Special to the Reporter

We at the center hope everyone had a safe and happy Labor Day. This year has just flown by.

Note: Pam Baker’s silver anniversary celebration has been moved up to this Friday, Sept. 10, at 12:30 p.m. Please join us for a little reminiscing of the past 25 years of the center's history. Cake and punch will be served, as well as many stories and fond memories of Pam over the years. No gifts, please.

All parties who have contributed to the Somervell County Senior Citizen’s Endowment Trust Fund are invited to attend a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 10:30 p.m. in the Paluxy Room at the Citizens Center.

If you are interested in improving your flexibility or even some cardio fitness, be at the center on Wednesday, Oct. 27*, at 10:30 a.m. for a demonstration of Geofit. Geofitness is an exercise program set to music with simple dance steps and can be done to whatever tempo music you prefer. If you can’t make it to the demonstration, but you think you might be interested, call the center and ask for Alice. *Note: the demo was originally scheduled in September, but has been changed to the above date.

Don’t forget to join us on the third Tuesday of every month for our bluegrass and gospel jam session and potluck dinner. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and potluck dinner is served at 7 p.m. Bring your acoustic instruments and your favorite dish.

Believe it or not, it’s getting close to Christmas already. We still have quite a few of the Jess Hardy pendants and bracelets available for sale and they would make a great, unique gift. They are sterling silver in the shape of Texas with a dinosaur inside and are signed and numbered by Jess. The pendants are available in two sizes and all are just $25 each.

It’s time again next week, Friday the 17th, for Swap n Shop. Rent a table for only $5 and sell your crafts, collections or garage sale items from 9 a.m. To 2 p.m. Our staff always finds things they just can’t live without. Call the center and ask for Sandy if you would like to reserve a table or two.

Winners of last week’s 42 Tournament were: Royce Stacy and Clark Stewart. There was a tie for second place between Dorothy Jo Osborn and Ila Verne Stull and Loveda Swaim and Grady May. Third place winners were Floyd Flanary and Dortha Beck and fourth place went to Eddie and Billie Flanary. Other participants in the tournament were: Veda Gosdin and Nancy Moore, Don Baker and Marcy Copell, Pat Thompson and Roger Jordan, Trey Welch and Ann Parham, Janelle Gartrell and Alice Lance, Roy Mercer and Mary Voss and Zula Hunter and Cora Harkins.

The overall winning 42 team for the year (9/09-8/10) was Royce Stacy and Clark Stewart. The top individual player for the year was Royce Stacy. Thank you, Mary Baker, for officiating the tournaments and congratulations to all the winners and players.

We need volunteers to call bingo on Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and we always welcome donations for bingo prizes. No soiled or broken items, please.

Activities at the Citizens Center beginning on Sept. 13 are: Monday; “42,” exercise, Wii bowling and Wal Mart shopping on Monday; “42,” needlework and ceramics on Tuesday; “42” Tournament, Lee Home Health screening and Clark Cole on Wednesday; “42,” exercise, art and David’s grocery shopping on Thursday; “42,” bingo, Swap n Shop, 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.

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 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 are:

Sept. 13 Pinto beans w/ham Brussel sprouts

Yams

Cornbread

Ambrosia

Sept. 14 Pork chop

Hominy casserole

Spinach

Cornbread

Pineapple cake

Sept. 15 Barbecue chicken

Potato sala

Baked beans

Roll

Oatmeal cake

Sept. 16 Baked potatoes w/all the fixin’s

Carrot raisin salad

Crackers

Jello/fruit

Sept. 17 Salisbury steak

Corn

Carrots

Roll

Cookies