Special to the Reporter

Last week was National Volunteer Week and we honored our center volunteers with a complimentary lunch, certificate of service, bookmark with poem and loaves of our Judy’s homemade bread. We had about 20 in attendance, but there are so many more who were unable to come to the ceremony. We appreciate all of you who help enrich our lives at the center.

The winners of last week’s “42” tournament were: First place, Clark Stewart and Royce Stacy; second place, Loveda Swaim and Grady May; third place, Dortha Beck and Floyd Flanary; and fourth place, Nancy Moore and Veda Gosdin.

Other teams participating in the tournament were Dorothy Jo Osborn and Ila Verne Stull, Zula Hunter and Cora Harkins, Pat Thompson and Leta McKnight, Roy Mercer and James Kelley, Roger Jordan and Marcy Capell, Mary Voss and Charlotte Carmichael, Ann Parham and Trey Welch and Janelle Gartrell and Alice Lance.  Many thanks go out to Mary Baker, our tournament judge.

A group of 14 traveled down to Fredericksburg last Saturday.  The agenda went like this . . . first stop was the Dutchman’s Hidden Valley for candy, buffalo jerky and all kinds of goodies, lunch at a German restaurant in Fredericksburg, tour Wildseed Farms and, of course, view the wildflowers along the way.  The girls and guys were tired but said the trip was worth it.

  Don’t forget to bring your plants or seeds to swap this Friday for Arbor Day. Though Arbor Day is traditionally about trees, we wanted to celebrate with plants of all kinds, so thin out those plants and harvest those seeds and come have some fun learning about gardening.

Happy April Birthday to employees Sandy Hudson, Jimmy McKinney and Jan Crume.

The Older Texan Awards are scheduled for Wednesday, May 12, at 11 a.m. at the Citizens Center.  Come and join us for the program and see who is honored this year.

We have been enjoying the plays and musical performances at the Granbury Opera House and Cleburne Plaza this year and we have several new shows scheduled for April and May — on April 30, Nobody Sings Sad Songs in Granbury, and on May 21, The Day the Music Died is playing in Granbury.  If you are interested in attending any or all of these performances, come by the Citizens Center and sign up.  The cost is $9 for Cleburne and $10 for Granbury.

Activities at the Citizens Center beginning May 3 are: Wii games and exercise class on Monday; needlework, ceramics and hearing screening on Tuesday; “42” tournament, Palo Pinto Utility Assistance and Clark Cole on Wednesday; exercise and David’s grocery shopping on Thursday; bingo, quilting, Mother’s Day celebration and Brookshire’s grocery shopping on Friday.  Besides the scheduled activities, there are “42” games, puzzles, quilting and visiting going on every day.  Come join us.

Don’t forget to visit our Web site at www.glenrosesccoa.com for menus, activities, articles, links to other sites and lots of pictures.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Gene Forsythe.

Menus for the next week:

April 28

Pot Roast, Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, Roll, Cake

April 29

Pizza, Salad, Jello/Fruit

April 30

Chicken w/Wild Rice, Broccoli, Mexi-Corn, Cornbread, Cookies

May 3

Swiss Steak, Mac & Cheese, Peas & Carrots, Roll, Banana Pudding

May 4

Pizza, Salad, Jello/Fruit

May 5

Chicken Strips, Mashed Potato, Spinach, Roll, Chocolate Cake

All meals include coffee, tea or milk.