Everyone made it through Halloween with no mishaps around the Bend and the weather was good for all trick or treaters.
The sad news is about UT losing the football to Texas Tech in Lubbock Saturday. It was a good game and a close game. Jerome and Shirley Meischen are still proud of their grandson Blake Gideon and will still be cheering the team on at their next game.
Jane Clark reported that Jamie, Andrew and A.J. Houdyshell went to Lampasas where they joined Doug, Kristi, Jordan and Jaylee Messer all dressed in their costumes and went out to trick or treat.
The deer hunters have arrived and from early reports they are getting their deer. Calvin and Peggy Henniger of Pasadena were in and Calvin got a deer early in the day and was going back out to try for another deer late that afternoon.
Emerson, Gladys Brister and two of their sons Walter, Thomas and his son Hunter of Hutto were in over the weekend hunting on the old Brister home place at Rough Creek. No report on their success.
R. J. Henniger’s grandson Nicholas Henniger of Lampasas went hunting last weekend and got a big eight point buck. Congratulations Nicholas!
Bobby Clark is reported to having therapy twice a week and is already back on the job in Abilene even though still on crutches. Where there is a will there is always a way!
George, Toni Mayben along with Tim, Chee Chee Brockman attended the car races at Fort Worth this past weekend.
Friday Jack and LaNell Daniels were in San Angelo where Jack had blood work done and had his eyes checked.
Mebbie Eckhoff reported that her son and daughter-in-law Donnie and Rachel of Cedar Park recently spent five days in New York City. While there they enjoyed seeing a play, going to Central Park, riding the ferry to the Statue of Liberty, visited ground zero and walked across the Brooklyn bridge. They ate at a restaurant that a friend of theirs had helped to design, the same friend who is a chef and baked their wedding cake. The friend had another event and couldn’t be with Donnie and Rachel, but did make the reservation for them at the restaurant. It was an exciting time for both of them.
Mebbie also reported the birth of a great-niece. Her sister Debbie January’s son Joel and his wife Denise of Katy gave birth to a baby girl the 18 of October, her name is Abigail Leigh January, she weighed in at 7 pounds and 14 ounces.
Jolene Lively is the great-grandmother.
Barbara Jones was in Mesquite this past week visiting family members. It is so seldom that she gets to be there that it makes you wonder if by her being there caused the earth to shake rattle and roll, as it was reported that a couple of earth quakes happened this past week in that area.
Jimmy and Sylvia Stinnett went to Waxahache to pick up their grandson Gunner who will be spending a week with them. His parents Garrison and Brooke will come to pick him up this weekend.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Bernice Porter who will be celebrating a birthday November 7, to Patsy Henniger who will celebrate her birthday November 8, and to Tammy Fullerton whose birthday is November 9.