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New hope for single seniors

Being “over fifty-five and single” leads many to believe their best years are behind them. New Mexico Christian Singles, a subchapter of the national nonprofit Christian Singles Info-exchange, is giving new hope to single seniors who prefer married life to the single life.

Loneliness and the need to give and receive love have no age limit. New Mexico Christian Singles has no upper age limit either. It is not necessary to have a computer to be a member, as profiles and photos are sent by regular U.S. mail, which also serves to keep member information confidential and private.

New Mexico Christian Singles is dedicated to increasing the likelihood of successful marriages and decreasing the likelihood of divorce and troubled marriages in New Mexico and throughout the United States. Detailed membership information is available at (click on New Mexico). Those without a computer may call 1-800-869-2500 for information.


Placitas Community Center sends special thank-yous

Janice Mortensen
 Placitas Community Center manager

We would like to send a special thank-you to the staff of First State Bank in Placitas, who generously donated money to the center to purchase all the items necessary for our Turkey Bingo in November. It was a huge success. Also, a special thank-you to T & T Supermart for giving us a discount on all the items we purchased for the Turkey Bingo. Without these donations, we would not have been able to hold this event to raise money for our senior activities. It is always nice to know that businesses in Sandoval County are always willing to help out our senior citizens. Your donations are greatly appreciated by all.

The Placitas Community Center is at 41 Camino de Las Huertas, 867-1396, and is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Placitas Senior Center Activities Calendar

December 3: Target sale for Seniors, 8–10 a.m.,   Rio Rancho.

December 4: Exercise, 10:30 a.m.

December 6: Exercise, 10:30 a.m., Bingo.

December 9: Exercise, 10:30 a.m., Trip to Madrid.

December 10: Candy making, Christmas Bingo,  1 p.m. in Bernalillo.

December 11: Exercise, 10:30 a.m., Old Town River of Lights, 2 p.m.

December 12: Diabetic presentation, 12:30-2 p.m.

December 13: Exercise, 10:30 a.m.

December 16: Exercise 10:30 a.m., Secret Elf, 1 p.m.

December 17: Cooking class.

December 18: Christmas party, 11:30 a.m.

December 19: Enpanaditas.

December 20: Exercise, 10:30 a.m., Cookie exchange

December 23: Exercise, 10:30 a.m.

December 25: Merry Christmas. Center closed.

December 27: Exercise, 10:30 a.m., Noon Year’s Eve party, 10 a.m.

December 30: Exercise, 10:30 a.m.


Sandoval County Senior Program Menu

December 2: Beef and vegetable stew, green salad, corn bread, lemon pudding.

December 3: Chicken orange salad, tossed salad, tomato/olives/pickles, crackers, gingerbread cake.

December 4: Red chili cheese enchilada, pinto beans, Mexican corn, Spanish rice, plums.

December 5: Tuna loaf w/sauce, green beans w/mushrooms, rice, tapioca pudding.

December 6: Meat loaf w/gravy, baked potato, peas and carrots, peaches.

December 9: Beef liver and onions, mashed potatoes, green beans, sliced cucumbers, Apple Betty.

December 10: Arroz con pollo, green peas, sliced beets, tossed salad, fresh peach.

December 11: Lasagna w/meat sauce, corn, tossed salad, garlic bread, plums.

December 12: BBQ chicken, parsley potatoes, coleslaw, pears.

December 13: Beef steak ranchero, pinto beans, tossed salad, tortilla, cherry cobbler.

December 16: Swiss steak w/tomato sauce, baked potato, cabbage, white cake w/pineapple.

December 17: Pork stew w/vegetables, tossed salad, biscuit, mixed fruit.

December 18: Sliced ham, mashed potatoes, yams, salad/corn, cherry cheese cake.

December 19: Egg salad, green peas, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, fresh peach.

December 20: Turkey w/gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, tossed salad, gingerbread cake.

December 23: Oven baked chicken, rice pilaf, green beans, squash, vanilla pudding.

December 24: Beef pattie w/gravy, green chili, potato wedges, mixed vegetables, tapioca pudding.

December 25: Christmas Day. All centers closed.

December 26: Soft taco, pico de gallo, lettuce/tomato garnish, pinto beans, oatmeal cookie.

December 27: Carne adovada, papitas, pinto beans, flour tortilla, cookie.

December 30: New England boiled dinner, cabbage/potatoes/carrots, corn bread, Jell-O, oatmeal cookie.

December 31: Hungarian goulash, noodles, beet salad, broccoli w/cheese sauce, pumpkin cake.






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