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C4 - THE JOURNAL, Thursday, October 28, 2010 Seniors Stay busy at Senior Center The City of Stillwa- ter Senior Activity Center helps seniors stay busy with many fun activities. Come see what fun you can have staying busy. Center hours are: Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for music night. The facility is closed on weekends. Stop by 1015 E. 12or call 747-8080 for more information and make sure to pick up a November calendar of events. Monday, Nov. 1 - Start- ing at 9:30 a.m. women's pool and the oil painting class gets underway. Bring your pool stick or paints and canvas and join in the activities. Also, a Wii gaming system is always ready to set up for you to try out. Exercise equip- ment is available for senior use such as; a treadmill, exercise bikes, a weight machine, and a ping pong table. Afternoon gets busy with bridge, canasta, pitch, pool, dominoes, Beginner's Texas Hold'em, Texas Hold'em winner's game, and puzzle solving. Tuesday, Nov. 2 - If exercise is what you need, come take a look at the Sit 'n Be Fit class on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Chairs are provided for each person during the 45-minute, low impact exercise workout. Some exercises are done while sitting and some are done while standing by a chair. Bouncing balls, hand weights, and stretch bands are incorporated in to the exercises for an extensive workout. Afterwards, at 10:30 a.m. you can stay and continue your exercise while playing a variety of games on the Wii system or try some ping-pong. Tuesday afternoon activi- Find What You're Looking For Online Anytime In The Classifieds TheJournalOK.com IIIII I I In print * Online Anytime 24/7 ties include games such as; duplicate bridge, Mexican Train dominoes, canasta, pitch, Skipbo, pool, snooker, puzzle solving, and dominoes. A repre- sentative from Veteran's Affairs comes in on Tues- days, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. to help with any questions or paperwork you may have pertaining to veteran's assistance. Wednesday, Nov. 3 - Women practice their pool shooting skills again at 9:30 a.m. Also, ping-pong and Wii interactive games are available for some fun times. At 1:00 p.m. blood pressure/blood sugar checks will be taken by HomeCall Home Healthcare. This is on a first come first serve basis. Other activities for the afternoon include; canasta, pool, dominoes, Texas Hold'em, pitch, Mexican Train domino tournament, puzzle solving, and a movie. The movie, "Flicka 2", will be shown at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 - Exercise again with the Sit 'n Be Fit exercise class at 9:30 a.m. Then after- wards, stay and try out the Wii system at 10:30 a.m. If you need some fun and a good laugh come try hit- ting a ping pong ball. Then in the afternoon you can join in games of canasta, social bridge, pool, pitch, dominoes, Skipbo, Kings in the Corner, and bingo at 2:00. Check out the evening fun at the Center every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Music night will entertain you with live western tunes and singing. Friday, Nov. 5 - Friday mornings you can play pool, bring in a craft .... Falling through space Some T. V. shows lately have shown guys jumping off of tall mountains with "wings" attached to their wrists and bodies. They glide down and land like birds. Parachuting from the heights is one thing, but this seems even more excit- ing ... for some. A recent news article reported that a skydiver named Kim Whor- ton landed in a wooded area and hung from a tree limb 40 to 50 feet off the ground for two hours before being rescued. That brought back memo- des of my old army days in the paratroopers. In jump school, a 60-mp wind opened my parachute and blew me, across a wide field tearing offmy clothes and tearing up my knees, so I never got to jump from a plane. But, as a medic, I covered the drop zone where others practiced their jumps, sometimes carrying all kinds of equip- ment. There were all kinds of accidents that were never reported in the news. Once I watched a soldier jump with a 50-caliber machine gun. The gun hung below him as they descended, and when it hit a chute below, it made a hole and went scream- ing by that fellow pulling its trailing soldier through after it. Now, both chutes were useless, but the guy below grabbed that fellow as he went by and pulled his reserve chute. The two jumpers and the machine gun came down hard. There were some broken bones and other stuff, but they lived. project to work on, play Wii or ping pong, work out on the exercise equipment, put in puzzle pieces, or any numerous fun activities. The fun all starts at 9:30 a.m. The afternoon crowd enjoys playing games of canasta, dominoes, pitch, Mexican train dominoes, puzzle solving, and pool. Last weeks winners for robber bridge were; J.W. Thomas, 1 st, and Janetta Loper, 2 nd. Social bridge winners were: Norma Burk, 1 st, and Lynn Fent, 2 nd. Duplicate bridge win- ning partners were: Patricia Logan and Don Lorett, 1st; and Bernie Roesler and Donna Beason, 2 n. The Texas Hold'em champions for the week were Dollie McClary and Lula Mae Davis. CHURCH continued from page C3 Methodist Church. Worship is at 8:30 and 11:10 at our 7th & Duck location and at 11:00 at our South Husband loca- tion. This Sunday Stan Warfield, senior pastor, will preach at the 8:30 and 11:10 a.m. at our 7th & Duck location. The title of his sermon will be "Celebrating the Blessed of the Church's Story" based on text taken from Psalm 149; Luke 6:20 - 31. In both the 8:30 and 11:10 a.m. worship services the Chancel Choir and Revelation Youth choirs will sing "For All That Is." The 8:30 a.m. worship service is broadcast live each week on Stillwater radio station KSPI-AM 780. A nursery is provided for children 5 and under during both services. Steve Roach will preach this Sunday at our South Campus, 2823 S. Husband, at 11:00 a.m. Closer Walk, a modem service is held every Sunday moming in the Family Life Center on the comer of 7th and Duck at 10: 00 a.m. This music-rich service will enlighten your spirit and energize you. This Sunday Stan Warfield, senior pastor, will preach at the Closer Walk service. The title of his sermon will be '"'Celebrating the Blessed of the Church's Story" based on text taken from Psalm 149; Luke 6:20 - 31. This will truly be a unique worshipping experience with Methodist traditions in a casual atmosphere. Please join us! "James Cowan is the only candidate with the right experience to lead the Payne County Assessor's office." Over a decade as a state licensed real estate appraiser Professional experience in human resources and accounting Oklahoma State University alum Civic leader, youth coach, md volunteer Vote November 2nd! ASSES Stlllwater, OK 74076 If someone's chute fouled up or didn't open, they were supposed to pull their reserve, but sometimes a jumper would be so scared that he would freeze up. Instructors would yell through big loud speakers for them to pull the cords, but it was hard to hear up there. Occasionally someone was killed, but it would seldom make the news. I'll never forget one who lived to tell about it. That fellow's chute twisted into a streamer, and the kid froze. When he went down on the other side of a hill, we jumped into our jeep and raced over expecting to find a khaki grease spot where he landed, but just like Kim Whorton, he was hang- ing from a tree limb about 20 feet off the ground. We got him down, put him in the jeep and headed for home. He was a blond headed kid of about 18, and all the way back he was white as his parachute and unable to talk or move and could hardly breathe. Finally he caught his breath and whispered, "It's just not worth it." He later explained that he had just been married, and he signed up to be a paratrooper because they were paid $50 more per month. There were others who decided it wasn't worth it. After his first jump while waiting in to load up for his second, a lieutenant stepped out of line, went over by a tree and dropped out of the program. When one outfit from our base flew to Alaska, a piane developed trouble and went down. Everyone bailed out includ- ing one soldier who was not a "trooper" and had never jumped before. As luck would have it, his was the only chute that didn't open. He landed in deep snow and survived without even a broken bone. Try to imagine what skydivers and paratroop- ers dream about at night. Well...I had dreams of falling through space, but I always woke up before I landed. Whew! AARP releases 2010 Voter Guide (SPECIAL) - AARP Oklahoma today announced the release of its 2010 Voter Guide available online at: www. aarp.org/yourvote and a series of video interviews with candidates for Lt. Gov- ernor, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner and 5th District Congres- sional Candidates avail- able at www.youtube.com/ aarpoklahoma. Both candidates for Oklahoma Governor - Jari Askins, D, and Mary Fallin, R, -- answered questions posed by the association on topics including: home and community-based services, older workers, mobility options and the state budget. In addition to the candidate's responses, a summary of AARP's position on these issues is included in the guide. Congressional candi- dates also took part in the guide that allows users to enter their zip code to see responses in their cor- responding congressional districts. A printed version of the AARP Voter's Guide is available by calling 1-866- 295-7277. In addition to the online voter's guide, AARP Oklahoma invited candi- dates for Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Insur- ance Commissioner and the 5th District Congres- sional race to be inter- viewed via video. Those interviews can be watched at: www.youtube.com/ aarpoklahoma. Those participating in the video interviews include: Lt. Governor Candidate Kenneth Corn, D; Attorney General Candidate Jim Priest, D; Insurance Com- missioner Candidates John Doak,R, and Kim Hol- land, D; and 5th District Congressional candidates Billy Coyle, D, and James Lankford, R. "AARP asked key questions about issues important to our members, older Americans and their families," said AARP Oklahoma Volunteer State President Marjorie Lyons. "We are committed to helping older Oklahomans get the facts they need to choose candidates who reflect their values." AARP is non-partisan and does not support or oppose any political candidates or contribute any money to campaigns or political action committees, she said. For more information, visit www.aarp.org/ok. Life Center prepares for Fall Harvest Carnival LIFE Center Participant Jerry Pate (far left) and Larry Tubbs (far right) show off their masks as Participants Fenton Lann and Barbara Schuchman continue their designs. The masks were made for the Fall Harvest Carnival that the Center holds each year for local preschool children. Participants help plan the event, make deco- rations, choose games, and then assist the children with activities during the carni- val. Arts and crafts are a regular part of the Center's programming and are often planned in conjunction with special events each month. Craft activities provide an outlet for creative expres- sion, employ cognitive skills such as original thought, problem solving, and decision making, utilize fine motor skills, and create opportunities to share talents with others in the commu- nity. For more information please call 377-0978 or visit www.lifecenterads.org. ..................................................... r ..... ' '