Senior Scribbles (Jan. 18, 2012)

hillsboro senior center

Haris Zafar will not be here Jan. 18 as originally scheduled. He will be back Feb. 15, though.

A business meeting with the board of directors is set for 11 a.m. Jan. 18 at the center.

The Marion County Senior Center board will be here at 9 a.m. Jan. 20 and, we encourage others to attend.

The center?s next fundraising event is Feb. 18 at the Milk and Honey Bed &?Breakfast, 1362 E. U.S. Highway 56. The cost is $100 each. Everyone is asked to bring someone to this Valentine?s Day dinner. Entertainment is included.

Anyone at any age is welcome to join us for lunch.

Meals are $2.75 for those 60 and older and $4.50 for ages 59 and younger.

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 someone works.

We would like to thank Hillsboro State Bank for making copies of the calendars and menus each month.

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


Spaghetti casserole, mixed vegetables, bread stix, Jell-O with fruit, milk.


Ham potato casserole, green beans, bread stix, Jell-O with fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 20

Chef?s salad, V-8 juice, garlic bread, coffee cake, dessert, milk.

MONDAY, Jan.23

Hamburger steak, mushroom gravy, baked potatoes, beets, bread, apricot cobbler, milk.

TUESDAY, Jan. 24

Crock pot turkey, mashed potatoes, carrots, cinnamon apples, milk.


Barbecued chicken, potato wedges, bread, pineapple cheesecake, milk.

Marion senior center

Elvis was here, and we celebrated his Jan. 8 birthday on Jan. 6.

Marc Baker from Wichita sang Elvis songs and gave artificial pink roses to women.

As he did that, he also gave each of them a quick kiss on the cheek. Elvis will be returning in 2013.

Thelma Blosser celebrated her birthday Jan. 9 with a cake decorated for her and for Elvis. She had invited a number of friends to eat here for her special day.

The next day, Norma Kline brought homemade cookies for her birthday. We had another big food giveaway Jan. 11, including 500 pounds of baked goods, potatoes, oranges, apples, bananas and chicken quarters. Gene Winkler is a big part of these Kansas Food Bank distributors.

Robert Carlton spoke after lunch about the five wishes people have for their medical care decision-making when that person cannot verbalize for themselves.

Come join us Jan. 28 when Ted Hays, president and chief executive officer, of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in Newton will present the program.

Celebrate Kansas Day is at 1 p.m. Jan. 29 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, 105 Eastmoor Dr., Marion, with a hearty pioneer noon meal will be served by Eastmoor United Methodist Women.

Ann Birney of ?Ride Into History? will portray Julia Archibald Holmes, who traveled the Santa Fe Trail. She was the first white woman to climb to the top of Pike?s Peak, 10 miles west of Colorado Springs, Colo. Reservations are required and the meal is $10. Anyone interested in attending should call me at 620-382-3418.

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


Senior Center Day: Lasagna, spinach salad, bread sticks, strawberries & bananas, milk.


Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, whole wheat rolls, Jell-O with fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 20

Quiche, V-8 juice, coffee cake, fruit cocktail, milk.

MONDAY, Jan. 23

Hamburger steak, mushroom gravy, baked potatoes, beets, whole wheat rolls, apricots, milk.

TUESDAY, Jan. 24

Breaded pork chops, potato wedges, country tomatoes, whole wheat rolls, banana half, milk.


Barbecued chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, succotash, whole wheat rolls, pineapple, milk.

Peabody senior center

We are having a short week again with the celebration of Martin Luther King Day, but we will still have plenty to keep busy.

On Thursday, January 26 we are excited to have an art presentation by Showalter Villa in Hesston Jan. 26 after lunch.

This is a new program they have started so come and experience it with us. Their programs are always very interesting, so I’m sure none will be disappointed.

After the program we will have our monthly Wii bowling tournament, which is always a lot of fun but would be even more fun if you came down and enjoyed it with us.

No experience necessary, just put a smile on your face and an attitude of “fun” in your heart and you will have a good time.

If you have trouble reading papers and letters because of vision problems we may be able to assist you.

The family of Bill Krause has donated a viewing machine to the center to be used by any one in need.

We really appreciate this and invite anyone in the community that would benefit by it to come down and use it.

It is set up and ready to use, so feel free to come in and use it during our regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We do extend those hours when we have activities and we welcome people to use the viewing aid whether on a regular basis or for a specific occasion.

Please call in your reservations for a meal the day before you plan to eat by calling 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.

The center is located at 106 N. Walnut in Peabody.

? Ruth Lott, site manager


Turkey tetrazzini, spinach salad, strawberries, bananas, bread, milk.

cake, milk.


Swiss steak,mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, bread, Jell-O with fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 20

Ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, bread, pears, milk.

MONDAY, Jan. 23

Hamburger steak, mushroom gravy, baked potato, beets, bread, apricots, milk.

TUESDAY, Jan. 24

Baked fish (alternate of ribette), Au gratin potatoes, coleslaw, bread, citrus slices, milk.


Chili dog on bun, potato wedges, tossed salad, strawberries with topping, milk.

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