Senior Scribbles (April. 4, 2012)

hillsboro senior center

It?s already April. How time flies.

This month we have Bingo on April 4 and Friday, April 6, and we encourage people to wear or bring their Easter hats to share.

Easter is Sunday and we hope everyone has a happy one.

Richard Carlton is presenting the program at 12:30 p.m. April 11. He is planning to talk about Five Wishes, which involves a living will written in everyday language.

Haris Zafar is here April 18 and will be doing hearing aid checks.

We are having our meal and fireworks at dusk April 28 and hope everyone will come out and support their center.

Thank you to all who help our center and a big thank you goes to the person or persons who gave an anonymous donation of $2,000.

We are still needing volunteers from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., which includes a free lunch on the day someone signs up to work.

Join us in welcoming our new cook, Janis Wright, who is doing a great job.

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


Swiss steak, boiled potatoes, green beans, pears, bread, milk.


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

FRIDAY, April 6

Chicken nuggets, potatoes, cucumbers, peaches, bread, milk.

MONDAY, April 9

Turkey, sweet potatoes, California blend, grapes, bread, milk.

TUESDAY, April 10

Liver & onions or alternate of hamburger, baked potato, green beans, fruit, bread, milk.


Pork roast, Au gratin potatoes, corn, fruit dessert, bread, milk.

Marion senior center

The unseasonably warm weather has prompted people to bring in flowers.

Shirley Bowers brought in two hyacinth blooms that were very sweet smelling.

Shirley Moore brought in tulips and it took three of us to get them ready; Lenell Hett to cut and arrange them and me to find an appropriate vase.

Andrea Schadel, our head cook, and I went to Manhattan on March 22 for our yearly mandatory training. Sue Clough covered my job, and Barb Bitner cooked while we were gone.

Pearl Helmer celebrated her birthday with us March 26.

Mary Ann Timm brought in a pencil drawing she had done of the front section of the senior center.

An efficient crew gathered March 26 to prepare the quarterly newsletter for mailing. They included Wanda Hamm, Evelyn Jewett, Fred Puttroff Jr., Shirley Moore, Nora Richter, Mary Ann Timm, Elsie Reiswig, Sue Clough and Al and Gloria Ash.

Amy Kjellin talked to us about Butler County Com?munity College and the free class day March 31 in Butler. We always have programs on Wednesdays at 12:20 p.m.

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


Easter Dinner: Ham loaf, sweet potato casserole, coleslaw, Jell-O salad, whole wheat roll, milk.


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

FRIDAY, April 6

Salmon patty, potato wedges, carrots, Ambrosia, whole wheat rolls, milk.

MONDAY, April 9

Lasagna, California blend, grapes, whole wheat rolls, milk.

TUESDAY, April 10

Pork roast, Au gratin potatoes, corn, easy fruit dessert, whole wheat rolls, milk.


Meatloaf, hashbrown casserole, marinated cucumbers, peaches, whole wheat rolls, milk.

Peabody senior center

We seniors have jumped right into spring with both feet. We have been busy with activities both at home and at the center, and are loving it.

Once again the monthly Wii bowling tournament was a lot of fun, but it would be more fun if you were there. Although we are a small group, we do have a good time and would really like to have more people participating. It’s a fun way to get some exercise and be with friends.

Our final Lenten service is Wednesday, April 4, with Pastor Kloth of the Luthern Church.

I sincerely believe everyone that has participated in these weekly devotionals has been blessed and I want to thank those who have lead the weekly services and those who have attended. I hope they have put this glorious season in perspective for everyone.

Easter brunch is at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 6. Kim Nellans, our cook, always prepares a breakfast casserole, cinnamon rolls or blueberry coffee cake, and juice for this meal.

It’s wonderful to come in early, have a nice meal, and then be free for a long weekend?whether traveling to family elsewhere or staying home and preparing for family here.

Home deliveries will go out after the meal on this occasion, so it will still be “brunch” for those as well.

The monthly birthday dinner is April 10 with oven-fried chicken and all the trimmings to help everyone with an April birthday celebrate.

Marion County Sherriff Robert Craft will also be here to provide updates on issues in the county and answer questions.

April is Volunteer month, and we would really like to include you on our list of volunteers.

The center really appreciates everything volunteers do. We couldn’t exist without them. If you have some time to spare, let us know and we’ll be happy to fill it for you!

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


Barbecued roast pork, hamburger bun, potato salad, coleslaw, fruit, milk.


Beef tips, boiled potatoes, peas, apricots, bread, milk.

FRIDAY, April 6

Easter brunch: Breakfast casserole, cinnamon rolls or blueberry coffee cake, juice, milk.

MONDAY, April 9

Creamed turkey, boiled potatoes, California blend, bread, milk, fruit.

TUESDAY, April 10

Birthday Dinner: Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, bread, peaches, birthday cake, milk.


Roast pork, potatoes, corn, bread, easy fruit dessert, milk.

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