• Monday, Oct. 22 was the first day of early voting. Friday, Nov. 2, is the last day of early voting. Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Election Day.
Tuesday, Oct. 30, is the last day to apply for a ballot by mail.
• The Bedias Women’s Club will hold officer elections tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 25.
• Karen Shiver said 22 children and 13 adults came to the Bedias Museum and Library’s third Birthday Party celebration. The kids decorated cupcakes, and everyone sang Happy Birthday.
• Saturday, Oct. 27, the Bedias Museum and Library will hold its third annual Chili Cook-off. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children.
The library opens at 10 a.m. and chili should be ready by then for folks to start eating and vote for their favorite.
Children are also invited to wear their Halloween costumes for our first annual Costume Contest. If you don't have a costume, visit our costume box and join the fun.
Donations help us keep the doors open.
Chili Cook-off teams will set up at 7:30 a.m. and the organizing team is challenging all Bedias area businesses and organizations to enter teams. Contact Janet Green to register your Chili Cook-off team, with a $25 entry fee, at 936-395-1010.
Funds raised at the Chili Cook-off supports the library and museum by helping to pay for utilities, insurance and upkeep.
We will have Arts and Crafts for children all day during the Chili Cook-off. Visit the library between now and Oct. 27 and when you check out items from the Library collection, you can enter your name to win a free ticket to the Chili Cook-off.
Join us and “discover new ways to express yourself!” For general library information, call 936-395-2658.
• Support the Saturday, Oct. 27, Shiro fundraiser for the Bedias Food Pantry, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• The Bedias, Texas, Christian Film Festival, at Bedias UMC, continues with our November film “Encounter—Paradise Lost,” featuring Bruce Marchiano, on Friday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m.
Bruce will be speaking to us, in person, on Sunday, Nov. 18, during the film showing. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see a great film and to meet an important actor and film producer in the Christian film industry. The festival is open to the entire community. Come see what everyone is talking about.
Visit www.facebook.com/BediasTexasChristianFilmFestival for more details about movie listings and previews. Visit us at 6 p.m., on the second Friday, and at 1 p.m., on the third Sunday.
• Donations for the 2012 Toys For Tots will be accepted at the Pit Stop Café in Bedias now through Dec. 1. New, unwrapped toys or monetary donations will help put a smile on many kids’ faces on Christmas.
Make checks payable to Toys For Tots. The final collection day will be Saturday, Dec. 10.
The Willis American Legion Hall will hold a Bike Run, BBQ, Raffle and Auction. Proceeds help kids in Montgomery, Grimes and Walker Counties. Call Linda at 936-827-8626.
• Janet Greet said Artie Rogers celebrated her 70th birthday Sunday afternoon, Oct. 14. The Bedias Civic Center was "All Shook Up" as Elvis took the stage, leaving Artie breathless, even with her oxygen. Artie was released from the hospital just in time to enjoy all the fun.
• The Madison Rose Chapter 43 of Madisonville will hold their annual high tea, at Martha's Bloomer’s, 8101 SH 6 Bypass, in Navasota, on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon dress is requested, but dress for comfort.
Ladies are invited to wear hats. Also, bring a small item that has sentimental value for you. Contact Tommy Mayhood at 832-278-3270 for more information.
• Happy birthday to Shane Monkhouse and Zack Lankford.
• Happy anniversary to Mark and Rhonda Fowler and Doug and Lynell Wooderson.
• Hold Bob and Connie Clements and the Carl Haldt family in your prayers. Also remember Mort and Nicki Thomson, Courtney and Sue Parks, John and Janean Anderson, Edith Moss and the entire Allemore family.
• Send news to Editor-BUMCNL@msn.com.