Senior Scribbles (Oct. 24, 2012)

hillsboro senior center

We want to thank everyone who helped at the senior center?s annual meeting Oct. 18.

It was a good turnout.

In addition, we are grateful to our veterans for their service to our country, Lewis Hagen for his trumpet playing and Leora Grunau for her piano music.

Activities for this week and next week include Jenny Shipmen with the Alzheimer?s Association, who will be at the center Oct. 24.

?Show ?n Tell? is scheduled for Oct. 26 with this month?s birthday dinner Oct. 29. Ron and Connie Shipmen of Marion will provide entertainment.

Everyone is encouraged to dress for Halloween Wednesday, Oct. 31. Prizes will be awarded. Bingo is planned that day, too.

We continue to need volunteer help. November menus are ready for pick up.

Everyone is welcome to have lunch with us. The cost is $2.75 for those age 60 and over and $4.50 for those 59 and younger.

For more information on 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.

? Brenda Moss, director


Chicken rice casserole, broccoli, blushing pears, vanilla wafers, bread, milk.


Beef stew, lettuce salad, fruit cobbler, bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 26

Baked fish or chicken & noodles, macaroni & tomatoes, broccoli/cauliflower, Jell-O, bread, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 29

Birthday Dinner: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, strawberry/angel cake, bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Oct. 30

Spaghetti & sauce, candied carrots, broccoli, rosy applesauce, bread, milk.


Liver & onions or hamburger steak, baked potato, broccoli/cauliflower blend, fruit bars, bread, milk.

Marion senior center

We had an efficient crew of volunteers helping bag up government commodities Oct. 11. Gary and Karen Chaput went to Council Grove to pick the items up.

Those who helped in the center were Shirley Moore, Gene Winkler, Evelyn Jewett, Jim Osborne, Madonna Schafers and Sue Clough.

Senior Center Day was Oct. 17. The program was by Marion Police Department Officer Mike Stone, who brought in drug and tracking dogs, Raven and Kahti, both German Shepherds.

The two dogs demonstrated their ability to sniff out the substance hidden in one of our cabinets. They were a big hit with the audience.

Come join us Oct. 24. Jill Moore from Schowalter Villa will give a program on ?Sharpening the Mind.?

Plan ahead for National Fork Day Oct. 25, which will be celebrated here.

We hope people will wear a costume or mask on Halloween, Oct. 31. We will sing pumpkin carols and tell frightening stories.

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


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


Roast turkey, herb stuffing, broccoli, fruit w/whipped topping, oatmeal cookie.

FRIDAY, Oct. 26

Vegetable soup, pulled pork on bun, potato wedges, apple cobbler, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 29

Beef stew, pickled beets, pears, corn muffin, milk.

TUESDAY, Oct. 30

Beef enchiladas, Spanish rice, pineapple & bananas, milk.


Chicken & noodles, green beans, fruit cocktail, oatmeal cookie, whole wheat rolls, milk.

Peabody senior center

The business meeting is Oct. 24 and we hope many people will plan to attend.

Halloween is right around the corner. ?The Trunk or Treat on Walnut Street? sounds like a really fun event for the kids and for those of us young-at-heart seniors.

Several plan on decorating their trunks and handing out candy for the little ones, so come experience the fun. Who knows, somebody might even win the $100.

Peppernut baking continues and we want to thank the faithful helpers. We look forward to others that will be returning as the season progresses.

Baking will continue each Monday and Thursday until the Thanksgiving season. It will be a couple of weeks before any are available for sale, but I will keep you posted.

Meals have a suggested price of $2.75 for those 60 and over and $4.50 for those 59 and under.

To make a meal reservation, volunteer or to ask a question, call 620-983-2226 or stop by 106 Walnut.

Happy fall.

? Ruth Lott, site manager


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


Bake Peppernuts: Sloppy Joe on bun, potato wedges, carrots, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 26

Fish or chicken, macaroni salad, broccoli/cauliflower blend, fruit, wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 29

Bake peppernuts: Beef & macaroni, vegetable, fruited gelatin, whole wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Oct. 30

Roast turkey, herb stuffing, broccoli, fruit, oatmeal cookies, milk.


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

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