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Many cares and concerns in Bedias

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We had a delightful visit with Joe Williamson and his wife last week while shopping at Tractor Supply in Madisonville. Joe is a warm and caring person and is a joy to visit with in any encounter. Please keep him and Betty in your prayers as they face health challenges.

If you have questions about Darrell Hall roadway issues, and especially in Grimes County, please visit our Facebook Page, www. FixOurDarrellHallRoad@, and share your comments, concerns, and suggestions.

Please drop Mackie a note if you are new to the Bedias community and if you are not receiving our Bedias bimonthly newsletter in your mailbox. The current issue went out the first week of April. Also, Mackie would like to welcome Bedias newcomers and especially any new veterans who have moved into the Bedias area, and to introduce them to the community. Drop Mackie a note, mackiebobo44@, to learn more and to update your contact information for the women’s club annual Veteran’s Day dinner.

Also, the Bedias Women’s Club is now taking reservations for booths for the Bedias Country Market slated for Oct. 27 at the Bedias Civic Center. Inside booths are $20 and outside booths are $10. Contact Mackie for a reservation. Have a craft or product to sell? Contact Mackie or any member of the women’s club. This is our fundraiser to fund our annual Veterans Dinner and our local scholarships for Iola and Madisonville ISD. We have not been able to provide the scholarships the last two years because of Covid. Contact Mackie with any questions.

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,, visit the Bedias Women’s Club website, BediasWomen; visit www., to learn about food pantry operations, 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.

Happy birthday to Tammy Curtis, Trey Brown, Anita Aldridge, Angela Culbreth, Jacob Burditt, Patti Harwell, Rachel Turo, Kimberly Westbrook and Jackie Taylor. Happy anniversary to Gene and Sandra Stapleton. 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 road construction and repair areas. Please uphold our brave law enforcement officers, volunteer fire fighters and other first responders. Please uphold the Anthony De’Milo Williams, Jr. family, who lost his life to an October drive by shooting in our little town of Bedias. Mackie shares that Troy Price is scheduled to have open heart surgery. Janette Ingram shares that Ron recently passed and there was a memorial service at Shiloh Baptist Church of Pankey on April 12. Mackie asks for us to hold Ben White in our prayers. Please also hold Roy Willis, Bob and Jackie Jones, Peggy Harrison, Joe and Betty Williamson, MaeDell Younts, Gene Stapleton, Philip Upchurch, Richard and Jackie Taylor, Lew Gears and Aidan Fedor in your hearts and prayers.

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“Two are better than one: If one falls down, his friend can help him up.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10).