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Mary Brents and her dog, Noel, enjoy a warm summer afternoon, thanks to a group of volunteers who recently built a ramp in front of her home. Brents was home bound prior to the project because rotting boards on her previous ramp could not support her motorized wheelchair.

By CHRIS AGEE | cagee@mineralwellsindex.com

Mary Brents was home bound for months because rotten beams on her porch and ramp were unable to support her motorized wheelchair.

A fortuitous encounter with several individuals from area churches recently remedied her problem when they arrived at her home the morning of July 14th to build her a new ramp and replace boards on her front porch.

"They call themselves Palo Pinto Carpenters," she said. "They built a ramp so that I could get out of my house and they didn't charge not one penny."

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