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Dirty talk to be eliminated Tuesday


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - WLACC ace coordinator Tiffany Carlson readies the phones.

At the West Linn Adult Community Center, we’ve been having problems with our telephones. Specifically, we’ve been receiving calls on a regular basis that can best be described as dirty.

Despite our best efforts to track down the callers, we seem to have only encouraged them to call more often and fill our phone lines with more filth.

Fortunately, the phone company has dealt with this problem before and can take measures to see it doesn’t continue. They have given us instructions, which, they claim, will clean up our lines.

On Tuesday, the phone company plans to use an air compressor on each of our lines. A blast of air will be initiated at the phone company’s end resulting in a good deal of debris, dust and dirt being expelled from the ear and mouthpieces of our phones at the WLACC.

To prevent this detritus from entering the building and perhaps exacerbating respiratory issues with our seniors, we have been instructed to place plastic bags over each telephone for the entire day. It is further advised that you not try to reach the WLACC by phone on that day in case an accidental reverse suction directs the filth to you.

So please share this warning with friends and neighbors who might not subscribe to this newspaper so that they can protect themselves next Tuesday, April Fool’s Day (April Fool’s!).

Here are the upcoming week’s activities. Call the WLACC at 503-557-4704 for specific times and possible fees.

Also, all lunches listed below are subject to change, but only for the better.

Friday, March 28

Computer instruction and chair massage (by appointment), core strength, strength and balance, Peripatetic Walkers, aerobics, open studio painting, whist card group, pinochle, Texas hold ‘em poker. For lunch, we will serve stuffed pasta shells.

Monday, March 31

Tai chi, Peripatetic Walkers, woodcarving, aerobics, hand and foot card game, bridge. Lunch entrée is quiche.

Tuesday, April 1

Tax assistance and computer instruction (both by appointment), core strength, strength and balance, gentle yoga, Nia, Honoring Our Memories writing group, pinochle, Ukulele Strummers.

Wednesday, April 2

Foot care, Peripatetic Walkers, kettlebell exercise, chair aerobics, gardening group, line dancing, pinochle and acting class. At noon, we will serve birthday brunch.

Thursday, April 3

Computer instruction (by appointment), core strength, strength and balance, gentle yoga, Nia, knitting/crocheting, bridge and acting class.

WLACC Gift Shop

Come visit the best-kept shopping secret in town: the gift shop at WLACC, 1180 Rosemont Road. We now have many new birdhouses for our spring friends and many new ladies’ spring hats. Also, our gift shop annex at DJ’s Treasures On the Hill Antique Mall, 1607 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City is open for business. The WLACC gift shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cash, checks and well-behaved children are always welcome.