By Nicky Essex
Monday, Sept 25: Ron Dowse and I had the welcoming assignment, while the ladies from the LDS Church served us. Rachel Carpenter and Suzanne Tayson did table service after taking out meals to John Day and Canyon City. David Gill from Step Forward delivered to Mt Vernon. Altogether they delivered 32 regular and 24 frozen meals. Thanks to all of you!
Rachel Carpenter opened our time by leading us in the flag salute. Drawings produced the following winners: Lon Davis won the free meal, Gene Essex won the Len’s Certificate, and Terry Sheets won the Harrison Ranch Certificate, thanks to those sponsors! Suzanne Tayson led our prayer for the meal and we dined on linguini with clam sauce, green salad, baguettes and cherry cheesecake! We served 27 diners. Welcome to Carol and Ray Rickard and honored service dog, “Tiny”
Thursday, Sept. 28th, Merry Henry and Jeanette Julsrud did the greeting and our friends from St. Elizabeth Catholic Church served our tables. Walt and Agnes Hall, David Turner and Jimmy Maple have service down to a gift in their hearts! Prior to the meal, David and Jimmy took the John Day and Canyon City route, while Rodney from Step Forward completed the Mt. Vernon route. Altogether they delivered 41 meals! I am always inspired when Walt Hall leads the salute to our American Flag, especially today! Our drawing produced the following: Coddy Stovall won the Valley View Meal, Kay Cotham won the Chester’s certificate and David Turner won the Harrison Ranch Produce Certificate. Jimmy Maple gave a refreshing devotional and prayed for our meal. We enjoyed “Gold Miner’s Chicken” (sponsored by Blue Mountain Hospital Auxiliary), garlic mashed potatoes, Tuscan white bean soup, and wheat rolls. For Dessert, Lisa made lovely strawberry cream pies. We served about 45 diners. Welcome to new friends Connie Perry and Nicky and Gene’s friend Mauggie (Marguerite) Hood!
Announcements: Thank you so much to the following: Susan and Larry Wyllie for all of the great zucchini! And, many thanks to Lake Creek Camp for your very generous donations! “Living Well with Chronic Conditions, a 6-week workshop, will begin on Oct. 10th, there may still be time to sign up for this free class! Call Veanne for info, 541-575-2949. Oct. 12th, you can get your flu shots here at the center. Tai Chi will be held at the hospital every Wednesday at 6-7 p.m.
Our own Lisa Pereira’s husband, Curt, is in Bend recovering from surgery! Please remember him in your prayers! Also Chef Shay needs a medical specialist who can identify the reason for his having several broken ribs and much pain for the last year!
Isaiah 9:6-7b NIV For to us a child is born, a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of His government and peace there will be no end. (These verses are not just for Christmas! Nicky)