9 years ago

The 55+ Club met at the War Memorial Building, Wednesday, April l, and there were very few April Fool’s jokes played. Think there was a ‘pact’ made not to do jokes, therefore no one had to be ‘on their toes’ to pranksters. For lunch, the group enjoyed ‘fried chicken,’ with all the trimmings; the rest of the afternoon was spent playing games and finishing a jigsaw puzzle.

Brenda Vermillion was a recent guest and she gave information on the importance of signing up for the Code Red alert system furnished to those living in this community and surrounding areas. If anyone is interested, and has not yet signed up, Brenda can be reached at the Carson County Emergency Management office at the Carson County Law Enforcement Center.

Caroline and Jerry Kelley, Nancy Ruth and Windy Williams were guests of Nancy Garner. Shali and Sasha, granddaughters of Bob and Sue Allison, along with their mother, Shana Allison had lunch with us and even stayed awhile for the Bingo games. Jane and Lloyd Hare brought their granddaughter, Kayla, from San Angelo; think she was enjoying some ‘spring break’ time.

Our thoughts and prayers were sent to several who have been absent due to various medical tests being done; also it has been good to have Colene back from going through some down time with successful cataract surgery. Club members have shown a lot of concern and care for Jan Moore; everyone is trusting that Jan will be blessed with special care and that the new treatment being looked at will be a success. The Moores are special people to this community and have felt the loving concerns of so many. Our heartfelt prayers and cards were sent to Jo Hise in the loss of her daughter, Angela. They were members in the earlier years of the Club, and Jo served as President.

A birthday celebration with ice cream and cake, compliments of Accolade Home Health Care, was enjoyed by the Club; especially the honorees: Angie Beddingfield, Dorothy Broadaway, Marie Slover and Lloyd Hare. We also remember Archie Looten, Cathryn Brown and Don Moore as March birthday friends.

Everyone seems to be enjoying the warm spring weather, except maybe a few who suffer allergy problems, but we are seeing the season come into view with green grass and beautiful blooming trees and flowers. Don’t forget to ‘smile’... a smile is only good, when passed on to someone else; and an easy ‘pay it forward’ experience.