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June 27, 2012

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE – JUNE 27, 2012 – MARY HOWELL

Filed under: Mary Howell — Freddie Keel @ 6:29 am

On The Bright Side

By Mary Howell

            The residents of Hemphill Care Center have been blessed with lots of activities during the month of June. We welcomed our new activities director Melissa Williams.

            We were blessed with wonderful worship services and gospel singing provided by: Hemphill First Baptist Church, Fairdale Baptist Church, Hemphill Church of Christ, Bethel Chapel Baptist Church, Community Fellowship church, Parkway Baptist Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bethany Baptist Church, and Brother G from Heart to Heart Hospice. We also enjoyed having Bible study with Daryl Patterson and Brandi of Harbor Hospice.

            We say thank you to our Bingo sponsors for June: Juanita, Melissa, the American Legion Post 197, Texas Home Health, Parkway Baptist Church, and Lorene from Consolidated Health Care.

            We enjoyed a Monday afternoon with the Lakes Area Hospice clowns. They always brighten our day.

            Some of our new activities included a Country Music Awards party, Yahtzee, sittercise and juice bar, and making the Hemphill Care Center cookbooks.

            We honored fathers with a Father’s Day party. Clement McDaniel was the oldest father, William McKay was the youngest, and Louis Scott has the most children. The party was sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary Post 10351.

We observed Juneteenth with a program by Vollie Grace, and enjoyed a watermelon treat afterwards.

We express our appreciation to the Macedonia Baptist church mission ladies for baking delicious pies and cakes for us to enjoy.

Another highlight for us was a boat ride on Lake Sam Rayburn.

We are looking forward to our handshake competition in celebration of National Handshake Day, with the winner being announced Friday.

Congratulations to our resident of the month, Bill Ener, and to our volunteer of the month, Community Fellowship Church as well as our employees of the month Bettie Clark and Alla Stalls.

Our sympathy is expressed to the loved ones of Raymon Lakey who passed away June 4, 2012.

We say a “happy birthday” to our friends celebrating birthdays in June: Ava Anderson, Hubert Gilson, and Jerry Schovajsa.

On a personal note from Mary Howell, I express my appreciation to Nici Miller, and her mother Karen Underwood, for helping to make this week’s On the Bright Side possible; they willingly volunteered to help me write this column.

May God bless all my readers with a day on the bright side!

P.S. Copies of Mary’s book, Life on the Bright Side, are now available at Healthy Solutions Health Food Store, Hemphill First Baptist church office, and the J. R. Huffman Library, Hemphill, TX.   An epilogue was added to include events since the book was first published in 2007.

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