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Senior Center News

August 8, 2013

Time Flies

Last weekend I missed my 40th high school class reunion in Louisville, Ky. Wow.  Forty years. When I was a teenager I couldn’t imagine being 40, much less celebrating a 40th class reunion. Now, as I look through the party pictures on Facebook, I’m discovering that all the people with whom I shared my youth are graying grandparents just like me.

Time certainly marches on. This year feels like it has barely gotten started, and yet it is already more than half over. Some of our significant annual markers are behind us – chocolate contest, Gigantic Garage Sale, International Food Fair, and Taste of Palo Pinto County, to name a few. We’ve been ticking off the special events with each passing month. Now we are preparing for the upcoming 2013 Senior Expo health fair scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13.

Several informative workshops are lined up, as well as a number of free health screenings for the area’s senior adults. Watch for more details in the next few weeks.

Thanks to the generous contributions of many people in this community, our new freezer is installed and running. We are grateful to those who gave what they could to help with this need, and to Orville Bellamy who took on the job of collecting donations for us. We’d also like to express our appreciation to the guys from the City Maintenance Department who worked hard to get the old freezer out and the new one hooked up.  Mark Sparks and his crew always take good care of us, but this really went beyond the call of duty.

The county’s district attorney, Michael Burns, knows a lot about the latest frauds and scams targeting senior adults. He will be sharing this information, including tips for identifying, preventing and reporting scams, in a presentation at the Senior Center on Friday afternoon, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend this free session in hopes that we can make our town

a safer place.

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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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