Glynna, Sharon, Craig and Kinsey Dotson, Gary Hively, and Ronda McIlvain visited the Citizen’s Center last week.

Lunch is served at the Citizen’s Center Monday through Friday at noon. All ages are welcome to eat lunch with us. The cost is $5 per person, and for those 60 years of age and over it is $3.50. Please call us by 9:30 a.m. of the day you plan to have lunch with us. If you know a day in advance, that’s even better.

Thanks to the Internet or our computer system, last week’s article didn’t make it to the Reporter. Hopefully you saw the ad in the paper advertising our recognition of Glenda Tilley’s 25 years of service to the elderly of Somervell County. If you have the opportunity, join us at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept 9, for the celebration. 

Rosie Mimms has started getting things together for the Queen’s Contest on Oct. 10. If you are 60 or older and would like to be one of the contestants, call Rosie at 254-898-8167.  We had such a good time last year.  Janelle Gartrell won the contest last year, which was the first Queen’s Contest held in Glen Rose.

We had our August birthday party on the 26th. Margie Hartsfield came from Stephenville to entertain us. Oleta Conger and Dwain Sandlin celebrated their birthdays and each won a prize for being the oldest present. 

Last week we celebrated the “42” Tournament Champs for 2009. The top team winning with 5 wins through the year was Dorothy Jo Osborn & Ila Verne Stull. The top individual winner was Clark Stewart with 6 wins. The runner up team was Eddie & Billie Flanary; 3rd place was a tie between the teams of Dortha Beck & Floyd Flanary and Jim Halbert & Clark Stewart; and 4th place was a tie between the teams of Veda Gosdin & Nancy Moore and Royce Stacy & Clark Stewart.  Pictures were taken and everybody received a loaf of banana bread from Mary Baker, Tournament Judge.

On the same day we had our regularly scheduled “42” tournament.  The 1st place winners were: Loveda Swaim & Grady May; 2nd place Eddie & Billie Flanary; 3rd place Zula Hunter & Cora Harkins; 4th place was a tie between Veda Gosdin & Nancy Moore and Mary Voss & Charlotte Carmichael. The other teams competing were Roy Mercer & James Kelley; Rhonda McIlvain & Gail Chisholm; Trey Welch & Ann Parham; Royce Stacy & Clark Stewart; Pat Thompson & Don Baker; Dorothy Jo Osborn & Ila Verne Stull; and Floyd Flanary & Dortha Beck. 

If you are 60 or older, what activities would you like to have available at the Citizen’s Center?  What would entice you to join us during the day?  We would love to hear from you. Call 254-897-2139.

We are desperately in need of bingo prizes.  Prizes can be good, clean garage sale items, personal care, jewelry, etc.    

Activities at the Citizen’s Center beginning Sept. 14: Wii games and Walmart shopping on Monday; ceramics, needlework and Community Resource Networking on Tuesday; “42” tournament, Clark Cole and health screening on Wednesday; TOPS and David’s grocery shopping on Thursday; bingo with Wanda, quilting, shop & swap and Brookshire’s’ grocery shopping on Friday. 

Menus for the week: 

Sept. 14 - Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, green peas, cornbread, chocolate pudding and milk.

Sept. 15 - Butterbeans with ham, fried okra, stewed tomatoes, cornbread, lemon cake and milk.

Sept. 16 - Country fried steak with gravy, mash potatoes, green bean casserole, roll, apple cobbler and milk.

Sept. 17 - baked potato with all the fixings, veggie soup, crackers, watermelon and milk.

Sept. 18 - Catfish, pinto beans, coleslaw, hushpuppies, cookies and milk.