Remembering those soldiers who served and died for our country

Published 4:22 pm Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that occurs every year on the final Monday of May.

Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War.

By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars.

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It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end. Memorial Day is coming Monday, and the unofficial beginning of summer is always a good weekend for sales and picnics.

This year we are inviting you to come and celebrate with us at our picnic in the parking lot on Friday.

We are serving up hotdogs, loaded baked potatoes, beans, cookies and a beverage. We’re going to have it rain or shine. Cost is only $5 per person. We will be serving between 4 and 5:30 p.m. Bring a friend. To purchase tickets stop by the front desk or call 433-2370 ext 6 for more information.

The Senior Center now has an AED machine. If you are interested in learning how to use this machine in the case of an emergency, the Red Cross will be here doing a training session at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. All are welcome. There is no charge for this class.

Also on Wednesday is a Medicare 101 class starting at 6 pm.

If you are new to Medicare or getting close to retirement this is the class for you. Come with your questions or get informed about how it works. See you there.

You are always welcome at the Senior Center

Upcoming Events

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Zumba, 4:05 p.m.; SilverSneakers, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.; AED Machine Training, 1 p.m.; Medicare 101, 6 p.m.; Zumba Boot Camp, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, open chess, 1 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 4:05 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Zumba 5:35/7 p.m.

Friday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards, (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Picnic in the parking lot, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

May 13, two tables

1st Jaynard Johnson, 2nd Russ Vaale, 3rd Mabel Vaale, 4th Bud Higgins, 5th Joanne Maxfield

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

May 14, 5.5 tables playing

1st Dave Ring, 1st Loren Cleland; 2nd Ray Schmidt, 2nd Gail Schmidt; 3rd Teresa Baldus, 3rd Marge Blaser; 4th Jaynard Johnson, 4th Dave Solomonson; 5th Millie Siever,5th Joyce Crowe

Tuesday “500”

May 14, five tables playing

1st Jerry Downing, 2nd Paula Davies, 3rd Arlys Spurlin, 4th John Karnes


Dave Solomonson

Friday Bridge

May 17, three tables

1st Mary Johnsen, 2nd Betty Jorgenson, 3rd Mary Johnsen, 4th David Ring,

5th Lois Johnson

Weekly Cribbage

May 17, 2.5 tables

1st Barb Dickman, 2nd Bernice Scholer, 3rd Val LaVallie, 4th Quentin Fiala

Weekly “500”

May 17, four tables

1st Eloise Willianette, 2nd Beulah Luthe, 3rd Eddie Hall, 4th Dorothy Stern

Semcac Daily Meals

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Swiss steak

Wednesday: Shredded turkey on bun

Thursday: Crab salad

Friday: Roast beef