Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

April 8, 2014

Seniors honor Drasal for service

By Elaine Mumme
Chronicle contributor

CROSSVILLE — The 127 Senor Center members gathered Friday, April 4, with goodies and chit chat and welcomed some members who returned from their operations, winter excursions and other illness. The members played dominos and bingo, with Arlene Simmons calling the numbers. The bingo prizes were furnished by the Eye Center of Tennessee. The members thanked Christy Holt from the Life Care Center for checking their blood pressures.

President Fred Zoeller opened the general meeting at 10:30 a.m., with Joy Moyer saying the opening prayer and Harold Moyer leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Fred welcomed Barbara Neely, Lee and Barbara Hefner and Carl Brooks back to the group.

Jan Neitzke announced the great trip to New Orleans, LA, would depart April 6. Also, on May 7, the trip to Pigeon Forge to see the Lumberjack Feud is a go. This trip includes dinner.

Nancy Fincher, sunshine lady, informed everyone who is on the sick/recovery list and to keep them in their prayers. Please do not forget to keep the brave men and women in the military in prayers, too.

Mary Brown, birthday lady, announced all the April birthdays and anniversaries, and the members sang "Happy, Happy" to all, with Gwen Flynn on the piano.

Bill Drasal, who was in the 30th Division on Omaha Beach at the Normandy Invasion, was presented the Legionnaire Medal by the Council General from France, Amelie de Gaulle, who is Charles de Gaulle’s daughter. Congratulations, Bill, and thank you for your brave and dedicated service to this great country.

Lucy Elmore advised the members that the Art Circle Library will have a program for individuals who are experiencing failing eyesight May 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. Anyone who is visually challenged and wants more information can call 456-6758. This is free to the public.

Emile Neitzke announced the computer club, which is held at the center, will be have a class on “How to Sell on eBay” April 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. This is free to the 127 Senior Center members.

Tom Fincher, entertainment guru, introduced Larry Nesbit, who presented the “Blood Type 4 Diet Eat Right.” Mr. Nesbit advised how and what to eat per your blood type concerning Genetic Modified Food. This is a very unique way of taking control of your body needs. He also had a question-and-answer segment.

After the dinner prayer, which was led by Bob Jones, a delicious meal was served by Mary McClure and her helpers, Ginny and Anna, along with the side dishes and desserts furnished by the members. Have a blessed and wonderful week.