Well, this smoky hot month is half over, and it sure hasn’t been a pleasant one yet. Just staying in the house out of the heat and smoke is about all you can do, unless you have to work outside.

Thank you all firefighters for what you are doing. I honestly don’t know how you can work in these conditions. 

School will be starting soon, and we have been getting in some nice boys’ and girls’ clothes. The fall and winter sale room is filling up with great clothes to keep you warm this winter. We will have a sidewalk sale on Labor Day weekend, with Western clothes and fall jackets.                                                                                                          

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 $4 for seniors over age 60; the cost is $8.50 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 1-800-635-4391 for additional details.

Rosalie Hutson

Lunch menu

THURSDAY, AUG. 16: Meatloaf, potatoes and gravy, broccoli, Caesar salad, pears, whole wheat roll, dessert.

FRIDAY, AUG. 17: Barbecue ribs, baked beans, crunchy pea salad, coleslaw, garlic bread, strawberry shortcake.

MONDAY, AUG. 20: Beef stroganoff, green beans, garden salad, whole wheat roll, fruited Jell-O.

THURSDAY, AUG. 23: Hot dogs, potato salad, carrot raisin salad, cucumber and tomato salad, watermelon, dessert.

FRIDAY, AUG. 24: Chicken a la king over biscuits, Normandy vegetables, tossed green salad, spicy apples, dessert.