There were some areas of the county that was lucky enough to get some rain this past week, but not out at the Bend. There is some hope that rain will come this week. R.J. Henniger was at the town hall meeting which takes place at Bad Bob’s Bait Store and he reported that we were going to have a huge amount of rain this week and it was going to be so much that the river would flood everyone that lives near the river. Everyone agrees that rain is needed but not in the amount that R. J. is talking about. When R.J.speaks, people listen.
A new winery will soon be in the Bend area if everything goes okay with the permit they have submitted in Lampasas. Sally and Stephen Baxter have applied for a permit to open a winery. Bend will have Alamosa Wine Cellar on the San Saba side and one on the Lampasas side if everything goes as planned.
Raymond Hicks is reported to be doing very well. At last report LaNell Daniels is still recovering at home but it is a slow process. She didn’t have pneumonia, but infected bronchitis which was worse than a case of pneumonia. Charlene Brister reported that all the Brister’s that were reported to be ailing last week are doing well at this time.
Jackie and Charlene fried 250 pounds of catfish in San Saba Sunday to benefit the Volunteer Fire Department. There was a big turn out for the event. There was just enough fish left over for a small bag of fish, which means nearly all the 250 pounds of fish fed lots of people that turned out for the event.
The Brister family reunion is already beginning to take shape as some of the family from out of state arrived Monday and others are expected to arrive this week. It will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Brister home place on Rough Creek.
Marsha Hardy emailed that on July 10, approximately 200 homes will be called upon to answer questions related to preparedness, health behavior, work and leisure activities, food choices, and health communication issues. This information will be used to strengthen existing programs and to develop new programs to ensure health and preparedness for the residents of San Saba County.
The surveyors will be wearing uniforms, much like fatigues worn by the members of the military. Take fifteen minutes of your time to talk to the surveyor if they should call on you. Your feedback will be used at many levels to strengthen existing programs or develop new programs in the
county. They will not be asking for personal information such as your name, social security number or household income.
Happy birthday greetings go out to Jill Henniger and Lester LeMaster who will celebrate a birthday Friday, July 2, to Gladys Brister and Thomas Brister who will celebrate a birthday Tuesday, July 6, to Barbara Bourke and
Tommie Tinney who will celebrate a birthday Thursday, July 8.
Congratulations go out to Jerry and Charlene Reavis who will celebrate their anniversary July 7.
Everyone is asked to take care over the fourth of July and enjoy the public fire works displays that will be taking place and not start fires with fireworks in the county as the country side is really dry.