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C4 - THE JOURNAL, Thursday, November 22, 2012 Seniors Shoulder Massages offered at Senior Center The City of Stillwater cise class starts at 9:30 ment which includes a night of music. The musi- Senior Activity Center will offer free neck and shoulder massages on Thursday November 29 from 2-3p. Stop by 1015 E. 12 th or call 747-8080 for more information on activities offered and make sure to pick up a November calendar of events. Hours are: Monday through Friday, 9:30 am 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. Also, if you are interested in joining a bridge group, social or duplicate, at the Center, please call the number given to receive informa- tion on how to join. Monday, November 26 - Popular morning activities start at 9:30 a.m. These activities include women's pool and a painting class. Come join the women in some fun rounds of 8- ball or bring your painting supplies and get creative. Afternoon activities start around 1:00 p.m. which include: bridge, canasta, pool, snooker, dominoes, and puzzle solving. Tuesday, November 27 - A free Sit 'n Be Fit exer- a.m. Chairs are provided for each person. Some exercises are done while sitting and some are done while standing by your chair. Bouncing balls, hand weights, and stretch bands are incorporated in to the exercises for an extensive workout. After exercise, some of the par- ticipants stay and practice line dancing steps for fun. You are welcome to come kick up your heels with them around 10:30 a.m. Wii games and ping pong are always available for a fun time, too. Afternoon activities include games such as; duplicate bridge, dominoes, canasta, pitch, puzzle solving, snooker, pool and dominoes. A representative from Vet- eran's Affairs comes in on Tuesdays, from 1:00- 2:45 p.m. to help with any questions or paperwork you may have pertaining to veteran's assistance. No appointment is needed. Wednesday, November 28 - The women rack up the pool balls again Wednesday morning at 9: 30 a.m. A Wii interactive game set and a ping pong table are also available for use. Exercise equip- treadmill, exercise bikes, and a weight machine are available, also. Afternoon games begin around 1: 00 p.m. which include; canasta, dominoes, Texas Hold'em, pitch, pool and snooker. A puzzle is always out waiting for someone to find a piece. The drama, "The Lucky One", will be shown at 2: 00 p.m. Thursday, November 29 - Time to start that exer- cise plan and get ready for the holidays. A good start would be the Sit 'n Be Fit exercise class that meets here at the Center every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Afterwards, you can play some Wii games or ping pong. Also, a group of line dancers sometimes stay and have a good time stepping in time to the music. At 1: 00 p.m. afternoon games such as: canasta, domi- noes, social bridge, pool, snooker, and puzzle solv- ing, get started. At 2:00 p.m. bingo is called. A lot of laughs are always shared during this time. Don't miss out on the good times. Thursday evening, the doors open back up at 5:30 p.m. for a clans get set up and tuned up and start some good o1' country tunes at 6:00 p.m. Come tap your toes with everybody! Friday, November 30 - Pool is played starting at 9:30 a.m. by the women pool players. The painting group get out their paints and brushes and share ideas with each other. Exercise equipment is available for use, along with a ping pong table or Wii player. During the afternoon enjoy games of cards, pool, snooker, Texas Hold'em, domi- noes, and puzzle solving. A men's pool tournament will als0 be held at lp. Last weeks winners of bridge were: JW Thomas, 1 st; and Louie Geiser, 2 ud. Duplicate bridge win- ning partners were: Lucy Robinson and Penny Sizemore, lst; and Terry Miller and Lew Taylor, 2 "d. Texas Hold'em cham- pion for the week was: Allen Shields. A men's pool tournament was also held with the winner of Frank Berry. For more information, call City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center, 747-8080. CHURCH continued from page C3 Y' all come ! Any donation on our new van will be matched to help pay it off soon. Give thanks with a grateful Heart The little "Big Kids" were praising the Lord in song and action Sunday morning. Thank You to the kids and Autumn. Jesus said "Let the children come unto Me." We partook of Communion in remembrance of Christ's sacrifice on the Cross for all of us. Blessed is the Man who will eat at the feast in the king- dom of God Luke 14:15. We had 140 at Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday evening. Thanks to cooks and servers. Brett Webb and Yvette were baptized this week, praise God for He is so Good. Happy Thanksgiving every day. Pray you'll come and worship Sunday. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church By Fr. Ken Harder The gospel reading today and next week take a decidedly apocalyptic tum. 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OCANt118t2 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON STATEWIDE ADVERTISING, CALL 1-888-815-2672 salvation in all its richness. We first join with the faithful people of old, who waited in hope for the coming of the Savior, we celebrate his coming among us as one of us, we celebrate his saving act of love, the supreme sacrifice called his Passion. We celebrate his Resurrection and Ascension and finally, his gift of the Holy Spirit. All these things are historically grounded in past events, yet are just as real now as when they first happened. There is one event that has yet to happen in history but is still present to us now; his coming again in glory. That is what we celebrate next week. As we tum our attention on the end, we hear the vivid imagery that is uncharacteristic of the Gospel of Mark. An explanatory note may be helpful here. Apocalyptic lit- erature has been called, "the literature of the dispossessed" by some scholars. It arises when a certain group of people are oppressed by a much stronger group and as such, have little chance of fighting back. It could be a military, politi- cal or economic power that is simply overbearing. Since such force cannot be overcome in the ordinary manner, the oppressed group looks for an outside power to come to their rescue. In grand, powerful and definitive terms, the rescuer will bring an end to the oppressors. So this passage was included in the Gospel to help the Christians, who were being persecuted, to have hope. The Book of Revelation, the great apocalyptic book, was written in a time of extreme persecution as well. The apocalyptic form still happens; people often speak of a greater power that will vanquish their foes. So, Jesus tells his disciples, in apoca- lyptic terms, to watch out. Does this passage mean that we will know God's presence when extraordinary things, like the sun darkening, happen? One of our principles of faith is that in the incarnation, our experience of God is no longer limited to the extraordinary; in fact, it is in the very ordinary circumstances of our lives in which God draws us close. Learn a lesson from the ordinary fig tree, Jesus says in this same gospel. In Palestine, quite a few of the trees stayed green year round. The fig tree was an exception in that it lost its leaves but grew new ones in the spring. It was easy to tell then, when a fig tree was going to produce fruit because the leaves came first. What can we learn from the fig tree? The full fruits of our faith will indeed come, but they require us to grow now. The fruit cannot precede the growth; we cannot reap the full benefit of our faith without investing ourselves into it now. For Jesus, faith was a matter of right now. When something is not now to us, it is not real to us. Understand the imagery and caution of Jesus for what they are. We are not to try to know the future, we are to live now so that the events of the future will not surprise us. Send an Oklahoma veteran to Washington DC Oklahoma's World War II veterans waited 60 years fi)r a memorial in their honor. We want vu to he|p Oklahoma veterans visit this memorial by making a tax-deductible donation to Oklahoma Honor ntg today For more information on how to donate, visit www.oklahomahonodlights,org or call 259-9000 Roger Stevens Home or Office Sales Networking Repair Hardware/Software Viruses/Spyware Dangerous Garden Snakes A couple of friends in Texas still correspond with me and keep me posted about interesting "stuff" that keeps happening down there since I left. One of them sent me this story just before Thanksgiving. It seems that a couple in Sweetwater, Texas were bring- ing some potted plants into the house to keep them from freezing during a cold snap. In the warm house, a little garden snake slithered out of one of the pots and went under the sofa. When the wife saw it, she panicked and let out a piercing scream. Her husband, who was taking a shower by then, ran in wet and naked to protect her from whatever. When she told him there was a snake under the sofa, he got down on his hands and knees to look for it. About that time the family dog ran in and poked his cold nose into his bare behind. Thinking the snake had bitten him, the heroic husband screamed, tripped over the dog and fell hard on the floor. His wife, thinking he might have had a heart attack, covered him up and told him to lie still while she called an ambulance. The ambulance arrived quickly, and the attendants, ignoring the man's protests, loaded him on the stretcher and began carrying him out. Just then the snake came out from under the sofa. When the emergency medical technician saw it, he dropped his end of the stretcher. That's when the man broke his leg and why he is still in the local hospital there. The wife still had an unwanted snake in the house, so she called on a neighbor and got him to volunteer to capture the snake. He rolled up a newspaper and poked around under the sofa for awhile before deciding it had escaped. He left and the woman sat down on the sofa in relief. But, as her fingers dangled between the cushions, she felt the snake wriggling around. She screamed again and fainted as the snake rushed back under the sofa. The helpful neighbor rushed back in, and seeing her lying there, began CPR to revive her. The neighbor's wife, returning from a shopping trip to the grocery store, came over to see what was going on, and when she saw her husband leaning over the woman, mouth to mouth, she slammed him on the head with a bag of canned goods, knocked him out and went home.. Stitches were required. That's why he found it necessary to visit the hospital later. When the woman awoke from her dead faint, she saw her neighbor lying on the floor and assumed the snake had bitten him. She ran to the kitchen and got a small bottle of whiskey, and began pouring it down the man's throat. By then, the police arrived, and seeing the unconscious man smelling of whiskey, they assumed he was drunk, and a fight had occurred. As they were about to arrest them all, the woman tried to explain what had happened because of a little garden snake. But, just as the policemen heard, "snake", it crawled out from under the sofa again, and one of the policemen drew his gun and shot at it. He missed the snake, but shot the leg off of a table causing it and a lamp to fall over. When the lamp shattered, the bulb broke and started a fire in the nearby drapes. As the policemen tried to beat out the flames, one of them fell through the window and landed on the family dog. The startled dog ran out into the street where an oncoming car swerved to avoid it and smashed into the parked police car. Seeing the fire, neighbors called the fire department. As firemen came down the street, they raised a ladder that tore out overhead wires, put out power, and disconnected telephones in a ten-square city block area. (But, they did get the house.fire out.) At this time, both men have been discharged from the hospital, the house is being repaired, the dog came home, the police car is to be replaced, and all is again right with their world. I'm told another cold snap is predicted, and that exasper- ated husband has told his wife if she suggests bringing in the plants, he will shoot her. It seems life sure hasn't settled down much since I've left there. AU 2BR, 1.5 BA Home with 2-Car Garage New roof 3 years ago. 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