Activities Return to Okanogan Senior Center
Weekly Pinochle games are starting again. Games will be played on Tuesdays at 1pm in the dining room. Contact Tim Norman at 826-8031 to sign up.
Bingo is back! First number called at 1pm on Wednesdays in the dining room following lunch.
Spreading Christmas Cheer
When Covid-19 hit the Heritage Heights kitchen staff, the Chelan OCTN Senior Meals crew stepped in to make a Christmas Feast for the residents. Thank you ladies for making Christmas 2020 a little brighter.
Quick Thinking Drivers Are Heroes
Our Tonasket driver, Chuck Brown, was driving and saw an elderly woman down beside the road and waving her arms. He immediately stopped and helped her up. She said she had been pulling weeds and fell but declined medical attention. After Chuck couldn't reach her daughter by phone, he drove back a half mile to let her know that her mom needed her. Our drivers are also Good Samaritans in the community.
Another driver, from Oroville, Roger Dennison, saw a deer carcass with a young eagle on it in the middle of the road. The young eagle wouldn't leave its food and several cars had to veer around it to get by. The eagle wouldn't move. Roger knew that eventually it would get hit and after he'd gone by again, he stopped and scared off the eagle long enough to pull the deer of the road. Eagle Saved!!
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