Senior Scribbles (February 14, 2018)

HILLSBORO senior center

We are unable to take anymore reservations for the Valentine’s Day meal at noon Feb. 14. Even though we can’t accept any other dine-in reservations, people can still get a meal at 11 a.m.

Our sing-a-long is Thurs­day, Feb. 15, after lunch.

We are working on fundraising ideas. One thought was having a St. Patrick’s Day meal, complete with corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, rolls and dessert, but we need to see how many people would want to come.

If somebody has any other ideas for a fundraising event to benefit the center, we would like to hear them.

We have a need for volunteers; anybody who helps will receive a free meal.

Anyone interested in substituting as a cook when our head cook needs time off, or for other reasons can’t make it in, please stop by and apply. This could be a great position for a retired person who wants to do some cooking.

We want to thank all our new board members and present board members for their time and support.

Don’t forget that we have meal tickets available for purchase, and they are good gift ideas.

For more information, or to find out about volunteering or program ideas, call 620-947-2304 or stop by 212 N. Main St., Hillsboro. You get a meal the day you help.

—Brenda Moss, director


Pork roast, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, fruit, roll, milk.


White chicken chili, corn, gelatin, peanut butter twist, milk.

FRIDAY, Feb. 16

Baked fish or chicken, macaroni & cheese, broccoli, carrots, applesauce, pumpkin squares, roll, milk.

MONDAY, Feb. 19

Country sausage gravy biscuits, cottage cheese w/peaches, tomatoes, juice, milk.

TUESDAY, Feb. 20

Chicken salad sandwich, potato wedges, marinated cucumbers & onions, fruit, cake, milk.


Taco soup, salad, dressing, cinnamon roll, peaches, milk.

Marion senior center

We understand that Punxsutawney Phil did see his shadow on Groundhog Day, predicting six more weeks of winter.

That day also was Wear Red Day to highlight women’s heart health. A lot of us did wear red that day.

Our head cook came back to work Feb. 5, glad to be back to prepare meals for us.

Our program Feb. 7 was given by Heather Fay of Fay Family Chiropractic. She gave us much information we can use.

Join us Feb. 21 for Senior Center Day.

Meals are $3.50 for age 60-plus and $5.25 for age 59 and under. For more information or to make meal reservations, call 620-382-2942 or stop by at 309 S. Third St., Marion.

— Janet Bryant, director


Ash Wednesday: Oven-baked fish, macaroni & cheese, carrots, applesauce, pumpkin squares, whole wheat roll, milk.


Smothered steak, baked potatoes, zucchini, fruit cup, cookie, whole wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Feb. 16

Salmon patties, mashed potatoes, pea salad, fruit, whole wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Feb. 19

Hamburger, bun, green beans, corn salad, apricots, apple cake, milk.

TUESDAY, Feb. 20

Shaker bean soup, coleslaw, peaches, cornbread, cookies, milk.


Senior Center Day: Meat loaf, baked potatoes, baked beans, fruit, whole wheat roll, milk.


Valentines are made and ready to deliver. Our volunteers spent many hours making them, and I know the special people receiving them will be delighted. A big thank you for all your hard work.

Our board meeting was held Monday, Feb. 12. The Birthday Dinner is Wednesday, Feb. 14, with Sonja Koslowsky at the piano, Rachel Gfeller doing chair massages and our first Lenten devotion to be given by pastor Angela DeFisher. Each Wednesday, starting Feb. 14, we will have a short Lenten devotion given by local pastors.

SCMC meeting will be held Friday, Feb. 16, in Durham. Peabody Health and Rehab will be at our center at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 to give free blood pressure readings. Take time and take advantage of this opportunity.

We are still in need for volunteers, so if you have an hour or two, you will be welcome. One day a week—kitchen duties or being a driver, plus lunch will be provided.

Meals are $3.50 for age 60-plus and $5.25 for age 59 and under. For more information or to make a reservation, call 620-983-2226.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


Birthday Dinner: Baked chicken, mash potatoes with gravy, green beans, fruit, birthday cake, wheat roll, milk.


Cheesy ham & potato soup, wheat bread, crackers, dessert, milk.

FRIDAY, Feb. 16

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

MONDAY, Feb. 19

Roast beef, potatoes, gravy, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Feb. 20

Grilled liver, onions or hamburger patty w/cooked onions, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.


Lenten Devotion: Smothered pork chop, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cinnamon applesauce, wheat bread, milk.

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