Senior scribbles, December 10, 2014


We are playing Bingo Dec. 10 and on Dec. 11, we will have a jam session.

We hope you can join us for that.

We will have footcare Dec. 16, and those interested should call for an appointment.

Haris Zafar of Wichita will be here at 11:15 a.m. Dec. 17 for hearing checks.

Our Christmas dinner is Dec. 19, and we are sorry, but there are no more places available.

However, meals can be picked up or delivered, but we need to know by Monday, Dec. 15.

We will also be closed Dec. 25 and Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday.

For those who would like a frozen dinner for Dec. 26, let us know by Dec. 19.

We have meal tickets available that make great gifts for loved ones.

Volunteers are still needed to help from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the kitchen. Anyone who volunteers will get their meal free the day they work.

Anyone who can spare a day or two each month is encouraged to let us know.

We hope everyone is staying well during these colder days.

Thank you for supporting the center.

For more information or to volunteer, call 620-947-2304 or stop by the senior center, 212 N. Main St.

The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

?Brenda Moss, director


Meatballs, lima beans, spinach salad, pears, oatmeal & raisin cookie, roll, milk.


Roast pork, gravy, sweet potato, mixed vegetables, pineapple cake, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 12

Fish or chicken strips, macaroni and cheese, carrots, Jell-O with fruit, roll, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 15

Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy, succotash, applesauce, cake with frosting, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 16

Egg casserole, biscuit, sausage gravy, fruit crisp, orange juice, milk.


Hamburger, bun, pickles, onions, potato wedges, coleslaw, carrot and celery sticks, pineapple, milk.


Looking back to Thanks?giving Day, I realize how thankful we are for our volunteers who deliver meals, play our daily table grace and come in to set up the dining room tables and dish up lunch.

We became a coffee meeting place on Dec. 2. Several women who grew up in Marion and went to Marion High School needed a place to meet. They ate lunch with us and stayed to visit.

Clayton Hamm celebrated his 80th birthday with us on Dec. 3, providing ice cream cups for us. His daughter, Shirley Riffel, joined Clayton and Wanda for lunch.

After lunch Gerry Hen?der?son and Keith Allison started the season with Christmas music. We sang the first verse of several Christmas carols, because ?everyone knows one verse,? Gerry told us.

Join us on Senior Center Day, Dec. 17. We will be entertained by the MHS singers after lunch.

? Janet Bryant, director


Turkey tetrazzini, peas, peach crisp/ice cream, garlic bread.


Roast beef and gravy, roasted red-skin potatoes, steamed broccoli, Jell-O cake, whipped topping, whole wheat roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 12

Chicken enchiladas, refried beans, lettuce salad, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 15

Ham loaf, scalloped potatoes, green beans, onions, fruited gelatin, brownie, whole wheat roll, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 16

Oven-fried chicken, pasta salad, carrots, fruit cocktail, wheat roll, milk.


Roast pork, gravy, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, pineapple cake, wheat roll, milk.


The countdown to Christmas is on, and I?m already on the ?behind? side of it. Of course, like every year, it will work out.

December birthdays will be celebrated this month on Thursday, Dec. 11, and we will also have Frank and Helen Nachtigal share with us on being active through volunteering.

We will have Dinner with the Doctor. Randolph Whitely will join us for lunch Dec. 17, and present another interesting program focused on the senior years.

We will have the grade school preforming at the senior center Dec. 12 and Dec. 15.

The kids will be here before lunch so make a reservation and come down early.

The center is beautifully decorated and we are going to be happy to have the Tour of Lights finish here.

The school is furnishing a bus and driver and they will start picking participants up at 6:15 p.m. at the center.

From there it will go to Peabody Care Center and then Westview.

They will then tour the lights of Peabody and end up at the center for hot chocolate and snacks. This is always an endearing time of celebration and we encourage volunteers to furnish cookies and help with guests.

Everyone is also welcome to tour with the bus?just arrive at 6:15 p.m. at the center.

The local board meeting is Dec. 15, and the Marion County Senior Board meeting will Dec. 19 in Marion.

We will be closed Dec. 25 and Dec. 26 to spend time with our families, however we will be offering frozen meals to anyone that wants them.

Please call the center. Frozen meals will be delivered Dec. 23.

Our Christmas brunch is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Kim Nellan?s breakfast casserole will be served along with blueberry coffee cake or cinnamon coffee cake. Please make your reservations early.

The grand finale of 2014 features Bob and the Boys and Nellans? pizza at the New Year?s Eve lunch.

As always, meals are a suggested donation of $3.15 for those 60 and above and $5 for others.

We are located at 106 N. Walnut or call 620-983-2226.

We look forward to seeing you.

?Ruth Lott, director


Turkey tetrazzini, peas, peach crisp, breadsticks, milk.


Baked chicken, potatoes, gravy, green beans, fruit, cake, wheat roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 12

Roast pork, gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, vegetables, wheat roll, pineapple cake, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 15

Pork chops, sweet potatoes, green beans, applesauce, brownie, wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 16

Roast beef, gravy, potatoes, broccoli, Jell-O cake, roll, milk.


Baked whitefish or baked chicken, macaroni and cheese, vegetable, fruited gelatin, wheat bread, milk. Make-up meal at 5 p.m.

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