Special to the Reporter

Our scrapbooking sessions will be on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 25. We will provide tools like scissors, paper cutters, hot glue, templates, etc. Just bring your pictures, mementos, papers and embellishments. There should be plenty of papers and embellishments available for sharing and Mary has lots of ideas and books to help you along.

We're also having our first Bunco tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. If you haven't signed up yet, just call the center and let us know that youĂ-d like to play. This game is easy, so even if youĂ-ve never played, you will be able to start right in with us. If you can roll dice, you can play Bunco.

We are planning a trip to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center sometime in October, as we didnĂ-t have enough interest in going while it's still so blazingly hot. Please call or come by the center if you think you would be interested and watch for details in future articles.

We will be celebrating our seniors this Friday, Aug. 20, at 11:30 a.m. in honor of National Senior Citizens Day. Even if you donĂ-t look or feel like a senior, we would love for you to join us.

If you are over 60 and need assistance with food items, the First United Methodist Church Food Bank may be able to help. There is a one-page application and proof of income and residency are required. If you meet the income requirement, you can receive an assortment of dry goods, frozen and fresh foods every month. Call the Citizens Center or come by and ask for Jan. We also have food stamp (now called the SNAP program) applications at the center for those needing assistance.

Activities at the Citizens Center beginning Aug. 23 are: "42," exercise and Wii bowling on Monday; "42," needlework and ceramics on Tuesday; Bunco tournament, August birthday celebration and scrapbooking with Mary on Wednesday; "42," exercise* and DavidĂ-s grocery shopping on Thursday; "42," Bingo, quilting and Brookshire's grocery shopping on Friday. Besides the scheduled activities, there are games, puzzles, quilting, "42" and visiting going on every day.

*There was a misprint in our newsletter. Exercise class on Thursdays is still at 10:30 a.m., not 3 p.m.

If there is an activity or outing you would like to see at the center, please feel free to make suggestions.

Come join us.

Recent visitors to the center were Alice and Arnie Gaydosh, who visited with us for the first time last Friday for our catfish lunch. Ted and Sharon Jett, whom we haven't seen in a while, were also here for the catfish.

Remember, you donĂ-t have to be senior to come and enjoy all of our activities or eat lunch with us.

Don't forget to visit our website at for menus, activities, articles, links to other sites and lots of pictures. Our number is 897-2139.

Menus for the week are:

Monday, Aug. 23

Beef and cabbage casserole

Breaded tomatoes

Blackeyed peas


Banana nut cake


Tuesday, Aug. 24

King Ranch chicken

Green peas

Tossed salad

Wheat roll

Pecan pie bars


Wednesday, Aug. 25

Pot roast w/gravy

Roasted potatoes



Birthday cake


Thursday, Aug. 26

Chicken salad sandwich

Tomato basil soup




Friday, Aug. 27

Catfish ( baked cod for homebound)

Pinto beans

Cole slaw