Special to the Reporter

Can you believe it is nearly time for school to start? Where has the summer gone? Where has this year gone? It has been a wonderful year here at the center, but we have forgotten to recognize some of our employees in the past month or so. Angie Dally, from the kitchen, has been with us for a year as of June,  Cindy Rios, our housekeeper, has been with us two years as of June also and Vanessa Metker has been in our business office for a year this month. We would also like to wish a belated birthday to the head of our kitchen, Judy Ward, whose birthday was last month.

The winners of last week’s “42” tournament were: Eddie and Billie Flanary won first place. There was a tie for second between the teams of Veda Gosdin and Nancy Moore and Floyd Flanary and Dortha Beck. Third place went to Roy Mercer and James Kelly and there was a tie for fourth place between Loveda Swaim and Grady May and Zula Hunter and Cora Harkins. Other participants in the tournament were: Royce Stacy and Clark Stewart, Alice Lance and Janelle Gartrell, Dorothy Jo Osborn and Ila Verne Stull, Mary Voss and Charlotte Carmichael, Billie Jean Pickens and Marcy Copell and Pat Thompson  and Ann Parham. A big thanks to Mary Baker for judging the tournament.

Even though seniors are special every day here at the center, we would like to give special honor to them for National Senior Citizens Day. Officially it is on Aug. 21, but we will have our celebration on Friday, August 20, at 11:30 a.m.

Our Tai Chi class will be starting August 5 in the Paluxy Room. The class will meet once a week on Thursdays for eight weeks from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost for each class is $10 and payment may be made per week, per month or for the entire eight weeks. We still have one or two possible openings, so call the center and ask for Alice for more information.

We have recruited a leader for our walking club. Details forthcoming.

Have you been looking for a unique gift for someone? We still have some of the pendants (in two sizes), bracelets and tie tacks created for us by local jeweler, Jess Hardie. They are all sterling silver and are signed and numbered by him. They are all $25 each and you may view and purchase them at the Citizens Center. All proceeds go to the Somervell County Committee on Aging. They would make a nice memento of Glen Rose.

We would like to schedule some more weekend outings, but it will be in a couple months or so when it gets cooler. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please call Jan or Pam at the center.

Activities at the Citizens Center beginning on August 2 are exercise and Wii on Monday; Treadway hearing screening, needlework and ceramics on Tuesday; “42” tournament, Clark Cole and Palo Pinto utility assistance on Wednesday; Agrilife meeting, exercise and David’s grocery shopping on Thursday; and 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. 

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

Come join us.

Our condolences to the families of Jimmy Branham.

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

Menus for the week of Aug. 2 are:

Aug. 2

Swiss steak

Green beans

New potatoes

Roll

Apple cobbler

Milk

Aug. 3

Enchilada casserole

Pinto beans

Spanish rice

Fritos

Pineapple pudding

Milk

Aug. 4

Chicken strips

Mashed potatoes

Green peas

Roll

Chocolate cake

Milk

Aug. 5

Spaghetti with meat sauce

Italian vegetables

Tossed salad

Garlic toast

Jello/fruit

Milk

Aug. 6

Pork chop

Wild rice

Green lima beans

Biscuit

Cookies