Senior Scribbles (April. 25, 2012)

hillsboro senior center

Here we are at the end of April and people are saying, ?April showers bring May flowers,? so I guess that?s true.

This week we have bingo April 25 and at 6 p.m. April 28 is our ?Shoot Off 2012? fundraiser with a meal, followed by fireworks at dusk. Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to watch the fireworks.

Come join us for an evening of fellowship and another way to support your senior center.

The monthly birthday dinner is April 30 for all those celebrating a birthday this month.

May calenders are ready for everyone to stop by and pick one up or if you need one mailed, call us.

We need volunteers to help from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Anyone who helps will have their lunch provided the day they help. We have a great time.

I would also like to thank everyone who helps support our center.

If anyone has been on a trip and would like to share their adventure with us, please let me know. We are also looking for people who play music or could come and sing. Maybe someone has a grandchild who plays piano or sings that could be interested. Either way, please let us know.

We have great meals and look forward to others joining us for lunch and fellowship. Meals are $2.75 for those 60 and older and $4.50 for anyone 59 and younger.

Reservations are due on or before 9 a.m. the day of the meal.

For more information on volunteering, programs, appointments or other center activities, call 620-947-2304. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

? Brenda Moss, director


Braised beef tips, boiled potatoes, peas, apricots, bread, milk.

THURSDAY, April 26

Pulled pork, bun, potato salad, coleslaw, banana, milk.

FRIDAY, April 27

Salmon patty (alternate is turkey slice), baked potato, apricots, bread, milk.

MONDAY, April 30

Spaghetti with meat sauce, Italian blend, fruit crisp, garlic bread, milk.


Oven-fried chicken, baked potato, beets, apricots, bread, milk.


Swedish meatballs, boiled potatoes, mixed vegetables, mixed fruit, bread, milk.

Marion senior center

We had an efficient crew here April 12 helping to unload commodities and bagging them for distribution.

Gary and Karen Chaput went to Council Grove to pick up the commodities. Other volunteers were Clayton and Wanda Hamm, Shirley Moore, Evelyn Jewett, Fred Puttroff, Harold Conyers, Sue Clough and Val Morgan.

The next day we had a small display of Titanic items and some trivia because it was the 100th anniversary of that disaster.

We also said farewell to Andrea Schadel, our head cook, since the first of the year.

Sylvia Helmer celebrated her birthday with us April 16, providing ice cream cups.

We had a call from long-time Marion resident Pauline Edmunds, who misses all her friends at the senior center. Pauline now lives in Oklahoma.

Our Walk Kansas team is across the state, 423 miles, and on the way back.

Senior Center Day was April 18. Sue Clough, president of the center, honored a group of volunteers since it is National Volunteer Week.

She recognized the quilters, Evelyn Jewett, Shirley Bowers, Shirley Moore, Almeda Kahns and also Wilma Gilmer, who does table decorations. She recognized Mary Hett, who has embroidered many tea towels.

Virginia Downing reported the volunteer hours of our tax preparers, Charles Montgomery, Barb Smith and herself.

Our speaker was Sarah Alam, the new Marion city police officer. She is definitely an asset to our community.

For more information on programs or to make a lunch reservation at the center, call 620-382-2942 by 9 a.m. the day of the meal or stop by the center, 309 S. Third St.

? Janet Bryant, director


Chicken nuggets, scalloped potatoes, creamy cucumbers, peaches, whole wheat rolls, milk.

THURSDAY, April 26

Pot roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots and onions, fresh fruit, whole wheat rolls, milk.

FRIDAY, April 27

Tuna noodle casserole, Jell-O with oranges and pineapple, country tomatoes, whole wheat rolls, milk.

MONDAY, April 30

Spaghetti with meat sauce, Italian blend, garlic bread, fruit crisp, milk.





Peabody senior center

Another eventful week has started at the Peabody Senior Center. We are privileged to have students from Peabody-Burns High School join us at lunch to practice their forensic speeches.

We have the assurance there will be several more coming as their schedules allow.

There are no scheduled times, so I can?t say which days they will be here. It could be to your advantage to come every day so you won?t miss them. It is quite refreshing to have the young people come in, and we have enjoyed their performances.

We will honor our volunteers Thursday, April 26, for the past year.

We at the center know that we could not function without each of our volunteers, so we would like others to come for lunch and say, ?thank you.?

Rodger Charles will present a program on WWI after lunch that day. This program comes highly recommended, so please make your reservations as soon as possible.

The monthly Wii bowling tournament is April 30.

Please remember the importance of calling to make your reservation the day before you plan to eat. It is very difficult for our cook to prepare the correct amount of food if she doesn’t have ample notice on how many will attend.

We are located at 106 N. Walnut or call 620-983-2226. If you call after hours we have an answering machine that will pick up and you can make your reservation that way.

We keep an ongoing reservation list and menus if something sounds especially good to eat.

? Ruth Lott, site manager


Baked ham, potato salad, country tomatoes, milk, bread, Jell-O with oranges.

THURSDAY, April 26

Pot roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, bread, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, April 27

Chicken nuggets, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, bread, peach slices, milk.

MONDAY, April 30

Spaghetti with meat sauce, Italian vegetables, garlic bread, fruit crisp, milk.





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