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BRASHEAR NEWS, March 18, 2009

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We want to extend our very special sympathies to the Higgingbotham family on the loss of Bobby Higgingbotham of Brashear.

The rain was nice last week, but the weather is simply beautiful. You can almost see the grass, trees, and garden grow. You might see some weeds grow too.

For those of you that have a little time to donate, I have the solution: Meal-A-Day. They are in need of drivers. That is to say, they would like someone to volunteer and deliver meals. As Karon says, you are not only delivering food — you give others a bright and cheery smile when you stop by with their food. Sometimes you might be the only face they see for days. So if you have some time, just call the Senior Citizen Center and sign up.

Congratulations to the Phillips kids; I saw where they placed in the swine competition at the Junior Livestock Show.

Representatives of Texas Rural Development will be at the Senior Citizens Center Wednesday, April 1st, at 1 p.m. They will be speaking about free grant money for seniors. Seniors in Hopkins County who are at least 62 years of age and own their own home can apply for $7,500 in free grants for home repairs. This money can be used to make repairs, improve or modernize their homes, remove health or safety hazards, to make homes safer and more sanitary, buy new air conditioners and heaters or remodel homes to make them accessible to household members with disabilities.

The income limits are: 1 person in home, $16,000; 2 people in home, $18,300; 3 people in home, $20,550; 4 people in home, 24,700; and 5 people in home, $26.500.

If the $7,500 is not enough to do all the repairs they need, these seniors can apply for another $7,500 loan at 1 percent interest. Do please check this out, for seniors sometimes are in real need to help improve their home. They can even make it a more fuel efficient home. If you do not have time to go by and hear this speaker, please go by the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Sulphur springs, for information.

Until next time, take care, and take time to enjoy this beautiful weather. If you see me, I will probably be with my beautiful grandchildren who are helping me enjoy life. May the Lord continue to bless you and yours. Remember to call 903-612-8806; e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or just drop by if you have any news.

 

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