Special to the Reporter

What beautiful weather we’ve had. Seems like just yesterday it was over 100 degrees.

We are celebrating Halloween here at the center on Friday, Oct. 29, with a costume contest and pumpkin-decorating contest. There will be a prize for the best costume and best pumpkin. Don’t miss it.

Cow Patty Bingo is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 30, as well as a bake sale, cake walk and quilt raffle. This is a fundraiser for the automated defibrillators for the center. We will also be handing out candy to the kids during "Safe Treat."

We had our second Bunco tournament last week with Marcy Copell having the most wins, Loucille Lewis with the most losses and a three-way tie between Grady May, Loveda Swaim and Cora Harkins for the most Buncos. Others playing in the tournament were Mary Baker, Vanessa Metker, Janet Stacy, Don Baker, Alice Lance, Royce Stacy, Norma Wright, Dorothy Jo Osborn, Louise McCoy, Jim Riley, Zula Hunter, Doris Carnes, Jay Wright, Ann Parham and Patsy Thompson.

Our Wii bowlers are getting better by the week. Come on down and bowl with us on Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

The center's exercise class will try something new on Thursday, Oct. 21. They will learn how to use stretch bands for arm, leg and abdominal strengthening. There are several bands, so everyone can participate no matter their strength. If you aren’t already exercising with us, please call or just show up on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

We still need a couple of volunteers to call bingo on Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. If you would like to volunteer for one Friday or every Friday, please call the center and ask for Jan.

We have a new group of chess players here at the Center. They have at least a couple of tables going every Monday and Thursday starting at 11 a.m. and playing until…whenever. If you’re interested, just drop in.

Activities at the Citizens Center beginning on Oct. 11 are: “42,” exercise, Wii bowling, Wal-Mart shopping and chess on Monday; “42,” needlework, ceramics and Medicaid assistance on Tuesday; “42,” scrapbooking, Community Care health screening and Bunco tournament on Wednesday; “42," exercise, chess and David’s grocery shopping on Thursday; “42,” bingo, quilting, Swap & Shop and Brookshire’s grocery shopping on Friday.

Besides the scheduled activities, there are games, puzzles, quilting, “42” and visiting going on every day.

Visitors to the center last week were: James Bandy, who is Dorothy Gibbs’ uncle, and Kim Patton, who was a guest of Vernon Camp. We hope to see them back at the center soon.

Our prayers and condolences go out the family of Ethelyn Clark, sister of Carlie English.

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

Come join us.

Remember, you don’t have to be a senior to come and enjoy all of our activities or eat lunch with 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 number is 897-2139.

Menus for next week are:

Monday, Oct. 11

Butter-beans w/ham

Fried okra

Stewed tomatoes

Cornbread

Yellow cake

Milk

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Beef stew

Tossed salad

Cornbread

Jello/fruit

Milk

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Barbecue chicken

Potato salad

Baked beans

Roll

Chocolate cake

Milk

Thursday, Oct. 14

Meatloaf

Mashed potatoes

Mexi-corn

Roll

Sliced peaches

Milk

Friday, Oct. 15

Sauerkraut and wieners

Black-eyed peas

Tossed salad

Cornbread

Cookies

Milk