Senior Scribbles (August 3, 2011)


HILLSBORO SENIOR CENTER

Hope everyone enjoyed this year’s Marion County Fair even in the hot weather.

Welcome to August and looking forward to a cooling off soon.

We would like to thank everyone for their donations to the senior center, and are reminding everyone to come to our ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4 with musical entertainment from Trail Song Willie of Herington.

Volunteers are needed from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If anyone can help, it would be appreciated.

In addition to thanking volunteers able to lend a hand during the week, we also want to thank the kitchen staff and senior center board members for all they do too.

The cost of meals for those ages 59 and under is $4.50 and those over age 60 is $2.75.

For more information, or to volunteer on projects, call 620-947-2304 before 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

— Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3

Chicken with spaghetti casserole, carrot/pineapple raisin salad, wheat rolls, chocolate jelly roll, milk.

THURSDAY, Aug. 4

Baked fish or alternate, potato wedges, green beans, breadsticks, fruit cocktail, cream puffs, milk.

FRIDAY, Aug. 5

Turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, zwiebach, cherry mousse, milk.

MONDAY, Aug. 8

Lasagna, garlic bread, veggie salad, cream pie, milk.

TUESDAY, Aug. 9

Sweet and sour pork, rice, Italian blend, wheat bread, chocolate cake, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10

Ham salad sandwich, potato chips, watermelon, peaches, cookies, milk.

AGAPE SENIOR CENTER

Hillsboro Police K-9 Officer Brad Richards and his K-9, Rico, showed us how they work together July 27.

No special activity is planned this week because of the annual Threshing Days. We hope the weather cools off for the event Aug. 5, 6 and 7.

Everyone is invited to come join us for food, fun and fellowship any week day at the center.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 620-367-2275, the day before the meal.

— Darlene

Schroeder

AGAPE board member

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3

Ham, oven-browned potatoes, pineapple upside down cake, milk.

THURSDAY, Aug. 4

Barbecued chicken, potato salad, carrots, rolls, watermelon, milk.

FRIDAY, Aug. 5

Spanish rice with hamburger, tossed salad, rolls, peaches, milk.

MONDAY, Aug. 8

Steak with onions, boiled potatoes, marinated cucumbers, rolls, grapes, milk.

TUESDAY, Aug. 9

Sweet and sour pork, rice, Italian blend, rolls, pineapple, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10

Braised beef tips, baked potatoes, beets, rolls, pears, milk.

MARION SENIOR CENTER

We had the great cucumbers and apples giveaway July 21 and 22, thanks to the Kansas Food Bank in Wichita.

It was short notice to get the word out and I feared a cucumber-apple overload, but they were gone by the afternoon July 22 with some going to the local food bank.

We received two jars of bread and butter pickles made with those cucumbers July 25.

Forgot to mention the crew that handled commodities was Gary and Karen Chaput, who picked them up at Council Grove. Those unloading and sacking were Ivanlee Timm, Shirley Moore, Vern Bowers, Norman Funk, Sue Clough, Shirley Bowers, Jon and Suzanne Thole, Virginia Downing, Jerry Kline and Clayton Hamm.

National Day of the Cowboy was July 22 and everyone was encouraged to wear cowboy hats, etcetera. After lunch we had cowboy poetry read by Fred Puttroff, Estelle McCarty, Ralph Popp, Sue Clough, Neysa Eberhard and Arlene and Vern Bowers.

We sang “Home on the Range” with Shirley Bowers as pianist.

We are glad to have Sue Clough trained as a reservation table lady.

We had 60 people in for our winning menu July 27, which is chosen by those who eat here. It included ham loaf, spinach salad, sweet potato casserole, cherry pie and ice cream. Residents of Hilltop Manor joined us.

Gayla Ratzlaff, director of Marion County Department on Aging, was guest joke teller with a “cat and mice on roller skates” (Meals on Wheels) story.

Diane Yoder and Amy Wedel gave a presentation on Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

Come join us Aug. 10 when members of the Dorcas Society of Our Savior Lutheran Church demonstrate crocheting plastic bags to make sleeping mats for people in Haiti.

For more information on programs or to make a lunch reservation, 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

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3

Barbecued chicken, potato salad, carrots, watermelon, whole wheat rolls, milk.

THURSDAY, Aug. 4

Spanish rice with hamburger, tossed salad, peaches, whole wheat rolls, milk.

FRIDAY, Aug. 5

Baked fish, potato wedges, green beans, fruit cocktail, whole wheat rolls, milk.

MONDAY, Aug. 8

Baked steak, summer vegetable blend, pineapple upside cake, milk.

TUESDAY, Aug. 9

Sweet and sour pork, rice, Italian blend, apple crisp, whole wheat rolls, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10

Braised beef tip, baked potatoes, beets, pears, whole wheat rolls, milk.

PEABODY SENIOR CENTER

We have got August up and running, although not running very fast in this heat.

Each day we think surely a break will come, but not so yet. We are grateful for the rains we have received and appreciate them all the more.

The only event scheduled next week is Bingo Aug. 9 and, of course, the next day will be the monthly birthday dinner on Aug. 10. We hope you will plan on joining us for both.

Meals are planned at 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. It’s a good way to meet friends.

Kim is on vacation this week, but Sharon Kessler and Judy Claassen are filling her shoes and we are happy to have them.

They are doing a wonderful job and hopefully Kim is enjoying a well-deserved week off.

Menus are available for pick up at the center each weekday from 8 a.m. to noon. Be sure and reserve your meal the day before you eat by calling 620-983-2226.

— Ruth Lott and

Arlene Unruh, co-site manager

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3

Chicken nuggets, tator tots, pea salad, wheat bread, fruit, milk.

THURSDAY, Aug. 4

Beef mac casserole, wheat bread, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Aug. 5

Baked fish or alternate of hamburger steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit cocktail, wheat bread, milk.

MONDAY, Aug. 8

Steak with onions, boiled potatoes, marinated cucumbers, wheat bread, fruit, milk.

TUESDAY, Aug. 9

BINGO: Braised beef tips, beets, baked potato, wheat bread, pears, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10

BIRTHDAY?DINNER: Chicken, potatoes, gravy, green beans, fruit, cake, rolls, milk.


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