Senior Scribbles (February 21, 2018)

HILLSBORO senior center

We want to thank everyone who came to our Val­entine dinner.

We had a great turnout. Haris Zafar will be here at 11 a.m. Wednesday to do hearing aid checks. Show and Tell is Friday, Feb. 21, and if someone plans to participate, bring something to show.

Our birthday dinner is at noon, Monday, Feb. 26, and will are having a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday March 10. More information will appear in a later article.

We need more volunteers, and if someone might want to help out, please let us know.

Anyone who works that day will have lunch free.

The motorcycle drawing will be soon. We are planning to set a date in March and tickets are still being sold. The cost for a chance is $10, with all proceeds going to the senior center.

We have some great programs coming up in March and the new menus will be coming out shortly.

We want to thank our board members for all they do, and to everyone for their 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


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


Smothered pork cutlet, baked sweet potato, fruit, fruit, cookie, milk.

FRIDAY, Feb. 23

Creamy turkey bake, roasted red potatoes, Brussels sprouts, fruit muffin, graham crackers, milk.

MONDAY, Feb. 26

Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, lima beans, fruit, wheat bread, cupcakes.

TUESDAY, Feb. 27

Nacho chicken bake, pinto beans, pea salad, fruit, cornbread, brownie.


Vegetable soup, hamburger on bun, lettuce, tomato, fruit, cinnamon baked apples, milk.

Marion senior center

Our head cook is back and we are glad to have her preparing meals again.

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


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


Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, cake, fruit, whole wheat roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Feb. 23

Baked fish, tator tots, carrot salad, rosy pears, bread slice, milk.

MONDAY, Feb. 26

Smothered pork chops, hashbrown casserole, broccoli, apple crisp, whole wheat roll, milk.

TUESDAY, Feb. 27

Hamburger steak, creamed peas, potatoes, Jell-O, whole wheat roll, milk.


Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, onions, cinnamon apples, whole wheat roll, milk


We hope everyone enjoyed Valentine’s Day. We sure did. Our volunteers finished their project and completed 150 homemade Valen­tines for Peabody Health and Rehab, Westview Manor, our home deliveries and pick-ups, and our volunteers.

It was such a fun, busy day, celebrating birthdays, getting free back massages by Rachel Gfeller, listening to piano music by Sonja Koslowsky, and having pastor Angela DeFisher giving our Lenten devotion, and of course, the Valentine’s Day celebration. Thank you all for being here.

Peabody Health will be coming at 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday to give free blood pressure readings.

Marta Billings will be giving a program on Eat, Smart and Live Smart on Feb. 26-26 and March 1-2 after lunch.

Lenten devotions will be presented by local pastors and laymen every Wednesday through March 21. The Peabody Methodist Church is having a free soup supper from 5:30-6:45 p.m. every Wednesday night through March 21.

We are still looking for volunteers to help in the kitchen, drivers and, yes, even card players. Anyone up for that? Our center lost a special volunteer, Martha Fisher, last week. She will be remembered as a very caring, giving and ornery person, in other words, fun to be around.

Stop by, pick up our March menu, and have lunch with us.

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


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


Ham, baked sweet potato, corn, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Feb. 23

Chili w/crackers, carrot & celery sticks, cinnamon roll, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, Feb. 26

Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, fruit, blueberry muffin, wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Feb. 27

Chicken pot pie, fruit, milk.


Lenten Devotions. Goulash, corn, tossed salad, fruit, wheat bread, milk.