Versailles News: No such thing as a free meal


Did you know there is such a thing as a free meal? It is part of the Senior Resource Connection program, better known as “Meals on Wheels”. Most of us are somewhat familiar with the “Meals on Wheels” program, but did you know anyone age 60 or older can enjoy a free breakfast Monday through Friday? It’s true! Thanks to a special program the Wooden Spoon offers 10 different breakfast combinations Monday through Friday from 7 – 11 a.m. The only catch is you or your spouse must be age 60 or over to qualify and you need only fill out a one-time simple form at the restaurant.

So what’s better than a free meal? How about a good meal and friendly conversation? I believe the Wooden Spoon provides both. During the morning hours you’ll recognize many familiar faces from Versailles, Ansonia and Greenville, and the noise level is bordering ridiculous because of the multiple conversations taking place.

Terry Buteau, owner of the Wooden Spoon (some of us remember it as the Annie Oakley restaurant), located at 9690 State Route 127, Greenville, explained how the program gets seniors out of the house and allows them to socialize. Buteau noted that the Spoon is the only restaurant in Darke County offering this program, and they have been doing so since the fall of 2014. There is a $2 suggestion contribution but it is never mandatory.

This service is also offered in Montgomery, Greene, and Miami Counties Monday through Friday. For more information regarding the program and locations, please call 937-228-Food (3663) or 1-888-580-3663. The program is funded by the Area Agency on Aging PSA2.


Thursday, Feb. 29, the Versailles Vets Club holds an open to the public Bid Euchre Tournament downstairs at 7 .m. There is a $5 entry fee with three opportunities to win a cash prize. Congratulations to last week’s winners: Roger Henry (1st), Connie Schrader (2nd), Dallas Schultz and Alan Gehret (3rd place tie).

Sunday, Feb. 26, you can enjoy breakfast served by St. Louis Youth Ministry in North Star’s St. Louis Church basement from 9:30 a.m. – noon. They will serve pancakes, sausage, eggs, toast, juice and coffee. Then at 2 p.m. the Versailles museum will present a program billed as “The Shocking Tale of Electricity in the Village”, presented by A.J. Magoto. Don’t forget “An Evening with the Arts” held in the cafetorium on Monday, Feb. 27 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Enjoy dinner and dessert, admire local artwork, and listen to music by the different school chorus groups.

Birthday wishes to Dan Simon, Lesley Coomer, Janet Banks, Kelley McGlinch, Seth Bruns, Parker Roll, Eileen Floan, Sonnie Rhoades, Austin Penwell, Leah Jo Clark, Rob Quinter, Peggy Rehmert, Betsy Yagle, Marge Mayhew, Penny Elmore, Terri Wild, Scarlet Francis, Nancy Niekamp, Joyce Liette, Jane Stall, Tim Hiatt, Betty Mescher, Emily Jasenski, Jodi Kremer, Jeanie Henry, David Steinmetz, Connie Brunswick, and Jesse Sherman. Happy anniversary wishes to Lynn and Larry Hemmelgarn (26), Lisa and Terry Barga (32), and Elsie and Romaine Berger (63).

Congratulations to all the Versailles sports teams for all their continued successes.

John and Melanie (Sanderson) Rimmer are now home from OSU Medical Center. Please give your supportive and healing prayers for the many who are dealing with any of life’s countless challenges, and especially for Anne Cox, Marlene Schmitmeyer, Dave Buxton, Doug Bruns, Conrad Phlipot, Jean Castle, Laura (Norman) Paulus, Jim Jones, Betty Kremer, Vickie Cottrell, Katelyn Platfoot, Wayne Pittsenbarger, Fr. Ned Brown, Lester Bernholt , Connie Stachler, Tony Gehret, Betty Pothast, Sally Tebbe, Dan Roseberry, Denny Grilliot, John Magoto, Sheila Spahr, Madonna McEldowney, Beverly Brown, Linda Kendinger, Mike Hileman, Ralph Gehret, Dave Fullenkamp, Steve Youngker, Harold Langston, Sr., Julie Keihl, Joan Magoto, Jeanne Brandon, Ruth Haft, Rosie Pearson, Virginia Smith, John Subler, Sally Monnin, Sondra Spangler, Mary Barga, Wilma Didier, Anabelle Subler, Jeanette Simons, Julia Billenstein, Merilyn Borchers, Lewis Didier, Lewis May, Connie (Baltes) Lechleiter, Levadia Barga, Jack Borgerding, Dan Monnin, Linda Wilson, John Klipstine, Lois Youngker, Barb Goubeaux, David Zumberger, Brian Voisard, Cyril Frantz, Michelle Ullom, Eileen Rahm, Cyril Voisard, Barb Agne, Samantha Smith, and all those not mentioned by name who are ill, suffering, hospitalized, homebound and/or in need of our prayers and their caregivers.

Heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Zachary Kelch (16), Mark Kremer (58), Tommy Edwards (77), and Thelma Schultz (89), also remembering the lives of Kelly Bruns, Bert Young, Jim Phelan, Paul Fleenor, Ruth Hoelscher, Mary Margaret Hoelscher, Virginia Pittsenbarger, John Magoto (Russia), Delbert Blickenstaff, Helen Redmond, Ann George Wehrley, Vitalus “Jim” Barga, Alvin Luthman, Thelma Hiestand, Dorothy Brandewie, Ruthann Simon, Jack Richhart, Bob Christian, Otis Grillot, Gary Bey, John Henry, Chad Garrison, Lynn Topp, Carol Steffan, Norma Mangen, Otto Kremer and all those in our hearts, but not mentioned by name, as the anniversary of their passing nears.

Good Advice: Never be too busy to meet someone new.

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Eating well is a form of self-respect

By Kathy Magoto

Versailles News

Kathy Magoto is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her weekly Versailles community column. She can be reached at [email protected] or at 526-3798. Feel free to contact her with Versailles news and tidbits. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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