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BRASHEAR NEWS Jan. 20, 2010

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Good evening from Brashear! Are we ever going to dry out? I just heard that more rain is expected this evening. Oh well, I guess I could develop web feet and then I wouldn’t mind all of the

wet ground.

I want to issue a formal apology to the churches I left out that are involved with the “One Month to Live” Series. Lucy McCorkle came by the Senior Citizens Center on Thursday to make sure that I realized that there were up to 30 churches in our area involved with this series. Lucy, I want to thank you for setting me straight. I am so excited about the opportunity this study brings to our area.

Karon Weatherman asked me to let you know that the Senior Citizen Center is a hopping place. On Thursday morning they have an exercise class to keep you fit. Also, on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., you may receive free H1N1 shots. The shots are sponsored by the Department of Health. EVERYONE is welcome.

Also Hopkins House will be at the Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 10:45 a.m. Jim Teetes, marketer, and Stephanie Logsdon, administrator will host a “Cookie Brunch.” Otis Spunkmeyer cookies and door prizes will be given out.

The Meal -A-Day menu for next week is as follows: Monday — taco soup, cheese, crackers; Tuesday — sauerkraut and sausage, pinto beans, cornbread; Wednesday — chicken fried steak and gravy, mashed potatoes, squash casserole, roll; Thursday – fish, tater tots, corn on the cob, cole slaw; Friday — beef and chicken sliders/cheese, lettuce, tomato and onions, and chips.

If you haven’t noticed, I have a lot of information from the Senior Citizen Center because I feel this is a wonderful facility that offers a lot to the people of Hopkins County. I want everyone to come by and see what is going on there.

Now back to Brashear. I have noticed a lot of hay going out on 18-wheel trailers lately. I heard that we are selling to Central Texas farmers because they have no hay. We are helping out others that way.

Everyone has by now heard of the devastation of Haiti from the earthquake. My mother told me this morning that there was another one this morning. If you have a mind to help out, please contact your local pastor or call around until someone can answer your questions. There are also other ways you may help. UMCOR has a web site with several ways you can help. One of these is a Health Kit, with items valued at $12 per kit.

Place these items inside a sealed one-gallon plastic bag:

  • 1 hand towel (15" x 25" up to 17" x 27", No kitchen towels
  • 1 washcloth
  • 1 comb (large and sturdy, not pocket-sized)
  • 1 nail file or fingernail clippers (no emery boards or toenail clippers)
  • 1 bath-size bar of soap (3 oz. and up)
  • 1 toothbrush (single brushes only in original wrapper, No child-size brushes)
  • 6 adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages
  • $1 to purchase toothpaste (NOTE: UMCOR Sager Brown is now purchasing toothpaste in bulk to be added to health kits before shipping to ensure that the product does not expire before they are sent.)

Important Kit Assembly Information:

  • All items included in kits must be NEW items.
  • All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations. Since strict rules often govern product entry into international countries, it is important that kits contain only the requested items-nothing more.
  • Do NOT include any personal notes, money or additional materials in the kits. These things must be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment.

Please bring these to First Methodist in Sulphur Springs and the church will make sure they get mailed to UMCOR.

News from around Brashear is pretty slow so I will finish now, but I would like all of us to pray for the people in Haiti and some plan of action that will provide all that is needed for those poor people.

If you have any news you want to be published, come by CR 1119, call me, or e-mail me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Take care and be thankful for all that we have.




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