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Our menu for this week includes:  Monday, January 21—CLOSED for Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  Tuesday, January 22—Frito pie, carrots, salad bar, cake.  Wednesday, January 23—Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, roll, ice cream.  Thursday, January 24—Meatloaf, baked potato, hominy, roll, fruit.  Friday, January 25—Chicken salad sandwich, cottage cheese, chips, pudding.

Happy birthday greetings go out this week to Ross Martin and Bill Walls on January 26, Dean Anders on the 27th and Claude Coberly on January 28.

Make a resolution to fill your plate with delicious foods that are good for your blood vessels.  Eat 6 ounces of low-fat yogurt every three days to lower your blood pressure without increasing your calorie intake.  Drink 16 ounces of low-calorie cranberry juice a day to help get blood pressure under control.  It is rich in antioxidants.

Has your honey set so long it has crystallized?  Loosen the lid, boil some water and sit the honey container in the hot water, but turn off the heat and let it liquify naturally.  Never boil honey or put it in the microwave.  It will kill the enzymes.

Activities around the Center this week includes:  Monday—CLOSED.  Tuesday—Tai Chi exercise class 10:30, OATS monthly business meeting at 12:30.  Wednesday—OATS bus to adjoining county.  Thursday—Driver’s exam in the basement 9:30-3:30 (motorcycle from 10-11 only).  Friday—Tai Chi exercise class 10:30, OATS bus rural Ava to Ava.

We had two tables and played five games in the pinochle tournament on Wednesday, January 9.  The winner was Rose Maisel with a score of 1114; coming in second with a score of 1030 was Nellie Gobeli and third place was Bruce Prater with a score of 885.

Thank you to Lena for helping with the salad bar.  Thank you for all the turnips that have been brought in.  They go like hotcakes!

Until next week, have a good one!

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