Senior center finds cook, will stay open
After weeks of uncertainty, cutting back on days and a threat of closing, the Wauneta Senior Center has hired a cook.
Senior Center Board President Joey Large said that Jody Merrill of Wauneta has been hired to prepare meals.
The center had been without a cook since Krystal Hunt left Jan. 18. In the interim, cooking has been done by volunteers, but the Board cut Fridays from the schedule.
Large said Merrill shadowed volunteer cooks for two days last week and started work Tuesday, right after being officially hired.
He said since March’s schedule already is set, the center will remain open four days a week through the end of this month and probably will return to five days a week in April.
There should not need to be any changes in the month’s menus, he said.
Because the search for a cook had been fruitless for so long, the center could have closed at the end of this month, Large said.
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