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55+ Club Members surprised Accolade Health Care Representative Lindsey Been and her soon-to-be husband Kacey Presson with a special wedding gift. The couple are to be married on Oct. 9. Photo by Ann Metcalf

55+ Club Members surprised Accolade Health Care Representative Lindsey Been and her soon-to-be husband Kacey Presson with a special wedding gift. The couple are to be married on Oct. 9. Photo by Ann Metcalf

By Clara Jayne Kelly

Wednesday, Sept. 25, the 55+ Club met in the Memorial Building for the weekly lunch and game day and also to bid a big ‘welcome’ to Fall 2013! The days of summer are now gone and we are enjoying beautiful, cool days of the upcoming fall season.

Jony Thomas, Vice President, conducted the business session in the absence of Colene Butler. She reported that members contributed 125 volunteer hours for the month of August; she had not received the hours for the month of September. Tournament day was the third Wednesday; the birthdays and anniversaries were celebrated today with ice cream and cake from Accolade Home Health Care. No anniversaries were noted and only two ladies celebrated birthdays; congratulations went to Nadine Adams and Doris Hobbs.

Speaking of Accolade Home Health, 55+ surprised Lindsey Been and her ‘husband to be’ with a card and money container, tied with a beautiful neck scarf made by Sue Allison. Kacey Presson and Lindsey are to be married Oct. 9, and we wish them the very best. Lindsey will continue to come share Accolade with us each month; Kacey is a fireman for the Pampa Fire Department.

Everyone was still recalling the events of the past week end; all decided it had been a huge success and the weather could not have been prettier. Some seem to think the Museum Barbecue was the best meat ever! It was so good with all the trimmings; Daniel Brackeen gave a great talk, class reunions were well attended and the Mexican Pile On meal prior to the Homecoming game was more than ‘well attended’; many got to go to the art exhibit by Mike Smith; a large arrow was dedicated in honor of Quanah Parker, and to top the week end off, the Panhandle Panthers won the Homecoming game against some great players from Tulia, Texas.

We were sad at the loss of our fellow 55+ Club member, Betty Biggs, and sympathy was sent to her family. Also prayers are being said on behalf of Larry Profitt as he begins some treatments in Amarillo for a serious health condition. Reports were given that Shirley Hale is having some health issues, but seems to be recovering from those; also Ruth Nideffer is doing well since her recent move. The Bob Allisons were showing some cute pictures of a new great grandbaby and Mozelle Urbanczyk also shared news of great-grands in her family.

The game tables were full, as members gathered to play canasta, bridge, rummy, ‘88’; and several are busy putting together a jig saw puzzle and it seems everyone stops by, at some point, to add a piece or two. Don’t forget to share a smile or a hug with someone; it will make two people very happy.