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Page 2A - The News - Friday, April 1,2016 Community Community Calendar By Loretta Humble Special to The News MALAKOFF-The re- cent tornado damage we had here was pretty shock- ing. That kind of thing just doesn't happen in Mala- koff. Or if it has, I must have missed it. I kind of missed it this time. Carl and I were sitting at Hernandez Mexican Res- taurant eating fajitas when it started raining really, really hard. All you could see out the windows was water. I mean, those win- dows looked like a bunch of aquariums without fish. Then the telephone sounded a loud alarm. I asked what it was and was told it was a storm warn- ing. I didn't know phones did that. But there are always warnings of things that never happen, so we just kept on eating. Two Malakoff policemen were also dining at Hernandez, and though they were ei- ther "talking or trying to talk on their police,type phones, they didn't seem unduly concerned. When the rain stopped, I went over and asked the policemen if they thought it had passed and was it safe for us to go home? I Loretta Humble Around Town was talking about the rain! They told me it looked like it would be okay. I said I wanted to stop at the gro- cery store before it rained more, and one of them said he heard Brookshire's was going to be closed. The other one said it was open. I thought it was pretty weird Brookshire's would close on the account of rain. We drove to Brook- shire's and Carl ran in to get some milk or some- thing. He came out telling me a guy said there was some bad tornado dam- age a few miles down the Cross Roads highway. Well, I live a few miles down the Cross Roads highway. That got our at- tention. That is the first time we knew a tornado had hit. As we headed home, we saw the damage done in downtown Mala- k0ff, and to the houses down toward my house. As I've mentioned here, I've been under the weath- er for a while. (I'm better now though, finally). So I just came home and hiber- AARP FREt TAX AID AARP free income tax aid is available from 8 a.m. to noon Mondays at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.ml Wednesdays at Silverleaf Retirement Community in Gun Barrel City; and 8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Fridays at the Trinity Valley Community College Athens Campus in Bldg. 505. nated again. Thankfully, see if she wanted to write the storm didn't get as far a guest column, urging as Humble Farm. It took folks to help in repairing me a couple of days to hear the Flagg House, whichSAFE BOATING CLASS there was major damage you probably know is The Coast Guard Axiliary is hosting a safe boating to the Flagg House, home very dear to her heart. But class at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 2 at Lone Star Ma- rina, 1937 Island Circle in Tool (formerly Don's Port). of the MalakoffHistorical she told me she felt too Children and adults may sign up. For more information, Society, and host to the bad to write. She had just call John Steele at (817) 229-3030 or Bill Fackler at weekly meetings of the returned from a scary trip (903) 432-2188. MalakoffRotary Club. to the emergency room,FAITH IN ACTION OUTREACH FOOD DRIVE That's how long it took and was very weak. I'mFaith in Action Outreach is hosting a food drive April me to hear that the twister guessing that trip might 1-16. Drop off locations include Gibson Pharmacy, An- derson Drug, McAlisters Dell, all in Athens, Cedar Lake hit there as the Rotar- have been caused by the Home Health and Hospice in Malakoff, First National ians were about to leave stress of witnessing the Bank in Seven Points, Stiches Galore and Hernandez their meeting. Or that damage to the house she Restaurant, both in Eustace. Items needed include baby they moved to the safest loves so much. I askedformula, diapers, baby food, bread, snack foods for kids, travel size toiletries and small jars of peanut butter. place in the house and her what kind of help 1 held hands and prayed for should ask for. She told VNA HOSTS 5-WEEK GRIEF WORKSHOP their own safety and that me we need to wait to Every Thursday, until April 21, VNA is holding a grief support group from 1-3 p.m. titled "Sharing the Journey: of others in.thepathofthe see what the insuranceCoping with Grief." This free event is open to anyone storm. Or thatmy son was folks say, but she knows grieving the death of a loved one. The group meets at one of them. it won't be enough, as it the VNA East Texas Branch office at 874 Ed Hall Drive in Kaufman. For more information, call Kevin Moore at Speaking of the nursing never is. Because of the (972) 962-7500, or moorek@vnatexas.org. home, the residents and type of roof it is - tin, staffhad an exciting time they can't put a tarp on SECOND ANNUAL THERAPY WORKSHOP of togetherness, huddling it to stop the leaks. So The second annual therapy workshop is set for 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 8 at the Cain Center. Admission is free. in the halls, waiting for she has pots and pans and Six CEUs available. For more information or to register, the storm to pass. They bowls everywhere to save call (903) 675-9360. Seating is limited. Two sessions, lunch and exhibits. had to manage without what damage she can. their administrator who I hope you will be KEEP ATHENS BEAUTIFUL TRASH OFF was down at the Flagg ready to lend a hand or Keep Athens Beautiful is holding a Trash Off for House, no doubt making send a few dollars to help Athens residents from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 9 includinng electronic and glass recycling. Bring items them a major part of his fix the Flagg House back to the city collection center at 500 Aaron St. in Athens. prayers. Those prayers up. It is a wonderful gift worked, because nothing to Malakoff from Ken KEMP WILDFLOWeR FESTIVAL The Kemp Wildflower Festival is from 10 a.rn. to 5 p.m. on the nursing home prop- and Mary Andrews and Saturday, April 9 at the Kemp City Park. Paul Eldridge erty was touched. Looks Pat Isaacson. I know Iand The Loaners will perform at noon. The Lost Boys to me like the tornado just intend to do something to will perform at 3 p.m. jumped right over Cedar help out to show them my CEDAR CREEK CIVIC LEAGUE JOKER TOURNAMENT Lake Nursing Home. appreciation for giving us The Cedar Creek Civic League Joker Tournament and I called Pat Isaacson to this wonderful place. Luncheon Benefit will be April 11 at the United Method- ist Church in Mabank. For more information, call Judy Crews as (903) 887-2947. Old memorial hospital almost gone THE NEWS PHOTO/ RUSSELL SLATON Work to remove the remainder of the for- mer Henderson Count' Memorial Hospital in Athens continues March 23. The hospital was built in 1948 and served as the county hospital until a new fa- cility was built in 1982, which is now East Texas Medical Center, Athens. After the City of Athens took control of the property in 2015 demolition on the old county hospital began earlier this year, which will leave an empty lot bounded by Lindsey Lane, Bryson Avenue, Lucas Drive and Rich- ardson Street. NARFE MEETING The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1191 meets at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Ryan's Buffet in Waxahachie. Meals on Wheels Commu- nity Development Coordinator Lisa Deese is the speaker. For more information, call (903) 874-3092. WARRIORS CAR SHOW The 4th annual Warriors Car Show is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16 in the TVCC parking lot. Event features custom cars and motorcycles, silent auction, great food, bounce houses and snow-cones. CAREGIVERS SUPPORTING CAREGIVERS GROUP Caregivers Supporting Cregivers of Malakoff meets every second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and every second Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Cedar Lake Nursing Home located at 1611 W. Royall BIvd.For more information, call Myria at (903) 489-4413. COMMUNITY CALENDER POLICY The Community Calender is a venue in which nonprofit organizations can promote their services, meetings and events at no cost. Events sponsored by nonprofits that are sales or collect money from those participating require the payment of an ad at a minimum of 15 words for $20 in the classifieds to run a compli- mentary listing in the Community Calendar. These articles should include only basic information - who, what, when and where. Articles must include publishable contact information and a phone number. Send articles by e-mail to thenews.hendersonco@ yaho0.com or fax (903) 887-4510. 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