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! NEED A N UR SE ? Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice 489-2043 874..4745 887-2043 i . k . ",d VOLUME 92 NUMBER 32 200  uV,.0"S, I 00round the Town By Loretta Humble I called this column Around the Town in or- der to follow a solid tra- dition. Louis Scholl was a professional newspa- perman, who plied his trade just like the other businessmen in town, and he spent Clot of time vis- iting with them and other townspeople every week, and his Around the Town reflected that. He was around the town, and he told his readers what he saw around the town. If I don't change my ways, I am going to have to rename this column. In fact, I should turn it into several columns One of them should be titled "Loretta apologizes for last week's goof-ups." Another could be "Loretta asks her readers for h l! And thu a there's 1he 'or, a fusses at her readers be- cause they didn't re- spond." Or "Loretta threatens to drop sub- scribers if they don't pay." (That one has got a lot of mileage.) I think this has turned into a rather self-centered col- umn, and I am going to try to do better. However, this week, my whining and begging for help worked. I got several re- sponses to my request for opinions on wheter the American P,*ofile maga- zine inserted in your pa- per is worth the $80 plus it costs us every week. So far the "no's" out- number the "yes's" slightly. Also, a very pleasant man came by and asked me about the old hotel I bought because I was try- ing to save it, but can't afford to fix it. Indeed, maybe no one can afford to fix it, but I've been begging you to come up with ideas about saving it, because I just hate to see the town lose the 10ok O f it. It just loolts:good; down across the railroad tracks. I think his name was Jack Brandenburger, but I may be making that up. As soon as Richard gets in his office I know he'll getme organized so I'll start remembering to Continued on page 7B itlltlt00ff The Southern Gateway To Cedar Creek Lake 3L LIl'h,t,,I,,,,Ih,ll,,I Town ""- .... I I MALAKOFF, TEXAS' WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2001 oz Col- t$ "'"hll,,d,,ll rorni Ave ,W RoyM's famib': Profiles in courag-00, By Richard Townley" home being transported to a three years. A company So Jean Glasgow must con- ownership changes, has made Every work day, Jean buyer in Austin. Five weeks official doesn't know either, tinue to work at the Maxxim the short drive to the brick Glasgow and one or more of and eightpain-filled operations Plant manager David Carpen- Medical Company in Athens, plant literally thousands of her four children arrive at the later, Glasgow faces an uncer- ter says each case is decided her dreams of retirement put times. So the sight of a mo- seventh floor intensive care tain future. A staph infection on its merits. But Acme Brick o n bile home dangling over the unit of East Texas Medical,, has put further has only owned the plant a standby along with the rest of middle of the road was not re- Center in Tyler. They gather surgical procedures on hold. little over two years and has her life. Glasgow, who has markable. But an at the bedside of the pale, His paychecks continue to ar- no long-term legal obligation, worked there under several Continued on page drawn man who has become rive at his small home South the key player in a legal of Malakoff. But his wife drama with statewide, per- doesn't know how long they haps national implications. 63- or his vital medical insurance year-old. Royal Ray Glasgow will continue to flow from didn't set out to become a Royal's amployer of forty- player in what could be a " ; multi-million dollar lawsuit No when he pulled out of his [.lorunl driveway shortly before 7 AM on May 8th. He pointed his NO Council vehicle upnarrow, winding M tig Farm Road 3441 en route to ee his job at Acme Brick Com- Only three City Council pany a mile and a half away. members showedla Mon- He didn't make it. Less than day night, one short;of a a half mile up the road his ve- quorum. They at d- hicle collided head-on with the uled to try again Th)t.. protruding comer of a mobile night at 6:00 p,m. - .: i I MalakoffCoC ' " he-ars from Magic Diggers By Loretta Humble At last Wednesday's noon meeting at Ochoa's, the Malakoff Area Cham- ber of Commerce members set the date of this year's Chamber Golf Tournament and heard plans for a re- ception for Dr. Paul Sanner, then heard a report from Matsy Walker on the activi- ties of the Malakoff Area Garden Club, otherwise known as the Magic Dig- gers. The Chamber Golf Tour- nament will be held Satur- day, October 7, and Dr. Sanner's reception, which will be hosted by Cedar Lake Nursing Home will be held in late June or July. The nursing home is still trying to find a date that works for all concerned. Matsy Walker told the Chamber of the numerous projects the Garden Club has done and is still work- ing on. The Federal Forestry Dept. Grant they received last fall for $5000 has funded a number of projects that are improving the looks of the community as well as fostering community pride among the youth of the area. With funds from this grant the club has pur- chased 50 crepe myrtle plants, which have been planted throughout the city in churches, parks, and other puolic areas. Matsy told the group of the fun they'd had with 30 little girls, ages 8, 9, and 10, armed with hoes, shovels and pickaxes, planting crepe myrtles at the new baseball field. She said the ground was hard, and the girls worked hard, but fi- nally started calling daddies to come help. At the Middle School they found the hardest dirt of all in front of the gymnasium where the footsteps of gen- erations of kids have packed the ground to near- cement toughness. The kids digging there named each crepe myrtle. The tallest one was named "Coach", another one Mervin, and the smallest one they called "pitiful stump," and asked for prayers for its survival. To keep these and other plantings alive the Diggers were able to purchase a 325 gallon water tank and a trailer to haul it. The Continued on page IOA Jean Glasgow watches protectively over her husband Royal Ray in his ICU bed. Nurse Aides: Healthcares unsung By Amy Wheeler Administrat# : Cedar galu/rsing Home Everyone called her "Granny" as she would have it no other way. Her own family had long since passed on, ex- cept for a daughter who lived in another state. She had one of those smiles that lights up a room. A smile you could see in the gleam of her eyes. For 98 years she had lived her life to the fullest, but now you could see those years etched deep within her face. On that last day she was so small and frail, her long hair surrounding her head like a halo. We were expecting her daughter any minute. We had called the day before and told her she should come immedi- ately. She loved her mother and was never one to keep her wait- ing. In the meantime, as we had done for many others, we took turns sitting vigil at her bed- side, stroking her hand and speaking to her softly of the years we had known her and the joy it had given us. heroes Some of Cedar Lake Nursing Home's finest- Brenda Cumby, LVN and Detra Williams, Nurse Aide, assist resident Loin Higgins. Even when we are certain in the knowledge that we will leave this world for a much better one, we need the comfort of some- one who loves us. We need to know we're not alone Her daughter had not yet arrived and sion and Christian love as Sue, a nurse aide, laid down next to her, cradled her, and softly sang Amazing Grace, her favorite song. I am blessed to witness the true nature of compassion daily, she was so frightened. In those to be witness to the character last few minutes of"Granny's" of true heroes. You see, I am a life I witnessed true compas- Continued on page 7A 1529 W. Corsicana Ath ms 677-9123 ATHENS TRANSMISSION Two Locations to Serve You FREE Road Test " FREE Diagnostics Free Estimates Se Habla Espanol Visa & Mastercard Accepted Trans Tune-Up $54.95 Most Cars. Indudes Fluid, Filter & Pan Gaskets I I 139A-A Baywood Plaza 1/4 Mile south of GBC on 198 Payne Springs 451-3446