Hope everyone had a nice Fourth, whatever you did. At least it was cooler, almost too cool.

There are some changes coming to the senior transportation system starting July 11. You will have to call dispatch in Omak to schedule a ride. We will not be doing that from the Senior Center any more. The number is 1-800-635-4391, and you are supposed to call quite a bit in advance. For more information, we have flyers at the center.  Also, our long-time bus driver John Jumper is retiring on July 11. We will sure miss him, as I am sure all his riders will. He was part of our family at the center.

Grady Mathison is the senior of the month. Congrats, Grady, you get to be first in line for the month.

Next week I will tell you about our senior members’ barbecue on July 5.

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

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, JULY 7: Hungarian goulash, green beans, stewed tomatoes, pears, whole wheat bread, Jell-O with topping.

FRIDAY, JULY 8: Chili with cheese, baked potato, garden salad, vegetable tray, pears and blueberries, whole wheat roll.

MONDAY, JULY 11: Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes and country gravy, green beans, tossed salad, whole wheat bread or roll, fruited Jell-O.

THURSDAY, JULY 14: Beef Stroganoff, four-bean salad, beets, applesauce, whole wheat roll, frosted cake.

FRIDAY, JULY 15: Baked fish, au gratin potatoes, carrots, coleslaw, mixed berries, garlic bread, cookie.