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Pahrump Senior Center

The menu (subject to change) and activities for the week of April 7 – April 11: 2 percent milk and juice available daily:

Monday — herb-baked chicken, potatoes au gratin, glazed carrots, fruit cup;

Tuesday — apple-smothered pork chops, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce;

Wednesday — chicken Alfredo, fettuccini, spinach, peach crisp;

Thursday — Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, cheesy broccoli, cake;

Friday — battered cod, rice, broccoli, cake.


Monday — haircuts, 9 a.m.; poker, 1 p.m.;

Tuesday — bridge, 12:30 p.m.; exercise class, 10:30 a.m.;

Wednesday — Walmart, 9:30 a.m.; Humana, 9:30 a.m.; crafty ladies, 12:30 p.m.;

Thursday — exercise class, 10:30 a.m.; bank seminar, 9:30 a.m.;

Friday — exercise class, 10:30 a.m.; bridge, 12:30 p.m..

Amargosa Valley Senior Center

The menu (subject to change) for the week of April 7 – April 11:

Two percent milk available daily. Meals are served at the Amargosa Valley Senior Center from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Breakfast served from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Monday — zesty skillet pork chops, steamed broccoli, baked potato and fixings, tomatoes vinaigrette, chocolate pudding;

Tuesday — stuffed peppers, zucchini, glazed carrots, noodles with sauce, fresh fruit;

Wednesday — pork roast, asparagus, corn, potato salad, cantaloupe and honeydew chunks;

Thursday — cheeseburger on a whole wheat bun with trimmings, potato wedges, macaroni salad, sugar cookies;

Friday — Breakfast: Denver scramble, hash browns, fruit and yogurt, oatmeal, coffee, orange juice, tea.

AJ Griffin, VFW or Stateline, 372-5614; Jean Adams, Cottonwood, 372-1343; Kenna Vallance, Farm Road, 372-5465; or Prudy Stengel, Diablo and Farm Road, 372-5138.

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