Senior Scribbles (Oct. 26, 2011)

hillsboro senior center

The Hillsboro Senior Center wants to thank everyone who came to our community breakfast and supported the center.

We also want to thank our volunteers who helped with the fundraiser.

This week we have Bingo after lunch Oct. 26 and then Oct. 27 we will be playing games after the noon meal.

Come join us Oct. 31 for a costume party. The best costume will win a prize.

We are also in need of volunteers to help from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call 620-947-2304 before 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

? Brenda Moss, director


Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, wheat bread, blushing pears, milk.


Baked fish with alternate, best-ever macaroni, wheat bread, Mandarin oranges, chocolate rolls, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 28

Chuckwagon steak, boiled potatoes with gravy, peas, carrots, wheat bread, Waldorf salad, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 31

Sour cream sandwiches, coleslaw with apples, pumpkin cake, milk.

AGAPE senior center

We want to remind everyone about our Halloween dress-up party Monday, Oct. 31. Hope you have your costumes ready.

Some of our upcoming events in November include Gayla Ratzlaff, director, Marion County Department on Aging, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 for Medicare Part D.

Remember open enrollment has changed this year to Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

Marion County Health Department will be here Nov. 8 giving flu shots from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. This event is open to the public.

In the upcoming weeks I will be posting our schedule for meal deliveries for Thanksgiving because we will be closed Thursday and Friday Nov. 24 and Nov. 25. Please remember to call before noon the business day before you would like to dine with us or for meal delivery.

Once again, ?thank you,? to all the people who make this possible to include Peabody staff and volunteers and Goessel volunteers.

Remember to call before noon the day before you would like lunch with us. The center?s telephone number is 620-367-2275 or stop by at 101 Wheat St., Goessel.

?Jenny Girard, manager


Ribette, potato salad, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, baked apple, milk.


Roast turkey, beets, mashed potatoes, gravy, wheat bread, blushing pears, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 28

Chuckwagon steak, potato wedges, peas and carrots, wheat bread, applesauce, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 31

Swiss steak, potato wedges, winter blend, wheat bread, apricots, milk.


Goulash, cauliflower, wheat bread, strawberries & bananas, milk.


Turkey a la King, biscuits, mixed vegetables, fruit cobbler, milk.

Marion senior center

Squirrel Awareness Week began Oct. 13. We have been very careful and observant when squirrels run across the roads.

We welcomed 15 people from Marion Assisted Living who joined us for chicken enchiladas Oct. 17.

Senior Center Day was on Oct. 19. The winner of the quilt was announced with Rhonda Brenzikofer being the lucky one.

There was a last minute flurry of ticket sales conducted by Gene Winkler.

All available tickets were sold. Proceeds will go to a Christmas dinner for senior center folks.

Come join us Nov. 2 for a program after lunch.

Remember National Fork Day is Thursday, Oct. 27, and Halloween is Monday, Oct. 31.

We invite everyone to wear a costume that day.

For more information on programs or to make a lunch reservation, call 620-382-2942 by 9 a.m. the day of the meal or stop by the center, 309 S. Third St.

? Janet Bryant, director


Hilltop Here. Ribette, potato salad, mixed veggies, baked apple, whole wheat rolls, milk.


Wellness Clinic. Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, beets, blushing pears, whole wheat rolls, milk

FRIDAY, Oct. 28

Democratic Women meet. Chuckwagon steak, boiled potatoes, gravy, peas, carrots, applesauce, whole wheat rolls, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 31

Flu shots-1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Swiss steak, potato wedges, winter blend, apricots, whole wheat rolls..

Peabody senior center

The fall season is in full swing now with the leaves turning colors, and the first freeze is behind us. There?s a crispness in the air that reminds us that old man winter is surely lurking right around the corner.

Before the snow flies, however, we are in the process of baking peppernuts the Peabody Senior Center is noted for.

We have had people volunteering in all positions, and I want to take a second to extend a “thank you” to each of you.

The mixing, “shooting,? placing on the pan, baking, and bagging, along with many other “steps” in between would be an impossible task without the many volunteers, and for that, we are grateful. The peppernuts are now for sale at the Center for $8 per bag.

Our monthly bowling tournament was Oct. 25.

Volunteers to help with preparing and serving meals are always on our “want list” here at the center.

Although we have numerous regular volunteers for the different tasks we also need those who are willing to come in and help when others have doctor appointments, vacation plans, or just can’t make it for one reason or another. If that would describe how you would like to help, give us a call.

The November menus are now available at the center. They can be picked up Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

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