Senior Scribbles (April 27, 2016)

hillsboro senior center

It’s the last week of April and it seems like the months are going by fast. Summer will be here soon.

Ventriloquist Greg Claas­sen is here after the noon meal on May 6. He’s traveled all over the country, and we hope a lot of people will be here for the program.

Graduation is coming in May, too. We hope you can join us soon at the center. We are having some upcoming projects we need done to include replacing the concrete in the front of center and replacing two toilets in our restrooms. If anyone would like to donate toward the cost of these projects, please let us know, and we can give a receipt for the amount.

Donations help keep us open. For example, we pay $3,000 or more each month, but we don’t get that amount of money coming back. What we need to do is use our donations from the fundraiser and what Bark­man Honey helped us with.

We thank everyone who supports our center. The mo­ney for the meals goes to North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging and any money we get for the center is what people donate in our basket, which is why we let everyone know how much it takes to keep our center going.

The suggested donation for our meals is $3.50 for those 60 and older and $5.25 for people 59 and under.

It’s a great price for a hot meal. We also need volunteers so please call the center at for more information. Maybe some of our school age kids would like to volunteer this summer, and if so, let us know. Volunteers need to be at least 14 years old. To make a reservation, consider volunteering or for other information, call the center at 620-947-2304 or stop by 212 N. Main St.

—Brenda Moss, director


Pulled pork, bun, wedge fries, lima beans, sliced oranges, milk.

THURSDAY, April 28

Smothered steak, mashed potatoes, copper penny salad, fresh fruit, peanut butter, cookie, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, April 29

Lasagna, broccoli, tossed salad, pineapple, garlic bread, milk.


Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli, pasta salad, fresh fruit, roll, milk.


Beef & noodles, carrots, pickled beets, lime pears, roll, milk.


Pork roast, baked potato, sour cream, green beans, cake toped with fruit, roll, milk.

Marion senior center

We added some more volunteer recognitions at the end of last week honoring Shirley Bowers, our daily table grace pianist, and Keith Allison, who plays dinner music most days.

Sue Clough honored the Craft Corner volunteers on April 14, and the ladies who take care of daily reservations.

We welcomed the Aulne United Methodist Church birthday group April 15, and we also sang to Wanda Williams, Gary Grentz and Maryellen Stenzel.

Thanks to Harlow Warneke, our popular hamburger grill master for that day’s meal.

We now have a sign designating reserved parking for Irene Richmond. At 99 years old she can now park closer to the entrance

This week our head cook, Barb Bitner and her brother/helper Ron Wright, have been on vacation. Barb’s son, C.J. has been cooking. Senior Center was April 20 and Sue Clough conducted the business meeting.

Come join us May 4 when the program will be an identity theft workshop after lunch.

We are located at 309 S. Third St., Marion, or call 620-382-2942.

— Janet Bryant, director


Barbecued chicken, corn O’Brien, potato salad, fruit cup, milks.

THURSDAY, April 28

Beef cutlets, mashed potatoes, cream gravy, mixed vegetables, peach crumble wheat roll, milk.

FRIDAY, April 29

Pulled pork, bun, baked french fries, carrot/raisin/pineapple salad, fresh fruit, milk.

PEABODY senior center

What a way to start the week—the rain is such a welcome sight. Our roses are budding, irises and tulips are in bloom, trees are leafing out, just makes your heart jump for joy which makes us truly believe spring is here for sure.

We’ve had a few busy days here at the center. Right after I was hired as a substitute site manager, our refrigerator (the big one) went on the fritz, the hot water tank had a huge crack down the side, plus we also had to have our water softener checked. Is that an omen or what? Naw, just everyday happenings. We fix them and go on as normal.

We have a local repairman, Darren Weems, who the refrigerator the day we called. Grabers immediately replaced our hot water tank and checked many things out while he was here, and within a few days Culligan double-checked our water softener since our hot water tank was replaced. See, all is well, I think. Just a few bumps in the road.

Our Senior Center now has a beautiful sign and our awning has a brand new roof. Our men of the center got rid of the old wooden shingles so our handyman, Larry Lago, could put on this beautiful metal roof. Larry did our sign and then the roof, which he finished just in time before the rain came. We are so blessed to have all of you in our community keeping us going. We are forever grateful.

If you like to play cards, the center is the place to be every Tuesday. They start playing right after lunch until 4 p.m. or when they get tired. There is always room for one more or another group and there’s always coffee, tea, or water available. Remember this is your center come and be a part of it.

We had our “Dinner with the Doctor” Wednesday. We always enjoy Randolph Whitely’s company and his presentations are welcomed. As a medical doctor, Whitley gave us some really good ideas on the importance of exercise and steps on how to exercise properly. We appreciate him taking the time out of his day to be here with us. He visits us on the third Wednesday of each month. Please come and take part in the conversation, we are never too old to learn a thing or too, right?

Speaking of exercise, we have to new CDs and we are going to start a new program in May. Not sure which day but it’s coming. Have to work out a few details, like figuring out the DVD and other things, but I’m sure we have someone around who can figure it out, and it’s not me. Keep this in mind, we want you to be a part of this program. Do anyone have a program they would like to present? Give us a call, we’re just a phone call away. Our May menu can now be picked up from 9 a.m. until noon, Monday through Friday at the Senior Center, 106 N. Walnut.

We serve meals Monday through Friday at 11:45 a.m. To reserve meals, call 620-983-2226. Suggested cost is $3.50 for those 60 and older or $5.25 for those age 59 and under. Meals are available by home delivery, pick-up, or dine in. Frozen meals are also available. Please plan on joining us, can’t wait to see you.

—Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


Roast pork, gravy, sweet potato, vegetable, applesauce cake, wheat roll, milk.

THURSDAY, April 28

Chicken pot pie, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, April 29

Salmon patty baked, potato, creamed peas, muffin, wheat roll, milk.


Chicken salad sandwich, lettuce pickle, potato salad, baked beans, fruit, milk.


Lasagna garlic bread, tossed salad, dressing, fruit, milk.


Smothered pork chop, mashed sweet potato, green beans, cinnamon applesauce, wheat roll, milk.