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Sarah White: New activities coming to West Senior Center

West Stanly Senior Center
There is a lot or excitement at West Stanly Senior Center since it became a satellite of Stanly County Senior Center.

Sarah White writes the Locust News for the SNAP.

The Stanly County YMCA and the Stanly County Senior Center will work together to bring new programs and staff to WSSC.
If there are any activities, services and programs that you would like to have in Locust please let the Stanly County Senior Center or YMCA know so they can explore your idea.
One change will be to combine the two centers’ newsletters starting the first of the year. All seniors, regardless of where you live, are welcome to attend activities at either center.
There will be new faces and new classes. Beginning this month they will offer two new fitness classes each week, including Flex and Stretch class at 11 a.m. Mondays. This class will be a low intensity total body stretch class. Participants may be in chairs or on the floor as needed.
At 11 a.m. Thursdays a strength class will be offered. This will also be a low-intensity strengthening class that may use body weight, dumbbells, bands or a combination.
Teaching these classes will be Derrick Almond, YMCA fitness coordinator, certified group exercise and personal trainer. Margrit Hoplins, YMCA certified fitness instructor, will also teach.
There are a few volunteer vacancies. Volunteers are needed to help answer phones, greet participants and help with activates Tuesdays 1:30-5 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Fridays 1:30-5 p.m. Please contact Nancy or Kelly.

WCCS November Schedule
Please note that the WSSC will be closed Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving.
Monday: Light exercise 10 a.m., Flex & Stretch 11 a.m., Matter of Balance and Bridge 1 p.m.
Tuesday: Crochet class 10 a.m., Chair Yoga 11:30 a.m., Walking Buddies 1 p.m., Tai Chi class 2 p.m.
Note: Nov. 20 Christmas Décor class at 11 a.m. and Nov. 27 volunteer meeting at noon.
Wednesday: Light Exercise at 10 a.m., Bring your own lunch at noon, Matter of Balance 1 p.m., Jewelry Making 1 p.m., Scrabble 3 p.m.
Thursdays: SHIIP 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Strength Training Class 11 a.m., Canasta 2 p.m.
The November birthday party will be at 2 p.m. today.
Fridays: Light Exercise 10 a.m., Walking Buddies 1 p.m.
Pot luck lunches will be great to spend time together and fellowship. Bring your best dish to share on Monday at 12:30 p.m.
Every Friday the West Stanly Senior Center has Bingo from 6-10 p.m. Bingo is not just for seniors. It is open to anyone that likes to play.

Locust Christmas Parade
The city of Locust will host the Locust Christmas Parade at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 24.
The City of Locust Parks and Recreation Dept is seeking participants for the parade. A limited number of pre-decorated floats are available for a fee.
Home-designed floats, walking groups, golf carts, dancers, classic cars, trucks and trailers, etc. are welcome.
The parade route will begin at Carolina Presbyterian Church, head to N.C. Highway 24-27, then east, turning onto Ray Kennedy Drive and end at Locust City Hall in Town Center.
For entry information and to register, contact the Parks & Recreation Department coodinator Peyton Creswell at events@locustnc.com 704-840-8057 or Director of Parks & Recreation Emily Jones at 704-888-5260.
Santa and Mrs Claus will be on the City of Locust Float.

Leaf Collections
Over the next three months Locust will conduct curbside leaf collection for all residents within the city limits.
The dates will be as follows: Nov. 17, Dec. 22 and Jan. 26, 2019.
During this event, all leaves must be at curb/roadside and must only be leaves — no brush.
Please have your leaves accessible by 7 a.m. on the scheduled dates and crews will work to get all collected as quickly as possible.
In the past we’ve had delays caused by rainy weather. All involved will be working to provide the citizens of Locust the best service available.
If you have any questions, contact Tim Flieger at 704-888-5260 ext. 106 or tflieger@locustnc.com.

Locust Library
Students whose artwork is on display at the Locust Library in the artwork created by homeschool students who participate in K-2 art classes at the L.I.F.T. T.E.A.M. Co-op at North Albemarle Baptist Church.
Students include Mattie Boysworth, Tristan Boysworth, Lainey Cardwell, Luke Dennis, Carter Lavender, Phoebe Lloyd, Asher Lloyd, Nadia Loughlin, Danika Myers, Russell Pope, Natalie Scott, Marshal Teckenbrock, Hannah Williams and Austin Young.
Teachers are Sam Peckham, Katie Peckham, Natalie Lloyd and Brittney Young.
Come by the Locust Library and view the art work of these talented students.

Breakfast with Santa
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with the guest of honor, Santa Claus.
Breakfast with Santa guests will enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast, one craft per child, one cookie per child and photos with Santa.
Tickets this year must be purchased at the Locust Parks and Recreation office, in-between the ball fields, at 240 Lions Club Dr., Locust, NC 28097.
Stop by the office 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or Tuesdays until 7 p.m. Nov. 19-Dec. 7.
Each person, adults and children ages 2 and up, must purchase a ticket. Reservations are required. Cost is $10 per person. Seating is limited. Your seat will not be reserved until payment is received. For more info call 704-888-5260 or events@locustnc.com.

Birthdays
Happy Birthday to: Lane Bowman Nov. 19, Peggy Hartsell Nov. 20, Darrell Shoe Nov. 22, Peggy Kelly Nov. 23, Leslie Coleman Nov. 24, Carolyn Bishop Nov. 25, Brandon Hartsell Nov. 27, Dennis Hartsell and Jamie Hartsell Nov. 28, Dawson Reeves Nov. 30.

Locust news is by Sarah White. Call 704-888-5359.