Bedias Christmas Parade a hit


Our annual Bedias Christmas Parade last Saturday was a wonderful time for young and old alike. Festivities started with a delicious pancake breakfast at the Civic Center. Then the parade followed with the entire community participating or cheering on the sidelines. And all of this was followed by a visit with Santa at the Civic Center with photos, Christmas cookies and refreshments.

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•Heads Up: One very unlikely weather prediction calls for 22 inches of snow on Christmas Day in our area … But even if it turns out to be warm and clear, please look out for each other and share the love and spirit of the season with everyone you meet.

•The Shiloh Baptist Church at Pankey offered their annual Christmas play last Sunday evening. The play, titled “A Christmas Museum,” was a wonderful community event and was followed by finger foods, and refreshments afterwards.

•Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Dec. 10, Second Sunday Christian Movie night at Miller’s Theatre, in downtown Navasota. Our showing was “Chasing the Star,” a new film by D.J. Perry, and starring Gary Nation. Nation, who portrayed Melchior in the film, was with us for this showing and was so generous to offer an introduction and a Q&A after the film.

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At this time, we are unsure about the day, time and place for the January Christian Movie Night, as Miller’s Theatre may not be available to us during the change of ownership process. We have received a very generous offer to share our films at Pastor Sanders Church, Faith Outreach Christian Center, at 11596 Highway 6 in Navasota, and our planned film showing will be “The Shack.” We will be sure to share more information in the next couple of weeks.

We have been so fortunate to have the support of David and Rebecca Marlow (the present operators of Miller’s Theatre) and local pastors, such as Henry Sanders and Mac Vaughn, without their help and support we would have not been able to share our nearly 50 wonderful films free of charge and open to everyone in our community.

Miller’s Theatre offers great family films every weekend. Please come out to support great movies in our community. Go to for the latest program information and updates.

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•Happy birthday to Jerald Brown, Deanne Mackey, Josh Silcox, Nicki Thomson, Shirley Lambert, Sandra Stapleton, Paula Kirby and Dorothy Crowson.

Happy anniversary to Larry and Jennifer Figley and Roy and Melissa Willis.

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 schools, in road construction and repair areas and as our weather changes. Please uphold our brave law enforcement officers, volunteer firefighters and other first responders, also, please remember the Dude Goodrum family on his recent passing, John Hopkins, on his recent traffic accident, Richard Taylor, Nicki Thomson, Lew Gears, J.D. Mallard, George Newton, Aidan Fedor and Betty Darby in your hearts and prayers.

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