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Our menu for this week is—Monday, April 9—Cheeseburger, savory potatoes, pork ‘n beans, cake.  Tuesday, April 10—Open face turkey, corn, chocolate pudding.  Wednesday, April 11—Ham and beans, O’Brian potatoes, spinach, cornbread, fruit.  Thursday, April 12—Meatballs, rice and gravy, vegetables, roll, cookie.  Friday, April 13—Catfish nuggets, hush puppies, breaded tomatoes, cucumber salad, brownie.  Our lunches are served from 11:30 to 12:15, Monday through Friday, with a free salad bar on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Our activities this week includes but is not limited to:  Monday—Quilt show, Arthritis exercise class 10-11, OATS bus to Ava and Goodhope.  Tuesday—Line-dancing class 1:00 pm, OATS bus to Mtn. Grove.  Wednesday—Arthritis exercise class 10-11, Pinochle tournament, OATS bus to Ava.  Thursday–Driver’s exam.  Friday—OATS bus to Ava.

Joretta Sawyer (221), Sue Pool (215), and Willene Adams (211) were the winners in the pitch tournament with five hands played.  Congratulations ladies.

The retirement years can be an exciting time to see the world, and travel is easier and safer than ever before for seniors.  All travelers should see a doctor for a pre-travel visit.  In addition to providing vaccines, medicine and advice for keeping healthy, a doctor can conduct a physical exam to assess if a senior is fit for travel.  Seniors should get a tetanus booster because more than half of these cases are in people over 65.  Counterfeit drugs may be common overseas, so seniors should only take medicine they bring from the United States.  In addition, seniors should consider purchasing supplemental travel health insurance in case of injury or illness overseas.  Many health plans, including Medicare, will not pay for services outside the United States.

We appreciate our corporate sponsors Family Pharmacy, Gentry Church, and Great Southern Bank.  Corporate sponsors are those that give $150.00 or more per year.

We need more volunteers to help with homebound delivered meals.  If you can help us, please call Bonnie at 683-5712.

We are still busy in the tax season.  If you need your federal or state returns completed and are over age 65, please make your appointment now—you just have until the 17th.  If you only require a rebate on your property tax, that can be done after April 17.

Come down this week and look at our quilts on display and have a meal with us.  We only ask for a contribution of $3.50 if you are over 60 and the salad bar is free on Tuesdays and Thursdays, thanks to the Douglas County Library and Retired Teachers.

Hello to my cousin, Russell, in Springfield.  God grant you peace in the loss of your son.

Until next week, have a good one!

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