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December 2011 Warning: Scammers Continue to Find New Prey in Challenging Times From the Desk of Rheadene Weber: Texas heat, a severe drought and hungry livestock has taken a toll on Texas farmers and ranchers. To make matters worse, some are taking another hit from scammers. By taking advantage of the Texas drought, scammers are attempting to sell worthless hay to farmers and ranchers seeking affordable product for their hungry livestock. Scammers are seizing the opportunity to mark up the price of hay and reap a big profit at the expense of desperate farmers and ranchers anxious to keep their herds from sell off. Some livestock owners have even paid in advance for product they have yet to receive.

I want to take this time to remind residents that scammers do not stop with just selling worthless hay. Scammers take advantage of anyone they can reach. Whether young, old, rich or poor; anyone can be the victim of a scam. If you ever received mail or telephone calls that state the following, please be on alert. • You must act now or this offer won’t be good • This offer will not last • You have won a free prize • You must send money now • We need your credit card number • You can’t afford to miss this no risk offer • No need to check this company out

H

ere’s wishing you and yours a very

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

from Providence Park.

When you hear these or similar phrases, I hope you will say thanks, but no thanks. A good resource to check out more fraudulant schemes is the Federal Bureau of Investigation at http://ww.fbi.gov/scamssafety/fraud. Philippians 1:9 And I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment.


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New Friends at Providence Park Welcome! Wes Murphy Apt. 1105

Temporary Change in Exercise Schedule There will be no exercise class on Thursday December 8th. We will be setting up tables and chairs for The Village Christmas Party in the Fitness Center that morning. Exercise class will resume Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. as usual. Thank you.

Wes retired from the Veterans Administration in 1978 as Chief of Administrative Services. As a second career, he started teaching the people in Africa the W rod of the Bible by correspondence. This program became outstandingly successful.

Wes is glad to be at Providence Park as his wife is a resident at St. Catherine’s and it makes visitation much easier. His surviving daughter, Barbara, lives close by and helps with the care of both parents. Welcome to the Providence Park family, Wes‌..

RENTAL PAYMENTS

will be accepted at the St. Elizabeth Nurses Station on Tuesday, December 6th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


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Remembering.... MARIA CALLAS by: Ann Schafer

With a beautiful singing voice that spanned nearly three octaves, Maria Callas was perhaps the most famous coloratura soprano of the twentieth century. Maria Callas, the younger of two daughters was born on December 2, 1923, to parents who had recently emigrated from Greece. Maria’s mother recognized her talent and pushed her into performing in amateur talent shows, sometimes to the child’s dislike. After Callas graduated from eighth grade in 1937, her mother decided to return to Greece. This move marked the end of her academic education. In November 1940, Callas made her professional debut singing the role of Beatrice in Boccaccio. Soon, however, the onslaught of World War II and the Nazi occupation of Greece inhibited her career. Stories have been told that her mother forced her to sing for both German and Italian

soldiers in return for food and protection. In 1947, she sang in La Gioconda at the Arena in Verona, Italy. Her performance was outstanding and marked the onset of her international reputation. In April 1949 she married Giovanni Meneghini, a wealthy businessman from Verona. He gave up his business interests and took over her career. By the 1960’s Maria was having vocal problems; however, her acting ability remained superb. At the height of her career she had sung as many as fifty performances in a year; after 1959, it was fewer that ten. Her last stage performance was on July 5, 1965 at Covent Garden, London. Callas taught at the Juilliard School in New York during the 1971-1972 school years and gave a final concert tour during 1973 and 1974, the

strain of the tour proved almost too much for her, and she never again sang publicly. She retired to Paris where she died on September 16, 1977, at the age of fifty-four.

F R I E N D LY REMINDER About Christmas Trees & Lighting. Unfortunately, it’s that time of year again when fires are more prevalent due to Christmas Trees and their lights. Please do not use extension cords or burn candles in your apartments. These items are very dangerous fire hazards and could cause serious damage should a problem occur.


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Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wedne

The Village and St. Elizabeth Place 4 9:30 EXERCISE

5 9:30 EXERCISE

6 8:30 PRETTY

12 9:30 EXERCISE

13 8:30 PRETTY

9:30 MASS 10:00 MASS 10:45 WORSHIP SERVICE 1:30 ST. ELIZABETH RESIDENT FORUM 1:30 VILLAGE BINGO 2:30 CARD BINGO 2:30 BETHAL METHODIST (ST. E. DINING RM.) CHURCH CHOIR (CH) 6:30 MCC-WACO JAZZ “LEAD ME BACK TO ORCHESTRA BETHLEHAM”

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9:30 MASS 10:45 WORSHIP SERVICE

9:30 EXERCISE 10:00 MASS 1:15 VILLAGE FORUM (DINING ROOM) 2:00 VILLAGE BINGO 2:00 CHRISTMAS PROG. 2:00 ST. ELIZABETH BY TRUDY KENNEDY GAMES (BALCONY) IN THE COMM. RM. (BIRTHDAY PARTY) 18 BARBER SHOP DAY 19 9:30 MASS 9:30 EXERCISE 10:45 WORSHIP SERVICE 10:00 MASS 1:00 DOLLAR STORE 2:00 VILLAGE BINGO (FREE GIFT) WITH 2:00 ST. ELIZABETH $5.00 PURCHASE GAMES (BALCONY) 2:00 INTERNATIONAL 4:00 TUBACHRISTMAS COFFEE & SPECIAL (CHAPEL) CHRISTMAS VIDEO

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9:30 MASS 10:45 WORSHIP SERVICE 2:00 VILLAGE BINGO 2:00 ST. ELIZABETH GAMES (BALCONY) Christmas Day

OFFICE CLOSED Kwanzaa Begins

10:00 MASS AND FE 9:30 EXERCI 10:00 SHOPPING VAN 10:00 MASS AFTERNOON PREPERATIONS FOR 10:15 ED. CRE 6:30 THE ST. ELIZABETH 2:00 GAMES PLAY (S FAMILY CHRISTMAS 6:30 BRIDGE PARTY 9:45 BLOOD PRESSURE 10:00 MASS 10:00 SHOPPING VAN 10:30 JUNIOR LEAGUE SINGERS (VILLAGE LOBBY) 2:00 CHOIR PRACTICE (CHAPEL)

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9:30 EXERCI 10:00 MASS 10:15 ED. CRE 2:00 CHOIR S ST. CAT 2:00 GAMES PLAY 6:30 BRIDGE 8:30 PRETTY 9:30 EXERCI 10:00 MASS 10:15 ED. CRE 2:00 CHOIR S ST. CAT 2:00 GAMES 2:30 CHOIR S

9:00 SEWING/MENDING 9:30 EXERCISE 10:00 MASS 10:00 SHOPPING VAN 2:30 SING A LONG WITH DAVID & SHARON 6:30 COLEMAN GOSPEL BAND (ST. E.) First Day of 9:30 EXERCISE 27 9:45 BLOOD PRESSURE 8:30 PRETTY 9:30 EXERCI 10:00 MASS 10:00 MASS 10:00 SHOPPING VAN 10:15 ED. CRE 1:30 “PASS THE BOMB” 1:00 DR. RITT 2:00 GAMES 2:30 CARD BINGO 6:30 BRIDGE (ST. E. DINING RM.)

SHARON CLARK – ACTIVITY DIRECTOR /VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

761-8467


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Thursday

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SINGS (2)

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Friday

1 9:30 EXERCISE

2

9:30 EXERCISE 10:00 MASS 10:00 MASS 10:00 CORBETT JEWELRY 12:30 VILLAGE WII GAME & FASHION ETC. 12:30 PARKVIEW (ST. C. LOBBY) CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (DR) 10:15 OUT TO LUNCH 1:00 SHOPPING VAN (STAGECOACH INN) 1:30 ST. E. BINGO 1:30 VILLAGE BINGO 2:00 AFTERNOON 2:15 HAPPY HOUR 10:00 DELIGHT MASS 8 9:30 EXERCISE 9 12:30 VILLAGE WII GAME 10:00 MASS 1:00 SHOPPING VAN 10:00 – 4:00 MARY 1:30 ST. E. BINGO KENDRICK JEWELRY AFTERNOON (ST. C. LOBBY) PREPERATIONS FOR 1:30 VILLAGE BINGO 6:30 VILLAGE FAMILY 2:15 HAPPY HOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY 6:00 CHILDREN’S CHOIR (CHAPEL) 9:30 EXERCISE 15 16 10:00 MASS 9:30 EXERCISE 12:30 VILLAGE WII GAME 10:00 MASS 1:00 SHOPPING VAN 10:00 TUPPERWARE GIFTS (ST. C. LOBBY) 1:30 ST. E. BINGO 11:00 OUT TO LUNCH 2:00 AFTERNOON (PEI WEI) DELIGHTS 1:30 VILLAGE BINGO 2:00 CHOIR SINGS FOR ST. CATHERINE (3) 2:15 HAPPY HOUR

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9:30 EXERCISE 10:00 MASS 12:30 VILLAGE WII GAME 1:00 SHOPPING VAN 1:30 ST. E. BINGO 2:00 AFTERNOON DELIGHTS First Day of Winter

28 9:30 EXERCISE

9:30 EXERCISE 10:00 MASS

10:00 MASS

1:30 VILLAGE BINGO 2:15 HAPPY HOUR

3

9:30 SATURDAY MORN. COFFEE (BALCONY) 1:30 ST. ELIZABETH BINGO (BALCONY)

10

9:30 SATURDAY MORN. COFFEE (BALCONY) 1:30 ST. ELIZABETH BINGO (BALCONY)

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9:30 SATURDAY MORN. COFFEE (BALCONY) 1:30 ST. ELIZABETH BINGO (BALCONY)

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24 9:30 SATURDAY MORN. COFFEE (BALCONY)

1:30 VILLAGE BINGO 2:15 HAPPY HOUR

29 9:30 EXERCISE

10:00 MASS 12:30 VILLAGE WII GAME 1:00 SHOPPING VAN 1:30 ST. E. BINGO 2:00 AFTERNOON DELIGHTS

Saturday

1:30 ST. ELIZABETH BINGO (BALCONY)

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9:30 SATURDAY MORN. COFFEE (VIL. DR.)

1:30 ST. ELIZABETH BINGO (BALCONY) New Year’s Eve


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Special Events & Programs for December

December is:

12:30 p.m. December 1st Parkview Christian Academy Children’s Program

National Tie Month

Bingo’s Birthday Month Safe Toys and Gifts Month

10:00 a.m. December 2nd Corbett Jewelry & Fashion Sale St. Catherine’s Lobby 10:15 a.m. December 2nd

Stage Coach Inn Christmas Luncheon

2:00 p.m. December 4th “Lead Me Back to Bethlehem” by the Bethel Methodist Church Choir 6:30 p.m.

December 5th

Waco Jazz Orchestra at MCC

6:30 p.m. December 6th St. Elizabeth Place Family Christmas Party 6:30 p.m. December 8th The Village Family Christmas Party 10:00 a.m. December 9th Kendrick Jewelry Sale St. Catherine’s Lobby 6:00 p.m.

December 9th

Children’s Choir in the Chapel

2:00 p.m. December 12th Trudy Kennedy Christmas Show - Community Room 10:30 a.m. December 13th Junior League Singers Village Lobby 2:00 p.m. December 14th Providence Park Choir Christmas performance on St. Catherine’s 1st floor

Special Weeks in December: National Cookie Cutter Week (1-7) National Human Rights Week (10-16) It’s About Time Week (25-31)

Special Days in December: Dec. 7

Pearl Harbor Day

Dec. 12 Hanukkah Dec. 22 First Day of winter Dec. 25 Christmas Day Dec. 26 Kwanzaa Begins Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve


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Special Events Continued... 2:00 p.m. December 15th Providence Park Choir Christmas performance on St. Catherine’s 3rd floor 1:00 p.m. December 19th Special Christmas Dollar Store Free gift with $5.00 purchase 2:00 p.m. December 21st Providence Park Choir Christmas performance on St. Catherine’s 4th floor 2:30 p.m. December 21st Providence Park Choir Christmas performance for Catherine’s 2nd floor Christmas party

Volunteer Elves Hard at Work

December Birthdays! THE VILLAGE Dec. 10 Marion Boden Dec. 17 Juanita Quick Dec. 20 Stan Howard Dec. 21 Billie Bowman Dec. 21 Gladys Howard ST. ELIZABETH PLACE Dec. 13 Louise McClure Dec. 17 Johnnie Gilmore Dec. 29 Charlotte Glenn Dec. 29 Gary Bowden

Volunteer Elves worked very hard to make sure each resident would have their picture on the Christmas trees this year. (Pictured L-R) James Knight, Joan Knight, Sylvia Silva and Karen Akins


Lunch

Lunch Ambrosia Salad, BBQ

22

Dinner Fruit Salad, Beef Brisket, Potato Salad, Baked Beans

Special Holiday Menu

25

Lunch Pickled Beets, Smothered

23

Lunch Tossed Salad, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Broccoli Dinner Tropical Fruit, Lemon Pepper Tilapia Filet, Rice Pilaf, Green Beans

26

Lunch Autumn Jell-o Beef Stew, White Rice, Winter Blend Vegetables Dinner Celery and Carrot Sticks Chicken Fried Steak, Creamed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables

19

18

Lunch Apple Waldorf Salad Roasted Turkey with Gravy, Cornbread Dressing, Steamed Broccoli Dinner Tropical Fruit Salad, Popcorn Shrimp, Baked Potato, Stewed Tomatoes

Lunch Marinated Cucumber Salad, Swiss Steak, Baked Potato, Broccoli Dinner Tropical Fruit Salad, Chopped BBQ Sandwich, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw

12

11

Lunch Applesauce Gelatin, Baked Ham, Great Northern Beans, Fried Okra Dinner Fried Chicken, Creamed Potatoes, Mixed Squash

Lunch Pickled Beets, Smothered Chicken over Pasta, Mixed Vegetables Dinner Mandarin Oranges, Deli Roast Beef Sandwich, Pinto Beans

5

2011

Mon

Lunch Ambrosia Salad, BBQ Brisket, Potato Salad, Ranch Style Beans Dinner Cottage Cheese and Pears, Salisbury Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Zucchini and Tomatoes

4

Sun

December

Lunch Apple Waldorf Salad,

24

Lunch Strawberry Banana Salad, Chicken and Dumplings, Turnip Greens Dinner Gelatin Salad, Chicken Stir Fry, Fried Rice, Egg Rolls

27

Lunch Ambrosia Fruit Salad Mesquite Chicken, Twice Baked Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans Dinner Hamburger Salad Beef Hamburger Steak Fries, Baked Beans

20

Lunch Marinated Tomatoes, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Au Gratin Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables Dinner Under the Sea Gelatin, Beef Stew, Seasoned Cabbage

13

Lunch Apple Waldorf Salad, Pork Loin, Scalloped Potatoes, Okra and Tomatoes Dinner Roast Turkey and Gravy, Whipped Potatoes and Capri Vegetables

6

Tue

Lunch Carrot Raisin Salad, Chili

25

Lunch Stuffed Pear Halves Meatloaf, Whipped Potatoes, Capri Vegetables Dinner Rosy Applesauce, Chopped BBQ Sandwich, Cole Slaw

28

Lunch Steak Fingers with Cream Gravy, Macaroni and Cheese, Vegetable Medley Dinner Sweet and Sour Chicken Steamed Rice, Buttered Broccoli

21

Lunch Autumn Gelatin, Chopped Beef Steak, New Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts Dinner Chicken Strips with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, French Style Green Beans

14

Lunch Carrot Raisin Salad, Chili with Beans, Spinach, Corn Bread Dinner Steak Fingers with Gravy, Macaroni and Cheese, Vegetable Blend

7

Wed

Thu

26

Lunch Tossed Salad,

Lunch Stuffed Peach Halves, Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo, Seasoned Green Beans Dinner Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Steak Fries, Carrots

29

Lunch Cole Slaw Fried Catfish, Parsley New Potatoes, Cream Style Corn Dinner Tossed Salad Veal Parmesan served over Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce, Squash

22

Lunch Ambrosia Salad Swedish Meatballs, Whipped Potatoes, Squash Medley Dinner Chicken & Dumplings Vegetable Medley

15

Lunch Tossed Salad, Chicken Parmesan over Angel Hair Pasta, Green Peas Dinner Hamburger Salad, Hamburgers, Steak Fries, Carrots

8

Lunch Stuffed Peach Halves, Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo, Seasoned Green Beans Dinner Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Steak Fries, Carrots

1

Fri

Lunch Fried Catfish, Au Gratin

27

Lunch Cole Slaw, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Potato Salad, Baked Beans Dinner Peach Halves, Shepherd’s Pie, Spinach

30

Lunch Fruited Gelatin Baked Virginia Ham, Broccoli & Rice Casserole, Stewed Tomatoes Dinner Applesauce Beef Tips with Gravy over Rice, California Blended Vegetables

23

Lunch Under the Sea Gelatin Herb Roasted Chicken, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Green Peas Dinner Stuffed Pear Half, Tuna Noodle Casserole, Italian Green Beans

Lunch Fried Catfish, Au Gratin Potatoes, Broccoli Dinner Tossed Garden Salad, Chicken Rice Casserole, Capri Blend Vegetables

Lunch Cole Slaw, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Potato Salad, Baked Beans Dinner Peach Halves, Shepherd’s Pie, Spinach

16

9

2

Sat

Lunch Strawberry Banana Salad,

28

Lunch Pickled Beets, Beef Stroganoff over Egg Noodles, Vegetable Medley Dinner Mandarin Oranges, BBQ Chicken, Cream Style Corn, Turnip Greens

31

Dinner Old Fashioned Corn Dogs, Crisp Tater Tots, Marinated Tomatoes

Lunch Beef Enchiladas Spanish Rice, Pinto Beans

24

Lunch Garden Salad Chicken Spaghetti, Buttered Carrots Dinner Fruit Cocktail Salisbury Steak with Gravy, Golden Hominy, Zucchini

17

Lunch Strawberry Banana Salad, Chicken Pot Pie, Seasoned Greens Dinner Turkey and Ham Deli Sandwich with Lettuce, Tomatoes and Pickles, Potato Chips

10

Lunch Pickled Beets, Beef Stroganoff over Egg Noodles, Vegetable Medley Dinner Mandarin Oranges, BBQ Chicken, Cream Style Corn, Turnip Greens

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