lampasas; Stan and Shirley Skinner of Tyler, who preached the sermon.
Sunday is Valentine’s Day so be sure and get something special for your loved one.
Charlene Brister called in to report that she, along with OraBeth Hicks and Lewvon Hicks, were to be the hostess at the Bend Community Center meeting February 20, at 6:30 p.m. The supper will consist of Mexican food. Everyone is welcome and asked to bring their favorite Mexican dish and/or a dessert to share with everyone.
Happy birthday greetings go out to Toni Mayben who will celebrate a birthday February 13, and to Sammy Johnson who will celebrate a birthday February 16.