It'll be Christmas soon enough


Bedias Civic Club meets tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. It is not too soon to start planning for the Bedias Christmas Parade, Saturday, Dec. 17. Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in all civic club activities. Call Janet Green, 936-395-1010, for more information.

Daylight savings time ends this Sunday. If you forget, you may be very early for church that morning.

Likely you are aware that next Tuesday is Election Day. But did you know that registered Grimes County voters may now cast their ballot at any of the 14 Grimes County voting stations? Call the Grimes County registrar, 936-873-4424, with any questions.

Shiloh Baptist Church, at Pankey, 6311 F.M. 1696, West, offers a Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2 p.m. to ?, featuring a craft and bake sale, barbeque plates and games for children and adults. Call Beth Gray, 936-245-9656, for more information. 

Tommy Mayhood shares that the Thomas Jewett Goree SCV Camp will have a program about the Battle of Chickamauga presented by Jerry Nelson of Brenham on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. The group will meet at Rancho Viejo Restaurant in the conference room, in Madisonville (on the courthouse square). The public is invited. 

Miller’s Theatre offers great movies every weekend. Go to for the latest program information and updates. 

The Annual Bedias Women’s Club Veteran’s Day Dinner is Friday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m., at the Bedias Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. All Bedias area Veteran’s and a guest are invited and encouraged to attend the dinner and to be recognized for their service to our country. Call Sharon Allen, 936-395-2900, or Nicki Thomson, 936-395-8045, for more information and to let us know you will be joining us. 

Gerald Fontaine shares that the Navasota VFW will host a number of events recognizing Veterans, Saturday, Nov. 12. There will be a 10:30 a.m. downtown parade, a display of a Blackhawk helicopter, an 11 a.m. barbeque Lunch, both at the VFW Hall, a raffle/fundraiser, and an 8 p.m. country/western dance. Call Gerald, 936-499-5114, or look for VFW flyers around town for more information. 

Bedias Women’s Club will sponsor a “Country Market,” Thursday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bedias Civic Center. Our market will feature handmade wood and leather items including furniture and purses; homemade jams, jellies, cheeses and baked goods, gourmet coffee, antiques, soaps, guns and ammo and much more. 

We will also offer a boxed supper containing a baked potato with all the trimmings and a dessert. Free admission, free door prizes and a silent auction. Everyone is welcome! 

Proceeds from the Women’s Club Market will help defer the cost of the Women’s Club Annual Veterans Day Dinner and our annual scholarships to Madisonville and Iola High School seniors. Please call Patti Rickard, 936-395-2223, for more information. 

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Happy birthday to Zack Lankford, Ryan Westbrook, Earl Druckhammer, Rhonda Fowler, David Callender, Dean Thompson, Gary Westbrook and Vickie Bernoski. Happy anniversary to Doug and Lynell Wooderson, Bill and Helen Baldwin, Billy and Debbie Boyd and Richard and Audrey Allemore. 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 hold the Silcox family in your hearts and prayers, on the recent passing of Beckie’s father. Please take care when driving near schools and in road construction and repair areas. Please uphold our brave law enforcement officers, volunteer fire fighters and other first responders, also, please remember J.D. Mallard, George Newton, Raby Wallen, Aidan Fedor and Betty Darby in your hearts and prayers.                                                                            

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