Ava Senior Center

Our menu for this week is:  Monday, August 12—Swedish meatballs, rice, stewed tomatoes, pudding.  Tuesday, August 13—Cashew chicken, rice, Oriental vegetables, egg roll, Jell-o with fruit.  Wednesday, August 14—Salisbury steak, baked potato, hominy, sherbet.  Thursday, August 15—Tuna sandwich, chips, 3 bean salad, coleslaw, cookie.  Friday, August 16—Polish sausage, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, creamed peas, fruit.

Speaking of food, old John Sutton is at it again; this time in a good way.  He brought by garden fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and squash to our Center and we really appreciate it. Where’s my Pepsi, though?

Speaking more of food—a simple way to re-set your blood-sugar level to normal is to swap a regular white potato for a sweet potato.  Regular white potatoes are digested quickly and can rapidly raise your blood sugar level.  But sweet potatoes release glucose more slowly and keeps your blood sugar level steady.

The Monday night Jam Session is still going great.  Will it last through the winter for a nice warm place for people to go or will it shut down and let the musicians relax?

Activities around the Center this week include:  Monday—Jam session.  Tuesday—DCCA board meeting 12:30, Tai chi senior exercise class 10, OATS bus to Ozark.  Wednesday—Pinochle tournament 12:00, OATS bus in and around Ava.  Thursday—Douglas County Health Department blood pressure screenings 9:30-10:30, driver’s exam in the basement 9:30-3:30.  Friday—Tai chi senior exercise class 10, OATS bus in and around Ava.  Remember the first Monday night in March when we began the jam session and didn’t know how many would show or how it would go over?  Well we had in the 60’s that first night then we settled in the 80’s and now we’ve settled in the one hundred forties.  What a great thing it has turned out to be!  More new singers last Monday.  It may get to where we can only go around once with each singer.  There is a lot of good talent in and around Ava.

Birthday wishes to Leah Mae Lee on August 12, Bill Duckworth on August 15, Beverly Tetrick on August 16, Chestene Lietch on August 18 and Carl Coats and retired police chief (and not a bad pitch player) Jerry Huffman on August 19.

It’s probably too late for this year, but you can prepare for next spring now.  If you want hummingbird and butterfly plants, here are some names:  buddleia, delphinium, achilea, red penstemon, carpet phlox, autumn joy sedum, cardinal flower, pink mist scabiosa, crimson wonder hibiscus and sweet lavender.

I’m a Senior Citizen.  I’m awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.

Until next week, have a good one; no have a great one!