Well as everyone now knows the weather man was way off on his predicting that we would receive a good amount of rain, we did receive lots of lightening and thunder and only 2/10 inch of rain Saturday. Have to admit that some is better than none, but more was needed..The deer have been coming in and standing on their hind legs and eating the pecans off the lower limbs of the pecan trees. There is a huge crop of acorns, but only the goats seem to be feasting on those. It just goes to show who has the best taste buds. A lesson learned — do not stand under a live oak tree when there is a puff of wind, because the acorns come down like hail (not hell) and it smarts when they hit on the top of your head, even someone who is as hard headed as the writer.The home of Tommie and Jane Tinney was alive and well over the Labor Day holiday. The three grand children Brady, Nicholas and Erica Freeland from Grand Prairie was in. Jane reported that they hiked up the mountain, shot the 22, and then went to hunt dove and really had a good time. Guess Tommie is going to make hunters out all of them like their dad was.Jane Clark returned home Tuesday this past week after a trip up to Colorado. Her sister-law Carriewayne Keeney went up with her. They stopped in Portales and picked up Else Dean Shirley to also go with them. Jane reported that the weather was perfect and the trio toured around the area and was able to view the trees that had changed color. Some had already lost some of their leaves, but it was still pretty. They attended church at Gunnison and took side trips all over. On the way up she visited her son Boyd and his children, but he had a trial going on and they didn’t get to stop and visit on the way home.The Bend Community will hold its regular meeting on the third Saturday, October 20, at 6:30 P.M. A covered dish will be served and everyone is invited to attend the meeting. You are asked to bring a covered dish and/or dessert. The results of the fund raiser will be given and plans for the November meeting will be discussed.John Brooks was in Marlin last week speaking at the Farm Bureau and won $1000.00 Scholarship. He will be going to state in Waco and competing with 12 others for a scholarship of $4000.00. The top 6 of that competition will get to go to Washington, D.C. and John is hoping if he doesn’t get the scholarship he will at least get to go to Washington. Bend folks will be rooting for you John!Catherine Hicks is in the “Little Dribblers” playing basket ball for the Hornets. She played her second game in San Saba Saturday. They didn’t win but they have been practicing and expect to do better. Her grand parents Jim and Ora Beth Hicks, her Dad Jimmy, John and sister Ruby Amthor were there rooting for her team. They will be playing in San Saba every Saturday until November 10. Good luck Catherine!Tommie Cobern had visitors over the weekend. Jeff, Tanya Chalfant and daughter Ashley of Cedar Park spent the weekend and Kerry Marley was in over the weekend and will be staying on helping Tommie until Tuesday or Wednesday.Nancy Hicks of Alvarado was in over the weekend to attend the funeral of Nell Ayler Sunday. She spent the weekend with her sister Penny Pierce.Larry, Donna, Trent and Daniel Hensley of Midland came in Friday night and spent the weekend with Bill and Jo Price. They attended the White Reunion in Hamilton Saturday. Robert, Spring, Haley and William Price also attended the reunion. Lots of visiting and catching up since the last reunion and of course eating way too much food. Looking forward to next year at the same place and same time.Happy birthday goes out to Leon Eckhoff who will celebrate his birthday Saturday, October 20, Glenda Scroggins who will celebrate her birthday October 23. Congratulations go out to Bill and Jo Price who will celebrate their anniversary October 22.