In thinking about the too-many vehicle accidents we have witnessed over the last few weeks, please uphold our wonderful volunteer firefighters who serve and protect us in Grimes and Madison counties. And remember that they are volunteers, who put themselves at risk every day, so that we can travel to and from our homes and workplaces.
We mainly think about our wonderful volunteer neighbors as rushing out to quell a house or hayfield fire, but it seems that much of their time is actually consumed in responding to vehicle accidents and traffic control to aide and secure the rescue of those who may be trapped or in need of emergency medical aide, and to keep other traffic moving in a safe manner around the incident scene. Please look for ways you can help support their efforts, by making donations of funds and equipment, and by taking every opportunity to let them know that their work is not done in vain, that they are noticed, and that they are deeply appreciated.
•The Bedias Civic Club meets the first Thursday of each month at the Bedias Civic Center at 6 p.m. We offer an interesting program along with our usual community potluck. All area residents are invited and encouraged to participate in all Civic Club activities. Please visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/BediasCivicClub, for the latest updates.
•Thank you to all who joined us for our Second Sunday Christian Movie Night at the Rev. Henry Sanders’ church, Faith Outreach Christian Center, in Navasota a couple of weeks ago. Our June 10, Second Sunday film, will be “Champion.”
Everyone is invited and encouraged to join us for each of our wonderful Christian movie nights in our new home. You can find more information about Faith Outreach on their webpage, www.foccministries.com.
Please go to our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/BediasTexasChristianFilmFestival, or www.facebook.com/FOCC1976, for more information on our programs.
•Mackie Bobo-White asks us to put a plug in for the Bedias Library and Museum (www.facebook.com/BediasLibrary), we are going to have a summer reading program and we will continue to be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 12 noon to 5 p.m., during the summer. We would also love to have volunteers to work two-hour shifts once a week this summer. For questions, contact Mackie Bobo-White at (936) 355-0742.
•In going about our day-to-day lives, we sometimes forget about those of our neighbors who are residing in our local nursing homes, either for a short recuperation or perhaps for a longer stay. Please plan to take a few minutes, or a couple of hours, out of your busy day to pay a visit to our often-lonely friends and neighbors soon; and make it a habit to reach out in love and companionship to those who cannot get out and about in our community. Please, also encourage your pastor and fellow church members to visit with you in sharing the love of Christ in our community.
•Do you have a community or church event you would like included in our weekly column? We would love to share your news with our readers.
Happy birthday to Ray Curtis, Joshua Westbrook, Hank Hargrave, Wanda Moore, Sue Ellen Koop, Susan Warmuth, Hazel Weidman and Ann Worrell.
Happy anniversary to all those celebrating this week.
Congratulations to everyone else celebrating personal and family occasions. Drop us a note if you want to add someone to our birthday, anniversary or concerns list.
•Please take care when driving near schools and road construction and repair areas. Please uphold our brave law enforcement officers, volunteer fire fighters and other first responders, also, please remember the Mosley family on the loss of their two young children, the Richard and Audrey Allemore family on her recent passing and also, the J.D. Mallard family on his recent passing, Richard Taylor, Nicki Thomson, Lew Gears, George Newton, Aidan Fedor and Betty Darby in your hearts and prayers.
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