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April 10, 2014

Hurrah for Volunteers!

Great Britain’s King George IV (1762-1830) once said, “The highest of distinctions is service to others.”  This year’s Senior Center volunteers have certainly distinguished themselves through service.

Since April 6-13 is National Volunteer Week, I’d like to take this opportunity to commend all the men and women who have donated time, energy and talents to the Senior Center during the past year.  There is not room on this newspaper page to list their names individually, but I hope each one of them knows how very much we appreciate their service.  From teaching classes to wiping tables, preparing tax returns, working in fundraisers or providing music and entertainment, their help has enabled many of our programs and activities.  On behalf of the Senior Center staff and Board of Directors, I thank everyone who volunteered at the Senior Center this year.

Two regular volunteers will be busy as usual at our dance this Friday night, April 11.  Joe Baker is the award-winning DJ who provides music for our country western swing dancing, and Misty Stekoll of Bethany HomeHealth Services furnishes the food, decorations and door prizes.  Tomorrow night’s dance will feature a Spring Fling theme, so deck yourself out in flowers and butterflies and join us at 6:30 for a foot-stepping good time.

Daniel Norris is another volunteer we’ll see at the Senior Center on Friday.  Tomorrow is the second of six beginning guitar classes that Dan is teaching for us on Friday afternoons at 1.  It’s not too late to join in, but learners will need to bring their own guitars.

Another six-week class currently in progress is Microwave Cooking, taught by volunteer Karen Walker.  Her sessions meet after lunch at 1 on Tuesday afternoons and end in time for the Crochet class that starts at 2.

Other classes offered at the Senior Center are Basic Computer every Monday from 9-11 a.m. And 1-3 p.m., Conversational Spanish on Tuesday mornings at 9, Exercise groups at 11 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, English Literacy classes on Wednesdays at 2, and Oil Painting at 10 on Thursday mornings.  We are grateful to Linda Gilley, Patricia Luna, Brenda Lee, Rosette Sutton, and Dorothy Dowler, who are the volunteers who lead these sessions.

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    Linda Gilley has been named interim executive director of the Mineral Wells Senior Center, replacing Vivian Conrad.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hurrah for Volunteers!

    Great Britain’s King George IV (1762-1830) once said, “The highest of distinctions is service to others.”

    April 10, 2014

  • MARCH BD.jpg Spring Has Sprung

    Upon leaving the house Sunday morning, my husband and I startled a yard full of robins.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ordinary heroes

    It seems kind of funny to me that our society celebrates the abilities of some people while ignoring those of others.

    March 27, 2014

  • Strengths and Weaknesses

    I will never understand the kind of person who criticizes others for lacking ability in his own area of competency.

    March 20, 2014

  • FEB BD.jpg Treasures Galore

    Have you heard that old saying, “One person’s junk is another person’s treasure”? Well let me tell you, we’ve got treasure to spare!


    Since early Monday morning, our volunteers have been unpacking, sorting, pricing and arranging truckloads of treasure for the annual Gigantic Garage Sale that begins tonight. Our $10-per-person Early Bird Sale will run from 5-7 this evening, but the real fun begins tomorrow morning. The sale from 9-5 on Friday, March 14, and 9-1 on Saturday, March 15, is free to the public.

    March 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ready for Some Fun!

    Makeovers are so much fun.

    March 6, 2014

  • Creative Pursuits

    Like many other Americans, I’ve been heading straight for the television as soon as I get home from work each evening.

    February 20, 2014

  • A Great Place to Learn

    It is deeply satisfying to hear multilingual conversations floating around the Senior Center as the Spanish class dismisses every Tuesday.

    February 13, 2014

  • Thanks for your Help

    Last weekend my son and his wife showed up at our door and announced, “We’re here to help you clean your garage.”

    January 30, 2014

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