Finney County Transit is promoting two transportation opportunities this holiday season. For their holiday travel, passengers are encouraged to take advantage of the BeeLine Express offering connections to Greyhound Bus Service nationally. Tickets can be purchased for any U.S. destination at the transit office located at 1008 N. 11th St. Office hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets also may be purchased over the phone with a credit card.

Transit also is encouraging shoppers to purchase City Link and Mini Bus passes, punch cards or tokens as gifts for patrons to use on Garden City's public transportation services. Monthly bus passes cost $30 on City Link and $40 on Mini Bus. Punch cards are $20 and can be used as cash on either service. Either plan would be greatly appreciated by those who ride public transportation and are experiencing financial difficulties.

The Finney County Transit staff wants to wish everyone a joyous and prosperous new year.

Skip Bo, dinner

Join us for some fun playing Skip Bo on Thursday beginning at 4 p.m. We will play for about an hour and then enjoy some soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.

The cost will be $3 per person. Come by and enjoy.

Christmas dinner

Our annual Christmas dinner sponsored by Commerce Bank will be on Dec. 13, with entertainment at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon.

Tickets are required. Stop by the senior center office to get your ticket.

Medicare help

The final days of Medicare open enrollment are here. The deadline to make changes is Friday. Do not delay. This is your last chance until next year.

Not sure if you want to change? All it takes is less than an hour of your time. Check it out and feel secure you have the best plan for your combination of prescriptions. An insurance counselor will be available until 7 p.m. Friday. Bring your Medicare card and your list of prescriptions. Both are necessary to do the research.

Thanks for help

This year, 2012, is the 40th anniversary of Meals on Wheels in Garden City. Many thanks to the volunteers from Black Hills Energy, Jamie Hitchcock and Duane Riley, who delivered Meals on Wheels last week.

Are you interested in helping with Meals on Wheels? Substitute drivers are always needed. If you would like to help, call Patti at 272-3620 or 260-6282.

Transit news

It is time to renew your eligibility to ride the Mini Bus in 2013. Be sure to ask the next time you schedule the bus. Don't delay so you don't lose your service!

Never ridden the Mini Bus? Get an application now before the weather turns bad. Let us do the driving.

Scheduled activities

Thursday, the TOPS Club will meet at 9 a.m., followed by art class at 10 a.m. Gentle exercise begins at 11 a.m. The Ambassador Singers practice at 1 p.m. Life Writing group meets at 1 p.m. Play Skip Bo at 4 p.m. and stay for soup and grilled cheese sandwiches afterward. Zumba begins at 5:30 p.m. Yoga begins at 6:30 p.m.

Friday is the last day for Medicare open enrollment. An insurance counselor will be available until 7 p.m. The day begins with line dancing at 8:30 a.m. Craft Shop check-in/out is from 10 a.m. to noon. A nurse from St. Catherine Hospital will be here from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bridge starts at 12:45 p.m. The monthly covered dish dinner starts at 6 p.m. Enjoy a good meal and some Christmas carols.

Saturday, the pool room is open from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sunday has duplicate bridge at 2 p.m.

Monday begins with walking at 8:30 a.m. The Humdinger Band meets at 12:30 p.m. Double pinochle begins at 12:30 p.m. Zumba starts at 5:30 p.m. Duplicate bridge begins at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, the Craft Shop Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Gentle exercises begin at 11 a.m. Pitch begins at 12:30 p.m. Bridge starts at 1:15 p.m.

Dec. 12 has line dancing at 8:30 a.m. Legal Aid appointments begin at 10 a.m. Pinochle meets at 12:30 p.m. Completely Unraveled meets at 1 p.m. The Wednesday night dance begins at 7:30 p.m. Music is provided by Jim Calhoun. The recommended donation is $5. Bring finger food for the break.

Lunch menus

Lunch is served at noon.

Thursday: Chicken pot pie, au gratin potatoes, cauliflower, cookie.

Friday: Meatloaf, potatoes and gravy, spinach salad, wheat roll, cranberry gelatin salad.

Monday: Chili, baked potato, green beans, cinnamon roll, apricots.

Tuesday: Roast beef, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, wheat roll, bread pudding.

Dec. 12: Tahitian chicken, rice, Capri veggies, wheat bread, strawberries and pears.

Dec. 13 (lunch sponsored by Commerce Bank): Baked ham, sweet potatoes, winter mixed vegetables, roll, cranberry crunch.

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