Thank you, Bee County, for your most recent email notification informing county residents of the lifting of the burn BAND that had been in effect. As a concerned citizen, I would like to inquire as to what BANDS have been burning. Is it the BAND that generally consists of one or more individuals performing in a venue requiring musical skill or ability and that which is usually performed to the delight of those in attendance?
Could other burning BANDS possibly be the local high school marching BAND or a local church praise BAND or a nightspot musical BAND? Perhaps the burn BAND you are referring to includes a rubber BAND or a BAND Aid or a Lap BAND or some other device used to restrict or constrain something else. Other possible BANDS that may be burning are radio BANDwidths used to carry radio waves or the BANDS on an antique phonograph record. Is there a burning BAND of animals or musicians or other persons (i.e., a merry BAND of fellows) running loose in our community that has now been lifted and for which we should be grateful? I for one would like to know just how we are to properly respond to the lifting of the BURN BAND in Bee County.
In all seriousness, as those who are expected to be professional and educated individuals in our community, before the next time you send out a mass email to thousands of Bee County residents you should utilize proper grammar and seek the services of a dictionary or spellcheck to properly inform us. For further notice it is a BURN BAN because we have been banned from burning items due to the ongoing drought conditions in Bee County.
Pastor Larry McRorey