Special to the Reporter

We hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Our group had a great time on Friday at our Mother’s Day program.

Mary Voss was the oldest mother present. Carlie English was the mom with the most children — eight. Carlie also won with the most grandchildren - 19. Loveda Swaim won with the most great- grandchildren — 27. All moms received pink carnations with pink ribbons. The other moms present were: Alice Lance, Dorothy Jo Osborn, Lanell Sandlin, Sandra Catrell, Nancy Pierson, Mary Parish, Mary Ann Gilbreath, Sue Oldenburg, Betty Townson, Doris Carnes, Doris Hesprey, Frankie Stout, Marylou Doshier, Leta McKnight and Betty Black.

Stella Marlow celebrated her third anniversary working at the Citizens Center. Congrats, Stella, we hope you’re with us for a long time to come.

One of our local bridge groups joined us at the Citizens Center last week. The ladies were: Ellen Rice, Linda Landers, Janet Burkhart, Dorothy Jo Osborn, Julie Conner, Connie Wyckoff, Ginger English and Louise Brandenburg.

The winners of last week’s “42” tournament were: First place, Roy Mercer and James Kelley; second place Royce Stacy and Clark Stewart; third place, Zula Hunter and Cora Harkins; and fourth place, Veda Gosdin and Nancy Moore. Other teams participating were Loveda Swaim and Grady May, Marcy Copell and Roger Jordan, Mary Voss and Charlotte Carmichael, Floyd Flanary and Don Baker, Dorothy Jo Osborn and Ila Verne Stull, Alice Lance and Janelle Gartrell, Pat Thompson and Leta McKnight, and Ann Parham and Trey Welch. Many thanks to Mary Baker for acting as organizer and tournament judge.

Pauline Price, Bettie Campbell and Alice Lance are having quite a week with the Wii Challenge. Pauline stumped everyone in the second game of bowling with a strike in the first eight frames, then picking up a spare in the ninth. She finished the 10th frame picking up the split spare and finishing with a strike. Her final score was 267. Bettie Campbell picked up the difficult 4, 7, 10 split twice, once in the third game and then in the fourth game. These girls need some competition, they’re just getting too good.

This week we are holding our 40th annual “Older Texan Awards” honoring older Texans in our community. The Citizens Center started this tradition way back in 1971 and many fine older members of our community have received this award in the past 39 years. Please join us on May 12 at 11 a.m. and see who is awarded this year. It might be you.

Activities at the Citizens Center beginning on May 17 are: Wii games and exercise class on Monday; needlework, ADRC meeting and bluegrass and gospel music on Tuesday; health screening, “42” tournament and Clark Cole on Wednesday; exercise and David’s grocery shopping on Thursday; and bingo, quilting, shop n’ swap 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 for menus, activities, articles, links to other sites and lots of pictures.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Coleman Pugh.

Get-well wishes go out to Sandy Hudson, our receptionist.

Menus for the week:

May 12 - Barbecue Chicken, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Roll, Peach Cobbler; May 13 - Meatloaf, O’Brien Potatoes, Mexi-Corn, Roll, Buttermilk Pie; May 14 - Hamburger, Home Fries, Cole Slaw,

Cookies; May 17 - Santa Fe Chicken w/ Pasta, Carrots,

Tossed Salad, Italian Roll,

Chocolate Pudding; May 18 - Pork Chop w/ Gravy, Wild Rice, Brussel Sprouts, Biscuit, Coconut Pie; May 19 - Country Fried Steak w/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll, Apple Crisp

All meals served with choice of coffee, tea, or milk.