Senior Scribbles (April 5, 2017)

hillsboro senior center

On Thursday, April 6, Alisha Schmidt, a physician at Hillsboro Community Hospital, will have a presentation. Esther Funk will provide entertainment over lunch on Fridays.

Chair massages are the second Wednesday of each month, and this month it will be April 12. Other center activities include Marion County Sheriff Rob Craft on April 11 leading a discussion. The monthly jam session is April 13.

People occasionally ask us why we solicit do­­na­tions or plan various fundraising events throughout the year. The main reason for seeking financial support is so that the center can continue operating as smoothly as possible. For example, we are going to be buying a new cooler/refrigerator soon, which is in addition to the center’s regular expenses each month.

Those fixed costs total about $3,000 and include utility bills, general maintenance and building upkeep, a part-time paid dishwasher and in­sur­ance premiums.

Volunteers are always needed, and for those who can help, please call for more information. We also need substitute drivers for the Meals on Wheels program.

For more information, call 620-947-2304, or stop by 212 N. Main St., Hillsboro.

— Brenda Moss, director

Wednesday, April 5

Tater tot casserole, carrots, fruit cup, Jell-O cake w/topping, roll, milk.


Sloppy joe, bun, potato salad, green beans, pears, chocolate chip cookie bar, milk.

FRIDAY, April 7

Baked fish or chicken patty, macaroni & cheese, beets, fruit, pumpkin squares, roll, milk.

MONDAY, April 10

Pork loin, sweet potato casserole, cabbage or green beans, tropical fruit, cake bar, roll, milk.

TUESDAY, April 11

Barbecued chicken, bun, tator tots, spinach salad or carrots, pineapple, milk.

Wednesday, April 12

Steak soup, black-eyed pea salad, crackers, fruit cup, cornbread, milk.

Marion senior center

We had our first grilled-outside hamburgers for the year on March 16. Thanks go to Harlow Warneke for his grilling expertise.

Pearl Helmer brought in treats for her birthday that day also.

On St. Patrick’s Day we welcomed some Hillsboro women who came for corned beef and cabbage. We participated in a St. Patrick drama with appropriate sounds. Lydia Gates made a surprise visit bringing in a sign that she hung around Keith Allison’s neck. It read: “Kiss Me, I’m Irish.”

Sue Clough and Vickie Kaempfe attended the EVCO annual food show in Emporia March 22.

Anita Hancock played her harpsickle for us, also on March 22.

Come join us April 5 for a program by Dan White who plays the musical saw.

Meals are $3.50 for those age 60 and older, and $5.25 for age 59 and younger.

For more information about reservations or volunteering, call 620-382-2942 or stop by 309 S. Third St.

— Janet Bryant, director


Herbed pork roast, baked potato with sour cream, green beans with onions, white cake topped with fruit, whole wheat break, milk.


Hamburger w/bun, fixings, baked beans, peaches, milk.

FRIDAY, April 7

Salmon patty, zucchini squash, stewed tomatoes, apple crisp, wheat bread, milk.

MONDAY, April 10

Spaghetti w/meat sauce, peas, carrots, tossed salad, fruit cup, garlic bread, milk.

TUESDAY, April 11

Pork cutlet, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, apple cobbler, whole wheat roll, milk.


Baked chicken, sweet potato, green beans, strawberries & bananas, vanilla pudding, whole wheat roll, milk.


We have two more lent devotions this month, and Easter will be April 16. Our center will celebrate with an Easter Brunch at 9:30 a.m. April 14 with sausage gravy and biscuits.

On Monday, April 17, we are having an Easter dinner with lamb or ham. Make reservations early. Our Sen­ior Center board meeting at 9:30 a.m., also that day.

Thursday, April 6, Phoebe Janzen will talk about what led up to her book, “Women of Marion County.” Everyone is invited.

GriefShare is from 3-4:30 p.m. April 11, and the birthday dinner is April 12

The thought for the day is “support our senior centers.” For those who eat at the center once a month, try twice a month. We want our centers to succeed, and you are the way we can do it. If someone has an idea of how we can improve, we will listen.

It’s volunteer month, and we hope other will thank them for driving, delivering, taking kitchen duty, cleaning, and doing what’s necessary. Volunteers are an­gels in disguise.

Meals are $3.50 for age 60 and older, and $5.25 for age 59 and younger.

For more information or to make meal reservations, call 620-983-2226. And, for those who can’t come in, call and we will deliver. Hope you have a good week.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager

Wednesday, April 5

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


Smothered chicken breast, cream gravy, baked bread dressing, vegetable, wheat roll, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, April 7

Potato soup, hamburger w/bun, fixings, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, April 10

Grilled liver & onions, beef patty w/onions, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, fruit, wheat roll, milk.

TUESDAY, April 11

Scalloped potatoes with ham, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

Wednesday, April 12

Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, fruit, cake, wheat roll, milk.

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