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Luling’s Svoboda speaks to RCRSP
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Joe Svoboda of Luling spoke to the Refugio County Retired School Personnel about the Personal Energy Transportation Project of Texas or P.E.T. at its meeting at the Refugio City Hall on Oct. 9.

The project is a ministry formed to provide mobility to people who have lost the use of their legs as a result of polio, land mines, injury, amputation or disease.

By providing three-wheeled, hand-cranked wheelchairs, P.E.T. serves the needs of people in the greatest need of mobility. More than 10,000 P.E.T.s have been shipped to 60 different countries world-wide. The project is based in Luling. Its web site is www.pettexas-luling.org.

During the meeting, the community volunteer service committee reported a total of 177,765.5 volunteer hours that were submitted district-wide for the 2007 calendar year.

In other matters, President Anita Barber, who presided over the meeting, urged local members to contact state legislators and encourage them to support the cost of living raise.

Minnie Lou Sutton also reported that the books to be distributed to some local school children have been purchased.

Following the meeting refreshments were served and door prizes were awarded.

The next meeting is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. at Refugio City Hall, Thursday, Nov. 13. The members will drive to the Fagan House in Tivoli.
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