Senior Scribbles (April 23, 2014)

hillsboro center

We hope everyone had a happy Easter and great time with family and friends.

This week on Wednesday, April 23, we are having Bingo after lunch. From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, we are having a breakfast fundraiser. We are serving waffles and Hillsboro sausage for $6 and hope you can join us.

The center?s birthday dinner is Monday, April 28. Whether it?s for a birthday dinner or a program, we hope others will join us soon for a meal at the center.

The May menus are ready to be picked up.

If anyone would like to do some volunteer time, we are in need of more volunteers this month and through the summer.

Anyone interested is asked to call us for more information.

The suggested meal prices for those age 60 and over are $3.15. Anyone 59 and under pays $5.

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


Bierocks, mixed vegetables, fruit cocktail, Rice Krispie Treats, milk.

THURSDAY, April 24

Roast turkey, baked sweet potato, oriental vegetables, peach crisp, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, April 25

Baked fish, alternate entree is chicken strips, macaroni and cheese, spinach or carrots, mixed fruit cup, roll, milk .

MONDAY, April 28

Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, romaine salad, angel food cake, roll, milk.

TUESDAY, April 29

Beef stew, tomato salad, fruit salad, frosted cake, roll, milk.


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

Marion center

Head cook Kathy West and I went to our yearly mandatory training in Minneapolis April 11, each taking the advanced course.

Back at the senior center that day, Sue Clough used the time to honor volunteers Shirley Bowers and Evelyn Jewett who oversee the Craft Corner and the quilting. Sue also quilts.

The Marion Elementary School principal called to ask us to save specific items for the students? use, knowing we are people who save things. Come in and look at the list or call and help us do this.

We had a big day April 16 for Senior Center Day. Seven Lincolnville women brought their lunch bunch in, Richard and Marilyn Riemer from Hillsboro will offer an AARP driving course here May 12 and May 13.

It was Sylvia Helmer?s birthday and she provided ice cream cups for us.

Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator with the Marion County Department on Aging, gave the program on hospital admissions, categories of care and what Medicare pays for.

The Volunteer of the Month award was presented to Barb Smith. The award is presented by the Kansas Department on Aging and Disability Services. Barb does income tax returns at the senior center. She received a check from the agency and a gift card from Walgreens.

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


Hamloaf, baked potatoes, carrots, pineapple cake, whole wheat rolls, milk.

THURSDAY, April 24

Cheeseburgers, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, tator tots, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, April 25

Oven-fried chicken, potato salad, peas, fruit, whole wheat rolls, milk.

MONDAY, April 28

Open-faced turkey sandwiches with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, tropical fruit, sliced tomatoes, milk.

TUESDAY, April 29

Swiss steak, lightly seasoned pasta, mixed veggies, fruit, fig bar, milk.


Roast brisket, gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, fruit, oatmeal cookies, milk.

PEABODY center

We still have activities left for the month of April, so be sure to have them marked on your calendar.

Our make-up meal is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for a previous closure. Kim Nellans, our former cook, will be making the pizza. Be sure and call in and come eat with us.

This is a regular make-up meal, and reservations are required, but those attending don?t have to be here at exactly 5:30 p.m.

The Marion County board meeting is Friday at Tampa.

Our local business meeting will be April 28. These are interesting and informative meetings with those who go to the Senior Citizens of Marion County board meeting reporting back much of the information shared.

We are in the interview process for finding a new cook at our center. We will keep you informed of the progress that Manhattan is making.

Reservations are necessary for this brunch, and the regular prices are in effect. People 60 years and older pay $3.15, and the cost is $5 for anyone 59 and younger.

For more information about the center or to make reservations, stop by the center at 106 N. Walnut St. in Peabody or call us at 620-983-2226.

?Ruth Lott, director


Sloppy joe?s, chips, coleslaw, fruit, milk.

Make-up Meal: 5 p.m. Pizza night.

THURSDAY, April 24

Chicken and noodles, broccoli, fruit, milk, wheat bread.

FRIDAY, April 25

Meatloaf, baked potato, green beans, wheat bread, milk.

MONDAY, April 28

Ham, baked potato, corn, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, April 29

Roast beef, potatoes, gravy, carrots, peaches, wheat bread, milk.


Fish, diced potatoes, beets, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

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