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Old 04-25-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Augusta, Maine
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Hi all...

Okay..Sherman or Paris? That's the question. I don't want to drive 100 years to the nearest walmart or shopping plaza. I would like to have that near me (20 min or so). Houses?? Inexpensive? Expensive? There will be 5 of us all together 3 kids 7, 12 & 14. Nursing school for me and maybe a per diem job as a Phlebotomist (blood drawing) somewhere. Then maybe a hospital nearby to work later on. Maybe an area where the tornado warnings are fewer? hahaha..

Thanks. I appreciate all the help.
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:26 PM
 
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Which nursing school will you be attending? I know there is a nursing program at Grayson County Community College which is in between Sherman and Denison.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:44 PM
 
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Sherman/Denison (it's really just all one town) has much more to offer in the way of shopping/dining/activities for families - 2 SuperWalmarts and all the usual chain restaurants and department store...... and you are much closer to the metroplex (just 40 miles to McKinney/Frisco which has about anything you'd ever want.) Grayson College has an excellent nursing program (LVN, RN and then they co-op with a major university in the metroplex for BS and Master Degrees....can't remember which one but I think it's University of Texas-Arlington). There are two large hospitals that always have a long list of jobs available (Wilson N. Jones - Sherman; Texoma Medical Center -Denison) TMC is building a new medical campus just a couple of miles from Grayson College. It is very near Lake Texoma.

Paris is a nice town, but more rural and smaller than Sher/Den, slower moving....older population. Not much of anywhere to shop/eat and a heckuva long ways to the metroplex (2 hrs, not a good road either). Paris Jr College is a good school with a well-established nursing program. There are two hospitals there, one is pretty small, the other nice-sized and serves a large rural population. I'm sure both have many job openings. I expect the salaries might be lower there, however, because the income level is lower in that area.
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