Senior Scribbles (November 29, 2018)

hillsboro senior center

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving as we get ready for December. If anyone needs a gift idea, we have meal tickets you can purchase for your loved ones. They make a great gift.

We also have a raffle fundraiser for our senior center. You can purchase a raffle ticket for $10 and all proceeds go to our center. We have a motorcycle donated to our center to raffle off. We hope to sell 300 tickets and then set a date to draw the winner. It would make a great gift.

We also hope you will come meet our new cook, Jessica West. She is great and is cooking everything from scratch like home cooking. Everyone is loving her cooking, so please come join us soon.

We are also going to have a make-up meal from Friday Nov. 24 on Saturday Dec. 16. We are doing a breakfast and will serve it at 10 a.m. You can use your meal tickets for this meal. Please let us know by Dec. 8 if you want to sign up for that meal so our cook can order the food.

We will have our Christmas dinner on Thursday Dec. 21 with sing-along afterwards. Please sign up soon. You can also call by 10 a.m. to reserve a meal too. We look forward to seeing you soon at the center.

Also we’re needing more pool players from 2-4 p.m. If you like to play pool stop by.

—Brenda Moss, director

FRIDAY, Dec. 1

Beef tips in gravy, buttered noodles, mixed veggies, strawberries and bananas, roll, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 4

Lasagna, steamed broccoli, tossed salad with dressing, peaches, garlic bread, brownies, milk.


Chef’s salad, crackers, fruit muffin, fruit cup, alternate– hamburger with bun, french fries, lettuce and tomato, mixed veggies, milk.


Fresh ham, scalloped potatoes, carrots, apple pie, roll, milk.

Marion senior center

We celebrated Mickey Mouse’s birthday Nov. 17 with a lot of people wearing their Mickey T-shirts or sweatshirts.

Collectibles were displayed and Lucille Bitner activated her Mickey in his rocking chair and Mickey on Rollerblades.

Connie Fisher led us in the Mickey Mouse Club song.

The senior center has emergency meals available to take home by signing for them. These meals are designed for use even if the electricity goes out.

The winner of the penny jar guessing contest was Jim Gates. The total in the jar was $46.77, and Jim guessed $43,97.

As the winner, he will receive a mug, but not the money in the jar.

We observed Thanks­giv­ing Eve with a turkey dinner. Before lunch Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator of Marion County Department on Aging, shared a joke.

I read a children’s story about students saving turkeys from being eaten by hiding them under their coats. The story was given to me by Barbara Abbott.

Come join us Dec. 6 for a musical program by Ron and Connie Shipman.

Beware of a fake IRS telephone scam.

— Janet Bryant, director


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


Fish, mac and cheese, applesauce, broccoli, pumpkin squares, whole wheat roll.

FRIDAY, Dec. 1

Smoked sausage casserole, carrots, cake, fresh fruit cup, whole wheat roll..

MONDAY, Dec. 4

Smothered pork chops, apple-glazed sweet potatoes, zucchini, peach crisp.


Breakfast burrito, hashbrowns, tomato wedges, apple cobbler with raisins.


Creamy turkey bake, roasted red potatoes, cinnamon raisin biscuit sliced peaches.


I hope your Thanks- giving was an enjoyable holiday for you and your family. I can’t believe December is the end of this week.

Our center was closed for the holiday but we are up and running. We are looking forward to our Holiday Light Tour at 6 p.m. Dec. 13. USD 398 will supply the center with a bus and driver and our center will serve hot chocolate and treats after the tour. I can’t wait to see you, come and be a part of this outing.

The board meeting is Monday, Dec. 13 and Grief Share will be 3:30 p.m. Dec. 12 and all are welcome. The birthday dinner is Dec. 15, plus chair massages by Rachel Gfeller and physician Randolph Whitely as guest speaker and Sonja Koslowsky at the piano.

Come and be a part of our team. We need a kitchen volunteer on Mondays. Can you come once or twice a month to volunteer for about 21⁄2 hours? December is a very busy time for everyone, but we need substitutes to fill in and help out. Thanks for taking the time to consider this volunteer program.

Peppernuts are available and December menus are ready for you. Stop by, bring a guest, pick up a menu and stay for a meal. We have the coffee pot on just waiting for you.

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


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


Goulash, tossed salad, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 1

Cheesy ham & potato soup, wheat bread, crackers, dessert, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 4

Mexican casserole, salad, fruit, milk.


Meat loaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, fruit cocktail, cake, wheat bread, milk.


Pork roast, potatoes with gravy, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

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