News Update

11/01/2009 12:04


Our masquerade dance and party is over.  It was held in the Elwood Community Center last Thursday.  We had a great time.  We had lots of raffle prizes to give away and there were snacks and beverages galore.  This was the biggest group we ever had.  We had a D.J. who played old rock and roll and old country.  I personally would like to thank the Elwood Student Council for dancing so willingly with everyone.  We had a line dance or two, did the bunny hop and the hokey pokey to all types of music.  It was do much fun.  Highland citizens definitely won lots of the prizes.  Eight of the Christmas statues were won  by Bob Jeffers, Frances Collins, Verna Parker, Bob Evans, Sam Dunn, Dorothy Diveley, Russell Davis and Mike Batchelder.  We brought home three popcorn tins that were won by Jeanne Hargis, Leola Winters and Don Utz.  Bettie Fritch won the 5 free meals and Gerald Kentzler was the King of the party.  I can hardly wait to see what we do next year.


ATTENTION MEDICAID PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION RIDERS!  Effective Nov. 1, 2009, persons of any age who rides our vans must call the number on the back of your Medicaid card to obtain free transportation for MEDICAL PURPOSES ONLY.  You may request DP CO Public Transportation to escort you at the time you place the phone call.  To  go shopping or other personal activity, ALL passengers will call the usual number,               785-985-2380         785-985-2380 and will pay full fare of $7.00 locally, (within DP Co., St Joe, Hiawatha or Atchison) and $25.00 to Kansas Cit y, Leavenworth, Seneca, Topeka or Lawrence.


The Nov. monthly menu looks very good.  Why not get out of the house and join us for lunch.  The only qualification to participate for the low, low suggested donation of $2.75 a meal is that you be 60 or older.  Check us out. The food is delicious and nutritious and you can visit with some of your friends and neighbors.  We are currently doing a puzzle also so come put a few pieces in and enjoy the fellowship we share.  There is lots of laughter and fun.  Please remember to call by 9:30a.m. the day before you wish to eat.  Our wonderful cook, Judy Allen has her hands full feeding meals on wheels customers and the jail inmates who tally 41 as of this date so please be considerate and make your reservation for lunch early.  We also do carryout meals and accept SNAP cards(replaces Vision cards)


The holiday seasons are fast coming upon us.  I heard we have around 55 days left before Christmas, however, we have Thanksgiving first.  REMEMBER WE ARE CLOSED FOR VETERANS DAY, NOV 11TH and the 26th and 27th for Thanksgiving.  Have a fantastic week and keep smiling.