There is about as much news as there has been rain in Bend this past week. It seems that everyone is being very quiet, which may be a good thing. All the folks who showed up after Ike has returned home and things have returned to normal.
It was reported last week that Calvin and Peggy Henniger was to spend some time in Bend until the electric was back on, but they had a change of plans and decided to stay in Pasadena.
Danny Clark received some pictures of his place in Galveston which showed he still has a repairable place. Some water damage and maybe some roof repairs, which is much better than most of the other homes there.
The massive clean up is in high gear there, but it will be a long time before it is all back to normal.
Barbara Jones reported that her son, Cary, and Rhonda Kaiser were married Monday in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The couple will be staying in a special place for newlyweds called the “Tree House.” A horse drawn carriage will take the couple through downtown and back to enjoy a candle light champagne dinner with rose petals scattered around at the Tree House.
They are already planning to return on their anniversary next year. Hear some say that marriage is for the birds, but do believe this is the first time ever hearing about staying in a Tree House, which is about as close to being with the birds as you can get. All kidding aside, it does sound like a beautiful place to tie the knot.
Glenda Scroggins will be going in for surgery Tuesday at Scott and White in Temple to remove a spot on her lung. Please put she and her family on your prayer list.
The Bend Community meeting went off as scheduled Saturday night. The hostesses were Malissa Lemons and Barbara Jones. The details for the upcoming fundraiser were discussed. Jackie Brister will be frying the fish and the ladies in the community will be furnishing the cakes for the dessert table and the cake auction as well.
Five Crowns was played by some after the business meeting. Barbara Jones was the big winner.
Everyone mark your calendar for Saturday, October 18, as that is when the annual Bend Community fish fry, cake auction and the silent auction items will take place. The tickets will be $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 years old and under.
Frank Wakeman brought his mother, Louise Barefoot, from Lampasas out to attend the Bend Community meeting Saturday. It was good to see Frank and Louise out and about.
Elo Henniger was not up to playing dominoes Sunday afternoon as he wasn’t feeling very well, but said he would be up to it next Sunday.
Stephen, Denita, J. D. and Lori Bynum of Lampasas was in Bend Sunday where Stephen preached at the Bend Church of Christ. Afterward they had lunch at the home of William and Jane Clark along with family members Jamie, Andrew and A.J. Houdyshell and Toni Mayben.
Happy birthday goes to Loretta Bascom who will celebrate a birthday September 27, to Pam Henniger who will celebrate a birthday September 28, to Jamie Houdyshell who will celebrate a birthday September 29.
Congratulations go out to Tommy and Clovia Ketchum who will be celebrating an anniversary September 27.