Shinnston Senior Citizens Toast In The New Year


The seniors attending the Jan. 13, 2017 meeting were Richard Murray, Judy Asel, Bette Baughman, Enith Wright, Willliam and Navonda Hayhurst, Joan Whiteman, Mary Stutler, Paul Shaver, Jean Hornick, Tom Greaver, David Greaver, Vivian Brown, Margaret Yost, Deloris Minor, Libby Butcher, Nancy Davis, Nannette Hixon, Louie and Elaine Veltri, Connie Perkins, Sylvlia Duckworth, Steve and Joyce Miker, Billie Allen and Janet Dotson.

Janet called our meeting to order.  We said the pledge of allegiance to our flag and sang the national anthem.  Navonda had our devotional for us this week.  People on our  prayer list for this week are Jo Smith, Brenda Nestor, Tom and Shirley Greaver, Janet Dotson, Karen Flanigan, Connie’s cousin, the fire victim’s family in Monongah, Tom Claypoole, Bernard Jones, Pauline Reed, our country and our leaders, family, friends and people the world over.  Proverbs 15:29 – “The Lord is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.”

Business announcements:  The AARP Tax Assistance Volunteers will begin in February. The scheduled days and times will be: Tuesday and Wednesday – 9:30 am -12 noon and 1pm – 3 pm. You must call the tax line phone when they are at the Clarksburg senior center to schedule an appointment by calling (304)624-0903; Memberships are being taken now.  Our membership fees are $8 this year.  Call Janet and she will help you with that; Parking Hangers – if you need a member parking hanger, they are available for current members to purchase at a cost of $2 (one per member). Replacements for lost or damaged parking hangers will be at a cost of $2 and the previously issued number will become void.  You won’t need to pay $2 yearly – you will just need to replace your hanger when it is no longer readable and   please keep your membership current in order to keep your parking hanger valid.

We had a busy day.  Libby called bingo for us.  We toasted in the New Year with sparkling grape juice.  We had drawings for gift cards along with toboggan hats, scarves and gloves. We did our chenille art; the winners were Louie, Elaine and Connie and as special treats we had New Years hats, beads and nut cups.

Tom asked the blessing for our meal.  Jean, Nannette and Nancy were the kitchen crew.  Libby prepared the pork and sauerkraut.  All the other covered dishes were delicious as well.  Thanks members for providing.  Next week we are to have chicken.  Elaine, Vivian and Janet will be the cake bakers. We will have volunteers helping in the kitchen.

Margaret Yost was the bingo coverall winner, Navonda was the 50/50 drawing winner and guess jar winner was Tom  Greaver.  We all received a box of candy for the door prizes.

Some thoughts for the week : “Middle age is when you know all the answers and nobody asks you the questions.”  “Our problems should make us better, not bitter.”  “Remember, when you kill time it has no resurrection.”  (The Vendor – Dec. 7, 2016).

Come join us.  Hope to see you next week. Remember no school – no meeting.


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