Senior Scribbles (May 11, 2016)

hillsboro senior center

The monthly jam session is Thursday, May 12.

In addition to what’s happening at the center, it will also be a busy weekend in Hillsboro with students at both the high school and Tabor College graduating.

We have some projects coming up including the replacement of concrete in the front of the center and replacement of two of the taller-style toilets in the restrooms.

If anyone would like to do­­nate toward the cost of these projects, let us know.

Thanks to everyone who supports the senior center. It helps to keep the doors open, and we are grateful.

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

We are also in need of volunteers. If anyone wants to help, please call or come by 212 N. Main St.

To make a re­ser­vation or for other in­for­mation, call the 620-947-2304.

—Brenda Moss,



Spaghetti w/meat sauce, peas & carrots, tossed salad or marinated tomatoes, fruit salad, roll, milk.


Chicken & dumplings, carrots, apple cabbage salad, apricots, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, May 13

Chef’s salad, crackers or hamburger/bun, sliced tomatoes, peas & carrots, fruit muffin, fruit cup, milk.

MONDAY, May 16

Tator tot casserole, vegetables, white cake w/peaches, roll, milk.


Chicken fajitas, refried beans, salad or tomato wedges, fruit cup, milk.


Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, candied carrots, applesauce, poke cake, roll, milk.

Marion senior center

We had our first produce of the season when someone brought in a batch of rhu­barb.

We welcomed the “Lunch Bunch” on May 3. They visit, eat lunch and take a group photo. The identity theft workshop took place May 4 with a video on tips to prevent identity theft. We had good questions from the au­di­ence.

Come join us Thursday, May 12 (note change in the day). The program, given by Marilyn Ensz, is about her cookie cutter collection.

We are hosting on May 17 the Area Agency board of directors. They will meet at Marion Community Center and have lunch with us.

Senior Center Day is May 18, and our speaker is Ed Debesis, the Marion County emergency management director.

We are located at 309 S. Third St., Marion, or call 620-382-2942.

— Janet Bryant, director


Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli, tossed salad, seasonal fresh fruit, whole wheat bread, milk.


Ham loaf, baked potato, spinach salad, cornbread, brownie, fruit salad, whole wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, May 13

Grilled hamburger/bun, lettuce, to­ma­to, onions, baked beans, peach­es, milk.

MONDAY, May 16

Spaghetti w/meat sauce, salad, broccoli, fruit cup, garlic bread, milk.


Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, onions, pineapple pudding, whole wheat roll, milk.


Baked chicken, cornbread dressing, spinach salad, pickled beets, strawberries w/bananas, whole wheat roll, milk.

PEABODY senior center

We hope all you mothers, young and old, had a wonderful Mother’s Day.

Our seniors were treated to a back massage on May 9 by Rachel Gfeller. It was a nice surprise for everyone. We are hoping to make ar­rangements to do this once a month. Our birthday dinner is Wednesday, May 11 to celebrate the birthdays of our seniors born in May. It’s such a special day for all of us. Plus, we get the best baked chicken ever. We have a terrific cook.

We are listening to a few children from the Newton Community Children’s Choir May 18 here at the center. Nine of the 40 children in the choir are from Pea­body. We hope to have a good group of people listening to them perform.

“Dinner with the Doc,” featuring Randolph Whitely, medical doctor, is Monday, May 23. We look forward to his visit and presentation. Those who attend are also thankful he takes the time from his day to come and spend time with us.

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30, and the center will be closed.

But, we will be open the rest of the week. Plan ahead and order your meal Wed­nes­day before the holiday.

Frozen meals will be delivered or can be picked up on Friday.

The Senior Center serves meals Monday through Friday at 11:45 a.m. Reserve meals by calling 620-983-2226.

The suggested cost is $3.50 for anyone age 60 and older or $5.25 for those age 59 and under. Meals are available by home delivery, pick-up, or dine-in. Frozen meals are also available.

Please join us, we would love to have you come. The center opens at 9 a.m. and we are located at 106 N. Walnut.

—Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


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


Ham, sweet potato, corn, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, May 13

Tator tot casserole, salad w/dressing, muffin, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, May 16

Ham salad sandwich, macaroni salad, vegetable, fruit, milk.


Grilled liver & onions or hamburger patty w/cooked onions, mashed potatoes, w/gravy, vegetable, fruit, wheat roll, milk.


Roast pork w/gravy, sweet potato, vegetable, applesauce cake, wheat roll, milk.