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Page 18 — BIG TIMBER (MT) PIONEER — Week of Dec. 26 , 2003 • Jan. 1, 2004 H o s p i t a l i t y H o u s e N e w s By MARILYN RAISLAND Senior Citizen Center Director In this season of giving and giv ing thanks, we in Big Timber know just what Christmas Miracles are' Just look at Larry Pray and Louie Todisco. Look at the miracle of prayer and support that has brought the community together in Itive for those two souls. My wish for all of you this Christmas and New Year is that through the trials of just living each day. you are able to keep the miracle of Christmas in your hearts and enjoy each day to the max And in the spirit of giving we have been blessed by the generosity of Laura Cowell (for all those lovely Christmas decorations). Tamcla Johnson (for the baby’s breath for the tree) to Craig and Diane Snodgrass (for all the merchandise they gave us), to Cili/ens Bank lor the donation to our Meals on Wheels (MOW) program and to the Church ol Christ lor their donation to our congregate meals program These wonderful people know the Hue spirit of Christmas. So in that spirit I would like to remind you that these donations are lor every one. flic donations to the MOW and Congregate Meals funds are for those that might not be able to pay for meals tor themselves, or might be only able to pay part of the meal costs This is so hey can gel a hot. nourishing meal at least once a day. Please let me know confidentially, so we can continue this great serv ice We appreciate all of you who brought m aluminum can tabs for the Ronald McDonald Mouse We keep collecting them all year— so keep saving We held our monthly meetings and the reports went as follows. I reported on our insurance Pal Leary has been working hard on our behalf to get our insurance needs sorted out. He has switched our companies, and got us a good rale in the tieal. Area II is behind on getting the reports I send into their computers. It was suggested maybe I could just send them a backup disk and they could download it. (I called and they need to check with someone to see if that will work.) Old Business: Raises for Norma and Marilyn were discussed and it was noted that Area II built raises into the budget for them this year. Norma has never had a raise since she started three years ago and Marilyn has only had one in hes four and a half years This was tabled until the next meeting, while we wait for more mlormation. then the raises would he retroactive to Januarv I 200-1 New Business- The need for a new Vice Chairman and Treasurer and check signer was discussed Lydia llauge giaciously (kicking and screaming till the way actually, ha. ha) agreed to be the new Vice Chairman We will ask John Ronncberg il he would like to take on yet another task by being treasur er New check signers will be Lydia Hauge. Byron Manley. Lola Perrins and Ursula Ostneherg. Stall bonuses were discussed and passed. Special session- Jess Karlson asked if he and some friends could use the Senior Center for a free com munity dinner to be held in January They would provide all the food and labor but need a building to hold it in. A discussion was held and we could sec no drawbacks to his pro posal; it was passed unanimously. Volunteers wanted- There is a plan underway to help the residents of the PMC and seniors in their homes to attend thur local churches on Sunday mornings. We have offered to let them use the senior hus which is handicap equipped, but wc need volunteer drivers anti aides to help transport these people. We hope to gel enough so that you would only need to work one in every six Sundays No special drivers license is needed and training will be pro vided. If you would like to partici pate. or have questions or input .please call the Hospitality House at 932-5455 We got a notice from the State long term and senior care division and they have asked that we write our congressmen in Washington and ask them not to cut the personal commodities program We photo copied letters to them and had them available to sign Louie Strand. Mary Lay and l-erne Prather were the winners of our monthly meal drawing. Willard Busby our Senior Center Inis driver, is doing very well and has Mailed his physical therapy m Columbus. Our Christmas parly was held on December 17. and what a great time we had! Wc started it off by having Norma’s great tomato soup (think 4-B’s) and ground roast beef sandwiches with a delicious pump kin delight dessert Then on to the entertainment. Ardus Evers put in a lot of tune arranging the program and getting us all organized. The Kitchen Band had been practicing overtime to get it right and boy were they good! We had u skit put on by Gordon Strand. Ardus Evers jih I Bernice Noor about Ole’ and Lena. Clara Strand and Gordon Sargent, accom panied by Ruth Braley. preformed a beautiful duet. Then followed \The Night Before Christmas\ read by Ardus and two solos by Gordon.(Lulelisk and Lelsa) My rendition of '\I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” and ■Tin Gelling Nullin’ For Christmas’’ included pigtails and pj’s (and, ol course, my Iambic.) We heard a poem by Bernice, and Joy Pirsch (who has a gorgeous voice, by the way) did a solo for us. Then wc all sang “God Bless America” and a ’few of the great Christmas favorites in a sing along. This was all followed by Food, Food and More Food! Our Center will he closed Christmas Day and the day after, and New Years Day and the day alter. Meals on Wheels will be deliv ered from the Pioneer Medical Center on those days. Don’t forget we have bingo tin Mondays. recycle curds on Tuesdays, blood pressure cheeks every Wednesday and blood sugar on the second Wednesday, a bus that goes out of town for doctor appoint ments on Thursdays, and cards on Friday The Kitchen Band plays for us every third Wednesday for our birthday celebration and practices on the Tuesdays of the weeks that they don’t play. 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