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COURTESY PHOTO/Muleshoe Senior Citizens Center

The Senior Citizens Center board and staff. L to R: Marion Dooley, cook; Kaci Lee, director; Helen Cook, board member; Lucy Bachicha, vice president of the board; Marie Brown, secretary of the board; Rylee Ruthardt, housekeeper; David Dominguez, president of the board, Julian Dominguez, board member; and David Brown, board member.

Muleshoe citizens will be able to sit down to a hearty meal, take part in a 50-50 raffle and watch the parade in comfort during the Senior Citizens Center’s 18th Annual Barbecue Brisket meal during the Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 2.

The $12 brisket meal will be offered from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m., said Oneita Wagnon Senior Center director Kaci Lee.

“Seniors will be able to watch the parade outside or under the awnings outside where they can stay cool,” Lee said.

The 50/50 raffle tickets are being sold for $10 apiece. Half of the proceeds will go to support the Senior Center, while the other half is split up among the five winners. Those who wish to participate can come to the Center at 319 S. Main St. or call 806-272-4969.

Throughout the year, the Oneita Wagno Senior Center offers good meals, great conversation and activities for Muleshoe seniors.

“We serve a meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day,” Lee said. “We can have between 60 to 100 guests, depending on what day it is and what we’re serving. Friday, when we serve fish or chicken strips is our biggest day. We can get over 100 on Fridays.”

The Center asks for a voluntary donation of $3 for those over 60 years of age. Meals are $8 for those 60 and under.

“The menus are put together by nutritionists and include tea or coffee and a dessert,” Lee said.

Activities and events are scheduled throughout the week. Matter of Balance classes take place on Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m., crafts on Tuesday at 1 p.m., bingo on Wednesday and dominos all week long.

“Other games are also available,” Lee said. “We try to have something going on every day.”

The Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Gail M. Williams

Muleshoe Journal

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