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Hello everyone, I sure hope you've all had a great week! We have too; it was a little warmer this week and more rain but we surely needed that!

We are finally getting our sidewalks fixed by...yes, you guessed it, another boy scout who is doing his Eagle scout project. Yay! The old part of the sidewalk has been in pretty bad shape now for about three or four years, and James Swope came to our rescue! Thank you to James and all the other scouts who are learning from him. The sidewalks are beautiful! Did you know that it's possible to concrete over another slab of concrete sidewalk? I didn't, but I'm sure there are many men who do concrete for a living and are aware of this. James found two, yes two, more layers of sidewalk underneath the one they tore out! The work has been a little bit more than he thought it was going to be! As a matter of fact, probably a lot more! But he and the crew are hanging in there and getting it done! I am so glad that the residents will be able to walk the entire distance around the campus without fear of tripping on the uplifted sidewalk. It looks so good, thank you young men!

I have plenty of Eagle projects for two or three more scouts, so please don't hesitate to call me for information. If you'll remember a few years ago, Stephen Schuetrumpf's Eagle project was to replace all of the 120 window screens on the buildings, and a lot of them had to be made from scratch, frame and all! It was great help. Then a couple of years ago, Chris Lemons' Eagle project was to clean, scrape and paint all the window frames and the wrought iron on the director's house. So if you're interested, please give me a call, I have plenty more projects!

We don't have any more birthdays this month, but we do have several next time, so I'll put those in my notes next week in case you'd like to send a birthday card to any of our residents. They would love that! Just a little note saying you remembered them would make their day!

It's so hard for me to believe school has started back. It seems as if the summer was so doggone short this year. Maybe because it wasn't as hot as it usually is, but hey, I can handle that now! That's right up my alley. I keep thinking it's going to get summer, but then you look at the calendar and we're coming up on fall!

The report from New Generation Church this morning was a good one; the church is having a wonderful turn out and hearts are being blessed by the Lord through Pastor Terry Hilliard. He's out knocking on doors and inviting people all over the county, bless his heart! The church doors (our fellowship hall) open every Sunday morning about 10, with services at 10:30. This coming Sunday, hamburgers and hot dogs will be cooked outside on the grill, so please come for fellowship. Pastor Hilliard is so wonderful to all the residents here; he's constantly doing something for them and they all love him so much. God bless him and God's ministry here! Now it's not just for our residents, but the whole community, so please come!

Until next week...God take care of all of you! As always, give somebody a hug and tell them you love them!

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