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New Art Gallery opens in Bedias

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Everyone is invited to visit the newly opened (Bedias) White Hawk Gallery, located in the Bedias Museum/Library Annex. The gallery opened to the public Saturday, June 6. Please visit their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/whitehawkartistllc/, or call 936-395-0100, for more information.

Please take the opportunity to offer an encouraging and cheerful word to all within speaking or waving distance who may cross our path. Our hearts need that essential uplift, perhaps now, more than any time in recent memory. Thank you to all who remain at their duty stations (including our local newspaper outlets) and to those who are keeping the home fires burning during this season of trial and testing.

This month’s Bedias Women’s Club meeting set for Thursday, June 25, is tentatively planned to be a “Celebration Tea,” and our long anticipated Bedias Homecoming celebration set for mid-June is now rescheduled for June 2021.

The Bedias Museum and Library is expected to reopen Thursday, July 2, and a special collection of books remains available on the library steps for Bedias area residents to take home and share with friends and family.

It is likely that many Bedias events and gatherings will still be disrupted through much of June, and possibly July, please watch for postings and notices on the Bedias community bulletin board at the Bedias Civic Center and at the Bedias Post Office.

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/Bedias-CivicClubAssoc, visit the Bedias Women’s Club website, BediasWomensClub.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. Another useful tool is the bimonthly Bedias Community Newsletter (the current issue is June/July), which goes to every postal address in the Bedias ZIP code, for more information contact Mackie Bobo-White, mackiebobo44@gmail.com.

Do you live in a Darrell Hall neighborhood? Want to see improvements to these terrible roadway conditions? Please visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/FixOurDarrellHallRoad to learn about efforts to address these longstanding issues.

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 over two years. Due to health and safety concerns, our next film, “The Jesus Film” will be shared Sunday, July 12, at 5 p.m. (pending further instructions from local and state leaders). 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.

Please go to our page, www.facebook.com/BediasTexasChristianFilmFestival, or www.facebook.com/FOCC1976, for more information on our programs.

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 Wanda Moore, Sue Ellen Koop, Susan Warmouth, Hazel Weidman, James Isbell, Bobby Prade and Trent Upchurch. Happy anniversary to Kenneth and Artie McDougald. 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 fire fighters and other first responders. Please remember the Joan Gulling family on the recent passing of her husband, also please remember Mackie Bobo-White, Peggy Harrison, Joe and Betty Williamson, MaeDell Younts, Gene Stapleton, Philip Upchurch, Richard Taylor, Lew Gears, George Newton, 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).