Senior Scribbles (Dec. 12, 2012)

hillsboro senior center

We would like to remind everyone if there is inclement weather, to please watch the local news channels as we will have it on the bottom of the screen if we are closed because of the weather.

We don?t go by the school schedule. Instead, we decide if it?s safe for you to get out and eat at the center. Please keep this in mind.

We are playing Bingo Wednesday, Dec. 12 after lunch and Dec. 13, if you will bring your wrapping paper and gifts, I can help with wrapping.

We have a program at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 14 with Manirva Earple Hickenooper. It should be a fun time. We hope to see as many people as possible.

Haris Zafar will be here at 11 a.m. Dec. 19 to do hearing checks.

Anyone planning to attend the Christmas dinner should sign up by Dec. 12 so our cook can know how much to prepare. The meal is at noon on Dec. 21.

Just a reminder that we will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 for the Christmas holidays. If you need frozen meals, please let us know so they can be prepared and ready.

We hope those who can join us for a meal will plan to do so in the near future. We also need volunteers. If interested, please call the center.

The center is open to anyone at any age. For those age 60 and over, the cost for lunch is $2.75 and those 59 and under, $4.50, or whatever they can pay.

We are grateful to the senior center staff and volunteers for their hard work.

The deadline to make reservations for lunch is 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

For more information about volunteering or other center activities, call 620-947-2304.

? Brenda Moss, director


Chicken & rice casserole, cauliflower, blushing pears, vanilla wafers, bread, milk.


Barbecued pulled pork, potato salad, California blend, fruit salad, frosted cake, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 14

Fish patty with alternate of chicken & noodles, tater tots, lima beans, fruited Jell-O, bread, milk

MONDAY, Dec. 17

Roast beef, mashed potatoes, spinach, angel food cake with strawberries, bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 18

Spaghetti with meat sauce, carrots, rosy applesauce, bread, milk.


Roast pork, baked beans, winter squash, fruit salad, cornbread, milk.


Marion senior center

We?ve started our Christmas carol singing, one per day before lunch.

Shirley Bowers is using a list of favorites and plays each one for us to sing.

Clayton Hamm provided ice cream cups for his birthday Dec. 3. He also brought in turnips to give away.

Look at our menu on the local television channel, in the post office or Carlson?s Grocery.

Pick your favorite meal and come eat with us.

Senior Center Day is Dec. 19. The Marion High School Singers will perform after lunch.

For more information on volunteering, renting the senior center building, or making a lunch reservation, call 620-382-2942 by 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 309 S. Third St.

? Janet Bryant, director


Wellness Clinic: Baked pork chop, sweet potatoes, green beans, peaches, whole wheat rolls, milk.


Pinto beans with ham, boiled potatoes, peas & carrots, cornbread, apricots, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 14

Chicken enchiladas, refried beans, mixed fruit, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 17

Board meeting: Minestrone soup, blushing apples, cornbread, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 18

Chicken & noodles, peas, fruit cocktail, cookie, whole wheat roll, milk.


MHS Singers: Meatloaf, boiled potatoes, gravy, broccoli, fruit salad, milk.


Peabody senior center

It seems like the hustle and bustle of the holidays has come upon us in full force.

Now with the cold weather, it is beginning to seem a lot like Christmas. I would wish everyone a wonderful holiday season, and hopefully a slower paced one as the holiday approaches.

We still have a lot of scheduled events for this month and invite others to look over the list and join us for as many activities as you can. It looks like an exciting holiday line up.

We will host the Light Tour Wednesday, Dec. 12. We have a bus and driver reserved from the school to pick up people at the center and both nursing homes.

We will drive the streets of Peabody and view the beautiful light displays and then return to the center for cookies, treats, and hot chocolate or coffee.

During refreshment time Sonja Koslowsky will play Christmas music on the piano. If you would like a ride to the school bus, please call the center to let us know. Anyone else planning to go needs to be at the center by 5:45 p.m. We would love to see everyone.

Our monthly board meeting is at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 17. Anyone is invited to attend this meeting to add their input into activities and plans of the senior center. After all, this is your center, too.

We will have our monthly business meeting Dec. 18 and a covered dish luncheon.

We have not had a covered dish in quite awhile, so we are looking forward to it and hope everyone will bring a favorite recipe and join the party.

Vada Ann McPheeters will be joining us that day for piano Christmas carols and a sing-along. During Christmas that is fun and, of course, the more the merrier.

Christmas brunch is on the first day of winter, Dec 21. Kim Nellans, our cook, always fixes a delicious breakfast casserole with a choice of blueberry coffee cake or cinnamon rolls.

This is nice because those joining us can have a good breakfast with friends and family before leaving on their Christmas holiday or welcoming incoming guests.

The Marion County monthly board meeting is at noon that day in Marion. If you would like to attend, be sure to make your reservations with them.

We will be providing frozen meals for anyone who would want them over the Christmas holiday. All that needs to be done is to call and request delivery. We will have them out the week of Dec. 17. These are the regular meals and need only to be put in the oven and heated or placed on a microwave plate and heated that way. These are convenient meals to have around at anytime. We will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and 25 for the holidays.

Finally, for a big end of year celebration, we will have Bob and the Boys playing New Year’s Eve. Make your reservations early so we can be ready for the “grand finale.?

We will be eating at our regular time of 11:45 a.m. and the band will play after lunch.

We are located at 106 S. Walnut or call, 620-983-2226.

Meals have a suggested price of $2.75 for those 60 and over and $4.50 for those 59 and under.

? Ruth Lott, site manager


Christmas Light Tour @ 6 p.m.: Swiss steak, potatoes, vegetables, apple crisp, whole what bread, milk.


Pork roast, potatoes, buttered cabbage, fruit cobbler, whole wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 14

Vegetable soup, barbecue chicken on bun, tapioca pudding, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 17

Board meeting: Beefy pepper bake, vegetable, fruit salad, whole wheat roll, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 18

Covered dish: Bring a favorite Christmas food and a friend (See information above).


Beef stew, fruit cobbler, wheat roll, milk.

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