Category: News


WeldenField’s Cheryl Morton’s breast cancer story didn’t start with her own diagnosis. It started with her mother’s. 

Cheryl Morton at ReceptionWhen she was a junior in high school, her then-45-year-old mother discovered she had breast cancer. At 17, Cheryl found herself taking on the role of caretaker, assisting with her mother’s needs at home and driving her to medical appointments. After a year of intensive treatment, her mother passed away from the disease. 

A little over 10 years later, she found herself in the same position. This time, however, Morton’s daughter was only six months old. 

“The initial diagnosis…I was in a lot of shock,” said Morton. “You hear it and you don’t hear it. I thought, ‘am I going to have to go through the same thing as my mom?’”

Read entire article here on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Website


Cheryl Morton, pictured with Charles Welden. Photo Credit:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Sulphur, LA Recognized for High Achievement in Quality and Excellence

Congratulations to Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Sulphur (Lake Charles), Louisiana for achieving a passing score above 90 in all categories in the Standards Evaluation that was performed in December 2019.

This High Achievement recognition places Sulphur Express in the top ten percent of Expresses for guest experience and quality assurance scores.   Southern Hospitality Services has received this award 9 or ten times for HIES in 20 years.

Holiday Inn Express – Sulphur, Louisiana team holding their 2018 Quality Excellence Award

Thankful Residents Share Why They Love Living at Orchards of Sweet Apple

After reading the frightful articles about Assisted Living and Nursing Homes in the newspaper recently, it made Wilson and I realize how thankful we are to have found our “retirement” home here in Sweet Apple.

We are so grateful for the Architect at the Orchards who thought long and hard about the features of our home. One story, a spare bedroom for guests, one bathroom for a handicapped individual, a spacious Master bedroom, lovely Den, a convenient kitchen and an inviting Family Room complete with fireplace. One important feature that we needed was a long wall in the Family Room that would accommodate our large TV!  We have that too! The gorgeous Sun Room is an extra bonus!

These beautiful surroundings and “carefree” maintenance of the exterior, along with being close to family, have made our move to Roswell seem Providential. We look forward to the future with confidence that we WILL be able to remain in our own WONDERFUL home!

With Thankful hearts,
Wilson & Elaine