By Janice Vuich-Cawyer

I had lots of paperwork to do on Monday, and I ran out of time to get my article written for the Newspaper,  I think I was also procrastinating.  You see, I wanted to say something about the loss of one of our members, and I just wasn’t ready. 
You all know by now that Glenda Castleberry passed away on March 30th.  That was the last time I saw both she and her husband Dan.  They had stopped by for a few minutes to say that they were back from their sojourn in the south and were on their way to a doctor’s appointment.  Glenda had told us of the problems she was having and of course Ursula and I listened and offered encouragement.  We hugged and they left.
You know, I had not a thought that it would be the last time I would see her.  I was happy they were back, and told them I would see them on the following Wednesday.  Then on Saturday morning I got the news that she had passed away during a medical procedure.
I went to Glenda’s service on Saturday.   And I wish I had had the courage to speak when others were telling stories in celebration of her life.  What I wanted to say was, that my one regret was that  I didn’t get to tell her I loved her, and how much I appreciated her and all that she did for seniors.  She was truly a beautiful and kind soul and that it was a privilege to know her.
There is truth in that adage about letting people know how you feel, because none of us knows when it will be the last time.  I would venture to say that for most of us, when we lose someone, it’s what we didn’t say or do that we most regret.  So, if you can,  hold your loved ones close and let them know how important they are to your life.  Have no regrets.
Now, that I got the off my mind, I’m going to remind you of our upcoming Chili and Corn bread feed!  It’s this Friday, April 13th from 5 to 7 PM.  The cost is $7 for anyone over the age of 12 and $4 for those 12 and under.    The menu is homemade Chili from our members, coleslaw, cornbread, muffins and brownies for dessert.  You will be able to taste the chili’s beforehand and vote for your favorite.  Come and join us, it should be lot’s of fun.
On Wednesday, April 18th Adams County Health Center, is putting on a free Diabetes 101 class from Noon to 1 PM.  If you are interested in going, you will need to call ahead to 208-455-5423, as space is limited.  That is also the date of our food pantry, but since the class ends at one, you will still have plenty of time to get back before the pantry closes at three.
I will be at a Nutrition Quarterly meeting for the Area 3 Senior services agency on Wednesday so I won’t be there for lunch.  Pat Davenport, the President of the Senior Center Board, will be leading the meeting after the meal.  Well, we call it a meeting, but it’s just really any announcements of upcoming activities, and joke time.  Everyone is welcome to contribute. 
We will be serving meatloaf, baked potatoes with sour cream and butter, salad, rolls, peas and apple crisp.  I’m sorry I won’t be there, because it’s one of my favorites.
                On Friday, April 13th it will be our Chili and cornbread feed fund raiser so I hope you will come.  Next week on Wednesday, April 18th we are serving baked Fish sticks, French fries, green beans, salad, rolls and magic cookies.  On Friday, April 20th Ursula is serving spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, salad, mixed fruit and dessert.
                I hope to see you this Friday at the Chili feed!