Senior Scribbles (9-26-18)

HILLSBORO senior center

We will be enjoying the fall weather and hope it stays that way. We are on our last week of September already.

Then October starts. Then it will be time for holidays. It’s going too fast. Remember we have meal tickets you can purchase. It makes a great gift.

On Thursday, Sept. 27, we will have Amy Jantz from the Newton Medical Center.

On Friday, Sept. 28 we will have show & tell. Bring anything to share.

We have sign up for flu shots on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m.-1p.m. Hillsboro Hometown Pharmacy we will be giving them here at the center.

We are needing more volunteers from 11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Call for more information.

We have a great time at the center.

We are looking for programs for our center. We are also looking for singing programs for our holiday dinners if someone knows of anyone please let us know at 620-947-2304.

We also like programs on trips, or crafts or hobbies. We just enjoy new ideas.

We want to thank everyone for your support to our center. We only run off donations so everyone that donates helps keep our center going.

We look forward to seeing you at the center soon.

—Brenda Moss, director


Chili, coleslaw, peaches, cinnamon roll, crackers, milk

THURSDAY, Sept. 27

Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, roll, milk

FRIDAY, Sept. 28

Salmon patty or chicken patty, mixed veggies, fruit, roll, milk

MONDAY, Oct. 1

Broccoli cheddar soup, ham slider, fruit, crackers, milk


Turkey Tetrazzini, peas, fruit, garlic bread, milk


Hamburger with bun, potato salad, baked beans, fruit, cinnamon rolls, milk

Marion senior center

We’ve been celebrating this week with treats brought in, Lucille Bitner brought in cookies on the 14th in honor of her upcoming wedding anniversary.

The Harvest House group came in to eat with us that day also.

On Sept. 17, Janie Westerman and her friend, Rebecca, gave us all “poppers”, which when tugged apart, revealed candy.

We had a little memorial set up at John Kline’s usual place, with flowers and a deck of cards.

On Sept 18, Val Morgan brough candy bars for her birthday.

On Sept. 19, Harlow Warneke grilled hamburgers. It was Senior Center Day.

On Sept. 19, we had an election of officers by ballot. Officers will be Sue Clough, president; Janie Westerman, vice president; Virginia Hammond, secretary; Norma Kline, treasurer.

Come join us on October 3 where Dr. Whitely will give the program.

— Janet Bryant, director


Grilled burgers, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, potato salad, baked beans, brownie

THURSDAY, Sept. 27

Biscuits with sausage gravy, sausage patty, sliced tomatoes, cottage cheese with peaches, juice

FRIDAY, Sept. 28

Taco Salad, Pinto beans, cinnamon puff, fresh fruit

MONDAY, Oct. 1

Chicken/broccoli/rice casserole, kidney bean salad, cinnamon baked apples, blueberry muffin


Meat loaf, baked potato, baked beans, mandarin oranges and pineapple, whole wheat bread, oatmeal raisin cookie


Roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, tropical mix fruit, cake

Peabody senior center

What a nice surprise having this beautiful weather.

Saturday was a perfect day for Peabody’s Fall Festival. So many different things parents could do with their family such as live music, face painting, wreath making, Circles, Parents as Teachers and, of course, lots of food.

On Oct. 11, peppernut baking will start, so we need many volunteers to help with this project. We will begin baking right after lunch so put on an apron and come on down. This project takes many hands to make it a success.

A date will be set in October to have Peggy Goertzen come 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. There are several seniors who are still living here in Peabody that lived on farms as a child and still remember some of the prisoners. We would love to have you write and share some of your memories of that time.

Gayla Ratzlaff is scheduled to come to Peabody from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 25 and in Nov. for your prescriptions and help with medicare. You can call us and schedule an appointment with her.

Remember October is the time to start thinking about getting your flu shots. 12 people have signed up already. If you would like to come to the Center for these shots, you need to let us know if you are interested.We will have more information on the date later this week.

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!

Come on by and have lunch with us. October menus are now available.

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 620-983-226.

— Lou Ann Bowlin, site



Hot Beef Sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, fruit, milk

THURSDAY, Sept. 27

Chicken enchilada casserole, pinto beans, fruit dessert, milk

FRIDAY, Sept. 28

Baked goulash with cheese, green beans, pineapple cake, wheat bread, milk

MONDAY, Oct. 1

Mexican Casserole, corn, fruit, milk


Cheesy ham and potato soup, wheat bread or crackers, fruit,milk


Meat loaf, potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, milk

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