Senior Scribbles (10-24-18)

HILLSBORO senior center

This week we have bingo on Wednesday after the noon meal.

From 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, Hillsboro home town pharmacy will be coming to the center to give flu shots.

On Friday, Oct. 26 we have show and tell. Bring anything to share.

On Monday, Oct. 29 is our bday dinner then we will have a Halloween party. Wear a costume. You may win a prize.

We have the sign up for our thanksgiving meal on Friday, Nov. 16. Sign up by Monday, Nov. 5.

We are also taking donations for our pumpkin pies we ordered for our dessert that day. They are $10 a pie and we need 21 pies. We thank everyone who has donated so far. We have never had pumpkin pies for our Thanksgiving meal. We thought it would be nice to have.

We thank everyone for your support to our center. Help us keep going strong. We still need volunteers so please let us know if you can help. Call 620-947-2304 for more information.

A reminder as the cold weather comes that if the school is closed, the senior center will be closed too and if they are not, but it is too icy out we will close. We will have it on the 3 news channels on the tv.

We also have meal tickets you can purchase makes a great gift for the holidays.

—Brenda Moss, director


Meatballs, red skin potatoes, corn, fruit, bread, milk


Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, fruit, biscuits, milk

FRIDAY, Oct. 26

Salmon patty or chicken patty, rice, peas, fruit, roll, milk

MONDAY, Oct. 29

Pork roast, lipton potatoes, green beans, fruit, fruit, bread, milk

TUESDAY, Oct. 30

Lasagna, corn, fruit, garlic bread, milk


Chicken and noodles, fruit, tossed salad, crackers, cinnamon rolls, milk

Marion senior center

We’ve welcomed two groups coming in to eat with us this week. On Oct 12, Harvest House members from the Catholic church came. On Oct. 17, the Aulne United Methodist birthday group came. They honored Joyce Olsen.

On Oct. 17, Karen Kline brought in treats for her birthday.

Commodities came in on Oct. 17. They were handled by Sue Clough, Doris and Gene Winkler, Bob Crawford and Andy Ash.

Senior Center Day was also Oct. 17. Sue Clough conducted the business meeting.

The Annual meeting of Marion Senior Center Citizens was Oct. 18. It was very successful and honored wood workers.

National Fork Day will be Oct. 26. Bring your favorite fork.

Plan to wear a costume when coming in on Halloween.

— Janet Bryant, director


Creamy Turkey Bake, Roasted Red Potatoes, Mixed Veggies, Apple Cobbler, Whole Wheat Roll


Beef Tips over Noodles, Green Beans, Mixed Fruit, Jello Cake w/ whipped topping

FRIDAY, Oct. 26

Salmon Patty, Creamed Potatoes & Peas, Pineapple Dream, Grape Juice, Whole Wheat Roll

MONDAY, Oct. 29

Chicken Enchilada, Refried Beans, Tossed Salad, Mandarin Oranges & Pineapple

TUESDAY, Oct. 30

Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Peaches, Whole Wheat Bread


Ham Loaf, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Cooked Cabbage, Applesauce, Oatmeal Cake, Corn Bread

Peabody senior center

Peppernut baking season has begin with the first session under our belt. Don’t forget we still have more days of baking on Monday, Oct. 22, Thursday, October 25 and Monday, Oct. 29.

Baking peppernuts in November will start on Thursday, Nov. 1, Monday, Nov. 5, Thursday, Nov 8, Monday, Nov. 12, and we will finish up the baking on Thursday, Nov. 15. We will celebrate with a cookie party afterwards.

Thank you volunteers for showing up and doing such a good job. You are the best.

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, we had Bingo with Shaun Copeland.

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Peggy Goertzen will be coming to our center and give a program on “The Prisoners of War”. Peabody had several prisoners held here, and they would work for farmers during the day and then come back to the Heckondorn building at night. We have had several people call in to be a part of the program, so I expect we will learn a lot about the role that the people of Peabody played during the time the prisoners were kept there.

Gayla Ratzlaff is scheduled to come to Peabody from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 25 and on Nov. 15 for Medicare Part D. You can call us and schedule an appointment with her.

Don’t forget on Oct 31 is Halloween and our special dinner. Wear a costume and get a treat. The Center will also take part in “Trunk or Treat” starting at 5 p.m., so if you have extra bags of candy, bring them here to the center. Last year, not only did we have candy here for everyone, but we gave away over 200 glow in the dark necklaces. Be sure to come, can’t wait to see your costumes.

We can still use volunteers, so if you can spare one day a week, 2 1/2 hours, would be awesome. You do make a difference!

November menus are now ready to pick up. Thank you for coming and dining with us. We are always glad to see you.

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 at 620-983-2226.

— Lou Ann Bowlin, site



Lasagna, garlic bread, salad, fruit, milk


Chicken noodle casserole, vegetables, fruit, wheat bread, milk

FRIDAY, Oct. 26

Chili with crackers, cinnamon roll, fruit, milk

MONDAY, Oct. 29

Tater tot casserole, peas, fruit dessert, wheat bread, milk

TUESDAY, Oct. 30

Ham and beans, corn bread, fruit, milk


ghoulish burgers, terror potatoes, mystery vegetables, eye ball fruit, milk.

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