Trunk-or-Treat at church this Saturday


Make-A-Christmas Happen (M.A.C.H.) is a group of local friends who have been helping nominated families in Grimes County who are going through a tough time. M.A.C.H. makes sure every child truly does have a happy Christmas. Families are given gifts, new furniture, appliances, and everything possible for a great Christmas feast.

Additionally, donations are given to supply the Sunshine Senior Center, the three Food Banks in Grimes County, various charities, and local organizations. Donations are always appreciated at any time.  You may call Becky Whaley for more information, or to donate, 936-577-0993.

 Bedias Baptist Church will host a “Trunk-or-Treat” event this Saturday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The community is invited to bring kids to trick or treat in a safe and fun environment. For more information, call Hayley Hoke, 936-395-0129.

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

Bedias Women’s Club meets tomorrow, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m., at the Bedias Civic Center. All Bedias area women are invited and encouraged to participate in all women’s club activities. Call Sharon Allen, 936-395-2900, for more information.

Bedias Civic Club meets next Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. It is not too soon to start planning for the Bedias Christmas Parade, Saturday, Dec. 17. Call Janet Green, 936-395-1010, for more information.

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. 

Dianna Satchell shares that the Bedias Women’s Club will sponsor a “Country Market,” Thursday, November 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 Lynell Wooderson, Richard Taylor, Fred Hinds, Shane Monkhouse,  Zack Lankford, Tyan Westbrook, Earl Druckhammer, Rhonda Fowler and David Callender. Happy anniversary to Jose and Joan Escamilla, Mark and Rhonda Fowler, Doug and Lynell Wooderson and Bill and Helen Baldwin. 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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