We were happy to see Lynwood and Nicki Miller, Beverly Anleson, and Linda Smith visit the Citizen’s Center last week.

The Volunteer Appreciation program was held last Wednesday. Dan & Mary Baker, Kent Barnes, Johnetta Crane, Cat Driskill, Eddie & Billie Flanary, Lynn Guthrie, Alice Lance, Sarah Luttrell, Connie Scott, Ila Verne Stull, Loveda Swaim, Wanda Turner, Jerry Wait, Ray & Sanjo Koen, Gary & Alice McConathy, Dwain Sandlin, Willa Dean Perez, and Don Baker attended the program. The group was treated with a certificate, small loaf of fresh bread from our kitchen, and a delicious lunch. Thanks to all our volunteers.

Our own Welby Simpson brought back a gold metal in a horseshoe throwing competition at the North Texas Senior Olympics held in Dallas last weekend. Welby will be competing against the other finalist in Texas to decide who will carry the Texas title to the National Senior Games in California. Welby will also be competing in a couple of weeks in the game of ping-pong. We feel he will also do well in this sport after seeing him play at the Citizen’s Center. Good luck Welby!

Linda Sides with Experience Works will be at the Citizen’s Center on Friday, May 15, from 1-4:30 p.m. If you are 55 years of age or older and have a limited income this could be a program you might want to look into. Experience Works’ purpose is to train and find employment for seniors.

Kevin Townson, Alice Lance’s brother, will be our entertainment for the May monthly birthday party on Wednesday, May 27. Kevin is an instructor in the Music Department at Tarleton. He will be performing on his acoustic guitar.

The Citizen’s Center will get new carpet the week of May 18. We plan to cancel the activities and the noon meals the week of May 18-22. We will continue to have the home-delivered meal program and the transportation program. There will be staff on hand to answer any telephone calls. If you have any questions about our services during this time, please feel free to call us at 897-2139.

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

Activities at the Center beginning on May 11: Wii games and Wal-Mart shopping on Monday; utility assistance from 9 am.m to noon, needlework, ceramics and movie on Tuesday; Older Texan Awards, health screening and Dollar General shopping on Wednesday; Tops, David’s grocery shopping and art on Thursday; bingo with Wanda, quilting, Swap and Shop and Brookshire’s grocery shopping on Friday.

Get well wishes go out to Martha Wright, Kyle Staples, and Jr. Brawley.

Menus for the week:

May 11

Country fried chicken w/gravy; mashed potatoes; green beans; roll; cajun cake; milk

May 12

Pork pasole; tossed salad; Mexican cornbread; layered pudding; milk

May 13 Chicken strips w/gravy; mashed potatoes; green beans; roll; banana pudding; milk

May 14

Meatloaf; mashed potatoes; corn, okra, and tomatoes; cornbread; Jell-o w/ fruit; milk

May 15

Hamburger and all the fixings; baked beans; homefries; cookies; milk