Senior scribbles, December 3, 2014


December is here, and it feels like the year just flew by.

While everyone is out shopping for Christmas gifts, it might be a good idea to stop by the center for a cup of hot chocolate or a meal.

We have meal tickets available that make great gifts for loved ones.

Menus are ready. Anyone who would like one is encouraged to stop by or call us, and we can get a menu in the mail.

Show ?n Tell is Friday, Dec. 5, and it?s open to share holiday ideas or other items.

The jam session this month is Thursday, Dec. 11. Also in December is foot care on Dec. 16, but appointments are needed.

A few reservations are still available for Christmas dinner on Dec. 19, so please make sure to sign up.

The center plans to be open Christmas Eve day, but closed Christmas and the day after this year.

Volunteers are still needed to help from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the kitchen. Anyone who volunteers will get their meal free the day they work.

Anyone who can spare a day or two each month is encouraged to let us know.

With all the holiday hustle and bustle, we ask that everyone stay safe during this happy time.Roast beef, gravy, boiled potato, carrots, Jell-O cake, roll, milk

Thank you for supporting the 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


Roast beef, gravy, boiled potato, carrots, Jell-O cake, roll, milk.


Turkey tetrazzini, peas, peach crisp, garlic bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 5

Pizza, tossed salad or carrot sticks & celery, Jell-O with fruit, garlic breadsticks, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 8

Chili, carrots & celery stocks, peaches, cornbread, milk.


Baked chicken, lightly seasoned pasta, carrots, fruit cocktail, roll, milk.


Meatballs, lima beans, spinach salad, pears, oatmeal & raisin cookie, roll, milk.


We are suddenly needing some Meals on Wheels drivers?one starting the third Friday in December and another on Monday in January.

Our drivers find great satisfaction in delivering meals. They also receive a small reimbursement for mileage. Please call or come by if you can help.

We hosted the county board Nov. 21 with its business meeting. Everyone attending also had lunch with us.

The Craft Corner has a special sale table set up. Come in and browse.

Come join us Dec. 10. After lunch, Barb Smith will tell about her recent trip to Peru. This program was rescheduled.

To make lunch reservations or for more information, call 620-382-2942 by 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 309 S. Third St.

? Janet Bryant, director


Beef patty with cooked onions, mashed potatoes & gravy, lima beans, tropical fruit, whole wheat roll, milk.


Fresh ham, scalloped potatoes, carrots, spinach salad, apple pie, whole wheat roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 5

Oven-fried fish sandwich (or alternate) lettuce/tomato/onion, potato wedges, peas, tropical fruit, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 8

Beef stew, tossed salad, fruit cocktail, pumpkin squares, cornbread, milk.


Baked pork chop, mashed sweet potato, green beans/onions, cinnamon applesauce, brownie, whole wheat roll, milk.


Turkey tetrazzini, peas, peach crisp/ice cream, garlic bread, milk.


We have a busy month scheduled for December and hope you will make plans to join us for some of the activities. We decorated the center Dec. 1, and appreciated all the volunteers helping.

We also welcomed back our regular cook, Kim Nellans on Monday. We are delighted she is back, but were grateful for Sherri Wilson, who stepped in during Kim?s absence.

Our menus for December are available, and can be picked up 106 N Walnut. The menus will keep everyone up-to-date on what we are eating each day and the activities going on.

Birthday dinner is Dec. 11. Please join us for the birthday celebration and hear a program from Frank and Helen Nachtigal.

The center will be closed for Christmas and the day after, but we will have our make-up meal at 5:30 p.m. Dec 17. This will be chili, fruit and cinnamon cake.

Evening meals are a change for us and can include people that normally are not able to eat with us. So we hope you will be able to join us.

Make your reservations early. Last time our worst nightmare came true, when we had to turn some away that had not signed up because we ran out of chili.

Please come by 106 N. Walnut or call us at 620-983-2226.

We look forward to seeing you.

For seniors, the cost of a meal is suggested at $3.15 or $5 for those under 65.

?Ruth Lott, director


Ham, scalloped potatoes, spinach, cinnamon apples, hot roll, milk.


Oven-fried fish sandwich OR hamburger with lettuce & onions, potato wedges, peas, tropical fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 5

Grilled chicken breast, cream gravy, baked bread dressing, vegetable, fruit, whole wheat bread, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 8

Beef stew, tossed salad, fruit cocktail, cake, cornbread, milk.


Taco salad, Spanish rice, corn, cinnamon apples, milk.


Turkey tetrazzini, peas, peach crisp, breadsticks, milk.

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