Slight showers fell around the community Saturday. It freshened the air and that was about all, not nearly enough to brag about. We will still have to pray that it will rain before too much longer.
Congratulations go out to Wes and Brandi Harris on the birth of a baby girl named River born September 1.
Jackie and Charlene Brister along with Dr. Marilyn, Carl Adams, Joe and Elizabeth-Tamez Jr. was in Stroud, Oklahoma week before last to attend Ashton Poole’s wedding. Charlene reported that she was a beautiful bride. Grandmother Cindy Prater made the beautiful wedding cake.
Leon and Mebbie Eckhoff had a busy weekend and an even busier Monday.
Saturday Robbie, Amy Eckhoff and boys Ethan and Ory came in to help with the sheep. Sunday Leon and Amy had to get back to Santa Fe so that Amy could be at work. The boys stayed behind to help Mebbie with the sheep. The shearers came in early Monday and sheared the sheep and that afternoon Robbie loaded up the sheep and he and the boys drove to Santa Fe. Leon had
injured his hip while working near Houston and had to see a chiropractor Saturday in Goldthwaite to get treatment for a pinched nerve. It was some better when he left for Houston area.
The Bend Community meeting went off as scheduled. The meal was wonderful as always and everyone had more than enough to eat. The upcoming fish fry was discussed and the date was set for October 22. Jane Clark will have the children’s carnival games again this year. She is asking everyone to contribute items for the wheel of fortune, the go fishing and the grab box.Ladies in the community will supply the door prizes and of course the cakes as will others who wish to do so. The price of the plates will remain the same as last year. Adult $10 and child 12 and under $5.00.
Pat and Bonnie Millican were delighted to have a visit last week from Pat Fitzgerald, of St. George, Utah. Two years ago, Mrs. Fitzgerald had rented their bed and breakfast for two months (Dec. and January) They have kept up through emails over the months since then. She had to drive to Austin to pick up her new van from a company there, then turn around and drive back to Utah as she is badly in need of hip replacement surgery. Quite an adventurer! They had a couple of hours to catch up on all the news and then she was off again. She did take time to stop and visit for a few minutes with Bob Fullerton at Bad Bobs Store on her way out of Bend.
Happy birthday goes out to Sara Lovejoy who will be celebrating a birthday September 24, to Jerome Meischen who will celebrate a birthday September 25,
to Pam Henniger who will celebrate a birthday September 28, to Jamie Houdyshell and Pat Millican who will celebrate a birthday September 29.
Congratulations go out to Tommy and Clovia Ketchum who will be celebrating an anniversary September 27.