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December 25, 2012

Hospice speaks to group

MOULTRIE — Jamie Clayton and Connie Richter, Hospice representatives from Colquitt Regional, spoke to the Sunshine Club at Oak Dale Baptist Church.

They related how Hospice cares for the patients, such as dealing with stress, giving emotional and spiritual support, cheering up the family, helping with needs and making the patient comfortable.

Hospice has camp for kids who have lost their family members and helps them to deal with the loss of a loved one.

The facility also recognizes the importance of spiritual matters and help patients and family cope with loneliness, isolation and fear.

The goal of Hospice is to help patients use their physical abilities as fully as possible, and help with practical issues such as putting their financial matters in order.

Faye Rowe presided over the meeting and Johnny Fletcher gave the devotion. He chose Genesis 34 as his text.

Mildred Rentz placed flowers on each ofthe tables in the social hall.

Lorena Barhite gave the door prizes to Johnny Fletcher and Dorothy Spruill. She also presented a gift to each of the Hospice representatives.

The group sang “Happy Birthday” to Cleo Lane.

As a Christmas project, the Sunshine Club chose to find a needy family and help them have a “Merry Christmas.”

Members of the Sunshine Club went to Doerun to the Tyson Museum and then met at Applebees for lunch.

Members attending the covered dish dinner were Shirley Mims, Lorena Barhite, Laura McCorkle, Faye Rowe, Dorothy Spruill, Mrytle

Thornton, Cleo Lane, Dora and Johnny Fletcher, Mabel Thomason, Mildred Rentz, Barbara Neidermeyer and guests, Jamie Clayton and Connie Richter.

. Then meeting ended with Prayer for the ones on the Prayer List.

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