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October 31, 2010

No Chop Chili – Receipe from our daughter Kris

Filed under: Grilling (Cooking) — Freddie Keel @ 6:43 pm

If you like a sweet “instant” chili, then you might like this… it requires no chopping, just dumping. brown 2 lbs ground beef and drain.

In pot mix ground beef with: 1 can manwich

1 small can tomato sauce

1 can diced tomatoes w/ onion and peppers (or stewed tomatoes)

1 teaspoon ground red chipolte powder (if you don’t have use hot pepper sauce instead)

2 tablespoons chili powder cook til bubbling then turn down to low for 10 minutes.

Taste and add more chili powder and chipolte to taste.

I tend to go heavy on chili powder. May need salt too.

I like this because I get the peppers and onions in the cans of sauce and tomatoes.

It is not as good as the stuff you chop and make from scratch.

But much better than store bought canned chili. I can have this on the stove simmering in less than 10 minutes with very little kitchen cleanup.

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October 30, 2010

happy halloween

Filed under: Misc — Freddie Keel @ 6:20 pm

October 29, 2010

Mary Howell Birthday Celebration

Filed under: Mary Howell — Freddie Keel @ 7:41 pm

October 28, 2010

Premiums for Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage under new Health Care Plan

Filed under: Misc — Freddie Keel @ 8:10 pm
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I just received my 2011 Medicare Booklet.   It has a very interesting statement pertaining to Medicare Prescription Drug  Coverage cost.

“NEW-Starting January 1, 2011, your Part D monthly premium could be higher based on your income……If your modified adjusted gross income as reported on your IRS tax return from 2 years ago (the most recent tax return information provided to Social Security by the IRS) is above a certain amount, you will pay a higher monthly premium”.

The new Obama Health Care Plan is one method to redistribute wealth.  And for the younger folks, do not believe that you will be exempt from Mr. Obama’s plan to redistribute wealth.

October 27, 2010

This sign must have a meaning.

Filed under: Misc — Freddie Keel @ 7:32 pm

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I was passing through town and saw this sign in the back of a pick up truck.

I wonder what sign designer is trying to say?

October 26, 2010

On The Bright Side October 27, 2010

Filed under: Mary Howell — Freddie Keel @ 8:11 pm

October is a unique month and according to the experts, this is the last October until the year 2810 that five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays will occur.

October has been filled with various activities at Hemphill Care Center, which brightens the days for the residents here. Our Activity Staff made our home festive for the fall season with orange, yellow and red decorations throughout our home.

We enjoyed Tuesday afternoon fun time and singing with the Lakes Area Hospice Clowns.  The following afternoon our Pineywoods Pickers Friends entertained us with our favorite oldies.  We would like to welcome back the Fairdale Baptist Church Clown Patrol from their summer vacation.  Laughter flowed with their humorous antics.

We honored our faithful kitchen staff with an appreciation party on October 7, 2010.  Delicious gumbo was made by our own activity staff.  Later in the month, we made fall decorations for our doors with our friends, Carole and Linda and members of our Hemphill Garden Club.

In celebration of Columbus Day and National Sausage Pizza Day, our activity department treated us to sausage pizza.  We say thank you to Tiffany Green,  our Social Service Director for surprising us with yummy frito pie.  We also enjoyed treats of donuts, cupcakes, popcorn and fried bologna sandwiches during this month.

We say thank you to the following for sponsoring our bingo games: Hemphill’s Church of Christ, Parkway Baptist Church, The American Legion, Tiffany Green, Lacey with Apineywoods Home health and our Activity Department.

We enjoyed homemade pies and cakes made for us by our friends, the Macedonia Ladies from Macedonia Baptist Church. We had a great time last week listening to C. J. Michaels, the One Man Band.  He delighted us with his playing and singing of golden oldies.

Worship services and gospel singings were provided by Hemphill’s First Baptist Church,  Parkway Baptist Church, Hemphill’s Church of Christ,  Fairdale Baptist Church, Bethel Chapel Baptist Church, Little Flock Baptist Church, Macedonia Baptist Church and Bethany Baptist Church.

In honor of Pastor’s Appreciation week, we say thank you to Pastor Dan George from Six Mile, Pastor Foy Forehand from Hemphill Church of Christ, Pastor Bo Owens from Fairdale Baptist Church, Pastor Robert Shaddock from Bethany Baptist Church, Pastor Dave Digmon from Bethel Chapel Baptist Church, Pastor Aaron Pardue from Hemphill’s First Baptist Church, Pastor M. L. Walters from Little Flock Baptist Church, Pastor Gary Leinhart from The First United Methodist Church, Pastor Joe Gilbert from Macedonia Baptist Church and Pastor Russ Polson from Parkway Baptist Church.  We appreciate all you and your congregations do for us.

Happy Birthdays wishes go out to Merlene Elrod, Lora Wilson, Dot Hamilton, Bobby Butler, Frances Cutright, Floyd Smith, Mary Howell, and Dwain Rhame.  Our Resident Council selected the Pineywoods Pickers as our Volunteers of the Month, David Ener as our Resident of the Month and Earnie Mae Garner and Mammie Ener as our Employees of the Month.

We extend our love and sympathy to the families of William G. Bradberry and Elvin Parrish for the loss os their loved ones this month.

We look forward to our Fall Fest which will be on Friday, October 29th at 2:30 p.m.

We invite family and friends to join in our fun.  Saturday night, we invite children of all ages to come trick or treat with us.

God has bestowed His blessing on us during this October and we pray the blessings of God your way.

Mary Howell

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October 24, 2010

can anyone spare some water

Filed under: Fishing & Hunting — Freddie Keel @ 8:03 pm

Toledo Bend is running out of water.

Our canal is about dry.

October 23, 2010

C J sings a song for his motheer.

Filed under: Hemphill Care Center — Freddie Keel @ 6:50 pm

C J Michaels one man band was back at the Hemphill Care Center and puts on a good performance.

And then he sings How Great Thou Art for his mother who lives in New York.  It is one of her favorite songs.

October 22, 2010

Caution: Season for deer on roadways

Filed under: Fishing & Hunting — Freddie Keel @ 8:18 pm

Caution: Season for deer on roadways Tips for how to avoid hitting a deer Updated:

Monday, 11 Oct 2010, 10:51 AM CDT Published : Monday, 11 Oct 2010, 10:51 AM CDT AUSTIN (KXAN) –

Animals on the highway can cause driver fatalities and Texas Department of Transportation officials remind motorists to be alert for deer on roadways, especially at night. TxDOT said more than 7,000 animal-related crashes happened on state highways in 2009. Of those, 25 involved a fatality. “Deer-vehicle collisions increase during the fall because the animals are more active,” said Carol Rawson, traffic operations director. “It’s this time of year that motorists need to be extra watchful and take steps to avoid collisions.” Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists predict an increase in deer population this year because of plenty of rain that has created an ideal environment for wildlife to flourish. There have been more than 1.5 million deer-car crashes in the United States which cost an estimated $1.1 billion in vehicle damage, according to reports from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Defensive driving tips to avoid hitting a deer include: Drive carefully in areas known to have high deer populations. Places where roads divide agricultural fields from forestland are particularly dangerous. If you see a deer, slow down. Others are probably nearby. Use high-beam headlights when there is no oncoming traffic. The high beams will reflect off a deer’s eyes and warn a driver of their presence. If a deer is in your lane, brake firmly but stay in the lane. The most serious crashes occur when drivers swerve. Don’t rely on deer whistles, deer fences or reflectors to deter deer. Wear seat belts. If your car strikes a deer, don’t touch the animal. If the deer is blocking the highway, call the police. It is unlawful to possess a deer or part of a deer that has been hit by a motor vehicle.

October 21, 2010

Grand-daughter poem -HODGE PODGE STEW

Filed under: Family — Freddie Keel @ 6:42 pm

HODGE PODGE STEW

IT’S NOT YELLOW OR PINK OR GREEN OR BLUE

IT’S NOT PURPLE OR BLACK OR ROSIE HUE

HODGE PODGE STEW

IT NAME DOESN’T START WITH Y OR T OR  U

IT DOESN’T START WITH B , F OR Q

OR S OR T OR W

HODGE PODGE STEW

THEY LIKE IT MIKE AND FRANK AND LOU

IN FACT THEY LOVE IT HOW BOUT YOU

HODGE PODGE STEW

IT’S CONTENTS ARE A SECRET YES

BUT YOU WILL NEVER EVER GUESS

WHAT’S IN THIS CRAZY YUMMY MESS

HODGE PODGE STEW

SOME PEOPLE TRY TO GUESS WHAT’S NEW

A GOAT A DEER OR A KANGAROO

A LION AND A MONKEY TOO

BUT ONLY THOSE THINGS LIVE IN ZOO’S

HODGE PODGE STEW

TELL ME WHAT’S IN IT OH PLEASE DO

SOME STICKY SYRUP GOO

OR SOME GUM THAT GET’S STUCK TO YOUR SHOE

OR SOME KIND OF PASTE OR GLUE

PLEASE JUST GIVE ME A LITTLE CLUE

HODGE PODGE STEW

SORRY IF IT CAUSES YOU PAIN

BUT A SECRET IT WILL FOREVER REMAIN

WHAT THAT DELICIOUS STEW MUST CONTAIN

OH HODGE PODGE STEW

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