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Some having a harder time staying out of the sun than others

The best way to keep cool is to stay in the air conditioning, but many people in our community don't have a safe place to go when the temperatures get warm.

With temperatures almost touching 90 Friday, some people in town had a hard time staying out of the sun.

"I just have to try to find somewhere to go where it's cool," explained Community Inn guest Danice Turner, "you sit out here, sometimes you can't get a hold of any water before you get up here so it's kinda like you just sit here and wait until you go inside to get water, and we can't go inside until 7 o'clock."

Turner stays at the Community Inn each night. Ginny Ramsey helps run it.

"Our big concern is that this weekend is going to be brutal," says Ramsey, "ball caps, sunscreen, Gatorade and water can help keep our folks from really suffering and ending up ill from this weather."

Ramsey set up a make shift tent Friday to help guests beat the heat while they waited to get inside, but she says she'll keep it up all summer, as long as the temperatures are high.

Ramsey is always looking for donations of water and extra shade for the Community Inn.

The Community Action Center's also requesting help right now. They want $100 donations to help them buy air conditioning units for people that can't afford them.


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