MVSeniorCenterBy Susie Heller

It can’t be March. What happened to January and February? We can only hope March will last the full 31 days and a little longer perhaps.

Things are getting back to normal at the Senior Center. As always, we are hanging out and doing wild and wooly things. Donations pile up, and we still party. Can’t seem to get good help these days. Just want to party. But alas, we move bravely into this March with renewed spirits and willingness to try to hold it down. Work goes on.

Our own Mike Blackledge has left the ranks of volunteers and moved up in the world. He is now a full-time, paid kitchen staffer. We wish him well, but having him see dollar signs at the end of each month moved him out of our world. Mike is the best ever and deserves this opportunity, even if we now have to salute and call him “sir” or miss out on lunch. He has leverage.

Daylight saving time starts Sunday (March 9) unless you are in Arizona. Why call them “snowbirds?” Shouldn’t they be dry or warm-and-comfy birds? I’d say, from looking out the window, that the true snowbirds are still here. I’ll check Wikipedia and let you know the answer. Wikipedia knows everything.

AARP didn’t show in the valley, so those wishing tax-filing help must travel to the big and bigger cities of Omak and Wenatchee. Or do it yourself with an online program. Call (509) 322-6186 for AARP.

Lester Boccuzzi turns 94 this week. Even with the freezing temperatures, he still aged. Way to go, Lester.

Finally, a generous couple paid $200 for a ton of hay at the Houser family benefit and donated it to horse rescue efforts. There are fine people living among us! That counts as a two-fer.


Senior Menu

Thursday, March 6: Sloppy Joes, tossed vegetable salad, potato salad, banana, carrot cake.

Friday, March 7: Country spareribs, baked beans, carrot raisin salad, coleslaw, peaches, whole wheat bread or roll, lemon bars.

Monday, March 10: Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli cuts, spinach salad, applesauce, whole wheat bread or roll, Jell-O.

Thursday, March 13: Chicken cordon bleu, rice pilaf, Capri blend vegetables, cooked carrots, fruit salad, roll, pudding.

Friday, March 14: Meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, garden salad, peaches, whole wheat bread or roll, Jell-O.

Meals are at noon in the Methow Valley Senior Center on Highway 20 in Twisp. The suggested donation is $3.25 for seniors over age 60; cost is $8 for those under 60. For more information, call 997-7722.