Senior Scribbles (Nov 9, 2016)

hillsboro senior center

We hope everyone voted Nov. 8. Chair massages are Wednesday, Nov. 9. For more information, call the cen­ter.

The monthly jam session is Nov. 10 after the noon meal. As a reminder, we also have games and fellowship every Monday and bingo every Wednesday, both after the noon meal.

A sign-up sheet is available for the center’s Thanks­giving dinner Nov. 17. Please call soon because re­servations fill up quickly.

Anyone who would like to pick up a meal that day can do so. We will be closed Thurs­day and Friday, Nov. 24-25, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Meal tickets are available and can make great gifts for family and friends during the holidays or anytime.

Volunteers are still needed. If interested, stop by or call or for more information. Come for a meal soon, we look forward to having others join us.

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

— Brenda Moss, director


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


Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, pineapple tidbits, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Nov. 11

Baked fish or beef fritter, oven-roasted potatoes, butter beets, rosy pears, roll, milk.

MONDAY, Nov. 14

Orange chicken, herbed rice pilaf, carrots, tossed salad cinnamon apples, muffin, milk.

TUESDAY, Nov. 15

Pork roast, baked sweet potatoes, spinach salad, vegetables, fruit, cornbread, milk.


Breaded chicken tenders, baked beans, coleslaw, peaches, cookies, roll, milk.

Marion senior center

We celebrated National Fork Day Oct. 28 with the history of the fork, the story of the fork symbolizing the best is yet to come and our traditional song.

Rhonda Brenzikofer brought a commemorative fork and Keith Allison provided a tuning fork for the piano. No one dressed like a fork.

On Halloween, we had frightful-looking people in the kitchen, and I wore my witchy cape and wild wig. Shirley Bowers showed up as an Indian maiden. We did a story with ap­propriate sounds of ghosts, witches, cats and owls.

We hosted the ONE committee here Nov. 2. It in­cludes the county senior cen­­ter site managers, Con­nie Olmstead, committee chair, Gayla Ratzlaff, Depart­ment on Aging coordinator, and Sue Clough, Area Agency board member.

We have two programs coming up. On Monday, Nov. 14, Rachel Collett will be here. On Senior Center Day, Nov. 16, Bennie Holtsclaw will give a musical program.

The suggested donation for age 60 and over is $3.50; for those 59 and under it’s $5.25 for a great hot meal, so come give us a try soon.

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

— Janet Bryant, director


Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, pineapple tidbits, whole wheat roll, milk.


Chicken enchilada, pinto beans, tossed salad, Mandarin oranges, milk.

FRIDAY, Nov. 11

Oven-baked fish, oven-roasted potatoes, vegetables, pears, whole wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Nov. 14

Orange chicken, herbed rice pilaf, broccoli, tossed salad, cinnamon-baked apple, muffin, milk.

TUESDAY, Nov. 15

Pork roast, baked sweet potatoes, vegetables, spinach salad, cornbread, milk.


Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy. green beans, Mandarin oranges, cake, whole wheat bread, milk.


Did everyone remember to set your clocks back Nov. 6? It was nice to leave for work in the daylight again.

We have this week and the week of Nov. 14 to do our peppernuts so we are almost there.

It wouldn’t happen without our volunteers. A big thank you to everyone who was here to help us. Pep­per­nuts are now on sale, and anyone who would like to place an order can call or stop by.

Our birthday dinner is Wednesday, Nov. 9, with PACE giving the program and Sonja Koslowsky playing the piano.

Birthday meals are a fun time because we see some people we don’t very often see.

Our center’s board meeting is Nov. 14 with our Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 15 and chair massages given by Rachel Gfeller.

Dinner with the Doctor is Nov. 16 and features Ran­dolph Whitely, a medical doctor, here for discussions about health.

Our make-up meal is at 5 p.m. Oct. 16. We will have chili, crackers, cinnamon roll and milk.

The Senior Citizens of Marion County meeting is Nov. 18 at our Peabody Senior Center, 106 N. Walnut St.

Emergency meals are now available. If someone would like these, please let us know. These meals don’t need to be refrigerated, and can be used when the electricity goes out as a back-up meal. The cost is the same as a regular meal.

The suggested donation for meals is for age 60 and over, $3.50. For those 59 and under, it’s $5.25.

Volunteers are needed from time to time, please call us at 620-983-2226 or stop by 106 N. Walnut St.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


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


Bierocks casserole, vegetable, oatmeal raisin cookie, milk.

FRIDAY, Nov. 11

Fish, diced potatoes, corn, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

Monday, Nov. 14

Scalloped potatoes w/ham, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Turkey, dressing, gravy, green beans, pie, wheat roll, milk.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Taco salad, fruit, milk.

Make-up meal at 5 p.m. Chili, crackers, cinnamon roll, milk.

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