Senior Scribbles (July 3, 2013)


We decided to cancel the center fundraiser Wednesday, July 3.

Instead, we are planning an ice cream social in August. More information will follow in the near future.

Here we are in July and we encourage everyone to drink lots of water during the hot days. If you need to cool off, stop by the center where we love to see you.

We are having chair massages July 3, but appointments are needed. We will be closed July 4 and 5.

We will be reading a poem on the old ice cream tub and hope others can come join us for lunch and a program soon.

Anyone who has a program they would like to share is asked to call and let us know.

I would like to thank everyone who helps support our center and all our volunteers and board members for their hard work. Thanks also to head cook Janis Wright for her great meals, assistant cook Norma Cabeen and the dishwashers.

We work as a great team to keep the center going.

Remember anyone can come enjoy a great meal and great fellowship with us. We also have an answering machine for people to leave a message the night before if they want to join us the next day.

The cost is $3.15 for people 60 and older or $5 for those 59 and under.

For more information or to make a reservation, come by 212 N. Main St. on or before 9 a.m. the day of the meal or call 620-947-2304.

? Brenda Moss, director



Liver & onions (alternative: hamburger steak), baked potatoes, broccoli, vegetable, pudding, bread, milk.



FRIDAY, July 5

Beef stroganoff over noodles, mixed vegetables, zucchini/pepper slaw, fruit w/topping, bread, milk.

MONDAY, July 8

Beef & macaroni, carrots, marinated tomato salad, Jell-O w/topping, bread, milk.


Chef?s salad, fruit muffin, summer fruit cup, alternate of hamburger/bun, sliced tomatoes & onions, milk.


Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes, spinach salad, peaches, sherbet, bread, milk.



We?re waiting for people to bring us their surplus garden produce. Maybe it?s not at the surplus-point yet.

Robin Nelson, who is a dining room volunteer, brought in some flowers from her yard to share with us.

The newsletter crew came in June 24 to assemble the pages and put address labels on. They were Elsie Reiswig, Mary Ann Timm, Pat Busey, Nora Richter, Jane Makovec, Shirley Moore, Fred Puttroff, Al and Gloria Ash and Wanda Hamm. The newsletter was supervised by Lanell Hett and Gayla Ratzlaff, director of Marion County Department on Aging.

Mary Hett brought cookies to celebrate her birthday.

Virginia Downing showed the door prize she won at the county board meeting in Burns. It was a crafty candleholder decorated in a patriotic fashion.

We welcomed Hilltop Manor residents on June 26.

Our program was given by pianist Wanda Williams and one of her students, Sydney Williams.

Come join us July 10 for a musical program given by Gerry Henderson and Keith Allison.

We are closed July 4.

For information on volunteering, renting the senior center building or making a lunch reservation, call 620-382-2942 by 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 309 S. Third St.

? Janet Bryant, director



Swiss steak, rice, yellow squash, peaches, whole wheat roll, dessert brought by speaker from Harden House, milk.



FRIDAY, July 5

Chicken salad sandwich, sliced tomatoes, potato salad, fruit, chocolate chip cookie, milk.

MONDAY, July 8

Barbecued chicken, sweet potatoes, green beans, fruit, whole wheat rolls, milk.


Beef & macaroni, carrots, marinated tomato salad, fruit, Jell-O, whole wheat rolls, milk.


Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli/cauliflower, fruit, whole wheat rolls, milk.



What a beautiful way to start out July?certainly something we haven?t seen the last couple years.

Cool temperatures, mild breezes and wonderful weather to be out and about in.

Remember we will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week in observance of Independence Day.

We hope everyone who needed freezer meals for the long weekend contacted us. We also hope all of you are enjoying the events that are scheduled because a lot of planning goes into them for everyone to enjoy.

Coming events include the monthly birthday dinner July 11. If you have a July birthday, please call and make a reservation to celebrate with us. If your birthday is a different month, make your reservation anyway and help us celebrate July birthdays. It?s always a delicious meal.

We will have Jill Moore with us from Hesston Wellness Center presenting ways to be ?Living Healthy and Happier, Longer.?

Now that sounds like a good plan.

On birthday dinner day we also have free blood pressure checks provided by Peabody Care Center.

They are here from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., so be sure to take advantage of this service at your senior center.

We also have ?Dinner with the Doctor,? scheduled for July 15.

This is an excellent time to come down because Randolph Whitely, medical doctor, always provides us with medical tips for living better. Please remember to call your reservations in for this program and meal, also.

Stop by the senior center at 106 N. Walnut or call us at 620-983-2226 to reserve a meal or for information.

We have an answering machine to leave a message.

Come by and share a meal with us for only $3.15 if you are age 60 or older, and for those under age 60, the meal is still reasonable at $5.

We also have some that come in for coffee early in the morning and you might want to join them for the ?latest news.?

? Ruth Lott, site manager



Ham salad sandwich, macaroni salad, fruit, milk



FRIDAY, July 5


MONDAY, July 8

Barbecued pork, tater tots, coleslaw, fruit, milk.


Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, dressing, peach cobbler, whole wheat bread, milk.


Chef salad, roll, fruit, cookie, milk.

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