Senior Scribbles (May 31, 2017)

hillsboro senior center

May is almost gone, and with June comes the hot summer months, but remember the center is a cool place to escape the heat.

We will have Alisa Schmidt, local physician, here June 1. Esther Funk is providing piano entertainment during lunch on Fridays. Her music is an enjoyable addition.

On June 6 and June 21 from 12:30-3 p.m., we are having footcare. Call for an appointment time.

We also have games and fellowship Mondays after the noon meal, and every Wednesday we play bingo after lunch.

Haris Zafar is here at 11 a.m. June 21 for hearing aid and ear checkups.

We look forward to others joining us soon.

Volunteers are needed at the center from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. In addition, substitute drivers for the Meals on Wheels program are needed from 10:30-11:30 a.m. We will train. Either position also comes with a meal the day someone works.

We want to thank everyone for supporting our center.

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Memorial Day holiday.

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

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

— Brenda Moss, director


Steak soup, black-eyed pea salad, fruit, cornbread, milk.


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

FRIDAY, June 2

Grilled chicken breast, oven-roasted potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, pears, rolls, milk.

MONDAY, June 5

Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, fruit, roll, milk.


Turkey tetrazzini, peas, carrot raisin salad, lime-sprinkled pears, garlic bread, milk.


Pork roast, baked potato, sour cream, green beans, cake w/blueberries, milk.

Marion senior center

We hosted the Marion County Senior Citizens board meeting May 19. We also celebrated Lucille Bitner’s 75th birthday that day.

An AARP driving course is scheduled in the afternoon of June 12-13. Partici­pants should call the center. Richard and Marilyn Riemer of Hillsboro are teaching the course.

Thanks to Jean Pierce for bringing in a jar of dill pickle slices for our grilled hamburgers. Shirley Bowers brought in Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus souvenirs May 22. She had attended their 100th performance.

We were pleased to welcome Phoebe Hett, Miss Greater Wichita, a contestant in the Miss Kansas contest. She was here May 22, and talked about her platform on foster parenting.

Jean Meyer brought birthday treats May 23. Our program on May 24 was given by Sue Clough, vocalist, and Keith Allison, pianist. Thanks to Deanna Olsen for giving us an exercise bicycle.

We have been doing some British Royalty trivia in honor of Queen Victoria’s birthday May 24. Come join us July 7. Iris Blackletter will be playing the piano.

For more information or to make a meal reservation, call 620-382-2942 or stop by 309 S. Third St.

— Janet Bryant, director


Chicken enchiladas, pinto and/or refried beans, tossed salad, mixed fruit cup, milk.


Meatloaf, baked potato, candied carrots, applesauce, peanut butter cookie, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, June 2

Oven-baked fish, macaroni & cheese, spinach salad w/peas, strawberries, roll, milk.

MONDAY, June 5

Beef tips in gravy, buttered noodles, vegetable blend, coleslaw, strawberries & bananas, whole wheat bread, milk.


Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, tossed salad, fruit, brownie, roll, milk.


Grilled hamburger, fixings, baked beans, potato salad, apple cobbler w/whipped cream, whole wheat bread, milk.


Hope everyone is rested after the long weekend. Lots of activities were going on in Peabody. Some of those events included the Memo­rial Day dinner at the Peabody-Burns Brown building, open house at the li­brary, Peabody Cruise downtown Sunday, and the Memorial ceremony at Prairie Lawn Cemetery.

Our guest speaker was Myrta Billings from the Marion County Extension office May 24. She passed out literature on eating the right foods.

We all learned a lot and look forward to her other programs. On May 26 we had our holiday brunch.

Our center was closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day. Our June menu is now available.

We appreciate everyone who comes in and dines with us. We now have a table set up for checkers and a dozen other games to include dominoes. Please come in before we dine or stay after dinner and just enjoy company.

We are still collecting pictures of our mothers and fathers. We decided that we are also celebrating Father’s Day by honoring them with pictures.

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

For more information call 620-983-2226. For those who can’t come in, call and we will deliver.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager

Wednesday, May 31

Smothered chicken breast with cream gravy, baked bread dressing, vegetable, wheat roll, fruit, milk.


Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, June 2

Chicken tetrazzini, vegetable, wheat bread, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, June 5

Beef tips w/gravy and noodles, vegetable, fruit cocktail, cake, wheat bread, milk.


Egg/sausage/hashbrown bake, vegetable, blueberry muffin, milk.

Wednesday, June 7

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

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