Some people were lucky enough to receive rain this past week. There were reports of seven tenths and more reported on the west side of the Colorado river and on the east side in some places as little as two tenths. We still need an overall general rain instead of the spotty showers that are happening.
Jerome and Shirley Meischen were glued to their TV set Saturday to watch their grandson Blake Gideon and the Longhorns play Texas Tech. Shirley is not able to make the long walk to the stadium to watch the game, but other members of her family were there to root for her and see the Longhorns defeat Tech 24-10. It was pay back time for the Longhorns.
The Bend Community meeting went off as scheduled Saturday night and the plans were made for the upcoming fund raiser in October. Jackie Brister will be frying the fish and Howard Rockafellow will be auctioning off the cakes.
Jim, Patty Caughman with their son Thomas and his girlfriend Elaina Pina of Houston was in over the weekend visiting Bill and Jo Price. Saturday they were in Dublin to go to the Dr. Pepper plant and other sites.
Dennis Scroggins reported that Glenda was coming home from Scott & White and will be recuperating at home.
Clay Spivey will be the new mail relief carrier for Jane Tinney when she wants some time off and so far he says that he is liking it just fine. You may not be getting your mail as early as when Jane runs it, but Clay says "you will get it".
Winnie Lou McCoury reported that her granddaughter Rebecca Dowdy was told by her doctor to resume her regular activities. She will be going in for more tests this next week, but so far she has been doing okay. Which was good news for her family.
Junior Anderson passed away this past week. Memorial services will be scheduled in Lubbock. He was raised at the Bend and was related to the Marley’s. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Kerry Marley is on vacation and will be spending this week at the home of his parents’ Rufus and Tommye Cobern. Rusty Cobern of Austin was in Friday to check out his deer blinds. He returned home Saturday.
Happy birthday greetings go out to Sara Lovejoy whose birthday is September 24, to Jerome Meischen who will celebrate his birthday September 25, to Pam Henniger who will celebrate her birthday September 28 and Jamie Houdyshell whose birthday is September 29. Congratulations go out to Tommy and Clovia Ketchum who will be celebrating their anniversary September 27.
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