We hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Christmas and New Yearís holiday.

It seems that the dreary days of winter have come to stay for a while, so why not come down to the Somervell County Citizens Center to enjoy some warmth and fellowship? Just remember to call by 9:30 a.m. if you plan to have lunch.

The center is getting a new flooring - please excuse the mess while the carpet is being removed and the new floor is being laid. The next dance will be held Friday, Jan. 11, featuring Steve Blackburn and the new floor, which is expected to be completed by that time, will offer plenty of dancing room. Admission is $5 at the door.

The center is currently seeking quilters who are willing to work on various projects, which are sold to raise additional funding. Quilting is also a fun way to socialize. Anyone who is interested in joining but doesn't know how to quilt, can learn - Alice Lance will be glad to teach you. It's as simple as threading a needle and sewing by hand.

The citizens center is currently accepting applications for a custodian. Interested parties are encouraged to apply in person at 209 S.W. Barnard Street.

There was no Bunco tournament last week due to the holidays and construction. The winners of the previous Forty-Two tournament were Nancy Moore and Dortha Beck in first place; there was a tie for second between the teams of Tamra Black and Pat Thompson and Royce Stacy and Clark Stewart; tied for third were Roy Mercer and James Kelly and Billie and Eddie Flanary; the teams of Janelle Gartrell and Loveda Swaim and Marcy Capell and Ann Parham tied for fourth place. Ila Verne Stull and Dorothy Jo Osborn, John and Phyllis Psencik and Roger Jordan and Zula Hunter also played in the tournament.

Activities at the center beginning Jan. 7 are: Chess and Bingo on Monday; woodcarvers, sewing/quilting and evening movie on Tuesday; Bunco tournament and health screening by Interim Home Health on Wednesday; chess and Davidís shopping on Thursday and Bingo, Brookshire's shopping and dance on Friday.

In addition to the scheduled activities, there are games, puzzles, quilting, Forty-Two and visiting daily.

A representative from Texas Neighborhood Services will not be at the center in January. She will resume her regular schedule - the first Wednesday of the month - in February. Applications for utility bill assistance are available at the center.

If you know anyone who may need meals, transportation, an emergency response system, medical equipment, food stamp, Medicaid, food bank or utility assistance applications or any other senior oriented services, call or stop by the center.

You donít have to be a senior citizen to enjoy activities or eat lunch.

Visit glenrosesccoa.com for menus, activities, articles and more. You may also stay connected with the center by liking "Somervell Citizensí CenterĒ on Facebook. Call (254) 897-2139 for more information.