Senior Scribbles (Feb. 8, 2012)

hillsboro senior center

The center is having LeOra Grunau provide entertainment at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, and everyone is encouraged to wear their red hats for Valentine’s.

Haris Zafar is here at 11 a.m. Feb. 15, followed by a business meeting with the board.

Tickets are still available for the center’s Valentine’s dinner Feb. 18. The cost is $100 per person and includes the meal and entertainment. All proceeds from the event go toward the betterment of the center.

Meals are $2.75 for those 60 and older and $4.50 for ages 59 and younger and we hope others will come join us.

It’s a great price for a meal and fellowship. For those who would like to volunteer from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., meals are free on the day of work.

For more information on volunteering, appointments or other center activities, call 620-947-2304 before 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

— Brenda Moss, director


Fish with alternate entree, potato, broccoli and cheese, fruit bread, cook’s choice on dessert, milk.


Pork roast, hashbrown casserole, mixed vegetables, bread, cinnamon apples, milk.

FRIDAY, Feb. 10

Chili, Cardinal vegetable salad, cinnamon rolls, fruit, dessert, milk.

MONDAY, Feb. 13

Turkey slice, sweet potato, green beans, cranberry sauce, surprise dessert, milk.

TUESDAY, Feb. 14

Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrot salad, bread, strawberry shortcake, milk.


Good casserole, Waldorf salad, bread, fruit bars, milk.

Marion senior center

Did we just have the most amazing January, weather-wise, or what? It helped to keep people coming in to eat with us.

We shared a bit of Kansas trivia Jan. 27 as we continue to be proud of Kansas.

We welcomed many of the county board members Jan. 30. It was a surprise for Lanell Hett and her 30-year recognition as the secretary in the county’s Department on Aging. She now works mornings only.

Evelyn Jewett announced the winner of the Dresden plate quilt. It was won by Keith and Norine Holtsclaw, who placed the highest bid.

Noreen Porter of Good Shepherd Hospice gave a presentation on Feb. 1. She also distributed a handout on the hospice circle of care.

Come join us Feb. 15 for Senior Center Day. The program will be given by Janet Hett Plank and family.

Proud Kansans from Tampa, Hillsboro, Peabody and Marion County celebrated Kansas Day Jan. 29 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church. They enjoyed a pioneer meal of beef stew, homemade bread and fruit pie served by Eastmoor United Methodist women.

Following lunch, Gayla Ratzlaff, director of the Marion County Department on Aging, introduced the Kansas Day performer, Ann Birney of “Ride Into History,” portrayed by Julia Archibald Holmes, who walked the Santa Fe Trail, often wearing bloomers. She was the first woman to reach the top of Pike’s Peak.

The celebration ended with Sue Clough leading everyone in singing, “Home on the Range.”

This was the 12th annual Kansas Day celebration provided in Marion by the Marion County Democratic Women.

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


Wellness Clinic: Chili, crackers, Cardinal vegetable salad, cinnamon rolls, tropical fruit, milk.


Turkey a la King, coleslaw, strawberry shortcake, whole wheat rolls, milk.

FRIDAY, Feb. 10

Herbed chicken, scalloped potatoes, spinach, fresh fruit, whole wheat rolls, milk.

MONDAY, Feb. 13

Chicken and vegetable casserole, tossed salad, five-cup salad, whole wheat rolls, milk.

TUESDAY, Feb. 14

Yankee pot roast, boiled potatoes and gravy, carrots and onions, peaches, whole wheat rolls, milk.


Senior Center Day: Chicken and dumplings, V8 juice, cornbread, four seasons fruit, cookie, milk.

Peabody senior center

The center is making Valentines for the local nursing home. We thought this would be something fun for us to do and maybe touch those “young at heart.” Everyone loves to receive a special Valentine.

Our birthday dinner is Feb. 9, and is oven-fried chicken. We will also have blood pressure checks before lunch that day from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. This is something the Peabody Care Center does for us each month.

Be sure to arrive early enough to take advantage of this wonderful free service.

After lunch Jean Newfield will present a program about crosses. She is always informative and interesting. Be sure to call early enough to be included on this special day.

We are located at 106 N. Walnut and regular hours at the center are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

We do extend those hours when we have special events or activities.

Please call in your reservations for a meal the day before you plan to eat at 620-983-2226. We have an answering machine that will pick up if we are not here.

Meals are a suggested donation of $2.75 if you are 60 or above and $4.50 if you are not yet 60.

— Ruth Lott, site manager


Beef tips, mashed potatoes, corn, bread, apricots, milk.


Birthday dinner: Chicken, potatoes, gravy, green beans, rolls, milk, fruit, birthday cake.

FRIDAY, Feb. 10

Pork roast, hashbrown casserole, mixed vegetables, bread, cinnamon apples, milk.

MONDAY, Feb. 13

Board meeting: Chicken and vegetable casserole, tossed salad, fruit, bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Feb. 14

Barbecue beef, bun, tator tots, carrots, Jell-O, milk.


Ham, baked potatoes, vegetables, bread, Emerald pears, milk.

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