Folks around the Bend woke up to another hard freeze Monday, but promise of warmer weather for a few days before another cold front comes in. Folks it is Winter! The folks up North certainly don’t have to be told that, as the temperature there is really low and has been for some time as they have had lots of snow and in some places still have more than their share of the white stuff. We can just be thankful that the white stuff has not been a problem for us in and around San Saba and we did get some moisture which is producing little green weeds of some sort.
The cool weather didn’t stop a group of people who met at the Bend Community Center to play games Tuesday. Eleven people enjoyed games of 42 and cards. Everyone is urged to attend every Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. to play their favorite game. Bring your favorite game and come out and enjoy the afternoon.
Mebbie Eckhoff reported that while burning some small piles of brush that out of hand when the wind came up. It was a calm morning and the burn ban had been lifted in Lampasas and Leon decided to burn the small piles of brush, which they did. The fires were just barely burning as most of the wood had burned and Leon decided to go to the house and rest for a while as did Mebbie. In the mean time the wind picked up and you guessed it, their pasture caught on fire. They called 911 which in turn called the fire departments in Lometa and Lampasas, but it seems they were all busy putting out fires else where in the county. They did finally come but the fire had jumped 580 and was still burning. To make a long story short the fires were put out without too much damage to either field.
Last weekend Robbie, Amy, Ethan and Ory Eckhoff of Sante Fe, Texas was in to visit and to help work on the sheep to get them ready for the San Angelo Stock Show where they will show their sheep.
Kerry Marley of Katy was in over the weekend visiting in the home of his parent Rufus and Tommye Cobern. Kerry is still working on restoring his Pontiac Ventura that he keeps at Bend. That has to be a labor of love, as he has been working on it for some time mostly on weekends.
Saturday a big birthday bash was held for Mary Jo Pike of Midland at her mobile home. Attending, was her daughter Cindy her husband Clint Parker, her sons’ Steven and is wife LaNell Dean, Danny and Davida and children from Midland, Fredia Pike of Fredericksburg, other relative’s Nancy, Jon Hicks and their grandson Michael of Alvarado, Doug, Kristi Messer and their children of Lampasas, Pete Henniger and his children of Lampasas, Jake Lackey and his boys of San Saba and from the Bend Chee Chee Brockman, Pennye Pierce, George and Toni Mayben, Patsy and R.J. Henniger, Jamie Houdyshell and her boys, William and Jane Clark. Everyone enjoyed hamburgers and a birthday cake.
Happy birthday greetings go out to Fannie Crawford who will celebrate a birthday January 28, to Dickie Eckhoff who will celebrate a birthday January 29, and to Vickie McDaniel whose birthday is January 30, Josh Shoemake and Brooklyn Harris whose birthday is February 1, to Amanda Morris who will celebrate a birthday February 2, and to Margie McDowell who will celebrate a birthday February 7.