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Nyssa News: Pantry goes ‘shopping style,’ welcomes donations

The Nyssa Community Food Pantry was busy on Thursday, Feb. 9, with volunteers were stocking shelves and assisting clients with their shopping. The pantry has returned to a shopping style operation where clients can choose items their family will need. 

Items currently needed for the shelves include hearty soups, macaroni and cheese and ramen noodles. Also needed are baking items such as salt and other seasonings, baking soda, corn starch, cake mixes and “jiffy” mixes. 

Located at the corner of 5th and Main, the pantry is open Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.

• Another busy place is the Nyssa Senior Center, especially on Tuesday and Thursday. Each day starts with indoor walking from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by bingo at 10. Lunch is served at noon followed by a gentle stretch class from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and another session of indoor walking from 1:30-2:30 p.m. 

Membership in the senior center is $5 per year. The center also has a yard sale store. If you are cleaning out closets, your donations to the store help the center with operating expenses.

• Nyssa residents are invited to the next Nyssa Neighborhood Watch meeting at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Nyssa Library, 319 Main Street.

 To have your Nyssa news in this column, contact Susan Barton at 541-372-5455 or [email protected].

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