Senior Scribbles (January 3, 2018)

HILLSBORO senior center

We hope everyone has a happy new year. And, for those who haven’t been at the center for lunch, we hope those folks will consider joining us soon.

We are also in need of volunteers, and as an incentive, lunch is free the day someone helps.

Foot care is Tuesday, Jan. 2, and for those wanting this service, please call for an appointment.

In addition, foot care will also be Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Chances for a motorcycle are still available for $10 each. The center received a $500 matching grant to­wards the raffle, but we still have yet to meet our goal of 300 tickets. We are wanting to sell 188 more tickets. All proceeds will go to help the center.

Everyone is enjoying Jessica West’s cooking. She’s been with the center for about three months now and is our head cook.

She cooks everything from scratch that she can, and we have been getting our numbers back up. Jessica has been a blessing to our center. Please come and say hello to her soon.

We will announce our board members in the near future.

I want to thank everyone for supporting our center. I will be starting my 10th year and I continue to enjoy the work and meeting everyone who visits regularly or is there for the first time.

I will continue to do my best in making your senior center a fun place to come.

If anyone has a program they would like to share with us, please call. Those who present will get a meal that day. We look forward to seeing everyone. Many blessings.

—Brenda Moss,

site manager

Menus for Jan. 3-10 were unavailable at press time.

Marion senior center

Happy New Year to our volunteers who deliver Meals on Wheels or work in the dining room.

We had some special events right before Christmas. Barbara Harden brough in hot cider as a treat on Dec. 21. Then we had a bountiful table of goodies on Dec. 22, thanks to Bill and Vickie Kaemfe and others.

Santa Claus even came by. We had drawings for gifts conducted by Sue Clough. The meals were provided by David Goodman, who is the grandson of Irmagene Goodman. It was his Christmas gift to her.

Come join us Jan. 10 for a program.

It’s time to put on a poodle skirt, saddle oxfords and come on down to Marion Senior Center where Elvis is appearing at 7 p.m. Jan. 5.

Marc Baker will be at the center for an evening of rock and roll favorites.

The famous local Pinkettes plan to be present, too. We will play Elvis music and show DVD during our regular hours that day.

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

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

— Janet Bryant, director


Pork roast, sweet potatoes, mixed veggies, fruit and cookie, whole wheat roll.


Meatballs, red skin potatoes, peas, cherry crisp, tossed salad, whole wheat roll.

FRIDAY, Jan. 5

Baked fish, potato wedges, scalloped corn, coleslaw, mixed fruit, whole wheat roll.

MONDAY, Jan. 8

Beef stew, pickled beets, fruit cocktail, pudding, angel biscuit.


Polish sausage with bun, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, oven-baked zucchini, apple crisp.


Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, tossed salad, whole wheat roll, fantastic cake.


Happy New Year! For those who will be visiting out-of-town family, please drive safe.

Our birthday dinner is Jan. 10 with Randolph Whitely, Peabody physician, providing the program.

In addition to dinner with the doctor, Sonja Koslowsky will be playing the piano, and Rachel Gfeller will offer chair massages.

Please remember the center is closed Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Frozen meals can be ordered in advance for anyone who would like them. Frozen meals will be delivered Jan. 12 along with our regular deliveries.

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.

Emergency meals are now at our center. These meals are designed for use if the power goes out.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


Scalloped potatoes with ham, vegetable, fresh fruit and cookie, corn bread, milk.


Chili with crackers, cinnamon roll, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 5

Tater-tot casserole, blueberry muffin, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, Jan. 8

Mexican casserole, corn, fruit, milk.


bierrock casserole, vegetable, fruit, milk.


Baked chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, fruit, birthday cake, wheat roll, milk.