The Dublin Citizen (Dublin, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 20, 1997 Page: 3 of 44

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Lezlea Hull and Mamie Gatlin in lobby
Irene Wiggins in her apartment
Retirement center opens doors
By KARI LANTING
Contributing Writer
The building has come full
circle.
It was bom as a hospital, a vital
source of health care for a commu-
nity of 3,000. Then it was closed,
painful testimony to the fate of
many rural hospitals.
The building remained vacant
for several years, opening briefly
as a day care center, then again as
a temporary library.
And now, there is life again, this
time as a retirement center under
the ownership of Keith and Bobbie
Nichols, and management of Wil-
lard Mann.
The center is a place of transi-
tion for people who are unable to
live alone but are not candidates
for a nursing home.
The doors of Three Oaks Retire-
ment Center swung open last week
to admit its first two residents.
Where there was once a sterile
environment -- both literally and
aesthetically ~ there is now the
warmth of lush green and rose
carpeting and tapestry furnishings.
Oak leaves are engraved in door
trim, a project of Nichois’ wood
working hobby.
The name came from the three
oak trees which grow on the
property.
The retirement home will even-
tually offer 19 apartments - 13
singles and six two-room units.
Residents will be provided three
meals a day and the dining area is
suitable for family gatherings.
Amenities will eventually include
a game room, sewing room, a
theater room that will show weekly
movies, an exercise room and
beauty shop.
Lezlea Hull lives on site and has
become what Mann refers to as
“my right hand.” She was previ-
ously employed as activities direc-
tor at Golden Age Manor Nursing
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March 22 & 23
& March 29'
Look for the blue and white
dove decal for family-
oriented movies guaranteed
to be free of any explicit sex,
graphic violence qnd
profanity.
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New Movies
in this week:
• American Buffalo
• Carl dad Sangrienta
• Los Chaper Heroes
• First Wives Club
• Frankenstein & Me
• Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves
• The Long Kiss Good Night
• MK&A: Case of US. Navy
• MK&Ai Case of Volcano Mystery
• Pathfinder
• Los Reyes De La Macana
• Supercop
• Terror En La Montana
• Walking and Talking
MovltUaR
Open 10 til 10
7 days a week
445-4410
Home, which is also owned by the
Nicholses.
Irene Wiggins and Mamie Gatlin
are the first two residents of Three
Oaks. Both admit to feeling more
secure in the center than they did
in their homes.
“1 never thought there would be
a place for me like this,” Mrs.
Gatlin said. “It’s a good feeling to
know I have a good home here.
I’ve got my own furniture and
things around me and good friends
close here in town.”
Mrs. Wiggins said she “was
probably fine” living alone in her
own home, but “I feel more secure
here."
“It’s a good feeling to know
someone is here. I’m independent
and yet it's wonderful to have the
companionship of others.”
Mrs. Wiggins, who was reared in
the Wilson community near Edna
Hill, said she is proud to invite
friends to visit her here. “My
daughter told me she thinks I made
the right decision. It’s really beau-
tiful here.”
“I*ve had a real sense of satisfac-
tion being involved in this,” Mann
said. “There is a need for a facility
such as this. It will serve the
community well.”
BRIEFS
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BARBEQUE, AUCTION
The Carlton Volunteer Fire De-
partment's annual barbecue and
auction is set for 5 p.m. Saturday,
March 29. Tickets are $5 for
adults and $3 for children under
12. The auction will follow the
meal. There will be a drawing for
a barbecue pit smoker.
NURSING WORKSHOP
A workshop entitled "Depression
and the Nurse, the Patient and the
Family" will be offered by Lee
Healthcare and UTA School of
Nursing from 1 to 4 p.m. March 22
at 110 E. Main in Hamilton. Cost
is $15. For information, call Bon-
nie Kahle at (817) 272-3527
FARM/RANCH DAY
The annual Comanche County
Farm, Ranch and Dairy Day is set
for Thursday, March 27 at the '
Comanche Community Center.
Exhibits will open at 9 am. A
catered meal for exhibitors and
producers will be served at noon.
For more information, call (915)
356-2558.
Cammunitywide
cleanup set for
April 5 by KDB E
The Keep Dublin Beautiful
Committee, in conjunction with
the Great Texas Trash-Off, will
hold a comm unity wide cleanup
beginning at 9 am. Saturday,
April 5 at the Miller Grist Mill.
Melba Reed will be at the mill
to assign work projects and hand
out trash bags.
"The event has been tremen-
dously helpful in making Dublin
more attractive," said KDB mem-
ber Sharon Locke. "There is al-
ways so much left to be done •
come help us and wear gloves.”
Kendrick family
has reunion,
The Kendrick family met March
15 for a reunion at Perry Hall in
Dublin.
A total of 43 people attended
including Nelda and Jr. Spraggins;
Sonny and Brenda Spraggins; Will-
iam Spraggins; Samantha Wad-
sworth; David Simms; Kevin and
Amy Spraggins and Jr. and Jordan,
Charlotte and I^arry Walters; Pete
King; Jackie, Angela and Gary
Eoff; James and Peggy Gage; Jerry
Don and Aileen Gage; Don and
Coco Rhodes; Rob and Ann
Steams; Thelma Killgore; Tammy,
Madi and Justin Grooms; Alanna,
Stacy and Dusty Ruitz.
Deadline extended
for TAES soil,
manure sampling *
The deadline for free soil and
manure testing by the Texas Agri-
cultural Extension Service has
been extended until March 31.
Sampling supplies may be
picked up in Dublin at Bradberry’s
Best, Gore Brothers or the Texas
State Soil and Water Conservation
office.
The Upper North Bosque River
Project sponsors the testing to
encoupge proper application of
fertilizer and manure to crops and
yards.
LIFE S<
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Adam Moyer was presented two awards at the 1997 Houston
Livestock Show and Rodeo Dairy Scramble Banquet on March 1. ’
The Dublin FFA student was presented with the second place ring
showmanship award and the third place Holstein dairy scramble
premium winner award. Adam won the right to participate in the
banquet after being awarded a $1,000 calf purchase certificate in
the 1996 show. He submitted monthly reports to show officials and
his donor, kepi a photo record, groomed and cared for the heifer
and wrote a 500-word essay detailing the experience. His project
was completed through the guidance of Vocational Ag teacher
Weldon Whitehead. He is pictured with C.D. Wilkerson, donor.
Deadline set for bids
on forfeited state land
A catalog lifting 109 tracts of
forfeited stale land reserved exclu-
sively for bids from Texas veterans
is now available front the Texas
Veterans Laud Board (VLB).
Bids will be opened on April 29,
1997 at 1 p.m.
Tlic catalog, which contains bid-
ding instructions and a detailed
description of each tract, can be
ordered by cailiug 1-800-252-
VETS.
Located in more than 65 coun-
ties, the tracts range in size from
five to 80 acres. The tracts, known
as Type I tracts, can be purchased
with no down payment. Bids are
restricted to eligible Texas veter-
ans.
Texas veterans will receive a
7.64 percent interest rate with a
30-ycar assumable fixed-rate loan.
A $25 lion-refundable fee for each
bid is required.
KID5 & COMPANY
LICENSED GROUP DAY HOME
CERTIFIED CPR S, FIRST AID
OPEN MONDAC-FRIDAY 7:00-5:30
359 LIVE OAK <495-9998
Weather Watchin1
(National Weather 5en/ice
report from Arra Lee Nelson)
March 12 - March 18
Date Hi Low Rain
3-12 65 56
3-13 78 40
3-14 49 30
3-15 49 31
3-16 51 45 T
3-17 68 51
3-18 64 40
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You’re Invited...
Please join us for the 1997 Spring Health Fair. This year's
health fair will have various prevention and wellness tips on
how to stay healthy. Many free screenings will also be
available. Take advantage of this offering to improve
your health, Saturday, March 22,1997, at the Graham
Street Church of Christ Family Center.
The following physicians will provide health care
screenings and information at the 1997 Spring
Health Fair:
Richard Covin, M.D.
Glaucoma screenings
Cataract screenings
PRK screenings
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Avi Deshmukh, M.D.
Prostate screenings
Incontinence education
Impotence education
Lester Ong, M.D.
Colon cancer education!
Diabetes education
Steve Erck, M.D.
Skin cancer screenings
Kelly Doggett, M.D.
Health screening consultation
The 1997 Spring Health Fair is a joint effort by Harris Methodist
Erath County and Stephenville Medical & Surgical Clinic
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