The weather has been more like Spring than Fall. Cool early in the morning and warm days, just right for some folks. The time change has some still running on the old time. It is really hard on the body to get used to the change. The computers are about the only thing that doesn’t seem to have a problem. The state of Arizona has the right idea as they don’t hold with changing the time. Just set it and leave it alone! The deer are up and about and of course the hunters are also up and about. More hunters that have jobs will be here around Thanksgiving for the long holiday. It makes a perfect time for them to take off and get in some hunting and visit with friends and relatives. The deer seem to be in really good shape this year, so there should be some nice bucks for the hunters.There was a tragic accident Sunday afternoon east of Bend on 580. A long time resident of Bend, Sara Lovejoy was killed in a one car rollover accident. She was headed toward Lampasas when the accident happened. Her car went in the ditch went back across the pavement and her car went air borne breaking only the top wire on the fence at Dickie Eckhoff’s ranch and landed on the other side of his fence, she was pronounced dead at the scene. The highway patrol was investigating the accident.A late message was received from Bonnie Millican concerning the wedding of Pastor Celia Kitchens in Lockhart. There were 14 members of the Methodist church from Bend and three from Lometa who attended the wedding in support of her. Celia was glowing as all brides should be and Matt was handsome and beaming. Sunday Bill Hulgan filled the pulpit in her absence and did a nice job. She was back in the pulpit this past Sunday.Bonnie reported that she and Pat took the precaution of wrapping their late tomatoes and pepper plants to give them a few more days, which as it turns out is working well as the weather has been very nice. She reported that Pat has been getting a few pecans of the trees in their yard, which makes it seems more like fall.Shirley Meischen reported that she and Jerome had a good weekend. It was the first time that no hunting took place and no one had a doctor’s appointment last week. She also reported on the status of their grandson Blake Gideon who has signed with the Denver Broncos, but hasn’t played yet, but he is on their payroll which is a big help. Money is always a help to anyone.Congratulations go out to Blake.Jane Clark reported that Bobby Clark of Round Rock came in over the weekend and killed a nine-point buck. Emerson Brister and his son Thomas were in and they both got an eight-point buck.Gennifer Brister is alive and well. She has not reported any news for some time, but now she has a lot to report on. It seems Dillon Brister participated in a sheep and goat stock show workshop Saturday in Lampasas at the show barn. He will be showing both sheep and goats in his first year in 4H. Se reported that both son’s Dillon and Dean along with nephew Tyler Grant, his mother and Becky Grant visited the Sweetberry Farms in Marble Falls for a day recently. They had a great time; they went through a corn maze, got their faces painted and jumped on a bunch of inflated things. Taylor returned to Bend with Gennifer and boy. He shot two eight-point bucks during the youth’s deer season. He shot and thought he had missed and was walking out to the area to look around and looked up and there was another buck, which he shot and while tracking it he found the first buck. Needless to say he was thrilled after hunting for 12 years without getting a deer and then getting two on the same day.. His dad Guy Grant and uncle Michael Brister dressed out the deer for him. His Christmas present will be one of his deers mounted. What a trophy! Dillon and Dean spent their Halloween night trick or treating in Lampasas along with their mother who was dressed up as a box of candy, Dillon dressed up as a slice of pizza and Dean a hamburger. Food must have been on all their minds that night. Michael refused to wear a costume, but did agree to be their driver for the night. It was reported that they had a good time and got lots of candy. Larry Max Hensley came in from Midland last Wednesday to visit with the Price family and assist with getting a new water well up and going. It seems the old well just wasn’t putting out enough water and a new well had to be drilled and happy to report that it is a good well and there is plenty of water. Robert Price helped out on the weekend to get it going. It is no fun when you run out of precious water, but thankfully there is not a shortage now.The Bend Community meeting will be Saturday, November 17, at 6:30 P.M. The meal served will be Mexican food. The entertainment will be the Paustive group of Goldthwaite. Everyone is invited to attend and asked to bring your favorite Mexican food and /or dessert. Come and be prepared to be entertained.Happy birthday greetings go out to Becky Grant whose birthday was Monday, November 5, to Jack Daniels whose birthday was November 6 and to Patsy Henniger whose birthday is Thursday 8, to Tanny Fullerton, to Mason Harris who will celebrate a birthday Saturday, November 10, A. J. Houdyshell who will celebrate his birthday November 14.Congratulations go out to Doug and Kristi Messer who will celebrate their anniversary November 6.