9 years ago

The Panhandle 55+ Club met Wednesday, Jan. 29 in the War Memorial Building for lunch and an afternoon of games. The weather was cold, but a good number of members ventured out to warm the day with laughter and good food.

A thank you note was received from the Guy N. Saunder's facility, thanking the Club for the Warm Things Project. Seven large bags of items were given and also a bag of baby blankets made and donated by Ruth Profitt.

We have a lot of people ill and a few who have moved to other living areas outside Panhandle. We do miss Darlene Reed; she now lives in Lockney and also Betty Vick, who has moved to Amarillo. Others remembered in prayer for illness and some in recovery, were: Larry Profitt, Jim Knierihm, and Wayne Cox. However someone said Wayne was well enough so his presence was seen at a recent basketball game; we wonder: could a game be played without him? And it was also mentioned that the Panhandle teams are doing really well. Congratulations, team!

Colene Butler reported that should you like to have your phone checked for the Red Alert signal, bring your phone, Wednesday, Feb. 12, to the regular Club meeting, and someone will assist you.

Our lunch today was made more special because the Soil & Water Conservation District sent over place mats. These were colorful additions to our lunch tables, plus they were informative on water information and lots of pencil games to work. We appreciate it when others in the community remember us with little goodies! Along with that, we thank Accolade Home Health Care for the delicious carrot cake and ice cream they brought to celebrate our birthdays and anniversaries. Those with birthdays were: Sue Allison, CJ Kelly, Debbie Hollis, Billie Poteet, Darlene Reed and Gladys Looten. Only Lloyd and Jane Hare had an anniversary.

Janie Plumlee announced the Museum would be taking a van for those wanting to attend the Gem Theater in Claude, Saturday, Feb. 1. Also there is an exhibit of Collectables at the Square House. For more information on this, contact the Museum.

What would bring a smile to Panhandle faces: snow or rain...anything that contained moisture! We pray it won't be long in coming; but if snow...people need not be unprepared for the essentials to get through some ‘in the house’ days.