Talk about lucky! Some of the residents around the Bend received 7/10 inch of rain one day this past week, while others didn’t even get as much as a sprinkle. Most of the rain and wind were on the southeast part from LaNell
Daniels place back south and east received the moisture. Everybody north and west of the river wasn’t so lucky.
If the drought wasn’t bad enough for people around the Bend, the wild hogs have been playing havoc with people who still have a few bales of hay left to feed their cattle. William Clark being one of the unlucky ones to have that very thing happen to him. It just seems like that there is no end to the suffering.
Saturday, August 6 a birthday party was held for Dillon Brister who is now eight years old. Friends of Michael and Gennifer came in from Oklahoma and spent the weekend at the Leaning Bluff Lodge. The couple couldn’t believe how different things looked, because the last time they were visiting the creek was up. Tommy and Becky Grant, Gary and Jennifer Grant and their son Tyler, stayed down on the river. Michael played tour guide, Gennifer took them horse riding and was the chief cook and bottle washer for the group. A
predator hunt for was held for a couple of nights. Everyone left looking forward to their next visit to the Bend.
Dillon and Dean Brister competed in the LRC Hi point in Lampasas this past weekend. Dillon placed third in the 7-10 year age group. Brother Dean placed fourth in the less than six age group. Dillon got a new rope can and calf ropes for his birthday, which he is already putting to good use. Both boys are starting their new school year through the Texas Tech University IDS. Dillon is in the 2nd and Dean in Kindergarten.
Charlene Reavis reported that Jerry has really been having a time of it. His problems all started Tuesday morning when he was taking his two cats to the vet for their shots. One of the cats for some unknown reason went berserk and started to scratch and bite him. Within a few minutes his right arm and hand began to swell. She took him to the ER room where they cleaned and dressed the wounds. He went home, but he got worse and was admitted to Rollins Brook hospital Wednesday and stayed until Saturday. He is at home but the bites and scratches are a long way from being healed. He is in need of prayer.
Charlene also reported that his sister Ramona Hemphill is undergoing chemo and radiation treatments for a lung cancer. She is also in need of prayer.
Jolene Lively found out she was just badly bruised from her fall with no broken bones. Which was good news.
Bernice Porter was out of the hospital and at the last report he was back at home. The family is in need of prayer.
The William Clark family members made one last trip to Colorado before school starts and of course to enjoy the really nice cool weather. Boyd Clark, Doug Messer family, and Jamie Houdyshell family went along with William and Jane. It was reported that the weather was nice but on the way
back home they ran into rain and a storm at Amarillo. It was too bad that they couldn’t have brought some of the rain with them.
Jerome and Shirley Meischen attended the Gatliff family reunion this weekend. It seems that this was the weekend for reunions. The Gatliff familyhad 97 members attending. The affair was catered by Jackie and Charlene Brister. Brenda Dawson did all the hard work getting it all together. The family held a silent auction to help pay for next years reunion.
The Henniger reunion was held Saturday in the Convention Center at San Saba with about 64 people attending. Lucille Underwood, Waymon Saul of Austin, Butch and Michelle Jones and their daughters’ Kody and Karley of Denton along with Sylvia Stinnett hosted the affair this year. It was reported that Lola Morris was the oldest member attending. An auction was held to pay for next year’s reunion.
Saturday night a going away bar-b-q dinner at the home of Jim and Edna Machen was served to friends and members of the Church of Christ for Bob Collins who will be going to California for additional schooling. Charlene Brister reported that she and Jackie had been busy helping the Graham family get moved and then they also catered the Gatliff reunion. Those two never let any grass grow under their feet.
Jim and OraBeth Hicks were in San Saba Saturday at the home of Ruby Hicks celebrating three birthdays.They were for Jimmy Hicks, Mary Hicks and Rodney
Hooten. The families had sandwiches and ice cream. The only bad news was that on the way home to Bend they hit a deer. That
will be one birthday celebration that won’t soon be forgotten. The good news is no one was injured, except the deer. They are still able to drive it and will be taken to Lampasas August 29 to be re -paired. The good news is
that Jim just got his pickup out of the shop so they will have
transportation until their car is repaired.
August 20 a going away party will be held for the Evans family who will soon be moving. If you need more information call Charlene at 628-3395.
Happy birthday greetings go out to Doug Messer who will celebrate his birthday August 19, to LaShonda Keen who will celebrate a birthday August 23, and Darrell Herd who will celebrate his birthday August 24.