Senior Scribbles

hillsboro senior center

We had a great time with our fundraiser Saturday and we want to thank everyone for thank everyone for the support to our center.

These fundraisers are needed to keep $3,000 dollars a month coming through to pay our bills. Consequently, donations help pay the bills so please if you can help us let us know.

We thank all our wonderful volunteers and Meals on Wheels Drivers who help every month and all our staff too. We will have footcare on Tuesday, Sept. 20, and on Wed., Sept. 21, Haris Zafar will be here for hearing aid check we hope you will join us soon at the center, we do need volunteers and Meals on Wheels drivers and we are also looking for a substitute head cook and a substitute dishwasher to fill in for illness and vacations if you can help let us know at 947-2304, we are always looking for new programs too, if you have one you like to present let us know too you get your meal the day you help. We want to say thank you to our board members for all they do with fundraiser to help keep our center going.

— Brenda moss director


Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, candied carrots, applesauce, poke cake, pineapple, roll, milk.

THURSDAY, Sept. 22

Chicken salad, tomatoes, cucumbers, potato salad, pineapple, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 23

Salmon patty, breaded beef cutlet, macaroni & cheese, creamed corn, cantaloupe, roll, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 26

Beef tips, gravy, buttered noodles, succotash, strawberries, bananas, roll, milk.

TUESDAY, Sept. 27

Barbecued chicken, bun, peas & carrots, tossed salad, dressing, fresh fruit brownie, milk.


Pork cutlet, lima bean, green beans, apple cobbler, roll, milk.

Marion senior center

Sept 9 was a big day here as we observed Irene Rich­mond’s 100th birthday. Thanks to Lanell Hett for decorating with crepe paper, etc. We had a basketful of birthday cards for Irene and a special menu. Joining us that day were members of the Catholic Harvest House group. Irene brought in treats for us on Sept. 12.

We welcomed the Aulne United Methodist Church birthday group on Sept. 14. They honored the birthday of Ty Dean. Our scheduled program has been changed to Oct. 5, when Steve Hudson will talk about the Marion County Park and Lake.

The Marion County Health Office has scheduled flu shot here Sept. 27 beginning at 1 p.m. Come join us Sept. 28 when the new St. Luke Clinic physician Scot Akers will speak.

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

— Janet Bryant, director


Spaghetti w/meat sauce, zucchini, mixed fruit cup, garlic toast, milk.

THURSDAY, Sept. 22

Roast turkey gravy, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, tossed salad, dressing, cranberry sauce, pineapple milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 23

Chef salad w/ham, crackers, fruit muffin summer fruit cup, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 26

Tator tot casserole, mixed vegetables, mixed vegetables, white cake w/blueberry topping, milk.

TUESDAY, Sept. 27

Chicken enchilada, refried beans, tossed salad, mixed fruit salad, milk.


Meat loaf, sweet potato, green beans, applesauce, frosted gelatin, pokecake, milk.


We had a good turnout for the birthday dinner this past Wednesday Sonja played the piano before and throughout the dinner, her selections were beautiful. After the dinner, Dennis Riggs and Brad Nightengale from Peabody State Bank, did a question and answer time as to what will happen to the seniors checking accounts as Peabody State Bank has been sold and will be known as Vintage Bank Kansas as of Oct. 1, 2016. They were very patient and explained to our seniors what to expect and the positives of selling the bank. It’s always harder for us older folks to let go of what we have known for years but we adjust, right? The Avery family and their employees have been very faithful to all of us all these years, one of the good things from this sale is the employees will still be at the bank so this should ease our worries. We appreciate you, Shreves and your family, for all you do for this community.

Monday, Sept. 19, Shirley Davis gave chair massages. Tuesday, Sept. 20, the Sunflower Fair was held and we had some of our members attend, can’t wait to hear what they report back to us. Wed. Sept. 21, we will have different members of the Marion County Histor­i­cal Society lunch with us, we feel truly blessed we have women and men who help us keep our history alive in all of our little communities. Thurs. Sept. 22, Dinner with Joe Black, physician assistant, will dine with us and present us with updates of current procedures. Darcie Oursler and Sharee Sleetwood from American Senior Benefits will lunch with us on Sept. 27 and speak to us about what to expect when open enrollment starts with Medicare.

Just a reminder, Barn Quilt painting will be held with Sandy Heyman on Thursday, Sept. 29 10:00 a.m.

Still room for a couple more if interested, give me a call at 620-983-2226 and I’ll put your name on the list.

Peppernut time all ready — “Let the Baking Begin” — We are ready to bake and welcome all you volunteers. Starts Oct. 10 and ends Nov. 17, Monday and Thursday afternoon except for Oct. 20, after the lunch crew is done. Can you spare a couple of hours, we sure need your help, many hands make light work. This fundraiser is what helps to keep our center functioning.

Please give us a call or come on by. A couple of hours would really help.

I want to thank the Free Press for putting our dinners and tidbits in the paper, I know how much it helps us and we really appreciate what you do.

The suggested price for meals is $3.50 for people 60 and older, and $5.25 for those 59 and younger. Meals are available by home delivery, pickup or dine-in. Please call for a reservation. Frozen meals are also available.

For more information or to make a lunch reservation, call 620-983-2226 or stop by 106 N. Walnut St.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


Smothered chicken breast, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

THURSDAY, Sept. 22

Ham salad sandwich, cheese, vegetable, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 23

Fish, hamburger patty, potato, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 26

Chicken tetrazzini, tossed salad w/dressing, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Sept. 27

Mexican casserole, corn, fruit, milk.


Scalloped potatoes w/ham, vegetable w/ham, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

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