Woke up Sunday to a very cool morning. There was ice on the bird bath and ice on the windshield of the car. The afternoon turned off to be very pleasant, but the entire week will be cooler than usual. It is the middle of November so what can you expect, and Turkey day is just around the corner. The deer hunters are happy about the weather, so why shouldn’t we?
The news comes in from all sorts of different ways of the goings on around the Bend. Sometimes it is presented in person and that is exactly what happened Saturday night at the Bend Community meeting. A certain gentleman whose first name and last names start with a “G” and was raised at Bend and attended Texas Tech at Lubbock had his feelings hurt because of all the attention that has been paid to UT and their football team in the Bend news.
It wasn’t enough for him that Tech beat UT, it seems that there should have been more said about Texas Tech. The reports of the UT football are not so much about the University as it is about a grandparent who is very proud of their grandson who is a freshman and playing on the football team.
If G. G. had a son playing on the Tech team, the same reports would be written about that too. When told he could report anything he wanted to about his school his reply was “I don’t care to have anyone know what I am doing.” Case closed.
Speaking of UT, it was reported that Blake Gideon was thought to have suffered from a brain concussion in the game with Kansas Saturday. Sunday it was reported that after checking him out in the hospital he was just fine, much to the relief of his family. The UT team beat Kansas soundly Saturday.
The Bend Community meeting went off as scheduled Saturday night. The hostesses were Jane Clark, Charlene Brister and Vicky McWilliams. The entertainment was gospel music singing by the men from the Lampasas Church of Christ and was enjoyed by everyone. The food was wonderful also.
Autumn Brown was out visiting her parents and attended the community meeting with her mother Sylvia Stinnett.
The Bad Bob’s store is going to have new hours. Beginning November 25 the store will not be open Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. On February 1, the store will be open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. in time for the white bass. All the coffee drinkers will have to find a new place to sit and chew the fat or whatever it is that goes on. As we all know, men do not gossip!
Sunday a birthday celebration was held at the home of Jim and OraBeth Hicks for Elaina Hooten of Llano. Lewann Turner, Ruby Hicks of San Saba and Jimma Hicks of San Marcos and Jimmy Hicks of Bend were in attendance to help celebrate the birthday.
OraBeth reported that Mary and Catherine Ann Hicks, John Brooks, and Pat McGarry of Lometa were in Missouri visiting Robert Brooks Friday and returned home Sunday.
Half of Bend was in Lometa to attend the steak supper and play Saturday night according to OraBeth. The play and the meal were enjoyed by everyone that was there.
Happy birthday greetings go out to Boyd Clark and Bill Arms whose birthdays are November 21, to Silas Clark whose birthday is November 22, and to Greg McCoury who will celebrate a birthday November 23.
Since Thanksgiving will be on Thursday, November 27, some of you will not get your paper until November 28 (mail delivery). Just remember to have a happy safe day and try not to over eat all the goodies and be thankful for all that we have.