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July Fourth celebration, Art show ends

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Looking forward to tomorrow, Thursday, July 4, the Bedias Civic Club is planning a big Independence Day celebration, including free hotdogs with all the trimmings and watermelon until we run out. We will have our fireworks show starting at dark. Please join us and bring your family and friends.

Doubling Entendre Art regrets to inform the community that the first Bedias art exhibition, “Wit and Wisdom” has closed as of Saturday, June 22, due to unforeseen circumstances.

Although the show’s run is cut short, we are proud of its brief run and extremely successful opening night. We are most grateful to everyone who came out and supported the local arts and artists. The second annual art exhibition will begin calling for artists in Grimes and surrounding counties beginning February 2020. Whether your art medium is photography, painting, sculpture or mixed, we look forward to all entries for next year’s show. For information to future participating artists, watch for fliers in February and again there will be no entry fees.

In the meantime, if you wish to discuss or view art or even take art lessons, you can get in touch with Missi Love Fox, Doubling Entendre Art, 19534 Megan St., Bedias, Texas 77831. For more information email doubling or call

(936) 661-8783.

Wednesday, July 10, the Grimes County Health Resource Center will host a Senior Health and Activity Day, featuring bingo, lunch and a guest speaker. Call 936-870-4575, by July 3, to reserve your spot, and to learn more about Health Resource Center services and programs.

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 new Bedias Civic Club page,, visit the Bedias Women’s Club website, ; visit our refocused Civic Center Events and Activities Facebook page,, or visit our Bedias News page,, and please share your thoughts and suggestions.

Want to know more about our wonderful Bedias Museum and Library programs? Please go to the library Face-book page,, and please be sure to pay us a visit soon, and consider becoming a library volunteer.

We have been offering refreshing and uplifting Christian films at Faith Outreach Christian Center, in Navasota for the last 18 months, our next film. “A Promise to Astrid” will be shared Sunday, July 14, at 5 p.m. Please plan to join us and encourage your friends and neighbors to attend with you and your family. You can find more information about Faith Outreach on their webpage,

Please go to our Facebook page, Festival, or, for more information on our programs.

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Happy birthday to Jason Flick, Mireya Martinez, Glynda Haldt, Larry Stapleton, Linda Goodridge, Gene Stapleton, Shania Singleton and Ashlyn Ogg. Happy anniversary to Jason and Laurie Flick. 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 firefighters and other first responders. Please remember Gerrie Eiring, MayDell Younts, Gene Stapleton, Philip Upchurch, Gerrie Eiring, Richard Taylor, Lew Gears, George Newton, Aidan Fedor and Betty Darby in your hearts and prayers.

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(Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)