By Clara Jayne Kelly
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, the 55+ Club met in the War Memorial Building for lunch and an afternoon of Bingo. If you care for the game of Bingo, we play every third Wednesday of the month; white elephants are usually the prize, however the first ever ‘black out’ prize was won by Doris Hobbs, and she liked what she got!
Those interested, were invited to a 7 p.m. meeting, Monday, Nov. 25 for any input anyone might have on decisions being made to utilize the old Garretson Retirement facility.
Jony Thomas reported l62 volunteer hours for the month of November. That is a generous amount of time given for the good of others. Now it is also time to bring Warm Things for the fall project; many items have already found their way to the Warm Things Basket; more is needed; and that will be available until December 11. The items will be used for those who have need of such 'warm and caring' things during the cold months ahead.
A lot of effort was given to make the Veteran's Day lunch and program available to our local veterans. One letter of gratitude was sent to us, and read from the Lloyd Sherrod's and we certainly appreciated the note of thanks. We were glad so many joined us for that special occasion.
We were glad to welcome Larry Profitt back after some medical issues he had; Marsha Thomas was absent due to some foot surgery she was having done; a guest with Darlene Reed was her sister, Connie, from Floydada. Also services were announced for David Martin, local resident, at the Panhandle Cemetery on Thursday.
Nancy Garner showed the quilt that will be given away soon; your chance at the beautiful quilt is by donating $2 per ticket or 6 tickets for $10. Check with Nancy for any questions concerning when and where that will take place.
November had one anniversary: Bob and Sue Allison; from what we hear, Sue got a beautiful anniversary gift...on 4 wheels! Congratulations, and drive carefully! Also, birthdays were shared for the month by, Harold Caraway, Jules Exnicious, Joyce Hoffman, Evelyn Metcalf and Tommye Roark. Speaking of November birthdays, John Dale and Clara Jayne are proud great-grandparents of twins! They were born Nov. l3, and share that date with Jony Thomas’s new granddaughter. All seem to be doing well, and more information on those births can certainly be obtained, with pictures, from either of the Grands!
There will be no meeting of the club Nov. 27; we just pray everyone can be with family or friends enjoying the holiday. We often read the newspapers or watch TV media and we wonder what kind of world we live in? But we have God's Word that holds so many beautiful promises: we can have Him in our everyday lives, and we can be so thankful for the blessings, not only for Him, but for friends and family and a great place to live like Panhandle, Texas. Now doesn't that make you smile?