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It is a good time to either stay inside or go outside to a pool if you have one or can find one, like the Grand Saline City Pool. It seems to be very busy right now in the daytime and some evenings.

This is a list of things the Cozy Germany Hospital Volunteers have spent their monies for over the years. On the list are wheelchairs, repaired the arms on the wheelchairs this year, new gurney, blanket warmers, centrifuge, medical cart, refrigerator used for storing patient care products, new carpet, furniture, reuphol-stering furniture this year, redecorating the hospital lobby, outdoor awnings, hospital signage, scholarships to local high school seniors who plan to pursue a medical career, monies supporting other local organizations as well as new pot holders and table cloths for the kitchen in the last couple of months. There are some more things on the hospital wish list that we hope to be able to purchase.

The Grand Saline Chamber has another Director and it is me. I have not learned to say no, wonder if I am getting too old to learn that word. The other directors are Kelly Kizer, Faye Adkins, Rex White, Crystal Goodson, Suzie Bryant, Tammie Monk, Tommy Monk, Sherri Roach, Sarah Chestnut and Ricky Laprade, Jr. with the Executive Administrator being Janie Max-field.

The Grand Saline Chamber has a huge Consignment Sale planned for August 18,19, and 20th. The cost to put your items in the sale is $5.00. This consignment sale will be children's things only which would be a good way to get things your children have out grown out of closets and drawers, make a little money and maybe buy some clothing for your child before school starts. Mark your calendar so you will be ready when the time arrives.

During the Salt Festival Janie Maxfield said 12 kids from Focus Point Camp in Alba, Texas which is a part of Glowing Heart Ministries came by and asked if they could help clean around the Chamber Pavilion. These wonderful kids cleaned on the inside of the Pavilion scraping gum off the floor, getting glue, paper, stickers and nails out of the walls. Then on the outside even picked up cigarette butts and other trash in the yard. Janie was very excited to have a clean building. I understand another group of 12 kids was seen painting at Nutty's Peanut Butter Shop. Thank You Glowing Heart Ministries and 24 great kids.

There were 27 people that went on a day trip to Jefferson on Friday, June 10th. The group enjoyed a narrated tour of the town of Jefferson in Mule Drawn Covered Wagons, then to Caddo Lake where they went on a narrated tour in a Paddle Wheel Boat, powered by burning wood. After the tours the group stopped for lunch in Uncertain City which has about 150 residents and is near the lake. On the way home the group stopped by a McDonald's to have ice cream and coke. They got back to Grand Saline about 6:30p.m.

Debbie Stanford who works at Country Trails in Grand Saline told me that there is a real need in their home, and she was sure others as well, for volunteers. She said if someone could sing, play an instrument, read to residents, maybe do manicures or be a regular visitor to someone please call or go by a care home and see how you can meet a need.

Have you noticed as you drive by that there is work going on at the old Rash & Ritchie Building on Main Street? The Faith Family Church has purchased the old Rash & Ritchie building, the group has been worshiping in the Grand Saline Chamber Building since February their first service in the Rash & Ritchie Building was on June 19th. Tommy Monk said "This is a church where Faith and Family meet so everyone is invited to come. "They are non-denominational.

Tommy Monk was excited about this historic old building as Janie Maxfield told me some of the wood in this building was from an old hotel that once stood in Grand Saline. Tommy said the place where the feed was kept has beautiful wood floors, the floors are being cleaned and polished for the new worship center. The lower floors will have classrooms and an area for the children. Tommy said there was a concern about the large glass windows on the front of the building so those are being replaced.

Bible School at Main Street Baptist Church will be held on June 27th until July 1 starting each day at 9:00 ending at 12:00. This year's theme is Inside Out and Upside Down On Main Street Where Jesus Makes A Difference Everyday.

The Single Ladies of

Main Street Baptist Church met for lunch at Mr. B's on Sunday June 12th after church. This group meet to eat together once a month, June 12th the group decided they did not like to be called Single Ladies so decided on a new name. The new name is COOL GROUP which means Caring On Our Life-The COOL Ladies that decided on the name were Pat Romero, Sherry Golf Janes, Eva Mae Wynn, Daphne Hammack, Martha McBeath, Jean Watson, Ruth Adkins and Wynell Morton.

The Cozby Germany Hospital Volunteers were greeted with a beautifully decorated room of red, white and blue at Beailiteal Farms on June 15th for their annual party to announce new officers and give hour pens to people who had turned in volunteer hours. I got a 200 hour pen. This is the first year I have remembered to turn in my hours.

Carol Adams our outgoing President along with Paula Marshall prepared a delicious meal with a glass vase fulled with red and white flowers at each place setting to take home as a gift. It was such a relaxed pleasant luncheon as we talked about things that had happened last year then plans and hopes for next year. Thank You Carol and Paula for all your hard work. Our new President is Lisa Morrison, because of her Wednesday lunches at Fabulous Lisa's Pizza we will have our meetings next year on Thursday instead of Wednesday. We have high hopes for the hospital.

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Original Publication Date: June 23, 2011

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