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The Health Center of Southeast Texas recently observed National Health Center Week. The staff was treated to an appreciation lunch and gifts, and the patients were treated to gifts as well.The Health Center of Southeast Texas recently observed National Health Center Week. The staff was treated to an appreciation lunch and gifts, and the patients were treated to gifts as well.

By Yvonne Cones

The Health Center of South East Texas held a National Health Center Week recently. 

The theme was “Lighting the Way for Healthier Communities Today.” The staff at every center, as well as every patient seen that week were given gifts and the staff were also treated to lunch in appreciation for all their hard work. 

Melaney Strickland, the Marketing/Outreach Coordinator, said that the week was a success. The Centers, there is one in Shepherd and in Cleveland as well as other sites, recently held free COVID-19 testing for anyone and has been very active in the community. 

You can call with questions or to schedule an appointment by calling Melaney at 281-592-2224 ext 206.

The Coldspring Garden Club held its first meeting of the new year in Coldspring Community Center on Sept. 3. Social distancing and mask wearing were observed and the french doors to the lovely garden were open. 

The talk on “Creating a Wildflower Garden for Butterflies” was given by Darnell Schrieber, a Master Gardener and Volunteer Alum at Mercer Arboretum, where she holds the title of “Seed Queen.” You can see that Darnell knows a lot about gardens. 

She also designed the Nature Trail at Cape Royale, so this was an excellent start for the Garden Club in what has been a difficult year. I know a lot of us have turned to working more out in our yards when we were more or less house bound. 

The Garden Club is a wonderful resource for many of us. Meetings are at 1.30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. 

Go to the Facebook page for more info.

Coldspring Area Art League, CAAL, is another great resource for the creative person, or even not so creative person. Art is a very subjective thing and any form can be fulfilling. 

I know about this since I taught Art and Pottery many years ago in an English high school. Recently the League were saddened by the loss of one of their own. 

Lou Turpin, a unique personality, full of humor and intelligence, who passed away. Turpin always brought her work to Chamber events and last year shared a space with Linda Deeter, an award winning artist member of CAAL, at Shepherd Celebration for Independence Day. 

Go to the Facebook page to find out more about this organization.

The Chamber phone died on me this week! I have to replace it but you can always email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please write Chamber in the subject heading. 

I get a lot of emails. I hope to be back on track next week.

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