Senior Scribbles (November 22, 2017)

hillsboro senior center

We thank everyone who came to our Thanksgiving meal; we had a great turn­out.

Want to let everyone know you can call in by 10 a.m. now for a meal. We decided to change it to give people more time to call. You can also leave a message on our answering machine. We also hope you will welcome our new cook, Jessica West; she is going to be serving meals with home-style cooking. Enjoy one of her great meals soon.

We have a few women who need to retire from volunteering, so if you can fill in, call 620-947-2304. Volun­teers get their meal free the day they help. We need people in December.

We hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving. Remember, you can purchase meal tickets that make a great gift for others.

We want to thank everyone for your support to our senior center. It’s a great place to eat and experience fellowship. Our Christmas dinner will be Thursday, Dec. 21. We will have a sing-a-long afterward with Christmas songs. We hope to see you soon.

—Brenda Moss, director

Menus not available at press time.

Marion senior center

We celebrated teddy bear birthday Nov. 14. The teddy bear was named for Teddy Roosevelt, we learned. We named famous bears, and Lucille and Roger Bitner, Jean Pierce and I talked about the bears we brought. We sang the teddy bear picnic song, led by Sue Clough and accompanied by Keith Allison. We had teddy grahams as a snack.

Vickie and Bill Kaempfe came in Nov. 9 to put out the Thanksgiving decorations. Thanks to Keith Allison for helping Jackie Hett deliver meals that day. We still need a driver for Wednesdays, a short route with most recipients living at Homestead Housing.

Larry and Thelma Blosser brought treats Nov. 10 to celebrate their anniversary. We also welcomed Harvest House members for lunch that day.

Keith Allison brought treats Nov. 13 for his 68th birthday (he claimed). We sang happy birthday to Jerry Nelson as well.

— Janet Bryant, director


Roast turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, green bean casserole, cranberry Jell-O salad, pumpkin crunch, whole wheat roll.


Closed for Thanksgiving Day.

FRIDAY, Nov. 24

Polish sausage on bun, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, cottage cheese, apple crisp.

MONDAY, Nov. 27

Taco burger, pinto beans, fiesta corn salad, rosy pears, raw apple cake.

TUESDAY, Nov. 28

Chicken tenders, potato wedges, tossed salad, tropical fruit, garlic bread.


Meat loaf, baked potato, baked beans, mandarin oranges and pineapple, oatmeal cake, whole wheat roll.


Happy Thanksgiving! We hope all of you have a safe holiday and a great visit with family and friends.

Last week was busy. On Monday we finished our peppernut baking. Some residents from Peabody Health and Rehab dined with us on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Gayla Ratzlaff was here to help enroll seniors with their Medicare Part D. We had several residents here from Westview Manor on Thursday, and on Friday our center hosted the Senior Citizens of Marion County dinner.

We held our Thanks­giving Monday, Nov. 20, and served a holiday brunch on Wed­nesday, Nov. 22.

The center will be closed Thanksgiving Day and on Friday, Nov. 24.

December menus are now available. Pick up a menu here and stay for a meal. We always have the coffee pot on. Meals are $3.50 for age 60-plus and $5.25 for 59 and under. You are always welcome. Call 620-983-2226. Frozen meals are available as well.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


Holiday brunch, 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Burrito, cinnamon roll, fresh fruit, milk.


Closed for Thanksgiving Day.

FRIDAY, Nov. 24


MONDAY, Nov. 27

Scalloped potatoes with ham, vegetable, fresh fruit and cookie, cornbread, milk

TUESDAY, Nov. 28

Chicken noodle casserole, biscuit, carrots, fruit, milk.


Cream of potato soup, hamburger (with bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles), fruit, milk.

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