Senior Scribbles (Mar. 16, 2011)

hillsboro senior center

The warmer weather has been a welcome sight.

Haris Zafar will be speaking at the center March 16 and afterward will conduct hearing aid checks. Following Zafar’s discussion, the board will have a business meeting.

The Relay for Life quilt will be at the center March 17. Try to stop by and see it.

The Capital Management Group will be speaking at 12:30 p.m. March 21.

We want to thank our volunteers, Meals on Wheels drivers and kitchen staff for working with our new head cook and making him feel welcome.

For more information or to consider providing a program, call 620-947-2304. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

— Brenda Moss, director




THURSDAY, March 17

Beef and noodles, braised cabbage in citrus, wheat bread, Mandarin oranges, milk.

FRIDAY, March 18

Baked fish or alternate, parslied potatoes, winter mix, wheat bread, peaches, milk.

MONDAY, March 21

Salisbury steak, potato wedges, baked squash, wheat bread, easy fruit dessert, milk.

TUESDAY, March 22

Chicken and rice casserole, broccoli, wheat bread, apricots, bread.


Roast beef, mashed potatoes, corn, wheat bread, tropical fruit, milk.


GOESSEL senior center

Thank you to all who attended and gave generously to our fundraiser for an automatic door opener last Friday.

The Wendy’s chili and homemade pie were delicious and the Heritage quartet’s music was beautiful.

Donations from that day totaled $1,065. Together with the $500 grant we received we are getting close to what we need for the automatic door opener.

Wednesday programs include March 16, Eric Reed of the Goessel police, discussing home security for Seniors on March 16; Susan Krehbiel, a local nurse practitioner, talking about diet on March 23 and Vern Goering will tell about wooden toys for tots March 30. We look forward to these programs and hope you will be able to join us for them or for any meal.

Call 620-367-2275 to make meal reservations. Office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

— Denise Woelk and

LeNora Duerksen

AGAPE Center co-site managers



Beef & noodles, braised cabbage, carrots, rolls, milk, Mandarin oranges.

THURSDAY, March 17

Ham, pork gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, rolls, milk, 24-hour fruit salad.

FRIDAY, March 18

Baked fish, parsley potatoes, winter mix, rolls, milk, peaches.

MONDAY, March 21

Salisbury steak, potato wedges, baked squash, rolls, milk, easy fruit dessert.

TUESDAY, March 22

Chicken and rice casserole, broccoli, rolls, apricots, milk.


Roast beef, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, corn, rolls, milk, tropical fruit.


Marion senior center

Isn’t March a fun month, weather-wise, particularly in Kansas? Senior citizens are adaptable, which is how we survive. Sharing good food and good conversations are all part of the process.

We welcome Jackie Hett as a dining room volunteer once a week. Rhonda Brenzikofer celebrated her birthday with us March 7. Margene Dornbush was also our cook that day. It was the first day off Theresa Graham has had since becoming head cook.

Shirley Bowers brought in a sunflower wall hanging. She proceeded to sew it to cardboard to place on our easel. A new skill she claimed.

We sent two new people out to deliver meals March 8. Nate Thompson and Doug Fisher live in Hillsboro, but with two pages of diagrams, managed to deliver and return.

Barbie’s birthday was March 9. Shirley Bowers displayed Barbie, Ken, Midge and Skipper. We sang “Happy Birthday” and treats were provided.

I attended the quarterly meeting of county nutrition site managers in Goessel. We all have meals to make up when bad weather caused us to close.

Joe Pickett, St. Luke Hospital, gave a presentation on bone density tests, which determines possible osteoporosis.

Come join us March 23. Garland Shuff of Progressive Home Health and Hospice will be speaking.

Dick Varenhorst, chair of Marion’s sesquicentennial, will be at the center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays to accept photos for the second “Marion Memories” book. Photos must be pre-1975.

For more information on programs or to make a lunch reservation, 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



Chicken-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, Ambrosia.

THURSDAY, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day: Barbecued meatballs, noodles Romanoff, carrots, strawberry shortcake and whole wheat rolls.

FRIDAY, March 18

Fish, macaroni & cheese, winter mix, apricots, whole wheat rolls.

MONDAY, March 21

Herb-baked chicken, baked potatoes, mixed veggies, apricots, whole wheat rolls.

TUESDAY, March 22

Baked steak, potato wedges, carrots, pears, whole wheat rolls.


Chicken breast on rice, creamed peas, peaches, whole wheat rolls.


Peabody senior center

The March 23-30 news and menus were not received in time for this week’s publication. For more information or to find out what is on the menu, call the center at 620-983-2226 or stop by the facility at 106 Walnut St.

To reserve a mid-day meal leave a message the evening before you plan to eat. We’ll be happy to serve you.

— Linda Wetta, correspondent



Beef and noodles, braised cabbage, carrots, wheat bread, Mandarin oranges.

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