Senior Scribbles (March 12, 2014)

hillsboro senior center

Mandy Smith with iKan-RCIL or Resource Center for Independent Living is having a program on low vision help Friday, March 14, through the state of Kansas.

The program covers 23 counties from Northeast Kansas to Southeast Kansas.

In addition to Marion County, other counties are Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Brown, Chase, Clay, Coffey, Dickinson, Doniphan, Geary, Greenwood, Jackson, Lyon, Marshall, Morris, Nemaha, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee, Wabaunsee and Washington.

Show ?n Tell Anything is also Friday.

Everyone is invited to wear green for St. Patrick?s Day March 17. The business meeting over lunch is March 18 with our board members.

We will be doing some painting at the center in March and April and so we won?t be renting the building out until the project is finished.

The majority of the work will be done on weekends and we are sorry for any inconvenience.

We would like to thank everyone for all their support. A big ?thank you? goes to our board members for all they do to help keep our center running as well as it does.

We hope you can come and enjoy a meal with us soon.

We are here from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are located at 212 N. Main St., or call 620-947-2304.

?Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, March 12

Bierocks, mixed vegetables, fruit cocktail, Rice Krispie treats, bread, milk.

THURSDAY, March 13

Roast turkey, baked sweet potato, green beans, peach crisp, bread, milk.

FRIDAY, March 14

Lemon-baked fish or alternate of chicken strips, macaroni & cheese, romaine lettuce, mixed fruit cup, bread, milk.

MONDAY, March 17

Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli or carrots, angel food cake, bread, milk.

TUESDAY, March 18

Beef stew, tossed salad, dressing, fruit salad, cookie, bread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, March 19

Barbecued pork, potato wedges, green beans, cinnamon baked apples, bun, milk.

Marion senior center

Will March come in like a lion?

We have become weather obsessed and one little snowflake creates uncertainty.

Thanks to our brave meal delivery people who keep that vital service going.

We are trying to assemble a Walk Kansas team for this year. Call if you would like to participate.

We had two birthdays Feb. 25 for Sue Clough and Barb Smith. They provided ice cream and a cherry dessert for us.

We had a musical program Feb. 26. Richard Dirks played his harmonica and Judy Nightengale played her guitar and sang.

They did gospel songs. Residents of Hilltop Manor joined us for lunch.

Come join us March 12. After lunch, Gary and Karen Chaput will tell about their experiences volunteering at the Lord?s Diner in Wichita.

For more information or 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

WEDNESDAY, March 12

Ham steak, baked potatoes, peas, pineapple, whole wheat rolls, chocolate chip cookies, milk.

THURSDAY, March 13

Beef vegetable soup, fruit, carrot cake, breadsticks, milk.

FRIDAY, March 14

Fish with alternate, creamed red potatoes with peas, coleslaw, fruit, whole wheat rolls, milk.

MONDAY, March 17

Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli, fruit, whole wheat rolls, milk.

TUESDAY, March 18

Chicken casserole, carrots, fruit, ice cream, oatmeal cookies, whole wheat rolls, milk.

WEDNESDAY, March 19

Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, whole wheat rolls, chocolate pudding, milk.

PEABODY senior center

Could it be that we have finally turned the corner and discovered spring? It seems to have been a long winter this year.

We will be closed Friday, March 14, in order to have a new kitchen faucet installed. We were advised it will take the better part of the day, so we have no option but to close. Watch this article to find out when the make-up meal will be.

Commodities will be distributed at the Senior Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 12.

There will be a menu change because of closing on Friday. The menu of western egg scramble will be eliminated and Thursday, March 13, will instead be barbecue pork and macaroni salad.

It was very fortunate for us that we were able to deliver extra meals during this blustery winter. That way, people did not have to get out in the cold and weather. Therefore, we didn?t have to have any makeup meals until now.

Our blarney breakfast will be from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15. We will be serving biscuits and sausage gravy, cinnamon rolls, and fruit. Cost will be by donation, and you do not need reservations for this meal. Proceeds will be for continuing expenses and updates at our senior center.

Please come out and enjoy a great breakfast with friends and neighbors and help support your Senior Center.

Our local board meeting is at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 17. Please feel free to attend and learn about and contribute to our local activities and agendas.

Lenten services will be each Wednesday after the noon meal until Easter. Please come join us for these devotions. This week Marilyn Cox will be here, and next week, March 19, pastor David Ragland will be here.

Bingo is Thursday, March 20, and we encourage you to grab a candy bar or two and play a card. It is a lot of fun and a time to visit with friends and neighbors.

Marion County Board will meet here on March 21. There will be a coffee followed by the meeting. Please make your reservations by Wednesday to attend. Our phone number is 620-983-2226.

We always welcome everyone to come by 106 N. Walnut or call us. It would be a pleasure to see you or talk to you about our senior center. We always have wonderful meals and strive to have interesting and informative information presented or available.

Meals are a suggested donation of $3.15 for those age 60 or older, and only $5 for everyone under age 60.

?Ruth Lott, director

WEDNESDAY, March 12

Swiss steak, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, wheat roll, milk.

THURSDAY, March 13

Western egg scramble, , fruited gelatin, biscuits, milk.

FRIDAY, March 14

Barbecued pork, potato wedges with catsup, vegetable, cinnamon-baked apples, wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, March 17

Beef stew, cornbread, fruit, milk.

TUESDAY, March 18

Baked pork chop, baked sweet potato, carrots, fruit, wheat roll, milk.

WEDNESDAY, March 19

Sloppy Joes with bun, potato wedges, pea salad, cinnamon apples, milk.

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