We were all saddened by the passing of Jim Parrish last week. He did get to come down for his birthday and we got to help him celebrate. He was a long-time member of the Senior Center and very seldom missed a meal. He will be greatly missed here by his extended family, and by all who knew him.

Tuesday (Feb. 16) we are going to be treated to another one of Hank’s Harvest Food’s senior appreciation dinners at the community center gym at noon. There will be music, prizes and food — come join in and have fun.

I am still trying to find out if there will be free AARP tax preparation here in Twisp. I know you can go to Omak to the college and get in done there. If anyone has any information, let us know.

We watched the “puppy bowl” on Animal Planet — those puppies are so cute. Now for the game – I think  I will root for the Clydesdales.

The Thrift Store is open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

The Senior Center is located next to the 
Methow Valley Community Center on Highway 20 in Twisp. Lunch is served at noon by the Okanogan County Transportation and Nutrition Program on Monday, Thursday and Friday. The suggested donation for lunch is $3.50 for seniors over age 60; the cost is $8 for those under 60. Annual membership dues are $1.25.

Transportation is available locally for the senior lunch program, and for monthly trips to Omak/Okanogan the second Tuesday of the month and to Wenatchee the third Tuesday of the month. Call the Senior Center at 997-7722 for additional details.

Rosalie Hutson

Lunch menu

THURSDAY, FEB. 11: Biscuits and gravy, O’Brien potatoes, tomato juice, blueberry muffin.

FRIDAY, FEB. 12: Chicken and broccoli casserole, herbed noodles, carrot raisin salad, Mandarin oranges, whole wheat bread, fruit crisp.

MONDAY, FEB. 15: Presidents Day, closed.

THURSDAY, FEB. 18: Sweet-and-sour chicken over rice, broccoli, vegetable egg roll, apple, whole wheat roll, ice cream.

FRIDAY, FEB. 19: Baked fish, oven-browned potatoes, pea salad, carrots, whole wheat roll, fruit crisp.