The military has come and gone! We sure did enjoy learning more about the services our military provides for the citizens of this great country. They truly impacted the lives of many people in the Delta of Arkansas during their two week mission. There were hundreds of teeth pulled, 250 dogs and cats spayed and neutered, over a hundred pairs of glasses made, and doctor's treatment galore. All total they provided services to 5,595 patients in this part of the country. It was one of the most positive things to happen in this area in a long time. Thanks to the US Army, Navy, and Air Force Reserves for coming to share your talents and skills. You won't be forgotten!
Yesterday the Air Force and Army Reserves began arriving in Helena to establish the medical mission facilities. They will be here through the 19th or 20th providing free medical and dental care and veterinary services to our community free of charge as a part of their readiness training. These troops are from as far away as Boston, Kentucky, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Dana and I are looking forward to having the Leadership Team staying with us. In addition to the daily breakfast, Dana and I will be serving about 20 of the soldiers dinner each evening. I am looking forward to meeting all of these fine officers. Thank you for choosing to come to the Delta for this training.
At the end of last week someone dropped a Tabby kitten off in our front yard. She is a precious kitten with white paws and wonderful yellow stripes. Her bright green eyes are large and expressive. We have been trying to find her a new home because an inside cat may not work out for guests with allergies. We are afraid to leave her outside because there are critters that might harm her that travel through here sometimes. We decided to name her Biscuit because we thought that would be an appropriate name for a Tabby Bed and Breakfast cat.