Senior Scribbles (August 31, 2016)

hillsboro senior center

As we get to the end of August and beginning of September, we look forward to fall sports, the Arts and Crafts Fair and cooler temperatures.

We also have a Labor Day holiday Sept. 5, which means the senior center will be closed. For those who need a frozen meal that day, please let us know ahead of time.

We have games and fellowship every Monday after the noon meal and bingo every Wednesday after the noon meal. This week we have chair massages Wednesday, Sept. 7, and a jam session Sept. 8. Stop by and enjoy one or more events this week.

We are also having a make-up meal at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, after missing a day open because of an ice storm. The meal will be a breakfast meal and meal tickets can be used as a weekday meal.

The center will serve a fundraising meal Sept. 17 during the Arts and Crafts Fair. For those who would like a meal delivered that day, please call. We want to thank everyone who donates. Those donations make it possible for the senior center to pay its bills.

Please remember we have footcare the third Tuesday of the month, and audiologist Haris Zafar is here at 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.

We are still needing volunteers and Meals on Wheels drivers. In addition to those, we are also looking for a substitute head cook to fill in when our regular cook needs time off or for whatever reason can’t be here.

The substitute cook’s po­si­tion pays minimum wage and the hours are from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The person selected will be trained for this job.

We are looking for someone during the school year because we have two people that can fill in during the summer months. We have a great time at the center. For more information, stop by 212 N. Main St. or call 620-947-2304.

—Brenda Moss, director


Country-fried steak, cream gravy, mashed potatoes, lima beans, peaches, brownie, roll, milk.


Breaded chicken tenders, green beans w/onions, sauteed zucchini & squash, pasta salad, cinnamon apples, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 2

Bierocks, potatoes, peas, Mandarin oranges & pineapple, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 5

Closed for Labor Day.

TUESDAY, Sept. 6

Beef & noodles, carrots, buttered beets, lime-sprinkled pears, cookie, roll, milk.


Herbed pork roast, baked potato, sour cream, green beans w/onions, cake, roll, milk.

Marion senior center

We welcomed the Aulne United Methodist Church class on Aug. 19. They were celebrating the birthdays of Don Fruechting, Archie Stenzel, Eugene Just and Bill Scriven, who were all present for the event.

Jean Pierce also celebrated her birthday that day, bringing treats for her 91st year. The next week, Larry Blos­ser brought treats for his Aug. 23 birthday.

Our program on Aug. 24 was given by Heather Fay, who talked about the chiropractic services offered. Her husband, Paul, will also be joining the business.

The September menus will be available on Aug. 30 at the center. Stop by and pick one up. Come join us Sept. 7 when the program will be given by Wanda Williams, whose piano playing was requested by her fans at the senior center.

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

— Janet Bryant, director


Swiss steak, baked potato, green beans w/onions, tossed salad, fruit cup. whole wheat bread.


Mushroom-hamburger steak, baked potato, broccoli, fruit cup, whole wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 2

Pulled pork w/bun, baked potato wedges, carrot slaw w/raisins, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 5

Closed for Labor Day.

TUESDAY, Sept. 6

Chef’s salad w/chicken. crackers, muffin, fruit cup, milk.


Grilled hamburger w/bun, onions, to­matoes, lettuce, baked potato wedges, watermelon, milk.


Hasn’t this weather been a breath of fresh air?

We still get some humidity and heat but when the nights cool off—yea.

School is in full swing here, and it looks like the little ones are learning how to line up and have lots of smiles in the morning. I think they are glad school is in session.

At least that’s how it seems at the Peabody Burns Ele­men­tary School, but not sure if it’s the same at Pea­body Junior/Senior High School.

This week we did the chair massages with Shirley Davis on Monday, tai chi and our business meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday, and Olympic trivia, which was fun. Surprised how many seniors remembered the Olympics and who did what.

We learned how to super charge our mind and body, of course with spinach, naps, video games and lots of exercise.

Tai chi class didn’t meet Aug. 30, but classes will continue Sept. 1 and 2, and the last class Sept 13.

Our Labor Day brunch is at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2. It will include a breakfast casserole, blue­berry muffin or cinnamon roll, and coffee, tea, water or juice. It’s delicious food and good company.

The center will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, for the Labor Day weekend. For those who would like frozen meals for the weekend, orders must be placed on or before Aug. 31.

We will deliver the frozen meals on Friday, Sept. 2, with our other regular deliveries.

Thank you so much for all your support. We couldn’t do this without your help.

We have a lot of neat projects in the planning stages that we hope to start in September. Watch for reports, and we will keep you updated.

We will still continue the massages, our card games, Dinner with the Doctor, tai chi and maybe a few “crafty” projects.

Diabetes classes are still being taught at Indian Guide, 501 N. Vine, Peabody, starting at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 1, 6 and 13 with Gayla Ratzlaff and Barb Smith.

The suggested price for meals is $3.50 for people 60 and older, and $5.25 for those 59 and younger. Meals are available by home delivery, pickup or dine-in. Please call for a reservation. Frozen meals are also available.

For more information or to make a lunch reservation, call 620-983-2226 or stop by 106 N. Walnut St.

Be sure to watch out for the children with school starting soon.

— Lou Ann Bowlin


Smothered chicken breast, mash potatoes, green beans, fruit, wheat bread, milk.


Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, vegetables, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 2

Brunch starts at 9:30 a.m.—Break­fast casserole, blueberry muffin, cinnamon roll, milk, coffee, tea.

MONDAY, Sept. 5

Closed for Labor Day.

TUESDAY, Sept. 6

Spaghetti w/meat sauce, tossed salad, w/dressing, garlic bread, milk.


Roast pork w/gravy, sweet potato, vegetable, applesauce cake, wheat bread, milk.

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