The Senior Citizens of 127 South met Sept. 5 with vice president Shirley Phillips presiding. Prayer was given by Larry Oslund, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Bingo was enjoyed before the meeting by a large group of players.

Jan and Emil Neitzke have been loyal, hard workers at the center. Members wish Emil a speedy recovery. Carol Kirkland named John Marvin, Dave Barker and bobbie Irrgang to the sick list. She also shared a thank you card from Leonard Hollender for all the cards he had received.

On Sept. 13, the bus will leave at noon. Be there at 11:30. This is the overnight trip. Money for the Oct. 15 trip is due by Sept. 19. Bluegrass has resumed at the center every Thursday from 6-10 p.m. Woodmen meet for bingo at the complex Sept. 16.

Fran Green said her farewells to the seniors, as she will be moving to Colorado. Members will miss her, as she has been a faithful worker and a good friend to all. Joyce Kappel expressed her thanks for all Fran has done in helping out.

Joy Moyer spoke about collecting used eyeglasses and school supplies. There's no need to save the receipts from the supermarket, just tell the cashier which school you wish to benefit from your purchase. It will be done automatically!

What a busy day. Seven new members were welcomed. They are Melita Clarkson, Jim and Shirley Vess, Tom and Arlene Simmons and Gene and Mary Brown. Dues are being accepted for 2009, see Mary McClure for more information.

John Sloan was the entertainment. He held the attention of the audience with his fiddle. It was quite soothing and good to listen to.

After the blessing, a great variety of foods were enjoyed by all. Rose Garchow supplied the chicken. Thanks to all the workers who give their time to work in the kitchen. Please remember Emil and Jan in your prayers.

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