Senior scribbles, December 17, 2014


As we get closer to Christmas, we hope everyone is getting their shopping done, and remember we have meal tickets. These tickets make a great gift for a loved one or friend.

This week, Haris Zafar will be here at 11:15 a.m. Dec. 17.

Our Christmas dinner is Dec. 19, and we apologize for those unable to get a reservation in time. The center will be closed Dec. 25 and 26. For those who will want a frozen dinner, please let us know by Monday, Dec. 22, for delivery Dec. 24.

January menus will go out soon, and anyone who would like to present a program, let us know. In addition to sharing experiences, the presenter will receive their meal free that day.

Some suggestions for a program could include trips, music, crafts or other hobbies. We enjoy hearing about all those things.

We also need volunteers to help from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the kitchen.

Anyone who volunteers will get their meal free the day they work.

Volunteers help set tables, serve the food and clean up afterwards. A volunteer can help one day a month, and keep that same day each month.

If someone has a friend who might be interested in volunteering, please tell them about us. We always have a good time.

As always, we are so grateful for those who support our senior 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


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


Pork chop, rice with gravy, mixed vegetables, caramel pear pudding, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 19

Ham loaf, baked sweet potato, green beans with onions, Christmas Jell-O salad, cookie, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 22

Ham and beans, tropical fruit, frosted graham, cornbread, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 23

Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, Jell-O with fruit, sugar cookie, roll, milk


Chicken noodle soup, ham and cheese sandwich, tropical fruit, cookie, milk.


We?ve been doing rock-and-roll trivia this week and it?s just the right era and topic for many of us. Each person knows an answer or two.

Barb Smith told of her trip to Peru this fall with her grandson. We learn a lot from her well-prepared presentations.

Wanda Hamm celebrated her birthday with us that day, too. Daughter Shirley Riffel also came along.

We will be hosting the county senior citizens board meeting on Dec. 19.

Join us for our Christ?mas meal Dec. 24. We will sing carols after lunch.

For more information, call 620-382-2942 or stop by the center at 309 S. Third St., Marion.

? Janet Bryant, director


Marion High School singers: Roast pork, gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, pineapple upside cake, whole wheat rolls, milk.


Porcupine meatballs, lima beans, spinach salad, oatmeal raisin cookie, whole wheat roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 19

Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, candied carrots, fruited gelatin, cherry dessert, whole wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 22

Bierock casserole, peas, carrots, fresh fruit, applesauce cake, whole wheat roll, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 23

Hamburger, bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, potato wedges, creamy coleslaw, pineapple, milk.


Ham, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, strawberry Jell-O, whole wheat roll, milk.


Christmas is rapidly approaching, and I hope everyone is completing their tasks.

We are enjoying carolers at the center, and hope you remember to come down early to enjoy them. They were here Friday and again on Monday.

Thanks go to Peabody Elementary School for entertaining us.

This week, Lunch with the Doctor is Wednesday, Dec. 17, after the midday meal. Come enjoy his talk on health issues pertinent to seniors.

Another makeup meal is also planned for 5 p.m. Dec. 17. The meal will include chili and cinnamon cake. This makes up the meal we will miss when the center is closed Dec. 26. Be sure to make your reservations early for this meal.

Freezer meals will be available during the time the center is closed. If you would enjoy one or more meals, call the center and let us know how many frozen meals you would like. We will deliver them Dec. 22.

Bingo is right after lunch Thursday, Dec. 18, and we encourage others to stop in and play a card or two, along with enjoying the friendship of playing games. Plenty of prizes are available.

Our usual holiday brunch is at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 24. The meal includes a breakfast casserole and either cinnamon cake or blueberry coffee cake.

Our grand finale of the year will be a visit from ?Bob and the Boys? at the New Year’s Eve noon day meal. What a great way to finish out 2014 and usher in 2015. Come join us.

Meals are available at the suggested donation price of $3.15 for those 60 or older, and $5 for all others. Come have a meal with us at the center. We are located at 106 N. Walnut or call 620-983-2226.

?Ruth Lott, director


Baked whitefish or baked chicken, macaroni and cheese, vegetable, fruited gelatin, whole wheat bread, milk.


Sweet and sour chicken, steamed rice, carrots, apple crisp, wheat roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 19

Salisbury steak, baked potato, green beans, fruited gelatin, wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 22

Liver and onions, potatoes, lima beans, mixed fruit, whole wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 23

Open-face turkey sandwich, gravy, mashed potatoes, succotash, applesauce, yellow cake with chocolate icing, milk.


Breakfast brunch @ 9:30 a.m.?Breakfast casserole, blueberry coffee cake, cinnamon coffee cake, milk.

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