We would like to congratulate Welby Simpson on winning second place in the state doubles-class “A” horseshoe competition in Snyder last weekend. Last year, Welby won the NHPA World Tournament Division “D” in York, Penn., and first place in the state doubles class “A.” You might guess what Welby’s profession was, yep, you got it -a blacksmith.

Welby is retired now and enjoys traveling around the United States competing in horseshoe competition. When Welby’s in between tournaments you might find him giving motorcycle lessons on weekends or eating lunch with us at the Citizen’s Center.

The “42” winners last week were: first place James Kelley & Roy Mercer; second place was a tie between the teams of Royce Stacy & Dorothy Holder and Jim Halbert & Clark Stewart; third place Grady May & Loveda Swaim; fourth place Veda Gosdin & Nancy Moore. The other teams competing were Mary Voss & Charlotte Carmichael; Zula Hunter & Cora Harkins; Floyd Flanary & Dortha Beck; Eddie & Billie Flanary; Ila Verne Stull & Dorothy Jo Osborn; J. B. Mimms & Jeff Parker; Pat Thompson & Ann Parham; Billie Jean Pickins & Mary Pruett; and Janelle Gartrell & Alice Lance. Thank you Mary Baker for serving as tournament judge.

The Citizen’s Center will be closed on Good Friday, April 10. The Citizen’s Center will be receiving new carpet in a couple of weeks. There may be a day or two that we have to cancel the noon meal at the Citizen’s Center. We will not cancel the home delivered meals. Our homebound clients will receive their meals as usual. We will try our best to give the clients who eat lunch at the Center on a daily basis as much warning as possible.

If you are a new diagnosed diabetic or want to learn the latest information about diabetes, there will be a lesson series presented April 15, 22, 29, and May 6 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Glen Rose Medical Center Community Room. The registration forms may be picked up at the Citizen’s Center and the Texas AgriLife Extension Office behind the Expo. There will be a $10 charge for the materials you will receive. If you have any questions please call the Citizen’s Center at (254) 897-2139 or Extension Office at (254) 897-2289.

Barbara Milner, from Texas Neighborhood Services, is available to help individuals with energy assistance. She will be at the Citizen’s Center every Tuesday starting April 13 from 9 a.m.-noon. You may reach Ms. Milner at (817) 556-3752.

Free AARP Tax Help! Monday, April 13 is the last day free tax help will be available at the Citizen’s Center. The counselors will be available from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Appointments may be made by calling (254) 897-4838.

Activities at the Center beginning on April 13 are: tax assistance, Wal-Mart shopping, “42” and quilting on Monday; utility assistance, needlework and ceramics on Tuesday; “42” tournament, physical therapy talk with Clark Cole, and health screening on Wednesday; Tops and David’s grocery shopping on Thursday; bingo, shop & swap and Brookshire’s grocery shopping on Friday. The Wii games scheduled for April 13 has been moved to the next Monday, April 20.

Get well wishes go out to Esther McPherson in Augusta, Kansas.

Menus for the week:

April 13

Sauerkraut and wieners; navy beans; squash and tomatoes; cornbread; chocolate pudding; milk

April 14

Smothered steak; spinach; breaded tomatoes; cornbread; Jell-o/fruit; milk

April 15

Chicken strips w/gravy; new potatoes; broccoli mix; roll; peach dump cake; milk

April 16

Pork roast w/gravy; sweet potatoes; green beans; roll; pumpkin pie; milk

April 17

Hamburger; baked beans; pea salad; cookies; milk