Special to the Reporter

We were glad to have Ray and Ava Riley, friends of Dwain and Lanell Sandlin, and Tony Lee, Betty Black’s son, visit us last week.

Beginning Feb. 2, the AARP Tax-Aide team of certified volunteer counselors will be available at the Glen Rose Senior Center every Monday to assist taxpayers of all ages with income tax preparation. Nationally, AARP helped over 2 million people, free of charge, with their tax returns in 2008. E-filing is available at no charge, as well as direct deposit of the taxpayers’ refund. The counselors will be available from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. every Monday except President’s Day. Appointments may be made by calling 254-897-4838.

Barbara Milner from Texas Neighborhood Services will be at the Citizen’s Center from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the 5th of every month. She will assist anyone who is low income and meets the guidelines with utility assistance. Barbara will continue the visits until Somervell County’s allotted funds are utilized.

January and February birthday guests will be honored Feb. 25. We missed having our January birthday party because of the icy weather, so we’re going to have a double celebration at our February birthday party. Margie Hartsfield will be here to entertain us. Come join the fun.

Activities at the Center beginning Feb. 9: Wii games, Wal-Mart and AARP Tax assistance on Monday; needlework, ceramics and Tops on Tuesday; movie, health screening and Dollar General shopping on Wednesday; Tops, art and David’s grocery shopping on Thursday; bingo with Lisa, quilting and Brookshire’s grocery shopping on Friday.

On Friday, Feb. 13, everyone needs to wear red for Valentine’s Day. We will also have the results of the votes for the Valentine King and Queen contest.

Get well wishes go out to LaVoyce Jackson and Roger Jordan.

The Citizen’s Center will be closed Feb. 16 for President’s Day.

Menus for the week:

Feb. 9 Country fried chicken w/gravy, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, roll, carrot cake, milk

Feb. 10

Baked potato, carrot-raisin salad, fruit w/Jello, milk

Feb. 11

Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, banana pudding, milk

Feb. 12

Hamburger with all the fixin’s, baked beans, roasted new potatoes. pecan pie bars, milk

Feb. 13

Catfish, pinto beans, coleslaw, hushpuppies,

cookies, milk