Senior Scribbles 2-5-2020


Welcome to February.

Hopefully we will have warmer temps soon.

Show & Tell will be on Friday, Feb. 7. Bring Valentine’s stuff to show.

Spirit n celebration will be singing for us at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. And then after the noon meal, we will have our Jamm session. So you get a lot of music that day.

Valentine’s Day is on Friday, Feb. 14. Remember your loved ones that day. We have meal tickets to purchase that make a great gift idea.

Wendi Stark from the 2020 Census will be here to do a short program for us on Tuesday, Feb.18.

We hope you can join us for a meal and our programs in February. This is also leap year so we have 29 days in the month of February. Thank you, everyone, for your help and support to our center. More volunteers and meals on wheels drivers are needed. We also really really need a fill-in for our cook and our dishwasher. This would be when our cook or dishwasher is sick or is needing time off. Otherwise we have to close, and we want to avoid that. You do get paid training days. —Brenda Moss, director

Wednesday, Feb 5

Creamy wild rice and chicken soup, turkey sliders, carrot slaw with raisins, fruit, milk

Thursday, Feb 6

Tater tot casserole, broccoli and cheese sauce, tossed salad, fruit, roll, milk

Friday, Feb 7 Garlic herb pork loin, sweet potatoes, corn, fruit, roll, milk

Monday, Feb 10 Sweet and sour chicken, fried rice, oriental veggies, fruit, blueberry muffin, milk

Tuesday, Feb 11 Pork cullet, buttered noodles, lima beans, fruit, bread, milk

Wednesday, FEB 12 Taco soup, beans, rice, fruit, milk



We want to share a decision about Marion school closings as they pertain to the Senior Center. If school is delayed two hours and then is canceled at 8 a.m., we will be open with lunch already being prepared. Or call to make sure 620-382-2442.

Thanks to those who brought in paper towels. We use them as placemats each day. We celebrated Kansas Day on the 29th with trivia including “You know you’re a Kansan When”. We closed by singing “Home on the Range” led by Sue Clough.

The Vet Rep will be here at 11 a.m. on February 11. No appointment needed.

Come join us on February 12 when Mayor David Mayfield will speak.

— Janet Bryant, director


Chicken pot pie, Brussel sprouts, mixed fruit, wheat bread, milk


Bierock casserole, broccoli, Mandarin oranges, chocolate chip cookie


Open-faced turkey sandwich with gravy, potato wedges, peas and carrots, apricots


10 Beef Stew, pickled beets, fruit cocktail, biscuit


Cheddar chicken spaghetti, Brussel sprouts, tossed salad, garlic bread, fruit cocktail


Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, glazed carrots, cake with strawberries, wheat bread



Boy, do our plans change. Thought we would maybe only have 1″ of snow, well it was 5″ to be sure. Our schools were closed so our Center was also closed. It was too dangerous for our drivers to be delivering meals. Thursday morning the snow was pretty much melted. Definitely not looking forward to the next storm.

Friday, Jan. 31, we held a surprise birthday party for Hazel Smith. Many of her friends were able to come and take part in the celebration. Hazel’s daughter brought in a beautiful birthday cake to share with everyone. Happy Birthday, Hazel!

Be sure to take advantage of being assisted by the Marion Co. Dept. of Aging. Gayla and Barb Smith will start doing Federal and State returns Feb. 3, 2020. They will be offering free tax help to people who generally make $56,000 or less. You can call them at 620-947-3580 to have your Fed./State Tax returns done.

Due to the bad weather the date was changed to Feb. 11. Gayla Ratzlaff will be here from 8:30 a.m. to noon for LIEAP, Homestead Refund, and if you bring your tax information, she will take them with her and then let you know when they are finished. Call us at the Center (620-983-2226) and set up a time that will be good for you, it takes her about 15 min. per person.

Myrta Billings has been teaching us how to read the new nutrition labels, what food we should be eating and not eating, and many tips on cooking. We really appreciated the time and effort she spent teaching us.

The Birthday Celebration will be on Feb. 12 with Joan Stovall at the piano and Rachel Gfeller will be giving free chair massages.

Jaime and Christina (Angels) will be here Thursday, Feb. 13 before lunch to take your blood pressure. They will come on the second Thursday of each month.

We can always use volunteers in the kitchen. Give us a call if you can spare a couple of hours. It’s more fun when there are two working in the kitchen.

February menus are now ready to be picked up, so stop on by and say hi, and have a cup of coffee with us.

Did you know you can order a meal on Friday a.m. before 9 a.m. or on Thursday, if you would like an extra meal on weekends, they can be delivered with the Meals on Wheels or picked up here at the Center on Friday?

Meals are $3.50 for 60+ and $5.25 for 59 and under. Be sure to call and make a reservation. Take advantage of our Meals on Wheels program, please call for information (620-983-2226).

— Lou Ann Bowlin, site manager


Swiss Steak, mashed potatoes. vegetable, dessert, fruit, wheat bread, milk


Sloppy Joes, macaroni and cheese, vegetable, fruit, milk


Cheesy Ham and potato soup, celery and carrot sticks, wheat bread or crackers, fruit, milk


Mexican casserole, corn, fruit, milk


BBQ Pork with bun, macaroni salad, coleslaw, fruit, milk


Baked Chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, fruit, cake,


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