Here we are over half way through the 1st month of the year, and it’s still rather difficult to write ’11 in the date-line and on checks.
Advancing age might have something to do with that as it seems we might be a bit more resistant to change as we get into our senior years. I get to interact with some delightful folks my age, and a little bit older, as we visit and break bread together down at the Senior Center, mostly around noon time. I used to think that the major reason for folks going down to the Center was mainly for the noon meal, however, there are lots of other benefits for the Seniors. The Center is open from 8:00 am - 4:00 p.m. and provides a long list of activities and services for the folks. The noon meals are enjoyed by about 40 of us fortunate folks & are served each weekday. Allie Dee , Dell & Lupe do a great job preparing the meals for us that are really pretty well "home-style". Besides being tasty, they are well
balanced and very nutritious as they have a dietician that helps with the meal planning. They also are responsible for the "Meals on Wheels" that are provided for home-bound folks with volunteers that take turns with the daily deliveries. Most of the delivery volunteers are various Church groups from around the Town & County that take turns on the service.There is a whole host of activities that are available to whatever interest you might have that include exercise classes, the Joy Singers, computer classes, seminars, special events, as well as entertainment activities such as playing dominoes, card games, etc. The Center also provide services with health enhancement such as blood pressure screenings, information on nutrition, hearing clinics, foot care and living well seminars. They also provide information and assistance with energy assistance programs for those that might encounter problems with their electric or gas service.
Another of the Volunteer causes that I enjoy taking advantage of is the group that recycles all sorts of greeting cards. They have some for any occasion and charge a very nominal donation for the cards. All in all, it is a warm and happy place that can be very helpful and you can keep up with most of the important happenings around our Town from all the Friends.
To top it off, you can even rent the building for weekend activities, such as we do for the Harkey Family Reunion or whatever type of meeting you might have. The contact person for the Center would be Linda Mixon, Center Director, (325) 372-5833. The Center is located down at the Mill Pond and also serves as the location for our American Legion Post.
The welcome wet weather that we have experienced the past week has sort of slowed the Pecan scrapping down in the bottoms and orchards and feeding in the pastures was pretty well at a stand still for a couple of days. We know that the small grain farmers are ecstatic with the well needed moisture and the ranchers were equally as grateful. The sunny and warmer afternoons have already helped with greening up of the pasture forage as well as the small grain fields. I had planned on providing some information on home gardening, yard & landscape info. and prospective tree and shrub planting this week but time and space will have it forwarded to future editions. We would imagine that the Mayor & yrs. truly will be able to see about all that out around————Harkeyville!!!!!!!!