Senior Scribbles (Nov. 21, 2012)

hillsboro senior center

We had a great turnout for our Thanksgiving dinner. Our thanks to Carla Koslowsky for playing the piano and Jona Baltzer for leading us in a music sing-along. Everyone enjoyed it.

This week Haris Zafar will be here at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, for hearing aid check. In addition, a business meeting update about the senior center will be presented during the noon meal.

Voting ballots for new board members will be at the center until Nov. 21 and we encourage everyone to vote. Ballots will be counted after the noon meal.

Our birthday dinner is Monday, Nov. 26.

December menus are ready to be picked up.

For more information about volunteering or other center activities, call 620-947-2304.

The deadline to make reservations for lunch is 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

The center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 22 and 23.

We hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.

— Brenda Moss, director


Baked chicken, buttered noodles, glazed carrots, sliced peaches, bread, milk.



FRIDAY, Nov. 23


MONDAY, Nov. 26

Sweet & sour chicken, rice, carrots, sliced peaches, bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Nov. 27

Beefy pepper bake, green beans, fruit salad, bread, milk.


Oven-fried chicken, baked potato, sour cream, spinach, bread, milk.

Marion senior center

We have one seat left in the van to go to the Crown Uptown in Wichita Dec. 13.

The show is “White Christmas.” Call for that seat.

On Veteran’s Day holiday, Nov. 12, we were open so we had a quiz about that day.

Donna Kreutziger, president of Marion VFW Auxiliary, came to present a quilt made by that group. It was given to Darrell Weigart, one of a number of veterans honored at the VFW Post.

Nov. 14 was National Pickle Day and we had a crossword puzzle and talked about pickles we have on hand at home.

Jeremiah Lange, pastor at the Presbyterian Church, gave a program on their mission trip to Haiti.

We had a Marion County Senior Center managers meeting in Peabody. We report our meal numbers and programs provided.

Come join us Nov. 28. Jackie Volbrecht will talk about Circles of Hope.

For more 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


Pork roast, new potatoes, gravy, green beans, mixed fruit, milk.



FRIDAY, Nov. 23

Minestrone soup, rice pilaf, blushing apples, cornbread, milk.

MONDAY, Nov. 26

Chicken and noodles, peas, fruit cocktail, oatmeal cookie, whole wheat rolls, milk.

TUESDAY, Nov. 27

Beef macaroni, broccoli/cauliflower blend, fruit Jell-O, whole wheat rolls, milk.


Beefy pepper bake, green beans, fruit salad, whole wheat rolls, milk.

Peabody senior center

Last week I noticed that I had used an incorrect date in the article for the Holiday Brunch. I am so sorry and hope that no one missed the brunch because of my error.

If you ever have doubts about a date or anything else, please feel free to call us. We will be happy to confirm or correct the information.

Remember we will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 22 and 23, but we will be back Monday, Nov. 26.

Please plan on eating with us as we move into the next holiday season of Christmas. We have many activities planned so look at the menu and the newspaper to be sure you are “in the know.”

Ron Traxson, the superintendent of Peabody-Burns, will be with us Tuesday, Nov. 27, and will introduce himself and visit with us after lunch.

Gayla Ratzlaff with Marion County Area Agency on Aging will be with us again Monday, Nov. 26 to help review prescription drug plans. If you need help with this, give us a call and schedule an appointment. Anyone planning to do this will need to bring a list of all your prescriptions to find out which plan will benefit you most.

Nancy Pihl with the Marion County Extension Office will be here Dec 5 to talk with us about “Brain Blitz.”

Reaching further into the month of December, we will also have our monthly birthday dinner Dec. 11 and the Annual Light Tour will be Dec. 12.

The bus will take people around to view the lights of the city and then bring everyone back for cookies and cocoa or coffee. Plan to join us for this annual event. We always enjoy it and Sonja Koslowsky will be playing carols while we enjoy the snack. If you would like to ride the bus, call and let us know.

In December we will also be having a covered dish luncheon on Dec. 18.

We haven’t had a covered dish in quite awhile. Vada Ann McPheeters will entertain us with piano music and a sing-along.

It is wonderful to be part of this community and the events that are planned.

Plan to join us at the Senior Center and participate in activities and volunteer to keep you young at heart and involved.

We are located at 106 S. Walnut or call 620-983-2226. Meals have a suggested price of $2.75 for those 60 and over and $4.50 for those 59 and under.

— Ruth Lott, site manager


Thanksgiving Brunch @ 9:30 a.m..Family and friends invited for breakfast-type brunch.



FRIDAY, Nov. 23


MONDAY, Nov. 26

Chicken tenders, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, sliced peaches, wheat roll, milk.

TUESDAY, Nov. 27

Beef stroganoff, noodles, carrots, peach parfait, wheat roll, milk.


Pork roast, potatoes, buttered cabbage, fruit cobbler, whole wheat bread, milk.

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