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This week’s menu includes Monday, October 31—Witch’s boiling cauldron of beef, goblin ears of biscuit, sliced heart of beets, mysterious ghostly dessert rounds. Tuesday, November 1—Chicken, baked potato, peas, cake. Wednesday, November 2—Chicken fried steak, potatoes, gravy, green beans, jell-o with fruit. Thursday, November 3—Chili, peanut butter sandwich, salad, ice cream. Friday, November 4—Ham, sweet potatoes, peas, bread, pears. Salad bar is free on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We ask a donation of $3.50 for seniors over 60. Come join us in a relaxed, smoke-free, alcohol-free atmosphere.
The OATS bus route is Ava to Springfield the first Monday each month; Douglas County to Springfield the third Monday; rural Douglas County to Ava second, third and fourth Mondays; Ava to adjoining counties second and fourth Tuesday; and south Ava to Ava on every Wednesday and Friday each month. Please call the center (683-5712) for a ride. They must have at least three to make the trip to Springfield or the trip will be cancelled. Line dancing class on Tuesday, preparing for Emergencies with Steve Little on Wednesday; blood pressure screenings and Access Home Health with Jacob Glover on Thursday as well as the foot clinic. You must have an appointment for the foot clinic and we are booked up through December. We can add your name to the waiting list if there is a cancellation.
We appreciate our corporate sponsor Sanders Rock Products, Inc. for their donation to the Miles 4 Meals program.
The 17th Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament sponsored by the Southwest Missouri Office on Aging was held in September. Team Ava-Douglas County consisting of Russell Hunt, Zane Gray, Mark Wendler, and Danny Gray came in third place in Flight A, and first place in the Senior Division, making Douglas County winner four times in the last nine years. Congratulations to our team!
We appreciate Jenny and Nettie from the Mark Twain National Forest Service for presenting a very interesting program on caves in Southwest Missouri.
Seniors, how long has it been since you used or heard someone else use words like pocketbook, divan, icebox, lunch pail? Would the kids of today know what we were talking about if we said, “Go get grandma’s pocketbook.” or “Go sit down on the divan?”
The character word for the month of November is sportsmanship. If it is good for the young ones in school to know, then we need to abide by it in our second childhood!! Be a good sport: when someone is feeling down, don’t kick him, encourage him to get back up and begin again.
Winners in the 11-point pitch tournament held on Monday were: Jerry Huffman (232), Ruth Barrett (212) and Tommy Roberts (197).
Until next week, have a good one!