2013-02-14 / Lifestyles

Senior Center

You saw how fast January flew by. Well, February is well on its way also. We need a count on how many plan on attending our Annual Hotdog Roast which will be held at the Center on Thursday, Feb. 21, allowing us time to get the food ordered. There’s nothing better than char-roasted jumbo hotdogs right off the grill with homemade potato salad and baked beans. And to put that special touch on the meal, as if your tummies won’t be full enough, we will be serving Guerda’s homemade hot fudge ice cream cake, all for the cost of a $5 donation.

Before we fill our tummies, we have invited “The Front Yard Gang” back to provide a “lil” entertainment, which will begin at 4 p.m. Call a few friends and ask them to join us!

Our volunteer “chefs” will include Dan and Cliff Barber, Perry Wise and Wes Turan. Let’s cross our fingers they don’t have to do it in a snow storm like a few years back.

Our May 22 and 23, Sault, St. Ignace, Hessel Kewadin Overnight Bus Trip is filling up fast. At the time of writing my column we have six rooms available. The trip includes transportation on a Kewadin motorcoach, accommodations at Sault Casino, an awesome dinner and breakfast buffet, $10 in deli vouchers (which can be used at any Kewadin Casino, no expiration date), $10 in credits added on to your Northern Rewards card and $50 in vouchers redeemable for cash. We ask you use your Northern Rewards Card when playing, which keeps the cost of the bus trip down.

On Wednesday don’t forget to register your Rewards card and you will receive double points. After putting 50 points on your card you can receive a $15 gas voucher. Thursday is considered Senior Day at Kewadin sites. Earn 10 points on your Rewards card and receive $5 in card play.

Bingo is available on Wednesday evening at the Sault. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m.

If you would like an itinerary, please feel free to drop by the Center. For further information call 341-5923.

Elder Care attorney’s Susan Wideman-Schaible and Amanda Filizetti will be at the Center as our guest speaker, beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 14. They will once again be doing their free 20 minute appointments following. Unfortunately they are already booked solid. We are taking a waiting list and hopefully going to be scheduling another date. Call 341- 5923 if you are interested.

Many of Mabel Patz’s friends have been asking for her new address. We just received it so I would like to share it with you, as I am sure she would love to hear “hometown” news.

Mabel Patz

201 Home Road

Cherry Creek Village, Room 110

Marquette, MI 49855

A quick reminder, if you have not paid for your monthly “Timepiece” newsletter, which is $5 per year, it is now due. It can be dropped off at the Center between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or mailed to: Manistique Senior Citizien Center, 101 Main St., Manistique, MI 49854. We don’t send notices out, trying to keep the cost down.

Northern Michigan Hearing Clinic is scheduled to be at the Center on Thursday, Feb. 28, to offer free hearing screenings. To make an appointment call (800) 637-7816. If you are in need of batteries the Center has them for $2 per package.

Oops! There was a little misprint on the recipe that I shared with you last week from Barb Boyer. Because of this, I am doing a reprint:

Homemade Ranch Dressing

2 tsp. garlic salt

2 tsp. onion salt

2 tsp. pepper

2 tsp. Accent

2 T dried minced onion

2 T dried parsley flakes

1 quart mayo

1 quart buttermilk

Mix well. Note: Mayo is now only 30 ounces (not a quart) so use only 30 ounces of the buttermilk.

The error in last week’s paper was “T” was used for all ingredients. As you can see it should have been teaspoons and tablespoons. Sorry for the error! A great big thank you goes out to Barb for the correction.

If you like to read, feel free to drop by and check out our library which was donated in memory of Denton Nelson. All books are free. Take as many as you like and if you have any to donate, we will gladly accept them.

Do you have old prescriptions you no longer use and don’t know what to do with them? As we all have been advised, they should not be flushed down the toilet. They can be dropped off at Putvin’s Healthmart and they are a participating pharmacy for the “Yellow Jug Old Drug” program.

A great big thank you goes out to Mary Lou Marx for the donation of coffee. Anneliese Retzler donated medical equipment to our Loan Closet and Jo Willson dropped by with puzzles.

Monetary donations have been received in memory of:

• Clyde Chartier from Dolores Gould, the Chartier Family, Charlie and Julie Richey, David and Sandra Whitman, Susan Bellville, Earl and Dorothy Johnson, Dorothy Hoholik, Miles and Christine Behrend, Slyvia Wood, Daniel Schnurer, Carol Carlson, Leonard Arrowood, Lois Robbert, Sigrid Kanerva, Bill and Donna Morden, Jane and Bill Bucher, Gary and Janice Winkel and Ethel Holm

• Jules Rivard from Dolores Gould, Mary Minor, Dorothy Hoholik, Carl and Violet Sundling, Roseann Merryman, Verna Lalonde, Wayne and Teresa Erickson, Norman Erickson, John and Sharon Robere

• Anne Doran from Dorothy Hoholik

BRIDGE Feb. 4: 1st-George Lowman, 2nd-Don’a Nelson, 3rd- Nancy Brown, 4th-Joyce LaTulip, CFC-Sarah Bignall. Host, Larry Savoie.

BRIDGE Feb. 8: 1st-Helen Barton, 2nd-Audrey Savoie, 3rd-Joyce LaTulip, 4th-Pat Flint and Larry Savoie, CFC-Lauris Barr. Host, George Lowman.

PINOCHLE Feb. 6: 1st-Carl Sundling, 2nd-Peg Beckman, 3rd- George Shampine.

500 Feb. 7th: 1st-Don’a Nelson, 2nd-George Shampine, 3rd-Peggy Beckman, Should’a Stayed Home- Audrey Newborn.

Birthdays this week: Feb. 14-Jim Hardy and Sue Borowski, Feb. 16- Nila Haug, Feb. 17-Patsy Neelis, Bev Jahn and Catherine Grabowski, Feb. 18-Don Smith, Ken Fautley and Ken Rautiola, Feb. 19- Jack Roemer and Sheila Haskins. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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