Senior Scribbles (December 20, 2017)

hillsboro senior center

The center’s fundraising event will continue through January with chances sold for a motorcycle.

Thus far, 93 tickets were sold, but we are hoping to sell all 300 tickets available.

Anyone interested in buying a ticket, but can’t get to the center before 2 p.m. can also call us at 620-947-4155.

At the Dec. 19 board meeting, voting begins for board members and will continue through Friday, Dec. 22.

The annual Christmas dinner is Thursday, Dec. 21. For a re­servation, call soon.

The center is closed on Christmas, Monday, Dec. 25.

The monthly birthday dinner is Tuesday, Dec. 26,

Pool players are wanted to join other men playing the game from 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Currently, players are shooting pool until about 3 p.m. with more people welcome to participate.

Anybody who would like to volunteer, please give us a call. We are needing help, and volunteers get their meal free the day they work.

From all of us at the center, we wish everyone many blessings this holiday season.

Meal reservations are due by 10 a.m.

—Brenda Moss, director


Barbecue chicken with bun, potato salad, green beans, mixed fruit, oatmeal raisin cookie, milk.


Christmas dinner with spiral ham, cheesy hashbrowns, scalloped corn, Jell-O with fruit, poke cake, dinner roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 22

Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, pineapple, roll, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 25

Closed for Christmas.

TUESDAY, Dec. 26

Pork cutlet, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, three-bean salad, apple cobbler, roll, milk.


Baked fish or breaded chicken fingers, baked beans, coleslaw, orange juice cookie, peaches, roll, milk.

Marion senior center

We observed Pearl Harbor Day on Dec. 7, which commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during World War II.

Shirley Bowers and Joan Meyer shared their memories of that day.

We have a memorial box out for Ivanlee Timm to be used at the senior center. He was a very important volunteer for years at the center. Please come in and contribute.

I want to thank Lucille Bitner for her expertise in setting up a new fax machine and a telephone-answering machine.

We welcomed the Marion High School Singers Dec. 13. They helped create a Christmas atmosphere.

Come join us Dec. 27 when our program will be given by Randolph Whitely, Peabody physician.

We are closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Looking ahead: Elvis will provide entertainment at 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at the center.

We have brochures for Heartland Travel trips. Come pick one up.

Meals are $3.50 for 60-plus and $5.25 for 59 and under.

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

— Janet Bryant, director


Roast beef, gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, pears, cookie, whole wheat roll.


Vegetable beef soup, tossed salad, applesauce cake, crackers.

FRIDAY, Dec. 22

Ham, baked sweet potatoes, creamed peas applesauce, oatmeal cooke, whole wheat roll.

MONDAY, Dec. 25

Closed for Christmas.

TUESDAY, Dec. 26

Hamburger on a bun, baked beans, french fries, marinated tomato salad, cake.


Pork roast, sweet potatoes, spinach, seasonal fruit, cornbread.


We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Be sure to mark your calendar for Dec. 29 for our New Year Piazza Party with Bob Delk and the Boys. They will be here to help us welcome the New Year. You can call in your reservation for dinner or come by to listen to the music.

Birthday Dinner was held Dec. 13 with many celebrating. Our friends from the Aulne Methodist Church also came to have lunch with us. Physician Randolph Whitely gave a program on cancer, and Sonja Koslowsky played the piano.

It was a beautiful night for our Holiday Christmas Light Tour. What an evening! We had over 28 people participate, not counting our volunteers who served the hot chocolate and homemade cookies. Our Peabody Senior Center sponsors this light tour each year with the help of our volunteers. Roy Young drove the school bus, which our school district provided. A big thank you for all who helped to put this tour together.

Some residents from Peabody Health and Rehab came and had dinner with us Dec. 14. It was great to se a lot of our friends. The business meeting and our Christmas Dinner served lamb or ham and all the trimmings Tuesday, Dec. 19.

The center will be closed Monday, Dec. 25. Order a frozen meal if needed. We will deliver the frozen meals on Friday, Dec. 22, with our regular deliveries.

Meals are $3.50 for 60-plus and $5.25 for 59 and under. You are always welcome to stop in and stay a spell. Call for a reservation at 620-983-2226.

Emergency meals are now at our center. These are designed for use if electricity goes out. We encourage you to order one or two of these meals to have as a backup. They will keep for a year on your shelf.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


Chicken noodle casserole, biscuit, carrots, fruit, milk.


Taco burger, chips, corn, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 22

Sausage gravy and biscuits, blueberry muffin, cinnamon roll, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 25

Closed for Christmas.

TUESDAY, Dec. 26

Spaghetti with meat sauce, salad with dressing, garlic bread, cake, fruit, milk.


Beef stew, cornbread, tossed salad, fruit cocktail cake, milk.

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