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Brashear News for Sept. 28, 2011

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Beautiful morning here in Brashear, I hope everyone is well and good. Tom and I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Steuben, Maine, and Boston, Mass. We found out that when the temperature is 65 degrees up there you can still wear shorts and sandals. Funny how that is. I guess you would say it is all relative.

Brashear is saddened by the loss of Russell Wilber Sutterfield, Wanda Alexander and Lela Darrow. Our prayers and sympathy go out to these families.

Congratulations to Pat Pillard of Brashear, who won a blue ribbon and also received the Grace Lindley Viewer's Choice award at the 12th Annual Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild Show during the Hopkins County Fall Festival.

We would like to recognize Bubba Harrison on the great work he has done these past few years in keeping the grounds of the Community Center so nice. Thank you, Bubba, for a job well done.

Please keep the Pettigrew family in your prayers as they struggle with Gail's prognosis.

Well, the temperature has cooled somewhat so we are gearing up for our Fall Brashear Bash. The Bash is planned to be held on Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at the Family Life Center of the Brashear Baptist Church, the outside grounds, and at the Community Center. If you are interested in setting up a booth, table or site, please let us know. The price for one table or site is $5, two tables or sites $10, and so on. We are so excited about the Bash. We are serving beans and cornbread, drink and dessert all for the price of $5. There will be hot dogs with all of the trimmings with drink and dessert for $5. Come out and enjoy the fun. We had a wonderful time last spring and hope everyone will come out and support our cause, which is to improve Brashear Community Center. We are trying to purchase a new stove for the Community Center.

When we were having all of the fires in our area, I asked several questions about the hows and what to do. Well, I would like to thank Beth Wisenbaker, our commissioner, for her research and answers to my questions. So here is what she found out:

1. What number do you call to report a fire here in Brashear? Call 911; the published number for the fire department in the phone book is not necessarily manned 24 hours. If you call 911 from a land line, you will get 911 Hopkins County. If you call from a cell phone, there is the possibility that your call will be bounced from a cell tower to another county. Don't panic … just let them know you live in Hopkins County and they will transfer your call to Hopkins County 911.

2. How do you know if a fire is in your area and if you need to take precautions? Fire generates its own form of energy. An active fire will usually generate smoke that rises from the ground. If smoke is in the “air” or “hazy conditions” and a smoky smell exist, it is probably wind-driven from another area. Always feel free to call your county commissioner (903-348-1614, Precinct 1) or Hopkins County Fire Department (903-439-6217). Remember, you can call Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office and dispatch center (903-438-4040) 24 hours a day.

3. Will someone come along and keep you informed of the progress being made or whether you need to evacuate? If you need to evacuate, emergency personnel will try to contact you. Notice of evacuation and shelter locations will also be broadcast through local media. Hopkins County will operate under its “Emergency Management Plan.” Updates on the “event” will be given at “shelters” and through local media. Hopkins County Judge Chris Brown and the Hopkins County emergency management coordinator will be in charge locally.

This information is so helpful for me, and I hope it is for you, too. Both the Red Cross and the website www.wildlandfires/ RSG.com have excellent information, as well. They have lists of key items that are a must in case of fire. These include medications, important papers and photos, and clothing for up to a week.

Our house is trying to be a green farm. We have been picking up aluminum cans and recycling them, but we want to do more. This week we started recycling plastic and paper. Now we would like to know where in our area can we take these items. Help! Please!

I want to remind everyone that there is a wedding reception for Josh George and his new wife, Tega Post George, at the Brashear Family Life Center on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. Come by and congratulate Pat and Red George's grandson on his recent marriage.

The Senior Citizens Center is excited to announce that on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Church of the Nazarene will be the 5th Annual Senior Expo. Please take the time to go by and you will find out some vital information in addition to having several health screenings available. The time will be 9 a.m. to noon.

Speaking of the Senior Citizens Center, the Meal A Day menu for the week of Oct. 3 through Oct. 7 is as follows: Monday — Corn flake chicken, stewed red potatoes, Providence vegetables; Tuesday — Chicken vegetable soup, crackers, cheese cubes; Wednesday — Frito chili pie, sliced onions, corn, cole slaw; Thursday — Ham and lima beans, California blend vegetables, corn bread; and Friday — Beef patties with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes and green beans. Remember that the meals are served Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for $2 a plate.

I am interested in starting an exercise class at the Brashear Baptist Church parking lot. The class would be three mornings a week — Monday, Wednesday and Friday — around 6:30 a.m. If you would be interested in sweating for 30 to 45 minutes three days a week, please call me, Carolyn Vaughan or Linda Almon. We are very excited about this being something fun and worthwhile for those of us in Brashear. I hope to start this class on Monday, and if interested all you need is a towel, mat and water to re-hydrate. Hope to see you there.

Brashear News is very long this week and I apologize, but I do so want to share with all of you what is going on and happening here in Brashear. We have a small but caring community and I want everyone to keep in touch. Be safe and loved and be careful in all that you do.

Until next week, make sure you call me at 903-612-8806; e-mail me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or just come on by County Road 1119. We love visitors and want to meet you if you are new to the area.





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