Well, 2010 is here, and with it winter weather! I hope everyone is prepared for the cold weather, with pipes checked, pets taken care of and plants protected. If you are in need of blankets, heaters and coats, please call CAN Help/Texas 211 network in Sulphur Springs for help.
Beth Wisenbaker came to visit yesterday. She took me up on just dropping by and visiting. She let me know what all the disaster designation meant for Precinct 1. First thing I got out of her is for all of us to be patient.
To get all of the roads in good order, it will take time and some dry weather. Second, she wants to be sure that you call her to let her know when your road is too bad with potholes or with water over the road. She can do a much better job if we just let her know where work is needed to help.
She let me know that in the next two weeks a second group will be riding the roads with the precinct commissioners to see how bad the roads, ditche, and bridges are. Then the declaration will be made whether they are bad because of a maintenance issue, hard times from the weather, or neglect. Let’s hope this group can be influenced by the ride around the county.
She gave me a lot of information but I do not want to get it wrong so I am limiting my information to some positives. We talked about the mudding going on around our area. She said to please let her know when this is happening because it is a felony because it takes money to fix the roads and ditches after someone has been mudding on the roads. She said to call the sheriff, or if you can get the license number of the vehicle. The individual mudding on the road may not realize the harm and does not fully understand what work they are creating for the road people.
The Senior Citizens Center will be hosting the Carter Eye Center on Tuesday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will be offering free screenings for vision, cataract and glaucoma. Please contact Karon Weatherman at 903-885-1661 for more information.
The Menu for Meal A Day for Jan. 11-15 is: Monday — cheeseburger casserole, California blend vegetables, beets; Tuesday — chicken and wild rice, green beans, carrots; Wednesday — spiral cut ham, sweet potatoes, Providence vegetables, roll; Thursday — chicken and dumplings, salad and crackers; Friday — Frito chili pie, cole slaw, corn on the cob. Meal-A-Day serves delicious meals without all the fuss Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for $ 2 a plate.
I would like to say congratulations to Mandy Morton on her marriage to Andy Mitchell of Rockwall on Dec. 31, 2009.
Happy birthday to Jeremy Edwards, 1/3; Wilma “Jo” Childers, Scott Mabe, 1/8; and Dene Sawyer, 1/12.
Please be careful out there. Hope you have some goals set for the new year. If you have a chance, please get involved in “One Month To Live.” This study is going to be going on from Jan. 31 through the month of February. Through this study, we hope to see a difference in the community in which we live. What would you do differently if you had only one month to live? Pray about it and try to find out more about this wonderful study.
Remember to call 903-612-8806; e-mail me at ddyoung@ cawb.com; or just come on by for a visit. I usually have some cookies, pie or cobbler there to share. Be careful on the on ramp from Highway 67 east onto Interstate 30. A lot of construction going on makes it a little dangerous.
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