Senior Scribbles (March 8, 2017)

hillsboro senior center

Welcome to the month of March, but we need rain or snow and hopefully we will get that soon.

We have games and fellowship every Monday and bingo on Wednesdays after lunch. Every Friday, Esther Funk plays piano music at lunch.

Just a reminder that Daylight Saving Time is March 12, and we will spring forward. If anyone has a program idea let us know.

We need volunteers and substitute Meals on Wheels drivers. If anyone in school needs volunteer hours, please let us know. Anyone at any age can come join us at the center.

The suggested donation for meals for people 60 and over is $3.50 and those age 59 and under is $5.25.

We are sincerely grateful to our volunteers and board mem­bers.

For more information, call 620-947-2304, or stop by 212 N. Main St., Hillsboro.

— Brenda Moss, director

Wednesday, March 8

Cavatini, spinach salad, tomato slices, lima beans, sliced oranges, garlic bread, milk.


Hot roast beef sandwich, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, baked apples, pudding, milk.

FRIDAY, March 10

Catfish or chicken pattie, roasted potatoes, cauliflower, pears, cookie bar, roll, milk.

Monday, March 13

Chil, coleslaw, peaches, cinnamon roll, milk.

Tuesday, March 14

Chicken enchilada casserole, tossed salad, Mandarin oranges, cornbread, milk.

Wednesday, March 15

Smothered pork cutlet, baked sweet potato, mixed vegetables, applesauce, oatmeal cake, roll, milk

Marion senior center

We are championship savers for projects. Now we are saving Best Choice labels for preschool. This is a new brand sold at Carlson’s in Marion. Bring them on into us.

We welcomed the Aulne Church group Feb. 23. They celebrated Loretta Keazer, born Feb. 29, so she was only 17 in 2017.

We helped two people celebrate on Feb. 24. Sue Clough brought cupcakes and Barb Smith provided ice cream on their shared birthday.

Our program March 1 was given by Joyce Duke, helped by daughter Anita Schmidt. She showed some of her quilts and talked about quilt documentation and care of them. Sue Clough showed the quilt she was given when she retired as a nurse.

Shirley Bowers showed one she received with names on it when she retired as site manager of Marion Senior Center.

She also had a family remembrance quilt.

Come join us March 15 for Senior Center Day. The program will be given by Chris Costello talking about his drone.

Meals are $3.50 for those age 60 and older, and $5.25 for age 59 and younger.

For more information about reservations or volunteering, call 620-382-2942 or stop by 309 S. Third St.

— Janet Bryant, director


Pork roast, baked sweet potatoes, spinach, pears, whole wheat rolls, milk.


Bierock casserole, roasted red potatoes, peas, fruit cocktail, cookie, milk.

FRIDAY, March 10

Baked fish, mixed vegetables, coleslaw, peaches, orange juice cookies, whole wheat rolls, milk.

MONDAY, March 13

Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, lima beans, peaches, whole wheat roll, milk.

TUESDAY, March 14

Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, apricots, cake, whole wheat rolls, milk.


Smothered steak, mashed potatoes, spinach salad, fruit, cake, whole wheat rolls, milk.


Pastor Angela DeFisher gave the message March 8 for Lent.

We will have a pastor each Wednesday to give a message during Lent, and we are grateful to those who volunteer.

Birthday dinner is Thursday, March 9, so please if you have a birthday this month, share it with us. Call in and make a reservation, and we will celebrate it with you.

The meal is a chicken dinner with all the trimmings, including a birthday cake for everyone to share.

During dinner, Sonja Koslowsky plays the piano and then Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator, Marion County Department on Aging, will give the program. She will talk about ideas and what is available for seniors in our county.

Monday, March 13, is our board meeting and Friday, March 17, Peabody Senior Center is hosting the Senior Citizens Marion County meeting.

A dear acquaintance paid us a visit at the center. She is recovering from a stroke, and she and her daughter had dinner with us.

March menus are available and maybe someone might find a meal they can’t pass up.

Meals are $3.50 for age 60 and older, and $5.25 for age 59 and younger.

For more information or to make meal reservations, call 620-983-2226. And, for those who can’t come in, call and we will deliver.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager

Wednesday, March 8

Egg, sausage, hashbrown bake, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.


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

FRIDAY, March 10

Tator tot casserole, lettuce salad, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

Monday, March 13

Chicken w/rice, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

Tuesday, March 14

Beefy pepper bake, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

Wednesday, March 15

Roast pork w/gravy, sweet or baked potato, vegetable, wheat bread, milk, applesauce cake.

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