2013-01-03 / Lifestyles

Senior Center

Awe, you guys are ever so sweet! Thank you for the kind words and the encouragement to move forward.

Winter is here, looks like we had a white Christmas after all. Speaking of winter, Don Tyrell just dropped by my office to inform me Community Action Agency has funds available to assist low income families with deliverable fuel. Deliverable fuels are LP gas, fuel oil, wood, coal and wood pellets. The guidelines to qualify are as follows:

• One person in the household $1,909 per month

• Two people in the household $2,497 per month

• Three people in the household $3,084 per month

If you are low on fuel and need some help, please call Don Tyrell at 341-2452 for further information.

Are you age 55 or older? Are you raising a grandchild or other kin under the age of 19? I know this isn’t much, but there is help out there, which is up to $300 per child through the Kinship Care Program.

The money can be used for heat or shelter, food, clothing, driver’s education courses, senior pictures, summer/fall camp, etc. There is a stickler to the program. You must request the money before you spend it. It cannot be used for past purchases. Proof of age is required of both the children and the caregiver by using a driver’s license or birth certificate.

You are able to apply up to two times per year, by contacting UPCAP Services/U.P. Area Agency on Aging at 211. Yes, just dial 211. I do have applications at the Center to get you started. God bless you for what you are doing for these children.

Military postage was given by Betty Lasich and the “500” card players. Six more packages went out this week. If you know of someone in the service we ask you to please share the address.

We sincerely wish to thank Dave and Karen Peterson for the following address:

Nicholas Peterson TSgt.

455 AEW/ATO

APO AE 09354

Nicholas will be receiving packages to share with their crews.

Sgt. Robert Herlik sent a very nice greeting, which I am more than happy to share. Here goes:

Greetings from Kuwait—

Hello everyone. I would like to start by saying thank you for the care packages. I appreciate them very much and was able to share all of the goodies with my fellow soldiers. Just an update, it is still very warm here. Temperatures have been reaching 120 degrees during the day. That’s alright though. I am half way done with this tour and I should be back in the states around February and hopefully back in Manistique around March. Thanks! Sgt. Robert Herlik, Son of Diane Herlik and grandson of Dan and Donna Barber, Roberts address is:

Sgt. Herlik, Robert

497th EN. CO./505th EN. BN.

Camp Araf Jan

APO AE 09366

A great big welcome home goes out to my nephew Jake Smith. We can’t wait to see you!

Do you have some favorite recipes you inherited from the family you would like to share? Mary Lou Arnold is assisting the Senior Center in making a cookbook. You know how we often forget those favorite recipes until we see them in print.

Please share with us. All you need to do is print the recipe, making sure it is clear and includes the name of who brought the recipe in. You are welcome to add a little blurb of what, where, when, etc. you obtained it. You are more than welcome to bring in more than one. When the recipe book gets completed they will make awesome gifts.

I, for one, could make a list of what I would like to see in it, as I have sampled many of your recipes. Examples: Jean Flodin makes the best homemade caramels. Once you have tried hers, you will never buy another one. Carol Hough is known for her Texas caviar, Audrey Savoie is known for her homemade pies, the crust is fantastic, and Mary Burns and Guerda Frenette have several “to die for” desserts. Oh, how I could go on and on! The moral of the story is to “share”.

Do you remember eating “Hot milk cake”? Let me refresh your memory:

Boil one stick of butter with one cup of milk. Beat four eggs until fluffy. Mix well two cups of sugar, two cups of flour and two teaspoons of baking powder. Add one tablespoon of vanilla. Add milk and mix well. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until lightly brown on top.

When pulled out of oven and hot, spread butter over top and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Before serving, sprinkle again with powdered sugar. It’s very good plain or with strawberries and cool whip.

Happy birthday goes out to the following: Dave Anderson on Jan. 5; Louis Salter, on Jan. 6; Robert Johnson, on Jan. 7, Dan Barber, on Jan. 8, and Natalie Olson and Lois Hoholik, on Jan. 10. We wish you many, many more!

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