MVSeniorCenterBy Susie Heller

 It’s on to setting up for the Western Sale. Yee ha! I love that one! Ann, Rosalie and Betty are working hard pricing and sprucing. Speaking of Betty Wagoner, she received an award for a zillion years of service to the Back Country Horsemen. Ain’t she sweet?

Our longtime volunteer, Jane McLaughlin, has moved to Wenatchee. We will miss her beautiful face and constant smile. Best to you in the big city, Jane. We love you!

Now to the bad news. You knew it would happen sooner or later. Well, this is sooner. We receive some wonderful things from the generous folks in the Methow. The quality can’t be beat. But some of you — naughty, naughty — use us instead of going to the dump.

I personally have unwrapped things that are so dirty, full of holes, or covered with flies and rat doo doo and even dog poop, that I want to run home and take a bath. Yuk. If you wouldn’t give your item to a friend because of the filth, why do you think we can use it? Our garbage bill is $300 per month. That is $300 we cannot give to Liberty Bell High School scholarships, or use for keeping our building repaired, or donate to a lot of charities, benefits, relief efforts and fine things in the valley. In all, it is a big waste of our money. Enough said. Give us clean, resalable things.

Computers and TVs can be recycled at Methow Recycles. The Cove may take your large pieces of furniture, but we love all those little ones. Actually they are my favorite! The government forbids us to sell or give away car seats for children. Do not leave them, as they take a lot of space in the garbage container! Room One will take toys, strollers, etc.

Guess that is enough of a lecture. Look forward to seeing you at the center. I am there around noon (can’t miss out on the food) on Fridays.

Senior menu

Thursday, April 24: Open-faced hot turkey sandwich, potatoes and gravy, beets in sour cream, spring salad, apricots, brownies.

Friday, April 25: Ham and macaroni bake, broccoli, lettuce and tomato salad, whole wheat roll, berries over ice cream.

Monday, April 28: Chicken a la king over biscuits, peas and carrots, tossed green salad, blueberries, pudding.

Thursday, May 1: Bacon, broccoli and Swiss cheese quiche, pasta salad, spinach salad, mixed melons, blueberry muffin.

Friday, May 2: Spaghetti and meat sauce, green beans, Caesar salad, fruit cup, garlic bread, sherbet.

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.