Congratulations are in order for Stella Marlow. Stella has completed two years with the Citizen’s Center. We hope she’ll be with us for many more.

The “42” tournament winners last week were: 1st place Jim Halbert and Clark Stewart; 2nd place Eddie and Billie Flanary; 3rd place Mary Voss and Charlotte Carmichael; 4th place was a tie between the teams of Loveda Swaim and Grady May and Dortha Beck and Floyd Flanary. Other teams participating were: Pat Thompson and Jeff Parker; Gail Chisholm and Royce Stacy; Ila Verne Stull and Dorothy Jo Osborn; Zula Hunter and Cora Harkins; Veda Gosdin and Nancy Moore; Roy Mercer and James Kelley; and Janelle Gartrell and Alice Lance and sub Terri Turpen. Thank you to Mary Baker for serving as tournament judge.

Mother’s Day was celebrated last Friday. Zula Hunter was the oldest mother present, Alice Lance was the youngest, Pat Thompson had the most children, Ann McKinney the most grandchildren, and Loveda Swaim the most great- and great-great-grandchildren. Other moms present celebrating the day were Janet Stacy, Cora Harkins, Veda Gosdin, Nancy Moore, Mary Voss, Trey Welch, Ila Verne Stull, Bettie Townson, Louise McCoy, Jackie Childress, Gail Chisholm, Inez Parker, Pat Oldenburg, and Helene Dickinson.

Welby Simpson brought home another win! He entered in a ping pong tournament in Yukon, Oklahoma over the past weekend. Welby won his division then turned around and won first place championship among all the division winners. What’s next Welby?

Linda Sides with Experience Works will be at the Citizen’s Center from 1-4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15. 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 perform 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.-noon or you may reach Ms. Milner at (817) 556-3752.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Paul Schuelke.

Menus for the week of May 18 will be home delivered meals only, no congregate meals this week.

May 18

Chicken pasta salad; sliced tomatoes; pears w/cottage cheese; crackers; milk

May 19

Beef stroganoff; carrots; tossed salad; cornbread; chocolate pie; milk

May 20

Smothered pork chop; squash and tomatoes; broccoli w/cheese sauce; biscuit; buttermilk pie; milk

May 21

Baked potato and all the fixings; vegetable soup; crackers; fruit/Jell-o; milk

May 22

Fried catfish; pinto beans; coleslaw; hushpuppies; cookies; milk