Free Press Classifieds (Nov. 28, 2012)

hillsboro senior center

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday with their families.

As for activities, we will play Bingo after the noon meal Nov. 28, and about 25 people will be going to see “White Christmas” Nov. 29 at the Crown Uptown in Wichita.

We have a fundraising event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1. with proceeds helping the senior center. The menu will include two soups—chili and chicken noodle— and cinnamon rolls.?In addition to the meal, a booth will be set up for Christmas shopping and the center has arranged to have people sing Christmas songs, too. The cost is $6.

We have our board meeting at 9 a.m. Dec. 3. Following the voting, nine board members will start in January. They are Joyce Barkman, Anita Boese, Mary Dudley, Willie Ensz, Cathy Fish, Carol Flaming, Ruby Hilt, Charles Rempel and Ron Warkentin.

One of the first things the new board will do is decide on a president for 2013. We thank everyone who voted.

Our Christmas dinner is Dec. 21 and those planning to attend need to sign up by Dec. 13 so we can order food early. Carry-out meals will also be available.

For people age 60 and over, the cost for a meal is $2.75 or whatever a person can pay.

The deadline to make reservations for lunch is 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

For more information about volunteering or other center activities, call 620-947-2304.

— Brenda Moss, director


Oven-fried chicken, baked potato, sour cream, spinach, bread, milk.


Pot roast, carrots, potatoes, onions, fruit, sugar cookie, bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Nov. 30

Beef and macaroni, broccoli/cauliflower blend, fruit Jell-O, bread, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 3

Swiss steak, broccoli, lima beans, apple crisp, bread, milk.


Hamburger on bun, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, potato wedges, green beans, Mandarin oranges, ketchup, mustard, milk.


Baked chicken, buttered noodles, Brussel sprouts, peaches, bread, milk.

Marion senior center

Thanksgiving reminds us of all the volunteers at the senior center for whom we’re thankful. Those include our Meals on Wheels drivers, dining room volunteers, pianists and daily hostesses.

Barb Smith is here Thursday mornings to assist people with prescription drug plans.

Marilyn Geis celebrated her birthday with us Nov. 19.

We also celebrated Mickey Mouse’s birthday that day. He was born Nov. 18, 1928. Shirley Bowers shared her collection of Mickey Mouse items, as I did.

Dorothy Conyers wore a Mickey Mouse watch on each wrist, plus other jewelry. Barb Bitner, in the kitchen, wore ears and facial mouse features.

We also sang the official song.

Senior Center Day was Nov. 21. After lunch, we had a short program consisting of traditional Thanksgiving songs, a solo, “If Ever I Would Leave You,” by Dean Osborn, and a story, “The Night Before Thanksgiving.”

Come join us Dec. 5. After lunch we’ll have a Christmas carol sing-along.

For more information on volunteering, renting the senior center building, or making a lunch reservation, call 620-382-2942 by 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 309 S. Third St.

— Janet Bryant, director


Beefy pepper steak, green beans, fruit salad, whole wheat rolls, milk.


Hamburger on bun, potato wedges, green beans, mandarin oranges, milk.

FRIDAY, Nov. 30

Vegetable soup, turkey/cheese sandwich, baked apples, cookie, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 3

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Peabody senior center

Hope everyone has consumed all the turkey, trimmings and leftovers they could endure and are now ready to go forth.

Please plan on eating with us as we move into the next holiday season of Christmas. We have many activities planned so look at the menu and the newspaper to be sure you are “in the know.”

Again, anyone is welcome to call us for information, too. The new menus for December are ready and can be picked up at the center.

Randolph Whitely, our new physician, is rejoining our community and at noon Tuesday, Dec. 4, will be here to introduce himself and his practice to some or reacquainting himself with others. Please come and make him welcome as we will greatly benefit with a doctor in town again.

Nancy Pihl, with the Marion County Extension office, is presenting a program Wednesday, Dec 5, on the topic, “Brain Blitz.” Plan to attend because when Nancy talks with us it is always informative and entertaining.

The birthday dinner is Dec. 11. This is always a wonderful meal. Make reservations early and come celebrate your birthday or help others to celebrate their December birthdays.

Also in December we will have the annual Light Tour Dec. 12. The bus will take people around to view the lights of the city and then bring them back for cookies and cocoa or coffee. Please plan to join us for this annual event. We always enjoy it.

Sonja Koslowsky will play carols while we enjoy snacks. For those wanting a ride to the bus, call and let us know.

The covered dish luncheon is Dec. 18. We haven’t had a covered dish in quite awhile, so be sure and mark your calendars. Vada Ann McPheeters will entertain us with piano music and a sing-along.

Join us at the senior center where anyone can participate in activities and volunteer to stay involved and young at heart.

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

Meals have a suggested price of $2.75 for those 60 and over and $4.50 for those 59 and under.

— Ruth Lott, site manager


Pot roast, potatoes, buttered cabbage fruit cobbler, whole wheat bread, milk.


Beef enchiladas, Spanish rice, pineapple and bananas, milk.

FRIDAY, Nov. 30

Beef stew, fruit cobbler, wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 3

Chicken tenders, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, sliced peaches, wheat roll, milk.


Spaghetti with meat sauce, carrots, rosy applesauce, whole wheat bread, milk.


Baked fish, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, Mandarin oranges, pineapple, whole wheat bread, milk.

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