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Senior Center News

March 6, 2014

Ready for Some Fun!

Makeovers are so much fun. Thanks to Tim Hopper at Mineral Wells Hardware, Uli Ffloweree of Walmart and Michael Franklin, president of our Board of Directors, the Senior Center pool room is sporting a brand new look. Not only did Tim donate paint for the walls, but his staff also did the painting for us. New signs, equipment and pool room décor have created a relaxing atmosphere, and Walmart manager Uli Ffloweree helped complete the project by contributing a flat-screen TV for the wall. Even those of us who don’t play pool are excited about the room’s attractive, updated look.  

We tend toward exuberance here at the Senior Center. Every time our staff gets some good news we jump up and down and shout Hurrah! Lately we’ve had several occasions to clap and cheer as sponsor and vendor commitments come in for July’s Taste of Palo Pinto County fundraiser.

We are grateful to Diamond Pharmacy and First Financial Bank, both of which have pledged 5-Star sponsorships for the event. Dr. Saskia Vaughan of Four Seasons Dental will be sponsoring at a 3-Star level. We thank all these early supporters.

Holiday Hills Country Club was first in line as a Taste of Palo Pinto County vendor. We also have a commitment from the Hogg Pit BBQ. In addition to participating as a 2-Star Sponsor, Todd Hamilton will also be vending his “Todd Sauce” salsa. It looks like we’ll have some outstanding food again for this year’s extravaganza.

We really appreciate the businesses and individuals in our community who support our events and help keep us in business. We are already hard at work preparing for this year’s Taste of Palo Pinto County, which is shaping up to be one of our best fundraisers ever.

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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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