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We are so blessed with the past two weeks of wonderful weather. Tom and I went camping last week. Walked a lot, ate well, and collected some beautiful leaves from East Texas.

Don't forget the Brashear Community Center is having a stew supper fund-raiser. The money will be used to keep the Community Center in good shape.

Billie Hill, who is building a house where the one burned down early last spring, wrote to let me know that the ghost is gone. Thanks, Billie, for your e-mail, and I will stop by soon to visit. We are all so glad you and your husband have moved to Brashear.

Karon Templeton asked me to let everyone on Medicare know that it is "open season” on Medicare Part D, which is the Prescription Drug Program. A lot of the Prescription Drug Programs are changing this year, and every senior on Medicare needs to be sure that their plan will still be the cheapest plan for them and that their drug plan will cover all of their medication. Registration  starts on Nov. 15 and will close on Dec. 31.

Sorting through the plans can be confusing, but help is available. Karon Weatherman, program and marketing director at the Senior Citizens Center, will be available Monday through Friday to help you make sure your Medicare Part D plan is still the best plan for you. Karon will be able to help you check on or make any changes to your DRUG PLan. She will need to see your Medicare Card and all of your prescriptions.

The best time to have Karon check on your Prescription Drug Program is between the hours of noon and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday (the Senior Center is busy with Meal-A-Day during the morning). Please call Karon Weatherman at 903-885-1661 if you have any questions. The Senior Citizens Center is located at 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (next to the railroad tracks about one block east of Oak Avenue in Sulphur Springs).

Rock Creek Health and Rehab will be at the Senior Citizens Center Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 10:45 a.m. Tina Cox will be speaking about “Geriatric Health and Diet.” For more Information call Rhonda Joslin at 903-243-8427.

I have heard from several people that they miss the Meal A Day Menu that is in the weekend paper (Editor’s Note: It’s usually on Page 5A below the horoscopes), so I will be putting it in my column a week ahead. Here goes:

Meal A Day serves meals for $2 a plate from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. weekdays. The menu for Monday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 20, is:

Monday — Manager’s choice

Tuesday — sausage, potato and green bean casserole, cornbread, beets

Wednesday — Shepherd’s pie, broccoli, roll;

Thursday — Spaghetti and meat sauce, English peas, garlic toast

Friday — Mexican chicken corn chowder, crackers.

Special congratulations to Quinlan Boles for an undefeated football season. Good luck in the playoffs. Congratulations to the Cumby Trojans volleyball team for advancing above the first round in the playoffs. Way to go, girls. They are playing as I write this article. I am sending up a big cheer for them.

OK, you know I did not forget to mention that the Wildcats also made the playoffs.W e want to see all of you out there cheering on Friday night in Van. Go Wildcats!

Pecans, anyone? Have you noticed the pecan trees in our area? They are loaded with pecans. Tom and I spent some time Monday afternoon picking up pecans. We love to do this in the fall. It is so relaxing. If you have some that need picking, just call us.

Bonny Barnhart Walker would like to thank everyone who has welcomed her into the community. She moved from Como a few months ago and started remodeling the house on County Road 1137. She says that she could not ask for better neighbors than Mr. and Mrs. Jack Smith, who have been so helpful. “I just love the community. I have not had much time to get out since most of my time is painting, sanding, or sitting on my new front porch listening to the wildlife and watching the traffic go by, but I hope to get to some of the local functions soon.”

Well, thanks to all of you for your information, and a special thanks to Brandon Darrow on forwarding some information. I just hope that you have had a good week. Take care, and remember to count your blessings each and every day. Also remember to e-mail me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; call me at 903-612-8806; or just drop by County Road 1119. May the good Lord bless you and yours.




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