Senior Scribbles (Nov. 30, 2011)

hillsboro senior center

It’s the last month of the year and December calendars are ready for pick up. For those who need one mailed, let us know.

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and as we go into the next holiday, please stop by for a cup of coffee or a meal. It’s a good way to take a break from Christmas shopping. The coffee is ready at 8 a.m.

Join us at 10 a.m. Dec. 2 as we will be helping address Christmas cards for those who want or need it.

We will also be having our board meeting at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 and welcoming new board members Willie Ensz and Ruby Hilt, who will begin Jan. 1. They are replacing Ray Matz and Velma Hadley.

Following the board meeting and lunch, we will be playing Bingo. The plan is to play Bingo twice a month.

On Thursdays, a few ladies have started playing cards and others are welcome to come.

Everyone is also reminded that as we get into the winter months, if the weather turns bad, watch the local television stations to see if the center is closed. On those days, we will try to get frozen meals out if we know ahead of time we need to close.

For more information on volunteering, appointments or other center activities, call 620-947-2304 before 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

— Brenda Moss, director


Open-faced hot roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, fruit, milk.

AGAPE senior center

Well here we are heading into December. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

We delivered 18 frozen meals on Wednesday for the Holiday. Thank you to the volunteers for going that extra mile. It is very appreciated. This week we will be decorating the center on Dec. 2 and all of you that would like to help are invited to join in the fun.

A lot of you have probably heard the board at AGAPE is making one last plea for volunteers. They are hoping for some response from the community by Dec. 9. This announcement went out over one week ago and unfortunately we have had little response.

The one new person that has come to volunteer quit volunteering almost 20 years ago and has to use a cane to get around.

It saddens me to know that this is the only responder. I am extremely discouraged over the turn of events.

I will continue to pray and work toward a future for the center and those in dire need for the continuance of the center and food program.

If you feel led to help, call.

Please remember if you wish to dine with us call before noon the business day before you wish to attend at 367-2275.

Thank you all for your support.

—Jenny Girard, manager


Open-faced hot roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, fruit, milk.

Marion senior center

Since I am writing this the day before Thanksgiving, many thanks for our volunteer dining room helpers, Meals on Wheels delivery drivers and reservation ladies. We couldn’t be a senior center nutrition site without our volunteers.

Marilyn Geis brought treats for her birthday Nov. 18. It was also Mickey Mouse’s birthday. Dorothy Conyers had the watch and other jewelry items and LaVaughn Klose had a hooded sweatshirt. Connie Fisher and Sue Clough led us in singing the Mickey Mouse theme song.

We welcomed Hilltop Manor residents Nov 23. There was a story about little children smuggling turkeys from a turkey farm, saving them from being eaten.

Come join us Dec. 7. We will have a program after lunch.

For more information on programs or to make a lunch reservation, call 620-382-2942 by 9 a.m. the day of the meal or stop by the center, 309 S. Third St.

— Janet Bryant, director


Hot beef sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, mixed fruit, milk.


Pizza, breadsticks, Italian blend veggies, pears, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 2

Lemon-baked fish, rice pilaf, braised cabbage and carrots, whole wheat rolls, pineapple, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 5

Roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, whole wheat rolls, peaches, milk.


Chicken alfredo with spaghetti, noodles, broccoli, garlic bread, Jell-O with oranges and pineapple, milk.


Swiss steak, boiled potatoes, carrots, whole wheat rolls, applesauce, milk.

Peabody senior center

Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator for the Marion County Department on Aging will again be at our center assisting people with their insurance plan for their prescription drugs Dec. 1. To schedule an appointment, call 620-983-2226.

The center is selling tickets for a quilt hanging for someone’s home or a gift. The quilt is of a Christmas wreath with a cat and on display at the center. Anyone is encouraged to stop by look at it and consider purchasing chances for $1 each or six for $5.

The drawing is the evening of Dec. 14 during refreshment time after the Annual Tour of Lights.

We have a big day planned for Dec. 14 to include the regular meal at 11:45 a.m., a chili supper at 5 p.m. by reservation and the light tour followed by cookies, crackers and hot chocolate.

Mark your calendars for Dec. 7, which is our monthly birthday dinner. “Bob and the Boys” will be here and everyone is urged to make their reservations early so they are included.

Remember to reserve your meal the day before you plan to eat by calling 620-983-2226 or stop by the facility at 106 N. Walnut.

Meals are $2.75 for those 60 and older, and $4.50 for those 59 and below.

Have a wonderful week and happy Thanksgiving.

— Ruth Lott, site manager


Hot beef sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, mixed fruit, milk.

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