The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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June 21, 2013

Our Town: PRMC Senior Friends tour new Bush library

PALESTINE — Fifty members of the Palestine Regional Medical Center’s Senior Friends group took a tour bus trip to Dallas to visit the newly opened George W. Bush Library and Museum on June 10.

After passing through long lines of security checks, the group was able to view a replica of the Oval Office and a pictorial depiction of the events of 9-11, along with a large steel beam from the World Trade Center in New York.

The museum and library, which sits on the Southern Methodist University campus, featured items, tokens and memorials from the eight years that Bush, the 43rd President, was in office.

Dru Steadman, volunteer coordinator and Senior Friends Advisor for PRMC has several trips in the planning stages for the Senior Friends group.

Steadman welcomes seniors who are 50 years of age or older to join the program, which features exercise classes, a monthly brunch with guest speakers, a game day and a once a month “lunch-out” with a trip to different local restaurants.

For more information about PRMC’s Senior Friends, call 903-731-1383.

Myrtle Beach trip planned

Meals on Wheels Dogwood Travelers are sponsoring a seven-day, six-night trip to the Myrtle Beach and Charleston, S.C. area Sept. 21-27. The bus will depart from the Palestine Senior Activity Center, 200 N. Church St.  

The trip is a fund-raiser for the Meals on Wheels of Palestine Inc.’s homebound meal program.

Attractions will include many sites of Myrtle Beach, with time at the Village of Barefoot Landing; dinner and a show at the Alabama Theater with a backstage tour; a dinner at Phillip’s Crabhouse and the show “Le Grande Cirque;” a Jazz Brunch at The House of Blues; and Broadway at the Beach.

Also included on the trip is a day tour of Charleston, which will include a guided tour of the city; the historic Charleston Market; as well as a harbor cruise of Charleston which will include The Battery, Patriots Point and Fort Sumter. The tour will include six nights lodging, travel by motorcoach, five breakfasts and four dinners.

Cost of the trip for two in a room is $849 per person; three in a room is $829 per person; and one in a room is $1,039 per person. A $100 deposit will secure a place on the trip with the balance needing to be paid by Aug. 1. First deposit is due no later than July 20.

For more information or to request a brochure, call 903-729-6344 or email

Mary Rainwater may be reached via e-mail at


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