Today, Sept. 11, is an opportunity to reflect on what happened 18 years ago. The disbelief of hearing the news reports, realization as we came to accept that the unthinkable was happening. To those living during these days, it may have been how our parents and grandparents felt on hearing the news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
In the days following it was remarkable how quiet the skies were with no commercial aircraft flights and the piercing sound of military aircraft passing overhead, at once bringing both reassurance and fear that they were not on patrol but in pursuit of another attacker. We live in a new world, once filled with new hope and fear that we will once again repeat our missteps. Please let us learn from our experience, embrace our neighbors and make new friends across our wonderful blue marble, earth.
Burn Bans are now in effect for Grimes and many nearby counties, please be diligent in observing these restrictions and safety measures.
The Bedias Food Pantry will be open Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please look for ways to help this important community outreach. Our friend, Richard Allemore passed away Aug. 19. Richard and Audrey were instrumental in establishing the Bedias Food Pantry and they have contributed greatly in service to the Bedias community. We invite you to send a gift to the Bedias Food Pantry or to the Brazos Valley Food Bank in their memory.
Want to know more about the Bedias Civic Club, Bedias Women’s Club and other civic organizations active in the Bedias area? Please visit the Bedias Civic Club page, www.facebook.com/BediasCivicClubAssoc, visit the Bedias Women’s Club website, BediasWomens-Club.com ; visit our Civic Center Events and Activities page, www.facebook.com/BediasCivicCenter, or visit our Bedias News page, www.facebook.com/BediasNews, and please share your thoughts and suggestions.
Want to know more about our wonderful Bedias Museum and Library programs? Please go to the library page,www.facebook.com/BediasLibrary, pay us a visit soon, and please consider becoming a library volunteer.
We have been offering refreshing and uplifting Christian films at Faith Outreach Christian Center, in Navasota for nearly two years, our next film is “Unplanned” and will be shared Sunday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. Please plan to join us and please encourage your friends and neighbors to attend with you and your family. You can find more information about Faith Outreach on their webpage, www.foccministries.com.
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Happy birthday to Jon-Alan Silcox, Lou Gears, Austin Ogg, Julie Dean, John Anderson and Connie Lankford. Happy anniversary to Mike and Linda Baskin and Zachary and Sarah Cox.
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 our schools and in sharing the road with school busses, and in road construction and repair areas. Please uphold our brave law enforcement officers, volunteer firefighters and other first responders. Please remember the Aaron Miller family, the David Kirby family, the Richard Allemore family, and the Edna Keasling family, on their recent passing’s, also please remember Joe and Betty Williamson, MaeDell Younts, Gene Stapleton, Philip Upchurch, Richard Taylor, Lew Gears, George Newton, and Aidan Fedor in your hearts and prayers.
“Two are better than one: If one falls down, his friend can help him up.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)